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Glenwood
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Location of Glenwoodwithin Pope County, Minnesota
Location of Glenwood
within Pope County, Minnesota
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Pope
Area
 • Total 5.81 sq mi (15.04 km2)
 • Land 5.66 sq mi (14.65 km2)
 • Water 0.15 sq mi (0.39 km2)
Elevation
1,161 ft (354 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 2,564
 • Estimate 
(2019)
2,611
 • Density 461.55/sq mi (178.22/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
56334
Area code(s) 320
FIPS code 27-24074
GNIS feature ID 0644185
Website http://ci.glenwood.mn.us/

Glenwood is a city in, and the county seat of, Pope County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 2,564 at the 2010 census. It is located on the northeastern shore of Lake Minnewaska.

History

Glenwood was platted in 1866, and named for the glen and woods near the original town site. A post office called Glenwood has been in operation since 1867. The city was incorporated in 1912.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.86 square miles (15.18 km2), all of it land.

Glenwood is located at the east end of Lake Minnewaska at the junction of Minnesota State Highways 28, 29, 55, and 104.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 627
1900 1,116 78.0%
1910 2,161 93.6%
1920 2,187 1.2%
1930 2,220 1.5%
1940 2,564 15.5%
1950 2,666 4.0%
1960 2,631 −1.3%
1970 2,584 −1.8%
1980 2,523 −2.4%
1990 2,573 2.0%
2000 2,594 0.8%
2010 2,564 −1.2%
2019 (est.) 2,611 1.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,564 people, 1,185 households, and 656 families living in the city. The population density was 437.5 inhabitants per square mile (168.9/km2). There were 1,339 housing units at an average density of 228.5 per square mile (88.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.2% White, 0.8% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3% of the population.

There were 1,185 households, of which 24.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.2% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 44.6% were non-families. 40.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 21.7% 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 2.79.

The median age in the city was 44.1 years. 21.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.5% were from 25 to 44; 23.9% were from 45 to 64; and 25.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 45.7% male and 54.3% female.

Notable people

  • John Englund, Wisconsin State Senator and newspaper editor
  • Earl Hauge, Minnesota State Representative and Lutheran minister
  • Cindy Rarick, golfer; winner of five LPGA Tour events
  • Ernest O. Wollan, physicist
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