Norwood Young America, Minnesota
|Norwood Young America|
Location of the city of Norwood Young America
within Carver County, Minnesota
|• Mayor||Tina Diedrick|
|• Total||2.52 sq mi (6.53 km2)|
|• Land||2.52 sq mi (6.53 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||991 ft (302 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||3,583|
|• Density||1,408.3/sq mi (543.7/km2)|
|Time zone||CST (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|ZIP codes||55368, 55397, 55473 plus 20-some more.|
|GNIS feature ID||1764916|
The present city of Norwood Young America was formed on January 1, 1997 when the cities of Norwood and Young America merged. The city is usually referred to in speech by its abbreviation, NYA.
As of the census of 2010, there were 3,549 people, 1,389 households, and 954 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,408.3 inhabitants per square mile (543.7/km2). There were 1,472 housing units at an average density of 584.1 per square mile (225.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.2% White, 0.4% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 2.4% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.1% of the population.
There were 1,389 households of which 35.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.1% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.3% were non-families. 25.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.7% 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 3.05.
The median age in the city was 35.8 years. 27.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.3% were from 25 to 44; 25.8% were from 45 to 64; and 11.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.5% male and 50.5% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,108 people, 1,171 households, and 833 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,855.8 people per square mile (718.6/km²). There were 1,201 housing units at an average density of 717.1 per square mile (277.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.10% White, 0.13% African American, 0.45% Native American, 0.42% Asian, 0.51% from other races, and 0.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.64% of the population.
There were 1,171 households out of which 40.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.2% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.8% were non-families. 24.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.19.
In the city, the population was spread out with 29.4% under the age of 18, 9.9% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 18.0% from 45 to 64, and 11.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 93.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.9 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $46,152, and the median income for a family was $54,792. Males had a median income of $36,292 versus $26,837 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,431. About 2.7% of families and 5.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.7% of those under age 18 and 8.2% of those age 65 or over.
In 1973, the Dile Corporation moved to Young America, and changed its name to Young America Corporation. They are one of the largest employers in the town, processing rebate, coupon, and other marketing programs for businesses. They receive a great deal of mail, enough that this small town has over 20 zip codes assigned to it. A main one is 55555.
National Register of Historic Places gallery
Norwood Young America has several buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Arts and culture
Norwood Young America is home to Stiftungsfest, Minnesota's oldest festival (dating to 1861).
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