Upsala, Minnesota

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Upsala, Minnesota
City
Motto: Where life is always looking up!
Location of Upsala, Minnesota
Location of Upsala, Minnesota
Coordinates: 45°48′29″N 94°34′9″W / 45.80806°N 94.56917°W / 45.80806; -94.56917
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Morrison
Area[1]
 • Total 3.24 sq mi (8.39 km2)
 • Land 3.24 sq mi (8.39 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,198 ft (365 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 427
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 428
 • Density 131.8/sq mi (50.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 56384
Area code(s) 320
FIPS code 27-66334[4]
GNIS feature ID 0653575[5]
Website www.cityofupsala.com

Upsala is a city in Morrison County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 427 at the 2010 census.[6]

History[edit]

Upsala is named after Uppsala, Sweden, older spelling Upsala, by Swedish settlers in the 19th century.[7]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.24 square miles (8.39 km2), all of it land.[1]

Minnesota State Highway 238 serves as one of the main routes in the community.

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 427 people, 188 households, and 115 families residing in the city. The population density was 131.8 inhabitants per square mile (50.9/km2). There were 211 housing units at an average density of 65.1 per square mile (25.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.6% White, 0.9% African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 1.4% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.0% of the population.

There were 188 households of which 31.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.8% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.8% were non-families. 33.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.86.

The median age in the city was 40.6 years. 24.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.7% were from 25 to 44; 22.1% were from 45 to 64; and 21.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.1% male and 52.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 424 people, 188 households, and 103 families residing in the city. The population density was 130.6 people per square mile (50.4/km²). There were 196 housing units at an average density of 60.4 per square mile (23.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.06% White, 0.47% Asian, and 0.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.94% of the population.

There were 188 households out of which 25.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.3% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.7% were non-families. 40.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 25.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 16.5% from 45 to 64, and 25.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 93.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,000, and the median income for a family was $48,333. Males had a median income of $31,731 versus $19,821 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,382. About 9.4% of families and 13.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.3% of those under age 18 and 20.9% of those age 65 or over.

Politics[edit]

The Upsala City Council consists of five members. Councilors are elected to a four year term while the mayor is elected to a two year term. Council members and the mayor must reside within the city. The Mayor is currently Rollie Johnson. City Council consists of Robert Maciej, Joan Olson, Dennis Olson, and Brian Lange. Upsala's fire chief is Jay Baggenstoss.

Churches[edit]

Saint Mary Catholic Church

Mount Olivet Evangelical Lutheran Church (LCMS)

Community Covenant Church

Word of Life Free Lutheran Church

Gethsemane Lutheran Church (ELCA)

Education[edit]

Upsala Area Schools[edit]

http://www.upsala.k12.mn.us/ This central Minnesota school is host to about 400 students K-12. The school brought country schools together in 1922. The original 1922 building was torn down in 2004 and the new school building was built to serve the Upsala Community. There is an elementary section, and a middle and high school section all in the one school. The school is the home of the Cardinals. In Football, Baseball, and Track & Field Upsala combines with Swanville Area Schools and are nicknamed the Upsala Swanville Area (USA) Patriots. The Upsala Cardinal Men's Basketball team competed at the state level in the years 2012 and 2013. The USA Patriot Football Team competed at the state level in 2012 and 2013 as well. Other clubs the High School offers include FFA, Team 4480 UC-Robotics, Drama Club, and Knowledge Bowl.

Events[edit]

Upsala Heritage Days[edit]

UHD is held annually in the second week of August. There are many events included in the weekend long celebration including a Medallion Hunt, collector car show, a 5K, concerts in the park, and a parade.

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. ^ Guide to Upsala Minnesota

Coordinates: 45°48′39″N 94°34′17″W / 45.81083°N 94.57139°W / 45.81083; -94.57139