Cold Spring, Minnesota

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Cold Spring, Minnesota
City
Location of Cold Spring, Minnesota
Location of Cold Spring, Minnesota
Coordinates: 45°27′N 94°26′W / 45.450°N 94.433°W / 45.450; -94.433Coordinates: 45°27′N 94°26′W / 45.450°N 94.433°W / 45.450; -94.433
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Stearns
Area[1]
 • Total 2.70 sq mi (6.99 km2)
 • Land 2.67 sq mi (6.92 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)
Elevation 1,099 ft (335 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 4,025
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 4,027
 • Density 1,507.5/sq mi (582.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 56320
Area code(s) 320
FIPS code 27-12484[4]
GNIS feature ID 0641388[5]
Website www.coldspring.govoffice.com

Cold Spring is a city in Wakefield Township, Stearns County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 4,025 at the 2010 census.[6] It is part of the St. Cloud Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The city was thrust in the national spotlight on September 24, 2003 when then 15-year-old Jason McLaughlin shot and killed two classmates in the Rocori High School shooting.

Geography[edit]

The Cold Spring Brewery was first built in 1874 and remains a major employer in the town.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.70 square miles (6.99 km2); 2.67 square miles (6.92 km2) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2) is water.[1] Minnesota Highway 23 serves as a main route in the city.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 486
1910 594 22.2%
1920 705 18.7%
1930 1,147 62.7%
1940 1,427 24.4%
1950 1,488 4.3%
1960 1,760 18.3%
1970 2,006 14.0%
1980 2,294 14.4%
1990 2,459 7.2%
2000 2,975 21.0%
2010 4,025 35.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 4,025 people, 1,549 households, and 1,049 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,507.5 inhabitants per square mile (582.0/km2). There were 1,641 housing units at an average density of 614.6 per square mile (237.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.2% White, 0.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 3.9% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.1% of the population.

There were 1,549 households of which 36.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.6% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.3% were non-families. 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.11.

The median age in the city was 36.7 years. 27.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.4% were from 25 to 44; 20.4% were from 45 to 64; and 19% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.3% male and 51.7% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 2,975 people, 1,116 households, and 785 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,431.1 people per square mile (552.2/km²). There were 1,145 housing units at an average density of 550.8 per square mile (212.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.39% White, 0.20% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.71% from other races, and 0.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.34% of the population.

There were 1,116 households out of which 36.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.1% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.6% were non-families. 26.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 17.4% from 45 to 64, and 21.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 89.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $37,500, and the median income for a family was $50,268. Males had a median income of $32,225 versus $23,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,308. About 1.9% of families and 3.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.8% of those under age 18 and 6.9% of those age 65 or over.

Notables[edit]

The Ferdinand Peters House is one of three mansions listed on the National Register of Historic Places; all three were built by executives of the Cold Springs Brewery between 1907-1912.

Cold Spring is the home of the Cold Spring Granite Company, which operates five manufacturing locations and more than 30 granite quarries worldwide.[7] Cold Spring Brewing Company and Third Street Brewhouse are also located in the city.

Casa Guadalupe is a house of friendship and hospitality, located in Cold Spring, MN. It functions under the direction of the Hispanic Ministry Committee as part of the outreach program at St. Boniface Parish in Cold Spring, Minnesota. The Hispanic Ministry Committee (made up of both Hispanics and Anglos) exists to further the mission of Jesus Christ as present within a multi-faceted faith community.

The city of Cold Spring is also home to the eight-time Minnesota Amateur Baseball Champions, the Cold Spring Springers. Aside from title seasons in 1955, 1973, 1981, 1986, 1996, 2000, 2001 and 2013, the Springers have appeared in the State Tournament a record 50 times, including 23 consecutive appearances (1988–2010), which is also a state record.

Notable people[edit]

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. U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Census. Retrieved 23 April 2011. 
  7. ^ See Emporis Buildings web site for list of buildings with products from Cold Spring Granite.

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