Lakefield, Minnesota

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Lakefield, Minnesota
City
Location of Lakefield, Minnesota
Location of Lakefield, Minnesota
Coordinates: 43°40′40″N 95°10′20″W / 43.67778°N 95.17222°W / 43.67778; -95.17222
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Jackson
Government
 • Type Mayor – Council
 • Mayor Brian Rossow
Area[1]
 • Total 1.28 sq mi (3.32 km2)
 • Land 1.28 sq mi (3.32 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,483 ft (452 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,694
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,687
 • Density 1,323.4/sq mi (511.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 56150
Area code(s) 507
FIPS code 27-34316[4]
GNIS feature ID 0646405[5]

Lakefield is a city in Jackson County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 1,694 at the 2010 census.[6]

History[edit]

Lakefield was laid out in 1879, when the railroad was extended to that point.[7] It was named for its location near Heron Lake.[7] A post office has been in operation at Lakefield since 1880.[8] The city was incorporated in 1887.[7]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.28 square miles (3.32 km2), all land.[1]

Minnesota State Highway 86 is the main route through the city. Exit 64 of Interstate 90 is about two miles south.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 275
1900 862 213.5%
1910 924 7.2%
1920 1,346 45.7%
1930 1,349 0.2%
1940 1,699 25.9%
1950 1,651 −2.8%
1960 1,789 8.4%
1970 1,820 1.7%
1980 1,845 1.4%
1990 1,679 −9.0%
2000 1,721 2.5%
2010 1,694 −1.6%
Est. 2015 1,656 [9] −2.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,694 people, 762 households, and 462 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,323.4 inhabitants per square mile (511.0/km2). There were 838 housing units at an average density of 654.7 per square mile (252.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.0% White, 0.8% African American, 0.1% Asian, 0.7% from other races, and 0.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.2% of the population.

There were 762 households of which 27.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.5% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.4% were non-families. 35.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.80.

The median age in the city was 41.4 years. 22.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.7% were from 25 to 44; 24.3% were from 45 to 64; and 22.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.4% male and 53.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,721 people, 731 households, and 453 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,611.0 people per square mile (621.0/km²). There were 784 housing units at an average density of 733.9 per square mile (282.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.07% White, 0.23% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.41% from other races, and 0.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.93% of the population.

There were 731 households out of which 28.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.4% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.9% were non-families. 34.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the city, the population was spread out with 23.0% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 23.8% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 25.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 88.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,250, and the median income for a family was $37,898. Males had a median income of $26,875 versus $19,932 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,003.

Politics[edit]

Lakefield is located in Minnesota's 1st congressional district, represented by Mankato educator Tim Walz, a Democrat. At the state level, Lakefield is located in Senate District 22, represented by Republican Doug Magnus, and in House District 22B, represented by Republican Rod Hamilton.

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. ^ a b c Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 262. 
  8. ^ "Jackson County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 13 July 2015. 
  9. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 

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Coordinates: 43°40′40″N 95°10′20″W / 43.67778°N 95.17222°W / 43.67778; -95.17222