Robbinsdale, Minnesota

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Robbinsdale is a city in Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 14,123 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.0 square miles (7.7 km²), of which, 2.8 square miles (7.2 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²) of it (6.06%) is water.

Minnesota State Highway 100 and County Road 81 are two of the main routes in the city.

History

Robbinsdale was founded on April 19, 1893. Robbinsdale was the first suburb of Minneapolis and was named for Andrew Robbins, an entrepreneur who had purchased 90 acres (360,000 m2) of land for the purpose of making the area a suburban town. In the late 19th and early 20th century, people traveled to Robbinsdale to go duck hunting on Crystal Lake. Robbinsdale has the oldest continuously active marching band in the U.S.

Fawcett Publications was founded in 1919 in Robbinsdale with the publication of Captain Billy's Whiz Bang. This history is echoed in Robbinsdale's annual summer celebration, Whiz Bang Days.

It is also home to North Memorial Medical Center. Besides being one of the state's Level 1 Trauma Centers, it also operates AirCare, an air medical transport service. They have five flight bases around Minnesota.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 14,123 people, 6,097 households, and 3,524 families residing in the city. The population density was 5,076.0 people per square mile (1,961.5/km²). There were 6,243 housing units at an average density of 2,243.8/sq mi (867.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 88.88% White, 5.74% African American, 0.59% Native American, 2.07% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.01% from other races, and 1.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.00% of the population.

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