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Eagle Bend
Eagle Bend MN Main Street.jpg
Motto(s): 
"Minnesota Hometown"
Location of Eagle Bend, Minnesota
Location of Eagle Bend, Minnesota
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Todd
Area
 • Total 1.35 sq mi (3.50 km2)
 • Land 1.35 sq mi (3.50 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,368 ft (417 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 535
 • Estimate 
(2019)
519
 • Density 384.44/sq mi (148.42/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
56446
Area code(s) 218
FIPS code 27-17342
GNIS feature ID 0643006

Eagle Bend is a city in Todd County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 535 at the 2010 census.

History

Eagle Bend was first settled in the early 1880s. The first pioneers were Charles O'Dell, a merchant, and Marion Crider, a homesteader from eastern Kentucky. When O'Dell opened his general store, his first customer was Crider, who bought a pound of coffee. The townsite was purchased by a railroad executive, Benjamin F. Abbott, who wished to change the name of the town to Abbottsville; however, sensibility prevailed and the evocative name of Eagle Bend was retained. The post office was established in O'Dell's store in 1882, and the village was incorporated on January 21, 1890.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.35 square miles (3.50 km2), all of it land. The village is located at a bend of Eagle Creek. Eagle Creek drains Harris Creek, and in turn flows into Long Prairie River.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 306
1900 547 78.8%
1910 551 0.7%
1920 600 8.9%
1930 575 −4.2%
1940 682 18.6%
1950 691 1.3%
1960 611 −11.6%
1970 557 −8.8%
1980 593 6.5%
1990 524 −11.6%
2000 595 13.5%
2010 535 −10.1%
2019 (est.) 519 −3.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 535 people, 246 households, and 143 families living in the city. The population density was 396.3 inhabitants per square mile (153.0/km2). There were 290 housing units at an average density of 214.8 per square mile (82.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.2% White, 0.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3% of the population.

There were 246 households, of which 24.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.5% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.9% were non-families. 37.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 21.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.87.

The median age in the city was 45.2 years. 22.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.4% were from 25 to 44; 26.1% were from 45 to 64; and 23.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.6% male and 51.4% female.

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