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Mazeppa
Location of Mazeppa, Minnesota
Location of Mazeppa, Minnesota
Coordinates: 44°16′21″N 92°32′39″W / 44.27250°N 92.54417°W / 44.27250; -92.54417
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Wabasha
Area
 • Total 1.08 sq mi (2.80 km2)
 • Land 1.08 sq mi (2.80 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
955 ft (291 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 842
 • Estimate 
(2019)
845
 • Density 780.24/sq mi (301.29/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
55956
Area code(s) 507
FIPS code 27-41282
GNIS feature ID 0647648

Mazeppa is a city in Wabasha County, Minnesota, United States, along the North Fork of the Zumbro River. The population was 842 at the 2010 census.

History

Mazeppa was platted in 1855, and named in honor of Hetman Ivan Mazepa via a poem by Lord Byron. The city was incorporated in 1877.

The Mazeppa Public School was built in 1858 and further expanded on many times, including after the fire on December 26th, 1975 that destroyed the historic elementary school. The newer adjoining high school and 1940s gymnasium were saved from the blaze. The Mazeppa Public School system merged with the Zumbrota Public School system in fall of 1987 to create the Zumbrota-Mazeppa Public Schools.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.09 square miles (2.82 km2), all of it land.

Minnesota State Highway 60 serves as a main route in the community.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 460
1900 556
1910 471 −15.3%
1920 481 2.1%
1930 450 −6.4%
1940 545 21.1%
1950 523 −4.0%
1960 444 −15.1%
1970 498 12.2%
1980 680 36.5%
1990 722 6.2%
2000 778 7.8%
2010 842 8.2%
2019 (est.) 845 0.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 842 people, 337 households, and 234 families living in the city. The population density was 772.5 inhabitants per square mile (298.3/km2). There were 362 housing units at an average density of 332.1 per square mile (128.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.3% White, 1.2% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2% of the population.

There were 337 households, of which 32.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.6% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.6% were non-families. 25.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.01.

The median age in the city was 38.4 years. 26% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.5% were from 25 to 44; 27.1% were from 45 to 64; and 13.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.0% male and 49.0% female.

Education

Students attend the Zumbrota-Mazeppa Public schools jointly with students from the nearby town of Zumbrota as of fall 1987. Their mascot, the cougar, is a deviation from the original mascot of the Indians for Mazeppa and the tigers for Zumbrota. The present school colors are blue and silver.

Notable residents

  • Stub Allison - sports coach
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