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West Concord, Minnesota
City
Downtown West Concord
Downtown West Concord
Motto: "A Proud Heritage; A Bright Future"
Location of West Concord, Minnesota
Location of West Concord, Minnesota
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Dodge
Area
 • Total 1.06 sq mi (2.75 km2)
 • Land 1.06 sq mi (2.75 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,230 ft (375 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 782
 • Estimate (2012) 785
 • Density 737.7/sq mi (284.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 55985
Area code(s) 507
FIPS code 27-69304
GNIS feature ID 0653947
Website www.westconcordmn.com

West Concord is a city in Dodge County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 782 at the 2010 census.

History

West Concord was platted in 1885. A large share of the early settlers of the area were from New England, New York or Pennsylvania and West Concord, and well as Concord Township which surrounds it, were named after Concord, New Hampshire. A post office has been in operation at West Concord since 1885.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.06 square miles (2.75 km2), all of it land.

Minnesota State Highway 56 runs north and south through the city.

Dodge County Road 24 runs through the north end of the city going east and west.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 635
1910 584 −8.0%
1920 704 20.5%
1930 613 −12.9%
1940 744 21.4%
1950 770 3.5%
1960 810 5.2%
1970 718 −11.4%
1980 762 6.1%
1990 871 14.3%
2000 836 −4.0%
2010 782 −6.5%
Est. 2015 774 −1.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 782 people, 319 households, and 215 families residing in the city. The population density was 737.7 inhabitants per square mile (284.8/km2). There were 372 housing units at an average density of 350.9 per square mile (135.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.0% White, 0.1% African American, 0.5% Native American, 2.8% from other races, and 3.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.1% of the population.

There were 319 households of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.1% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.6% were non-families. 28.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.93.

The median age in the city was 36.2 years. 27.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.9% were from 25 to 44; 21.3% were from 45 to 64; and 16.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.9% male and 49.1% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 836 people, 334 households, and 230 families residing in the city. The population density was 784.0 people per square mile (301.7/km²). There were 344 housing units at an average density of 322.6 per square mile (124.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.57% White, 0.12% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 3.11% from other races, and 1.08% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.38% of the population.

There were 334 households out of which 35.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.6% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.1% were non-families. 26.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the city, the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 17.9% from 45 to 64, and 18.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 98.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $39,453, and the median income for a family was $48,438. Males had a median income of $31,797 versus $22,368 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,958. About 6.0% of families and 7.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.8% of those under age 18 and 14.1% of those age 65 or over.


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