Anoka, Minnesota

city in and county seat of Anoka County, Minnesota

Anoka (/əˈnkə/ ə-NOH-kə) is a city in Anoka County, Minnesota. The population was 17,142 at the 2010 census.[1] It is the county seat. Anoka calls itself the "Halloween Capital of the World". This is because it hosted one of the first Halloween parades in 1920.[2] It continues to celebrate the holiday each year with several parades. Anoka is a northern suburb of the Twin Cities.

Colonial Hall, Anoka, Minnesota


  1. "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Census. Retrieved 23 April 2011.
  2. "Anoka Halloween Inc". Anoka Halloween Inc. Retrieved October 14, 2012.