Mounds View, Minnesota

Mounds View, Minnesota
Mounds View, Minnesota
—  City  —
Location of Mounds View, Minnesota
Coordinates: 45°6′17″N 93°12′22″W / 45.10472°N 93.20611°W / 45.10472; -93.20611
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Ramsey
 – Total 4.1 sq mi (10.7 km2)
 – Land 4.1 sq mi (10.7 km2)
 – Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 912 ft (278 m)
Population (2010)[1]
 – Total 12,155
 – Density 3,096.6/sq mi (1,195.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 – Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 55112
Area code(s) 763
FIPS code 27-44530[2]
GNIS feature ID 0648158[3]

Mounds View is a city in Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 12,155 at the 2010 census.[1] It is part of the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area.

U.S. Route 10, County Highway 10, and Interstate Highway 35W are three of the main arterial routes in the city.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.1 square miles (10.7 km²), of which, 4.1 square miles (10.6 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.48%) is water. Rice Creek flows through the southeastern part of the city.[4]


The city of Mounds View was located in the former Mounds View Township, which included parts of present-day Shoreview, Arden Hills, and Spring Lake Park. In 1958, 100 years after Minnesota's ascension to statehood, the village of Mounds View was incorporated. Post World War II growth was partially fueled by the proximity of the Twin Cities Arsenal.


Historical populations
Census Pop.
1960 6,416
1970 10,599 65.2%
1980 12,593 18.8%
1990 12,541 −0.4%
2000 12,738 1.6%
2010 12,155 −4.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 12,738 people, 5,018 households, and 3,387 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,096.6 people per square mile (1,196.6/km²). There were 5,130 housing units at an average density of 1,247.1 per square mile (481.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 90.65% White, 2.40% African American, 0.66% Native American, 3.12% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.02% from other races, and 2.09% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.62% of the population.

There were 5,018 households out of which 33.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.8% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.5% were non-families. 23.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 10.5% from 18 to 24, 32.4% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 8.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 99.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $51,974, and the median income for a family was $60,685. Males had a median income of $37,418 versus $29,196 for females. The per capita income for the city was $24,271. About 4.4% of families and 5.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.4% of those under age 18 and 5.2% of those age 65 or over.

The city is primarily residential, with several business parks and businesses located in Mounds View. The bulk of businesses are located along the County Road 10 corridor, with most residential areas flanking it to the north and south. Some of the businesses include Multitech's headquarters, Liberty Checks and Sysco Distributing.

In 2005, the Mounds View City council voted to sell the city owned golf course to Medtronic, Inc., for a new campus. The new campus is located in the north east corner of the city and opened Fall of 2007.

Webliography for more information

Government and Emergency Agencies

Mounds View Police Department. Includes information from the Police Department which includes crime prevention, investigations, patrol operations, animal control, and code enforcement.{F807401A-6B2F-4C12-9C82-0BC37D8A9027}.

Spring Lake Park-Blaine-Mounds View Fire Department. The Fire Department that serves the Mounds View area has information on prevention programs, fire laws, and safety issues like child safety seats.

Ramsey County Library. The Mounds View library serves the community by providing public technology and information services.

City of Mounds View. The official website of the City of Mounds View includes extensive information about the local government, residents, businesses, and community including laws, events, safety tips, and housing.{E0ABAA84-019C-42B4-B5A4-EEDE1D982C5C}.


Community Education. The Mounds View Public School District provides many opportunities for education like adult basic education and youth services.

Pinewood Elementary School. The K – 5th grade elementary school is located in Mounds View and serves people living in Mounds View, Shoreview, Blaine, and New Brighton.

Edgewood Middle School. The 6th – 8th grade middle school, located Mounds View, provides education, library resources, and after school activities for students from the local area.

Irondale High School. The 9th – 12th grade High School in New Brighton provides education, extracurricular activities, library resources, and other resources to students from New Brighton, Mounds View, Arden Hills, and Shoreview.

Community History and Reoccurring Events

City of Mounds View’s Festival in the Park. This annual festival happens every August, is run as a non-profit by Mounds View citizens, and the most popular events are the parade and fireworks.{2BE8FC78-CC2F-4CDA-B849-D201303D77DF}&Type=B_BASIC.

City of Mounds View Events. This includes upcoming events in Mounds View and geared towards Mounds View residents.{52FAEAB9-C066-4395-B796-D9A9D3BE5034}.

City of Mounds View’s Community Profile. This website has an 11-page article published in 2010 about the community, including demographic information.{4D45CAFB-902A-43E1-8A5B-C7A6CB5B5C78}.

City of Mounds View’s History. This webpage has a brief overview of the city’s history starting in 1976.{A0648267-AC77-452E-BBA6-FD649AE07337}.


City of Mounds View’s Businesses. This webpage has an extensive list of Mounds View businesses that cover a range of topics: retail, restaurants, entertainment, lodging, health and fitness, pharmacies, child care, beauty, gasoline, automotive, service, professional office, senior housing, and manufacturing.{EDB5A742-6585-494F-970A-F2BDFFA98CCB}.

Mounds View Community Theatre. This community theatre group puts on an annual musical in Mounds View School stages.

Mounds View Lion’s Club. The website has information about this group that serves the local community and is known for helping the blind and visually impaired.

Irondale Marching Knights. This high school marching band serves both the Mounds View and Irondale High School systems, and the website includes information about the marching band, winter colorgaurd, and winter drumline organizations.

Irondale High School Athletics. Includes information about the fall, winter, and spring athletics available through Irondale High School, which serves the Mounds View community.

Irondale High School Activities. Includes information about the activities sponsored by Irondale High School serving the Mounds View community.

Organized Religions/Places of Worship

Abiding Savior Lutheran Church. Includes information about worship and activities with this church associated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Bethlehem Baptist Church. This Baptist church has information about worship services and other activities offered to the community.

Church Upon the Rock. A Christian church serving the Mounds View community and offering Christian faith encouraging services like worship.

Cross of Glory Lutheran Church. This website has information about the Cross of Glory Church associated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Messiah Lutheran Church. This website has information about and activities sponsored by Messiah Lutheran Church, which is part of the Missouri Synod Lutheran Church of America.

Sunrise United Methodist Church. Includes worship, group, and education opportunities through Sunrise United Methodist Church.


  1. ^ a b "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Census. Retrieved 23 April 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ King's Twin Cities Metro Street Atlas '04. Minneapolis: The Lawrence Group. 2004. ISBN 1-58301-215-X.

External links

Coordinates: 45°06′18″N 93°12′31″W / 45.105°N 93.20861°W / 45.105; -93.20861

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