Harris, Minnesota

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Harris, Minnesota
City
Location of the city of Harriswithin Chisago County, Minnesota
Location of the city of Harris
within Chisago County, Minnesota
Coordinates: 45°35′37″N 92°58′49″W / 45.59361°N 92.98028°W / 45.59361; -92.98028
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Chisago
Government
 • Mayor Diane Miller
Area[1]
 • Total 20.06 sq mi (51.96 km2)
 • Land 19.94 sq mi (51.64 km2)
 • Water 0.12 sq mi (0.31 km2)
Elevation 906 ft (276 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,132
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,125
 • Density 56.8/sq mi (21.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 55032
Area code(s) 651
FIPS code 27-27278[4]
GNIS feature ID 0644685[5]
Website www.harrismn.com

Harris is a city in Chisago County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 1,132 at the 2010 census.[6] It was named after Philip S. Harris, an officer of the St. Paul and Duluth Railroad Company. There is a restaurant named Kafe Stuga, a post office, a bar and grill, and tattoo shop, among other businesses. Interstate 35 serves as a main route for the community.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 20.06 square miles (51.96 km2), of which, 19.94 square miles (51.64 km2) is land and 0.12 square miles (0.31 km2) is water.[1]

History[edit]

Timeline of events contributing to the establishment of present-day Harris.

  • 1783 – Britain ceded the area to the United States.
  • 1787 – Northwest Territory created, including area to become Harris.
  • 1789 – Northwest Territory affirmed.
  • 1836 – Wisconsin Territory established, including area to become Harris.
  • 1849 – Minnesota Territory established, including area to become Harris.
  • 1851 – Chisago County established as the fifth Minnesota County.
  • 1858 – Minnesota became the 32nd state.
  • 1858 – Sunrise Township established including all of today’s Sunrise Township, Harris, Fish Lake Township, Branch City and North Branch.[7]
  • 1870 – Railroad completed between St. Paul and Duluth.[8]
  • 1874 – Post Office established.
  • 1882 – Charter organized Harris village.
  • 1884 – Town of Harris organized.
  • 1904 – Harris starch factory built.
  • 1949 – Stark Field donated.
  • 1950 – Harris Volunteer Fire Department established.
  • 1969 – Interstate 35 opened from Lino Lakes to Rock Creek with an exit at Harris.

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,132 people, 423 households, and 315 families residing in the city. The population density was 56.8 inhabitants per square mile (21.9 /km2). There were 449 housing units at an average density of 22.5 per square mile (8.7 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.3% White, 0.9% African American, 0.9% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6% of the population.

There were 423 households of which 32.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.8% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 25.5% were non-families. 20.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.02.

The median age in the city was 41.8 years. 22.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.9% were from 25 to 44; 32% were from 45 to 64; and 11.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 53.1% male and 46.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,121 people, 377 households, and 286 families residing in the city. The population density was 56.7 people per square mile (21.9/km²). There were 393 housing units at an average density of 19.9 per square mile (7.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.77% White, 0.36% African American, 0.45% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.54% from other races, and 0.62% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.52% of the population.

There were 377 households out of which 42.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.4% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.9% were non-families. 19.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.97 and the average family size was 3.37.

In the city the population was spread out with 32.7% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 33.0% from 25 to 44, 19.5% from 45 to 64, and 8.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 114.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 111.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $49,545, and the median income for a family was $51,719. Males had a median income of $37,917 versus $25,703 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,258. About 1.8% of families and 4.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.5% of those under age 18 and 15.6% of those age 65 or over.

Notes[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. ^ Harris Centennial Committee 1984, p. 9.
  8. ^ Chisago County Bicentennial Committee 1976, p. 239.

References[edit]

  • Chisago County Bicentennial Committee (1976). “An early look at Chisago County”, Review Corporation, North Branch, Minnesota.
  • Edwards, Elijah Evan and Folsom, William Hanery Carman (1888). "Fifty Years in the Northwest: With and Introduction and Appendix Containing Reminiscenses, Incidents and Notes", Pioneer Press Co.
  • Harris Centennial Committee (1984). “Harris Centennial: 1884-1984”, Coordinated by: Irene Martinson and Inez Hanson, Review Corporation, North Branch, Minnesota.

Coordinates: 45°35′11″N 92°58′29″W / 45.58639°N 92.97472°W / 45.58639; -92.97472