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Maple Plain is a city in Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 1,768 at the 2010 census.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.12sqmi, of which 1.11sqmi is land and 0.01sqmi is water. Maple Plain is located 20 miles west of Minneapolis on U.S. Highway 12.Pioneer Creek flows through the northwest corner of Maple Plain.HistoryMaple Plain is named for the many sugar maples in its forests. Early settlement of the area began in 1854 and revolved around Lake Independence to its north, and its outflow Pioneer Creek. In 1868 and 1869, the St. Paul, Pacific and Manitoba Railroad was built through Maple Plain. By 1871, Maple Plain had a post office. The city was incorporated as a village in 1912. Village water came to the town in 1939, sewer circa 1950, and blacktop in 1961.Demographics2010 censusAs of the census of 2010, there were 1,768 people, 723 households, and 462 families residing in the city. The population density was 1592.8PD/sqmi. There were 775 housing units at an average density of 698.2/sqmi. The racial makeup of the city was 94.2% White, 2.0% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.4% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.8% of the population.Our United States sightseeing planner combines visitor reviews with your personal interests to make an itinerary informed by experts, but tailored to suit your style.
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