New London, Minnesota

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New London, Minnesota
City
Location of New London, Minnesota
Location of New London, Minnesota
Coordinates: 45°17′54″N 94°56′42″W / 45.29833°N 94.94500°W / 45.29833; -94.94500
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Kandiyohi
Area[1]
 • Total 1.24 sq mi (3.21 km2)
 • Land 1.19 sq mi (3.08 km2)
 • Water 0.05 sq mi (0.13 km2)
Elevation 1,207 ft (368 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,251
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,275
 • Density 1,051.3/sq mi (405.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 56273
Area code(s) 320
FIPS code 27-45682[4]
GNIS feature ID 0648513[5]
Website [1]

New London is a city in Kandiyohi County, Minnesota, United States along the Middle Fork of the Crow River. The population was 1,251 at the 2010 census.[6] Sibley State Park is nearby. It is named after New London, Wisconsin, chosen by Louis Larson because of the similarity he saw with his previous home there.[7] It was incorporated April 8, 1889. The city was the temporary county seat of Kandiyohi County from 1867-1870.[7]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.24 square miles (3.21 km2), of which 1.19 square miles (3.08 km2) is land and 0.05 square miles (0.13 km2) is water.[1]

Minnesota State Highways 9 and 23 are two of the main routes in the city, and U.S. Route 71 is nearby.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 211
1900 363 72.0%
1910 418 15.2%
1920 527 26.1%
1930 483 −8.3%
1940 578 19.7%
1950 726 25.6%
1960 721 −0.7%
1970 736 2.1%
1980 812 10.3%
1990 971 19.6%
2000 1,066 9.8%
2010 1,251 17.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,251 people, 521 households, and 318 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,051.3 inhabitants per square mile (405.9 /km2). There were 566 housing units at an average density of 475.6 per square mile (183.6 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.7% White, 0.2% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.9% from other races, and 0.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.7% of the population.

There were 521 households of which 31.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.0% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.0% were non-families. 34.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.97.

The median age in the city was 40.5 years. 25.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.4% were from 25 to 44; 19.6% were from 45 to 64; and 24.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 45.9% male and 54.1% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,066 people, 415 households, and 261 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,103.4 people per square mile (424.3/km²). There were 439 housing units at an average density of 454.4 per square mile (174.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.75% White, 0.47% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.66% from other races, and 1.03% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.50% of the population.

There were 415 households out of which 32.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.4% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.1% were non-families. 33.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 17.1% from 45 to 64, and 27.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 76.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 71.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $34,018, and the median income for a family was $42,500. Males had a median income of $28,636 versus $21,786 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,216. About 6.1% of families and 6.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.7% of those under age 18 and 11.6% of those age 65 or over.

Car races[edit]

This city is known as the starting point for the New London to New Brighton Antique Car Run, a 120-mile endurance tour for vehicles from 1908 and earlier, or any 1 or 2 cylinder vehicles up to 1915.[8] This event has been held in early- to mid-August each year since 1987. The run goes to New Brighton, Minnesota, and is a reference to the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run from London to Brighton in the United Kingdom.

Music festival[edit]

New London has also hosted a one-day Music Festival mid- to late-August of each year for the last 10 years. The event has featured bluegrass, acoustic and jazz.

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 27 April 2011. 
  7. ^ a b Warren Upham (2001). Minnesota Place Names: A Geographical Encyclopedia. Minnesota Historical Society Press. pp. 84–. ISBN 978-0-87351-396-8. 
  8. ^ For more information, please see the Antique Car Run's official website. New London to New Brighton Antique Car Run

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 45°18′04″N 94°56′39″W / 45.30111°N 94.94417°W / 45.30111; -94.94417