Blooming Prairie, Minnesota

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Blooming Prairie, Minnesota
City
The Blooming Prairie Commercial Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Blooming Prairie Commercial Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Location of Blooming Prairiewithin Steele and Dodge Countiesin the state of Minnesota
Location of Blooming Prairie
within Steele and Dodge Counties
in the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 43°52′2″N 93°3′17″W / 43.86722°N 93.05472°W / 43.86722; -93.05472
Country United States
State Minnesota
Counties Steele, Dodge
Area[1]
 • Total 1.41 sq mi (3.65 km2)
 • Land 1.41 sq mi (3.65 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,293 ft (394 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,996
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,970
 • Density 1,415.6/sq mi (546.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 55917
Area code(s) 507
FIPS code 27-06580[4]
GNIS feature ID 0640277[5]
Website www.bloomingprairie.com
Blooming Prairie water tower

Blooming Prairie is a city in Dodge and Steele counties in the U.S. state of Minnesota. The population was 1,996 at the 2010 census.[6] Most of the city is located within Steele County; only a small part of the city extends into Dodge County.

History[edit]

Blooming Prairie was platted in 1868, taking the name of the surrounding Blooming Prairie Township, which was organized one year earlier.[7] A post office has been in operation at Blooming Prairie since 1868.[8] The city was incorporated by 1874.[9]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.41 square miles (3.65 km2), all of it land.[1]

U.S. Highway 218 and Minnesota State Highway 30 are the main routes in the city.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 338
1890 808 139.1%
1900 855 5.8%
1910 854 −0.1%
1920 1,012 18.5%
1930 1,046 3.4%
1940 1,205 15.2%
1950 1,442 19.7%
1960 1,778 23.3%
1970 1,804 1.5%
1980 1,969 9.1%
1990 2,043 3.8%
2000 1,933 −5.4%
2010 1,996 3.3%
Est. 2014 1,976 [10] −1.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,996 people, 802 households, and 535 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,415.6 inhabitants per square mile (546.6/km2). There were 864 housing units at an average density of 612.8 per square mile (236.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.1% White, 0.4% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.3% of the population.

There were 802 households of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.3% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.92.

The median age in the city was 40.5 years. 25.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.1% were from 25 to 44; 24.3% were from 45 to 64; and 21.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.9% male and 51.1% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,933 people, 748 households, and 504 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,428.4 people per square mile (552.8/km²). There were 774 housing units at an average density of 572.0 per square mile (221.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.43% White, 0.21% African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 2.48% from other races, and 0.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.91% of the population.

Of the 748 households, 30.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.8% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.5% were non-families. 28.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 23.5% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 23.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 88.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $40,345, and the median income for a family was $51,118. Males had a median income of $34,911 versus $21,705 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,343. About 2.8% of families and 6.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.1% of those under age 18 and 9.8% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[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. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 532. 
  8. ^ "Steele County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 9 August 2015. 
  9. ^ "The History of Blooming Prairie". City of Blooming Prairie, MN. Retrieved 9 August 2015. 
  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. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 43°52′00″N 93°03′04″W / 43.86667°N 93.05111°W / 43.86667; -93.05111