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The Blooming Prairie Commercial Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Blooming Prairie Commercial Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Location of Blooming Prairiewithin Steele and Dodge Countiesin the state of Minnesota
Location of Blooming Prairie
within Steele and Dodge Counties
in the state of Minnesota
Country United States
State Minnesota
Counties Steele, Dodge
 • Total 1.42 sq mi (3.66 km2)
 • Land 1.42 sq mi (3.66 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
1,293 ft (394 m)
 • Total 1,996
 • Estimate 
 • Density 1,368.20/sq mi (528.27/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 507
FIPS code 27-06580
GNIS feature ID 0640277
Blooming Prairie water tower

Blooming Prairie is a city in Dodge and Steele counties in the U.S. state of Minnesota. The population was 1,996 at the 2010 census. Most of the city is located within Steele County; only a small part of the city extends into Dodge County.


Blooming Prairie circa 1905

Blooming Prairie was platted in 1868, taking the name of the surrounding Blooming Prairie Township, which was organized one year earlier. A post office has been in operation at Blooming Prairie since 1868. The city was incorporated by 1874.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.41 square miles (3.65 km2), all of it land.

U.S. Highway 218 and Minnesota State Highway 30 are the main routes in the city.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 338
1890 808 139.1%
1900 855 5.8%
1910 854 −0.1%
1920 1,012 18.5%
1930 1,046 3.4%
1940 1,205 15.2%
1950 1,442 19.7%
1960 1,778 23.3%
1970 1,804 1.5%
1980 1,969 9.1%
1990 2,043 3.8%
2000 1,933 −5.4%
2010 1,996 3.3%
2019 (est.) 1,936 −3.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,996 people, 802 households, and 535 families living in the city. The population density was 1,415.6 inhabitants per square mile (546.6/km2). There were 864 housing units at an average density of 612.8 per square mile (236.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.1% White, 0.4% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.3% of the population.

There were 802 households, of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.3% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.92.

The median age in the city was 40.5 years. 25.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.1% were from 25 to 44; 24.3% were from 45 to 64; and 21.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.9% male and 51.1% female.

Notable person

  • Mark Noble, racecar driver. A second generation racer that amassed 617 feature race wins on both dirt tracks and asphalt race tracks through out the United States.

See also

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