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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 1.0 square miles (2.5 km˛), all of it land. The elevation is 1,037 ft (316 m).

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Demographics:

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.

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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 12/31/2012 Allen Krebs
340 West Street
Cobden MN 56085
(507) 276-7098
Clerk/Treasurer 12/31/2014 Melissa Krebs
340 West Street
Cobden MN 56085
(507) 276-7098
Council Member 12/31/2012 Shawn Renwick n/a
Council Member 12/31/2014 Jeremy Ludewig n/a
Council Member 12/31/2014 Dawn Hagert n/a

Post Office:             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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430 Center Street
Cobden MN 56085
Phone: (507) 794-5050
 

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