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Alvarado
Location of Alvarado, Minnesota
Location of Alvarado, Minnesota
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Marshall
Area
 • Total 0.21 sq mi (0.54 km2)
 • Land 0.21 sq mi (0.54 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
810 ft (247 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 388
 • Density 1,732.06/sq mi (669.26/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
56710
Area code(s) 218
FIPS code 27-01252
GNIS feature ID 0639313

Alvarado is a city situated along the Snake River in Marshall County in the State of Minnesota. The population was 388 at the 2020 census.

Minnesota Highway 1 and Minnesota Highway 220 are two of the main arterial routes in the community.

History

A post office called Alvarado has been in operation since 1905. The city was named, directly or indirectly, after Alvarado, in Mexico.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.22 square miles (0.57 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 128
1920 361 182.0%
1930 323 −10.5%
1940 336 4.0%
1950 317 −5.7%
1960 282 −11.0%
1970 302 7.1%
1980 385 27.5%
1990 356 −7.5%
2000 371 4.2%
2010 363 −2.2%
2020 388 6.9%
U.S. Decennial Census
2020 Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 363 people, 137 households, and 105 families living in the city. The population density was 1,650.0 inhabitants per square mile (637.1/km2). There were 177 housing units at an average density of 804.5 per square mile (310.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 88.2% White, 0.3% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 9.6% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 16.3% of the population.

There were 137 households, of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.5% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 23.4% were non-families. 21.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.05.

The median age in the city was 34.1 years. 27.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25% were from 25 to 44; 25.6% were from 45 to 64; and 13.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.2% male and 51.8% female.

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