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Okabena Minnesota Community Guide


Location:
Welcome sign, Okabena Minnesota  Location of Okabena, Minnesot

Population: 
 Okabena (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 237 263 223 185 188 +3 +1.62
Land Area (sq. mile) 0.20 0.35 0.21 0.21 0.21 0 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) 1,185.0 751.4 1,061.9  893.3  895.2 +1.94 +1.62
Housing Units 90 102 97 87 86 -1 -1.15
Households -- 96 91 76 74 -2 -2.63
Persons Per Household -- 2.74 2.45 2.43 2.54 +0.11 +4.53

Geography:

Okabena is a city in Jackson County, Minnesota. The community is located on County Roads 9 and 20 west of South Heron Lake. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.21 square miles (0.54 km˛), all of it land. The elevation is 1,421 ft (433 m) above sea level.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Demographics:

As of the census of 2010, there were 188 people, 74 households, and 54 families residing in the city. The population density was 895.2 inhabitants per square mile (345.6 /km2). There were 86 housing units at an average density of 409.5 per square mile (158.1 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.6% White, 1.1% African American, 1.1% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 3.2% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.8% of the population.

There were 74 households of which 35.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.8% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 27.0% were non-families. 24.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 2.93.

The median age in the city was 37.8 years. 30.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.6% were from 25 to 44; 22.9% were from 45 to 64; and 17% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.5% male and 49.5% female.

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History:  

OKABENA, a city in sections 7 and 8 of West Heron Lake Township, was founded in September 1879, taking the Dakota name of the lake, which means, as before noted, "the nesting place of herons." It was incorporated as a village and separated from the township on July 30, 1938; its post office operated 1880-84 and reestablished in 1892. In 1897 Henry J. Schumacher purchased the townsite, platted it, and built a hotel; he sold the townsite in 1905 to Ferdinand Milbrath and his son, Edward. The Milbraths purchased the Okebena Clay Works, a brick and tile manufacturing company begun in 1897 and incorporated in 1916 with Edward Milbrath, president.

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Consolidated School, Okabena Minnesota, 1922
Consolidated School, Okabena Minnesota, 1922
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Government:
Okabena City Hall
PO Box 8
Okabena MN, 56161
Phone: (507) 853-4500
City Hall, Okabena Minnesota
Mayor Les Ruthenbeck  
Clerk Sandy Kalfs  
Council Member Brent Groen  
Council Member Dennis Damm  
Council Member Lance Haberman  
Council Member Josh Zuehlke  

Post Office:
US Post Office
112 S Minnesota Avenue
Okabena, MN
56161-4003
Phone:
(507) 853-4592
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS
Web:
www.usps.com

            
US Post Office
Post Office, Okabena Minnesota
Regular Business Hours:
Week Days      
8:00 am - 11:30 am
                        12:30 pm - 4:15 pm

Saturday          
9:00 am - 10:00 am  
Latest Collection at Post Office:
Week Days            4:00 pm
Saturday                5:30 pm


Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity n/a n/a
Natural Gas n/a n/a
Wastewater n/a n/a
Water n/a n/a
Telephone n/a n/a
Cable TV n/a n/a

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees

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Minnesota State Highway Map of the Okabena Minnesota area
Minnesota State Highway Map of the Okabena Minnesota area


Events:
Independence Day Celebration

July 4th
 

Attractions:
none

Recreation:
none
 


Lakes:
Lake Name Size
(acres)
Lake info Lake Map Rec Map Topo Map
Heron 2,845    

Health Care:
none

Schools:
Heron Lake-Okabena Schools
Independent School District #330

124 N Minnesota Avenue. 
Okabena, MN 56161
Phone: (507) 853-4507

Web: www.ssc.mntm.org

Grades: 
Students:
Heron Lake-Okabena Schools
Southwest Star Concept High School
124 N Minnesota Avenue. 
Okabena, MN 56161
Phone: (507) 853-4507
Fax: (507) 853-4642
Web:

Grades: 
Students:
Southwest Star Concept School, Okabena Minnesota

Southwest Star Concept Elementary School
321 Stearns Avenue
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 793-2307
Fax: (507) 793-2557

Grades: 
Students:

 

Churches:
Our Redeemer Lutheran Church - LCMS
120 N Front Street
Okabena, MN 56161
Phone: (507) 853-4648

Pastor:  Rev. Stephen Weiss
Sunday Worship:  8:15 am
Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Okabena Minnesota
St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church
100 Market Street
PO Box 98
Okabena, MN 56161
Phone: (507) 853-4417

Pastor:  James Albrecht
Sunday Worship:  9:30 am
St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Okabena Minnesota

Media:
none

Motels:
none
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Resorts:
none

Campgrounds:
none

Businesses:
American Legion
PO Box 73
Okabena, MN 56161
Phone: (507) 853-4575
American Legion, Okabena Minnesota
Asmus Farm Supply
102 S Front Street
Okabena, MN 56161
Phone: (507) 853-4441
Asmus Farm Supply, Okabena Minnesota
FCA Co-op
199 S Front Street
Okabena, MN 56161
Phone: (507) 853-4677
FCA Co-op, Okabena Minnesota
FCA Co-op
227 N Highway 86
Okabena, MN 56161
Phone: (507) 662-5285
 
First State Bank
117 S Minnesota Avenue
Okabena, MN 56161
Phone: (507) 853-4421
First State Bank, Okabena Minnesota
Jansma Repair
201 S Front Street
Okabena, MN 56161
Phone: (507) 853-4705
 
Mike's Mini Excavating
100 N Minnesota Avenue
Okabena, MN 56161
Phone: (507) 853-4680
 
Municipal Liquor Store
100 E Jackson Street
Okabena, MN 56161
Phone: (507) 853-4562
Okabena Municipal Liquor Store, Okabena Minnesota
Okabena City Hall
101 N Minnesota Avenue
Okabena, MN 56161
Phone: (507) 853-4500
Okabena City Hall, Okabena Minnesota
Okabena Insurance
117 S Minnesota Avenue
Okabena, MN 56161
Phone: (507) 853-4421
 
Pomerenke Farms
37252 830th Street
Okabena, MN 56161
Phone: (507) 853-4619
 
US Post Office
112 S Minnesota Avenue
Okabena, MN
56161-4003
Phone:
(507) 853-4592
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS
Web:
www.usps.com
US Post Office, Okabena Minnesota
Williamson Welding Supply
109 S Minnesota Avenue
Okabena, MN 56161
Phone: (507) 853-4742
Williamson Welding Supply, Okabena Minnesota

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