Zumbrota, Minnesota

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Zumbrota, Minnesota
City
ZumbrotaMNwatertower.JPG
Motto: "Bridging the Past and the Future"
Location of Zumbrota, Minnesota
Location of Zumbrota, Minnesota
Coordinates: 44°17′34″N 92°40′18″W / 44.29278°N 92.67167°W / 44.29278; -92.67167Coordinates: 44°17′34″N 92°40′18″W / 44.29278°N 92.67167°W / 44.29278; -92.67167
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Goodhue
Area[1]
 • Total 2.68 sq mi (6.94 km2)
 • Land 2.67 sq mi (6.92 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation 991 ft (302 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 3,252
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 3,293
 • Density 1,218.0/sq mi (470.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 55992
Area code(s) 507
FIPS code 27-72328[4]
GNIS feature ID 0654511[5]
Website ci.zumbrota.mn.us

Zumbrota is a city in Goodhue County, Minnesota, United States, along the North Fork of the Zumbro River. The population was 3,252 at the 2010 census.[6] It promotes itself as "the only Zumbrota in the world."

History[edit]

Zumbrota was claimed as a town in 1856 by Joseph Bailey and D.B. Goddard. The name Zumbrota appears to have resulted from a corruption of the French name for the local river, Rivière des Embarras (Obstruction River) coupled with the Dakota toŋ (village).[7]

Zumbrota is home to the Zumbrota Covered Bridge, the last functioning covered bridge in the state of Minnesota. The bridge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[8]

The Zumbrota Public Library was the first tax supported library in Minnesota.[9]

The city of Zumbrota celebrated its sesquicentennial in 2006.

Geography[edit]

The North Fork of the Zumbro River in Zumbrota

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.68 square miles (6.94 km2), of which 2.67 square miles (6.92 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[1]

U.S. Route 52 and Minnesota State Highways 58 and 60 are the three main highways in the city.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Zumbrota, Minnesota
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 23.6
(−4.7)
30.0
(−1.1)
42.4
(5.8)
58.3
(14.6)
71.2
(21.8)
79.7
(26.5)
83.3
(28.5)
81.1
(27.3)
73.0
(22.8)
60.5
(15.8)
41.1
(5.1)
28.0
(−2.2)
56.2
(13.4)
Average low °F (°C) 3.3
(−15.9)
9.5
(−12.5)
22.0
(−5.6)
34.1
(1.2)
45.3
(7.4)
54.8
(12.7)
59.1
(15.1)
57.1
(13.9)
48.4
(9.1)
36.7
(2.6)
23.1
(−4.9)
10.2
(−12.1)
33.8
(1)
Precipitation inches (mm) 1.0
(25)
0.8
(20)
2.0
(51)
3.3
(84)
3.9
(99)
4.5
(114)
4.4
(112)
4.4
(112)
3.5
(89)
2.6
(66)
2.1
(53)
1.2
(30)
33.5
(851)
Source: Weatherbase[10]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 797
1890 867 8.8%
1900 1,119 29.1%
1910 1,138 1.7%
1920 1,265 11.2%
1930 1,350 6.7%
1940 1,386 2.7%
1950 1,686 21.6%
1960 1,830 8.5%
1970 1,929 5.4%
1980 2,129 10.4%
1990 2,312 8.6%
2000 2,789 20.6%
2010 3,252 16.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 3,252 people, 1,349 households, and 882 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,218.0 inhabitants per square mile (470.3/km2). There were 1,437 housing units at an average density of 538.2 per square mile (207.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.8% White, 0.7% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6% of the population.

There were 1,349 households of which 34.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.4% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.6% were non-families. 30.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.96.

The median age in the city was 38.2 years. 26.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.3% were from 25 to 44; 25.7% were from 45 to 64; and 16% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.8% male and 53.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 2,789 people, 1,141 households, and 741 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,412.6 people per square mile (546.6/km²). There were 1,191 housing units at an average density of 603.2 per square mile (233.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.38% White, 0.82% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.65% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.18% from other races, and 0.79% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.47% of the population.

There were 1,141 households out of which 32.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.4% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.0% were non-families. 31.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 29.4% from 25 to 44, 18.5% from 45 to 64, and 18.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 88.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $41,678, and the median income for a family was $53,750. Males had a median income of $34,821 versus $25,647 for females. The per capita income for the city was $22,786. About 6.6% of families and 8.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.7% of those under age 18 and 13.1% of those age 65 or over.

Economy[edit]

Arts[edit]

The city of Zumbrota has a dynamic arts community. The Zumbrota Area Arts Council sponsors artistic endeavors of all kinds. Every other year the community stages a musical featuring local talent in all aspects of production. Crossings at Carnegie regularly holds concerts featuring internationally known performers. Visual arts hold a strong place in the community including an annual studio tour called Art Splash. Held each summer in conjunction with the city's Covered Bridge Festival, Art in East Park features dozens of artists as well as musicians.

The high school prides itself on making it to state in the 1-Act play competitions. The 3-Act plays draw an average sized crowd and touches on many different subjects. Each year a full musical is staged, alternating between grades 7-12 or 5-9. Over 100 students regularly participate.

Sports[edit]

Zumbrota has all the sports of most schools. The football team has finished 2nd in their section for the past two years. They also won the HVL Gold Division (their conference) both years as well. The ZM dance team went to state in jazz 4 years in a row: 2007-2010.

Government[edit]

Education[edit]

Christ Lutheran School and Christ Lutheran Church

Zumbrota Mazeppa School District Zumbrota-Mazeppa High School

Christ Lutheran School is a private preschool and kindergarten to 8th grade school of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS).

Notable people[edit]

Charles Clarence Beck, artistic creator and long-time chief artist of comic book superhero Captain Marvel, and his extended family of "Shazam!"-powered characters.

Paul Casey “Gus” Bradley (born July 5, 1966) was hired as head coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2013. He previously was the Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebackers coach from 2007–2008 and the defensive coordinator for the Seattle Seahawks from 2009 to 2012.

Sites of Interest[edit]

Zumbrota's Covered Bridge Park features the last remaining covered bridge in Minnesota.
Even the bike trail in Zumbrota has a covered bridge.

Zumbrota's Covered Bridge Park features ball parks, bike trails, a swimming pool, the Kid’s Kingdom a large play structure, camping, and the only existing authentic covered bridge in Minnesota.

In 2006, the city of Zumbrota refurbished a building and opened the Zumbrota Area Historical Society History Museum

The Zumbrota movie theater is the Historic State Theatre. Built in 1921, the State Theatre still has much of its original equipment and art deco styled fixtures.

Zumbrota is the location of the Goodhue County Fair each August

Located in a Carnegie Foundation Library, Crossings at Carnegie features music and art.

The First Congregational Church of Zumbrota is on the National Register of Historic Places was constructed in 1861 and still serves today although the building remains the same architecturally.

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. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 27 April 2011. 
  7. ^ Upham, Warren (2001). Minnesota Place Names, A Geographical Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition. Saint Paul, Minnesota: Minnesota Historical Society. ISBN 0-87351-396-7. 
  8. ^ "Zumbrota Minnesota". City of Zumbrota. Retrieved 2012-05-31. 
  9. ^ http://www.zumbrota.info/about-us/library-history/
  10. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Zumbrota, Minnesota". Weatherbase. 2011.  Retrieved on November 24, 2011.

Further reading[edit]

Thompson, Robert R.; Conway Marvin; Jeff Solberg (2003). Zumbrota Minnesota: Bridging Past and Future: 1856-2006. G. Bradley Publishing, Inc. ISBN 0-943963-98-2. 

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