8.2 out of 10

Hennepin County

Ranked 7th best county in Minnesota
45.055356879723 -93.5095429749305
Great for
  • Safe & Sound
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Clean & Green
  • Resale or Rental Value
Not great for
  • Medical Facilities
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Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

4/5
2yrs+

"Hennepin County Real Estate"

Hennepin County

Hennepin County was named in honor of Father Louis Hennepin, a French missionary and explorer who is also known for recording the history of the Minnesota area for the Western World. It is one of the 87 counties in the State of Minnesota, to which the Minneapolis-St. Paul area belongs, with Minneapolis as its county seat.

As the location of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Hennepin County is considered the most populated county in the State.

Politics

Just like all the other largely-populated counties in Minnesota (including St. Louis and Ramsey), Hennepin County has seven commissioners. The other counties only have 5 commissioners to govern each county. The commissioners govern and administer the county’s operations including the appointment of county employees like the county recorder, country treasurer and the medical examiner.

Hennepin is adjacent to Scott County, Ramsey County, Dakota County, Carver County and Wright County.

Population Profile

Hennepin County is highly populated and has a population of 1,116,200 million as of the 2000 Census. However, a 42% population growth was noted in 2004 bringing the population to 1,120, 897.The County is mostly inhabited by Whites (80.53%), followed by Blacks or African Americans (8.95%), Asians (4.80%), Native Americans, and those from other races

The County’s population is fairly young with an average age of 35, with 24% below 18 years old and 11% over 65 years old. Hennepin County residents are economically blessed, with a per capita income of $28,789 and with only 8.30% of the total population living below poverty line.

Census 2000 highlights: Largest county in the state (by population); ranked first in the state for population growth during the 1990s; led the state in per-capita income ($40,126 in 1998

Hennepin County is famous for leading the State of Minnesota in terms of being the wealthiest county in the state with a per capita income of $40,126 way back in 1998 and the most populated county. It is also included among the Top 100 counties in the United States with the highest earnings.
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
2yrs+

"Best of both worlds"

Hennepin County is one of the largest counties in the State by size and is the largest county in the state by population. Due to the size of Hennepin County you can enjoy the best of both worlds in terms of having the convenience of city life and still enjoy the nuances of the rural benefits. Having grown up in the smaller sister county of Ramsey I have learned to enjoy what Hennepin County has to offer. I have lived in Bloomington which is a suburb of St Paul/Minneapolis for almost 30 years now and raised my family here.
Pros
  • Sports Teams
  • Easy access to Airport
  • Entertainment, Shopping, and Dining
  • Golf Courses, Parks, Bike Paths, Trails, and Lakes
  • Public Transit
Cons
  • Taxes
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
2yrs+

"So much to do and so little time."

Hennepin County is simply amazing. Wether you like outdoor activities or indoor activities we have you covered. No doubt Hennepin County has the best parks and trails anywhere in the US. From biking to running, rollerblading, sailing and more, you can do it all here. Minneapolis also has a vibrant nightlife and restaurant scene for foodies. With Lake Minnetonka and the "city lake" of Calhoun, Lake of the Isles and Lake Harriet you are sure to get your water fix. Winter time most people are as active as in the summer with x-country/downhill skiing, ice fishing and much more. Don't forget our outstanding art and theater scene that is also outstanding, Come see for yourself. Hennepin County has it "going on".
Pros
  • Entertainment, Shopping, and Dining
  • Golf Courses, Parks, Bike Paths, Trails, and Lakes
  • Public Transit
Cons
  • Taxes
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"How can 1 County offer so much - MOA, Lake Minnetonka, Target Field, Fogo De Cho, First Avenue, Lake Calhoun, Minnehaha Falls...."

Yep, the list goes on and on! There are so many attractions in Hennepin County, too many to count! But, what I can tell you is The Title of this Blog represents the diversity among attractions Hennepin County provides. Also, Hennepin County is a founding Member of "Cool Counties" a coalition of counties across the United States that are taking action to eliminate the causes of global climate change. As a local Realtor, I can tell you the Hennepin County website is one of the best for investigating residential property information. Of course, your first call should be to a trusted Realtor who knows the area you are investigating. Welcome Home!
Pros
  • Public Transit
  • Golf Courses, Parks, Bike Paths, Trails, and Lakes
  • Entertainment, Shopping, and Dining
Cons
  • Taxes

Best Cities in Hennepin County

1

Edina

4.5/5
"Historic Morningside Neighborhood has many new homes yet retains it quaint character"
44.8937542663284 -93.3591069294033
2

Plymouth

4.5/5
"Plymouth Rocks!"
45.0157212386063 -93.4493308042824
3

Minnetonka

4.5/5
"Minnetonka... oasis of natural beauty"
44.9371020587669 -93.4614783359067
4

Bloomington

4/5
"Minnesota's 5th Largest City"
44.830083632741 -93.3036694133035
"St. Louis Park Real Estate"
44.9500946996494 -93.3676839230202
6

Minneapolis

3.5/5
"A little bit of something for everyone."
44.9733461760141 -93.2680664834232
7

Crystal

3.5/5
"Crystal Real Estate"
45.0351201854108 -93.3621092617374

Unranked Cities in Hennepin County

"On the Banks of the Mississippi"
45.0646698385722 -93.3148507255766
"Sixth Largest City in Minnesota"
45.1109744413328 -93.3474823735216

Champlin

4.5/5
"Suburban life with access to northwoods feel"
45.1663748234242 -93.380209716181

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