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Alpha Minnesota Community Guide


Location:
Alpha Minnesota population sign Location of Alpha, Minnesota

Population: 
 Alpha (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 179 180 105 126 116 -10 -8.62
Land Area (sq. mile) 0.30 0.17 0.18 0.18 0.17 -0.01 -5.56
Density (persons per sq. mile) 596.67 1,058.82 583.33 711.46 682.35 -29.11 -4.09
Housing Units 70 75 58 61 58 -3 -5.17
Households -- 72 50 52 47 -5 -10.64
Persons Per Household -- 2.50 2.10 2.42 2.47 0.05 2.02

Geography:

Alpha is a city in Jackson County, Minnesota. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.17 square miles (0.44 km2), all land.

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Demographics:

As of the census of 2010, there were 116 people, 47 households, and 38 families residing in the city. The population density was 682.4 inhabitants per square mile (263.5 /km2). There were 58 housing units at an average density of 341.2 per square mile (131.7 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.0% White, 2.6% Asian, 0.9% from other races, and 2.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.


There were 47 households of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.6% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 12.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 19.1% were non-families. 19.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.68.

The median age in the city was 43 years. 19.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.2% were from 25 to 44; 27.6% were from 45 to 64; and 20.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 54.3% male and 45.7% female.

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History:  

ALPHA, a city in Wisconsin Township, sections 11-14, platted in 1895 and incorporated July 3, 1899, bears the name of our letter A in the Greek alphabet, which word is formed from the first and second Greek letters. It is also the name of villages in Maryland, Indiana, Illinois, and other states. The post office was established in 1895; it had a station of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad in section 13.

Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society

Main Street, Alpha Minnesota, 1920
Main Street, Alpha Minnesota, 1920
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Government:
Alpha City Hall
145 Main Street
PO Box 97
Alpha, MN 56111
Phone: (507) 847-3557

Regular Business Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

City Council Meetings:
2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm


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City Hall, Alpha Minnesota
Title Term Ends Name and Address   Phone
Mayor 12/31/2020 Tim Cain
235 White Avenue E
Alpha, MN 56111
  (507) 847-5757
Clerk/Treasurer appointed Linda York
PO Box 97
Alpha, MN 56111
Email (507) 847-3557
Council Member 12/31/2022 Jeff Kauffman
215 Palmer Street N
Alpha, MN 56111
  (507) 383-1892
Council Member 12/31/2022 Dennis Becker
215 Knox Street
Alpha, MN 56111
  (507) 847-5948
Council Member 12/31/2020 David Doppenberg
115 N Palmer Street
Alpha, MN 56111
  (507) 841-0769
Council Member 12/31/2020 Chris Cain
130 S Palmer Street
Alpha, MN 56111
  (507) 847-5757

Post Office:
US Post Office
115 Main Street N
Alpha, MN
56111-4003
Phone: (507) 847-2942
Toll Free: (800) ASK-USPS

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days       8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday           10:30 am - 11:30 am

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Post Office, Alpha Minnesota

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Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity City of Alpha (507) 847-3557
Natural Gas n/a --
Wastewater City of Alpha (507) 847-3557
Water City of Alpha (507) 847-3557
Telephone CenturyLink Communications (800) 603-6000
Cable TV n/a --

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Minnesota State Highway Map of the Alpha Minnesota area
Minnesota State Highway Map of the Alpha Minnesota area


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Churches:
Immanuel Lutheran Church
88954 600th Avenue
Alpha, MN 56111
Phone: (507) 639-5645

Pastor:  Rick Bremseth
Sunday Worship:  8:30 am
 
Trinity Lutheran Church
225 S Main Street
Alpha, MN 56111
Phone: (507) 847-4708

Pastor:  Rick Bremseth
Sunday Worship:  10:00 am
 

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Businesses:
Alpha City Office
145 Main Street N
Alpha, MN 56111
Phone: (507) 847-3557
City Offices, Alpha Minnesota
Alpha Hair Design
215 Palmer Street N
Alpha, MN 56111
Phone: (507) 847-4110
 
Alpha Radiator Repair
105 Main Street
Alpha, MN 56111
Phone: (507) 847-3527
Alpha Radiator Repair, Alpha Minnesota
Cargill Inc
120 Keisel Avenue W
Alpha, MN 56111
Phone: (507) 847-4162
Cargill, Alpha Minnesota
Chuck Wheets Trucking Inc
120 N Main Street
Alpha, MN 56111
Phone: (507) 847-4934
 
D & S Service
60499 820th Street
Alpha, MN 56111
Phone: (507) 847-6694
 
Farmers & Merchants State Bank
210 Main Street N
Alpha, MN 56111
Phone: (507) 847-3620
Web:  www.famstatebankofalpha.com
Farmers and Merchants State Bank, Alpha Minnesota, 2014
Harries Plastics
133 180th Street
Alpha, MN 56111
Phone: (507) 847-4322
 
Iberdrola Renewables Inc
83501 600th Avenue
Alpha, MN 56111
Phone: (507) 847-2588
 
New Fashion Pork
1474 10th Avenue
Alpha, MN 56111
Phone: (507) 847-3008
 
Old Acres Farm
78348 580th Avenue
Alpha, MN 56111
Phone: (507) 847-2067
 
Petal Pusher
58178 800th Street
Alpha, MN 56111
Phone: (507) 847-4676
 
Steve Evans Farm Equipment
73908 600th Avenue
Alpha, MN 56111
Phone: (507) 695-2162
 
US Post Office
115 N Main Street
Alpha, MN 56111
Phone: (507) 847-2942
US Post Office, Alpha Minnesota
Weseman Engineering
147 110th Street
Alpha, MN 56111
Phone: (507) 847-4702
 
Zebedee & Sons
76577 580th Avenue
Alpha, MN 56111
Phone: (507) 847-2752
 


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