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All about Rogers, MN
Rogers is a city located in Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 13,183 at the 2020 census. ln 2012, the city the annexed the surrounding Hassan Township. The City of Rogers is considered a northwest suburb of the Minneapolis–Saint Paul metropolitan area. The city’s economy is mostly based on industrial activity and agriculture.
History of Rogers, MN
In the 1880s, John Rogers sold an acre of his land, then part of Hassan Township, to Great Northern Railroad for a dollar. The new depot provided a convenient stop for the rich timber resources of the area, and served as the beginning ground of a new community. When St. Martin Catholic Church and school were added, Rogers grew in local importance, consequently causing new businesses to be built and the town to be regarded as more of a local hub than other nearby communities such as Fletcher. In 1914, the city was incorporated.
Throughout the years the town grew slowly until, in 1972, Interstate 94 was constructed. Running right through Rogers, the new freeway provided easy access to Minneapolis and Saint Paul, causing additional businesses such as Graco, CDI, Dept. 56 and Reinhart FoodService to add operations. The additional jobs created new population growth. As growth occurred, additional land was required, causing Rogers to annex more and more land from the surrounding Hassan Township. Hassan was completely annexed into Rogers on January 1, 2012.
Early founding families names still serve as key contributors to the community. Otto Scharber was a prominent local businessman, owning a grocery store, hardware store, and a John Deere implement dealership, which is still in family operation today.
Geography and Demographics in Rogers, MN
According to the United States Census Bureau, as of the 2010 Census, the city has a total area of 8.16 square miles (21.13 km2), of which 8.05 square miles (20.85 km2) is land and 0.11 square miles (0.28 km2) is water.
Upon the 2012 annexation of Hassan Township, the total land area of the City grew to approximately 26 square miles.
As of the census of 2010, there were 8,597 people, 2,882 households, and 2,190 families living in the city. The population density was 1,068.0 inhabitants per square mile (412.4/km2). There were 3,014 housing units at an average density of 374.4 per square mile (144.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 91.3% White, 2.4% African American, 0.1% Native American, 3.5% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.9% of the population.
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