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Population (year 2000): 20,281. Estimated population in July 2005: 20,003 (-1.4% change)
Males: 9,809 (48.4%), Females: 10,472 (51.6%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 42.7 years
Median household income: $62,063 (year 2000)
Median house value: $160,300 (year 2000)

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Races in Golden Valley:

  • White Non-Hispanic (89.9%)
  • Black (3.6%)
  • Hispanic (1.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
  • Other Asian (0.8%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)
  • Other race (0.5%)
  • Chinese (0.5%)

Ancestries: German (30.0%), Norwegian (17.0%), Swedish (12.4%), Irish (10.7%), English (8.7%), Polish (5.1%).

New! Valley, Minnesota forum

Elevation: 850 feet

Land area: 10.2 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Golden Valley

  • High school or higher: 94.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 46.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 17.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Golden Valley city

  • Never married: 22.4%
  • Now married: 59.7%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 9.1%

7.3% Foreign born (2.9% Asia, 2.1% Europe, 0.9% Latin America, 0.8% Africa).

Population change in the 1990s: -793 (-3.8%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MN Minneapolis, (6.5 miles pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (447.0 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: MN (2.9 miles Robbinsdale, MN (3.1 miles Crystal, Louis Park, MN (3.2 miles St. Hope, MN (3.6 miles New Lake, MN (4.0 miles Medicine MN (5.6 miles Hopkins, Center, MN (6.1 miles Brooklyn MN Minneapolis, (6.5 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 10 buildings, average cost: $123,900
  • 1997: 9 buildings, average cost: $222,700
  • 1998: 29 buildings, average cost: $230,500
  • 1999: 61 buildings, average cost: $234,300
  • 2000: 55 buildings, average cost: $285,800
  • 2001: 106 buildings, average cost: $167,600
  • 2002: 13 buildings, average cost: $335,200
  • 2003: 21 buildings, average cost: $418,700
  • 2004: 21 buildings, average cost: $313,600
  • 2005: 32 buildings, average cost: $381,600

Latitude: 44.99 N, Longitude: 93.36 W


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (19.6%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (16.2%), Manufacturing (12.2%), Finance,insurance,real estate,and rental and leasing (12.2%), Retail trade (10.7%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +17,968 (+88.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,016 (18.8%)


 

Crime in Golden Valley by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 2 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 9.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 7 5 14 6 7 8
    per 100,000 34.5 24.7 69.0 29.6 34.5 39.4
Robberies 9 9 19 12 25 18
    per 100,000 44.4 44.4 93.7 59.2 123.3 88.8
Assaults 25 22 19 16 17 24
    per 100,000 123.3 108.5 93.7 78.9 83.8 118.3
Burglaries 173 96 103 109 130 144
    per 100,000 853.0 473.3 507.9 537.4 641.0 710.0
Thefts 554 534 494 462 493 423
    per 100,000 2731.6 2633.0 2435.8 2278.0 2430.8 2085.7
Auto thefts 63 49 46 34 57 61
    per 100,000 310.6 241.6 226.8 167.6 281.1 300.8
245.6 212.5 225.6 187.5 232.1 223.3


Average climate in Golden Valley, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Golden

Golden Valley-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 40% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/6/1965, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 1.7 miles away from the Golden Valley city center killed 6 people and injured 158 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/6/1965, a category 4 tornado 6.0 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 175 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Aaron Sele - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Texas Rangers, born: Jun 25, 1970), Jordan Leopold - NHL player (Calgary Flames, born: Aug 3, 1980).


Main business address for: PENTAIR INC (SPECIAL INDUSTRY MACHINERY (NO METALWORKING MACHINERY)), WINMARK CORP (RETAIL-MISCELLANEOUS RETAIL).


