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POPULATION
2012 U.S. Census 
Minneapolis: 392,880
Hennepin County: 1,152,425
Downtown: 35,000
16th largest metro area

GEOGRAPHY
Latitude: 44° 58’ 39’’
North Longitude: 93° 15’ 56’’
West Area: 59 square miles or 37,516 acres
Land: 35,244 acres
Water: 2,324 acres
Lakes: 22
Elevation: 824 feet above sea level

TALLEST BUILDING
IDS Center: 57 stories, 775 feet

COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
Public: 3 Private: 8

WEATHER
Average high temperature in January: 22° F
Average high temperature in July: 83° F
Overall: 45° F 
Annual precipitation: 27.3 inches
Annual snowfall: 49.5 inches

SALES TAX
7.775% (downtown Minneapolis) 
6.875% (elsewhere-statewide)
*There is no sales tax on apparel or shoes in Minnesota

LODGING TAX
13.4%


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MINNESOTA
Settled: 1858 
Capitol: Saint Paul 
State Bird: Common Loon 
State Fish: Walleye Pike
State Flower: Pink and White Lady’s Slipper

POPULATION
55,379,646 (2012 U.S. Census estimate)
Geography Area: 86,943 square miles 
Water: 7,326 square miles of Minnesota are covered by water

LAKES
11,842 (22 within Minneapolis city limits)

ANNUAL VISITOR STATISTICS (METRO AREA)
2012: 27.9 million
2008: 17.9 million
 
2000: 11.1 million 
1990: 4.5 million

MINNEAPOLIS HISTORIC NICKNAMES
Mill City 
City of Lakes

 

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