Coon Rapids MN Community Profile
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History of Coon Rapids
With the establishment of the Red River Ox Cart Trail in 1835, military and trade connections flourished between Anoka and Minneapolis. Many businesses sprung up like the Anoka Pressed Brick and the Terra Cotta Company in 1881. By 1912, the Coon Rapids Dam was constructed and with it an influx of laborers and engineers that increased the population of Coon Rapids to around a thousand people. When the dam was completed in 1914, it began to function as a regional power source. Also after completion of the dam Anoka Township renamed itself to Coon Creek Rapids and eventually shortened it to Coon Rapids. 1959 saw incorporation into a city.
|Population density (sq mi)||2,734||67||91|
|Married (15yrs & older)||57%||58%||55%|
- The average age in Coon Rapids is 1% lower than Minnesota
- 86.28% of the population is Caucasian
- 5.12% of the population is African-American
- 3.11% of the population is Asian
Cost of Living
|Cost of living index||103||102||100|
|Goods & Services index||108||106||100|
|Health care index||106||110||100|
- Cost of living is equivalent to Minnesota
- Cost of living in the city is 3% higher than the national average
- Cost of housing is 1% lower than the national average
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.
The city of Coon Rapids is served by the Anoka-Hennepin Public School District 11. The biggest school in the city is Coon Rapids High School and it has an enrollment of about 2,800 students. Students in the city also attend school in different districts due to Minnesota’s open enrollment statute. Also, the Anoka-Ramsey Community College calls the city home. The school offers different courses ranging from 2 to 4 year programs. As of 2013, it has already given out 754 Associate degrees.
Places of Worship
Here are some of the churches in the city:
- Blessed Hope Baptist Church
- Church of the Epiphany
- Church of the Master Presbyterian Church
- Coon Rapids Baptist Church
- Coon Rapids United Methodist Church
- Cross of Christ Lutheran Church
- Faith Lutheran Church
- Peace Lutheran Church
- True North Church
- Word of Life Alliance Church
- Church of Epiphany
- Coon Rapids Evangelical Free
Based on the city’s latest Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the biggest employers in the city include:
- Mercy Health (Allina Health System)
- Independent School District 11
- RMS Company
- Honeywell Aerospace
- Anoka-Ramsey Community College
- HOM Furniture
- City of Coon Rapids
Employment rate in Coon Rapids is constant at 0% from 2014 to 2015 with 33,396 employed individuals.
Restaurants & Nightlife
Texas Roadhouse Restaurant – rated as the best restaurant in Coon Rapids, the place offers the best steaks. Staff is quick, friendly and unobtrusive. Meals are cooked perfectly along with the side dishes. The salads are fresh and are served in generous portions. Dinner rolls are hot and tasty.
Kendall’s Tavern & Chophouse Restaurant — they serve the best filet mignon this side of town. The clubhouse sandwich and the chicken wings are likewise excellent choices. There is a view of the golf course and the option to go patio dining.
The Well Sports Tavern & Grill Restaurant – laid back, comfortable and fun, the Well Sports Tavern also has the best happy hour prices. Food is great, the cocktails are not watered down or drowned in ice. Do try the chicken wings as well as the grilled cheese and tomato soup.
Fun Things to Do in Coon Rapids
The city is brimming with lots of activities for people of all ages. The Bunker Hills Golf Club for example has hosted the PGA Seniors Tours while the Coldwell Banker Burnet Senior Classic also has golfers from many areas trooping down to the city. There is also the scenic Coon Rapids Dam as well as the Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park and the Bunker Hills Regional Park which hosts the state’s biggest outdoor water park.
Coon Rapids MN truly is a great place. If you’d like to know more about our garage door repair services in Coon Rapids, give us a call. We can’t wait to meet you.