Balaton, Minnesota

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Balaton, Minnesota
City
Location of Balaton, Minnesota
Location of Balaton, Minnesota
Coordinates: 44°14′3″N 95°52′21″W / 44.23417°N 95.87250°W / 44.23417; -95.87250
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Lyon
Government
 • Type Mayor – Council
 • Mayor Cynthia Livingston
Area[1]
 • Total 1.58 sq mi (4.09 km2)
 • Land 1.45 sq mi (3.76 km2)
 • Water 0.13 sq mi (0.34 km2)
Elevation 1,542 ft (470 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 643
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 634
 • Density 443.4/sq mi (171.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 56115
Area code(s) 507
FIPS code 27-03250[4]
GNIS feature ID 0639591[5]

Balaton is a city in Lyon County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 643 at the 2010 census.[6]

History[edit]

Balaton was platted in 1879 by the railroad.[7] It was named after Lake Balaton, in Hungary.[7] A post office has been in operation at Balaton since 1879.[8] Balaton was incorporated in 1882.[9]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.58 square miles (4.09 km2), of which 1.45 square miles (3.76 km2) is land and 0.13 square miles (0.34 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 209
1910 364 74.2%
1920 664 82.4%
1930 605 −8.9%
1940 713 17.9%
1950 723 1.4%
1960 723 0.0%
1970 649 −10.2%
1980 752 15.9%
1990 737 −2.0%
2000 637 −13.6%
2010 643 0.9%
Est. 2014 626 [10] −2.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 643 people, 273 households, and 168 families residing in the city. The population density was 443.4 inhabitants per square mile (171.2/km2). There were 307 housing units at an average density of 211.7 per square mile (81.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.2% White, 0.5% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.5% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population.

There were 273 households of which 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.5% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.5% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.92.

The median age in the city was 37.9 years. 26.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.5% were from 25 to 44; 23% were from 45 to 64; and 19.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.7% male and 52.3% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 637 people, 276 households, and 186 families residing in the city. The population density was 468.9 people per square mile (180.8/km²). There were 296 housing units at an average density of 217.9 per square mile (84.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.22% White, 0.16% Native American, 0.16% from other races, and 0.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.78% of the population.

There were 276 households out of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.4% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.6% were non-families. 30.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.80.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 18.1% from 45 to 64, and 22.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 87.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,442, and the median income for a family was $40,625. Males had a median income of $30,156 versus $21,528 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,167. About 3.2% of families and 6.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.4% of those under age 18 and 6.9% of those age 65 or over.

Notable residents[edit]

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. ^ a b Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 40. 
  8. ^ "Lyon County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 18 July 2015. 
  9. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 312. 
  10. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

Coordinates: 44°14′00″N 95°52′20″W / 44.23333°N 95.87222°W / 44.23333; -95.87222