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St. Louis Park, Minnesota

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St. Louis Park is a city in Hennepin County, Minnesota and a suburb of Minneapolis. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 44,126. St. Louis Park is the birthplace and childhood home of movie directors Joel and Ethan Coen. Other notable former residents of St. Louis Park include New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, author/satirist Al Franken, guitarist Sharon Isbin, writer Pete Hautman.

The Pavek Museum of Broadcasting, which has a major collection of antique radio and television equipment, is also in the city. Items range from radios produced by local manufacturers to the Vitaphone system used to cut discs carrying audio for the first "talkie," The Jazz Singer.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 28.3 km² (10.9 mi²). 27.7 km² (10.7 mi²) of it is land and 0.5 km² (0.2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.92% water.

Demographics

Census data

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 44,126 people, 20,782 households, and 10,557 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,592.3/km² (4,122.5/mi²). There are 21,140 housing units at an average density of 762.8/km² (1,975.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 88.91% White, 4.37% African American, 0.45% Native American, 3.21% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.28% from other races, and 1.72% from two or more races. 2.93% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 20,782 households out of which 22.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.3% are married couples living together, 8.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 49.2% are non-families. 37.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.08 and the average family size is 2.81.

In the city the population is spread out with 18.8% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 37.7% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 90.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 87.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $49,260, and the median income for a family is $63,182. Males have a median income of $40,561 versus $32,447 for females. The per capita income for the city is $28,970. 5.2% of the population and 3.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 5.2% of those under the age of 18 and 6.7% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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