New Hope, Minnesota

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New Hope is a city in Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States and a suburb of Minneapolis. The population was 20,873 at the 2000 census.



New Hope was originally a farming community in Crystal Lake Township. In 1936 the city of Crystal, Minnesota was incorporated, taking up all of former Crystal Lake Township. The farmers in the western part of the city broke off and formed New Hope Township. In 1953 with suburbia moving in and farmers moving out New Hope was re-incorporated as a borough.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.1 square miles (13.2 km²), of which, 5.1 square miles (13.2 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.39%) is water. It is 12 miles northwest of downtown Minneapolis.

U.S. Route 169 serves as one of the main routes in the city.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 20,873 people, 8,665 households, and 5,268 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,098.6 people per square mile (1,583.3/km²). There were 8,746 housing units at an average density of 1,717.4/sq mi (663.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 86.66% White, 5.78% African American, 0.46% Native American, 3.21% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.74% from other races, and 2.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.45% of the population.

There were 8,665 households out of which 27.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.2% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.2% were non-families. 32.3% 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 2.29 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.3% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 17.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 86.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.4 males.

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