Ada, Minnesota facts for kids
Norman County Courthouse, Ada, Minnesota
|Nickname(s): "Heart of the Valley"|
|Motto: Alive and Thriving!|
Location of Ada
within Norman County and state of Minnesota
|• Total||1.39 sq mi (3.60 km2)|
|• Land||1.39 sq mi (3.60 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||906 ft (276 m)|
|• Estimate (2013)||1,647|
|• Density||1,228.1/sq mi (474.2/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0639200|
Minnesota State Highways 9 and 200 are two of the main routes in the city.
Ada was laid out in 1874. The town was named for the eldest daughter of William H. Fisher, attorney and superintendent of the Saint Paul and Pacific Railroad, who had died aged 6. A post office has been in operation at Ada since 1876. Ada was incorporated in 1881.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.39 square miles (3.60 km2), all of it land.
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,707 people, 742 households, and 436 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,228.1 inhabitants per square mile (474.2/km2). There were 837 housing units at an average density of 602.2 per square mile (232.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.9% White, 0.2% African American, 1.1% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 1.4% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.6% of the population.
There were 742 households of which 29.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.2% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.2% were non-families. 37.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.96.
The median age in the city was 43.9 years. 24.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.2% were from 25 to 44; 26.3% were from 45 to 64; and 22.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 45.5% male and 54.5% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,657 people, 749 households, and 432 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,234.4 people per square mile (477.4/km²). There were 835 housing units at an average density of 622.1 per square mile (240.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.44% White, 0.06% African American, 0.66% Native American, 0.54% Asian, 1.03% from other races, and 1.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.78% of the population.
There were 749 households out of which 26.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.2% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.2% were non-families. 39.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 24.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.98.
In the city, the population was spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 24.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 88.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.9 male.
The median income for a household in the city was $29,583, and the median income for a family was $43,162. Males had a median income of $30,924 versus $23,088 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,921. About 7.0% of families and 13.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.5% of those under age 18 and 21.5% of those age 65 or over.
Events and festivals
Ada is home to annual Norman County Fair. Held the last full weekend in June the fair is a gathering place for the whole county. The Thomas Carnival along with many food stands come together for this annual event. 4-H, FFA bring their exhibits to display. There is entertainment daily in the Tommy Roesch Memorial Stage.
The Fun in the Flatlands celebration is held each fall, generally during the second weekend in September. The festival includes a parade, Pioneer Days at Prairie Village (a collection of historical buildings preserved as museums and located immediately west of the Norman County Fairgrounds), old time demonstrations, kids' games, food stands, a craft show, a produce market, a car show, entertainment, and more.
Finally, Ada hosts an Old-Fashioned Family Christmas each December, with highlights including a parade, opportunities for children to visit Santa and Mrs. Claus, free family movies at Ada's historic Orpheum Theatre, and an old-time snowmobile show.
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