Staples, Minnesota

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City of Staples
City
Combined city hall and public library
Combined city hall and public library
Location of Staples, Minnesota
Location of Staples, Minnesota
Coordinates: 46°21′N 94°48′W / 46.350°N 94.800°W / 46.350; -94.800
Country United States
State Minnesota
Counties Todd, Wadena
Government
 • Mayor Chris Etzler
 • City Administrator Jerel Nelsen
 • Economic Development Melissa Radermacher
 • Police Chief Melissa Birkholtz
 • Fire Chief Scott Braith
Area[1]
 • Total 4.68 sq mi (12.12 km2)
 • Land 4.67 sq mi (12.10 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation 1,280 ft (390 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 2,981
 • Estimate (2016)[3] 2,898
 • Density 640/sq mi (250/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Zip code 56479
Area code(s) 218
FIPS code 27-62446[4]
GNIS feature ID 0652547[5]
Website www.staples.govoffice.com and www.greaterstaples.com

Staples is a city in Todd and Wadena counties in the U.S. state of Minnesota. The population was 2,981 at the 2010 census.[6]

History[edit]

Staples developed around a sawmill.[7] The settlement was originally called Staples Mill, and under the latter name was platted in 1889, and named for Samuel and Isaac Staples, businessmen in the lumber industry.[8]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.68 square miles (12.12 km2); 4.67 square miles (12.10 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[1]

U.S. Route 10 and Minnesota State Highway 210 are two of the main routes in the city. The Empire Builder, an Amtrak route connecting Chicago, Illinois with Seattle, Washington and Portland, Oregon, stops at the train station in Staples.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 585
1900 1,504 157.1%
1910 2,558 70.1%
1920 2,570 0.5%
1930 2,667 3.8%
1940 2,952 10.7%
1950 2,782 −5.8%
1960 2,706 −2.7%
1970 2,755 1.8%
1980 2,887 4.8%
1990 2,754 −4.6%
2000 3,104 12.7%
2010 2,981 −4.0%
Est. 2016 2,898 [3] −2.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

Downtown Staples

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 2,981 people, 1,222 households, and 696 families residing in the city. The population density was 638.3 inhabitants per square mile (246.4/km2). There were 1,469 housing units at an average density of 314.6 per square mile (121.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.9% White, 0.5% African American, 0.9% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.5% of the population.

There were 1,222 households of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.0% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43.0% were non-families. 37.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.94.

The median age in the city was 38.8 years. 24.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 10% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.8% were from 25 to 44; 22.5% were from 45 to 64; and 21.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.6% male and 52.4% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 3,104 people, 1,278 households, and 732 families residing in the city. The population density was 684.5 people per square mile (264.6/km²). There were 1,436 housing units at an average density of 316.7 per square mile (122.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.49% White, 0.26% African American, 0.81% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.23% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.48% of the population. 33.5% were of German, 12.5% Norwegian, 6.4% American, 6.0% Irish and 5.9% Swedish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 1,278 households out of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.8% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.7% were non-families. 35.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the city, the population was spread out with 27.2% under the age of 18, 11.4% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 18.6% from 45 to 64, and 18.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 92.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $25,208, and the median income for a family was $33,472. Males had a median income of $26,481 versus $18,407 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,244. About 15.4% of families and 20.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.9% of those under age 18 and 9.4% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

Transportation[edit]

The Amtrak station sees more than 5,000 riders a year get on or off the daily Empire Builder service.[21] The west bound train from Chicago and St Paul arrives an hour or two after midnight, heading toward Fargo and Seattle/Portland. East bound Empire Builders from Fargo arrive about 4 a.m. heading toward a daylight arrival in St Paul and an afternoon arrival in Chicago.[22]

There is also a municipal airport.

Media[edit]

The official weekly newspaper of Staples is the Staples World, with a circulation of 2,400.

Government[edit]

Staples' current City Council members are Chris Etzler (Mayor), Roy Miles (Mayor Pro-Tem), Mary Theurer, Mike Isenberg, Kevin Jenkins, Ron Murray, and Doug Case.

The City Administrator is Jerel Nelsen. Other department heads include Phil Lindaman, Clerk; Melissa Radermacher, Economic Development; Melissa Birkholtz, Police Chief; Scott Braith, Fire Chief; Doug Bendorf, Public Works; Kevin Grondahl, Parks & Recreation.

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  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
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  8. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 546. 
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Coordinates: 46°21′N 94°48′W / 46.350°N 94.800°W / 46.350; -94.800