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Location of Glyndon, Minnesota
|• Type||City Council|
|• Total||1.58 sq mi (4.10 km2)|
|• Land||1.58 sq mi (4.10 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||925 ft (282 m)|
|• Density||867.89/sq mi (335.07/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0644192|
Glyndon was platted in 1872 when the railroad was extended to that point. A post office has been in operation in Glyndon since 1872.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.51 square miles (3.91 km2), all land. The city was named after Howard Glyndon, the pen name of poet Laura C. Redden Searing.
U.S. Route 10 serves as a main route in the city.
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,394 people, 464 households, and 360 families living in the city. The population density was 923.2 inhabitants per square mile (356.4/km2). There were 487 housing units at an average density of 322.5 per square mile (124.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.3% White, 1.2% African American, 2.8% Native American, 1.9% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.0% of the population.
There were 464 households, of which 50.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.5% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 22.4% were non-families. 18.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.00 and the average family size was 3.45.
The median age in the city was 29.5 years. 35.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 32.4% were from 25 to 44; 18.2% were from 45 to 64; and 6.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.9% male and 49.1% female.
- Arthur L. Peterson, politician and educator, was born in Glyndon.
- Cal Larson, politician and businessman, was born in Glyndon.
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