Coon Rapids

Coon Rapids Relocation Guide

Coon Rapids is a northern suburb of Minneapolis, and is the largest city in Anoka County, Minnesota. The population was 61,476 at the 2010 census, making it the twelfth largest city in Minnesota and the seventh largest Twin Cities suburb.

Citizens of Coon Rapids are very civic minded and there are several civic organizations here. One such organization, The now defunct Coon Rapids Jaycees started the annual “Snowflake Days” Festival in the early 1960s. Part of the festivities is the Miss Coon Rapids Scholarship Pageant. Three Miss Coon Rapids winners have gone on to become Miss Minnesota.

Following the disbanding of the Coon Rapids Jaycees both the Snowflake Days festival and the Miss Coon Rapids Scholarship Pageant were incorporated in 1986.

The median income for a household in the city was $55,550, and the median income for a family was $62,260. Males had a median income of $41,195 versus $30,277 for females. The per capita income for the city was $22,915. About 3.6% of families and 4.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.6% of those under age 18 and 6.1% of those age 65 or over.