Kiester, Minnesota

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This article is about the city. For the township, see Kiester Township, Faribault County, Minnesota. For the lake, see Kiester Lake.
Kiester, Minnesota
City
Motto: "The Best Is Yet To Be"
Location of Kiester, Minnesota
Location of Kiester, Minnesota
Coordinates: 43°32′15″N 93°42′42″W / 43.53750°N 93.71167°W / 43.53750; -93.71167
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Faribault
Government
 • Type Mayor - Council
 • Mayor Jeanne Brooks
Area[1]
 • Total 0.44 sq mi (1.14 km2)
 • Land 0.44 sq mi (1.14 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,253 ft (382 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 501
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 489
 • Density 1,138.6/sq mi (439.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 56051
Area code(s) 507
FIPS code 27-33056[4]
GNIS feature ID 0646138[5]
Website cityofkiester.com

Kiester is a city in Faribault County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 501 at the 2010 census.[6]

History[edit]

A post office called Kiester has been in operation since 1882.[7] The city was named for county judge Jacob Armel Kiester.[8]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.44 square miles (1.14 km2), all of it land.[1]

Minnesota State Highway 22 and County Highway 2 are two of the main routes in the community.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 258
1920 257 −0.4%
1930 286 11.3%
1940 407 42.3%
1950 541 32.9%
1960 741 37.0%
1970 681 −8.1%
1980 670 −1.6%
1990 606 −9.6%
2000 540 −10.9%
2010 501 −7.2%
Est. 2015 478 [9] −4.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 501 people, 246 households, and 141 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,138.6 inhabitants per square mile (439.6/km2). There were 281 housing units at an average density of 638.6 per square mile (246.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.2% White, 0.4% Asian, 1.2% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.2% of the population.

There were 246 households of which 20.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.3% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.7% were non-families. 40.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.04 and the average family size was 2.67.

The median age in the city was 47.8 years. 17.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.8% were from 25 to 44; 29.4% were from 45 to 64; and 26.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.5% male and 48.5% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 540 people, 254 households, and 161 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,217.0 people per square mile (473.9/km²). There were 278 housing units at an average density of 626.5 per square mile (243.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.89% White, 0.19% African American, 0.19% Asian, 0.74% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.85% of the population.

There were 254 households out of which 22.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.9% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.6% were non-families. 35.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.69.

In the city, the population was spread out with 21.7% under the age of 18, 3.5% from 18 to 24, 23.1% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 29.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 93.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $32,768, and the median income for a family was $40,000. Males had a median income of $29,643 versus $21,786 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,098. About 5.1% of families and 9.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.2% of those under age 18 and 18.4% of those age 65 or over.

Tornado[edit]

A tornado reportedly touched down in the city of Kiester on June 17, 2010.[11] The tornado caused a large amount of destruction, and several homes were damaged.[12] The tornado was later confirmed to be an EF-2 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale after damage assessment was completed.[13]

In popular culture[edit]

On June 7, 2016, a Preparation H television commercial debuted that was filmed in Kiester.[14]

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. ^ "Faribault County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 29 May 2015. 
  8. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 186. 
  9. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  11. ^ "4000-5000 People Without Power West of Albert Lea". KIMT. Retrieved 2010-06-17. 
  12. ^ "Tornado In Kiester Causes 'Absolute Destruction'". WCCO-TV. Archived from the original on June 19, 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-17. 
  13. ^ "EF-2 and EF-4 Tornadoes Confirmed". KIMT. Retrieved 2010-06-21. 
  14. ^ Linehan, Dan. "Kiester gets comfortable with Preparation H in TV ad". Mankato Free Press. Mankato Free Press. Retrieved 31 December 2016. 

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Coordinates: 43°32′11″N 93°42′44″W / 43.53639°N 93.71222°W / 43.53639; -93.71222