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Hopkins, Minnesota

  •   State: 
    Hennepin County
      County FIPS: 
    44°55′50.77″N 93°24′6.09″W
      Area total: 
    4.09 sq mi
      Area land: 
    4.06 sq mi (10.52 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.03 sq mi (0.08 km²)
    1,030 ft (314 m)
    1852; Incorporated November 27, 1892 (as West Minneapolis); Incorporated July 7, 1928 (as Hopkins); Incorporated December 2, 1947
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Hopkins, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    4,700 residents per square mile of area (1,800/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
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Hopkins is a small suburban city in Hennepin County, Minnesota, located west of Minneapolis. The city is four square miles in size and is surrounded by the larger suburban communities of Minnetonka, Saint Louis Park, and Edina. U.S. Highway 169 and Minnesota State Highway 7 are two of the main routes in the area. Hopkins was the headquarters of Minneapolis-Moline, which was a large manufacturer of tractors and agricultural equipment in the United States until the 1960s. The southern end of town sits along the main line of the Twin Cities and Western Railroad. The main street of Hopkins was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2022. The population was 19,079 at the 2020 census, and is expected to rise to 19,000 by the end of the decade. The median age in the city was 34.4 years; 21.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 34.3% were from 25 to 44; 23.4%. The city has a total area of 4.11 square miles (10.64 km²), of which 4.08 square miles of it is land and 0.03 sq miles (0.08 km²) is water. There are several small ponds on the western side of Hopkins, and creeks to the north and south. The north branch of Nine Mile Creek has its headwaters in Hopkins at the intersection of 13th Avenue South.


Hopkins is the primary city name, but also Eden Prairie, Minetonka Mls, Minnetnka Mls, Minnetonka, Minnetonka Mills are acceptable city names or spellings. The official name is Hopkins, Minnesota. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.11 square miles (10.64 km²) of which 4.08 square miles is land. There are several small ponds on the western side of Hopkins, and creeks to the north and south. The north branch of Nine Mile Creek has its headwaters in Hopkins at the intersection of 13th Avenue South and Excelsior Boulevard. The city is located on the banks of the Minnehaha River, which is a tributary of the Mississippi River. It is also on the shores of several small lakes, which are also part of the city's drainage system. It has a population of 2,856. The population of Hopkins was 2,788 at the 2010 census. It was the first city in the state to reach 3,000 in the 20th century, and the second to reach 4,000 by the mid-20th century. In the early 1900s, Hopkins was the site of the first recorded African-American settlement in the United States. The first African-Americans to live in the city were born in the late 1800s and early 1800s. The current population is 2,638. The U.N. World Heritage Site is in the town of Hopkins. It also has a small airport, which was built in the early 20th Century. The airport is located at the junction of two major roads, 13th Ave South and 13th St.


As of the census of 2010, there were 17,591 people, 8,366 households, and 3,975 families residing in the city. There were 8,987 housing units at an average density of 2,202.7 per square mile (850.5/km²) The racial makeup of the city was 70.4% White, 13.5% African American, 0.6% Native American, 8.5%. Asian, 3.4%. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.9% of the population. The median household income was $39,203 and the median family Income was $50,359. The per capita income for theCity was $26,759. About 8.1% of families and 9.3% of. the population were below the poverty line, including 12.3%. of those under age 18 and 6.7% of those age 65 or over. The average household size was 2.03 and the average family size was2.8519. The. median age in the City was 34.4 years, with 21.1%. of residents were under the age of 18; 8.4. were between the ages of 18 and 24; 34.3. were from 25 to 44; 23. 4% were from 45 to 64; and 12.6. were 65 years of age or older. The gender. makeup ofthe city was 47.6%. of the residents were male and 52.4! of the inhabitants were female.


The city's 39 percent homeownership rate is 22 percentage points less than the 61 percent of St. Louis Park. Other west metro communities fall in the mid-70 percent range. Hopkins $225,200 median value is the lowest among its neighbors. The median housing value for St Louis Park, which is next lowest, is 6.75 percent higher at $240,400. The city's median home value is $200,000, the lowest in the west metro area. The U.S. average home price is $75,000. The average home value in the U.K. is $62,500, the highest in the United States. The national average is $50,000 and the average home cost is $44,500. The rate of homeownership in Hopkins is 39 percent, compared to 61 percent in St. louis park. It's the lowest rate among Hopkins neighbors, and the second lowest among all west metro areas. It is the fourth lowest rate in the city, after St. Paul, St. Joseph and St. George. The highest rate is in Independence, Missouri, which has a rate of 50 percent. It has the lowest home ownership rate of any west metro community, followed by St. Charles, Missouri and Springfield, Missouri. The lowest homeownership rate in Hopkins has been in the 40 percent range since 2007. The next lowest rate was in Independence in 2007, and it has been there ever since. It was in the 50 percent range from 2007 to 2008.


