Clarks Grove, Minnesota

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Clarks Grove, Minnesota
City
Location of Clarks Grove, Minnesota
Location of Clarks Grove, Minnesota
Coordinates: 43°45′48″N 93°19′48″W / 43.76333°N 93.33000°W / 43.76333; -93.33000
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Freeborn
Area[1]
 • Total 0.59 sq mi (1.53 km2)
 • Land 0.55 sq mi (1.42 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.10 km2)
Elevation 1,312 ft (400 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 706
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 698
 • Density 1,283.6/sq mi (495.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 56016
Area code(s) 507
FIPS code 27-11674[4]
GNIS feature ID 0641253[5]

Clarks Grove is a city in Freeborn County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 706 at the 2010 census.[6]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.59 square miles (1.53 km2), of which 0.55 square miles (1.42 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 706 people, 295 households, and 197 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,283.6 inhabitants per square mile (495.6 /km2). There were 312 housing units at an average density of 567.3 per square mile (219.0 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.9% White, 0.6% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 2.4% from other races, and 2.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.8% of the population.

There were 295 households of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.8% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.2% were non-families. 28.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.90.

The median age in the city was 38.1 years. 25.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.4% were from 25 to 44; 27.6% were from 45 to 64; and 14.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.6% male and 49.4% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 734 people, 283 households, and 206 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,717.4 people per square mile (659.1/km²). There were 296 housing units at an average density of 692.6 per square mile (265.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.50% White, 0.27% Asian, 0.95% from other races, and 0.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.31% of the population.

There were 283 households out of which 39.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.0% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.2% were non-families. 24.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.0% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 103.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $40,179, and the median income for a family was $47,000. Males had a median income of $33,542 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,491. About 3.6% of families and 6.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.8% of those under age 18 and 7.7% of those age 65 or over.

History[edit]

Clarks Grove was founded in 1890, ten years before the railway was built. Its name had been long borne by a grove a mile east of the present village, in which John Mead Clark settled "in the early days." It was incorporated as a village on February 27, 1920, and had a station of the Chicago and Northwestern Railway, sometimes listed as James. Its post office began in 1857 with Clark as postmaster.

In 1890, Danish American farmers in Clarks Grove established one of the first cooperative creameries in Minnesota.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 27 April 2011. 
  7. ^ Clarks Grove Cooperative Creamery, MNopedia, Minnesota Historical Society.

Coordinates: 43°45′50″N 93°19′45″W / 43.76389°N 93.32917°W / 43.76389; -93.32917