Deephaven, Minnesota

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Deephaven
Motto(s): 
"Two Square Miles Of Tranquility"[1]
Location of Deephaven within Hennepin County, Minnesota
Location of Deephaven
within Hennepin County, Minnesota
Coordinates: 44°55′55″N 93°31′28″W / 44.93194°N 93.52444°W / 44.93194; -93.52444
CountryUnited States
StateMinnesota
CountyHennepin
Incorporated1900
Government
 • MayorPaul Skrede
Area
 • Total3.90 sq mi (10.11 km2)
 • Land2.33 sq mi (6.02 km2)
 • Water1.58 sq mi (4.09 km2)
Elevation
955 ft (291 m)
Population
 • Total3,642
 • Estimate 
(2019)[4]
3,928
 • Density1,689.46/sq mi (652.26/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
55331, 55391
Area code(s)952
FIPS code27-15148[5]
GNIS feature ID0642705[6]
Websitewww.cityofdeephaven.org

Deephaven is a city in Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States, on the shores of Lake Minnetonka. It is located 12 miles (19 km) west-southwest of downtown Minneapolis. The population was 3,642 as of the 2010 Census, down from 3,853 as of the 2000 census.[7]

History[edit]

Hotel Saint Louis circa 1885

Deephaven was settled in 1876 by Saint Louis attorney Charles Gibson. Gibson built a summer house in an area known as "Northome" and began promoting the area as a vacation destination for Southerners. In 1879 he advocated for the construction of the 150-room Hotel Saint Louis, the area's first grand hotel. The community was connected to the Minneapolis and Saint Louis Railway to serve both the hotel and local cottagers.[8]

The Minnetonka Yacht Club was founded in Deephaven in 1882 and incorporated in 1889.[9] One of the club's co-founders, Hazen Burton, built a home named "Chimo" in Deephaven in 1890. A train depot was built near the property so that the Burtons could commute to their department store in Minneapolis. The name "Deephaven" can be traced back to the name of this depot.[10]

Minnetonka Yacht Club circa 1894

In 1893 Burton commissioned local boat builder Arthur Dyer to develop a new kind of sailboat called a racing scow. When the Onawa debuted in 1893, it was disqualified for winning nearly every regatta it entered. The rules were eventually modified, however, and racing scows became popular within the sailing community worldwide.[11] The Onawa is currently displayed at the Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society Museum in nearby Excelsior.

Lake Minnetonka fell out of favor as a vacation destination in the 1890s. The Hotel Saint Louis suffered financially and was eventually demolished in 1907. In its place, Walter Donald Douglas of the Quaker Oats fortune and his wife Mahala built a twenty-seven room estate named "Walden." Walter Douglas perished in the Titanic disaster in 1912, however, Mahala and her French maid Berthe Leroy were survivors. Mahala returned to Deephaven as a widow and lived there until her death in 1945.[12][13]

Deephaven's historic Cottagewood General Store, opened in 1895 by Ralph M. Chapman, served as a grocer to tourists along the shores of Lake Minnetonka.[14] The store is one of Deephaven's most notable attractions today.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.43 square miles (6.29 km2), of which 2.37 square miles (6.14 km2) is land and 0.06 square miles (0.16 km2) is water.[15] Minnetonka Boulevard serves as a main route.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910234
19202381.7%
1930530122.7%
19401,02693.6%
19501,82377.7%
19603,28680.3%
19703,85317.3%
19803,716−3.6%
19903,653−1.7%
20003,8535.5%
20103,642−5.5%
2019 (est.)3,928[4]7.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[16]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 3,642 people, 1,337 households, and 1,058 families living in the city. The population density was 1,536.7 inhabitants per square mile (593.3/km2). There were 1,423 housing units at an average density of 600.4 per square mile (231.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.6% White, 0.4% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.9% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.1% of the population.

There were 1,337 households, of which 38.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.3% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 20.9% were non-families. 17.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.08.

The median age in the city was 46.1 years. 27.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 16.2% were from 25 to 44; 37.5% were from 45 to 64; and 14.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.7% male and 50.3% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 3,853 people, 1,373 households, and 1,098 families living in the city. The population density was 1,646.4 people per square mile (635.7/km2). There were 1,409 housing units at an average density of 602.1 per square mile (232.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.35% White, 0.29% African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.70% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.29% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.91% of the population.

There were 1,373 households, out of which 42.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.7% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.0% were non-families. 16.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 30.5% under the age of 18, 3.7% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 29.8% from 45 to 64, and 10.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $101,278, and the median income for a family was $107,422. Males had a median income of $71,181 versus $42,297 for females. The per capita income for the city was $58,544. About 1.0% of families and 2.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.8% of those under age 18 and 3.8% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official Website of the City of Deephaven Minnesota". Official Website of the City of Deephaven Minnesota. Retrieved October 8, 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. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFV7MKeEwQI
  9. ^ https://www.minnetonkayachtclub.org/AboutUs
  10. ^ "Profile for Deephaven, Minnesota, MN". ePodunk. Retrieved October 8, 2012.
  11. ^ https://www.steamboatminnehaha.org/history.html
  12. ^ "Deephaven's Titanic ties". National Governors AssoLakeshore Weekly News. Retrieved October 8, 2012.
  13. ^ "Mr Walter Donald Douglas". Encyclopedia Titanica. Retrieved October 8, 2012.
  14. ^ "Cottagewood General Store". Cottagewood General Store. Retrieved October 8, 2012.
  15. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-11-13.
  16. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  17. ^ "Ex-Packers star McGee dies in fall from roof in Deephaven". StarTribune.com. Archived from the original on October 22, 2007. Retrieved October 8, 2012.
  18. ^ "Jake Gardiner". hockeyDB.com. Retrieved October 8, 2012.

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Coordinates: 44°55′47″N 93°31′21″W / 44.92972°N 93.52250°W / 44.92972; -93.52250