Twin Cities, Minnesota - Facts & Figures
Minneapolis–Saint Paul is the most populated urban area in the state of Minnesota, with 182 cities and townships built around the Mississippi, Minnesota and St. Croix rivers. Twin Cities got its nickname for its two largest cities, Minneapolis (highest population) and Saint Paul (state capital). The cities border each other with their downtown districts about 9 miles apart. Twin Cities is a popular location for outdoor festivities including the Twin Cities Marathon, the Great River Energy bicycle festival, and ice fishing. Medicine is a major industry in the region and the University of Minnesota joined other colleges and hospitals in doing major research. Technical innovators brought significant advances in computing, such as the Cray line of supercomputers.
- 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