Anoka has the 1723rd largest population in the United States. The population grew by 1.2% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Anoka is part of the Minneapolis metro area. Unemployment in the Minneapolis area is 3.1%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Minneapolis has the 14th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Anoka is above average at $53,450, and the median cost of a home in Anoka is $166,800, which is below the national average. 20% of workers in Anoka hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 90% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Anoka. 81% of Anoka workers drive to work alone, 3% take public transit, 8% carpool, and 6% walk. People in Anoka spend an average of 24 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.