New Germany, Minnesota

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New Germany, Minnesota
City
Location of the city of New Germany within Carver County, Minnesota
Location of the city of New Germany
within Carver County, Minnesota
Coordinates: 44°53′5″N 93°57′59″W / 44.88472°N 93.96639°W / 44.88472; -93.96639
CountryUnited States
StateMinnesota
CountyCarver
Area[1]
 • Total1.00 sq mi (2.59 km2)
 • Land1.00 sq mi (2.59 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation984 ft (300 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total372
 • Estimate (2016)[3]393
 • Density370/sq mi (140/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code55367
Area code(s)952
FIPS code27-45556[4]
GNIS feature ID0648507[5]

New Germany is a city in Carver County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 372 at the 2010 census.[6] A large share of the early settlers being natives of Germany caused the name to be selected.[7]

History[edit]

New Germany was established in the 1880s around the Great Northern Railroad depot. Its first post office, however, was moved onto the area from a different site and kept the original name of Purity. The post office name was not changed to match the railroad and community name until 1902. New Germany incorporated as a village in 1901 and changed to a city under Minnesota law in 1974. During World War I, with anti-German sentiment at its peak, the village changed its name to Motordale in 1917. It restored the name New Germany in 1922.[7]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.00 square mile (2.59 km2), all of it land.[1]

County Roads 30 and 33 are two of the main routes in the community. Minnesota State Highway 7 is in close proximity to the city.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910210
19202309.5%
1930209−9.1%
194024718.2%
195028615.8%
1960274−4.2%
197030310.6%
198034714.5%
19903531.7%
2000346−2.0%
20103727.5%
Est. 2016393[3]5.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 372 people, 146 households, and 99 families residing in the city. The population density was 372.0 inhabitants per square mile (143.6/km2). There were 168 housing units at an average density of 168.0 per square mile (64.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.0% White, 0.3% Asian, 2.7% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.3% of the population.

There were 146 households of which 37.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.1% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.2% were non-families. 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.09.

The median age in the city was 34.4 years. 29.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 32.3% were from 25 to 44; 23.7% were from 45 to 64; and 10.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.3% male and 48.7% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 346 people, 143 households, and 94 families residing in the city. The population density was 528.9 people per square mile (205.5/km²). There were 147 housing units at an average density of 224.7 per square mile (87.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.69% White, 2 African Americans, 1 Native American, and 3 from two or more races.

There were 143 households out of which 27.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.9% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.6% were non-families. 32.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the city, the population was spread out with 23.7% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 31.8% from 25 to 44, 17.9% from 45 to 64, and 19.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 87.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,094, and the median income for a family was $45,625. Males had a median income of $29,750 versus $24,545 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,314. About 9.5% of families and 14.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.5% of those under age 18 and 33.8% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-24. Retrieved 2012-11-13.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-13.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  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 Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 83.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.

Coordinates: 44°53′03″N 93°58′14″W / 44.88417°N 93.97056°W / 44.88417; -93.97056