Lake Elmo, Minnesota

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Lake Elmo, Minnesota
City
Location of the city of Lake Elmowithin Washington County, Minnesota
Location of the city of Lake Elmo
within Washington County, Minnesota
Coordinates: 44°59′56″N 92°54′34″W / 44.99889°N 92.90944°W / 44.99889; -92.90944
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Washington
Area[1]
 • Total 24.36 sq mi (63.09 km2)
 • Land 22.25 sq mi (57.63 km2)
 • Water 2.11 sq mi (5.46 km2)
Elevation 912 ft (278 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 8,069
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 8,106
 • Density 362.7/sq mi (140.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 55042
Area code(s) 651
FIPS code 27-34244[4]
GNIS feature ID 0646344[5]
Website www.lakeelmo.org

Lake Elmo is a city in Washington County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 8,069 at the 2010 census.[6]

Much of the area within the city limits is still farmland, so that the city has a rural feel to it. However, the city density is likely to increase substantially over the next 15 years, due to a new city plan ordered following loss of a lawsuit against the Metropolitan Council, a regional planning authority.

History[edit]

Lake Elmo, located just southwest of Stillwater, Minnesota, began with one farm in 1852 on the southwest corner of the intersection of what is now Manning Avenue and 30th Street, just southeast of downtown Lake Elmo and across the highway from the Lake Elmo Airport (FAA LID: 21D). The barn was originally built in 1875 and restored in 1998 as a house. The 1852 farmhouse was intentionally burned down in March 2007.[7]

Government[edit]

Lake Elmo has a City Council that consists of a Mayor and four council members. The City Council has the legislative authority and determines all matters of policy. The Mayor and council members are elected to serve a four year term.[8] The city also has a park commission and a planning commission. The park commission is there to advise the City Council on issues regarding the development, improvement and maintenance of the city’s parks and trails. The planning commission is there to make recommendations regarding the Comprehensive Plan and amendments to the plan, site plans, subdivisions, conditional use permits, planning, zoning and sign regulations, open space preservation developments, and other planning related items.[9]

The members include:

Mayor – Mike Pearson [8]

Council members – Justin Bloyer, Wally Nelson, Mike Reeves, Anne Smith [8]

Planning Commission Members – Dean Dodson, Dale Dorschner, Kathy Haggard, Tom Kreimer, Rolf Larson, Jay Morreale, Todd Williams (Chair) [9]

Park Commission Members – John Ames, Pam Hartley, Sarah Hietpas, Jacob Silvernale, David Steele, Shane Weis (Chair), Mike Zeno [9]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 24.36 square miles (63.09 km2); 22.25 square miles (57.63 km2) is land and 2.11 square miles (5.46 km2) is water.[1]

Minnesota State Highway 36 runs east–west along Lake Elmo's northern boundary line. Interstate 94 runs east–west along Lake Elmo's southern boundary line. Minnesota State Highway 5 serves as a main route, also running east–west.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 218
1940 265 21.6%
1950 386 45.7%
1960 550 42.5%
1970 3,565 548.2%
1980 5,296 48.6%
1990 5,903 11.5%
2000 6,863 16.3%
2010 8,069 17.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 8,069 people, 2,779 households, and 2,252 families residing in the city. The population density was 362.7 inhabitants per square mile (140.0 /km2). There were 2,877 housing units at an average density of 129.3 per square mile (49.9 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.3% White, 0.8% African American, 0.3% Native American, 3.3% Asian, 1.3% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.5% of the population.

There were 2,779 households of which 38.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.7% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 19.0% were non-families. 14.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.88 and the average family size was 3.21.

The median age in the city was 42.4 years. 27.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.9% were from 25 to 44; 34.6% were from 45 to 64; and 11% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.2% male and 49.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 6,863 people, 2,347 households, and 1,924 families residing in the city. The population density was 300.4 people per square mile (116.0/km²). There were 2,389 housing units at an average density of 104.6 per square mile (40.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.82% White, 0.38% African American, 0.29% Native American, 1.75% Asian, 0.54% from other races, and 1.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.31% of the population.

There were 2,347 households out of which 41.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.4% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.0% were non-families. 13.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.91 and the average family size was 3.19.

The population had 29.2% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 27.3% from 45 to 64, and 7.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 102.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $76,876, and the median income for a family was $84,562. Males had a median income of $56,667 versus $32,564 for females. The per capita income for the city was $33,007. About 4.8% of families and 7.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.6% of those under age 18 and 2.3% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Most of Lake Elmo is part of the Stillwater School District (#834), and is home to Lake Elmo Elementary School and Oak-Land Jr. High School, which became one of the first schools to experience Apple's One To One Laptop Program.

Rasmussen College–Lake Elmo / Woodbury campus is located in Lake Elmo and serves students in the surrounding areas. Rasmussen College is a career focused, regionally accredited college that offers bachelor and associate degree programs. Rasmussen college concentrates on programs in the following areas: health sciences, nursing, criminal justice, technology and design, business, and early education.

Baytown Township Groundwater Plume[edit]

The primary source area for the Baytown Township Groundwater Plume Contamination Superfund site is a property located at 11325 Stillwater Boulevard in Lake Elmo. The property was used by a metal-working facility from 1940 to 1968. The site is listed as a superfund site due to TCE contamination of a groundwater aquifer used for local drinking water supplies.

See also[edit]

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 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. ^ Andrew Wallmeyer (26 March 2007). "Burning down the house". Stillwater Gazette. Retrieved 31 August 2010. 
  8. ^ a b c http://www.lakeelmo.org/government/city-council
  9. ^ a b c http://www.lakeelmo.org/government/planning-commission

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 44°59′45″N 92°52′46″W / 44.99583°N 92.87944°W / 44.99583; -92.87944