Golden Valley, Minnesota

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Golden Valley is a city located in Hennepin County, Minnesota. It is a suburb bounded on the east by Minneapolis, and is the locus of the corporate headquarters of General Mills. Golden Valley is also the home of the Perpich Center for Arts Education. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 20,281.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 27.2 km² (10.5 mi²). 26.5 km² (10.2 mi²) of it is land and 0.8 km² (0.3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.76% water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 20,281 people, 8,449 households, and 5,508 families residing in the city. The population density is 765.4/km² (1,982.3/mi²). There are 8,589 housing units at an average density of 324.2/km² (839.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 91.07% White, 3.59% African American, 0.29% Native American, 2.87% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.55% from other races, and 1.61% from two or more races. 1.76% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 8,449 households out of which 26.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.5% are married couples living together, 7.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 34.8% are non-families. 27.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.31 and the average family size is 2.84.

In the city the population is spread out with 20.6% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 26.5% from 45 to 64, and 19.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 43 years. For every 100 females there are 93.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 89.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $62,063, and the median income for a family is $75,899. Males have a median income of $49,890 versus $35,967 for females. The per capita income for the city is $34,094. 3.0% of the population and 0.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 2.2% of those under the age of 18 and 3.6% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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