Winsted, Minnesota

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Winsted, Minnesota
The new Winstead City Hall
The new Winstead City Hall
Location of Winstedwithin McLeod County, Minnesota
Location of Winsted
within McLeod County, Minnesota
Coordinates: 44°57′53″N 94°2′51″W / 44.96472°N 94.04750°W / 44.96472; -94.04750
Country United States
State Minnesota
County McLeod
 • Total 1.92 sq mi (4.97 km2)
 • Land 1.91 sq mi (4.95 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation 1,024 ft (312 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 2,355
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 2,312
 • Density 1,233.0/sq mi (476.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 55395
Area code(s) 320
FIPS code 27-71086[4]
GNIS feature ID 0654275[5]

Winsted is a city in McLeod County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 2,355 at the 2010 census.[6]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.92 square miles (4.97 km2), of which 1.91 square miles (4.95 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[1] McLeod County Roads 1 and 6 are two of the main routes in the community.


2010 census[edit]

The Old City Hall is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 2,355 people, 947 households, and 596 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,233.0 inhabitants per square mile (476.1/km2). There were 1,017 housing units at an average density of 532.5 per square mile (205.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.5% White, 0.5% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.9% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.

There were 947 households of which 33.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.9% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.1% were non-families. 30.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 3.03.

The median age in the city was 36.3 years. 26.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.9% were from 25 to 44; 23.6% were from 45 to 64; and 15.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.3% male and 50.7% female.

Compared with the 2000 census, the 2010 census showed an increase of 261 individuals, and a .92% increase in diversity.


Winsted has both a winter and summer town festival. The Winsted Winter Festival features a lighted parade as well as various other activities. The Winsted Summer Festival features a parade, street dance, a sand volleyball tournament, the crowning of Miss Winsted, and various other activities. Winsted is also home to Winstock Country Music Festival. The proceeds from the music festival support the Holy Trinity Catholic school system.

The Winsted Public Library is part of the Pioneerland Library System.[7]

Government and politics[edit]

  • Mayor: Steve Stotko
  • Council: Tom Ollig, Bonnie Quast, Max Fasching and George Schulenberg
  • Administrator: Clay Wilfahrt
  • Clerk Treasurer: Deb Boelter
  • Police Chief: Justin Heldt
  • Fire chief: Chad Engel
  • Maintenance Leads: Dave Meyer and Jamie Stotko
  • City Attorney: Francis Eggert[8]


There are two school systems in Winsted. The Howard Lake–Waverly–Winsted school district [9] is the public school system which operates Winsted Elementary. The Catholic school system is made up of Holy Trinity High School, Holy Trinity Elementary School, and Tiny Trojans pre-school.[10]

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Coordinates: 44°57′50″N 94°02′51″W / 44.96389°N 94.04750°W / 44.96389; -94.04750