Dassel, Minnesota facts for kids
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Location of Dassel
within Meeker County, Minnesota
|• Total||1.68 sq mi (4.35 km2)|
|• Land||1.67 sq mi (4.32 km2)|
|• Water||0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)|
|Elevation||1,089 ft (332 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||868.18/sq mi (335.24/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0642646|
Dassel was platted in 1869, and named for Bernard Dassel, a railroad official. A post office has been in operation at Dassel since 1869. Dassel was incorporated in 1878.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.72 square miles (4.45 km2), of which 1.63 square miles (4.22 km2) is land and 0.09 square miles (0.23 km2) is water.
U.S. Highway 12 and Minnesota State Highway 15 are two of the main routes in the city.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,469 people, 572 households, and 370 families residing in the city. The population density was 901.2 inhabitants per square mile (348.0/km2). There were 620 housing units at an average density of 380.4 per square mile (146.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.4% White, 0.3% African American, 1.0% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 0.5% Pacific Islander, 1.0% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0% of the population.
There were 572 households, of which 31.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.2% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.3% were non-families. 30.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.10.
The median age in the city was 35.9 years. 27.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.8% were from 25 to 44; 19.6% were from 45 to 64; and 19.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.3% male and 51.7% female.
Each year on Labor Day weekend, Dassel is active with Red Rooster Days, a tradition that originated in 1959.
Dassel Elementary was recognized as one of 219 public schools in the nation as a 2012 National Blue Ribbon School based on academic excellence. In Bloomberg Business Week's list of “The Best Places to Raise Your Kids 2011”, Dassel finished as runner up for the State of Minnesota, behind Cokato
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