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Hennepin County, Minnesota Introduction
Hennepin County in Minnesota is probably best known for containing Minneapolis, the state’s most populous city and a key anchor of the ‘Twin Cities’ Metro Area. However, it has plenty of open suburban land and even a few truly rural corners. In this piece, we’ll look at what makes Hennepin County special – its weather, the demographics of its population, and some of the most inviting neighborhoods to potential Hennepin County home buyers.





The Climate in Hennepin County
Minnesota is known as the Land of 10,000 Lakes, but there are actually more than 14,000. Its rolling plains and many waterways, as well as its northerly latitude produce warm summers and cold, snowy winters. The average Hennepin County year sees 32 inches of rain, and a whopping 52 inches of snow. Nevertheless, it gets a respectable 196 sunny days each year, on average.
Temperature-wise, Hennepin County tends to see highs in the range of 83 degrees F in July, dropping down to an average overnight low temperature of just 6 degrees F in January. Still, it gets warmer winters than most of the state!



Things To See And Do In Hennepin County
Buying or renting a house in Hennepin County, MN offers something for nearly everyone – the urban delights of downtown Minneapolis, the suburban joys of its outlying towns, or more rural pursuits like deer and turkey hunting. In the city, check out the Minnesota Zoo and the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. If you’re out and about in the countryside, try Nature Canyon Park or Lake Calhoun.

History of Hennepin County Minnesota

History of Hennepin County Minnesota

A History of Hennepin County
Before you settle on a Hennepin County House, you should learn a little of the region’s history. The first Europeans came to what would become Hennepin County in the 1600s. The US purchased the land from France in 1803, and settlers’ homes began springing up in 1834. There have been homes for sale in Hennepin County for nearly 200 years! The county itself was created in 1852.

Hennepin County Namesake

Hennepin County Namesake

How Hennepin County Was Named
Hennepin County was named after Louis Hennepin, a Belgian missionary who explored much of the area in the late 17th century.

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Hennepin County, Minnesota Introduction
Hennepin County in Minnesota is probably best known for containing Minneapolis, the state’s most populous city and a key anchor of the ‘Twin Cities’ Metro Area. However, it has plenty of open suburban land and even a few truly rural corners. In this piece, we’ll look at what makes Hennepin County special – its weather, the demographics of its population, and some of the most inviting neighborhoods to potential Hennepin County home buyers.





The Climate in Hennepin County
Minnesota is known as the Land of 10,000 Lakes, but there are actually more than 14,000. Its rolling plains and many waterways, as well as its northerly latitude produce warm summers and cold, snowy winters. The average Hennepin County year sees 32 inches of rain, and a whopping 52 inches of snow. Nevertheless, it gets a respectable 196 sunny days each year, on average.
Temperature-wise, Hennepin County tends to see highs in the range of 83 degrees F in July, dropping down to an average overnight low temperature of just 6 degrees F in January. Still, it gets warmer winters than most of the state!



Things To See And Do In Hennepin County
Buying or renting a house in Hennepin County, MN offers something for nearly everyone – the urban delights of downtown Minneapolis, the suburban joys of its outlying towns, or more rural pursuits like deer and turkey hunting. In the city, check out the Minnesota Zoo and the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. If you’re out and about in the countryside, try Nature Canyon Park or Lake Calhoun.

Hennepin County, MN Demographics

Hennepin County, MN Demographics

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Hennepin County Demographics

Population
According to the 2020 census, just over 1,281,000 people live in Hennepin County. As of 2019, the most recent figures available, there were over 530,000 individual housing units in Hennepin County, but only 6 in 10 of them were privately owned. Neither renting or buying houses in Hennepin County should be difficult, then. Also, it is growing rapidly. More than 7700 building permits were issued county-wide in 2020, so new build houses in Hennepin County should be available.

Household income
The median household income for Hennepin County residents was just over $78,000 in 2019.

Education
Roughly 93% of Hennepin County residents have high school diplomas, and roughly half have a Bachelor’s degree or higher.

Average salary
The average salary for men in Hennepin County in 2019 was just over $76,000 per year, while women averaged just under $59,000.

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Why should you buy a house in Hennepin County, MN?

Why should you buy a house in Hennepin County, MN?

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Why Buy A Home In Hennepin County?
In the end, Hennepin county has something for everyone. It has some of the best nightlife in the state (mostly in Minneapolis), and plenty to do outside. In fact, the ACSM Fitness Index ranked Minneapolis as the 2nd fittest city in the United States.

Hennepin County Art and Culture
If you do buy a house in Hennepin County, you’ll have access to some of the most welcoming and entertaining country fairs and festivals in the nation, including the Edina Art Fair, the Taste of the Northeast food festival and the Hennepin County Fair.


3 Great Reasons To Buy A House In Hennepin County
Here are 3 of the best reasons to buy or rent a house in Hennepin County, MN:

Hennepin County is a great place to get an education. Minneapolis is one of the nation’s best ‘college towns’, and is a particularly popular place to live for young graduates and professors.
Come for the lifestyle, but stay for the music! Hennepin county’s music scene is low-key and amazing. It has produced some of the country’s best artists, including Soul Asylum, the Replacements and, of course, Prince.
A mature arts and culture scene. Don’t be too quick to dismiss Minnesota as a ‘flyover state’. Hennepin County alone has a thriving theater scene and 5 of the country’s top art museums.

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Unreal Neighborhoods in Hennepin County, MN

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Why Hennepin County?

Why Hennepin County?

Is A Hennepin County House In Your Future? It could be. But you will have to decide. Hennepin County offers a very wide range of different living situations, from lofty condos in downtown Minneapolis to spacious single-family homes in the suburbs, and from small starter-homes near the universities to truly palatial lakeside complexes in gated communities. Whether you are interested in buying or renting a house in Hennepin County, MN, you’ll have a lot of options. But where can you see yourself and your family being happy? A convenient and spacious suburb like Edina or Plymouth, or do you have your heart set on living right in the heart of the Twin Cities Metro Area? If you do opt for Minnesota, will you be looking at well-to-do lakeside neighborhoods in the southwest of the city like Lynnhurst or Linden Hills, or something much more densely packed and urban? It is all waiting for you. But we do urge you to visit first, and see things yourself. The summer and the early fall are beautiful times to see Hennepin County.

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