Robbinsdale, Minnesota

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Robbinsdale, Minnesota
City
Location of the city of Robbinsdalewithin Hennepin County, Minnesota
Location of the city of Robbinsdale
within Hennepin County, Minnesota
Coordinates: 45°1′35″N 93°20′5″W / 45.02639°N 93.33472°W / 45.02639; -93.33472
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Hennepin
Founded 1893
Government
 • Mayor Regan Murphy
Area[1]
 • City 2.98 sq mi (7.72 km2)
 • Land 2.79 sq mi (7.23 km2)
 • Water 0.19 sq mi (0.49 km2)
Elevation 873 ft (266 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • City 13,953
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 14,263
 • Density 5,001.1/sq mi (1,930.9/km2)
 • Metro 3,279,833
Time zone Central (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) Central (UTC-5)
ZIP code 55422
Area code(s) 763
FIPS code 27-54808[4]
GNIS feature ID 0650164[5]
Website www.robbinsdalemn.com

Robbinsdale is a city in Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 13,953 at the 2010 census.[6]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.98 square miles (7.72 km2), of which 2.79 square miles (7.23 km2) is land and 0.19 square miles (0.49 km2) is water.[1]

Minnesota State Highway 100 and County Road 81 are two of the main routes in the city.

History[edit]

Robbinsdale was founded on April 19, 1893. Robbinsdale was the first suburb of Minneapolis and was named for Andrew Robbins, an entrepreneur who had purchased 90 acres (360,000 m2) of land for the purpose of making the area a suburban town. In the late 19th and early 20th century, people traveled to Robbinsdale to go duck hunting on Crystal Lake. Robbinsdale has the oldest continuously active marching band in the U.S.

Fawcett Publications was founded in 1919 in Robbinsdale with the publication of Captain Billy's Whiz Bang. This history is echoed in Robbinsdale's annual summer celebration, Whiz Bang Days.

It is also home to North Memorial Medical Center. Besides being one of the state's Level 1 Trauma Centers, it also operates AirCare, an air medical transport service. They have five flight bases around Minnesota.

Education[edit]

Robbinsdale is served by Robbinsdale Area Schools. Schools located in Robbinsdale include:

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 520
1910 765 47.1%
1920 1,369 79.0%
1930 4,427 223.4%
1940 6,018 35.9%
1950 11,289 87.6%
1960 16,381 45.1%
1970 16,845 2.8%
1980 14,422 −14.4%
1990 14,396 −0.2%
2000 14,123 −1.9%
2010 13,953 −1.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 13,953 people, 6,032 households, and 3,375 families residing in the city. The population density was 5,001.1 inhabitants per square mile (1,930.9 /km2). There were 6,416 housing units at an average density of 2,299.6 per square mile (887.9 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 76.5% White, 13.8% African American, 0.5% Native American, 3.3% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.9% from other races, and 3.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.6% of the population.

There were 6,032 households of which 28.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.6% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 44.0% were non-families. 35.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.99.

The median age in the city was 36.9 years. 22% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 32.3% were from 25 to 44; 26% were from 45 to 64; and 12.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.6% male and 52.4% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 14,123 people, 6,097 households, and 3,524 families residing in the city. The population density was 5,076.0 people per square mile (1,961.5/km²). There were 6,243 housing units at an average density of 2,243.8 per square mile (867.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 88.9% White, 5.7% African American, 0.6% Native American, 2.1% Asian, <0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.0% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0% of the population.

There were 6,097 households out of which 26.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.7% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.2% were non-families. 34.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.7% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 34.4% from 25 to 44, 19.5% from 45 to 64, and 17.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 91.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $48,271, and the median income for a family was $57,185. Males had a median income of $37,406 versus $30,771 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,912. About 2.0% of families and 4.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.8% of those under age 18 and 7.0% of those age 65 or over.

Politics[edit]

Robbinsdale is located in Minnesota's 5th congressional district, represented by Minneapolis lawyer Keith Ellison, a Democrat.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Census. Retrieved 23 April 2011. 
  7. ^ Xamoua. ""Gran Torino" interview with Bee Vang." Hmong Today at Twin Cities Daily Planet. January 27, 2009. Retrieved on March 14, 2012.

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Coordinates: 45°01′56″N 93°20′19″W / 45.03222°N 93.33861°W / 45.03222; -93.33861