Old City Hall
Location of the city of Jordan
within Scott County, Minnesota
|• Mayor||Mike Shaw|
|• Total||3.31 sq mi (8.57 km2)|
|• Land||3.29 sq mi (8.52 km2)|
|• Water||0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)|
|Elevation||771 ft (235 m)|
|• Estimate (2013)||5,873|
|• Density||1,662.6/sq mi (641.9/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0645735|
|Website||City of Jordan|
The architects and civil engineers known for designing the layout of the streets of Jordan, also founded the neighboring town of Belle Plaine.
As of the census of 2010, there were 5,470 people, 1,871 households, and 1,428 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,662.6 inhabitants per square mile (641.9/km2). There were 1,961 housing units at an average density of 596.0 per square mile (230.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.4% White, 0.6% African American, 0.8% Native American, 1.3% Asian, 2.4% from other races, and 2.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.5% of the population.
There were 1,871 households of which 48.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.9% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 23.7% were non-families. 18.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.92 and the average family size was 3.35.
The median age in the city was 31.8 years. 34% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 32.9% were from 25 to 44; 20.8% were from 45 to 64; and 6.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.0% male and 50.0% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,833 people, 1,349 households, and 980 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,466.5 people per square mile (567.0/km²). There were 1,423 housing units at an average density of 544.4 per square mile (210.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.08% White, 0.50% African American, 0.60% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 3.10% from other races, and 1.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.60% of the population.
Jordan has a rich baseball tradition enjoyed by those who have played in Jordan, as well as the great fan support shown by locals.
Home of the Jordan Brewers amateur baseball team. The Brewers were state champions in 1986, 1994, and 2004.
Home of the Robert Patterson Post #3 Jordan Legion Baseball Team. Post #3 won the League Tournament seven straight times from 2004 to 2010. Won the District Tournament seven straight years from 2004 to 2010. Won the State Tournament four straight years from 2005 to 2008, took 2nd place in 2010 and took 3rd place in years 2004 and 2009. Won the National/Regional Tournament three straight years from 2005 to 2007 and took runner-up in 2008.
- Brentwood Park
- Pekarna Park
- Lions Park
- Log Cabin
- Lagoon Park
- Timberline Park
- Holzer Park
- Jordan Skateboard Park (designed by Jared Hunt and John Beckius)
State parks and reserves
- Metropolitan Regional Park System
- Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge
- Minnesota Valley State Recreation Area
Points of interest
- Nicolin Mansion Bed and Breakfast
- Minnesota Harvest Apple Orchard
- Crofut Family Winery
- Historic Water Street
- Mini Met Baseball Park
- Famous Pekarna Meats
- Mill Pond
- Sand Creek Waterfall
- Action Packed Paintball
- Sand Creek Adventures
Beginning in 1983, Jordan was swept up in an instance of what was alleged to be satanic ritual abuse, part of a national trend of day-care sex-abuse hysteria. Twenty-four adults were arrested and charged with acts of sexual abuse, child pornography and other crimes. Ultimately, the accused were exonerated of any wrongdoing, though many were profoundly affected, financially and emotionally, by the scandal.
James Rud was the only person convicted of sexual abuse of children in Scott County. See Report on Scott County Investigations, Hubert H. Humphrey III, Attorney General (Feb. 12, 1985).
Mayoral assault allegations
In the spring of 2011, in the midst of a heated crematorium dispute, then Mayor Ewals was alleged to have approached the business owner performing the cremation, and assaulted him. The next day, Mark Ballard the business owner filed an order with the Scott County Court for a restraining order. The filing was later dropped. However, the Mayor still faced the charge of disorderly conduct, and a delayed dismissal was granted, along with $400 to cover court fees. The crematorium was allowed to continue operation in the middle of town with city administration's approval over the mayors and homeowners objections
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- Shakopee newspaper site
- Jordan Independent newspaper site
- Explore Jordan Jordan Minnesota site
- Nicolin Mansion Bed & Breakfast site
- 225 Water Street Creative Arts historic walking tour site
- Jordan Brewers Baseball baseball site