Otsego, Minnesota

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Otsego
Location of the city of Otsego within Wright County, Minnesota
Location of the city of Otsego
within Wright County, Minnesota
Coordinates: 45°16′18″N 93°35′56″W / 45.27167°N 93.59889°W / 45.27167; -93.59889Coordinates: 45°16′18″N 93°35′56″W / 45.27167°N 93.59889°W / 45.27167; -93.59889
CountryUnited States
StateMinnesota
CountyWright
Government
 • MayorJessica Stockamp
Area
 • Total30.53 sq mi (79.08 km2)
 • Land29.61 sq mi (76.69 km2)
 • Water0.92 sq mi (2.39 km2)
Elevation
879 ft (268 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total19,966
 • Density674.32/sq mi (260.35/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
55301, 55362, 55330
Area code763
FIPS code27-49138[2]
GNIS feature ID0649039[3]
WebsiteCity of Otsego

Otsego is a city in Wright County, Minnesota, United States. It is a northwest suburb within the Minneapolis–Saint Paul metropolitan area. It had a population of 19,966 at the 2020 census.[4] Following the 2020 census, Otsego was determined to be the largest city in Wright County, and the 60th largest in Minnesota.[5] Minnesota State Highway 101 and Interstate 94 serve as the main routes in the city.

History[edit]

Otsego first became an organized township in 1858, and was named after Otsego County, New York.[6] The township incorporated as the city of Otsego in 1990.[7]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 30.49 square miles (78.97 km2); 29.56 square miles (76.56 km2) is land and 0.93 square miles (2.41 km2) is water.[8] Otsego is located at the confluence of the Mississippi and Crow Rivers.

Otsego is located approximately 30 miles Northwest of Downtown Minneapolis via I-94.

Nearby places include Albertville, St. Michael, Rogers, Elk River, Dayton, and Monticello.

Climate[edit]

Otsego has a Humid continental climate with cold, snowy winters and hot, humid summers. As is typical in the Upper Midwest. Otsego experiences a full range of precipitation and related weather events, including snow, sleet, ice, rain, thunderstorms, and fog. Temperatures can exceed 100 °F during summer months and fall below 0 °F in winter. Due to Urban Heat Island, Otsego is often a few degrees colder than downtown Minneapolis during the winter months.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
188062
20006,389
201013,571112.4%
202019,96647.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[10] of 2010, there were 13,571 people, 4,736 households, and 3,560 families living in the city. The population density was 459.1 inhabitants per square mile (177.3/km2). There were 5,022 housing units at an average density of 169.9 per square mile (65.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.2% White, 1.8% African American, 0.4% Native American, 1.8% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.8% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.4% of the population.

There were 4,736 households, of which 44.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.9% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 24.8% were non-families. 17.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 2.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.86 and the average family size was 3.29.

The median age in the city was 31.8 years. 30.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 35.3% were from 25 to 44; 21.5% were from 45 to 64; and 5.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.7% male and 49.3% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 6,389 people, 2,062 households, and 1,674 families living in the city. The population density was 217.5 people per square mile (84.0/km2). There were 2,120 housing units at an average density of 72.2 per square mile (27.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.26% White, 0.25% African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.72% Asian, 0.56% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.27% of the population. 41.0% were of German, 16.1% Norwegian, 7.0% Swedish, 6.9% Irish and 6.1% American ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 2,062 households, out of which 46.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.0% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.8% were non-families. 12.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 2.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.10 and the average family size was 3.41.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 32.5% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 34.2% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 4.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 108.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 109.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $57,422, and the median income for a family was $59,319. Males had a median income of $39,568 versus $28,273 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,209. About 3.1% of families and 3.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.4% of those under age 18 and 13.8% of those age 65 or over.

Politics[edit]

Presidential election results
Precinct General Election Results[11]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2020 62.3% 7,076 35.5% 4,034 2.2% 257
2016 62.7% 5,289' 29.1% 2,453 8.2% 697
2012 60.3% 4.541 37.9% 2,856 1.8% 138
2008 59.0% 3,941 39.3% 2,626 2.7% 111
2004 62.9% 3,272 36.1% 1,874 1.0% 52
2000 56.5% 1,720 37.9% 1,155 5.6% 172
1996 36.8% 934 45.6% 1,155 17.6% 446
1992 31.3% 759 35.7% 866 33.0% 802

Education[edit]

A portion of the city is in the St. Michael-Albertville Schools district.,[12] The majority of the City is In the Elk River/ Rogers, Minnesota School District. The far western side of Otsego is in the Monticello School District.[13]

Rogers High School serves the community.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 24, 2022.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Census. Retrieved 23 April 2011.[dead link]
  5. ^ Bureau, US Census. "City and Town Population Totals: 2010-2019". The United States Census Bureau.
  6. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 589.
  7. ^ "COKLEY v. CITY OF OTSEGO". FindLaw. Retrieved 16 August 2015.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-11-13.
  9. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved November 21, 2014.
  10. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-13.
  11. ^ "Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State - Election Results". Archived from the original on February 22, 2021. Retrieved February 22, 2021.
  12. ^ "About District 885". St. Michael-Albertville Schools. Retrieved 2020-05-28. Visit Us 11343 50th St. NE Albertville, MN 55301
  13. ^ https://www.ci.otsego.mn.us/vertical/sites/%7B5E9EA6DA-857D-4088-B396-1EB0F2DBA26D%7D/uploads/School_Districts.pdf[bare URL PDF]

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