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Minnetrista is a city in Hennepin county in the U.S. state of Minnesota. The name Minnetrista is said to owe its origin to the Dakota language, in which minne means "water" and trista means "crooked." The city is generally rural and still has material agricultural activity, involving corn, beans, hay and horses. The city can be described as on or near the boundary between the suburbs and rural areas, and it faces pressure in favor of and against development. Local politics often involve that question. The population was 6,384 at the 2010 census. Crown College is situated along Minnetrista's southern boundary in nearby St. Bonifacius.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 30.76sqmi, of which 25.82sqmi is land and 4.94sqmi is water. The city is almost entirely in Hennepin County. County Roads 15, 44, and 110 are three of its main routes.Lakes in Minnetrista include Whaletail Lake, Little Long Lake, Mud Lake, Ox Yoke Lake, and Saunders Lake, as well as several bays of Lake Minnetonka. Six Mile Creek runs through the western part of the city and brings the runoff from about 17000acre to Lake Minnetonka.Demographics2010 censusAs of the census of 2010, there were 6,384 people, 2,176 households, and 1,823 families residing in the city. The population density was 247.3PD/sqmi. There were 2,336 housing units at an average density of 90.5/sqmi. The racial makeup of the city was 96.3% White, 0.7% African American, 0.1% Native American, 1.6% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.Minnetrista is in Minnesota (MN). In the build up to your vacation in Minnetrista, plan trip itinerary minutiae using the visitor reviews, staff write-ups, and custom search fields on our United States itinerary planner.
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