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 Edina (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2007
1990-2000 Change
Actual Percent
Population 44,046 46,073 46,070 47,425 47,090 1,355 2.94
Land Area (sq. mile) 15.20 15.94 15.74 15.75 -- 0.01 0.05
Density (persons per sq. mile) 2,897.76 2,890.40 2,926.94 3,011.44 -- 84.50 2.89
Housing Units 13,313 18,655 20,983 21,669 -- 686 3.27
Households -- 17,961 19,860 20,996 21,250 1,136 5.72
Persons Per Household -- 2.55 2.30 2.24 2.19 -0.06 -2.66


Edina is a city in Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States, and a first-ring suburb situated immediately southwest of Minneapolis. Many major highways run through or are close to Edina, making it readily accessible to those within the metropolitan area. Minnesota State Highways 62 and 100 divide the City into four sections. U.S. Route 169 and Minnesota State Highway 100 extend north and south. Interstate 494 and Minnesota State Highway 62 extend east and west. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 41.5 km˛ (16.0 mi˛). 40.8 km˛ (15.8 mi˛) of it is land and 0.8 km˛ (0.3 mi˛) of it (1.87%) is water. The elevation is 922 ft (281 m).

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As of the census of 2000, there were 47,425 people, 20,996 households, and 12,870 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,162.6/km˛ (3,011.4/mi˛). There were 21,669 housing units at an average density of 531.2/km˛ (1,376.0/mi˛). The racial makeup of the city was 94.28% White, 1.15% African American, 0.13% Native American, 2.99% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.35% from other races, and 1.07% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.14% of the population. 21.9% were of German, 14.4% Norwegian, 10.2% Irish, 9.3% Swedish and 8.4% English ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 20,996 households out of which 26.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.7% were non-families. 34.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.9% under the age of 18, 4.4% from 18 to 24, 23.6% from 25 to 44, 26.5% from 45 to 64, and 22.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 84.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.7 males.

According to a 2007 estimate, the median income for a household in the city was $76,805, and the median income for a family was $114,673. Males had a median income of $67,011 versus $41,742 for females. The per capita income for the city was $44,195. About 2.0% of families and 3.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.6% of those under age 18 and 2.8% of those age 65 or over.

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EDINA, a city, originally part of Richfield Township until incorporated as a separate village on December 18, 1888. It was developed out of three different communities: the first, Richfield Mills, lying outside the boundaries of Edina, served as a trading center and the township seat; it had a gristmill and a store. The second a few miles west on Minnehaha Creek was Waterville Mills with a mill erected in 1856 and sold to Andrew Craik in 1869, a Scottish immigrant from Canada who renamed the enterprise Edina Mills, with a post office, 1881-1902. The third, Cahill Settlement, was established in the 1850s by Irish immigrants and retained a post office named Cahill for the period 1894-1902. The name was derived from the flour mill owned by Andrew and John Craik, who so named the mill in memory of their boyhood home, in or near Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Edina City Hall
4801 W 50th Street
Edina, MN 55424
Phone: (952) 927-8861
Fax: (952) 826-0390

Regular Business Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

 City Council Meetings:
1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at 7:00 pm

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Title Term Ends Name and Address   Phone
Mayor 12/31/2022 James B. Hovland
5023 Nob Hill Drive
Edina, MN 55439
Email (612) 874-8551
(612) 961-6192
City Manager appointed Scott Neal
4801 W 50th Street
Edina, MN 55424
Email (952) 826-0401
Council Member 12/31/2022 Ron Anderson
5728 Kemrich Drive
Edina, MN 55439
(952) 833-9549
(612) 386-3208
Council Member 12/31/2022 Kevin Staunton
5277 Lochloy Drive
Edina, MN 55436
Email (952) 836-1020
Council Member 12/31/2024 James Pierce
5505 Merritt Circle
Edina, MN 55436
Email (952) 833-9548
(763) 607-3160
Council Member 12/31/2024 Carolyn Jackson
5716 Continental Drive
Edina, MN 55436
Email (952) 833-9547
(952) 836-1770

Post Office:
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3948 W 49˝ Street
Edina, MN
(952) 926-6569
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS

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Regular Business Hours:
Week Days      
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 1:00 pm  
Latest Collection at Post Office:
Week Days            5:30 pm
Saturday                3:00 pm

Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Xcel Energy   (800) 895-4999
Natural Gas CenterPoint Energy   (800) 269-1114
Wastewater Metropolitan Council Environmental Svc (612) 222-8423
Water Edina Municipal   (612) 927-8861
Telephone CenturyLink Communications (800) 603-6000
Cable TV Comcast (612) 522-2000

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees
Jerry's Enterprises, Inc. Grocery Stores 4,500
Fairview Southdale Hospital General Medical & Surgical Hospitals 2,500
Marshall Field's Department Stores 1,200
Edina Public Schools ISD #273 Elementary & Secondary Schools 1,172
Nash Finch Company Grocery Stores 350
International Dairy Queen Inc Full-Service Restaurants 300
City of Edina Executive, Legislative, & Other Gen. Govt. Support 262
JC Penney Company Department Stores 250
Edina Realty Offices of Real Estate Agents & Brokers 210
Con Agra Foods-Snack Food Gr. Other Snack Food Mfg. 196





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