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Delano Minnesota Community Guide

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 Delano (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 1,851 2,480 2,709 3,837 5,464 +1,627 +42.40
Land Area (sq. mile) 1.10 1.52 1.95 2.57 4.05 +1.48 +53.82
Density (persons per sq. mile) 1,682.73 1,631.58 1,389.23 1,492.75 1,349.14 -143.61 -9.62
Housing Units 576 869 1,000 1,391 2,064 +673 +48.38
Households -- 849 981 1,368 1,958 +590 +43.13
Persons Per Household -- 2.83 2.69 2.80 2.79 -0.01 -0.36


Delano is a city in Wright County, Minnesota along the South Fork of the Crow River. 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 2.6 square miles (6.7 km˛), all of it land. The elevation is 922 ft (281 m).

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As of the census of 2000, there were 3,836 people, 1,368 households, and 986 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,492.8 people per square mile (576.4/km˛). There were 1,391 housing units at an average density of 541.2/sq mi (209.0/km˛). The racial makeup of the city was 98.18% White, 0.34% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.31% from other races, and 0.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.91% of the population.

There were 1,368 households out of which 45.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.5% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.9% were non-families. 22.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.37.

In the city the population was spread out with 33.5% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 35.4% from 25 to 44, 17.1% from 45 to 64, and 7.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 96.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $52,917, and the median income for a family was $63,011. Males had a median income of $40,902 versus $30,562 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,538. About 1.1% of families and 2.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.0% of those under age 18 and 8.8% of those age 65 or over.

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DELANO, a city in sections 11-14 of Franklin, platted in 1868 and incorporated February 11, 1876, was at first called Crow River but was renamed in honor of Francis Roach Delano, who was born in New Braintree, Mass., November 20, 1823, and died in St. Paul, February 6, 1887. He came to Minnesota in 1853 and engaged in lumbering in the St. Croix valley; was the first warden of the Minnesota State Prison; settled in St. Paul in 1860 and became general superintendent of the St. Paul and Pacific Railroad; was largely interested in railroad construction in the state and during the later years of his life was right of way agent for the Manitoba (later the Great Northern) Railway. In 1875 he was a representative in the legislature.

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Street scene, Delano Minnesota, 1910's
Street scene, Delano Minnesota, 1910's Postcard and Postcard Image Collection- click image to enlarge

Delano City Hall
234 2nd Street N
PO Box 108

Delano, MN 55328
Phone: (763) 972-0550
Fax: (763) 972-6174

Delano City Hall, Delano Minnesota
Title Term Ends Name and Address Phone
Mayor 12/31/2014 Dale J. Graunke (763) 972-0550
City Administrator appointed Phil Kern (763) 972-0565
Clerk appointed Marlene Kittock (763) 972-0566
Council Member 12/31/2014 Dan Vick --
Council Member 12/31/2014 Derek Schansberg --
Council Member 12/31/2012 Holly Schrupp --
Council Member 12/31/2012 Betsy Stolfa --

Post Office:
US Post Office
100 River Street N
Delano, MN
(763) 972-2500
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS
US Post Office
Regular Business Hours:
Week Days      
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
           9:00 am - 10:00 am  
Latest Collection at Post Office:
Week Days            4:30 pm
Saturday                10:15 am

Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Delano Municipal Utilities (763) 972-0557
Natural Gas Xcel Energy (800) 895-4999
Wastewater Delano Municipal Utilities (763) 972-0557
Water Delano Municipal Utilities (763) 972-0557
Telephone Frontier Communications (800) 435-1504
Cable TV Charter Communications (800) 581-0081

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees
Delano Public Schools-ISD #879 Elementary & Secondary Schools 300
Landscape Structures Inc Sporting Goods, Hobby, & Musical Instrument Stores 300
Coborns Grocery Stores 170
Randy's Sanitation Inc Waste Collection 140
Sil-Pro Medical Equipment & Supplies Manufacturing 90
Arctic Fox Heaters Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 80
Golden Living Center Nursing Care Facilities 70
Industrial Louvers Inc Building Material & Supplies Dealers 60
Delano Chevrolet Buick GMC Automobile Dealers 43
SeaCole-CRC Chemical & Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers 42
Modern Molding Resin, Synth. Rubber & Art. Synth. Fibers & Fil. Mfg. 40
Stahlke Bus Service School & Employee Bus Transportation 35
State Bank of Delano Depository Credit Intermediation 32
Crow River State Bank Depository Credit Intermediation 27
MBE, Inc. Const. Sand & Gravel Mining 15


