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Le Center, Minnesota
City
Downtown Le Center
Downtown Le Center
Nickname(s): Tree City USA
Motto: "The Heart Of LeSueur County"
Location of Le Centerwithin Le Sueur County and state of Minnesota
Location of Le Center
within Le Sueur County and state of Minnesota
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Le Sueur
Area
 • Total 1.51 sq mi (3.91 km2)
 • Land 1.51 sq mi (3.91 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,060 ft (323 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,499
 • Estimate (2012) 2,482
 • Density 1,655.0/sq mi (639.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 56057
Area code(s) 507
FIPS code 27-36134
GNIS feature ID 0646552
Website www.cityoflecenter.com

Le Center is a city in Le Sueur County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 2,499 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Le Sueur County. The Le Sueur County Courthouse and Jail are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

LeCenter was visited often in his childhood by Douglas L. Rutt (www.lutheranmissiology.com), PhD, grandson of Herman and Erna Ehmke. Dr. Rutt went on to become a Lutheran professor of theology and mission as well as a renowned speaker and church leadership consultant.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.51 square miles (3.91 km2), all of it land.

Le Center is located 26 miles from Mankato and 62 miles from Minneapolis.

Minnesota State Highways 99 and 112 are two of the main routes in the community.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 73
1890 169 131.5%
1900 478 182.8%
1910 741 55.0%
1920 863 16.5%
1930 948 9.8%
1940 1,232 30.0%
1950 1,314 6.7%
1960 1,597 21.5%
1970 1,890 18.3%
1980 1,967 4.1%
1990 2,006 2.0%
2000 2,240 11.7%
2010 2,499 11.6%
Est. 2015 2,459 −1.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $38,690, and the median income for a family was $47,143. Males had a median income of $30,901 versus $22,381 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,225. About 6.6% of families and 7.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.3% of those under age 18 and 17.3% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,499 people, 915 households, and 629 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,655.0 inhabitants per square mile (639.0/km2). There were 971 housing units at an average density of 643.0 per square mile (248.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 89.2% White, 0.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 1.4% Asian, 8.4% from other races, and 0.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 21.0% of the population.

There were 915 households of which 37.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.5% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.3% were non-families. 27.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.25.

The median age in the city was 32.8 years. 28.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.2% were from 25 to 44; 22.2% were from 45 to 64; and 12.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.9% male and 49.1% female.

Climate

Climate data for Le Center, Minnesota
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 60
(15.6)
64
(17.8)
84
(28.9)
94
(34.4)
99
(37.2)
104
(40)
105
(40.6)
102
(38.9)
98
(36.7)
92
(33.3)
81
(27.2)
69
(20.6)
105
(-17.8)
Average high °F (°C) 23
(-5)
29
(-1.7)
41
(5)
58
(14.4)
71
(21.7)
80
(26.7)
84
(28.9)
81
(27.2)
73
(22.8)
61
(16.1)
41
(5)
27
(-2.8)
55.8
(13.19)
Average low °F (°C) 2
(-16.7)
8
(-13.3)
21
(-6.1)
33
(0.6)
47
(8.3)
57
(13.9)
61
(16.1)
59
(15)
48
(8.9)
36
(2.2)
23
(-5)
9
(-12.8)
33.7
(0.93)
Record low °F (°C) −38
(-38.9)
−34
(-36.7)
−29
(-33.9)
4
(-15.6)
21
(-6.1)
37
(2.8)
40
(4.4)
36
(2.2)
25
(-3.9)
9
(-12.8)
−15
(-26.1)
−32
(-35.6)
-38
(-17.8)
Snowfall inches (cm) 7.5
(19.1)
6.2
(15.7)
7.9
(20.1)
1.6
(4.1)
0.2
(0.5)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.1
(0.3)
4.5
(11.4)
7.4
(18.8)
35.4
(89.9)
Source: The Weather Channel

Coordinates: 44°23′22″N 93°43′49″W / 44.38944°N 93.73028°W / 44.38944; -93.73028


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