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Delano, Minnesota
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Motto(s): 
The Spirit of Community
Location of the city of Delanowithin Wright County, Minnesota
Location of the city of Delano
within Wright County, Minnesota
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Wright
Government
 • Type Mayor–Council
Area
 • Total 4.05 sq mi (10.49 km2)
 • Land 4.05 sq mi (10.49 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
922 ft (281 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 5,464
 • Estimate 
(2015)
6,280
 • Density 1,349.1/sq mi (520.9/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
55328
Area code(s) 763
FIPS code 27-15454
GNIS feature ID 0642749
Website www.delano.mn.us

Delano is a city in Wright County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 5,464 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Twin Cities Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Delano was platted in 1868, and named for Francis Roach Delano, a railroad official. A post office has been in operation at Delano since 1870. Delano was incorporated in 1876. Three buildings in town are on the National Register of Historic Places: the 1880s Eagle Newspaper Office, 1888 Delano Village Hall, and 1893 Simon Weldele House.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.05 square miles (10.49 km2), all of it land. U.S. Highway 12 serves as a main route in the community. Other routes include County Roads 6 and 11 (from Minneapolis), 16, 17, and 30.

Delano is located at 45.04 degrees north, 93.78 degrees west, along the South Fork of the Crow River. The ZIP code is 55328.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 407
1890 889 118.4%
1900 967 8.8%
1910 1,031 6.6%
1920 924 −10.4%
1930 914 −1.1%
1940 1,094 19.7%
1950 1,386 26.7%
1960 1,612 16.3%
1970 1,851 14.8%
1980 2,480 34.0%
1990 2,709 9.2%
2000 3,836 41.6%
2010 5,464 42.4%
Est. 2015 5,875 7.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2015 and 2010 census

As of the census of 2015, there were 5,875 people, 2,064 households, and 1,948 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,349.1 inhabitants per square mile (520.9/km2). There were 2,064 housing units at an average density of 509.6 per square mile (196.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.0% White, 0.4% African American, 0.3% Native American, 1.0% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.

There were 2,064 households of which 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.9% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 27.6% were non-families. 23.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.29.

The median age in the city was 34.9 years. 31.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.3% were from 25 to 44; 24.7% were from 45 to 64; and 9.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.8% male and 51.2% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 3,836 people, 1,368 households, and 986 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,492.8 people per square mile (576.4/km²). There were 1,391 housing units at an average density of 541.2 per square mile (209.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.18% White, 0.34% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.31% from other races, and 0.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.91% of the population.

There were 1,368 households out of which 45.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.5% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.9% were non-families. 22.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.37.

In the city, the population was spread out with 33.5% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 35.4% from 25 to 44, 17.1% from 45 to 64, and 7.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 96.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $52,917, and the median income for a family was $63,011. Males had a median income of $40,902 versus $30,562 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,538. About 1.1% of families and 2.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.0% of those under age 18 and 8.8% of those age 65 or over.

Culture

Delano is home to the oldest and largest Fourth of July celebration in Minnesota. The first known Fourth of July celebration was held July 4, 1857, near Fountain Lake. The celebration lasts at least four days, and includes various entertainment and activities. The celebrations begin with local baseball and softball tournaments, the arrival of the carnival in Central Park, and the coronation of Delano Royalty. The Fourth of July parade begins at 10:30 AM, and the evening closes with a fireworks display.

The films A Simple Plan and Grumpy Old Men were filmed in Delano. The town is also believed to have inspired the creation of The Mighty Ducks series by the hockey team who plays in district five. Delano is home to the Kurier Polski Newspaper, the sole Polish/American newspaper in the Midwest. With a distribution of 1500 bi monthly

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