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Fourth of July Celebration

Delano's Fourth of July celebration is the oldest and largest Fourth of July celebration in Minnesota. The celebration lasts at least four days and includes more than enough entertainment to satisfy every member of the family. The fun begins days before the fourth, as area softball and baseball teams begin to duke it out in the annual tournament. Next is the arrival of the carnival to Central Park. Featuring rides, games and plenty of all-American snacks, including cheese curds and mini donuts, everyone is guaranteed to have fun during the carnival. The culmination of the festival occurs on the Fourth. It begins with a parade in the morning containing floats from local and area participants out to show off their patriotism. After the parade, people head to the park to take in one of the live bands and save a spot for the evening's main event, one of the most stunning fireworks displays around. SAVE BIG! with up to 70% OFF



Lake Rebecca Park Reserve

Located in the cities of Independence and Greenfield, this 2,200-acre park reserve offers outdoor activities and opportunities for glimpses of wildlife. Lake Rebecca Park Reserves gently rolling Big Woods landscape, with numerous wetland areas provides a haven for wildlife. This park reserve is one of the sites for the trumpeter swan restoration program. Several overlooks along hiking trails provide glimpses of these swans, the world's largest waterfowl. Except for ice-fishing and snowmobile access, the park is closed November 1 thru March 30


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Health Care:
Ridgeview Delano Medical Clinic
916 St Peter Avenue
Delano, MN 55328
Phone: (763) 972-9172

Delano Public Schools
Independent School District #879

700 Elm Avenue E
Delano, MN 55328
Phone: (763) 972-3365
Fax: (763) 972-6706

Grades:  PK-12
Students: 2,249

Mount Olive Lutheran School
435 Bridge Avenue E
Delano, MN 55328
Phone: (763) 972-2442

Grades:  PK-8
Students: 84

St. Peter's School
PO Box 370
Delano, MN 55328
Phone: (763) 972-2528

Grades:  PK-6
Students: 103


Delano Evangelical Free Church
730 Elm Avenue E
Delano, MN 55328
Phone: (763) 972-2393

Pastor:  Peter Johannsen
Sunday Worship:  10:00 am

Delano United Methodist Church
3310 Country Line Road SE
Delano, MN 55328
Phone: (763) 972-3492

Pastor:  Matt Sipe
Sunday Worship:  10:30 am

Light of Christ Lutheran Church - ELCA
3976 County Line Road SE
Delano, MN 55328
Phone: (763) 972-2400

Pastor:  Lee Hallstrom
Sunday Worship:  8:15 am and 10:45 am

Mt. Olive Lutheran Church - WELS
435 Bridge Avenue E
Delano, MN 55328
Phone: (763) 972-8139

Pastor:  Paul Marggraf
Sunday Worship:  9:00 am

Saving Grace Lutheran Church - LCMS
Delano High School Auditorium
700 Elm Avenue
Delano, MN 55328
Phone: (952) 261-4252

Pastor:  Bill Hillyer
Sunday Worship:  10:30 am

St. Mary of Czestochowa Catholic Church
1867 95th Street SE
Delano, MN 55328
Phone: (952) 955-1139

Pastor:  Father Thomas Balluff
Saturday Mass:  8:00 pm
Sunday Mass:  8:30 am

St. Paul's United Church of Christ
201 Buffalo Street
Delano, MN 55328
Phone: (763) 972-6689

Pastor:  Rev. Richard L. Flynn
Sunday Worship:  9:15 am

St. Peter's Catholic Church
217 S 2nd Street
Delano, MN 55328
Phone: (763) 972-2077

Pastor:  Father Christopher T. Wenthe
Sunday Worship:  8:00 am and 10:30 am

WestPointe Church
9090 Highway 12 E
Delano, MN 55328
Phone: (763) 972-3334

Pastor:  Tyler Grant
Sunday Worship:  10:00 am


Delano Eagle
PO Box 168
Delano, MN 55328
Phone: (763) 425-3323
Fax: (763) 425-2945
Delano Herald Journal
701 Babcock Boulevard, Suite 110
PO Box 498
Delano, MN 55328
Phone: (763) 972-1028
Fax: (763) 972-1029
Delano Herald Journal



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