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Jordan Minnesota Community Guide


Location:
Welcome sign, Jordan Minnesota Location of Jordan, Minnesota
Living along the wooded bluffs and rolling hills of Scott County, the community of Jordan enjoys that warm country feeling of a small town while being only minutes from the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Travel time to Bloomington is 20 minutes and downtown Minneapolis is only 30 miles away. Some of the Twin Cities' leading attractions, including the Renaissance Festival, Mystic Lake Casino and Valleyfair are all within 15 minutes of Jordan. Jordan is closer yet to the Scott County Fair, championship golf, campgrounds and numerous recreational parks.

Population: 
 Jordan (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 1,836 2,663 2,909 3,833 5,470 +1,637 +42.71
Land Area (sq. mile) 1.70 2.22 2.21 2.61 3.29 +0.68 +26.05
Density (persons per sq. mile) 1,080.00 1,199.55 1,316.29 1,466.51 1,662.61 +196.10 +13.37
Housing Units 540 923 1,091 1,423 1,961 +538 +37.81
Households -- 893 1,042 1,349 1,871 +522 +38.70
Persons Per Household -- 2.98 2.79 2.84 2.92 +0.08 +2.82

Geography:

Jordan is a city in Scott County, Minnesota. U.S. Highway 169; and State Highways 21 and 282 are three of the main routes in the community. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.31 square miles (8.57 km2); 3.29 square miles (8.52 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water. The elevation is 771 ft (235 m) above sea level.

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Demographics:

As of the census of 2010, there were 5,470 people, 1,871 households, and 1,428 families living in the city. The population density was 1,662.6 inhabitants per square mile (641.9/km2). There were 1,961 housing units at an average density of 596.0 per square mile (230.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.4% White, 0.6% African American, 0.8% Native American, 1.3% Asian, 2.4% from other races, and 2.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.5% of the population.

There were 1,871 households of which 48.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.9% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 23.7% were non-families. 18.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.92 and the average family size was 3.35.

The median age in the city was 31.8 years. 34% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 32.9% were from 25 to 44; 20.8% were from 45 to 64; and 6.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.0% male and 50.0% female.

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History:  

JORDAN, a city in sections 18, 19, 20, and 30 of Sand Creek Township, platted by Thomas A. and William Holmes in 1854, established in 1856 with the opening of the Sand Creek post office, incorporated as a village February 26, 1872, and as a city March 11, 1891, was named by William Holmes for "the River Jordan in Palestine. The name was given at the end of a somewhat angry and prolonged discussion amongst the citizens as to what the name should be" (Stennett, Place Names of the Chicago and Northwestern Railways, p. 180). Sawmill owner William Holmes was postmaster; he was born in 1853 in Ohio, died in 1873, and was the brother of Thomas Holmes of Shakopee. The post office name changed to Jordan in 1872; it had a station of the Minneapolis and St. Louis Railroad.

Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society


Birds eye view, Jordan Minnesota, 1911
Birds eye view, Jordan Minnesota, 1911
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Government:
Jordan City Hall
210 E First Street
Jordan, MN 55352
Phone: (952) 492-2535
Fax: (952) 492-3861

Regular Business Hours:
Monday - Friday  8:30 am - 5:00 pm

City Council Meetings:
1st and 3rd Monday of the month at 6:30 pm

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City Hall, Jordan Minnesota
Title Term Ends Name and Address   Phone:
Mayor 12/31/2020 Tanya L. Velishek
845 Hickory Place
Jordan, MN 55352
Email (612) 275--4416
City Administrator appointed Tom Nikunen
210 E First Street
Jordan, MN 55352
Email (952) 492-2535
Council Member 12/31/2022 Bill Heimkes
308 2nd Street W
Jordan, MN 55352
Email (612) 719-0111
Council Member 12/31/2022 Jeremy Goebel
797 Green Ash Court
Jordan, MN 55352
Email (952) 381-4642
Council Member 12/31/2022 Amanda Schuh
852 Bridal Creek Lane
Jordan, MN 55352
Email (734) 657-1120
Council Member 12/31/2020 Terry Stier
567 Timber Ridge Court
Jordan, MN 55352
Email (612) 718-0660
Council Member 12/31/2020 Robert Whipps
935 Ridge Street
Jordan, MN 55352
Email (952) 237-9209
Council Member 12/31/2020 Jeffrey Will
104 Stuart Drive
Jordan, MN 55352
Email (612) 875-3021

