Arden Hills is a city in Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 9,652 at the 2000 census. Bethel University and Seminary is located in the city of Arden Hills. Also, the campus of Northwestern College is partially in Arden Hills. The headquarters of Catholic Aid Association, a fraternal benefits society, and Land o' Lakes are located here as well.
In July 2006 the city reached a tentative agreement with the U.S. Government to purchase a large portion of the former Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant site for $45 million, a deal that could lead to a major new development that would include 2,400 new homes and 3,200,000 square feet (297,000 m2) of commercial space.
Arden Hills purchases its water from Roseville, which purchases its water from the Saint Paul Regional Water Services.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.6 square miles (24.9 km²), of which, 8.9 square miles (23.0 km²) of it is land and 0.7 square miles (1.9 km²) of it (7.60%) is water.
Interstate Highway 35W, Interstate Highway 694, U.S. Highway 10, Minnesota Highway 51, and County Highway 96 are five of the main routes in the city.
As of the census of 2000, there were 9,652 people, 2,959 households, and 2,228 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,087.3 people per square mile (419.7/km²). There were 3,017 housing units at an average density of 339.9/sq mi (131.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.81% White, 1.32% African American, 0.20% Native American, 3.64% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.54% from other races, and 1.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.36% of the population.
There were 2,959 households out of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.6% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.7% were non-families. 19.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 2.98.
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