Butterfield, Minnesota facts for kids
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"Home Of The Butterfield Steam And Gas Engine Show"
Location of Butterfield, Minnesota
|• Type||Mayor – Council|
|• Total||0.41 sq mi (1.05 km2)|
|• Land||0.41 sq mi (1.05 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||1,188 ft (362 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||1,454.32/sq mi (561.03/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0640702|
Butterfield was platted in 1872. Butterfield developed as a railroad town and was incorporated on April 5, 1885. The community was named for William Butterfield, the original owner of the town site.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.45 square miles (1.17 km2), all of it land.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 586 people, 220 households, and 149 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,302.2 inhabitants per square mile (502.8/km2). There were 238 housing units at an average density of 528.9 per square mile (204.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 72.7% White, 0.9% African American, 0.2% Native American, 7.3% Asian, 0.3% Pacific Islander, 17.1% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 25.6% of the population.
There were 220 households, of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.6% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.3% were non-families. 28.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.21.
The median age in the city was 35 years. 24.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 12% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.9% were from 25 to 44; 24.3% were from 45 to 64; and 16.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.7% male and 49.3% female.
Arts and culture
Annual cultural events
The Butterfield Steam and Gas Engine Show is held annually the third full weekend in August. The event made its debut in 1967, and attracts an estimated 15,000 people each year.
Minnesota State Highway 60 serves as a main route in the community.
The junction of Union Pacific Railroad's Worthington Subdivision and Fairmont Subdivision is just to the east of city limits in adjacent Butterfield Township .
- Herman Becker Fast (1887–1938), Minnesota state legislator, farmer, and businessman, lived in Butterfield.
- Bruce Laingen (1922–2019), United States diplomat, was born in Butterfield.
In Spanish: Butterfield (Minnesota) para niños
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