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Mounds View, Minnesota
—  City  —
Location of Mounds View, Minnesota
Coordinates: 45°6′17″N 93°12′22″W / 45.10472°N 93.20611°W / 45.10472; -93.20611
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Ramsey
 - Total 4.1 sq mi (10.7 km2)
 - Land 4.1 sq mi (10.7 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 912 ft (278 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 12,738
 - Density 3,096.6/sq mi (1,195.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 55112
Area code(s) 763
FIPS code 27-44530[1]
GNIS feature ID 0648158[2]

Mounds View is a city in Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 12,738 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area.

U.S. Route 10, County Highway 10, and Interstate Highway 35W are three of the main arterial routes in the city.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.1 square miles (10.7 km²), of which, 4.1 square miles (10.6 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.48%) is water. Rice Creek flows through the southeastern part of the city.[3]


The city of Mounds View was located in the former Mounds View Township, which included parts of present-day Shoreview, Arden Hills, and Spring Lake Park. In 1958, 100 years after Minnesota's ascension to statehood, the village of Mounds View was incorporated. Post World War II growth was partially fueled by the proximity of the Twin Cities Arsenal.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 12,738 people, 5,018 households, and 3,387 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,096.6 people per square mile (1,196.6/km²). There were 5,130 housing units at an average density of 1,247.1/sq mi (481.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 90.65% White, 2.40% African American, 0.66% Native American, 3.12% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.02% from other races, and 2.09% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.62% of the population.

There were 5,018 households out of which 33.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.8% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.5% were non-families. 23.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 10.5% from 18 to 24, 32.4% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 8.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 99.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $51,974, and the median income for a family was $60,685. Males had a median income of $37,418 versus $29,196 for females. The per capita income for the city was $24,271. About 4.4% of families and 5.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.4% of those under age 18 and 5.2% of those age 65 or over.

The city is primarily residential, with several business parks and businesses located in Mounds View. The bulk of businesses are located along the County Road 10 corridor, with most residential areas flanking it to the north and south. Some of the businesses include Multitech's headquarters, Liberty Checks and Sysco Distributing.

In 2005, the Mounds View City council voted to sell the city owned golf course to Medtronic, Inc., for a new campus. The new campus is located in the north east corner of the city and opened Fall of 2007.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ King's Twin Cities Metro Street Atlas '04. Minneapolis: The Lawrence Group. 2004. ISBN 1-58301-215-X.

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Coordinates: 45°06′18″N 93°12′31″W / 45.105°N 93.20861°W / 45.105; -93.20861



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