Lancaster, Minnesota

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Lancaster, Minnesota
City
Location of Lancaster, Minnesota
Location of Lancaster, Minnesota
Coordinates: 48°51′32″N 96°48′17″W / 48.85889°N 96.80472°W / 48.85889; -96.80472
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Kittson
Area[1]
 • Total 2.30 sq mi (5.96 km2)
 • Land 2.30 sq mi (5.96 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 909 ft (277 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 340
 • Estimate (2013[3]) 335
 • Density 147.8/sq mi (57.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 56735
Area code(s) 218
FIPS code 27-35378
GNIS feature ID 0646463[4]
Website http://www.lancastermn.org/

Lancaster is a city in Kittson County, Minnesota, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 340.[5]

History[edit]

Lancaster was incorporated in 1904 along a Soo Line Railroad line running from Glenwood to the Canada–US border. The city was named after a railroad official believed to have come from Lancashire County in England.[6]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.30 square miles (5.96 km2), all of it land.[1]

Lancaster is located along U.S. Highway 59, at the junction with Kittson County Roads 4, 5, and 6. The North Branch Two Rivers flows nearby. The Canadian border is located nine miles north of the city.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 204
1920 354 73.5%
1930 456 28.8%
1940 473 3.7%
1950 536 13.3%
1960 462 −13.8%
1970 382 −17.3%
1980 368 −3.7%
1990 342 −7.1%
2000 363 6.1%
2010 340 −6.3%
Est. 2015 331 [7] −2.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
2013 Estimate[3]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 340 people, 163 households, and 98 families residing in the city. The population density was 147.8 inhabitants per square mile (57.1/km2). There were 189 housing units at an average density of 82.2 per square mile (31.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.8% White, 0.6% Asian, and 0.6% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.5% of the population.

There were 163 households of which 20.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.4% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.9% were non-families. 37.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.09 and the average family size was 2.74.

The median age in the city was 47.6 years. 20.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 16.7% were from 25 to 44; 30.9% were from 45 to 64; and 23.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.1% male and 52.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 363 people, 154 households, and 91 families residing in the city. The population density was 161.6 people per square mile (62.3/km²). There were 193 housing units at an average density of 85.9 per square mile (33.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.90% White, 0.28% Native American, 0.28% Asian, and 0.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.10% of the population.

There were 154 households out of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.7% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.9% were non-families. 39.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the city, the population was spread out with 29.5% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 18.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 107.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $33,750, and the median income for a family was $47,083. Males had a median income of $31,346 versus $27,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,191. About 9.2% of families and 9.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.1% of those under age 18 and 10.8% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-14. Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
  3. ^ a b "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2014-05-22. Retrieved 2014-07-14. 
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Census. Archived from the original on 26 July 2011. Retrieved 23 April 2011. 
  6. ^ "Minnesota Place Names - Township and Village Information". Minnesota Place Names. Minnesota Historical Society. Retrieved 21 May 2011. 
  7. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Archived from the original on June 2, 2016. Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  8. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved September 11, 2013. 

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Coordinates: 48°51′30″N 96°48′15″W / 48.85833°N 96.80417°W / 48.85833; -96.80417