Andover, Minnesota

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Andover, Minnesota

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High Points

Andover strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Minnesota):

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Andover Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Andover People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Andover Median Family Income
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 16% Andover Public Transportation Use
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 19% Andover College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Andover, Minnesota

Comparing Andover to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Minnesota (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 3 3
Age of the Population 3 2
Female Share of the Population 1 2
Racial Diversity 1 7
Senior Citizens 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 10 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
People Above Poverty 10 10
Median Family Income 9 10
College Educated Adults 7 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 6
Public Transportation Use 6 9
Short Commute Times 2 1
Walking and Biking to Work 2 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 2
Affordability of Rents 4 1
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1
People Living Alone 1 1

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Andover Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles N of Coon Rapids, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 17 miles N of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Anoka
Metro Area Minneapolis - Saint Paul
Standard Zip Codes 55303, 55304
Phone Area Codes 763
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.233
Longitude -93.291

Andover Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station CEDAR
Distance 6.9 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 20 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 37 to 57 F
Annual Precip 31.3 inches
Distance 19.9 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 23 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 59 F
Annual Precip 31.7 inches
Distance 24.4 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 22 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 63 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 58 F
Annual Precip 29.4 inches
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Andover Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 26,588 100%
Male 13,519 50.8%
Female 13,069 49.2%
Under 18 9,440 35.5%
18+ 17,148 64.5%
65+ 759 2.9%
Median Age 31.9
Average Family Size 3.48
White 25,653 96.5%
African-American 143 0.5%
Asian 286 1.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 94 0.4%
Other 86 0.3%
Mixed Race 322 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 278 1%

Estimated Andover Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 29,745
Growth 3,157
Growth % 11.9%

Andover Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 29.9%
Norwegian 14.2%
Swedish 9.8%
Irish 7.2%
Polish 6.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.7%
US/American 3.8%
English 3.8%
French (except Basque) 3.4%
Italian 3%
Finnish 2.1%
French Canadian 1.2%
Scandinavian 1%
Dutch 1%
Czech 0.9%
Danish 0.7%
European 0.7%
Ukrainian 0.6%
Russian 0.6%
Scotch-Irish 0.5%
Scottish 0.4%
Swiss 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Afghan 0.3%
Hungarian 0.3%
Lebanese 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
Croatian 0.2%
Greek 0.2%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
Belgian 0.2%
British 0.2%
Armenian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Andover, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Soderville (55304)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Andover 26,588 $78,785
Anoka 18,076 $55,311
Blaine 44,942 $63,831
Champlin 22,193 $68,890
East Bethel 10,941 $62,004
Ham Lake 12,710 $71,905
Oak Grove 6,903 $73,728

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Andover High Schools (2004)

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Serves 1,411 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.3

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Serves 67 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.9

Andover Colleges

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