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Milan Minnesota Community Guide

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Founded by Norwegian immigrants in 1879, Milan has retained the flavor of a small ethnic village that is proud of its heritage. The community is peaceful and values its progressive diversity. A flourishing arts and cultural community has established the Arv Hus Museum and the Milan Village Arts School. Milan is also home to many highly esteemed artists. Agriculture plays a large role in the community using the latest technology for large grain farming, small niche vegetable farming and everything in between. Come, visit our friendly community . You'll be glad you stopped!

Courtesy City of Milan

 Milan (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2007
1990-2000 Change
Actual Percent
Population 427 417 353 326 292 -27 -7.65
Land Area (sq. mile) 1.30 0.89 0.98 0.98 -- -0.00 -0.11
Density (persons per sq. mile) 328.5 468.5 360.2 333.0 -- -27.19 -7.55
Housing Units 190 205 192 176 -- -16 -8.33
Households -- 186 170 150 137 -20 -11.76
Persons Per Household -- 2.24 2.08 2.17 2.13 0.09 4.50


Milan is a city in Chippewa County, Minnesota. U.S. Route 59 and Minnesota State Highway 7 (co-signed); and Minnesota State Highway 40 are two of the main routes in the community. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.5 km˛), all of it land. The elevation is 1,030 ft (314 m) above sea level.

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As of the census of 2000, there were 326 people, 150 households, and 88 families residing in the city. The population density was 333.0 people per square mile (128.4/km˛). There were 176 housing units at an average density of 179.8/sq mi (69.3/km˛). The racial makeup of the city was 91.72% White, 0.92% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 7.06% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.36% of the population.

There were 150 households out of which 26.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.7% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.3% were non-families. 38.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.3% 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 2.91.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 23.9% from 25 to 44, 17.8% from 45 to 64, and 26.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 111.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,000, and the median income for a family was $37,813. Males had a median income of $31,667 versus $19,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,338. About 11.6% of families and 12.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.2% of those under age 18 and 10.0% of those age 65 or over.

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MILAN, a city in Kragero Township, was settled in 1870, was laid out as a village in 1880 by the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad, was platted December 1, 1880, and was incorporated February 23, 1893. This name of the great city in northern Italy is borne also by villages in twelve other states of our Union. Thorbjorn Anderson provided postal service beginning in 1879 at his Anderson Department Store, which was sold to A. Anderson, who enlarged it, claiming it to be the largest between Minneapolis and Aberdeen, S.Dak.; in 1891 Thorbjorn Anderson established the bank.

Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society

Milan City Hall
PO Box 162
Milan,  MN  56262
Phone: (320) 734-4411
Fax: (320) 734-4415

Office Hours are Monday - Friday,  9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Milan City Hall, Milan Minnesota
Mayor Nancy Strand n/a
Clerk/Treasurer Christine Kleven (320) 734-4411
Council Member Heidi Hanson n/a
Council Member Merle Hilden n/a
Council Member Roy Delgehausen n/a
Council Member Ted Ziemann n/a

Post Office:
US Post Office
222 N 2nd Street
Milan, MN
(320) 734-4662
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS
US Post Office
Regular Business Hours:
Week Days      
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
                        1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
           8:15 am - 9:15 am  
Latest Collection at Post Office:
Week Days            4:00 pm
Saturday                4:00 pm

Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Otter Tail Power Company   (800) 862-9123
Natural Gas n/a n/a
Wastewater City of Milan   (320) 734-4411
Water City of Milan   (320) 734-4411
Telephone Federated Telephone Company (800) 374-7133
Cable TV Federated Telephone Cooperative (320) 324-7111

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees
Milan Elementary School Elementary & Secondary Schools 35
Milan Community Child Care Center Child Day Care Services 5
Prairie State Bank Monetary Authorities - Central Bank 5
Strand of Milan, Inc Support Activities for Crop Production 5
Fragodt Floor Covering II Building Finishing Contractors 4
Glacial Plains Elevator Support Activities for Crop Production 4
John's Machine Shop Comm. & Indus. Mach.& Equip. (exc. Auto & Elec) Rep. & Maint. 4
More Cafe Full-Service Restaurants 4
Milan Legion Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 3
Streed Mobil Gasoline Stations 3
CNS Creations Office Supplies, Stationery, & Gift Stores 2
Milan Beach Resort RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks & Recreational Camps 2
Milan Blacksmith Shop Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing 2
Milan Post Office Postal Service 2
Phoenix Type Newspaper, Periodical, Book, & Directory Publishers 2


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Big Bend Lutheran Church
8070 90th Avenue NW
Milan, MN 56262
Phone: (320) 734-4455

Pastor:  Jay Grave
Sunday Worship:  10:30 am

Kviteseid Lutheran Church
308 N 3rd Street
PO Box 31
Milan, MN 56262
Phone: (320) 734-4455

Pastor:  Cathie Rhodes
Sunday Worship:  9:00 am


Milan Standard
Phone: (320) 734-4458
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