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Le Roy
Post office
Post office
Location of Le Roy, Minnesota
Location of Le Roy, Minnesota
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Mower
Area
 • Total 0.71 sq mi (1.83 km2)
 • Land 0.71 sq mi (1.83 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,289 ft (393 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 929
 • Estimate 
(2019)
932
 • Density 1,320.11/sq mi (509.94/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
55951
Area code(s) 507
FIPS code 27-36620
GNIS feature ID 0646545

Le Roy is a city in Mower County, Minnesota, United States, surrounded by Le Roy Township. The population was 929 at the 2010 census. Lake Louise State Park is just outside the town.

History

Le Roy was platted in 1867, when the railroad was extended to that point. The city was named after Le Roy, New York, the native home of a first settler.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.69 square miles (1.79 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 432
1890 523 21.1%
1900 772 47.6%
1910 702 −9.1%
1920 707 0.7%
1930 661 −6.5%
1940 752 13.8%
1950 959 27.5%
1960 971 1.3%
1970 870 −10.4%
1980 930 6.9%
1990 904 −2.8%
2000 925 2.3%
2010 929 0.4%
2019 (est.) 932 0.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 929 people, 428 households, and 248 families living in the city. The population density was 1,346.4 inhabitants per square mile (519.8/km2). There were 488 housing units at an average density of 707.2 per square mile (273.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.2% White, 0.1% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 0.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.5% of the population.

There were 428 households, of which 25.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.3% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.1% were non-families. 37.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18% 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 2.86.

The median age in the city was 42.1 years. 23% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.3% were from 25 to 44; 27.7% were from 45 to 64; and 19.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.7% male and 51.3% female.

Library

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The LeRoy Public Library

The LeRoy Public Library is the public library in Le Roy. It is a member of Southeastern Libraries Cooperating, the library region serving southeastern Minnesota.

  • Mill on the Willow: A History of Mower County, Minnesota by various authors. Library of Congress No. 84-062356


Notable people

  • Bob Mahoney, professional baseball player
  • Harlan G. Palmer, newspaper publisher
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