Post Office:
US Post Office
214 2nd Street E
Jordan, MN
55352-1402
Phone:
(952) 492-2114
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days        9:00 am - 4:30 pm  
Saturday           9:00 am - 11:00 am

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Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Minnesota Valley Electric Coop (952) 492-2313
Electricity Xcel Energy (800) 895-4999
Natural Gas CenterPoint Energy (612) 372-4727
Wastewater Jordan Municipal (952) 492-2535
Water Jordan Municipal (952) 492-2535
Telephone Frontier Communications (800) 435-1504
Cable TV Comcast Cable (800) 934-6489

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees
Jordan Public School District #717 Elementary & Secondary Schools 175
SM Hentges & Sons Inc Highway, Street & Bridge Construction 175
Minnesota Valley Electric Coop Electric Power Generation, Transmission & Dist. 120


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JORDAN WEATHER

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Minnesota State Highway Map of the Jordan Minnesota area
Minnesota State Highway Map of the Jordan Minnesota area

Minnesota State Highway Map of the Jordan Minnesota area
Minnesota State Highway Map of the Jordan Minnesota area


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Attractions:
Action Packed Paintball
8200 Old Highway 169 Blvd
Jordan, MN 55352
Phone: (952) 492-6776

Action Packed Paintball Games is the perfect place for your next birthday party, bachelor/ bachelorette party, team building activity, youth group or group of friends! Let us host your next event on over 80 acres of paintball fields! Play along side of the Minnesota River Valley on 8 different paintball fields! Step inside the video game and hide and shoot behind ammo crates, buildings, towers, speedball bunkers and more!

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Action Packed Paintball, Jordan Minnesota
Minnesota's Largest Candy Store
20430 Johnson Memorial Drive
Jordan, MN 55352
Phone: none

Jim's Apple Farm, AKA Minnesota's Largest Candy Store, is a seasonal family business and is open for business!!! We sell meats, cheese, honey, maple syrup, grow our own apples and squash, and bake pies fresh every day! Stop in and get mom some candy

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Minnesota's Largest Candy Store aka Jim's Apples, Jordan Minnesota

Recreation:
none


Lakes:
Lake Name Size
(acres)
Lake info Lake Map Rec Map Topo Map
Mill Pond 18  
Pleasant 289    

Health Care:
St. Francis Jordan Clinic
265 Creek Lane S.
Jordan, MN 55352
Phone: (952) 428-1200

Visit the experienced physicians at our Jordan clinic for expert care in your neighborhood. With same-day appointments, appointment scheduling by phone or online via your Allina Health account and secure messaging with your provider, our physicians provide care for your whole family - child, adolescent or adult!

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St. Francis Jordan Clinic

Schools:
Jordan Public Schools
Independent School District #717

500 Sunset Drive
Jordan, MN 55352
Phone: (952) 492-6200
Fax: (952) 492-4445

Grades:  PK-12
Students:  1,839


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Jordan Public Schools
Jordan High School
600 Sunset Drive
Jordan, MN 55352
Phone: (952) 492-4400
Fax: (952) 492-4425

Grades:  9-12
Students:  562


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Jordan High School, Jordan Minnesota
Jordan Middle School
500 Sunset Drive
Jordan, MN 55352
Phone: (952) 492-2332
Fax: (952) 492-4450

