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Cosmos Minnesota Community Guide


Location:
Location of Cosmos, Minnesota

Population: 
 Cosmos (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 570 571 610 582 473 -109 -18.73
Land Area (sq. mile) 1.00 1.12 1.00 1.12 1.12 0 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) 570.00 509.82 610.00 519.34 422.32 -97.02 -18.68
Housing Units 192 225 255 261 261 0 0.00
Households -- 212 234 240 229 -11 -4.58
Persons Per Household -- 2.44 2.37 2.26 2.07 -0.19 -8.41

Geography:

Cosmos is a city in Meeker County, Minnesota, along the South Fork of the Crow River. Minnesota State Highways 4 and 7 are two of the main routes in the community. In keeping with the community's space theme, all Streets are named after planets and all Avenues are named after constellations. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.14 square miles (2.95 km2), of which 1.12 square miles (2.90 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.  The elevation is 1,112 ft (339 m).

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Demographics:

As of the census of 2010, there were 473 people, 229 households, and 120 families residing in the city. The population density was 422.3 inhabitants per square mile (163.1/km2). There were 261 housing units at an average density of 233.0 per square mile (90.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.5% White, 0.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 1.5% from other races, and 0.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population.

There were 229 households of which 23.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.9% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 47.6% were non-families. 38.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.07 and the average family size was 2.78.

The median age in the city was 45.2 years. 19.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.3% were from 25 to 44; 30.7% were from 45 to 64; and 19.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.0% male and 51.0% female.

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History:  

COSMOS Township, organized January 25, 1870, has a name proposed by Daniel Hoyt, one of its first settlers, who came in 1867, was a surveyor, and was elected the first township clerk. It is an ancient Greek word meaning "order, harmony," and thence the universe as an orderly and harmonious system. The city in sections 15, 16, 21, and 22 was incorporated as a village on September 21, 1926, and as a city in 1969; a post office was established in Renville County in 1870 and transferred to Meeker County in 1872, closing in 1906 and reestablishing in 1924; it had a station serving several rail lines including the Minnesota and Western Railroad.

Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society

Luce Line Trail and Water Tower, Cosmos Minnesota, 2010
Luce Line Trail and Water Tower, Cosmos Minnesota, 2010
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Government:
Cosmos City Hall
233 Milkyway Street S
PO Box 614
Cosmos, MN  56228
Phone (320) 877-7345
Fax (320) 877-7678

Regular Business Hours:
Monday Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

City Council Meetings:
2nd Thursday of the month at 5:00 pm

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City Hall, Cosmos Minnesota
Title Term Ends Name and Address   Phone
Mayor 12/31/2020 Gary Martin
114 Venus Street N
Cosmos, MN  56228
  (320) 877-7616
City Administrator appointed John Douville
233 Milkyway Street S
Cosmos, MN  56228
Email (320) 877-7345
Council Member 12/31/2022 Terry Anderson
73 W Southern Cross
Cosmos, MN  56228
  (320) 221-1135
Council Member 12/31/2022 Tom McCarthy
431 N Saturn
Cosmos, MN  56228
  (320) 444-7722
Council Member 12/31/2020 Angelica Hopp
231 Jupiter Street S
Cosmos, MN  56228
  (320) 444-9067
Council Member 12/31/2020 Jody Fruetel
410 Milkyway Street S
Cosmos, MN  56228
  (320) 583-8384

Post Office:
US Post Office
235 Milkyway Street S
Cosmos, MN
56228-7718
Phone:
(320) 877-7722
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days       7:30 am - 1:30 pm
Saturday           8:15 am - 9:30 am

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Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Xcel Energy (800) 892-0343
Natural Gas Western Gas Utilities (612) 529-9276
Wastewater Cosmos Municipal (320) 877-7345
Water Cosmos Municipal (320) 877-7345
Telephone Frontier Communications (800) 435-1504
Cable TV Mediacom (800) 332-0245

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees
Cedar Crest Estate Nursing Care Facilities 75
Uni-Hydro Inc Other Heavy & Civil Engineering Construction 65


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Schools:
Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City Schools
Independent School District 2396

27250 MN State Hwy 4
Grove City, MN 56243-500
Phone: (320) 857-2271
Fax: (320) 857-2989
Web: www.acgc.k12.mn.us

Grades:  PK-12
Students:  835

 
ACGC High School
27250 State Highway 4
Grove City, MN 56243
Phone: (320) 857-2276
Fax: (320) 857-2937

Grades:  7-12
Students:  350

ACGC High School, Grove City Minnesota
ACGC Middle School
27250 State Highway 4
Grove City, MN 56243
Phone: (320) 857-2276
Fax: (320) 857-2937

Grades:  5-6
Students:  129

ACGC High School, Grove City Minnesota
ACGC South Elementary School
320 Saturn Street N
Cosmos, MN 56228-9757
Phone: (320) 877-7231
Fax: (320) 877-7441

Grades:  PK-4
Students:  93

ACGC South Elementary School, Cosmos Minnesota

Churches:
First Evangelical Lutheran Church
54986 145th Street
Cosmos, MN 56228-7804
Phone: (320) 693-2519

Pastor:  Maggie Cumings
Sunday Worship:  9:00 am

First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Cosmos Minnesota
Peace Lutheran Church
140 N Saturn Street
Cosmos, MN 56228-9757
Phone: (320) 877-7500
Web: www.peacelutherancosmos.com

