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Crystal at a Glance
Our Town's History - Crystal

Crystal is a fully-developed, first tier suburban community just west of Minneapolis in Hennepin County. The city became a Home Rule Charter City in 1960 and has a population of more than 23,000 residents.

The City's Mission
The city's mission is to improve and promote the quality of life for all Crystal citizens and provide municipal services in a cost-effective, innovative, and professional manner.

The city is committed to redevelopment, updating its infrastructure, and maintaining the vitality and livability of its neighborhoods through proactive code enforcement. Amenities include the Crystal Cove Aquatic Center, Crystal Community Center, parks and trails, a variety of programs and services for all ages, well-groomed sports fields, and the redeveloped Crystal Shopping Center.

Crystal's official newspaper for legal notices is the Crystal-Robbinsdale SunPost. Legal notices are published each Thursday.

2020 Census Information
According to the 2020 Census, Crystal had 23,330 residents, 9,552 households and 9,804 housing units, of which 252 (2.57%) were vacant.
View the 1950-2020 Census summary.

Did you know that in 1887, the Village of Crystal's population was 557 and the first city hall was built in 1891? Learn more about the City's history here.

Maps & Data
The city offers a variety of maps and data in this section such as demographic and housing market information, plat maps, FEMA flood maps, zoning, solar panel report data and more.

Rockford Road Library
The Rockford Road Library is located at 6401 42nd Ave. N. For hours or more information on the library, click here to access its website or call 952-847-5875.

Learn more about Robbinsdale Area School District 281 by visiting its website.

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