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Kerkhoven Minnesota Community Guide


Location:
  Location of Kerkhoven, Minnesota

Population: 
 Kerkhoven (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2007
(est)
1990-2000 Change
Actual Percent
Population 641 761 732 759 737 27 3.69
Land Area (sq. mile) 0.30 0.75 0.74 0.74 -- 0.00 0.22
Density (persons per sq. mile) 2,136.67 1,014.67 989.19 1,023.47 -- 34.28 3.47
Housing Units 220 310 315 338 -- 23 7.30
Households -- 294 299 313 311 14 4.68
Persons Per Household -- 2.53 2.39 2.42 2.36 0.03 1.34

Geography:

Kerkhoven is a city in Swift County, Minnesota, located roughly 100 miles (160 km) west of the Twin Cities region of Minneapolis/St. Paul along U.S. Route 12. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.9 km˛), all of it land. The elevation is 1,099 ft (335 m) above sea level.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Demographics:

As of the census of 2000, there were 759 people, 313 households, and 210 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,023.5 people per square mile (396.0/km˛). There were 338 housing units at an average density of 455.8/sq mi (176.4/km˛). The racial makeup of the city was 94.99% White, 0.13% African American, 0.40% Native American, 4.22% from other races, and 0.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.74% of the population.

There were 313 households out of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.5% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.6% were non-families. 30.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.3% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 18.2% from 45 to 64, and 20.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 88.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $32,375, and the median income for a family was $40,179. Males had a median income of $27,262 versus $22,656 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,435. About 8.4% of families and 9.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.0% of those under age 18 and 7.8% of those age 65 or over.

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History:  

KERKHOVEN Township, first settled in 1865, and the city of this name in section 21 of Pillsbury Township, platted in 1870 and incorporated on March 3, 1881, as Pillsbury, received this Scottish name on February 17, 1883, in honor of Johannes Kerkhoven, who with his brother, Theodores, was given the contract to build rail lines west from St. Paul to Willmar to Kerkhoven; their company was the Kerkhoven Brokerage Company of Amsterdam, Holland. The post office was established in 1871 in Chippewa County, with Matts Rasmussen, postmaster, and was transferred to Swift County, with J. B. Jacobson as postmaster; it had a station of the Great Northern Railway. Monson Lake State Park, established in 1937 in the southeast corner of the township, originated as a memorial to two white families killed in the Dakota Conflict of 1862.

Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society


Government:
Kerkhoven City Hall
206 9th Street N
PO Box 116
Kerkhoven, MN 56252
Phone: (320) 264-2581
Web: www.cityofkerk.com

Office Hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon-Fri

 
Mayor Brian Thompson n/a
Clerk/Treasurer Kim Harkema n/a
Council Member Stephanie Thompson n/a
Council Member Gerald Goblirsch n/a
Council Member Mona Doering n/a
Council Member Bruce Thayer n/a

Post Office:
US Post Office
903 Atlantic Avenue
Kerkhoven, MN
56252-5000
Phone:
(320) 264-8421
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS
Web:
www.usps.com
US Post Office
Regular Business Hours:
Week Days      
8:30 am - 11:30 am
                        1:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Saturday          
9:00 am - 9:45 am
Latest Collection at Post Office:
Week Days            4:15 pm
Saturday                4:30 pm


Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Ottertail Power (320) 264-8056
Natural Gas n/a n/a
Wastewater City of Kerkhoven  
Water City of Kerkhoven  
Telephone TDS Telecom (800) 434-2121
Cable TV Charter Communications (800) 493-7824

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees
KMS School Dist. #775 Elementary & Secondary Schools 79
Carlson Manufacturing All Other Misc. Fabricated Metal Prod. Mfg. 32
Crop Production Service Soil Prep., Planting, & Cultivating 25
Rustad Bus Service Charter Bus Ind. 20
Glacial Plains Cooperative Grain & Field Bean Merch. Whole. 5


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