Anoka is a city in Anoka County, Minnesota. It is the county seat of Anoka County, and its population at the 2010 census was 17,142.
The U.S. Highways 10, 169 and State Highway 47 are three of the main arterial routes, and a station on the Northstar Commuter Rail line to downtown Minneapolis is located in the city.
The city is the self-proclaimed "Halloween Capital of the World", as it hosted one of the first Halloween parades in 1920. In 1937, city officials persuaded the United States Congress to officially grant the title. Halloween is still celebrated on a big scale here, with a number of parades. The city also has a nature reserve, and an open air auditorium.
The population has a majority of White Americans. A significant percentage of the population comprises African Americans.