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The old Westbrook Depot and water tower
The old Westbrook Depot and water tower
Location of Westbrook, Minnesota
Location of Westbrook, Minnesota
Coordinates: 44°2′33″N 95°26′12″W / 44.04250°N 95.43667°W / 44.04250; -95.43667
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Cottonwood
founded Sept. 17, 1870
Government
 • Type Mayor – Council
Area
 • Total 0.67 sq mi (1.74 km2)
 • Land 0.67 sq mi (1.74 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,427 ft (435 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 739
 • Estimate 
(2019)
704
 • Density 1,050.75/sq mi (405.67/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
56183
Area code(s) 507
FIPS code 27-69250
GNIS feature ID 0654028

Westbrook is a city in Cottonwood County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 739 at the 2010 census.

History

Westbrook was founded September 17, 1870. It was platted June 8th, 1900. The city was named from its location near the west branch of Highwater Creek.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.78 square miles (2.02 km2), all land.

Minnesota State Highway 30 serves as a main route in the community.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 429
1920 654 52.4%
1930 610 −6.7%
1940 871 42.8%
1950 1,017 16.8%
1960 1,012 −0.5%
1970 990 −2.2%
1980 978 −1.2%
1990 853 −12.8%
2000 755 −11.5%
2010 739 −2.1%
2019 (est.) 704 −4.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 739 people, 345 households, and 192 families residing in the city. The population density was 947.4 inhabitants per square mile (365.8/km2). There were 418 housing units at an average density of 535.9 per square mile (206.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.7% White, 0.4% Native American, 0.9% Asian, 0.7% from other races, and 0.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.2% of the population.

There were 345 households, of which 18.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.7% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 44.3% were non-families. 40.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 23.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.04 and the average family size was 2.71.

The median age in the city was 54 years. 18.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 17.6% were from 25 to 44; 25% were from 45 to 64; and 33.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 44.2% male and 55.8% female.

Sister City

Walnut Grove, Minnesota and Westbrook are sister cities because Westbrook-Walnut Grove (WWG) Public Schools is distributed between both towns.

Westbrook-Walnut Grove Public Schools

Starting with the 1991-1992 school year, the Westbrook Wildcats and the Walnut Grove Loggers combined school districts and sports teams to make the Westbrook-Walnut Grove Chargers.

WWG Information

  • Schools - 1 High School in Westbrook (Grades 7–12) and one Elementary School in Walnut Grove (Grades K-6)
  • Mascot - Chargers
  • School Colors - Red and Silver
  • ISD - 2898
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