St. Augusta, Minnesota

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For the saint with this name, see Augusta of Treviso.
Saint Augusta, Minnesota
City
Motto: "Where Country Meets Community"
Saint Augusta, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Saint Augusta, Minnesota
Saint Augusta, Minnesota
Location of Saint Augusta
within Stearns County and state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 45°28′N 94°12′W / 45.467°N 94.200°W / 45.467; -94.200Coordinates: 45°28′N 94°12′W / 45.467°N 94.200°W / 45.467; -94.200
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Stearns
Area[1]
 • Total 29.81 sq mi (77.21 km2)
 • Land 29.66 sq mi (76.82 km2)
 • Water 0.15 sq mi (0.39 km2)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 3,317
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 3,431
 • Density 111.8/sq mi (43.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 56301
Area code(s) 320
FIPS code 27-56752[4]
Website www.staugustamn.com

Saint Augusta is a city in Stearns County, Minnesota, directly south of the city of St. Cloud. The population was 3,317 at the 2010 census and has increased to 3,545 according to 2014 estimates.[5]

St. Augusta is part of the Saint Cloud Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Originally Saint Augusta Township, it incorporated as a city on May 2, 2000 in order to avoid annexation by the city of Saint Cloud.[citation needed] St. Augusta was named in the 1850s after a local church.[6]

For a short time Saint Augusta was officially named Ventura in honor of then Governor Jesse Ventura, but voters decided on its current name months after incorporation, and the name was officially changed to Saint Augusta on November 7, 2000.[7]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 29.81 square miles (77.21 km2); 29.66 square miles (76.82 km2) is land and 0.15 square miles (0.39 km2) is water.[1]

Minnesota State Highway 15 and County 7 are two of the main routes in Saint Augusta. Interstate 94 and County 75 skirt the northeastern border of St. Augusta. The city of Saint Cloud is to the immediate north and northeast of Saint Augusta.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
2010 3,317
Est. 2015 3,598 [8] 8.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 3,317 people, 1,154 households, and 937 families residing in the city. The population density was 111.8 inhabitants per square mile (43.2/km2). There were 1,184 housing units at an average density of 39.9 per square mile (15.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.4% White, 0.5% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.6% of the population.

There were 1,154 households of which 39.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.9% were married couples living together, 4.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 18.8% were non-families. 13.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.7% 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 3.13.

The median age in the city was 36.6 years. 27.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.2% were from 25 to 44; 29.4% were from 45 to 64; and 8.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.5% male and 49.5% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 3,065 people, 987 households, and 838 families residing in the township. The population density was 81.4 people per square mile (31.4/km²). There were 1,000 housing units at an average density of 26.6 per square mile (10.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.79% White, 0.07% African American, 0.03% Native American, 0.52% Asian, 0.03% from other races, and 0.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.39% of the population.

There were 987 households out of which 47.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.5% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.0% were non-families. 11.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.11 and the average family size was 3.38.

In the township the population was spread out with 31.6% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 6.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 102.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $57,292, and the median income for a family was $60,000. Males had a median income of $36,148 versus $24,554 for females. The per capita income for the township was $21,712. About 2.1% of families and 2.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 22.6% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-13. [dead link]
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-06-17. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. 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 21 July 2011. Retrieved 23 April 2011. 
  6. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 526. 
  7. ^ Population Estimates Geographic Change Notes: Minnesota, 2006-05-19. Accessed 2008-05-28.[dead link]
  8. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

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