Vadnais Heights, Minnesota

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Vadnais Heights is a city in Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 13,069.156 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.3 square miles (21.5 km²), of which, 7.3 square miles (18.9 km²) is land and 1.0 square miles (2.6 km²) (12.06%) is water. It borders the cities of Shoreview, Little Canada, White Bear Lake, Maplewood, and Gem Lake.

Interstate Highway 35E, Interstate Highway 694, U.S. Highway 61, and County Highway 96 are four of the main routes in the city.


White Bear Lake Area Public Schools (#624) dominates a majority of the area of Vadnais Heights, except in the Northwest. Mounds View Public Schools (#621) covers that area. Vadnais Heights Elementary is in White Bear Lake School District (#624), which is located at Centerville Rd. and County Rd. E.

Parks and Recreation

The City of Vadnais Heights has over 100 acres (0.40 km2) of parkland spread across 14 different parks. Including play equipment, trails, hard surface areas, picnic shelters, soccer and softball/baseball fields, hockey and pleasure rinks, basketball and tennis courts, and restrooms.

Recently, an accidental fire burned approximately 8 acres (32,000 m2) of DNR protected wetland habitat near Vadnais Community Park on County Rd F.

Vadnais Lake is surrounded by protected land with miles of walking trails. There is no boating or swimming in the lake and fishing is only allowed in designated areas on the southwest side in order to protect the water quality as the lake serves as a water source for the Ramsey County area. It is also a Ducks Unlimited habitat.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 13,069 people, 5,064 households, and 3,448 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,793.4 people per square mile (692.2/km²). There were 5,132 housing units at an average density of 704.2/sq mi (271.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.67% White, 4.53% Asian, 1.48% African American, 0.46% Native American, 0.47% from other races, and 1.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino was 1.61% of the population.

There were 5,064 households, of which 36.4% had children under the age of 18, 54.2% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.9% were non-families. 24.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household had 2.57 people and the average family size was 3.12.

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