Minnetrista is a city in Hennepin county. The name Minnetrista is said to owe its origin to the Dakota language, in which minne means "water" and trista means "crooked."The city is generally rural and still has material agricultural activity, involving corn, beans, hay and horses. The city can be described as on or near the boundary between the suburbs and rural areas, and it faces pressure in favor of and against development. Local politics often involve that question. The population was 6,384 at the 2010 census.Crown College is situated along Minnetrista's southern boundary in nearby St. Bonifacius. Pictured above is the beautiful Gale Woods Farm, Located on picturesque Whaletail Lake in Minnetrista, Gale Woods is a 410-acre park that features a working educational farm.

Geography  According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 30.76 square miles, of which 25.82 square miles is land and 4.94 square miles is water.The city is almost entirely in Hennepin County. County Roads 15, 44, and 110 are three of its main routes.

Lakes in Minnetrista include Whaletail Lake, Little Long Lake, Mud Lake, Ox Yoke Lake, and Saunders Lake, as well as several bays of Lake Minnetonka. Six Mile Creek runs through the western part of the city and brings the runoff from about 17,000 acres to Lake Minnetonka.


Population Est. 2015 7,178.  As of the census of 2010, there were 6,384 people, 2,176 households, and 1,823 families residing in the city. The population density was 247.3 inhabitants per square mile. There were 2,336 housing units at an average density of 90.5 per square mile.

There were 2,176 households, of which 45.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.7% were married couples living together, 4.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 16.2% were non-families. 12.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.93 and the average family size was 3.21.

The median age in the city was 39.7 years. 31.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.1% were from 25 to 44; 31% were from 45 to 64; and 8.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.7% male and 49.3% female.

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