Mission, vision, and goals
By putting the customer first, Hennepin County employees work every day to achieve our mission, vision and goals. We strive to improve our services through proactive, innovative public stewardship. Learn more.
Overview of Hennepin County
Read about our history, see our accomplishments, and find cities and schools districts in the county. Learn more.
Find your commissioner
County Board meetings
Regional Railroad Authority
Housing and Redevelopment Authority
Learn about plain language, social media, salaries, performance measures, legislative priorities, and data practices.
Service center information
Find main county buildings, including the Hennepin County Government Center. Read more.
Where the money goes: public works
The public works program budget for 2013 is $122.0 million, or 6.9 percent of the total county budget.
Where the money goes: public safety
The public safety program budget for 2013 is $256.9 million, or 14.4 percent of the total county budget.
Where the money goes: health
The health program budget for 2013 is $346.6 million, or 19.5 percent of the total county budget.
Where the money goes: libraries
The library's budget for 2013 is $70.1 million, or 3.9 percent of the total county budget.
Where the money goes: human services
The human services program budget for 2013 is $450.4 million, or 25.3 percent of the total county budget.
Where the money goes: general government
The general government program budget for 2013 is $164.6 million, or 19.7 percent of the total county budget.
Where the money goes: capital improvements
The capital improvements program budget for 2013 (less debt retirement) is $182.9 million, or 10.3 percent of the total county budget.
Find information on the county budget, including program-specific budget information, the proposed budget, and budget hearing dates. Learn more.
Find comprehensive annual financial reports for the county and the Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority, and financial statements for the Hennepin County Housing Redevelopment Authority. Learn more.
The Hennepin Youth Sports Program awards capital grants to build, repair, renovate or expand youth sports facilities in Hennepin County.
Since 2009, more than $11 million in Youth Sports grants have been distributed to 64 capital projects and 84 equipment and small asset projects, including multi-purpose fields, soccer fields, baseball fields, playgrounds, lighting, tennis courts, and more. Read more.
Better Together Hennepin: teen pregnancy prevention
Hennepin County is committed to preventing adolescent pregnancy and promoting healthy youth development. Learn more.
Hennepin Health builds upon a tradition of collaboration between health and human services to create an integrated health care delivery network that blends medical, behavioral health and social services in a patient-centered care model. The result has been better outcomes for patients and greater efficiencies for county taxpayers. Learn more
Active Living Hennepin County
A-GRAD education initiative
Accelerating Graduation by Reducing Achievement Disparities (A-GRAD) ensures the county is a leader in increasing graduation rates among high school students. Read more.
Community health initiatives
Working with public and private partners, Hennepin County is working to create more opportunities for our residents to live and work in a healthier environment. Read more.
Regional human services centers
Hennepin County is in the midst of changing how we deliver human services to residents, moving closer to where our clients live, work and attend school. Read more.
As the first Minnesota county to adopt a Complete Streets policy, Hennepin recognized the importance of addressing the needs of transit riders, bicyclists and pedestrians along with the needs of motorists. Read more.
The University of Minnesota’s International Fellowship Program provides professional enrichment and non-degree graduate-level study in the US to mid-level professionals and scholars from around the world. As part of the program, Hubert H. Humphrey fellows are matched with Hennepin County leaders who have similar areas of interest and expertise. Learn more.
The county has a 10-year plan to end homelessness, including immediate placement and homelessness prevention. The county provides placement services, prevention programs, housing development, and a major annual event called Homeless Connect to provide direct services to people who are homeless.
Solid waste planning
Hennepin County develops plans to manage solid waste in accordance with the Waste Management Act and as required by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA). Learn more about the county's plan.
Aging research helps policymakers and stakeholders understand and effectively respond to changes anticipated by the aging of our population. Read more.
Find county-specific 2010 U.S. Census data including age and gender; population, income and poverty; and household and family types. American Community Survey data, which is collected in between the 10-year census, is also provided. Read more.
The county provides several reports on its juvenile and adult correctional facilities, including:
- Profile of adults under jurisdiction in Hennepin County
- Profile of Adult Corrections Facility
- Profile of juveniles under jurisdiction in Hennepin County
- Research reports
Geographic information systems
Get access to interactive maps and spatial datasets. Read more.
Housing plans and accomplishments
Find plans, goals and accomplishments for housing programs, including Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership (HOME), Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) programs and the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP). Read more.
Human Services and Public Health Department volume data
Learn about the services that provide a helping hand to Hennepin County residents. Read about it.
Public health data
The Community Health Assessment is a one of several tools to evaluate the health of Hennepin County residents, and to spark important conversations about polices and programs to enhance that health. Learn more.
See what we have learned about Hennepin County residents' health habits and outcomes. Learn more.