Oak Grove, Minnesota

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Oak Grove is a city in Anoka County, Minnesota, United States. It is north of Minneapolis. The population was 6,903 at the 2000 census. The city was formerly Oak Grove Township before it was incorporated on December 20, 1993.[3]

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History

Oak Grove became an organized township in 1857, and was so named because of the large groves of oak trees in the area. The village of Oak Grove was founded in 1854 and operated a post office from 1857 to 1901. The township incorporated as a city in 1993.[4]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 35.0 square miles (90.7 km²), of which, 33.7 square miles (87.3 km²) of it is land and 1.3 square miles (3.4 km²) of it (3.77%) is water. County Roads 9 and 22 are two of the main routes in the community.

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Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 6,903 people, 2,200 households, and 1,883 families residing in the city. The population density was 204.9 people per square mile (79.1/km²). There were 2,232 housing units at an average density of 66.2/sq mi (25.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.20% White, 0.51% African American, 0.68% Native American, 0.48% Asian, 0.22% from other races, and 0.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.59% of the population.

There were 2,200 households out of which 45.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.3% were married couples living together, 5.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.4% were non-families. 10.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.11 and the average family size was 3.33.

In the city the population was spread out with 32.0% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 33.8% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 3.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 114.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 112.8 males.

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