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Minneapolis

The City in Brief

Founded: 1849 (incorporated, 1866)

Head Official: Mayor R. T. Rybak (D) (since 2002)

City Population

1980: 370,951

1990: 368,383

2000: 382,618

2003 estimate: 373,188

Percent change, 1990–2000: 3.9%

U.S. rank in 1980: 34th

U.S. rank in 1990: 42nd

U.S. rank in 2000: 45th

Metropolitan Area Population

1980: 2,137,133

1990: 2,538,776

2000: 2,968,806

Percent change, 1990–2000: 19.6%

U.S. rank in 1990: 17th

U.S. rank in 2000: 16th

Area: 54.9 square miles (2000)

Elevation: Ranges from 687 feet to 1,060 feet above sea level

Average Annual Temperature: 44.7° F

Average Annual Precipitation: 26.36 inches

Major Economic Sectors: Services, trade, manufacturing, government

Unemployment Rate: 4.2% (February 2005)

Per Capita Income: $22,685 (1999)

2002 FBI Crime Index Total: 26,630

Major Colleges and Universities: University of Minnesota–Twin Cities; University of St. Thomas-Minneapolis

Daily Newspaper: Star Tribune

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