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  Location of Minneota, Minnesota

 Minneota (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 1,320 1,470 1,417 1,449      
Land Area (sq. mile) 1.20 1.43 1.43 1.45      
Density (persons per sq. mile) 1,100.0 1,027.9 990.9 999.5      
Housing Units 454 600 567 614      
Households -- 570 524 590      
Persons Per Household -- 2.43 2.48 2.32      


Minneota is a city in Lyon County, Minnesota. The South Branch of the Yellow Medicine River flows through the city. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.8 km˛), all of it land. The elevation is 1,168 ft (356 m) above sea level.

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As of the census of 2000, there were 1,449 people, 590 households, and 389 families residing in the city. The population density was 999.5 people per square mile (385.8/km˛). There were 614 housing units at an average density of 423.5/sq mi (163.5/km˛). The racial makeup of the city was 97.72% White, 0.14% African American, 0.14% Asian, 1.31% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.52% of the population.

There were 590 households out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.9% were non-families. 31.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.0% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 24.4% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 25.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 88.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,375, and the median income for a family was $46,023. Males had a median income of $30,000 versus $21,518 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,390. About 6.3% of families and 8.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.7% of those under age 18 and 7.6% of those age 65 or over.

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MINNEOTA, a city in Eidsvold Township, sections 25, 26, 35, and 36, which was incorporated on January 21, 1881. It was first known locally as Pumpa, so designated by early Norwegian settlers because of the railroad water pump, and then called Upper Yellow Medicine Crossing for its location. It was platted as Nordland village by the Winona and St. Peter Railroad in August 1876; when the post office was established in 1878, it was given the name Nordland, with railroad section boss Harvey D. Frink, postmaster, at his homestead store on railroad land, located on the left side of the tracks west of Yellow Medicine Creek; when the railroad built its depot on the right side of the tracks and other buildings went up nearby, the post office moved to new postmaster Nils Winther Luth Jaeger's store, and the name changed to Minneota, as suggested by Thomas D. Seals, another storekeeper. Jaeger was born in Norway in 1841, came to Minnesota in 1868 and to Lyon County in 1874, and was prominent in business for many years. The name Minneota is a Dakota name, meaning "much water." Prof. A. W. Williamson wrote of its origin, that it is "said to be so named by an early settler on account of an abundance of water flowing into his well."

Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society

Minneota City Hall
129 E First Street
PO Box 307
Minneota MN 56264
Phone: (507) 872-6144
Fax: (507) 872-6143
Title Term Ends Name and Address Phone
Mayor   Paul Larson (507) 532-3211
City Administrator   Daniel A. Canton (507) 872-6144
City Clerk   Mary Joan Hennen (507) 872-6144
Council Member   Tim Koppien (507) 532-4201
Council Member   Lyall D. Gislason (507) 872-6955
Council Member   Anthony F. Esping (507) 872-5468
Council Member   Todd Breitschneider (507) 872-6482

Post Office:
US Post Office
114 E 1st Street
Minneota, MN
(507) 872-6382
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS
US Post Office
Regular Business Hours:
Week Days      
9:00 am - 12:15 pm
1:45 pm - 4:15 pm
Saturday           8:30 am - 9:30 am
Latest Collection at Post Office:
Week Days            4:15 pm
Saturday                9:30 am

Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Otter Tail Power Co (507) 872-6196
Natural Gas n/a n/a
Wastewater Minneota Municipal (507) 872-6144
Water Lincoln Pipestone Rural Water (507) 368-4248
Telephone CenturyLink Communications (800) 879-4357
Cable TV Mark Twain Cable (800) 642-5509

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees
Minneota Manor Health Care Center Nursing Care Facilities 150
Superior Truss & Components Building Material & Supplies Dealers 110
Schott Corp Wholesale Electronic Markets & Agents & Brokers 103
Minneota Public Schools Elementary & Secondary Schools 85
St Edward's School Elementary & Secondary Schools 15
Ufkin's Furniture Stores 10


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