Shorewood, Minnesota

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Shorewood is a city on Lake Minnetonka in Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 7,400 at the 2000 census. The city was incorporated in 1956. Its area was originally part of the larger Excelsior Township as were the nearby cities of Excelsior, Tonka Bay and Deephaven. State Highway 7 serves as a main route.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 13.4 square miles (34.6 km²), of which, 5.3 square miles (13.8 km²) of it is land and 8.0 square miles (20.8 km²) of it (60.22%) is water. It includes the Lake Minnetonka islands of Spray, Shady, and part of Enchanted. These islands are more accessible from the nearby City of Mound that provides them with postal services, fire protection, and schools.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 7,400 people, 2,529 households, and 2,106 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,393.5 people per square mile (538.1/km²). There were 2,599 housing units at an average density of 489.4/sq mi (189.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.82% White, 0.39% African American, 0.03% Native American, 0.89% Asian, 0.19% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.82% of the population.

There were 2,529 households out of which 45.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.7% were married couples living together, 4.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.7% were non-families. 13.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.93 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the city the population was spread out with 31.6% under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 27.6% from 45 to 64, and 7.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 100.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $96,589, and the median income for a family was $104,100. Males had a median income of $68,182 versus $41,679 for females. The per capita income for the city was $44,425. About 1.3% of families and 1.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.0% of those under age 18 and 3.0% of those age 65 or over.

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