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Tyler, Minnesota
Welcome sign to Tyler, Minnesota.jpg
"Minnesota's Danish Heartland"
Location of Tylerwithin Lincoln County, Minnesota
Location of Tyler
within Lincoln County, Minnesota
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Lincoln
 • Type Mayor – Council
 • Total 2.03 sq mi (5.26 km2)
 • Land 1.99 sq mi (5.16 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.11 km2)
1,742 ft (531 m)
 • Total 1,143
 • Estimate 
 • Density 536.92/sq mi (207.34/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 507
FIPS code 27-66046
GNIS feature ID 0658809

Tyler is a city in Lincoln County, Minnesota, United States. The population in was 1,143 at the 2010 census.

The memorial to all veterans in Tyler


Tyler was platted in 1879. It was named for C. B. Tyler, a Minnesota land agent and newspaper editor. A post office has been in operation in Tyler since 1879.

Tyler's Danebod district was originally built up chiefly by Danish settlers and is now listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.01 square miles (5.21 km2), of which 1.97 square miles (5.10 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) is water.

U.S. Highway 14 serves as a main route in the community.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 81
1890 137 69.1%
1900 515 275.9%
1910 614 19.2%
1920 858 39.7%
1930 905 5.5%
1940 1,005 11.0%
1950 1,121 11.5%
1960 1,138 1.5%
1970 1,069 −6.1%
1980 1,353 26.6%
1990 1,257 −7.1%
2000 1,218 −3.1%
2010 1,143 −6.2%
2019 (est.) 1,069 −6.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,143 people, 520 households, and 292 families living in the city. The population density was 580.2 inhabitants per square mile (224.0/km2). There were 583 housing units at an average density of 295.9 per square mile (114.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.9% White, 0.3% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 1.0% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.4% of the population.

There were 520 households, of which 23.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.7% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43.8% were non-families. 40.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 21.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.10 and the average family size was 2.85.

The median age in the city was 46.1 years. 21.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22% were from 25 to 44; 24.5% were from 45 to 64; and 26.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.1% male and 51.9% female.


On August 21, 1918, 36 people died when a large tornado tore through Tyler. It was the 4th most deadly tornado in Minnesota history.

On July 1, 2011, a tornado went through Tyler and no deaths or injuries resulted from the tornado. A few homes were considerably damaged.

Annual events

Aebleskiver Days is the yearly town celebration, held on the fourth weekend of July. The event is named after æbleskiver, a spherical, delicious, pancake originating from Denmark. On Saturday evening, they have a parade that goes down main street with floats that are made by the various neighborhoods.

The Lincoln County Fairgrounds are located in Tyler where the yearly county fair takes place in August.

Tyler is home of the Danebod Folk School. Danebod hosts many wonderful programs including annual week-long recreational Family Camps and the Folk Meeting which presents a series of world-renowned lecturers. The entire campus at Danebod including Danebod Lutheran Church has been a part of the National Historic Register since 1975 due to both the architectural and historic significance of the structures within the district.

Early settlers of the Danebod colony (located on the south side of Tyler) founded a residential school in the Danish tradition of Folk High Schools and fostered the concept of "learning for living" by which individuals sought to become enlightened and thoughtful citizens. The Folk School building stands as a testament to these values and continues to serve as a place for fellowship and lifelong learning. Each charming dormitory style room is unique in plan and decoration. A large kitchen and dining area provide a perfect setting for group meals and activities. A lecture hall and several classrooms allow ample space for programming.


Major highway

The following route passes through Tyler

  • US 14.svg U.S. Route 14


The Tyler Municipal Airport is a city-owned public-use airport located one nautical mile northwest of the city.

Noted person

  • Richard F. Kneip (born 1933), seventh United States Ambassador to the Republic of Singapore and 25th Governor of South Dakota.

See also

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