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Center City
Location of Center Citywithin Chisago County, Minnesota
Location of Center City
within Chisago County, Minnesota
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Chisago
Area
 • Total 0.59 sq mi (1.54 km2)
 • Land 0.58 sq mi (1.51 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation
928 ft (283 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 628
 • Estimate 
(2019)
664
 • Density 1,135.04/sq mi (438.38/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
55002, 55012
Area code(s) 651
FIPS code 27-10576
GNIS feature ID 0641045
Website http://www.centercitymn.us/
Wash Your Hands message at the Go Boat Motel in Center City, Minnesota
"Wash Your Hands" message at the Go Boat Motel in Center City, Minnesota during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic

Center City is a city in Chisago County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 628 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Chisago County.

U.S. Highway 8 serves as a main route.

History

Center City was platted in 1857, and named from its location near the geographic center. A post office was established as Centre City in 1858, and the name was changed to Center City in 1893.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.61 square miles (1.58 km2), of which, 0.59 square miles (1.53 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.

Nearby places include Lindstrom, Shafer, Taylors Falls, St. Croix Falls, Chisago City, Stacy, Wyoming, North Branch, and Forest Lake.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 33
1910 252
1920 285 13.1%
1930 285 0.0%
1940 251 −11.9%
1950 311 23.9%
1960 293 −5.8%
1970 324 10.6%
1980 458 41.4%
1990 451 −1.5%
2000 582 29.0%
2010 628 7.9%
2019 (est.) 664 5.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 628 people, 247 households, and 175 families living in the city. The population density was 1,064.4 inhabitants per square mile (411.0/km2). There were 291 housing units at an average density of 493.2 per square mile (190.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.8% White, 0.5% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.1% of the population.

There were 247 households, of which 27.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.1% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.1% were non-families. 26.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.81.

The median age in the city was 44.7 years. 19.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.1% were from 25 to 44; 31.4% were from 45 to 64; and 17.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.3% male and 49.7% female.

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