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Location of Dundee, Minnesota
Location of Dundee, Minnesota
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Nobles
 • Type Mayor - Council
 • Total 0.31 sq mi (0.79 km2)
 • Land 0.31 sq mi (0.79 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
1,450 ft (442 m)
 • Total 68
 • Estimate 
 • Density 218.24/sq mi (84.32/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code 27-17144
GNIS feature ID 0642979

Dundee is a city in Nobles County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 68 at the 2010 census.


Dundee, Mn, topo
Topographic Map of Dundee, Minnesota

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.31 square miles (0.80 km2), all of it land. Dundee is located in the extreme northeastern corner of Nobles County. The Murray County line defines Dundee's northern border, and the Jackson County line defines its eastern border.

Main highways Include:

  • MN-62.svg Minnesota State Highway 62 (west)
  • County 1.png Nobles County Road 1


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Swedish Lutheran Church - Dundee, Minnesota
Main Street Dundee, MN
Main Street, Dundee, Minnesota 1905
Dundee, MN girls basketbal team Early 1900s
Girls Basketball Team, Dundee, Minnesota - early 1900s

Dundee was established in 1879 when the St. Paul and Sioux City Railway Company built a branch line, then known as the Heron Lake & Black Hills Railroad. The first station out of Heron Lake was proposed in the extreme northeastern corner of Nobles County, and was originally named Warren, in honor of Joseph Warren who fell at the Battle of Bunker Hill. The town was surveyed and platted in July 1879, and construction of a depot began on August 13. Mr. G. Foils moved to town and assumed duties of stationmaster on September 1. He was also named postmaster when a post office was established on November 1, 1879. It was at this time that the name was changed to Dundee, after the city of Dundee, Scotland. The reason for the name change is lost to history, although it is known that stationmaster/postmaster G. Foils (whose first name is also lost to history) made the change. A Scottish Company known as the Dundee Improvement Company was then financing construction of an elevator, general store, and hotel in nearby Kinbrae, and perhaps Mr. Foils thought he could attract investment in Dundee. The first business was opened in the spring of 1880 by F. D. Lindquist and H. A. Scherlie. Several homes were also built in that second year, but real growth for Dundee did not occur until the late-nineties when the country began to recover from the Panic of 1893. A census taken on December 23, 1897, gave the village a population of 187. At this time, citizens petitioned for incorporation, and on January 4, 1898, the county commissioners granted their request. A special election was held on February 15, and on March 11, 1898, the Dundee council met for the first time. F. D. Lindquist was named village president.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 217
1910 175 −19.4%
1920 215 22.9%
1930 192 −10.7%
1940 222 15.6%
1950 179 −19.4%
1960 148 −17.3%
1970 138 −6.8%
1980 129 −6.5%
1990 107 −17.1%
2000 102 −4.7%
2010 68 −33.3%
2019 (est.) 67 −1.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 68 people, 40 households, and 17 families living in the city. The population density was 219.4 inhabitants per square mile (84.7/km2). There were 53 housing units at an average density of 171.0 per square mile (66.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White.

There were 40 households, of which 12.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.5% were married couples living together, and 57.5% were non-families. 52.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 22.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.70 and the average family size was 2.53.

The median age in the city was 50.7 years. 13.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 14.7% were from 25 to 44; 38.2% were from 45 to 64; and 29.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 57.4% male and 42.6% female.

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