Darwin, Minnesota

Darwin is a city in Meeker County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 350 at the 2010 census.[6]

Darwin
Darwin water tower
Darwin water tower
Location of Darwin within Meeker County, Minnesota
Location of Darwin
within Meeker County, Minnesota
Coordinates: 45°5′46″N 94°24′20″W / 45.09611°N 94.40556°W / 45.09611; -94.40556
CountryUnited States
StateMinnesota
CountyMeeker
Area
 • Total2.11 sq mi (5.47 km2)
 • Land2.03 sq mi (5.26 km2)
 • Water0.08 sq mi (0.21 km2)
Elevation
1,129 ft (344 m)
Population
 • Total350
 • Estimate 
(2019)[3]
353
 • Density173.89/sq mi (67.13/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
55324
Area code(s)320
FIPS code27-14842[4]
GNIS feature ID0642644[5]

It is one of several places claiming to be home of the largest ball of twine in the world.[7]

GeographyEdit

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.15 square miles (5.57 km2), of which 1.99 square miles (5.15 km2) is land and 0.16 square miles (0.41 km2) is water.[8]

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
188056
1920132
193015618.2%
194022443.6%
195027321.9%
19602730.0%
197036132.2%
1980282−21.9%
1990252−10.6%
20002769.5%
201035026.8%
2019 (est.)353[3]0.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

2010 censusEdit

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 350 people, 139 households, and 91 families residing in the city. The population density was 175.9 inhabitants per square mile (67.9/km2). There were 153 housing units at an average density of 76.9 per square mile (29.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.9% White, 0.3% African American, 0.3% Asian, 1.4% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.4% of the population.

There were 139 households, of which 30.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.6% were married couples living together, 2.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.5% were non-families. 25.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.10.

The median age in the city was 38.7 years. 24.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27% were from 25 to 44; 27.5% were from 45 to 64; and 14.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.7% male and 48.3% female.

2000 censusEdit

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 276 people, 119 households, and 79 families residing in the city. The population density was 368.7 people per square mile (142.1/km2). There were 130 housing units at an average density of 173.6 per square mile (66.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.03% White, 0.72% African American, 5.80% from other races, and 1.45% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.07% of the population.

There were 119 households, out of which 31.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.6% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.6% were non-families. 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 27.2% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, and 15.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $34,286, and the median income for a family was $37,321. Males had a median income of $31,000 versus $22,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,813. About 6.0% of families and 10.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.1% of those under the age of eighteen and 8.5% of those 65 or over.

Parks and recreationEdit

 
The Darwin Twine Ball Museum

Darwin is the home of Darwin–Dassel Park.

The Twine Ball Museum is located at Darwin.

InfrastructureEdit

TransportationEdit

U.S. Highway 12 serves as a main route in the community.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 26, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-13. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Census. Retrieved 23 April 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)[dead link]
  7. ^ Twisted: The Battle to Be the World's Largest Ball of Twine; The Atlantic; September 9, 2014.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-02. Retrieved 2012-11-13. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 45°05′47″N 94°24′39″W / 45.09639°N 94.41083°W / 45.09639; -94.41083