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De Graff Minnesota Community Guide


Location:
Welcome to De Graff Minnesota! Location of De Graff Minnesota

Population: 
 De Graff (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 195 179 149 133 115 -18 -13.53
Land Area (sq. mile) 0.80 0.83 0.81 0.81 0.81 0 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) 243.75 215.66 183.95 164.80 141.98 -22.82 -13.85
Housing Units 69 71 67 67 67 0 0.00
Households 63 64 60 60 53 -7 -11.67
Persons Per Household 3.10 2.80 2.48 2.22 2.17 -0.05 -2.25

Geography:

De Graff is a city in Swift County, Minnesota. U.S. Route 12 serves as a main route in the community. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.81 square miles (2.10 km˛), all of it land. The elevation is 1,060 ft (323 m).

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Demographics:

As of the census of 2010, there were 115 people, 53 households, and 34 families residing in the city. The population density was 142.0 inhabitants per square mile (54.8 /km2). There were 67 housing units at an average density of 82.7 per square mile (31.9 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.8% White, 4.3% African American, and 0.9% from two or more races.

There were 53 households of which 26.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.7% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.8% were non-families. 34.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 17% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.71.

The median age in the city was 45.3 years. 15.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.4% were from 25 to 44; 40.1% were from 45 to 64; and 10.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 53.9% male and 46.1% female.

As of the census of 2000, there were 133 people, 60 households, and 31 families residing in the city. The population density was 164.8 people per square mile (63.4/km˛). There were 67 housing units at an average density of 83.0 per square mile (31.9/km˛). The racial makeup of the city was 99.25% White, and 0.75% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.26% of the population.

There were 60 households out of which 28.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.3% were married couples living together, 5.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.7% were non-families. 43.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the city, the population was spread out with 29.3% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 107.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $38,000, and the median income for a family was $40,625. Males had a median income of $29,286 versus $22,813 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,987. There were 9.8% of families and 9.7% of the population living below the poverty line, including 3.4% of under eighteens and 18.2% of those over 64.

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History:  

DE GRAFF, a city in section 29 of Kildare, founded and platted in 1875, was incorporated February 10, 1881, being named in honor of Andrew De Graff of St. Paul. He was born near Amsterdam, N.Y., October 21, 1811; came to Minnesota in 1857 and built many railroads in this state, including the Great Northern line through this county; he died in St. Paul, November 7, 1894. The post office was established in 1875; it had a station of the Great Northern Railway.

Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society

Market Row, De Graff Minnesota, 1909
Market Row, De Graff Minnesota, 1909
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Government:
De Graff City Hall
307 Atlantic Avenue
De Graff, MN 56271
Phone: (320) 843-2520
City Hall, De Graff Minnesota
Title Term Ends Name and Address Phone:
Mayor 12/31/2018 Randy Simmonds
402 4th Street SE
De Graff, MN 56271
(320) 314-2050
Clerk/Treasurer appointed Anne Danielson
403 Montana
De Graff, MN 56271
(320) 843-2
Council Member 12/31/2020 Alan Simmonds
305 5th Street S
De Graff, MN 56271
(320) 843-2088
Council Member 12/31/2020 Duggan Regan
305 4th Street S
De Graff, MN 56271
(320) 843-3286
Council Member 12/31/2018 Adam Himley
104 2nd Street S
De Graff, MN 56271
(320) 843-4245
Council Member 12/31/2018 Jill Gunderson
601 Atlantic Avenue
De Graff, MN 56271
(320) 843-2358

Post Office:  The De Graff Post Office closed on January 20th, 1996. De Graff is now served by the Murdock Minnesota Post Office:
US Post Office
412 Main Avenue
Murdock, MN
56271-5000
Phone:
(320) 875-2901
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS
Web:
  www.usps.com


         
US Post Office
US Post Office, Murdock Minnesota
Regular Business Hours:
Week Days      
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday           8:30 am - 9:30 am
 
Latest Collection at Post Office:
Week Days            4:00 pm
Saturday                4:00 pm


Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Otter Tail Power Company   (800) 493-3299
Natural Gas n/a --
Wastewater n/a --
Water n/a --
Telephone CenturyLink (888) 723-8010
Cable TV n/a --

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees
Glacial Plains Cooperative Feed and Seed Suppt. Activ. for Animal Prod. 10
Country Pet Foods Pet & Pet Supplies Stores 5


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Recreation:

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DeGraff, MN 56271

Dineen Park, De Graff Minnesota


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Schools:
Benson Public Schools
1400 Montana Avenue
Benson, MN 56215
Phone: (320) 843-2710
Fax: (320) 843-2262
Web: www.benson.k12.mn.us

Grades:  PK-12
Students:  961

Benson Public Schools
Benson High School
1400 Montana Avenue
Benson, MN 56215
Phone: (320) 843-2710
Fax: (320) 843-2262

Grades:  7-12
Students:  469

Benson High School, Benson Minnesota
Benson Elementary School
1400 Montana Avenue
Benson, MN 56215
Phone: (320) 843-2710
Fax: (320) 843-2262

Grades:  5-6
Students:  n/a

Benson Elementary School, Benson Minnesota
Northside Elementary School
1800 W Nevada Avenue
Benson, MN 56215
Phone: (320) 843-2710
Fax: (320) 843-2262

Grades:  K-4
Students:  466

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Churches:
Buffalo Lake Lutheran Church - ELCA
850 155th Avenue SE
DeGraff, MN 56271
Phone: (320) 264-1287
Web:  www.actparish.com

Pastor:  Daniel Croonquist
Sunday Worship:  8:00 am

Buffalo Lake Lutheran, De Graff Minnesota
St. Bridget's Catholic Church
501 3rd Street S
DeGraff, MN 56271
Phone: (320)
842-4271
Web:  www.stisidorethefarmerafc.org

Pastor:  Fr. Jeremy Kucera
Saturday Mass:  5:00 pm
Sunday Mass:  n
one

St. Bridget's Catholic Church, De Graff Minnesota

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Campgrounds:

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Businesses:
Country Pet Foods
505 Atlantic Avenue
De Graff, MN 56271
Phone: (320) 843-3565
Country Pet Foods, De Graff Minnesota
De Graff Fire Department
307 Atlantic Avenue
De Graff, MN 56271
Phone: (320) 843-3133

DeGraff Fire Department is a volunteer fire department proudly serving the city of DeGraff and surrounding communities.
Fire Department, De Graff Minnesota
De Graff Liquor Store
305 Atlantic Avenue
De Graff, MN 56271
Phone: (320) 843-3107
Municipal Liquor Store, De Graff Minnesota
De Graff City Offices
307 Atlantic Avenuet
De Graff, MN 56271
Phone: (320) 843-2520
City Hall, De Graff Minnesota
Glacial Plains Co-op
105 Atlantic Avenue
De Graff, MN 56271
Phone: (320) 843-5364
Web: www.glacialplains.com
Glacial Plains Cooperative, De Graff Minnesota
Guy's Body Shop
810 US Highway 12 SE
De Graff, MN 56271
Phone: (320) 843-3943
 
Jim's Transmission
410 Pacific Avenue
De Graff, MN 56271
Phone: (320) 843-2530
Jim's Transmission, De Graff Minnesota
Klassen Repair and Welding
101 Atlantic Avenue
De Graff, MN 56271
Phone: (320) 843-2095
Klassen Repair and Welding, De Graff Minnesota
Koch Nitrogen Company
925 60th Street SE
De Graff, MN 56271
Phone: (320) 875-4441
 

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