Cold Spring, Minnesota

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Cold Spring, Minnesota
City
Location of Cold Springwithin Stearns County, Minnesota
Location of Cold Spring
within Stearns County, Minnesota
Coordinates: 45°27′N 94°26′W / 45.450°N 94.433°W / 45.450; -94.433Coordinates: 45°27′N 94°26′W / 45.450°N 94.433°W / 45.450; -94.433
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Stearns
Area[1]
 • Total 2.70 sq mi (6.99 km2)
 • Land 2.67 sq mi (6.92 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)
Elevation 1,099 ft (335 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 4,025
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 4,027
 • Density 1,507.5/sq mi (582.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 56320
Area code(s) 320
FIPS code 27-12484[4]
GNIS feature ID 0641388[5]
Website www.coldspring.govoffice.com

Cold Spring is a city in Stearns County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 4,025 at the 2010 census.[6] It is part of the St. Cloud Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

The Cold Spring Brewery was first built in 1874 and remains a major employer in the town.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.70 square miles (6.99 km2); 2.67 square miles (6.92 km2) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2) is water.[1]

Minnesota Highway 23 serves as a main route in the city.

The city of Cold Spring is located within Wakefield Township geographically but is a separate entity.

History[edit]

Cold Spring was platted in 1856, and named for the fact there were many springs near the original town site.[7] A post office has been in operation at Cold Spring since 1857.[8]

The city was thrust in the national spotlight on September 24, 2003, when then 15-year-old Jason McLaughlin shot and killed two classmates in the Rocori High School shooting.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 486
1910 594 22.2%
1920 705 18.7%
1930 1,147 62.7%
1940 1,427 24.4%
1950 1,488 4.3%
1960 1,760 18.3%
1970 2,006 14.0%
1980 2,294 14.4%
1990 2,459 7.2%
2000 2,975 21.0%
2010 4,025 35.3%
Est. 2014 4,044 [9] 0.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 4,025 people, 1,549 households, and 1,049 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,507.5 inhabitants per square mile (582.0/km2). There were 1,641 housing units at an average density of 614.6 per square mile (237.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.2% White, 0.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 3.9% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.1% of the population.

There were 1,549 households of which 36.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.6% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.3% were non-families. 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.11.

The median age in the city was 36.7 years. 27.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.4% were from 25 to 44; 20.4% were from 45 to 64; and 19% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.3% male and 51.7% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 2,975 people, 1,116 households, and 785 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,431.1 people per square mile (552.2/km²). There were 1,145 housing units at an average density of 550.8 per square mile (212.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.39% White, 0.20% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.71% from other races, and 0.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.34% of the population.

There were 1,116 households out of which 36.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.1% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.6% were non-families. 26.3% 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 2.56 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 17.4% from 45 to 64, and 21.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 89.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $37,500, and the median income for a family was $50,268. Males had a median income of $32,225 versus $23,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,308. About 1.9% of families and 3.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.8% of those under age 18 and 6.9% 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. U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Census. Retrieved 23 April 2011. 
  7. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 523. 
  8. ^ "Stearns County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 8 August 2015. 
  9. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

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