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Crystal is a fully-developed, first tier suburban community just west of Minneapolis in Hennepin County. The city became a Home Rule Charter City in 1960 and has a population of more than 23,000 residents.

The city's mission is to improve and promote the quality of life for all Crystal citizens and provide municipal services in a cost-effective, innovative, and professional manner.

The city is committed to redevelopment, updating its infrastructure, and maintaining the vitality and livability of its neighborhoods through proactive code enforcement. Amenities include the Crystal Cove Aquatic Center, Crystal Community Center, parks and trails, a variety of programs and services for all ages, well-groomed sports fields, and the redeveloped Crystal Shopping Center.

Crystal's official newspaper for legal notices is the Crystal-Robbinsdale SunPost. Legal notices are published each Thursday.

2010 Census Information
The 2010 Census lists Crystal's population as 22,151. The median age of residents was 38.1, with 6.7% of the population under age 5, 78.4% age 18 or older, and 13.7% age 65 or older. According to the 2010 Census, there were 9,634 total housing units in Crystal, with 9,183 being occupied. Of these, 74.6% were owner-occupied and 25.4% were renter-occupied. The average household size was 2.39. For more information on the U.S. Census, visit

2020 Census Information
Way to go, Crystal residents. Our self-response rate of 85% is higher than our neighboring cities, 10 points higher than the state and 18 points higher than the country as a whole. That means Census workers didn’t have to make as many in-person visits in Crystal compared to other places.

What’s at stake?
• A complete count reduces the chance of Minnesota losing a Congressional seat.
• Census data are used to allocate federal and state funding for local needs.
• Census data are used by the private sector to decide where to make economic investments.

Population counts for state and local redistricting should be available in spring 2021, with more detailed demographic and economic data to follow.

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Did you know that in 1887, the Village of Crystal's population was 557 and the first city hall was built in 1891? Learn more about the City's history here.

Maps & Data
The city offers a variety of maps and data in this section such as demographic and housing market information, plat maps, FEMA flood maps, zoning, solar panel report data and more.

Rockford Road Library
The Rockford Road Library is located at 6401 42nd Ave. N. For hours or more information on the library, click here to access its website or call 952-847-5875.

Learn more about Robbinsdale Area School District 281 by visiting its website.

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