Hopkins government structure is set by its city charter. The council controls city administration but does so exclusively through the city manager. The mayor is paid $6,000 per year and council members are paid $4,600 per year. Hopkins has seven departments, each with a department head that reports to the city managers. The city manager can create city departments and divisions and alter them when necessary. It requires the city to have a clerk, who is subordinate to theCity manager, and allows for, but doesn't require, a city attorney to advise the council on legal matters. The charter has been amended numerous times since then, most recently in October 2012. The current salaries were set in 1998, and the mayor serves a two-year term in office. The position of mayor is also the head of the city for ceremonial purposes, serving legal processes and martial law. It is a non-partisan position, with the mayor voting on all motions before the council like the council members. It has a mayor and four council members elected at-large, with two of the seats on the ballot in one election and the other two seats up in the following election. It also has a city manager, who serves an indefinite period and can be removed at any time. It does not have a mayor or council member elected for more than two years at a time, but it does have a city council member who is elected for a four-year terms. The City of Hopkins is located in the state of Minnesota.


The first non-indigenous settlers of Hopkins arrived in 1852 as land around the growing MinneapolisSaint Paul area was opening up. The roots of the town begin in 1887 with the building of the Minneapolis Threshing Machine Company, later called Minneapolis-Moline. In 1928, the name of the village was changed to Hopkins after Harley H. Hopkins, who was among its first homesteaders and was the community's first postmaster. On January 1, 1948, the village became the city of Hopkins. The main street of Hopkins, from 8th to 11th avenues, was officially listed on the National Register of Historic Places in January, 2022. The Hopkins Raspberry Festival was founded in 1935 as a way to boost business during the Great Depression of the 1930s. The festival now takes place the third weekend in July every year. Since its inception, it has evolved into a dynamic community celebration with activities including music, sporting events, royalty coronations, craft fair, and parade. It is overseen by a board of directors supported by many additional volunteers and local civic organizations each year. The first school, Burnes, was built in 1862. In 1887, the West Minneapolis Land Company was founded and formed to build housing for the Minneapolis Moline factory workers. The original village consisted of about three square miles, and it has been enlarged by annexation to its present size of about four square miles. The name "Hopkins" was given to the town by people getting off the train and it stuck.


The Hopkins School District serves all or parts of seven Minneapolis west suburban communities: Hopkins, Minnetonka, Golden Valley, Plymouth, Edina, Eden Prairie, and Saint Louis Park. Approximately 8,100 students attend seven elementary schools, two junior high schools (7th9th grade), and one high school (10th12th grade) Some students attend public schools in other school districts chosen by their families under Minnesota's open enrollment statute, as some students from outside Hopkins enroll in Hopkins schools on that basis. There are two private schools in Hopkins: The Blake School and Agamim Classical Academy. There is also a charter high school called Mainstreet School of Performing Arts (MSSPA), which focuses on the three major performing arts areas; music, dance and theater. The school was chartered in 2003 and was previously housed in Minneapolis. It is currently leasing space in the Katherine Curren Elementary building. It was originally called Performing Institute of Minnesota Arts High School (PiM Arts High school). Grades 912 to 914. It opened in 2004 and eventually moved to Eden prairie, MN being renamed to Per performing Institute ofMinnesota Arts High Schools. It currently has a student population of about 2,000. It has an enrollment of about 8,000 students. It also has a staff of about 1,200 students. The school has a budget of about $1.2 million for the 2014-15 school year. It will have a student enrollment of around 2,500 students.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Hopkins, Hennepin County, Minnesota = 85.1. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 27. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 20. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Hopkins = 3.1 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 19,079 individuals with a median age of 38.1 age the population dropped by -3.36% in Hopkins, Hennepin County, Minnesota population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 4,700 residents per square mile of area (1,800/km²). There are average 2.02 people per household in the 7,992 households with an average household income of $44,947 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 7.00% of the available work force and has dropped -2.96% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 27.08%. The number of physicians in Hopkins per 100,000 population = 342.3.


The annual rainfall in Hopkins = 35.2 inches and the annual snowfall = 54.5 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 122. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 196. 81 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 6.2 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 49, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Hopkins, Hennepin County, Minnesota which are owned by the occupant = 36.29%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 37 years with median home cost = $154,140 and home appreciation of -10.38%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $12.06 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $6,403 per student. There are 18.3 students for each teacher in the school, 208 students for each Librarian and 471 students for each Counselor. 5.96% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 24.25% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 10.93% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Hopkins's population in Hennepin County, Minnesota of 1,648 residents in 1900 has increased 11,58-fold to 19,079 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 51.65% female residents and 48.35% male residents live in Hopkins, Hennepin County, Minnesota.

    As of 2020 in Hopkins, Hennepin County, Minnesota are married and the remaining 58.31% are single population.

  • 21.8 minutes is the average time that residents in Hopkins require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    75.89% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 11.33% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 5.42% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 3.47% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Hopkins, Hennepin County, Minnesota, 36.29% are owner-occupied homes, another 59.64% are rented apartments, and the remaining 4.07% are vacant.

  • The 55.87% of the population in Hopkins, Hennepin County, Minnesota who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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