Shorewood

Shorewood

Shorewood is a city on Lake Minnetonka in Hennepin County, Minnesota. The population was 7,307 at the 2010 census. The city was incorporated in 1956. Its area was originally part of the former Excelsior Township as were the nearby cities of Excelsior, Tonka Bay and Deephaven. State Highway 7 serves as a main route. In 2016, Shorewood was reported to be the richest town in Minnesota, with a median household income of $113,719.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 13.33 square miles, of which 5.34 square miles is land and 7.99 square miles is water. It includes the Lake Minnetonka islands of Spray, Shady, and part of Enchanted. These islands are more accessible from the nearby city of Mound that provides them with postal services, fire protection, and schools.

Demographics

Population Est. 2015        7,614

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 7,307 people, 2,658 households, and 2,131 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,368.4 inhabitants per square mile. There were 2,812 housing units at an average density of 526.6 per square mile .

There were 2,658 households of which 38.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.1% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 19.8% were non-families. 16.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.10.

The median age in the city was 45.3 years. 27.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 16.7% were from 25 to 44; 38.1% were from 45 to 64; and 12.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.5% male and 50.5% female.