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Aldrich Minnesota Community Guide


Location:


Population: 
 Aldrich (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 1990-2000 Change
Actual Percent
Population 85 88 70 53 48 -5 -9.43
Land Area (sq. mile) 0.50 0.49 0.48 0.47 -- -- --
Density (persons per sq. mile) 170.00 179.59 145.83 111.60 -- -- --
Housing Units 37 35 39 31 31 0 0.00
Households -- 34 31 26 24 -2 -7.70
Persons Per Household -- 2.59 2.26 2.04 2.00 -0.04 --

Geography:

Aldrich is a city in Wadena County, Minnesota, United States, along the Partridge River. The population was 48 at the 2010 census. The small community holds the distinction as the first permanent settlement in Wadena County and the first to establish a post office. It is also home to the first Catholic church in the area, established in 1870, as a mission church. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.2 km˛), all of it land. U.S. Route 10 serves as a main route in the community.

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Demographics:
 
As of the census of 2000, there were 53 people, 26 households, and 13 families residing in the city. The population density was 111.6 people per square mile (43.5/km˛). There were 31 housing units at an average density of 65.3 per square mile (25.5/km˛). The racial makeup of the city was 98.11% White, and 1.89% from two or more races. 52.9% were of German, 15.7% Norwegian, 7.8% Swedish and 5.9% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.
 
There were 26 households out of which 19.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.5% were married couples living together, 3.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.2% were non-families. 34.6% 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 2.04 and the average family size was 2.64.
 
In the city the population was spread out with 17.0% under the age of 18, 13.2% from 18 to 24, 20.8% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 28.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 103.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 120.0 males.
 
The median income for a household in the city was $30,417, and the median income for a family was $31,500. Males had a median income of $35,000 versus $19,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,598. There were no families and 13.2% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.

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History:  

ALDRICH Township received the name of the city in section 35, given by officers of the Northern Pacific Railroad company in honor of Cyrus Aldrich, who was born in Smithfield, R.I., June 18, 1808, and died in Minneapolis, October 5, 1871. He came to this state in 1855, settling in Minneapolis, and engaged in real estate business; was a representative in Congress, 1859-63; a member of the state legislature, 1865; and postmaster of Minneapolis, 1867-71. The city was incorporated as a village on March 4, 1938; the post office was established in 1877, with Michael W. Kelly as postmaster; it had a station of the Northern Pacific Railroad.

Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society

Cheese Factory, Aldrich Minnesota, 1950's
Cheese Factory, Aldrich Minnesota, 1950's
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Government:

City government officials unavailable


Post Office:
US Post Office
175 Central Avenue N
Aldrich, MN 56434
Phone: (218) 445-5604
Toll Free: (800) ASK-USPS
Web: www.usps.gov

United States Post Office, Aldrich Minnesota

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days      
12:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Saturday
          10:00 am - 12:30 pm  
Latest Collection at Post Office:
Week Days            4:45 pm
Saturday                4:30 pm


Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity n/a --
Natural Gas n/a --
Wastewater n/a --
Water n/a --
Telephone n/a --
Cable TV n/a --

Major Employers:
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Minnesota State Highway Map of the Aldrich Minnesota area
Minnesota State Highway Map of the Aldrich Minnesota area


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Churches: 
Balsamlund Lutheran Church
19550 490th Street 
Aldrich, MN 56434 
Phone: (218) 445-5698 

Pastor: 
Sunday Worship: 

 
First Congregational Church
262 Central Street
O Box 101 
Aldrich, MN 56434 
Phone: (218) 445-5131 
Web:
www.uccwebsites.net/firstconguccaldrichmn.html

Pastor:  Rev. Muriel Pool Hachfeld
Sunday Worship:  10:00 am

 

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Businesses:
Adams Electric
Aldrich, MN 56434
Phone: (218) 445-5368
 
Aldrich Repair
194 Elm Lane NE 
Aldrich, MN 56434 
Phone: (218) 445-5766 
Aldrich Repair, Aldrich Minnesota
G & N Repair
19633 490th Street 
Aldrich, MN 56434 
Phone: (218) 445-5534 
 
Hardrock Excavating
47810 193rd Avenue
Aldrich, MN 56434 
Phone: (218) 445-5090 
 
Homestead Veterinary Clinic
157 Central Avenue S 
Aldrich, MN 56434 
Phone: (218) 445-5497 
 
Mideastern Motor Express
15 Oak Street SW 
Aldrich, MN 56434 
Phone: (218) 445-5915 
 
US Post Office
175 Central Ave N 
Aldrich, MN 56434 
Phone: (218) 445-5604 
United States Post Office, Aldrich Minnesota

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