Circle Pines, Minnesota
|Circle Pines, Minnesota|
within Anoka County, Minnesota
|• Total||1.97 sq mi (5.10 km2)|
|• Land||1.78 sq mi (4.61 km2)|
|• Water||0.19 sq mi (0.49 km2)|
|Elevation||909 ft (277 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||4,944|
|• Density||2,762.9/sq mi (1,066.8/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0641229|
Lake Drive / County 23 serves as a main route in the community. Interstate 35W is in close proximity to the city.
Independent School District #12 serves the community of Circle Pines and the surrounding cities of Blaine, Lino Lakes, Centerville, and Lexington. Children in Circle Pines attend Centennial Elementary or Golden Lake Elementary before continuing their education at Centennial Middle School and Centennial High School.
Circle Pines is a Plan A statutory city under Minnesota law. The Circle Pines mayor is elected for a two-year term and city council members for a four-year term.
The current Mayor of Circle Pines is Dave Bartholomay. Current council members include Dave Kelso, Deb O'Brien, Rich Runbeck and Matt Percy. The current City Administrator is Jim Keinath, who is responsible for running the city on a day-to-day basis.
Circle Pines is served by the Centennial School District, the Centennial Lakes Police Department, and the Centennial Fire Department.
Circle Pines was founded as a planned cooperative community in which homeowners owned equal shares in the cooperative association which owned and developed the community. The name was selected because the cooperative movement in the United States in the 1940s used a circle encompassing two pine trees as its symbol. Although the community is no longer governed as a co–op, a municipally–owned gas utility remains as an operational memorial to Circle Pines' community heritage.
The Gibas family were one of the original families of the Circle Pines cooperative. Their papers offer further insight into the origins of Circle Pines, Minnesota. Articles and speeches, news clippings, correspondence, and photographs are available for research use.
As of the census of 2010, there were 4,918 people, 2,006 households, and 1,349 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,762.9 inhabitants per square mile (1,066.8 /km2). There were 2,085 housing units at an average density of 1,171.3 per square mile (452.2 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.0% White, 1.8% African American, 0.4% Native American, 3.2% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0% of the population.
There were 2,006 households of which 29.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.1% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.8% were non-families. 26.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.96.
The median age in the city was 40.5 years. 21.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.5% were from 25 to 44; 32.8% were from 45 to 64; and 12% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.0% male and 51.0% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 4,663 people, 1,697 households, and 1,281 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,660.7 people per square mile (1,028.8/km²). There were 1,708 housing units at an average density of 974.6 per square mile (376.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.01% White, 0.24% African American, 0.56% Native American, 1.74% Asian, 0.19% from other races, and 1.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.97% of the population.
There were 1,697 households out of which 39.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.8% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.5% were non-families. 19.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.19.
In the city the population was spread out with 28.1% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 31.6% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, and 9.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 99.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.8 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $60,469, and the median income for a family was $70,670. Males had a median income of $43,008 versus $29,837 for females. The per capita income for the city was $25,438. About 1.2% of families and 2.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.8% of those under age 18 and 4.9% of those age 65 or over.
- Mystery Science Theater 3000 writer/actress Mary Jo Pehl grew up in Circle Pines, and the city is mentioned in several episodes of the show.
- 30 Rock actor Scott Adsit was born in Circle Pines.
- "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-13.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-13.
- "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-28.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Census. Retrieved 23 April 2011.
- King's Twin Cities Metro Street Atlas '04. Minneapolis: The Lawrence Group. 2004. ISBN 1-58301-215-X.
- http://www.mnhs.org/library/findaids/00431.xml Gibas family papers
- City website
- Centennial Lakes Police Department site
- Centennial Fire District site
- Centennial School District site