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Minnesota Almanac

The Minnesota Almanac presents a general overview of the State of Minnesota.

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Sources...

The United States Census Bureau, http://www.census.gov/, July 10, 2001.
Minnesota. M. Chicago: World Book, Inc., 1988. 590. Print.
Carpenter, Alan, and Carl Provorse. The World Almanac of the U.S.A.. Mahwah: World Almanac Books, 1996. Print.

Admitted to Union May 11, 1858
Capital St. Paul, [ Find out more... ]
Nickname North Star State, Gopher State, Land of 10,000 Lakes, [ Find out more... ]
Motto L'Etoile du Nord, [ Find out more... ]
Total area including land and water 86,943 square miles Rank among states 12th
Land area 79,617 square miles Rank among states 14th
Water area 7,326 square miles Rank among states 7th
Greatest distance East to West 360 miles
Greatest distance North to South 407 miles
Highest point 2,301 feet (Eagle Mountain) Rank among states 37th
Lowest point 602 feet (Lake Superior) Rank among states 40th
Mean elevation 1,200 feet Rank among states 21st
Highest recorded temperature 114 degrees on July 6, 1936 at Moorhead
Lowest recorded temperature -60 degrees on February 2, 1996 at Tower.
Highest monthly average temperature 83.4 degrees Rank among states 42nd
Lowest monthly average temperature -2.9 degrees Rank among states 3rd
Average yearly precipitation (rain & snow) 26 inches Rank among states  
Population
(U.S. Census, April, 2000)
4,919,479 Rank among states 21st
Population per square mile
(Population/Land area)
61.79 Rank among states 31st
Ten largest cities by population
State Capital in red
(U.S. Census, April, 2000)

1. Minneapolis 382,618 6. Brooklyn Park 67,338
2. St. Paul 287,151 7. Plymouth 65,894
3. Duluth 86,918 8. Eagan 63,557
4. Rochester 85,806 9. Coon Rapids 61,607
5. Bloomington 85,172 10. Burnsville 60,220
Median age 32.5
Average lifetime (1979-1981) 76.15 Rank among states 2nd
Total crimes reported per 100,000 people (1992-1993) 4,386.2 Rank among states 37th
Violent crimes reported per 100,000 people 327.2 Rank among states 38th
Property crimes reported per 100,000 people 4,059.0 Rank among states 34th
Per capita income (2000)
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce
$31,935 Rank among states 9th
Disposable per capita personal income (income minus taxes) (2000)
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce
$26,816 Rank among states 9th
Median household income (1993) $33,682 Rank among states 15th

Additional Information

Minnesota Place Names: A Geographical Encyclopedia

Minnesota Place Names: A Geographical Encyclopedia, by Warren Upham. 730 pages. Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press; 3rd Revised & Enlarged edition (May 15, 2001)

The classic reference for place-name information on the state's cities, towns, townships, lakes, and streams. Revised and thoroughly updated from the 1920 original.

Visit the NETSTATE Minnesota State Book Store for additional Minnesota related books, including Minnesota Reference Books, History, Biographies and Cookbooks.

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