Pastor:  Marlaine Doidge
Sunday Worship:  10:00 am

Peace Lutheran Church, Cosmos Minnesota

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Businesses:
Adams Wind Generations, LLC
12756 545th Avenue
Cosmos, MN 56228-8400
Phone: (320) 877-7602
 
American Legion Post 126                    Facebook
200 Astro Boulevard E
Cosmos, MN 56228
Phone: (320) 877-7525

The Cosmos American Legion Post 126 is a proud supporter of the local community, military, and veterans. We warmly welcome guests to our club and encourage active military, veteran's, and family members of active military or veteran's to come join us

 
Bluescope Buildings North America, Inc
240 Milkyway Street N
Cosmos, MN 56228-9749
Phone: (320) 877-7221
 
Booze Bahs Liquor
349 Milkyway Street N
Cosmos, MN 56228-9749
Phone: (320) 877-7327
 
Cherrywood Apartments
23 Neptune Street N
Cosmos, MN 56228-9752
Phone: (320) 864-5282
 
Community Action Agency
101 S Vesta Street
Cosmos, MN 5622
Phone: (320) 877-7483
 
Corvuso Meat Processing
58042 129th Street
Cosmos, MN 56228-8100
Phone: (320) 587-4845
 
Cosmos Ambulance Service
233 Milkyway Street S
Cosmos, MN 5622
Phone: (320) 877-7345
 
Cosmos Appraisals
13247 525th Avenue
Cosmos, MN 56228-7711
Phone: (320) 877-7206
 
Cosmos Assisted Living Plus
130 Neptune Street N
Cosmos, MN 56228-9610
Phone: (320) 877-9100
 
Cosmos City Hall
233 Milkyway Street S
Cosmos, MN 56228
Phone: (320) 877-7345
 
Cosmos Fire Department
206 Gemini Avenue E
Cosmos, MN 56228-6710
Phone: (320) 877-7645
 
Cosmos Industries Inc
233 Milkyway Street S
Cosmos, MN 56228
Phone: (320) 877-7345
 
Cosmos Library
209 Milkyway Street S
Cosmos, MN 5622
Phone: (320) 877-7757
 
Falcon Industries Inc
901 Astro Boulevard E
Cosmos, MN 56228-6705
Phone: (320) 877-7713
 
Five Season Repair
49 W Gemini
Cosmos, MN 56228
Phone: (320) 877-7400
 
Gary's Repair
12 Milkyway Street N
Cosmos, MN 5622
Phone: (320) 877-7616
 
Have Trees Will Travel
57230 150th Street
Cosmos, MN 5622
Phone: (320) 693-7790
 
Jerry Johnson Construction
56611 120th Street
Cosmos, MN 56228-8104
Phone: (320) 877-7039
 
Kids Are Great Day Care
320 Saturn Street N
Cosmos, MN 5622
Phone: (320) 877-7721
 
Koch Industries
250 E Astro Boulevard
Cosmos, MN 56228
Phone: (320) 877-7620
 
Kruse Machining
13835 545th Avenue
Cosmos, MN 5622
Phone: (320) 583-7916
 
Leslie's Cutting Edge
217 Milkyway Street S
Cosmos, MN 56228
Phone: (320) 877-7555
 
Lietzau Lumber & Construction
351 Milkyway Street S
Cosmos, MN 56228
Phone: (320) 877-7215
 
Lietzau Taxidermy
353 Milkyway Street S
Cosmos, MN 56228
Phone: (320) 877-7297
 
Minnesota Energy
80 Mars Street N
Cosmos, MN 56228
Phone: (320) 877-7261
 
Minnesota Used Truck Sales
21 Milkyway Street N
Cosmos, MN 56228
Phone: (320) 877-7331
Web: www.minnesotausedtrucks.com
 
Moonshine Pub
249 Milkyway Street N
Cosmos, MN 56228
Phone: (320) 877-7005
 
Raske Building Systems Inc.
240 Milkyway Street N
Cosmos, MN 56228
Phone: (320) 877-7221
 
Schmidty's Cosmos Corner Mart
100 W Astro Boulevard
Cosmos, MN 56228
Phone: (320) 877-7628
 
South Central Grain & Energy
110 W Hercules Avenue
Cosmos, MN 56228
Phone: (320) 877-7009
 
Tri Star Assertive Community
215 Milkyway Street S
Cosmos, MN 56228
Phone: (320) 877-7220
 
U H Media Inc.
213 Gemini Avenue E
Cosmos, MN 56228
Phone: (320) 877-7054
 
Uni-Hydro Inc.
310 E Gemini Avenue
Cosmos, MN 56228
Phone: (320) 877-7271
Web: www.unihydro.com

Visionaries create products designed for industry that exceed a customer’s expectation. Uni-Hydro has been designing and implementing products for the ironworker industry that excel. Innovation coupled with quality built products designed for years of reliable operation is what sets Uni-Hydro as “A Cut Above The Rest”. For three generations the Dvorak family has provided products with innovation as the cornerstone of Uni-Hydro. With each new product comes a design with you, the client, setting the standard for excellence.

 
US Post Office
235 Milkyway Street S
Cosmos, MN
56228-7718
Phone:
(320) 877-7722
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS
Web: www.usps.com
 

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