Albertville, Minnesota

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Albertville
Albertville City Hall
Albertville City Hall
Motto(s): 
"Small Town Living!Big City Life!"[1]
Location of the city of Albertville within Wright County, Minnesota
Location of the city of Albertville
within Wright County, Minnesota
Albertville is located in Minnesota
Albertville
Albertville
Location of the city of Albertville
within Wright County, Minnesota
Albertville is located in the United States
Albertville
Albertville
Albertville (the United States)
Albertville is located in North America
Albertville
Albertville
Albertville (North America)
Coordinates: 45°14′17″N 93°39′35″W / 45.23806°N 93.65972°W / 45.23806; -93.65972
CountryUnited States
StateMinnesota
CountyWright
Government
 • MayorJillian Hendrickson
Area
 • Total4.70 sq mi (12.17 km2)
 • Land4.42 sq mi (11.45 km2)
 • Water0.28 sq mi (0.72 km2)
Elevation
961 ft (293 m)
Population
 • Total7,044
 • Estimate 
(2019)[4]
7,539
 • Density1,705.66/sq mi (658.56/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
55301
Area code(s)763
FIPS code27-00730[5]
GNIS feature ID0639253[6]
Websitewww.ci.albertville.mn.us

Albertville is a city in Wright County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 7,044 at the 2010 census.[7]

History[edit]

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 1902, 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.[8]

Geography[edit]

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.[9] Albertville is generally considered the halfway point between Minneapolis and Saint Cloud.

The city contains the Church of St Albert, constructed in 1902.

Infrastructure[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Interstate 94/US Highway 52 serves as a main route in the city. Wright County Roads 18, 19, 37, 137 and newly added County Road 38 on the border between Otsego and Albertville, MN are other routes within the city.

Economy[edit]

Albertville is the home of Albertville Premium Outlets, an outlet mall which houses 100 stores.

Education[edit]

Albertville is part of St. Michael–Albertville Independent School District 885.

Government[edit]

Albertville's city council contains five councilmemebrs, including the city's mayor, who serves a two year term. As of February 2020, the current mayor of Albertville is Jillian Hendrickson.[10]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910222
192026820.7%
1930217−19.0%
194024312.0%
1950238−2.1%
196027917.2%
197045161.6%
198056425.1%
19901,251121.8%
20003,621189.4%
20107,04494.5%
2019 (est.)7,539[4]7.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 7,044 people, 2,377 households, and 1,799 families living 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.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 3,621 people, 1,287 households, and 984 families living 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "City of Albertville Minnesota". City of Albertville Minnesota. Retrieved October 16, 2012.
  2. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 26, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-13.
  4. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  5. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". 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.[dead link]
  8. ^ "About The City Of Albertville – City of Albertville MN". www.ci.albertville.mn.us. Retrieved 2018-03-24.
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-11-13.
  10. ^ "City Council Members - City of Albertville MN". City of Albertville, MN. Retrieved February 14, 2020.

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Coordinates: 45°14′16″N 93°39′16″W / 45.23778°N 93.65444°W / 45.23778; -93.65444