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  Location of East Bethel Minnesota
At the northern edge of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area, the City of East Bethel is 48 square miles of lakes, wetlands, farms, and prairies. The City is traversed by Minnesota Highway 65, a four-lane expressway. Viking Boulevard is the City's main east-west road. The City also is home to the Sandhill Crane Natural Area, Cedar Creek Ecosystems Science Reserve and Coon Lake, the largest lake in Anoka County.

 East Bethel (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2007
1990-2000 Change
Actual Percent
Population 2,586 6,626 8,050 10,941 12,124 2,891 35.91
Land Area (sq. mile) 43.20 45.96 44.85 44.85 -- 0.00 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) 59.86 144.17 179.49 243.94 -- 64.46 35.91
Housing Units 930 2,199 2,722 3,718 -- 996 36.59
Households -- 1,955 2,542 3,607 4,062 1,065 41.90
Persons Per Household -- 3.39 3.17 3.03 2.98 -0.14 -4.32


East Bethel is a city in Anoka County, Minnesota. Minnesota State Highway 65 serves as a main arterial route in the city. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 48.0 square miles (124.4 kmē), of which, 44.8 square miles (116.2 kmē) of it is land and 3.2 square miles (8.3 kmē) of it (6.66%) is water. The elevation is 909 ft (277 m).

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As of the census of 2000, there were 10,941 people, 3,607 households, and 2,936 families residing in the city. The population density was 243.9 people per square mile (94.2/kmē). There were 3,718 housing units at an average density of 82.9/sq mi (32.0/kmē). The racial makeup of the city was 97.55% White, 0.19% African American, 0.43% Native American, 0.45% Asian, 0.32% from other races, and 1.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.95% of the population.

There were 3,607 households out of which 47.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.6% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.6% were non-families. 13.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.03 and the average family size was 3.33.

In the city the population was spread out with 32.1% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 36.9% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 4.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 108.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 109.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $57,880, and the median income for a family was $62,004. Males had a median income of $40,599 versus $27,377 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,087. About 2.2% of families and 3.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.1% of those under age 18 and 8.3% of those age 65 or over.

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Another series of lakes, tributary in its northern part to the Sunrise River and at the south to Coon Creek, lies in Linwood, Bethel, and Ham Lake Townships. This series includes from northeast to southwest Typo Lake and Lake Martin; Island Lake, named for its island; Linwood Lake, giving its name to the township; Boot Lake, named from its outline; Rice Lake, having wild rice; Coon Lake and Little Coon Lake, named, like the creek, for raccoons, formerly much hunted here; and Lake Netta and Ham Lake, the latter, as before noted, being named from its form and giving name also to its township.

EAST BETHEL, a city that encompasses the former Bethel Township (T. 33, R. 23), incorporated as a village on June 7, 1957.

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East Bethel City Hall
2241 221st Avenue NE
East Bethel, MN 55011
Phone: (763) 367-7840
Fax: (763) 434-9578

Council Meetings are the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays at 7:30 pm at City Hall.

East Bethel City Hall, East Bethel Minnesota
Mayor Greg Hunter --
City Administrator Douglas Sell --
Council Member Bill Boyer --
Council Member Anne M. Klein --
Council Member Kathy Paavola --
Council Member Steven Voss --

Post Office:
US Post Office
21427 Aberdeen Street NW
Cedar, MN
(763) 434-7200
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS
Fax: (763) 434-0164
Regular Business Hours:
Week Days      
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 12:00 pm  
Latest Collection at Post Office:
Week Days            5:00 pm
Saturday                12:00 pm

Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Connexus Energy (763) 323-2650
Natural Gas CenterPoint Energy (800) 269-1114
Natural Gas Xcel Energy (800) 642-6066
Wastewater n/a --
Water n/a --
Telephone CenturyLink Communications (800) 603-6000
Cable TV US Cable (800) 783-2356

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees
Anoka/Isanti School Dist. 15 Elementary & Secondary Schools 186
Park Manufacturing Building Equipment Contractors 33
East Bethel Theatre Motion Picture & Video Industries 30
Arrow Fence & Sign Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 20
Sylvester Lumber Building Material & Supplies Dealers 20
Peoples Bank of Commerce Depository Credit Intermediation 4


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