Little Canada, Minnesota

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As of the census
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of 2000, there were 9,771 people, 4,375 households, and 2,393 families residing in the city. The population density
Population density
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 was 2,445.8 people per square mile (943.2/km²). There were 4,471 housing units at an average density of 1,119.1 per square mile (431.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 85.38% White, 4.20% African American, 0.58% Native American, 6.68% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.90% from other races
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, and 2.25% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.29% of the population.

There were 4,375 households out of which 26.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.6% were married couples
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 living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.3% were non-families. 36.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.1% under the age of 18, 11.0% from 18 to 24, 31.2% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 12.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 91.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $46,609, and the median income for a family was $61,082. Males had a median income of $41,205 versus $31,689 for females. The per capita income
Per capita income
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 for the city was $25,624. About 4.6% of families and 5.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.2% of those under age 18 and 3.4% of those age 65 or over.


Bill Blesener is the mayor of Little Canada. He took up this position in 2005 after serving as a member on the Council for 9 non-consecutive years (1985–1992 and 2003–2004). The Council members are Barbara Allan who filled a vacancy in 2004, John Keis filled a vacancy in 2006 and served on the Planning Commission from 1991 to 2004, Rick Montour who joined the Council in 2001 after serving on the Planning Commission from 1996 to 2000, and Michael McGraw who was appointed by the mayor, Blesener, after overriding a 2:2 vote by the city council members. McGraw assumed his position after a previous council member died before he could assume office.


Little Canada is served mostly by the Roseville Area School District (ISD 623) with a small section of the city north of Interstate 694 served by the White Bear Lake School District. The two schools within city limits are Little Canada Elementary and Roseville Area Middle School.

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