Hopkins, Missouri Statistic: Population, Charts, Map, Steets and More

If you're thinking of moving to the Hopkins City area, you may be wondering how many people live there. The city is over 17,000 residents, and it's located just 13 minutes outside of the Twin Cities. This vibrant, historic town has the amenities of a larger city while providing the safety and character of a small one. Residents take pride in their community, and it's easy to see that on any given street.

The city's total area is about 4.1 square miles (10.1 square kilometers). There are several small ponds on its western edge, and some creeks to the north, including the Minnehaha Creek. The north branch of Nine Mile Creek also has its headwaters here. The city has a large Hispanic community, and residents from Mexico represent about 42% of the total population. The median age of residents is 34.2, but that number rises to 36 if one considers non-Hispanics.

In the mid-twentieth century, Hopkins was a small farming community with a growing business community. However, the rapid growth of the Twin Cities and World War II added to the area's population. Until the 1950s, Hopkins was the westernmost suburb in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area. In the following years, the city was able to become a thriving retail district.