St. Anthony, Minnesota
|City of St. Anthony
Saint Anthony Village
New urbanism on the site of former Apache Plaza
|Nickname(s): The Village|
|Motto: "A Village Within A City" and "A Walkable Community"|
Location of the city of St. Anthony
within Hennepin and Ramsey Counties
in the state of Minnesota
|• Mayor||Jerry Faust|
|• Total||2.37 sq mi (6.14 km2)|
|• Land||2.25 sq mi (5.83 km2)|
|• Water||0.12 sq mi (0.31 km2)|
|Elevation||830 ft (264 m)|
|• Estimate (2013)||8,583|
|• Density||3,656.0/sq mi (1,411.6/km2)|
|Time zone||CST (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID|||
St. Anthony, also known as Saint Anthony Village, is a city in Hennepin and Ramsey counties in the State of Minnesota. The population was 8,226 at the 2010 census. About 5,000 residents live in the larger Hennepin County part of the city, while about 3,000 residents are in the Ramsey County part. The city is run by a five-member Council consisting of a mayor and four Council members who serve 4 year terms.
St. Anthony was also the name of the older twin city of Minneapolis, located across from downtown Minneapolis on the east bank of the Mississippi River. Minneapolis and St. Anthony merged in 1872. There is also a city named Saint Anthony in Stearns County.
St. Anthony was formed as a township in 1861 and became a village in 1945. (All Minnesota villages became cities in 1974, but St. Anthony is still referred to popularly as St. Anthony Village.) The former St. Anthony Township once encompassed most of what is today Northeast Minneapolis. When Minneapolis annexed most of St. Anthony Township (and some other townships in other parts of the city) in 1887, the less than two square miles of what is now the Hennepin County portion of St. Anthony was not included and remained an unincorporated area until 1945.
St. Anthony was the home of Apache Plaza, the tenth indoor shopping mall in United States, which opened in October 1961. The second oldest, Southdale, was built only 15 miles (24 km) to the south and was completed in October 1956. The first being Lake View Store which opened in 1916 in Morgan Park, Duluth, Minnesota. Built in the 1950s, The St. Anthony Shopping Center was the first strip mall in the state of Minnesota and was owned by the Batista family of Cuba.
In the spring of 2006, the St. Anthony Village High School Huskies claimed ISD 282's first major state Championship in Baseball. The Huskies also won the state Championship in Baseball in 2008. They have also won five Class AA state championships in Knowledge Bowl.
One of the longest and most widely used streets in Saint Anthony is Silver Lake Road, named for Silver Lake in the northwest part of the city. Silver Lake Road runs the length of Saint Anthony from north to south. County Highway 88 also serves as one of the city's main routes. Interstate 35W skims through the south near the Saint Anthony Boulevard exit.
Saint Anthony is located four miles northeast of downtown Minneapolis.
As of the census of 2010, there were 8,226 people, 3,848 households, and 2,054 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,656.0 inhabitants per square mile (1,411.6/km2). There were 4,098 housing units at an average density of 1,821.3 per square mile (703.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 85.1% White, 5.0% African American, 0.6% Native American, 5.9% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.0% from other races, and 2.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.9% of the population.
There were 3,848 households of which 21.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.5% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 46.6% were non-families. 39.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.11 and the average family size was 2.83.
The median age in the city was 43.1 years. 17.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.1% were from 25 to 44; 26.4% were from 45 to 64; and 21.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.1% male and 53.9% female.
As of the 2000 census, there were 8,012 people, 3,697 households, and 2,007 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,513.8 people per square mile (1,356.8/km²). There were 3,812 housing units at an average density of 1,671.8 per square mile (645.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 90.58% White, 2.06% African American, 0.64% Native American, 4.51% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.79% from other races, and 1.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.65% of the population. 20.5% were of German, 12.6% Norwegian, 10.5% Swedish, 8.7% Polish and 6.3% Irish ancestry.
There were 3,697 households out of which 20.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.7% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.7% were non-families. 38.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.11 and the average family size was 2.83.
In the city the population was spread out with 18.0% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 25.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 85.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.5 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $46,883, and the median income for a family was $62,500. Males had a median income of $43,043 versus $31,304 for females. The per capita income for the city was $26,290. About 2.8% of families and 5.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.0% of those under age 18 and 3.0% of those age 65 or over.
St. Anthony is serviced by the St. Anthony-New Brighton School District, ISD #282. Wilshire Park Elementary School is the district's primary school. St. Anthony Middle School serves grades 6–8. St. Anthony Village High School serves grades 9–12. St. Charles Borromeo offers private education for grades K–8.
Parks and recreation
St. Anthony has several parks operated by the city. The most notable of these is Central Park, located near the center of the city along the High School and Community Center, as well as the police station, fire station and water treatment plant. Several of the high school's athletic teams host home competitions in Central Park. Smaller parks include Emerald Park, Silver Point Park, and Trillium Park. Additionally, St. Anthony has a golf course maintained by the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board and a county park, Silverwood, maintained by the Three Rivers Park District. Silverwood Park is on Silver Lake, which is almost entirely within the boundaries of St. Anthony.
St. Anthony dedicated a park, named Salo Park, to its sister city on June 8, 2006 in its Silver Lake Village development.
- H. Timothy ("Tim") Vakoc – former associate pastor of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, in St. Anthony, and the first U.S. military chaplain to die from wounds received in the Iraq War.
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- City website
- St. Anthony – New Brighton School District #282
- St. Anthony Lions Volunteer Organization