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Sobieski
Location of Sobieski, Minnesota
Location of Sobieski, Minnesota
Coordinates: 45°54′48″N 94°28′29″W / 45.91333°N 94.47472°W / 45.91333; -94.47472
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Morrison
Area
 • Total 4.00 sq mi (10.36 km2)
 • Land 4.00 sq mi (10.36 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,135 ft (346 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 195
 • Estimate 
(2019)
201
 • Density 50.25/sq mi (19.40/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 320
FIPS code 27-61006
GNIS feature ID 0652216

Sobieski is a city in Morrison County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 195 at the 2010 census.

History

Sobieski was named after Polish Hero King John III Sobieski.

The House of Sobieski was a noble family with a prominent role in Polish history, and the choice of name reflects the large Polish American element in the town's population.

St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Sobieski, MN
St. Stanislaus Bishop & Martyr Catholic Church

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.17 square miles (10.80 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 203
1930 250 23.2%
1940 171 −31.6%
1950 189 10.5%
1960 190 0.5%
1970 189 −0.5%
1980 219 15.9%
1990 199 −9.1%
2000 196 −1.5%
2010 195 −0.5%
2019 (est.) 201 3.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 195 people, 87 households, and 51 families living in the city. The population density was 46.8 inhabitants per square mile (18.1/km2). There were 91 housing units at an average density of 21.8 per square mile (8.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White.

There were 87 households, of which 23.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.3% were married couples living together, 3.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.4% were non-families. 32.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.88.

The median age in the city was 43.5 years. 23.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.6% were from 25 to 44; 33.8% were from 45 to 64; and 14.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 52.3% male and 47.7% female.

Economy

The median income for a household in the city was $30,625, and the median income for a family was $36,250. Males had a median income of $30,313 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,344. About 10.0% of families and 19.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.3% of those under the age of eighteen and 27.9% of those 65 or over.

Sobieski, Minnesota welcome sign
Sobieski welcome sign featuring the Polish word for welcome, "witamy"
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