Canby, Minnesota facts for kids
Quick facts for kids
Canby's historic downtown
"Gateway to the Prairie"
Location of Canby
within Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota
|• Total||2.25 sq mi (5.82 km2)|
|• Land||2.24 sq mi (5.80 km2)|
|• Water||0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)|
|Elevation||1,240 ft (380 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||746.32/sq mi (288.19/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0640861|
Canby is a city in Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 1,795 at the 2010 census.
Canby was platted in 1876, soon after the railroad was extended to that point. The town is named after Edward Canby, a General in the United States Army. A post office has been in operation at Canby since 1874. Canby was incorporated as a city in 1905.
Canby is located mainly in Sections 3 & 4 of Norman Township (T114N R45W). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.20 square miles (5.70 km2); 2.19 square miles (5.67 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.
Canby Creek, a tributary of the Lac qui Parle River, flows through the city.
U.S. Highway 75 and Minnesota State Highway 68 are two of the main routes in the city. Minnesota State Highway 67 is in close proximity to the city.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,795 people, 792 households, and 441 families living in the city. The population density was 819.6 inhabitants per square mile (316.4/km2). There were 892 housing units at an average density of 407.3 per square mile (157.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.9% White, 0.3% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.8% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.4% of the population.
There were 792 households, of which 24.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.6% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 44.3% were non-families. 39.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 23.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.11 and the average family size was 2.81.
The median age in the city was 46.1 years. 19.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.8% were from 25 to 44; 23.1% were from 45 to 64; and 28.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.9% male and 52.1% female.
Canby is also well known for high school wrestling. Canby High School won the Minnesota State Team Championship in 1976, 1977, 1979, 1986, 1988, 1994, 1995, 2006.
Canby is the home of the Yellow Medicine County Fair which is held annually at the end of Summer. The fair has been held consecutively for over 120 years with the exception of 1954 when the fair was cancelled due to a polio outbreak.
- Burnett Bergeson, Minnesota state representative and farmer
- Jerome Clark, folk songwriter and ufologist
- Randy P. Kamrath, Minnesota state representative and farmer
- Layton Kor, pioneer of rock climbing
- Connie Ruth, Minnesota state representative
- Lee Savold, heavyweight boxing contender
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