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Location of Nicollet, Minnesota
Location of Nicollet, Minnesota
Coordinates: 44°16′25″N 94°11′18″W / 44.27361°N 94.18833°W / 44.27361; -94.18833
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Nicollet
Government
 • Type Mayor - Council
Area
 • Total 0.91 sq mi (2.35 km2)
 • Land 0.91 sq mi (2.35 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
984 ft (300 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,093
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,169
 • Density 1,288.86/sq mi (497.77/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
56074
Area code(s) 507
FIPS code 27-46150
GNIS feature ID 0648544

Nicollet is a city in Nicollet County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 1,093 at the 2010 census.

It is part of the MankatoNorth Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area.

U.S. Route 14 and Minnesota State Highways 99 and 111 are the three main arterial routes in the community. Nearby Swan Lake Wildlife Management Area is one of the most significant waterfowl breeding areas in the upper Midwest.

History

The city of Nicollet was named for Joseph Nicollet, a French explorer. A post office called Nicollet, along with the town of Nicollet, was established in 1858 by William A. Mills. Nicollet was platted on June 30, 1874 by James H. Stewart and Walter L. Brackenridge as a railroad town. Nicollet was incorporated in 1881.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.94 square miles (2.43 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

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Nicollet City Hall
Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 99
1890 263 165.7%
1900 330 25.5%
1910 338 2.4%
1920 404 19.5%
1930 434 7.4%
1940 434 0.0%
1950 493 13.6%
1960 493 0.0%
1970 618 25.4%
1980 709 14.7%
1990 795 12.1%
2000 889 11.8%
2010 1,093 22.9%
2019 (est.) 1,169 7.0%
U.S. Decennial Census
2018 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,093 people, 429 households, and 307 families living in the city. The population density was 1,162.8 inhabitants per square mile (449.0/km2). There were 445 housing units at an average density of 473.4 per square mile (182.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.4% White, 0.2% African American, 0.2% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.4% of the population.

There were 429 households, of which 39.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.9% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.4% were non-families. 23.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.00.

The median age in the city was 31.9 years. 29.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 30% were from 25 to 44; 22.4% were from 45 to 64; and 10.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.8% male and 50.2% female.

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