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Location of New London, Minnesota
|• Total||1.31 sq mi (3.40 km2)|
|• Land||1.25 sq mi (3.25 km2)|
|• Water||0.06 sq mi (0.16 km2)|
|Elevation||1,201 ft (366 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||1,133.28/sq mi (437.44/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0648513|
New London is a city in Kandiyohi County, Minnesota, United States along the Middle Fork of the Crow River. The population was 1,251 at the 2010 census. Sibley State Park is nearby. It was named after New London, Wisconsin, by Louis Larson because of the similarity he saw with his previous home there. It was incorporated on April 8, 1889. The city was the temporary county seat of Kandiyohi County from 1867 to 1870.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.24 square miles (3.21 km2), of which 1.19 square miles (3.08 km2) is land and 0.05 square miles (0.13 km2) is water.
Minnesota State Highways 9 and 23 are two of the main routes in the city, and U.S. Route 71 is nearby.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,251 people, 521 households, and 318 families living in the city. The population density was 1,051.3 inhabitants per square mile (405.9/km2). There were 566 housing units at an average density of 475.6 per square mile (183.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.7% White, 0.2% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.9% from other races, and 0.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.7% of the population.
There were 521 households, of which 31.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.0% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.0% were non-families. 34.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 21.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.97.
The median age in the city was 40.5 years. 25.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.4% were from 25 to 44; 19.6% were from 45 to 64; and 24.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 45.9% male and 54.1% female.
This city is known as the starting point for the New London to New Brighton Antique Car Run, a 120-mile endurance tour for vehicles from 1908 and earlier, or any 1 or 2 cylinder vehicles up to 1915. This event has been held in early- to mid-August each year since 1987. The run goes to New Brighton, Minnesota, and is a reference to the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run from London to Brighton in the United Kingdom.
New London has also hosted a one-day Music Festival mid- to late-August of each year for the last 10 years. The event has featured bluegrass, acoustic and jazz.
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