Minneapolis, Minnesota - Facts & Figures
Minneapolis is the largest city in Minnesota and nicknamed the "City of Lakes" and the "Mill City". Though the city was once a flour milling capital and hub for timber, Minneapolis is considered a modern city and is home to Fortune 500 companies including Target, Best Buy, Northwest Airlines, Xcel Energy and Medtronic. The city is a business center between Chicago and Seattle. Minneapolis was ranked #1 on Entrepreneur's 2003 list of Best Cities For Entrepreneurs. The city boasts a thriving economy with a safe, affordable living environment. Those combinations make Minneapolis a great place to live, ranking it high on many publications' list of top cities. The city also ranked #4 among big cities on Men's Journal's 2004 list of the 50 Best Places to Live, #3 on Child Magazine's 10 Best Cities for Families and #7 on Ladies Home Journal's 2002 List of Best Cities for Women.
- Population: 383,108
- Industries: Health care, Educational services, Professional, scientific, and technical services, Accommodation and food services, Social assistance, Finance and insurance, Administrative and support and waste management services
- Area Codes: 651, 612, 952, 763
- ZIP Codes: 55401, 55402, 55403, 55404, 55405, 55406, 55407, 55408, 55409, 55410
- Surrounding Cities: Lauderdale, St. Louis Park, Golden Valley, Falcon Heights, St. Anthony, Robbinsdale, Columbia Heights, Richfield