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Edgerton, Minnesota
City
Downtown Edgerton, Minnesota
Downtown Edgerton, Minnesota
Location of Edgerton, Minnesota
Location of Edgerton, Minnesota
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Pipestone
Area
 • Total 1.16 sq mi (3.00 km2)
 • Land 1.16 sq mi (3.00 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,578 ft (481 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,189
 • Estimate (2012) 1,157
 • Density 1,025.0/sq mi (395.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 56128
Area code(s) 507
FIPS code 27-18152
GNIS feature ID 0643170

Edgerton is a city in Pipestone County, Minnesota, along the Rock River. The population was 1,189 at the 2010 census.

History

Edgerton was platted in 1879, and named for Alonzo J. Edgerton, a Minnesota politician. A post office has been in operation at Edgerton since 1879. Edgerton was incorporated in 1887.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.16 square miles (3.00 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 86
1890 178 107.0%
1900 450 152.8%
1910 381 −15.3%
1920 657 72.4%
1930 627 −4.6%
1940 815 30.0%
1950 961 17.9%
1960 1,019 6.0%
1970 1,119 9.8%
1980 1,123 0.4%
1990 1,106 −1.5%
2000 1,033 −6.6%
2010 1,189 15.1%
Est. 2015 1,139 −4.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,189 people, 491 households, and 322 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,025.0 inhabitants per square mile (395.8/km2). There were 525 housing units at an average density of 452.6 per square mile (174.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.3% White, 0.3% African American, 0.8% Asian, 2.1% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.6% of the population.

There were 491 households of which 26.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.3% were married couples living together, 3.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.4% were non-families. 32.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.91.

The median age in the city was 46 years. 23.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.2% were from 25 to 44; 21.5% were from 45 to 64; and 29.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.9% male and 53.1% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,033 people, 435 households, and 287 families residing in the city. The population density was 890.2 people per square mile (343.8/km²). There were 477 housing units at an average density of 411.1 per square mile (158.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.84% White, 0.29% Asian, 0.87% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.68% of the population.

There were 435 households out of which 26.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.2% were married couples living together, 2.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.8% were non-families. 32.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 25.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the city, the population was spread out with 21.8% under the age of 18, 4.4% from 18 to 24, 17.9% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 34.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50 years. For every 100 females there were 85.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,104, and the median income for a family was $39,318. Males had a median income of $30,968 versus $19,479 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,517. About 2.7% of families and 4.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.7% of those under age 18 and 10.3% of those age 65 or over.

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