About Hopkins

Community Resource & Resident Guide

For more information about the Hopkins community, view the online version of the Community Resource and Resident Guide.

2021 Hopkins Community Guide Cover

Hopkins is a dynamic community of over 17,000 residents located just 13 minutes west of the Twin Cities. Founded rich in tradition and growth, Hopkins offers the advantages and conveniences of a large city, but the security of a small town.

City Pride

The residents and the business community have an enormous sense of pride in their city. Travel any street and you will see and feel the reflections of pride and vitality.


The vision of the City of Hopkins is to continue to create a spirit of community where people feel safe, are treated with respect, and cultural heritages are celebrated, and where people enjoy accessible government services, quality parks and housing and outstanding schools. The City of Hopkins supports business growth throughout the city while maintaining a vibrant city center.

Quality of Life

Through education, inspiration, involvement and communication, the City Council, City staff, members of the boards and commissions, the business district and the neighborhood associations are committed to enhancing the quality of life in Hopkins.