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Chandler
A view (from the east) of a portion of Chandler
A view (from the east) of a portion of Chandler
Location of Chandlerwithin Murray County, Minnesota
Location of Chandler
within Murray County, Minnesota
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Murray
Government
 • Type Mayor − Council
Area
 • Total 0.79 sq mi (2.05 km2)
 • Land 0.79 sq mi (2.05 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,660 ft (506 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 270
 • Estimate 
(2019)
246
 • Density 311.00/sq mi (120.09/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
56122
Area code(s) 507
FIPS code 27-10900
GNIS feature ID 0641100
Website www.cityofchandlermn.com

Chandler is a city in Murray County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 270 at the 2010 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.78 square miles (2.02 km2), all of it land.

Minnesota State Highway 91 and Murray County Roads 4 and 5 are the main routes in the community.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 225
1920 272 20.9%
1930 250 −8.1%
1940 363 45.2%
1950 331 −8.8%
1960 388 17.2%
1970 319 −17.8%
1980 344 7.8%
1990 316 −8.1%
2000 276 −12.7%
2010 270 −2.2%
2019 (est.) 246 −8.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 270 people, 109 households, and 75 families living in the city. The population density was 346.2 inhabitants per square mile (133.7/km2). There were 120 housing units at an average density of 153.8 per square mile (59.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 88.9% White, 0.7% African American, 9.6% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 22.6% of the population.

There were 109 households, of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.8% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.2% were non-families. 26.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 19.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.01.

The median age in the city was 41 years. 24.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.7% were from 25 to 44; 21.5% were from 45 to 64; and 22.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.4% male and 49.6% female.

History

A post office has been in operation at Chandler since 1886. The city was named for John Alonzo Chandler, a railroad official.

Chandler Air Force Station was located just south of town from 1951 though 1969, home to 787th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron.

On June 16, 1992, Chandler was struck by a devastating F5 tornado that completely destroyed half of the town, most of which has since been rebuilt.

The Fenton Wind Farm, a 137 turbine wind farm near Chandler, became operational in 2007.

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