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Corcoran
Motto(s): 
"A Hidden Gem Waiting To Be Discovered"
Location of the city of Corcoranwithin Hennepin County, Minnesota
Location of the city of Corcoran
within Hennepin County, Minnesota
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Hennepin
Incorporated 1948
Area
 • Total 36.08 sq mi (93.45 km2)
 • Land 35.80 sq mi (92.72 km2)
 • Water 0.28 sq mi (0.72 km2)
Elevation
968 ft (295 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 5,379
 • Estimate 
(2019)
6,250
 • Density 174.58/sq mi (67.40/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
55340
Area code(s) 763
FIPS code 27-13168
GNIS feature ID 0641493
Website www.ci.corcoran.mn.us

Corcoran is a rural city in Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 5,379 at the 2010 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 36.00 square miles (93.24 km2), of which 35.72 square miles (92.51 km2) is land and 0.28 square miles (0.73 km2) is water. County Roads 10, 19, 30, and 116 are four of the main routes.

History

Corcoran was settled in 1855, and was organized on May 11, 1858. The city is named after Patrick B. Corcoran, the first schoolteacher, merchant, and postmaster of the town. Patrick B. Corcoran was originally from Ireland, but moved to the United States in 1847, and to Hennepin County in 1855. The city of Corcoran was incorporated on December 4, 1948.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 358
1870 914 155.3%
1880 1,174 28.4%
1890 1,212 3.2%
1900 1,338 10.4%
1910 1,235 −7.7%
1920 1,212 −1.9%
1930 1,252 3.3%
1940 1,225 −2.2%
1950 1,135 −7.3%
1960 1,237 9.0%
1970 1,656 33.9%
1980 4,252 156.8%
1990 5,199 22.3%
2000 5,630 8.3%
2010 5,379 −4.5%
2020 6,185 15.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 5,379 people, 1,867 households, and 1,543 families living in the city. The population density was 150.6 inhabitants per square mile (58.1/km2). There were 1,919 housing units at an average density of 53.7 per square mile (20.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.8% White, 0.4% African American, 0.5% Native American, 3.4% Asian, 1.7% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.8% of the population.

There were 1,867 households, of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.2% were married couples living together, 5.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 17.4% were non-families. 12.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 3.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.88 and the average family size was 3.14.

The median age in the city was 44.4 years. 25.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.1% were from 25 to 44; 39.7% were from 45 to 64; and 9.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 52.0% male and 48.0% female.

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