Minneapolis is divided into thirteen wards, each containing approximately 30,000 residents. Ward boundaries are redrawn at least once every ten years following the federal census to assure the population remains evenly apportioned among all wards. This is intended to ensure equitable community representation.
To learn more about a particular ward, use this map which provides a detailed profile with access to information, resources, and other materials.
Minneapolis is organized into several communities, each of which contains a number of smaller, distinct neighborhoods, as shown on this map.
|Calhoun-Isles||Bryn Mawr, CARAG, Cedar-Isles-Dean, East Calhoun, East Isles, Kenwood, Lowry Hill, Lowry Hill East, West Calhoun|
|Camden||Cleveland, Folwell, Lind-Bohanon, McKinely, Shingle Creek, Victory, Webber-Camden|
|Central||Downtown East, Downtown West, Elliot Park, Loring Park, North Loop, Stevens Square/Loring Heights|
|Longfellow||Cooper, Hiawatha, Howe, Longfellow, Seward|
|Near North||Harrison, Hawthorne, Jordan, Near North, Sumner-Glenwood, Willard Hay|
|Nokomis||Diamond Lake, Ericsson, Field, Hale, Keewaydin, Minnehaha, Morris Park, Northrup, Page, Regina, Wenonah|
|Northeast||Audubon Park, Beltrami, Bottineau, Columbia Park, Holland, Logan Park, Marshall Terrace, Northeast Park, Sheridan, St. Anthony East, St. Anthony West, Waite Park, Windom Park|
|Phillips||East Phillips, Midtown Phillips, Phillips West, Ventura Village|
|Powderhorn||Bancroft, Bryant, Central, Corcoran, Lyndale, Powderhorn Park, Standish, Whittier|
|Southwest||Armatage, East Harriet, Fulton, Kenny, King Field, Linden Hills, Lynnhurst, Tangletown, Windom|
|University||Cedar-Riverside, Como, Marcy-Holmes, Nicollet Island/East Bank, Prospect Park, University|
These neighborhoods were formed in a number of ways: some reflect the general district served by various elementary schools while others reflect areas represented by official neighborhood organizations which were formed by activists between 1901 and the 1980s. The designation of official neighborhoods culminated with the Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP) in the early 1990s. Neighborhoods are also used for statistical reporting purposes.
Some areas in the city are more commonly known by designated place names. Many of these place-name areas are located within a defined neighborhood or encompass two or more neighborhoods. For example, “North Minneapolis” generally refers to the neighborhoods of Hawthorne, Jordan, Near-North, and Willard-Hay. “Dinkytown” is a popular business district located in the University neighborhood. Neighborhoods bordering the eastern bank of the Mississippi River are broadly grouped into the “Northeast” and “Southeast” communities. “Uptown” is a popular business district that is generally defined as the area surrounding the Uptown Theater located at the intersection of Hennepin Avenue and Lake Street. Finally, the core of “Southwest Minneapolis” is bordered on the north by 36th Street West, and extends westward from Lake Calhoun, and is bordered on the east by Interstate 35-W.
Last updated Jan 30, 2014