Hospitals/medical centers near Golden Valley:
  • NORTH MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 3 miles; ROBBINSDALE, MN)
  • METHODIST HOSPITAL (about 4 miles; SAINT LOUIS PARK, MN)
  • CLIFTON HOUSE (about 6 miles; MINNEAPOLIS, MN)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Golden Valley:
  • MINNEAPOLIS-ST PAUL INTL/WOLD-CHAMBERLAIN/ (about 14 miles; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; ID: MSP)
  • ST CLOUD REGIONAL (about 61 miles; ST CLOUD, MN; ID: STC)
  • ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL (about 97 miles; ROCHESTER, MN; ID: RST)
Other public-use airports nearest to Golden Valley:
  • CRYSTAL (about 5 miles; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; ID: MIC)
  • FLYING CLOUD (about 14 miles; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; ID: FCM)
  • ANOKA COUNTY-BLAINE ARPT(JANES FIELD) (about 15 miles; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; ID: ANE)

Amtrak station near Golden Valley:
  • 13 miles: ST. PAUL/MINNEAPOLIS (ST. PAUL, 730 TRANSFER RD.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 9 $35,249 $46,998 0 $0
Natural Resources 2 $7,430 $44,580 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 22 $87,194 $47,560 25 $18,352
Other Government Administration 15 $67,717 $54,173 7 $6,108
Financial Administration 7 $32,705 $56,065 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 30 $158,806 $63,522 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 7 $25,242 $43,272 5 $8,079
Health 0 $0   2 $1,993
Streets and Highways 21 $108,141 $61,794 1 $662
Fire - Other 1 $4,083 $48,996 0 $0
Firefighters 3 $15,558 $62,232 45 $14,812
Police - Other 8 $21,153 $31,729 0 $0
Totals for Government 125 $563,277 $54,074 85 $50,005


College/University in Golden Valley:
  • TCI TRAINING CENTER INC (Location: 715 FLORIDA AVE S STE 409; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Golden Valley:
  • MINNEAPOLIS COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 6 miles; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,857)
  • AUGSBURG COLLEGE (about 9 miles; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; FT enrollment: 2,662)
  • HENNEPIN TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 9 miles; BROOKLYN PARK, MN; FT enrollment: 3,138)
  • NORTH HENNEPIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 9 miles; BROOKLYN PARK, MN; FT enrollment: 3,097)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA-TWIN CITIES (about 9 miles; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; FT enrollment: 36,289)
  • NORMANDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 12 miles; BLOOMINGTON, MN; FT enrollment: 4,636)
  • ANOKA-RAMSEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 13 miles; COON RAPIDS, MN; FT enrollment: 3,627)
Public high schools in Golden Valley:
  • PERPICH CENTER ARTS EDUCATION (Students: 274; Location: 6125 OLSON MEMORIAL HWY.; Grades: 11 - 12)
  • ALC GOLDEN VALLEY (RAP) IS (Students: 56; Location: 7400 LAUREN AVENUE N. SUITE 2; Grades: 10 - 12)
  • GOLDEN VALLEY ALC (Students: 47; Location: 7400 LAUREL AVE.N.; Grades: 10 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Golden Valley:
  • SANDBURG MID. (Students: 1,416; Location: 2400 SANDBURG LANE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • MEADOWBROOK EL. (Students: 559; Location: 5430 GLENWOOD AVE.; Grades: KG - 06)
  • NOBLE EL. (Students: 492; Location: 2601 NOBLE AVE. N.; Grades: KG - 05)
  • FOREST EL. (Students: 416; Location: 1751 KELLY DR.; Grades: KG - 05)
  • PARK VIEW MONTESSORI EL. (Students: 309; Location: 2225 ZENITH AVE. N.; Grades: PK - 06)
  • 281 SANDBURG MIDDLE TS (Location: 2400 SANDBURG LANE; Grades: 00 - 00)
  • NOBLE ELEMENTARY TS 281 (Location: 2601 NOBLE AVE. N.; Grades: 00 - 00)
  • 270 MEADOW BROOK EL. TS (Location: 5430 GLENWOOD AVE.; Grades: 00 - 00)
Private primary/middle schools in Golden Valley:
  • PARKVALLEY CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 334; Location: 145 JERSEY AVE SO; Grades: KG - 6)
  • KING OF GRACE LUTHERAN (Students: 233; Location: 6000 DULUTH ST.; Grades: PK - 8)
  • CALVARY PREKINDERGARTEN (Students: 232; Location: 7520 GOLDEN VALLEY ROAD; Grades: PK - KG)

