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Cologne
Motto(s): 
"A Great Place To Live, Work, And Play!"
Location of the city of Colognewithin Carver County, Minnesota
Location of the city of Cologne
within Carver County, Minnesota
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Carver
Area
 • Total 1.91 sq mi (4.95 km2)
 • Land 1.79 sq mi (4.64 km2)
 • Water 0.12 sq mi (0.32 km2)
Elevation
958 ft (292 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 1,981
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,797
 • Density 1,108.5/sq mi (387.59/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
55322
Area code(s) 952
FIPS code 27-12664
GNIS feature ID 0641408
Website www.ci.cologne.mn.us

Cologne is a city in Carver County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 1,519 at the 2010 census. The city was at a population of about 1,981 people at the 2020 United States Census. The city is approximately 30 miles from Minneapolis as the crow flies, and a 39 mile drive.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.87 square miles (4.84 km2), of which, 1.75 square miles (4.53 km2) is land and 0.12 square miles (0.31 km2) is water.

History

Cologne was platted in 1880, and incorporated in 1881. The community was named for Cologne, Germany.

In 1939, the town of Cologne was preserved on film in the amateur short subject Cologne: From the Diary of Ray and Esther, which chronicles aspects of life in the German-American community prior to the American engagement in World War II. The film was named to the National Film Registry in 2001, and is one of only a half-dozen amateur works to be included on the list.

In March 2015 the city of Cologne, Minnesota hired Jesse Dickson as their city administrator.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 60
1890 193 221.7%
1900 238 23.3%
1910 390 63.9%
1920 383 −1.8%
1930 355 −7.3%
1940 427 20.3%
1950 462 8.2%
1960 454 −1.7%
1970 518 14.1%
1980 545 5.2%
1990 563 3.3%
2000 1,012 79.8%
2010 1,519 50.1%
2020 2,047 34.8%
U.S. Decennial Census
2009-0713-Cologne-govt
Louis Hall and Fire Station with Water Tower in background
Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 97
1890 39 −59.8%
1900 52 33.3%
1910 42 −19.2%
1920 46 9.5%
1960 63
U.S. Census for Benton

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,519 people, 539 households, and 398 families living in the city. The population density was 868.0 inhabitants per square mile (335.1/km2). There were 562 housing units at an average density of 321.1 per square mile (124.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.9% White, 0.9% African American, 1.2% Asian, 1.4% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.2% of the population.

There were 539 households, of which 45.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.8% were married couples living together, 5.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 26.2% were non-families. 19.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.29.

The median age in the city was 32 years. 32.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 37.2% were from 25 to 44; 18.5% were from 45 to 64; and 6.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 52.1% male and 47.9% female.

Arts and culture

Museums and other points of interest

Cologne has several buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Parks and recreation

There are six parks located in Cologne, including Marion Field, Meadow Park, VFW Park, Lions Park, Fritz Field and Village Park.

Infrastructure

Transportation

U.S. Highway 212 and Minnesota State Highway 284 are two of the main routes in Cologne.

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