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Delavan
Location of Delavan, Minnesota
Location of Delavan, Minnesota
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Faribault
Government
 • Type Mayor - Council
Area
 • Total 1.00 sq mi (2.60 km2)
 • Land 1.00 sq mi (2.60 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,063 ft (324 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 179
 • Estimate 
(2019)
166
 • Density 165.17/sq mi (63.74/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
56023
Area code(s) 507
FIPS code 27-15472
GNIS feature ID 0642751

Delavan is a city in Faribault County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 179 at the 2010 census.

History

Delavan was platted in 1870 when the railroad was extended to that point, and named for Oren Delavan Brown, a railroad official. A post office was established as Delavan Station in 1870, and the name of the post office was changed to Delavan in 1885. Delavan was incorporated in 1877.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.06 square miles (2.75 km2), all of it land.

Minnesota State Highway 109 and County Highway 13 are two of the main routes in the community.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 251
1890 252 0.4%
1900 321 27.4%
1910 284 −11.5%
1920 318 12.0%
1930 299 −6.0%
1940 321 7.4%
1950 302 −5.9%
1960 322 6.6%
1970 281 −12.7%
1980 262 −6.8%
1990 245 −6.5%
2000 223 −9.0%
2010 179 −19.7%
2019 (est.) 166 −7.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 179 people, 86 households, and 54 families residing in the city. The population density was 168.9 inhabitants per square mile (65.2/km2). There were 104 housing units at an average density of 98.1 per square mile (37.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.6% White, 0.6% from other races, and 2.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.1% of the population.

There were 86 households, of which 22.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.7% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.2% were non-families. 31.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.08 and the average family size was 2.56.

The median age in the city was 53.1 years. 19.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 16.8% were from 25 to 44; 32.4% were from 45 to 64; and 25.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 52.5% male and 47.5% female.

Notable people

  • Pat Piper, Minnesota state legislator, was born in Delavan.
  • Jon Arias, Radio host on WTSO in Madison, WI and regular fill-in for the nationally syndicated Rich Eisen Show.

See also

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