Hennepin County Homes & Real Estate
HENNEPIN COUNTY REAL ESTATE
Hennepin County was named in honor of Father Louis Hennepin, a French missionary and explorer who is also known for recording the history of the Minnesota area for the Western World. It is one of the 87 counties in the State of Minnesota, to which the Minneapolis-St. Paul area belongs, with Minneapolis as its county seat.
As the location of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Hennepin County is considered the most populated county in the State.
Just like all the other largely-populated counties in Minnesota (including St. Louis and Ramsey), Hennepin County has seven commissioners. The other counties only have 5 commissioners to govern each county. The commissioners govern and administer the county’s operations including the appointment of county employees like the county recorder, country treasurer and the medical examiner.
Hennepin is adjacent to Scott County, Ramsey County, Dakota County, Carver County and Wright County.
Hennepin County is highly populated and has a population of 1,116,200 million as of the 2000 Census. However, a 42% population growth was noted in 2004 bringing the population to 1,120, 897.The County is mostly inhabited by Whites (80.53%), followed by Blacks or African Americans (8.95%), Asians (4.80%), Native Americans, and those from other races
The County’s population is fairly young with an average age of 35, with 24% below 18 years old and 11% over 65 years old. Hennepin County residents are economically blessed, with a per capita income of $28,789 and with only 8.30% of the total population living below poverty line.
Census 2000 highlights: Largest county in the state (by population); ranked first in the state for population growth during the 1990s; led the state in per-capita income ($40,126 in 1998
Hennepin County is famous for leading the State of Minnesota in terms of being the wealthiest county in the state with a per capita income of $40,126 way back in 1998 and the most populated county. It is also included among the Top 100 counties in the United States with the highest earnings.
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