Dalton, Minnesota

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Dalton, Minnesota
City
Location of Dalton, Minnesota
Location of Dalton, Minnesota
Coordinates: 46°10′24″N 95°55′0″W / 46.17333°N 95.91667°W / 46.17333; -95.91667
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Otter Tail
Area[1]
 • Total 0.23 sq mi (0.60 km2)
 • Land 0.23 sq mi (0.60 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,371 ft (418 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 253
 • Estimate (2013[3]) 249
 • Density 1,100.0/sq mi (424.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 56324
Area code(s) 218
FIPS code 27-14626
GNIS feature ID 0642612[4]

Dalton is a city in Otter Tail County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 253 at the 2010 census.[5]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.23 square miles (0.60 km2), all of it land.[1]

County Highways 12, 35, and 82 are three of the main routes in the community, and Interstate 94 is nearby.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 175
1920 200 14.3%
1930 182 −9.0%
1940 226 24.2%
1950 279 23.5%
1960 239 −14.3%
1970 221 −7.5%
1980 248 12.2%
1990 234 −5.6%
2000 258 10.3%
2010 253 −1.9%
Est. 2013 249 −1.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
2013 Estimate[7]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 253 people, 115 households, and 69 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,100.0 inhabitants per square mile (424.7/km2). There were 133 housing units at an average density of 578.3 per square mile (223.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.8% White, 0.4% Asian, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 115 households of which 26.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.0% were married couples living together, 15.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.0% were non-families. 32.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.72.

The median age in the city was 36.8 years. 22.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 30.8% were from 25 to 44; 24.1% were from 45 to 64; and 13.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.8% male and 50.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 258 people, 115 households, and 60 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,077.3 people per square mile (415.1/km²). There were 119 housing units at an average density of 496.9 per square mile (191.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.84% White and 1.16% African American.

There were 115 households out of which 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.0% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 47.0% were non-families. 34.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 12.4% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 15.1% from 45 to 64, and 18.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 95.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,750, and the median income for a family was $35,536. Males had a median income of $23,958 versus $20,208 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,990. About 3.0% of families and 8.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.9% of those under the age of eighteen and 5.1% of those sixty five or over.

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 2014-06-09. 
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Census. Retrieved 23 April 2011. 
  6. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved September 10, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013". Retrieved June 9, 2014. 

Community[edit]

Dalton does not have its own schools. Children from the area attend schools in Fergus Falls, Ashby, or Underwood.

Each year, Dalton hosts an annual Summerfest Day the final weekend in June. During this celebration, an all-city rummage sale is held, a Relay for Life fundraising event is held in conjunction with a large softball tournament, and a street dance is held on that weekend's Saturday evening.

Dalton is also home to the Lake Region Pioneer Threshermen's Association, a group of enthusiasts who restore and display antique farming equipment—notably the threshing machine—during an annual show the weekend after Labor Day.

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Coordinates: 46°10′26″N 95°54′56″W / 46.17389°N 95.91556°W / 46.17389; -95.91556