Blaine MN Community Profile
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History of Blaine
The city of Blaine is located in Anoka County in Minnesota and is part of the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area. The 3 main routes in the city are Interstate Highway 35W, US Highway 10 and Minnesota State Highway 65.
Blaine was previously a part of the city of Anoka up until 1877. The first settler in Blaine was Philip Lady who lived near a lake which is now named after him, Laddie Lake. However, he died shortly upon arriving and his relatives moved to Minneapolis.
It was not until 1865 that Blaine saw its first permanent resident by the name of Green Chambers, a former slave who moved from Barren County, Kentucky after the Civil War. In 1870, George Wall, Joseph Gagner and others settled and the town grew.
1877 was the year that Blaine separated itself from Anoka and established a township of its own. It was at that time that Moses Ripley the first elected chairman of the Board of Supervisors persuaded the other board members to rename the new township in honor of James Blaine, a Republican senator and Speaker of the US House of Representatives. By 1880, the population of the fledgling township grew to 128.
Blaine’s sandy soil and rich wetlands discouraged farming and made the area more a prime hunting area than anything else. Blaine’s slow development ceased after World War 2 upon the introduction of starter developments in the southern part of the city which converted it to a more suburban area than rural.
The population grew from 1,694 in 1950 to 20,573 in 1970 to over 57,000 in 2010. For several years Blaine led the Twin Cities metro region in new home construction. The development of the city is attributed to the creation of Interstate Highway 35, US Highway 10 and Minnesota Highway 64 which increased access to the Twin Cities making it a prime location for residential and business development. Moreover, the opening of sand mines created thousands of acres of peat sod farms up for development.
|Population density (sq mi)||1,752||67||91|
|Married (15yrs & older)||63%||58%||55%|
- The average age in Blaine is 4% lower than the state
- 82.72% of residents is Caucasian
- 3.96% of residents is African-American
- 8.10% of residents are Asian
Cost of Living
|Cost of living index||105||102||100|
|Goods & Services index||108||106||100|
|Health care index||106||110||100|
- In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.
- Cost of living in Blaine is 3% higher than the Minnesota average
- Cost of living in Blaine is 5% higher than the national average
There are 3 main schools located within the city, Blaine High School which is home to the Bengals and is located in the Anoka-Hennepin District, Centennial High School home to the Cougars and Paladin Career and Technical High School a public charter school.
Blaine is also where Globe University/Minnesota School of Business is located and is known as a nationally accredited college that offers masters, bachelor’s and associate degree programs in IT and business, health and legal sciences.
Blaine is also the home of Rasmussen College, a private school offering different courses to residents.
Places of Worship
Here are some of the places of worship in Blaine MN
- Chain of Lakes Church
- Abundant Life Community Church
- Apostolic Lutheran Church
- Blaine Baptist Church
- Blaine United Methodist Church
- Bridgewood Community Church
- Christ Lutheran Church
- Cornerstone Church of Blaine
- Good Shepherd Evangelical Covenant Church
- Grace Apostolic Church
- Kingswood Church
- Chain of Lakes Church
Based on the latest Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, here is the list of the top employers in the city:
- Infinite Campus
- Carley Foundry
- Cub Foods
- Target Corporation
- Bermo, Inc.
- National Sports Center
- PTC, Inc.
- Home Depot
- Walmart Stores
The most popular industries in the city based on number of employees are in the fields of manufacturing, healthcare, retail trade and social assistance.
Restaurants & Nightlife
The Tavern Grill – offers great food and beautiful ambience, one of the most respected restaurants in the city.
Hajime – offers great sushi and value for money.
Old Piper Inn – amazing lunch place, amazing service and food.
Clive’s Roadhouse – Good food, superb ambience and very friendly staff.
Kintaro Japanese Sushi and Steakhouse – good variety in meals and excellent sushi.
Bricks Kitchen and Pub – serves amazing fries, good variety in beer choices.
Fun Things to Do in Blaine
Visit the Schwan Super Rink, which is located within the National Sports Center. The rink comprises an area of 148,000 square feet, has 32 locker rooms and a pro shop. The arena also boasts of a climate-controlled café that overlooks four of the rinks.
Visit Lakeside Commons Park while in Blaine MN. This is a park that also offers a public beach, volleyball court and playground for the kids. It also features an open play field as well as a shallow splash pad for young kids to play in. You could rent a kayak or even a canoe at the boathouse.
The National Sports Center houses the Victory Link Golf Course, which is an 18-hole links-style course that covers about 400 acres of ground, and Tournament Greens.
Blaine MN truly is a great place. If you’d like to know more about our garage door repair services in Blaine, give us a call. We can’t wait to meet you.