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Anoka, MN

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Though it is now a thriving suburb of a major urban area, Anoka was once a more remote area. The town's name actually comes from native language used to describe its riverside location, and this geographical feature helped characterize Anoka even after white settlers colonized the land in the 1840s, with the Rum River serving as a transportation device to float timber toward the town's early sawmills. Today's Anoka has a more modern economy, but the river is still a major landmark in the city.

Anoka Apartments


The Meadows of Coon Rapids
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2


Wellington Ridge
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2


Northtown Village
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1


Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2


Osseo Manor
Beds: 2
Baths: 1


$759 One bedroom in Minneapolis-Drake St
Beds: 1
Baths: 1

Key City Stats

The average age of Anoka, MN is
50 to 54
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 8.73%
  • 8.0%
  • 8.44%
  • Female
  • 6.66%
  • 7.44%
  • 5.82%
is average rent in Anoka, MN
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 4.63%
  • 8.84%
  • 10.84%
of units are available for rent in Anoka
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 349
  • 29
  • 0
Getting Around in Anoka, MN

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The average commuter time in Anoka is:
10 to 14 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 9.9%
  • 11.87%
  • 3.4%

Anoka: The Halloween

Anoka has a quirky claim to fame as the self-proclaimed "Halloween Capital of the World". The title stems from the town's strong tradition of hosting Halloween parades, particularly in the early 1900s before Halloween was the huge, commercialized seasonal celebration it has become today. Anoka's Halloween traditions started in 1920, when the holiday was more of a day for youthful pranks than for organized events like parades and trick-or-treating. It was thought that a parade could distract kids from their impish pranks and a tradition was born that lives on today. In addition to the parade, Anoka's Halloween celebrations include a house decorating contest.

Boating on the Rum Ri

Winter is not the only season in Minnesota, of course, and Anoka residents can make the most of the beautiful spring, summer, and pre-snow fall seasons by going boating on the local Rum River. This scenic river gives Anoka ready access to fishing and other water-based activities, including a simple day just floating around the water with a picnic in the boat. Residents who are lucky enough to own a river-worthy vessel can enter an annual lottery for the limited number of riverside slips owned by the City of Anoka, which would allow for convenient boat storage and river access.