Grades:  5-8
Students:  605


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Jordan Middle School, Jordan Minnesota
Jordan Elementary School
815 Sunset Drive
Jordan, MN 55352
Phone: (952) 492-2336
Fax: (952) 492-4446

Grades:  PK-4
Students:  635


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Jordan Elementary School, Jordan Minnesota
St. John the Baptist School
215 Broadway Street N
Jordan, MN 55352
Phone: (952) 492-2030

Grades:  PK-6
Students:  136


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St. John the Baptist School, Jordan Minnesota

Churches:
Bridge Church
231 Broadway Street S
Jordan, MN 55352
Phone: (651) 434-5844

Pastor:  Josh Weikal
Sunday Service:  10:00 am


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Bridge Church, Jordan Minnesota
Hope Lutheran Church - ELCA
201 Hope Avenue
Jordan, MN 55352
Phone: (952) 492-2099

Pastor:  Steve Thompson
Sunday Service:  9:00 am


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Hope Lutheran Church, Jordan Minnesota
Lydia Zion United Methodist Church
1026 E 205th Street
Jordan, MN 55352
Phone: (952) 492-2249

Pastor:  Larry Kasten
Sunday Service:  9:30 am


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Lydia Zion United Methodist Church, Jordan Minnesota
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
313 2nd Street E
Jordan, MN 55352
Phone: (952) 492-2640

Pastor:  Father Neil Bakker
Sunday Service:  8:00 am, 10:00 am


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St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Jordan Minnesota
St. Patrick Parish Cedar Lake
24425 Old Highway 13
Jordan, MN 55352
Phone: (952) 492-6276

Pastor:  Father Michael J. Miller
Sunday Service:  10:30 am


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St. Patrick Parish Cedar Lake, Jordan Minnesota
St. Paul Lutheran Church - WELS
100 6th Street W
Jordan, MN 55352
Phone: (952) 492-6303

Pastor:  Jeremy Glowicki
Sunday Service:  9:00 am


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St. Paul Lutheran Church, Jordan Minnesota
Sand Creek Baptist Church
301 N Varner Street
Jordan, MN 55352
Phone: (952) 492-3652

Pastor:  Caleb Boston
Sunday Service:  10:30 am


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Sand Creek Baptist Church, Jordan Minnesota

Media:
Jordan Independent
12925 Eagle Creek Parkway
Savage, MN 55378
Phone: (952) 445-3333

Weekly newspaper published on Thursdays with a circulation of 1,949

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Jordan Independent

Motels:
none - see Belle Plaine, Chaska, New Prague or Shakopee
Check for motel rates and availability on:
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Bed and Breakfasts:
Nicolin Mansion Bed & Breakfast
221 Broadway Street S
Jordan, MN 55352
Phone: (952) 492-6441

We invite you to visit a hidden jewel, 125 years in the making. Enjoy yourself in our amazing home built by old-world craftsmen, renovated to intrigue today’s avid B&B connoisseur. Relax in our rooms, savor our breakfast, explore our small river valley town, and discover your own jewel. Luxury Beds and Romantic Rooms - Enjoy one of five guest rooms, each uniquely decorated from traditional to art deco. Slow your pace, rejuvenate your spirit, and escape to each other.

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Nicolin Mansion Bed & Breakfast, Jordan  Minnesota

Resorts:
none

Campgrounds:
Minneapolis Southwest KOA
3315 West 166th Street
Jordan, MN 55352
Phone: (952) 492-6440

We welcome you to our friendly, family-owned campground. Camp with us to experience Midwest hospitality first hand. Enjoy large shade trees, landscaped grounds, level pull thru campsites, and cozy air-conditioned cabins. Kids of all ages enjoy our large, heated indoor swimming pool, playgrounds, mini golf and super fun bike rentals. Don't worry if you forgot to pack something, because we also have a well-stocked camp store complete with grocery items

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Minneapolis Southwest KOA, Jordan Minnesota


Businesses:


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