Mounds View, Minnesota

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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.

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