Chandler, Minnesota

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Chandler, Minnesota
City
A view (from the east) of a portion of Chandler
A view (from the east) of a portion of Chandler
Location of Chandler, Minnesota
Location of Chandler, Minnesota
Coordinates: 43°55′46″N 95°56′50″W / 43.92944°N 95.94722°W / 43.92944; -95.94722
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Murray
Government
 • Type Mayor - Council
 • Mayor Gary Stoner
Area[1]
 • Total 0.78 sq mi (2.02 km2)
 • Land 0.78 sq mi (2.02 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,660 ft (506 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 270
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 265
 • Density 346.2/sq mi (133.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 56122
Area code(s) 507
FIPS code 27-10900[4]
GNIS feature ID 0641100[5]

Chandler is a city in Murray County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 270 at the 2010 census.[6]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.78 square miles (2.02 km2), all of it land.[1]

Minnesota State Highway 91 serves as a main route in the community.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 225
1920 272 20.9%
1930 250 −8.1%
1940 363 45.2%
1950 331 −8.8%
1960 388 17.2%
1970 319 −17.8%
1980 344 7.8%
1990 316 −8.1%
2000 276 −12.7%
2010 270 −2.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 270 people, 109 households, and 75 families residing in the city. The population density was 346.2 inhabitants per square mile (133.7/km2). There were 120 housing units at an average density of 153.8 per square mile (59.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 88.9% White, 0.7% African American, 9.6% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 22.6% of the population.

There were 109 households of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.8% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.2% were non-families. 26.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.01.

The median age in the city was 41 years. 24.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.7% were from 25 to 44; 21.5% were from 45 to 64; and 22.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.4% male and 49.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 276 people, 113 households, and 72 families residing in the city. The population density was 342.7 people per square mile (131.6/km²). There were 121 housing units at an average density of 150.2 per square mile (57.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.46% White, 1.81% from other races, and 0.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 17.39% of the population.

There were 113 households out of which 24.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.5% were married couples living together, 3.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.4% were non-families. 33.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 26.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 19.2% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 27.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 102.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $26,875, and the median income for a family was $38,542. Males had a median income of $30,417 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,134. About 6.8% of families and 15.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.3% of those under the age of eighteen and 14.0% of those sixty five or over.

History[edit]

Chandler was platted on June 7, 1886 and was incorporated as a village on October 6, 1900. It was named for John Alonzo Chandler, who was in official service of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad company for over 40 years.

Chandler Air Force Station was located just south of town from 1951 though 1969, home to 787th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron.

On June 16, 1992, Chandler was struck by a devastating F5 tornado that completely destroyed half of the town, most of which has since been rebuilt.

The Fenton Wind Farm, a 137 turbine wind farm near Chandler, became operational in 2007.

Politics[edit]

Chandler is located in Minnesota's 1st congressional district, represented by Mankato educator Tim Walz, a Democrat. At the state level, Chandler is located in Senate District 22, represented by Republican Doug Magnus, and in House District 22A, represented by Republican Joe Schomacker.

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Coordinates: 43°55′45″N 95°56′50″W / 43.92917°N 95.94722°W / 43.92917; -95.94722