Taylors Falls, Minnesota

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Taylors Falls, Minnesota
Downtown Taylors Falls on MN95
Downtown Taylors Falls on MN95
Motto(s): 
"Village On The River"
Location of the city of Taylors Falls within Chisago County, Minnesota
Location of the city of Taylors Falls
within Chisago County, Minnesota
Coordinates: 45°24′31″N 92°39′32″W / 45.40861°N 92.65889°W / 45.40861; -92.65889
CountryUnited States
StateMinnesota
CountyChisago
Area
 • Total4.39 sq mi (11.37 km2)
 • Land4.10 sq mi (10.62 km2)
 • Water0.29 sq mi (0.75 km2)
Elevation
751 ft (229 m)
Population
 • Total976
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
1,016
 • Density220/sq mi (86/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
55084
Area code(s)651
FIPS code27-64318[4]
GNIS feature ID0653055[5]
Websitewww.ci.taylors-falls.mn.us

Taylors Falls is a city in Chisago County, Minnesota, United States, located at the junction of U.S. Highway 8 and Minnesota State Highway 95. The population was 976 at the 2010 census.[6]

History[edit]

Taylors Falls was platted in 1850 or 1851, and incorporated in 1858.[7] The city was named for Jesse Taylor, a territorial politician.[7] A post office has been in operation in Taylors Falls since 1851.[8]

Geography[edit]

Dalles of the St. Croix River, on the Wisconsin bank, near Taylors Falls

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.39 square miles (11.37 km2), of which, 4.10 square miles (10.62 km2) is land and 0.29 square miles (0.75 km2) is water.[1]

Taylors Falls is located adjacent to St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin, at the Dalles of the St. Croix River, an area of forested bluffs and high cliffs in East Central Minnesota. The first interstate state park in the United States, aptly named Interstate Park, was jointly founded by the states of Minnesota and Wisconsin in 1895, and straddles the border of the two states immediately south of the city.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18801,007
1890567−43.7%
1900535−5.6%
1910454−15.1%
192057025.6%
1930527−7.5%
19405524.7%
1950520−5.8%
19605465.0%
19705877.5%
19806236.1%
199069411.4%
200095137.0%
20109762.6%
Est. 20161,016[3]4.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 976 people, 413 households, and 261 families residing in the city. The population density was 238.0 inhabitants per square mile (91.9/km2). There were 457 housing units at an average density of 111.5 per square mile (43.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.4% White, 0.6% African American, 0.7% Native American, 2.5% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.5% of the population.

There were 413 households of which 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.7% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.8% were non-families. 29.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.89.

The median age in the city was 41.7 years. 23.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.5% were from 25 to 44; 30% were from 45 to 64; and 16.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.6% male and 51.4% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 951 people, 369 households, and 247 families residing in the city. The population density was 255.6 people per square mile (98.7/km²). There were 386 housing units at an average density of 103.7 per square mile (40.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.48% White, 0.32% Native American, 7.05% Asian, 0.21% Pacific Islander, 0.21% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.74% of the population.

There were 369 households out of which 34.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.2% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.8% were non-families. 26.0% 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 2.57 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the city, the population was spread out with 29.8% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,250, and the median income for a family was $39,886. Males had a median income of $40,357 versus $24,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,615. About 11.5% of families and 20.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.4% of those under age 18 and 9.5% of those age 65 or over.

Notable structures[edit]

The Folsom House, in Taylors Falls's Angel Hill District.

Taylors Falls has the oldest public school in Minnesota, built in 1852.[9] Other notable structures include the Folsom House, located in the historic Angel Hill District,[10] and the Taylors Falls Public Library.

Points of interest[edit]

The town also includes a ski and snowboard resort, Wild Mountain. The Resort, which is also a water park in the summer months, is located 7.4 miles north of downtown Taylors Falls and 61 miles from Downtown Minneapolis. The site has 26 ski hills spread over 100 acres of land. It also boasts as being the first ski resort to open in Minnesota every year. During the summer, Wild Mountain also operates Taylors Falls Scenic Boat Tours. Leaving multiple times a day, the tours range from 45-80 mins long. On the outskirts of Taylors Falls is Franconia Sculpture Park. It is an outdoor free sculpture garden covering 43-acres.

In popular culture[edit]

Taylors Falls was the location where the main characters of the Swedish novel The Emigrants settled. This was turned into a musical called Kristina från Duvemåla.

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. U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Census. Retrieved 23 April 2011.
  7. ^ a b Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 110.
  8. ^ "Chisago County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 19 April 2015.
  9. ^ Taylors Falls – Taylors Falls – Our Beginnings
  10. ^ Minnesota Historic Sites: Folsom House

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 45°24′07″N 92°39′09″W / 45.40194°N 92.65250°W / 45.40194; -92.65250