Danube, Minnesota

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
"The City With Heart"[1]
Location of Danube, Minnesota
Location of Danube, Minnesota
Coordinates: 44°47′25″N 95°6′5″W / 44.79028°N 95.10139°W / 44.79028; -95.10139
CountryUnited States
 • MayorGene Allex
 • Total0.49 sq mi (1.26 km2)
 • Land0.49 sq mi (1.26 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
1,089 ft (332 m)
 • Total505
 • Estimate 
 • Density950.72/sq mi (366.81/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)320
FIPS code27-14716[5]
GNIS feature ID0642632[6]

Danube is a city in Renville County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 505 at the 2010 census.[7]


Danube was laid out in 1899, and named after the Danube, a European river.[8] A post office called Danube has been in operation since 1903.[9]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.47 square miles (1.22 km2), all of it land.[10]


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2017463[4]−8.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $40,000, and the median income for a family was $43,750. Males had a median income of $35,781 versus $22,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,807. About 3.8% of families and 5.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.3% of those under age 18 and 7.5% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 505 people, 209 households, and 145 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,074.5 inhabitants per square mile (414.9/km2). There were 227 housing units at an average density of 483.0 per square mile (186.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.4% White, 1.2% African American, 0.2% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.7% of the population.

There were 209 households of which 30.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.9% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.6% were non-families. 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.9% 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 2.90.

The median age in the city was 39.8 years. 24% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.2% were from 25 to 44; 28.1% were from 45 to 64; and 17.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.7% male and 51.3% female.

Arts and culture[edit]

Annual cultural events[edit]

Danube Fun Days, the city's annual celebration, is an extended weekend with lots of traditional events taking place during the second weekend in July. The Wednesday night ice cream social at the United Methodist Church kicks off the celebration and always draws a good turnout. For the athletes, Fun Days hosts one of the area's best volleyball tournaments and a softball tournament. The parade typically draws 50+ floats and is a favorite for the locals. There is also a flea market in the park and a treasure hunt in which a medallion is hidden and the finder gets a prize. The street dance brings live music to town and ropes off a beer garden with burgers and hot dogs. After the band calls it a night, the younger adults typically find themselves at one of the many late-night house parties hosted throughout town. Fun Days serves as a homecoming of sorts for many of the city's former residents and a great chance to catch up with some long-lived camaraderie.[12]

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "City of Danube Minnesota". City of Danube Minnesota. Retrieved October 8, 2012.
  2. ^ "2017 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jan 3, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-13.
  4. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. 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. United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 27 April 2011.
  8. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 456.
  9. ^ "Renville County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 21 January 2016. Retrieved 5 August 2015.
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 2, 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-13.
  11. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  12. ^ Danube Area Action Club - Danube
  13. ^ Patrick Reusse: Parade and dedication leave many touched | Star Tribune[permanent dead link]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 44°47′31″N 95°05′50″W / 44.79194°N 95.09722°W / 44.79194; -95.09722