Miesville, Minnesota

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Miesville
Location of the city of Miesville within Dakota County, Minnesota
Location of the city of Miesville
within Dakota County, Minnesota
Coordinates: 44°35′55″N 92°48′27″W / 44.59861°N 92.80750°W / 44.59861; -92.80750
CountryUnited States
StateMinnesota
CountyDakota
Area
 • Total1.75 sq mi (4.52 km2)
 • Land1.75 sq mi (4.52 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
935 ft (285 m)
Population
 • Total125
 • Estimate 
(2019)[3]
122
 • Density69.83/sq mi (26.97/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)651
FIPS code27-42092[4]
GNIS feature ID0647830[5]

Miesville is a city in Dakota County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 125 at the 2010 census.[6]

U.S. Highway 61 serves as a main route in the community. Minnesota Highways 20, 50, and 316 are nearby.

Miesville is home to an amateur baseball team, the Miesville Mudhens, which participate in Town Team Baseball.

History[edit]

Miesville was founded in 1874 by John Mies, and named for him.[7] A post office called Miesville was established in 1884, and remained in operation until 1903.[8]

John Mies built a saloon, restaurant and boarding house in Miesville in 1874. The building became a grocery store, saloon and post office in 1888 and became the Kings Restaurant in the 1980s.[9]

St. Joseph Catholic Church, Miesville, Dakota County, Minnesota in 1910

The Saint Joseph Catholic Church of Douglas was founded in the Spring of 1873 in what became Miesville. The first Saint Joseph Catholic Church building was erected in 1907 but struck by lighting on August 27, 1913. The church was rebuilt and dedicated on October 15, 1914. The congregation has been historically a mixture of Irish and German with an occasional Scandinavian convert allowed in.[10]

Baseball has been played in Miesville since the 1920s. The name of the team has been the Mudhens since 1948.[11]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.80 square miles (4.66 km2), all land.[12]

Miesville is located in the southeast part of Douglas Township.[13]

The Miesville Ravine Park Reserve is located near Miesville at the confluence of Trout Brook and the Cannon River.[14]

Demographics[edit]

The population of Miesville was 23 in 1923 with three business establishments. In 2009 the population was 135.[9]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960126
197019252.4%
1980179−6.8%
1990135−24.6%
20001350.0%
2010125−7.4%
2019 (est.)122[3]−2.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[15]

Coordinates: 44°36′02″N 92°48′47″W / 44.60056°N 92.81306°W / 44.60056; -92.81306

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 125 people, 52 households, and 33 families living in the city. The population density was 69.4 inhabitants per square mile (26.8/km2). There were 57 housing units at an average density of 31.7 per square mile (12.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White.

There were 52 households, of which 21.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.5% were non-families. 30.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 23.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 3.03.

The median age in the city was 48.8 years. 20% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20% were from 25 to 44; 28.8% were from 45 to 64; and 24.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 44.0% male and 56.0% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 135 people, 52 households, and 35 families living in the city. The population density was 74.8 people per square mile (29.0/km2). There were 54 housing units at an average density of 29.9 per square mile (11.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White.

There were 52 households, out of which 25.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.5% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.8% were non-families. 19.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 20.7% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 24.4% from 25 to 44, 26.7% from 45 to 64, and 21.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 104.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 122.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $53,750, and the median income for a family was $53,125. Males had a median income of $31,786 versus $31,875 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,931. There were 10.3% of families and 9.9% of the population living below the poverty line, including 21.9% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 26, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-13.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  4. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". 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.[dead link]
  7. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 167.
  8. ^ "Dakota County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  9. ^ a b "King's Place Restaurant". Retrieved July 12, 2019.
  10. ^ "Saint Joseph Catholic Church Parish History, Miesville". Retrieved July 12, 2019.
  11. ^ "Midwest Traveler: Minnesota's own field of dreams is in Miesville". Star Tribune. June 11, 2016. Retrieved July 12, 2019.
  12. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-13.
  13. ^ "Historic Maps". Retrieved July 12, 2019.
  14. ^ "Miesville Park and Ravine Reserve". Dakota County Parks.
  15. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.