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Cobden Minnesota Community Guide


Location:
Cobden Minnesota population sign Location of Cobden, Minnesota

Population: 
 Cobden (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 113 72 62 61 36 -25 -40.98
Land Area (sq. mile) 1.00 0.94 0.96 0.96 0.96 0 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) 113.0 76.60 64.58 63.69 37.50 -26.19 -41.12
Housing Units 30 24 31 29 20 -9 -31.03
Households -- 23 31 23 18 -5 -21.74
Persons Per Household -- 3.13 2.00 2.65 2.00 -0.65 -24.53

Geography:

Cobden is a city in Brown County, Minnesota. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.96 square miles (2.49 km˛), all of it land. The elevation is 1,037 ft (316 m).

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Demographics:

As of the census of 2010, there were 36 people, 18 households, and 7 families residing in the city. The population density was 37.5 inhabitants per square mile (14.5/km2). There were 20 housing units at an average density of 20.8 per square mile (8.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 91.7% White, 2.8% Native American, and 5.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.1% of the population.

There were 18 households of which 27.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.3% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 61.1% were non-families. 50.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.00 and the average family size was 2.86.

The median age in the city was 45.5 years. 19.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 2.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25% were from 25 to 44; 41.6% were from 45 to 64; and 11.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 63.9% male and 36.1% female.



As of the census of 2000, there were 61 people, 23 households, and 18 families residing in the city. The population density was 63.7 people per square mile (24.5/km˛). There were 29 housing units at an average density of 30.3/sq mi (11.7/km˛). The racial makeup of the city was 98.36% White, and 1.64% from two or more races.

There were 23 households out of which 34.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.9% were married couples living together, 4.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.7% were non-families. 17.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 11.5% from 18 to 24, 32.8% from 25 to 44, 11.5% from 45 to 64, and 18.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 103.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $43,750, and the median income for a family was $48,750. Males had a median income of $29,375 versus $20,625 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,179. There were 11.1% of families and 6.6% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


History:  

COBDEN, a city in Prairieville and Leavenworth Townships, was originally named North Branch, from its location near Sleepy Eye Creek, the principal north branch of the Cottonwood River, but in 1886 it was changed to Cobden, for the English statesman. The village was platted February 16, 1901, was incorporated on April 7, 1905, and separated from the township on April 24, 1906; its post office operated 1886-1972. The village had two elevators and two creameries, and a station of the Chicago and North Western Railroad in section 31 of Prairieville Township. Richard Cobden was born in Sussex, England, June 3, 1804, and died in London, April 2, 1865. He entered parliament in 1841, visited the United States in 1854, and was especially noted as an advocate of free trade and of peace. During our Civil War he was a supporter of the cause of the North.

Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society


Government:
Cobden City Hall
Cobden MN 56085

City Council meetings:
First Wednesday at 6:30 pm

 
Title Term Ends Name and Address Phone
Mayor 12/31/2018 Allen Krebs
340 West Street
Cobden MN 56085
(507) 276-1430
Clerk/Treasurer 12/31/2018 Melissa Krebs
340 West Street
Cobden MN 56085
(507) 276-7098
Council Member 12/31/2018

Rhonda Groebner
address not available
Cobden MN 56085

n/a
Council Member 12/31/2020 Justin Bloemke
107 Highway 14 E
Cobden MN 56085
(507) 227-4580
Council Member 12/31/2020 Dawn Hagert
420 West Street
Cobden MN 56085
(507) 227-7922

Post Office:     Cobden had a Post Office from 1886 to 1972 and is now served by the Sleepy Eye Minnesota Post Office:
US Post Office
141 1st Avenue N
Sleepy Eye, MN
56085-1301
Phone:
(507) 794-5081
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS
Web:
www.usps.com
US Post Office
Regular Business Hours:
Week Days      
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday
           9:00 am - 11:00 am  
Latest Collection at Post Office:
Week Days            5:00 pm
Saturday                5:00 pm

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Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Xcel Energy (800) 895-4999
Natural Gas n/a --
Wastewater n/a --
Water n/a --
Telephone NU-Telecom (507) 794-3361
Cable TV n/a --

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Ridin' High Saloon
430 Center Street
Cobden MN 56085
Phone: (507) 794-5050
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River Region Company
549 Center Street
Cobden MN 56085
Phone: (507) 723-4441
Web:  www.centralregioncoop.com

Our legacy dates back to 1906, when local farmers who were disappointed in private grain merchants formed one of the first farmer-owned coops in Minnesota, making it clear that they would be true to their own needs. Their loyalty would be to each other. To date, Central Region Cooperative still operates under that philosophy to exclusively serve the needs of our members and to protect, grow and responsibility revolve member equity. The cooperative looks to serve the needs of today’s producer and looks forward to the developing needs of producers in the future.
River Region Company, Cobden Minnesota

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