Litchfield, Minnesota

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Litchfield, Minnesota
City
The Litchfield Commercial Historic District.
The Litchfield Commercial Historic District.
Nickname(s): Litch
Location of the city of Litchfieldwithin Meeker Countyin the state of Minnesota
Location of the city of Litchfield
within Meeker County
in the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 45°7′N 94°32′W / 45.117°N 94.533°W / 45.117; -94.533
CountryUnited States
StateMinnesota
CountyMeeker
Area[1]
 • Total5.40 sq mi (13.99 km2)
 • Land4.43 sq mi (11.47 km2)
 • Water0.97 sq mi (2.51 km2)
Elevation1,129 ft (344 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total6,726
 • Estimate (2012[3])6,671
 • Density1,518.3/sq mi (586.2/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code55355
Area code(s)320
FIPS code27-37448[4]
GNIS feature ID0646743[5]
Websitewww.ci.litchfield.mn.us
 
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Litchfield, Minnesota
City
The Litchfield Commercial Historic District.
The Litchfield Commercial Historic District.
Nickname(s): Litch
Location of the city of Litchfieldwithin Meeker Countyin the state of Minnesota
Location of the city of Litchfield
within Meeker County
in the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 45°7′N 94°32′W / 45.117°N 94.533°W / 45.117; -94.533
CountryUnited States
StateMinnesota
CountyMeeker
Area[1]
 • Total5.40 sq mi (13.99 km2)
 • Land4.43 sq mi (11.47 km2)
 • Water0.97 sq mi (2.51 km2)
Elevation1,129 ft (344 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total6,726
 • Estimate (2012[3])6,671
 • Density1,518.3/sq mi (586.2/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code55355
Area code(s)320
FIPS code27-37448[4]
GNIS feature ID0646743[5]
Websitewww.ci.litchfield.mn.us

Litchfield is a city in and the county seat of Meeker County, Minnesota, United States.[6] The population was 6,726 at the 2010 census.[7]

Litchfield is among the largest of a series of "whistle stop" towns built along a railway extending west from Minneapolis in the nineteenth century. U.S. Route 12 follows the rail route, which is still active.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.40 square miles (13.99 km2), of which 4.43 square miles (11.47 km2) is land and 0.97 square miles (2.51 km2) is water.[1]

U.S. Route 12 and Minnesota State Highways 22 and 24 are three of the main routes in the city.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
CensusPop.
1870353
18801,250254.1%
18901,89951.9%
19002,28020.1%
19102,3332.3%
19202,79019.6%
19302,8803.2%
19403,92036.1%
19504,60817.6%
19605,07810.2%
19705,2623.6%
19805,90412.2%
19906,0412.3%
20006,5628.6%
20106,7262.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 6,726 people, 2,747 households, and 1,749 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,518.3 inhabitants per square mile (586.2 /km2). There were 2,930 housing units at an average density of 661.4 per square mile (255.4 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.8% White, 0.5% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 2.6% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.2% of the population.

There were 2,747 households of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.4% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.3% were non-families. 32.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.98.

The median age in the city was 39.6 years. 24.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.9% were from 25 to 44; 25.6% were from 45 to 64; and 18.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.8% male and 51.2% female.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  4. ^ "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. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  7. ^ "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Census. Retrieved 23 April 2011. 

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Coordinates: 45°7′N 94°32′W / 45.117°N 94.533°W / 45.117; -94.533