It is home to the headquarters of several large businesses: medical device manufacturer RMS Company, furniture retailer HOM Furniture, and publishers John Roberts Company and ECM Publishers. Just 15 miles from Minneapolis, there are plenty of employment opportunities outside Coon Rapids as well.
The Anoka-Hennepin School District serves students in Coon Rapids, as well as there are private and charter schools. Coon Rapids High School offers a bio-medical program to help students prepare for careers in the bio-medical field. Anoka-Ramsey Community College provides many 2 and 4 year degree programs.
Coon Rapids was named for the Coon Rapids Dam, which was built around 1910.
Here are some local average house prices for areas around Coon Rapids:
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