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Encyclopedia > Coon Rapids, Minnesota
Coon Rapids, Minnesota
Location in Anoka County and the state of Minnesota.
Location in Anoka County and the state of Minnesota.
Coordinates: 45°07′12″N 93°17′15″W / 45.12, -93.2875
Country United States
State Minnesota
Counties Anoka
Government
 - Mayor Tim Howe
Area
 - City  23.3 sq mi (60.5 km²)
 - Land  22.7 sq mi (58.7 km²)
 - Water  0.7 sq mi (1.7 km²)
Elevation 850 ft (259 m)
Population (2000)
 - City 61,607
 - Density 2,718.2/sq mi (1,049.5/km²)
 - Metro 2,968,805
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Website: http://www.ci.coon-rapids.mn.us/

Coon Rapids is a city in Anoka County, Minnesota, United States. As of 2005, the city had a population of 63,480 [1]. Coon Rapids is a northern suburb of Minneapolis. It is the fifth largest Twin Cities suburb and ninth largest city in Minnesota. Their little league baseball team won the Midwest Regional Title, and are headed to the Little League World Series. The team defeated Rapid City, SD by a score of 17-8. Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 1291 KB)Photo was taken by me on 6/19/04. ... Image File history File links MNMap-doton-Coon_Rapids. ... Anoka County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states, which are... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... List of Minnesota counties: Minnesota counties Aitkin County Anoka County Becker County Beltrami County Benton County Big Stone County Blue Earth County Brown County Carlton County Carver County Cass County Chippewa County Chisago County Clay County Clearwater County Cook County Cottonwood County Crow Wing County Dakota County Dodge County Douglas... Anoka County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... To help compare different orders of magnitude and geographical regions, we list here areas between 100 km² and 1000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Basic Definition In geography, the elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or some other fixed point). ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The metre (American English:meter) is a measure of length. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Anoka County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the city in Minnesota. ... A view of the playing field at Busch Memorial Stadium, St. ... Logo of Little League The Little League World Series is a baseball tournament for children aged 11, 12 and in limited circumstances, 13. ... Rapid City is a city located in Pennington County, South Dakota. ...

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History

The name "Coon Rapids" comes from "Coon Creek Rapids", a turbulent part of the Upper Mississippi River near the mouth of Coon Creek. These rapids were removed as a consequence of the construction of the Coon Rapids Dam in 1913. The Dam operated as a hydroelectric generator until 1966 when it was closed and later opened to the public as the Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park in 1978. See also: Mississippi River The Upper Mississippi River is the portion of the Mississippi River upstream of Cairo, Illinois. ... Crow-Hassan Park Reserve has miles of trails leading through woods and restored native prairie. ...


The dam marks the head of navigation on the Upper Mississippi River waterway Head of navigation is a term used to describe the farthest point above the mouth of a river that can be navigated by ships. ... This is a list of current and former locks and dams of the Upper Mississippi River which begins at the Mississippi Rivers confluence with the Ohio River at Cairo, Illinois. ...


Originally founded as a part of Anoka Township in 1857, Coon Rapids became a separate village in 1952. In 1959, it became a city. It retains its original boundaries, except for the part that became the City of Anoka. The city has a council-manager form of government, and its current mayor is Tim Howe. While mayoral and councilmember elections in Coon Rapids are nonpartisan, Howe has been endorsed by the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party. Anoka is a city in Anoka County, Minnesota, United States. ... The council-manager government is one of two main variations of representative municipal government in the United States. ... Since its incorporation as a village in 1952, Coon Rapids, Minnesota has had 14 mayors: 1. ...


Since 1967, Coon Rapids has been the home of the main campus of Anoka-Ramsey Community College. Anoka-Ramsey Community College is a community college with campuses in Coon Rapids and Cambridge, Minnesota. ...


