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Andover is a city in Anoka County, in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metro area.
One tradition says the community was named for Andover, MA. Another says it was named for an accident in which a steam engine tipped over into a swamp, and "over and over it went"
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Andover. For links to other places called Andover, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Andover is 45.233N. The longitude is -93.291W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 889 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 28,938.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Andover demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Anoka County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Twin Cities area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 55448 ZIP code.
27% of Andover residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Andover ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Andover was $26,317, compared with $21,587 nationally.
28% of Andover residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Andover, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $666. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,272.
Anoka County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Andover political report.
The average commute time for Andover workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Andover between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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