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Dilworth
Star Lite Motel
Star Lite Motel
Nickname(s): 
D-town
Location in Minnesota
Location in Minnesota
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Clay
Government
 • Type Mayor-Council
Area
 • Total 3.21 sq mi (8.32 km2)
 • Land 3.21 sq mi (8.31 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
909 ft (277 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 4,612
 • Density 1,377.57/sq mi (531.95/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
56529
Area code 218
FIPS code 27-15976
GNIS feature ID 0642816

Dilworth is a city in Clay County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 4,612 according to the 2020 census. Dilworth is one of the core cities of the Fargo-Moorhead metro area; it is on the eastern border of Moorhead. Dilworth is home to the historic Star Lite Motel and the Dilworth Rail Yard, one of the Burlington Northern- Santa Fe (BNSF) Railroad's largest and busiest facilities in Minnesota.

History

Dilworth was founded in 1883 when the Northern Pacific Railroad was extended to that point. It was named for Joseph Dilworth, a railroad official.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.32 square miles (8.60 km2), of which, 3.31 square miles (8.57 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.

U.S. Route 10 (more commonly referred to as U.S. Highway 10) serves as a main route in the city. Interstate 94 is nearby, connected to U. S. 10 by Minnesota State Highway 336.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 882
1930 983 11.5%
1940 1,068 8.6%
1950 1,429 33.8%
1960 2,102 47.1%
1970 2,321 10.4%
1980 2,585 11.4%
1990 2,562 −0.9%
2000 3,001 17.1%
2010 4,024 34.1%
2020 4,612 14.6%
U.S. Decennial Census
2020 Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 4,024 people, 1,595 households, and 1,053 families living in the city. The population density was 1,215.7 inhabitants per square mile (469.4/km2). There were 1,727 housing units at an average density of 521.8 per square mile (201.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.3% White, 0.5% African American, 2.1% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 1.2% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.7% of the population.

There were 1,595 households, of which 36.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.0% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.0% were non-families. 28.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.11.

The median age in the city was 34.3 years. 28.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.7% were from 25 to 44; 24.2% were from 45 to 64; and 11.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.0% male and 50.0% female.

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