Notable locations in Golden Valley: Brookview Country Club (A), Golden Valley Country Club (B).

Lakes: Sweeney Lake (A), Twin Lake (B), Wirth Lake (C).

Parks in Golden Valley include: Valley View Park (1), Medley Hills Park (2), Wesley Park (3), Natchez Park (4), Wirth Park (5), Lions Club Park (6), Scheids Park (7).


Golden Valley compared to Minnesota state average:
  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Golden Valley:
  • KDIZ (1440 AM; 5 kW; GOLDEN VALLEY, MN; Owner: KQRS, INC.)
  • WWTC (1280 AM; 5 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KYCR (1570 AM; 4 kW; GOLDEN VALLEY, MN; Owner: COMMON GROUND BROADCASTING COMPANY,)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KFXN (690 AM; 1 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KLBP (1470 AM; 5 kW; BROOKLYN PARK, MN; Owner: 1400, INC.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KUOM (770 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WMNN (1330 AM; 10 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO.)
  • KKMS (980 AM; 5 kW; RICHFIELD, MN)

Strongest FM radio stations in Golden Valley:
  • KTCZ-FM (97.1 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • K214DF (90.7 FM; GOLDEN VALLEY, MN; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KFAI (90.3 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: FRESH AIR, INC.)
  • KNOW-FM (91.1 FM; MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WLTE (102.9 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KSTP-FM (94.5 FM; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-FM, LLC, A DELAWARE LLC)
  • KQQL (107.9 FM; ANOKA, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KEEY-FM (102.1 FM; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KTIS-FM (98.5 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KDWB-FM (101.3 FM; RICHFIELD, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KQRS-FM (92.5 FM; GOLDEN VALLEY, MN; Owner: KQRS, Inc.)
  • KSJN (99.5 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KXXR (93.7 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: KQRS, INC.)
  • WGVZ (105.7 FM; EDEN PRAIRIE, MN; Owner: KQRS, INC.)
  • KBEM-FM (88.5 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: BD. OF EDUCATION, S.S.D. NO. 1)
  • KDXL (106.5 FM; ST. LOUIS PARK, MN; Owner: INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT #283)
  • KUOM-FM (106.5 FM; ST. LOUIS PARK, MN; Owner: REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA)
  • KJZI (100.3 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KMOJ (89.9 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: CENTER FOR COMMUNICATION & DEVELOPEMENT)
  • KNOF (95.3 FM; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: SELBY GOSPEL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Golden Valley:
  • K07UI (Channel 7; MINNEAPOLIS, ETC., MN; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • K67HG (Channel 67; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K58BS (Channel 58; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W62BD (Channel 62; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • K19ER (Channel 19; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: CATHOLIC VIEWS BROADCASTS, INC.)
  • K14KH (Channel 14; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WBWX-CA (Channel 13; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • KARE (Channel 11; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: MULTIMEDIA HOLDINGS CORPORATION)
  • KSTP-TV (Channel 5; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMSP-TV (Channel 9; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KTCA-TV (Channel 2; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: TWIN CITIES PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WCCO-TV (Channel 4; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KSTC-TV (Channel 45; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTCI-TV (Channel 17; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: TWIN CITIES PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KMWB (Channel 23; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: KLGT LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WFTC (Channel 29; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KPXM (Channel 41; ST. CLOUD, MN; Owner: PAXSON MINNEAPOLIS LICENSE, INC.)

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