Cold Spring, Minnesota
|Cold Spring, Minnesota|
Location of Cold Spring
within Stearns County, Minnesota
|• 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)|
|• Estimate (2012)||4,027|
|• Density||1,507.5/sq mi (582.0/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0641388|
Minnesota Highway 23 serves as a main route in the city.
The city of Cold Spring is located within Wakefield Township geographically but is a separate entity.
Cold Spring was platted in the fall of 1856, and incorporated in June 1889. The post office was established in 1857 as Cold Spring City and changed to the present name in 1889. The surrounding area abounds in natural mineral springs.
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.
As of the census 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.
As of the census 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.
Cold Spring is the home of the Cold Spring Granite Company, which operates five manufacturing locations and more than 30 granite quarries worldwide. 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. It functions under the direction of the Hispanic Ministry Committee as part of the outreach program at St. Boniface Parish in Cold Spring. 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.
- Eric Decker, former wide receiver for the Minnesota Golden Gophers, and currently playing for the New York Jets, graduated from Rocori High School in Cold Spring.
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- See Emporis Buildings web site for list of buildings with products from Cold Spring Granite.