Hennepin County is located in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area of Minnesota. The County Seat is Minneapolis and the largest city is Minneapolis. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.hennepin.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 1,212,064 and the 2010 census population was 1,152,388. The land area is 553.59 square miles and there are 2081.7 persons per square mile.
76.4% of the population is White, 12.4% is Black or African American, 6.8% is Hispanic or Latino, 6.9% is Asian, 1.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 3.1% is two or more races. 92.3% have a high school degree or higher, and 45.8% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $230,900, there are 481,263 households, an average of 2.38 persons per household. The per capita income is $37,485, the median household income is $64,403, and 12.8% of the persons in Hennepin County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 123,360. Retail sales (in $1000) were $22,278,830, and sales per capita were $19,646. The percentage of black-owned firms is 5.2%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 28.8%.
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