Cooper, Minneapolis

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Cooper
Neighborhood
Location of Cooper within the U.S. city of Minneapolis
Location of Cooper within the U.S. city of Minneapolis
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Hennepin
City Minneapolis
Community Longfellow
Area[1]
 • Total 0.67 sq mi (1.7 km2)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 3,503
 • Density 5,200/sq mi (2,000/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 55406
Area code(s) 612
Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 3,938
1990 3,708 −5.8%
2000 3,448 −7.0%
2010 3,503 1.6%

The Cooper neighborhood (part of the larger Longfellow community) resides along West shore of the Mississippi River in South Minneapolis. It is bound by 34th St E on the South, 38th Ave S on the West, 27th St E on the North, and the Mississippi River Gorge to the East. Bordering neighborhoods are Seward to the North, Longfellow to the West, and Howe to the South. St. Paul's Merriam Park neighborhood is just across the Mississippi River to the East.

Cooper was named after the 19th century author James Fenimore Cooper, who best known today for writing The Last of the Mohicans (1832).

Geography[edit]

The Mississippi River Gorge is unique to this stretch of the entire Mississippi. The river cut an eighty-plus foot gorge as what is now St. Anthony Falls moved upstream over thousands of years, finally stopping at downtown Minneapolis due to engineering work during the city's flour milling boom times. Today, the Mississippi River Gorge is a protected natural landscape.

Schools[edit]

2005 marked the closing of Cooper Elementary School, forcing Cooper's children to hoof it to neighboring Longfellow Elementary.

Sanford Middle School (formerly Jr. High) is the closest Middle School, and resides in the Howe neighborhood to the South.

South High School is the closest Sr. High School, and resides in the Corcoran neighborhood further to the West.

Minnehaha Academy's High School (private) resides along West River Rd. The Middle School is further South on West River Rd. in the Howe neighborhood.

Find other nearby schools here: [1]

Political Representation[edit]

Cooper is represented by the following people:

Celebrity Roots[edit]

See also[edit]

Neighborhoods of Minneapolis

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cooper neighborhood in Minneapolis, Minnesota (MN), 55406 detailed profile". City-Data. 2011. Retrieved 2013-11-12. 
  2. ^ "Minneapolis Neighborhood Profile: Cooper" (PDF). Minnesota Compass. October 2011. Retrieved 2013-11-12. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 44°56′40″N 93°12′42″W / 44.94451°N 93.21170°W / 44.94451; -93.21170