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Freeborn, Minnesota
City

Location of Freeborn, Minnesota
Coordinates: 43°45′58″N 93°33′48″W / 43.76611°N 93.56333°W / 43.76611; -93.56333
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Freeborn
Area[1]
 • Total 0.18 sq mi (0.47 km2)
 • Land 0.18 sq mi (0.47 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,234 ft (376 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 297
 • Estimate (2016)[3] 288
 • Density 1,700/sq mi (630/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 56032
Area code(s) 507
FIPS code 27-22526[4]
GNIS feature ID 0643914[5]

Freeborn is a city in Freeborn County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 297 at the 2010 census.[6]

History

Freeborn was platted in 1857.[7] The city of Freeborn, like its namesake county, was named in honor of William Freeborn.[7] A post office has been in operation at Freeborn since 1857.[8]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.18 square miles (0.47 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 72
1890 89 23.6%
1960 314
1970 296 −5.7%
1980 323 9.1%
1990 301 −6.8%
2000 305 1.3%
2010 297 −2.6%
Est. 2016 288 [3] −3.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

2010 census

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 297 people, 120 households, and 84 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,650.0 inhabitants per square mile (637.1/km2). There were 130 housing units at an average density of 722.2 per square mile (278.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.3% White, 0.3% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.7% of the population.

There were 120 households of which 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.2% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.0% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.95.

The median age in the city was 38.9 years. 25.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.6% were from 25 to 44; 28% were from 45 to 64; and 15.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.8% male and 49.2% female.

2000 census

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 305 people (The population used to grows to 450 persons every summer thanks to the Jewish Chabad summer Yeshiva there named YKM till it closed in 2014), 131 households, and 88 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,706.2 people per square mile (654.2/km²). There were 136 housing units at an average density of 760.8 per square mile (291.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.02% White, 0.33% Native American, and 0.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.33% of the population.

There were 131 households out of which 23.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.5% were married couples living together, 4.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.8% were non-families. 28.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.81.

In the city, the population was spread out with 20.0% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 25.2% from 45 to 64, and 20.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 99.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $38,500, and the median income for a family was $47,031. Males had a median income of $32,321 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,149. About 2.4% of families and 6.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.3% of those under the age of eighteen and 6.5% of those sixty five or over.

Town newspaper

Freeborn has a small town newspaper called the Freeborn Frisbee.[10] The paper contains stories of local events, the residents and history of Freeborn. It is produced and edited by Bonnie Schuster and appears quarterly.

References

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-14. 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. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. 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. United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 27 April 2011. 
  7. ^ a b Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 200. 
  8. ^ "Freeborn County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 5 June 2015. Retrieved 4 June 2015. 
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  10. ^ Albert Lea Tribune article on Frisbee September 24, 2009

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Coordinates: 43°45′57″N 93°33′51″W / 43.76583°N 93.56417°W / 43.76583; -93.56417