Arlington, Minnesota facts for kids
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"A Beautiful City Growing In Unity"
Location of Arlington
within Sibley County, Minnesota
|• Type||Mayor – Council|
|• Total||1.61 sq mi (4.17 km2)|
|• Land||1.61 sq mi (4.17 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||1,004 ft (306 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||1,333.75/sq mi (515.01/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0639437|
The community was platted in 1856, and the name was officially approved on May 11, 1858, which is the same date that Minnesota became a state. German settlers came to the area to homestead beginning in the 1860s and 1870s. The population of Arlington continues to be of predominately German descent. In 1948, the community was incorporated as a city.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.57 square miles (4.07 km2), all of it land.
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the census of 2010, there were 2,233 people, 911 households, and 549 families living in the city. The population density was 1,422.3 inhabitants per square mile (549.2/km2). There were 1,018 housing units at an average density of 648.4 per square mile (250.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.1% White, 0.1% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 3.6% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.4% of the population.
There were 911 households, of which 32.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.3% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.7% were non-families. 34.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 3.06.
The median age in the city was 35.6 years. 26.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.3% were from 25 to 44; 21.3% were from 45 to 64; and 17.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.9% male and 52.1% female.
Arlington is part of the Sibley East Public Schools district. The local public high school is Sibley East High School.
St. Paul's Lutheran School is a Pre-K-8 grade school of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod in Arlington.
Minnesota State Highway 5 serves as a main route in the community.
TrailBlazer Transit serves Arlington and the surrounding area.
- John McGovern - Inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1966.
- Anne Panning - Co-directs the Brockport Writers Forum.
- Thomas O. Streissguth - Minnesota Supreme Court justice.
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