About This Place
Maple Plain is a city in Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States. It is located about 25 miles west of Minneapolis on U.S. Route 12. It is named for the many sugar maples in its forests. Early settlement of the area started in 1854 and revolved around Lake Independence to its North, and its outflow Pioneer Creek. In 1868 and 1869, the St. Paul, Pacific and Manitoba Railroad was built through Maple Plain. By 1871, Maple Plain had a post office. The city was incorporated as a village in 1912. Village water came to the town in 1939, sewer in about 1950, and blacktop in 1961. The population was 1,768 at the 2010 census.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.9 km²), all of it land. Pioneer Creek flows through the town's Northwest corner.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,088 people, 770 households, and 536 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,875.4 people per square mile (726.3/km²). There were 786 housing units at an average density of 706.0 per square mile (273.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.65% White, 0.48% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.62% Asian, 0.38% from other races, and 0.62% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.91% of the population.