St. Michael, Minnesota

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St. Michael, Minnesota
City
The old St. Michael Catholic Church (1892) pre-dates the city and serves as its namesake; it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.
The old St. Michael Catholic Church (1892) pre-dates the city and serves as its namesake; it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.
Motto: "A Great Place To Grow"[1]
Location of the city of St. Michaelwithin Wright County, Minnesota
Location of the city of St. Michael
within Wright County, Minnesota
Coordinates: 45°12′N 93°40′W / 45.200°N 93.667°W / 45.200; -93.667Coordinates: 45°12′N 93°40′W / 45.200°N 93.667°W / 45.200; -93.667
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Wright
Area[2]
 • Total 36.42 sq mi (94.33 km2)
 • Land 32.73 sq mi (84.77 km2)
 • Water 3.69 sq mi (9.56 km2)
Elevation 965 ft (294 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 16,399
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 16,765
 • Density 501.0/sq mi (193.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 763
FIPS code 27-57346[5]
GNIS feature ID 0650903[6]
Website www.ci.st-michael.mn.us

St. Michael is a city in eastern Wright County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 16,399 at the 2010 census.[7]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 36.42 square miles (94.33 km2); 32.73 square miles (84.77 km2) is land and 3.69 square miles (9.56 km2) is water.[2]

The Crow River flows along the city's eastern boundary, separating it from the city of Rogers in Hennepin County. It also borders Monticello Township, Buffalo Township, Rockford Township, and the cities of Otsego and Albertville, all in Wright County, as well as the city of Hanover, which is located within both Wright and Hennepin counties.

Infrastructure[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Interstate 94 and Minnesota State Highway 241 are two of the main routes in the city.

History[edit]

St. Michael was originally a village in the central portion of the former Frankfort Township, which was settled by Germans, but later became its own township in 1934. Frankfort Township had been a combination of present-day Albertville, Hanover, and St. Michael.

Education[edit]

St. Michael is part of St. Michael–Albertville Independent School District #885. The St. Michael–Albertville school colors are royal blue and gold with the mascot as the Knight. The school district consists of seven schools and two alternative academies. The seven schools include St. Michael-Albertville High School (Grades 9–12), St. Michael–Albertville Middle School East (Grades 5–8), St. Michael–Albertville Middle School West (Grades 5–8), St. Michael Elementary School (Grades 1–4), Fieldstone Elementary School (Grades 1–4), Big Woods Elementary School (Grades 1–4), and Albertville Primary School (Kindergarten). The two academies are the Page Academy (Middle School alternative) and the Knights' Academy (High School alternative). There is also a private Catholic School in St. Michael for grades K–8, including preschool.

A new high school opened for the 2009–2010 school year, and a dedication ceremony took place on September 20, 2009. The previous high school was converted into a new middle school (Middle School West). The current middle school has been renamed Middle School East. The new high school is the second largest in the state of Minnesota.[citation needed]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 1,021
1980 1,519 48.8%
1990 5,411 256.2%
2000 9,099 68.2%
2010 16,399 80.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 16,399 people, 5,239 households, and 4,367 families residing in the city. The population density was 501.0 inhabitants per square mile (193.4 /km2). There were 5,482 housing units at an average density of 167.5 per square mile (64.7 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.3% White, 1.9% African American, 0.2% Native American, 2.4% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.9% of the population.

There were 5,239 households of which 53.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.1% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 16.6% were non-families. 12.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.13 and the average family size was 3.43.

The median age in the city was 33.4 years. 34.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 31.7% were from 25 to 44; 21.9% were from 45 to 64; and 6.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.7% male and 49.3% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 9,099 people, 2,926 households, and 2,437 families residing in the city. The population density was 279.4 people per square mile (107.9/km²). There were 3,058 housing units at an average density of 93.9 per square mile (36.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.46% White, 0.03% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.51% Asian, 0.16% from other races, and 0.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.98% of the population. 49.9% were of German, 8.7% Norwegian, 7.0% Irish, 6.9% United States or American and 5.7% Swedish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 2,926 households out of which 51.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.2% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.7% were non-families. 11.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.09 and the average family size was 3.40.

In the city the population was spread out with 34.6% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 37.7% from 25 to 44, 16.0% from 45 to 64, and 5.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 103.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.2 males

The median income for a household in the city was $69,903, and the median income for a family was $74,236. Males had a median income of $46,488 versus $32,402 for females. The per capita income for the city was $24,742. About 1.4% of families and 2.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.1% of those under age 18 and 10.0% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

  • Matt Spaeth – American football tight end for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL. St. Michael–Albertville High School alumni. Born in St. Michael.[8]
  • Mitch Potter – track and field athlete, competed at the University of Minnesota, and with Team USA. Born in St. Michael and current resident[9]
  • Dick Bremer – sports broadcaster for the Minnesota Twins; resides in St. Michael.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "City of St. Michael Minnesota". City of St. Michael Minnesota. Retrieved October 8, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
  4. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Census. Retrieved 23 April 2011. 
  8. ^ "Matt Spaeth". Pro-Football-Reference.Com. Retrieved October 8, 2012. 
  9. ^ "MITCH POTTER". USA Track&Field. Retrieved October 8, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Broadcasters". MLB Advanced Media. Retrieved October 8, 2012. 

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