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 Golden Valley (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2007
1990-2000 Change
Actual Percent
Population 24,246 22,775 20,971 20,281 20,362 -690 -3.29
Land Area (sq. mile) 10.10 10.47 10.23 10.23 -- 0.00 0.01
Density (persons per sq. mile) 2,400.59 2,175.26 2,049.95 1,982.32 -- -67.63 -3.30
Housing Units 6,629 7,690 8,532 8,589 -- 57 0.67
Households -- 7,597 8,273 8,449 8,926 176 2.13
Persons Per Household -- 2.86 2.45 2.31 2.21 -0.14 -5.73


Golden Valley is a city in Hennepin County, Minnesota. It is a western suburb of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, and is the main corporate headquarters of General Mills and Pentair.  Interstate 394, U.S. Route 169, and Minnesota State Highways 55 and 100 are four of the main arterial routes in the city. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.5 square miles (27.2 kmē), of which, 10.2 square miles (26.5 kmē) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.8 kmē) of it (2.76%) is water. The elevation is 856 ft (261 m) above sea level.

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As of the census of 2000, there were 20,281 people, 8,449 households, and 5,508 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,982.3 people per square mile (765.4/kmē). There were 8,589 housing units at an average density of 839.5/sq mi (324.2/kmē). The racial makeup of the city was 91.07% White, 3.59% African American, 0.29% Native American, 2.87% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.55% from other races, and 1.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.76% of the population.

There were 8,449 households out of which 26.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.5% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.8% were non-families. 27.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the city the population was spread out with 20.6% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 26.5% from 45 to 64, and 19.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 93.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $62,063, and the median income for a family was $75,899 (these figures had risen to $77,976 and $87,828 respectively as of a 2007 estimate[3]). Males had a median income of $49,890 versus $35,967 for females. The per capita income for the city was $34,094. About 0.8% of families and 3.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.2% of those under age 18 and 3.6% of those age 65 or over.

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GOLDEN VALLEY, a western suburb of Minneapolis, euphoniously named for its beautiful valley enclosing a small and narrow lake, was incorporated December 17, 1886, under a village charter, though it was chiefly a farming community. It had been formerly the northwest part of Minneapolis Township. Its post office operated first as Minneapolis Park, 1891-98, discontinuing in 1901; it had a station of the Minneapolis and St. Louis Railroad.

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Golden Valley City Hall
7800 Golden Valley Road
Golden Valley, MN
Phone: (763) 593-8000
Fax: (763) 593-8109

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

City Council Meetings:

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Title Term Ends Name   Phone
Mayor 12/31/2023 Shepard Harris
2425 Zane Avenue N
Golden Valley, MN 55422
Email (612) 219-8531
City Manager appointed Tim Cruikshank
7800 Golden Valley Road
Golden Valley, MN
Email (763) 593-8109
Council Member 12/31/2021 Larry Fonnest
4901 Dawnview Terrace
Golden Valley, MN 55422
Email (612) 272-5727
(763) 529-2955
Council Member 12/31/2021 Gillian Rosenquist
2321 Kyle Avenue N
Golden Valley, MN 55422
Email (763) 529-9279
Council Member 12/31/2023 Kimberly Sanberg
address not available
Golden Valley, MN 55427
Email (612) 584-1333
Council Member 12/31/2023 Maurice Harris
2502 Zenith Avenue N
Golden Valley, MN 55422
Email (612) 567-2584

Post Office:
US Post Office
7701 Golden Valley Road
Golden Valley, MN
(763) 544-4126
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS
Fax: (763) 544-4380

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Regular Business Hours:
Week Days      
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday           9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Latest Collection at Post Office:
Week Days            5:15 pm
Saturday                3:15 pm

Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Xcel Energy (800) 642-6066
Natural Gas CenterPoint Energy (800) 269-1114
Wastewater Metropolitan Council Environmental Svc (612) 222-8423
Water Minneapolis Public Works n/a
Telephone CenturyLink Communications (800) 603-6000
Cable TV King Video Cable (612) 533-7773

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees
General Mills Inc Grain & Oilseed Milling 3,000
Honeywell Navig., Meas., Electromedical & Control Instrum. Mfg. 2,500
United Health Care Insurance Carriers 1,100
Tennant Co Commercial & Service Industry Machinery Mfg. 650
Courage Center Other Residential Care Facilities 550
Dahlberg Inc Medical Equipment & Supplies Manufacturing 500
Red Line Health Care Scientific Research & Development Services 350
Jim Lupient Oldsmobile-GMC Automobile Dealers 270
KARE TV Radio & Television Broadcasting 225
CyberOptics Navig., Meas., Electromedical & Control Instrum. Mfg. 198
Graco Inc Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing 171
Alexander & Alexander Inc Insurance Carriers 160
Grow Biz Intl Inc Lessors of Nonfinancial Intang. Assets (exc. Copyrighted Works) 150
MA Mortenson Co Nonresidential Building Construction 140
Northrup King Co Scientific Research & Development Services 130





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