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Butterfield, Minnesota
Motto(s): 
"Home Of The Butterfield Steam And Gas Engine Show"
Location of Butterfield, Minnesota
Location of Butterfield, Minnesota
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Watonwan
Government
 • Type Mayor – Council
Area
 • Total 0.45 sq mi (1.17 km2)
 • Land 0.45 sq mi (1.17 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
1,188 ft (362 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 586
 • Estimate 
(2012)
582
 • Density 1,302.2/sq mi (502.8/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
56120
Area code(s) 507
FIPS code 27-08992
GNIS feature ID 0640702
Website http://www.butterfieldmn.com/Pages/default.aspx

Butterfield is a city in Watonwan County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 586 at the 2010 census.

History

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.

Geography

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.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 332
1910 377 13.6%
1920 404 7.2%
1930 412 2.0%
1940 511 24.0%
1950 529 3.5%
1960 601 13.6%
1970 619 3.0%
1980 634 2.4%
1990 509 −19.7%
2000 564 10.8%
2010 586 3.9%
Est. 2015 594 1.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 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.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 564 people, 232 households, and 152 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,289.9 inhabitants per square mile (494.9/km²). There were 235 housing units at an average density of 537.5 per square mile (206.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 86.17% White, 7.27% Asian, 5.32% from other races, and 1.24% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15.07% of the population.

There were 232 households out of which 28.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.1% were non-families. 30.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the city, the population was spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 10.5% from 18 to 24, 22.9% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 18.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 103.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,904, and the median income for a family was $38,482. Males had a median income of $27,212 versus $17,813 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,177. About 6.1% of families and 8.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.1% of those under age 18 and 11.2% of those age 65 or over.

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.

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