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|Motto: The Spirit of Community|
|• Mayor||Dale J. Graunke|
|• Total||4.05 sq mi (10.49 km2)|
|• Land||4.05 sq mi (10.49 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||922 ft (281 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||5,559|
|• Density||1,349.1/sq mi (520.9/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0642749|
As of the census of 2010, there were 5,464 people, 1,958 households, and 1,417 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,349.1 inhabitants per square mile (520.9 /km2). There were 2,064 housing units at an average density of 509.6 per square mile (196.8 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.0% White, 0.4% African American, 0.3% Native American, 1.0% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.
There were 1,958 households of which 44.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.9% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 27.6% were non-families. 23.0% 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 2.76 and the average family size was 3.29.
The median age in the city was 34.9 years. 31.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.3% were from 25 to 44; 24.7% were from 45 to 64; and 9.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.8% male and 51.2% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,836 people, 1,368 households, and 986 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,492.8 people per square mile (576.4/km²). There were 1,391 housing units at an average density of 541.2 per square mile (209.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.18% White, 0.34% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.31% from other races, and 0.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.91% of the population.
There were 1,368 households out of which 45.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.5% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.9% were non-families. 22.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.37.
In the city the population was spread out with 33.5% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 35.4% from 25 to 44, 17.1% from 45 to 64, and 7.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 96.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.7 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $52,917, and the median income for a family was $63,011. Males had a median income of $40,902 versus $30,562 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,538. About 1.1% of families and 2.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.0% of those under age 18 and 8.8% of those age 65 or over.
Delano has three public schools, Delano Elementary, Delano Middle and Delano High schools. Delano also has parochial schools, such as St. Peter's Catholic School.
The current mayor of Delano is Dale Graunke. The city council members are Holly Schrupp, Betsy Stolfa, Dan Vick and Derek Schansberg.
Delano is home to the oldest and largest Fourth of July celebration in Minnesota. The first known Fourth of July celebration was held July 4, 1857 near Fountain Lake. The celebration lasts at least four days and includes various entertainment and activities. The celebrations begins with local baseball and softball tournaments, the arrival of the carnival in Central Park, and the coronation of Delano Royalty. The Fourth of July parade always begins at 10:30 AM and the evening closes with a fireworks display.
The films A Simple Plan and Grumpy Old Men were shot here. The town is also believed to have inspired the creation of The Mighty Ducks series by the hockey team who plays in district 5.
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