Lester Prairie, Minnesota

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Lester Prairie, Minnesota
City
Nickname(s): The Electric City
Location of Lester Prairiewithin McLeod County, Minnesota
Location of Lester Prairie
within McLeod County, Minnesota
Coordinates: 44°53′4″N 94°2′33″W / 44.88444°N 94.04250°W / 44.88444; -94.04250
Country United States
State Minnesota
County McLeod
Area[1]
 • Total 0.86 sq mi (2.23 km2)
 • Land 0.86 sq mi (2.23 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 981 ft (299 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,730
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,694
 • Density 2,011.6/sq mi (776.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 55354
Area code(s) 320
FIPS code 27-36728[4]
GNIS feature ID 0646615[5]
Website www.lesterprairiemn.us

Lester Prairie is a city in McLeod County, Minnesota, United States, along the South Fork of the Crow River. The population was 1,730 at the 2010 census.[6] Noted composer and conductor of The Concordia Choir, Rene Clausen was raised in Lester Prairie

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.86 square miles (2.23 km2), all of it land.[1] McLeod County Roads 1, 9, and 23 are the main routes in the community. Minnesota State Highway 7 is in close proximity to the city. A bike trail running east–west through the middle of town, the Dakota Rail Regional Trail, connects Lester Prairie to the Twin Cities.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 189
1900 418 121.2%
1910 420 0.5%
1920 434 3.3%
1930 442 1.8%
1940 423 −4.3%
1950 663 56.7%
1960 966 45.7%
1970 1,162 20.3%
1980 1,229 5.8%
1990 1,180 −4.0%
2000 1,377 16.7%
2010 1,730 25.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,730 people, 654 households, and 463 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,011.6 inhabitants per square mile (776.7/km2). There were 704 housing units at an average density of 818.6 per square mile (316.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.9% White, 0.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 1.1% Asian, 3.8% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.3% of the population.

There were 654 households of which 37.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.0% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.2% were non-families. 21.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.11.

The median age in the city was 33.8 years. 28% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 29.3% were from 25 to 44; 23.5% were from 45 to 64; and 11.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.5% male and 50.5% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,377 people, 516 households, and 379 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,910.4 people per square mile (738.4/km²). There were 531 housing units at an average density of 736.7 per square mile (284.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.68% White, 0.07% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 1.89% from other races, and 0.29% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.94% of the population.

There were 516 households out of which 38.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.2% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.4% were non-families. 22.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.9% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 19.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 95.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $44,271, and the median income for a family was $52,417. Males had a median income of $35,463 versus $25,313 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,223. About 2.9% of families and 5.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.4% of those under age 18 and 5.0% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 44°53′02″N 94°02′30″W / 44.88389°N 94.04167°W / 44.88389; -94.04167