Council Wards

Minneapolis is divided into thirteen wards, each containing approximately 30,000 residents. Ward boundaries are redrawn at least once every ten years following the federal census to assure the population remains evenly apportioned among all wards. This is intended to ensure equitable community representation.

Ward Profiles

To learn more about a particular ward, use this map which provides a detailed profile with access to information, resources, and other materials.

To find your ward, use our Ward Finder.

For contact information, see the Ward Office Directory

Neighborhoods

Minneapolis is organized into several communities, each of which contains a number of smaller, distinct neighborhoods, as shown on this map.

Map of Minneapolis communities and neighborhoods

CommunitiesNeighborhoods
Calhoun-IslesBryn Mawr, CARAG, Cedar-Isles-Dean, East Calhoun, East Isles, Kenwood, Lowry Hill, Lowry Hill East, West Calhoun
CamdenCleveland, Folwell, Lind-Bohanon, McKinely, Shingle Creek, Victory, Webber-Camden
CentralDowntown East, Downtown West, Elliot Park, Loring Park, North Loop, Stevens Square/Loring Heights
LongfellowCooper, Hiawatha, Howe, Longfellow, Seward
Near NorthHarrison, Hawthorne, Jordan, Near North, Sumner-Glenwood, Willard Hay
Nokomis Diamond Lake, Ericsson, Field, Hale, Keewaydin, Minnehaha, Morris Park, Northrup, Page, Regina, Wenonah
NortheastAudubon Park, Beltrami, Bottineau, Columbia Park, Holland, Logan Park, Marshall Terrace, Northeast Park, Sheridan, St. Anthony East, St. Anthony West, Waite Park, Windom Park
Phillips East Phillips, Midtown Phillips, Phillips West, Ventura Village
PowderhornBancroft, Bryant, Central, Corcoran, Lyndale, Powderhorn Park, Standish, Whittier
Southwest Armatage, East Harriet, Fulton, Kenny, King Field, Linden Hills, Lynnhurst, Tangletown, Windom
UniversityCedar-Riverside, Como, Marcy-Holmes, Nicollet Island/East Bank, Prospect Park, University

These neighborhoods were formed in a number of ways: some reflect the general district served by various elementary schools while others reflect areas represented by official neighborhood organizations which were formed by activists between 1901 and the 1980s. The designation of official neighborhoods culminated with the Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP) in the early 1990s. Neighborhoods are also used for statistical reporting purposes.

Some areas in the city are more commonly known by designated place names. Many of these place-name areas are located within a defined neighborhood or encompass two or more neighborhoods. For example, “North Minneapolis” generally refers to the neighborhoods of Hawthorne, Jordan, Near-North, and Willard-Hay. “Dinkytown” is a popular business district located in the University neighborhood. Neighborhoods bordering the eastern bank of the Mississippi River are broadly grouped into the “Northeast” and “Southeast” communities. “Uptown” is a popular business district that is generally defined as the area surrounding the Uptown Theater located at the intersection of Hennepin Avenue and Lake Street. Finally, the core of “Southwest Minneapolis” is bordered on the north by 36th Street West, and extends westward from Lake Calhoun, and is bordered on the east by Interstate 35-W.

Last updated Jan 30, 2014