Tonka Bay

Tonka Bay


Tonka Bay is a city in Hennepin County, Minnesota. It is located on Lake Minnetonka between the upper and lower lakes. The population of Tonka Bay was 1,475 at the 2010 census.

Geography  According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.99 square miles, of which 0.93 square miles is land and 0.06 square miles is water. Manitou Road ( County Road 15) serves as a main route.

History  Horticulturist Peter Gideon claimed 160 acres  in what would become Tonka Bay. Here he propagated the "Wealthy" apple, named for his wife Wealthy Hull. Another early settler of the area was Stephen Hull. He made the first channel connecting the lower and upper lakes of Lake Minnetonka, named Hull's Narrows. It was located south of the present-day narrows, along the present day West Point Road.

Demographics  Population estimate in 2015 was 1,537. As of the census of 2010, there were 1,475 people, 586 households, and 458 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,586.0 inhabitants per square mile. There were 657 housing units at an average density of 706.5 per square mile.

There were 586 households of which 31.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.6% were married couples living together, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 21.8% were non-families. 18.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.87.

The median age in the city was 47.8 years. 23.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 15.2% were from 25 to 44; 41.8% were from 45 to 64; and 14.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.4% male and 48.6% female.

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