Politics

As of the 2002 redistricting, Coon Rapids is represented in the State House by districts 47A (Denise Dittrich, Democrat), 47B (Melissa Hortman, Democrat), and 49B (Kathy Tingelstad, Republican); and in the State Senate by districts 47 (Leo Foley, Democrat) and 49 (Debbie Johnson, Republican). Coon Rapids is located partially in Minnesota's 3rd congressional district, represented by Jim Ramstad, a Republican, and partially in Minnesota's 6th congressional district, represented by Michele Bachmann, also a Republican. Denise R. Dittrich (pronounced DEE-trick) is an American politician in Minnesota. ... The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) is a major political party in the US state of Minnesota. ... Melissa Hortman is an American politician in Minnesota. ... Kathy Tingelstad is an American politician currently representing district 49B in the Minnesota Legislature as a Republican. ... The Republican Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States two-party system, the other one being the Democratic Party. ... Minnesotas 3rd Congressional District is one of the most affluent in the state, encompassing the suburbs of Hennepin County to the north, west, and south of Minneapolis. ... James M. Ramstad (born May 6, 1946) is a United States politician from the state of Minnesota. ... Minnesotas Sixth Congressional District includes most or all of Benton, Sherburne, Stearns, Wright, Anoka, and Washington counties. ... Michele Bachmann (born Michele Marie Amble on April 6, 1956) is the Republican Representative of Minnesotas 6th congressional district, one of eight congressional districts in Minnesota. ...


Name

Coon Rapids has come under controversy as of late because of its name. Although it was named after the raccoons that were often found in the former rapids of Coon Creek, some believe that the name has a negative connotation. Coon Rapids' logo was originally of a raccoon, but has since been changed to an oak leaf. A name change proposal, however, has failed several times in City Council, though the logo will change back to a raccoon in response to a proposal that passed with a 4-3 vote and overwhelming support of its citizens. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Common Raccoon. ...


Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 60.5 km² (23.3 mi²). 58.7 km² (22.7 mi²) of it is land and 1.7 km² (0.7 mi²) of it (2.87%) is water. Recreational lakes in the city include Cenaiko Lake and Crooked Lake, two-thirds of which is in Coon Rapids. The other third is in the City of Andover, immediately to the north. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Andover is a city in Anoka County, Minnesota, United States. ...


Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 61,607 people, 22,578 households, and 16,572 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,049.5/km² (2,718.1/mi²). There were 22,828 housing units at an average density of 388.8/km² (1,007.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.22% White, 2.18% African American, 0.67% Native American, 1.60% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.59% from other races, and 1.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.51% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 22,578 households out of which 39.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.3% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.6% were non-families. 20.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.15. “Spouse” redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 28.7% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 33.3% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 7.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 94.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.5 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $55,550, and the median income for a family was $62,260. Males had a median income of $41,195 versus $30,277 for females. The per capita income for the city was $22,915. About 3.6% of families and 4.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.6% of those under age 18 and 6.1% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Mayors

Since its incorporation as a city in 1952, Coon Rapids, Minnesota has had 14 mayors: 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ...

  1. Joe Nelson (1952-1953)
  2. Glenn Haven (1954-1955)
  3. Leslie B. Mason (1956-1958)
  4. Irving Nelson (1958-1959)
  5. Joe Craig (1960-1967)
  6. Robert Voss (1968-1971)
  7. Donald Erlandson (1972-1975)
  8. George White (1976-1979)
  9. David S. McCauley (1980-1981)
  10. Robert B. Lewis (1982-1989)
  11. Richard S. Reiter (1990-1991)
  12. William F. Thompson (1992-1998)
  13. Ilona McCauley (1999-2002)
  14. Tim Howe (2003-present)

Mayor Howe was elected in 2002 and re-elected in 2006. The next election will take place in 2010.


References

  1. ^ Metropolitan Council. 2005 Population Estimates. All Issues. Metropolitan Council. Retrieved on 2006-12-24.

Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 358th day of the year (359th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Coon Rapids, Minnesota - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (521 words)
Coon Rapids is a city located in Anoka County, Minnesota.
These rapids were removed as a consequence of the construction of the Coon Rapids Dam in 1913.
The Dam operated until 1966 when it was closed and later opened to the public as the Coon Rapids Regional Park in 1978.
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