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Luverne, Minnesota
City
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
Motto: "Love the Life!"
Location of Luvernewithin Rock County and state of Minnesota
Location of Luverne
within Rock County and state of Minnesota
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Rock
Area
 • Total 3.69 sq mi (9.56 km2)
 • Land 3.68 sq mi (9.53 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation 1,467 ft (447 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,745
 • Estimate (2013) 4,662
 • Density 1,289.4/sq mi (497.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 56156
Area code(s) 507
FIPS code 27-38564
GNIS feature ID 0647310
Website City of Luverne

Luverne (/ləˈvərn/) is a city in Rock County, Minnesota, United States, along the Rock River. The population was 4,745 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat. It is one of four towns profiled in the 2007 Ken Burns documentary The War. It is the main setting for the second season of the TV show Fargo.

History

A post office called Luverne has been in operation since 1868. Luverne was platted in 1870, and named for Luverne Hawes, the daughter of a settler.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.69 square miles (9.56 km2); 3.68 square miles (9.53 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.

Rock County holds the distinction of being one of four counties in the state of Minnesota without a natural lake.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 679
1890 1,466 115.9%
1900 2,223 51.6%
1910 2,540 14.3%
1920 2,782 9.5%
1930 2,644 −5.0%
1940 3,114 17.8%
1950 3,650 17.2%
1960 4,249 16.4%
1970 4,703 10.7%
1980 4,568 −2.9%
1990 4,382 −4.1%
2000 4,617 5.4%
2010 4,745 2.8%
Est. 2015 4,677 −1.4%
U.S. Decennial Census
2013 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 4,745 people, 2,048 households, and 1,257 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,289.4 inhabitants per square mile (497.8/km2). There were 2,237 housing units at an average density of 607.9 per square mile (234.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.3% White, 0.8% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.7% of the population.

There were 2,048 households of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.0% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.6% were non-families. 35.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 19% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.89.

The median age in the city was 42.1 years. 24.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22% were from 25 to 44; 24.3% were from 45 to 64; and 23% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.8% male and 53.2% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 4,617 people, 1,968 households, and 1,247 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,356.1 people per square mile (524.3/km²). There were 2,161 housing units at an average density of 634.7 per square mile (245.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.27% White, 0.67% African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.58% Asian, 0.58% from other races, and 0.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.56% of the population.

There were 1,968 households out of which 26.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.6% were non-families. 33.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the city, the population was spread out with 23.8% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 22.3% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 26.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 89.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.5 males

The median income for a household in the city was $36,271, and the median income for a family was $46,745. Males had a median income of $30,549 versus $22,660 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,692. About 5.7% of families and 8.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.1% of those under age 18 and 10.0% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Roads

Interstate 90 and U.S. Route 75 are two of the main routes in the city. Iowa borders to the south and South Dakota to the west. The regional center of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is a 30-minute drive on Interstate 90.

Air

Luverne is served by Quentin Aanenson Field. A lengthened runway and expanded facilities went into service in 2009. The airport is named after World War II flying ace Quentin C. Aanenson.


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