, incorporated in 1957, is a city in Ramsey County
, United States
. The population was 34,947 at the 2000 census
. Maplewood is conveniently located just ten minutes from downtown St. Paul
. Maplewood stretches along most of the northern and eastern borders of St. Paul.
Maplewood is home to the corporate headquarters and main campus of 3M Corporation. The city is also home to the Maplewood Mall and St. John's Hospital.
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the city has a total area of 18.0 square miles
), of which, 17.3 square miles (44.9 km²) of it is land and 0.7 square miles (1.7 km²) of it (3.72%) is water.
U.S. Highway 61, Minnesota Highway 36, and Interstate Highways 35E, 94, and 694 are five of the main routes in the city.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 34,947 people, 13,758 households, and 9,190 families residing in the city. The population density
was 2,017.5 people per square mile (779.0/km²). There were 14,004 housing units at an average density of 808.5/sq mi (312.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 88.69% White
, 3.54% African American
, 0.55% Native American
, 4.54% Asian
, 0.07% Pacific Islander
, 0.73% from other races
, and 1.88% from two or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 2.23% of the population.
There were 13,758 households out of which 31.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.8% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.2% were non-families. 27.0% 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 2.48 and the average family size was 3.04.
In the city the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 91.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.8 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $51,596, and the median income for a family was $63,049. Males had a median income of $43,033 versus $30,557 for females. The per capita income for the city was $24,387. About 3.0% of families and 4.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.9% of those under age 18 and 5.6% of those age 65 or over.
Maplewood's Mayor (Diana Longrie) and Council (Rebecca Cave, Erik Hjelle, Kathy Junemann, and Will Rossbach) have garnered metro-area attention over the last year for a number of issues. Chief among these issues are the firings, resignations, and re-organizational plan that eliminated some positions.