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Belgrade, Minnesota
Belgrade Centennial Museum and city water tower
Belgrade Centennial Museum and city water tower
Location of Belgradewithin Stearns County, Minnesota
Location of Belgrade
within Stearns County, Minnesota
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Stearns
Area
 • Total 1.22 sq mi (3.16 km2)
 • Land 1.22 sq mi (3.16 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
1,270 ft (387 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 740
 • Estimate 
(2012)
749
 • Density 606.6/sq mi (234.2/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
56312
Area code(s) 320
FIPS code 27-04762
GNIS feature ID 0639878

Belgrade is a city in Stearns County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 740 at the 2010 census. It is part of the St. Cloud Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Belgrade is a city in sections 18 and 19 of Crow River Township. It shares its name with the capital of Serbia, a township and its village in Maine, as well as villages in Missouri, Nebraska, and Montana. It was platted in 1887 by the Pacific Land Company and incorporated as a village on March 19, 1888; the post office began as Crow Lake in 1871, changing to Belgrade in 1886. When the railroad came in 1886, there already were a number of businesses; it had a station of the Minneapolis and Pacific Railroad. The first house in Belgrade was built by Norwegian immigrant, Otto Christianson in 1874. Belgrade was named after the first child born in the township right before the town incorporation, Isabella Theolina Christianson in 1887.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.22 square miles (3.16 km2), all of it land.

U.S. Highway 71 and Minnesota State Highway 55 are two of the main routes in the community.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 366
1900 450 23.0%
1910 448 −0.4%
1920 487 8.7%
1930 508 4.3%
1940 553 8.9%
1950 659 19.2%
1960 666 1.1%
1970 713 7.1%
1980 805 12.9%
1990 700 −13.0%
2000 750 7.1%
2010 740 −1.3%
Est. 2015 755 2.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

2013-0408-ChristopherBorgerdingHouse
The Christopher Borgerding House, a historic home now used as a bed and breakfast, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

As of the census of 2010, there were 740 people, 312 households, and 185 families residing in the city. The population density was 606.6 inhabitants per square mile (234.2/km2). There were 363 housing units at an average density of 297.5 per square mile (114.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.0% White, 0.3% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.

There were 312 households of which 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.6% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.7% were non-families. 36.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.93.

The median age in the city was 42.1 years. 24.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.8% were from 25 to 44; 20.5% were from 45 to 64; and 26.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.0% male and 52.0% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 750 people, 316 households, and 183 families residing in the city. The population density was 636.7 people per square mile (245.4/km²). There were 342 housing units at an average density of 290.3 per square mile (111.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.67% White, 0.13% Asian, 1.07% from other races, and 0.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.80% of the population.

There were 316 households out of which 23.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.5% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.8% were non-families. 38.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 24.7% 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 2.94.

In the city, the population was spread out with 21.9% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 22.3% from 25 to 44, 17.1% from 45 to 64, and 32.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 84.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $22,098, and the median income for a family was $32,500. Males had a median income of $27,500 versus $19,821 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,293. About 9.0% of families and 13.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.4% of those under age 18 and 20.8% of those age 65 or over.

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