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Cosmos
Cosmos water tower seen from the intersection of Minnesota State Highways 4 and 7
Cosmos water tower seen from the intersection of Minnesota State Highways 4 and 7
Location of Cosmoswithin Meeker County, Minnesota
Location of Cosmos
within Meeker County, Minnesota
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Meeker
Area
 • Total 1.13 sq mi (2.93 km2)
 • Land 1.11 sq mi (2.87 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.06 km2)
Elevation
1,112 ft (339 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 473
 • Estimate 
(2019)
449
 • Density 405.23/sq mi (156.48/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
56228
Area code(s) 320
FIPS code 27-13420
GNIS feature ID 0641518
Website www.cosmos-mn.com

Cosmos is a city in Meeker County, Minnesota, United States, along the South Fork of the Crow River. The population was 473 at the 2010 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.14 square miles (2.95 km2), of which 1.12 square miles (2.90 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.

Cosmos is located along the South Fork of the Crow River.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 230
1940 357 55.2%
1950 382 7.0%
1960 487 27.5%
1970 570 17.0%
1980 571 0.2%
1990 610 6.8%
2000 582 −4.6%
2010 473 −18.7%
2020 507 7.2%

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 473 people, 229 households, and 120 families residing in the city. The population density was 422.3 inhabitants per square mile (163.1/km2). There were 261 housing units at an average density of 233.0 per square mile (90.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.5% White, 0.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 1.5% from other races, and 0.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population.

There were 229 households, of which 23.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.9% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 47.6% were non-families. 38.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.07 and the average family size was 2.78.

The median age in the city was 45.2 years. 19.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.3% were from 25 to 44; 30.7% were from 45 to 64, and 19.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.0% male and 51.0% female.

Notable people

  • Mary Jane Shultz, professor and researcher in physical, environmental, materials and surface chemistry

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