Albertville City Hall
|Motto(s): "Small Town Living. Big City Life."|
Location of the city of Albertville
within Wright County, Minnesota
|• Total||4.64 sq mi (12.02 km2)|
|• Land||4.37 sq mi (11.32 km2)|
|• Water||0.27 sq mi (0.70 km2)|
|Elevation||961 ft (293 m)|
|• Estimate (2016)||7,401|
|• Density||1,500/sq mi (590/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0639253|
The area that is known as Albertville was first a town site called "Hamburg" by Joseph Vetsch. Later that same year in August, the Minneapolis and Northwestern Railroad Company bought land for a railroad through the area (now the BNSF rail in downtown Albertville). After 30 years of contributions to the area, including Albert Zachman, who donated land for the current historic church by Central Park (also recognized as Lions Park) J.P. Eull and Theodore Aydt proposed a petition to incorporate the township as Saint Michael Station with a population of 190. The first election held, to construct a village hall, happened in 1903. It passed on a vote of 20-18 with a cost of $531.95 ($4,035.03 today). In the next few years, the town started to raise funds for a Catholic Church, completed in 1906, was named the Church of St. Albert, in honor of Albert Zachman's contributions to the town. In 1909, Father Duhr proposed to change the name to Albertville in 1909, again in honor of Albert Zachman. The town approved, but was not official until September 1919, making the name change official.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.64 square miles (12.02 km2); 4.37 square miles (11.32 km2) is land and 0.27 square miles (0.70 km2) is water. Albertville is generally considered the halfway point between Minneapolis and Saint Cloud.
The city contains the Church of St Albert, constructed in 1906.
Interstate 94 serves as a main route in the city. Wright County Road 19, 37, and newly added County Road 38 on the border between Otsego and Albertville, MN
Albertville 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 schools are St. Michael-Albertville High School (Grades 9–12), finished being built in 2009 and is the second largest high school in the state, with a square footage of about 410,000 square feet (38,000 m2); St. Michael–Albertville Middle School East and 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 ALP academies are Page Academy (Middle School alternative) and the Knights Academy (High School alternative). There is also a private Catholic School for grades K–8 in St. Michael.
The district's new high school cost about $77 million to construct, and has currently the largest Performing Arts Center in the state of Minnesota, which can hold 1,450.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 7,044 people, 2,377 households, and 1,799 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,611.9 inhabitants per square mile (622.4/km2). There were 2,488 housing units at an average density of 569.3 per square mile (219.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 91.6% White, 2.5% African American, 0.3% Native American, 3.0% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.8% of the population.
There were 2,377 households of which 50.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.2% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 24.3% were non-families. 18.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.96 and the average family size was 3.41.
The median age in the city was 30.9 years. 34.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 36.6% were from 25 to 44; 17.3% were from 45 to 64; and 5.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.6% male and 50.4% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,621 people, 1,287 households, and 984 families residing in the city. The population density was 826.3 people per square mile (319.2/km²). There were 1,318 housing units at an average density of 300.8 per square mile (116.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.51% White, 0.30% African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.08% from other races, and 0.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.66% of the population. 44.9% were of German, 11.8% Norwegian, 8.1% Swedish and 5.1% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.
There were 1,287 households out of which 49.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.4% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.5% were non-families. 16.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.21.
In the city, the population was spread out with 34.1% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 41.5% from 25 to 44, 10.8% from 45 to 64, and 5.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.1 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $58,260, and the median income for a family was $63,578. Males had a median income of $41,783 versus $30,244 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,424. About 6.7% of families and 6.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.9% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.
- Chas Betts – professional wrestler and amateur wrestler, won the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials at 84 kg GR and competed at the 2012 Olympics. St. Michael–Albertville High School alumni.
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- Albertville official website
- St. Michael–Albertville Independent School District #885
- ePodunk: Profile for Albertville, Minnesota