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Otsego Minnesota Community Guide


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Otsego Minnesota population sign Location of Otsego Minnesota

Population: 
 Otsego (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population  1,526  4,769  5,219  6,389 13,571 +7,182 +112.41
Land Area (sq. mile) 29.90 30.22 29.00 29.37 29.37 0 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile)   51.0 157.8 180.0 217.5 462.1 +244.57 +112.41
Housing Units 353 1,431 1,627 2,120 5,022 +2,902 +136.89
Households -- 1,393 1,597 2,062 4,736 +2,674 +129.68
Persons Per Household -- 3.42 3.27 3.10 2.87 -0.23 -7.42

Geography:

Otsego is a city in Wright County, Minnesota located at the confluence of the Mississippi and Crow Rivers.  Minnesota State Highway 101 serves as one of the main routes in the city. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 30.3 square miles (78.6 kmē), of which, 29.4 square miles (76.1 kmē) of it is land and 1.0 square miles (2.5 kmē) of it (3.20%) is water. The elevation is 879 ft (268 m) above sea level.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Demographics:

As of the census of 2000, there were 6,389 people, 2,062 households, and 1,674 families residing in the city. The population density was 217.5 people per square mile (84.0/kmē). There were 2,120 housing units at an average density of 72.2/sq mi (27.9/kmē). The racial makeup of the city was 97.26% White, 0.25% African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.72% Asian, 0.56% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.27% of the population. 41.0% were of German, 16.1% Norwegian, 7.0% Swedish, 6.9% Irish and 6.1% American ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 2,062 households out of which 46.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.0% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.8% were non-families. 12.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.10 and the average family size was 3.41.

In the city the population was spread out with 32.5% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 34.2% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 4.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 108.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 109.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $57,422, and the median income for a family was $59,319. Males had a median income of $39,568 versus $28,273 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,209. About 3.1% of families and 3.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.4% of those under age 18 and 13.8% of those age 65 or over.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


History:  

OTSEGO Township, first settled in October 1852, organized in 1858, and its city in sections 17 and 18, on the Mississippi, were named for a lake, a township, and a county in New York. Henry Gannett notes this name as an Indian word, meaning "welcome water," or "place where meetings are held." The city was platted on 400 acres in May 1857 and incorporated in 1875 as a village. The post office operated 1856-57 as Berling and then as Otsego, 1857-1901.

Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society


Government:
Otsego City Hall
8899 Nashua Avenue NE
Otsego, MN 55330
Phone: (763) 441-4414
City of Otsego Minnesota
Title Term Ends Name and Address Phone
Mayor 12/31/12 Jessica Stockamp n/a
City Administrator appointed Mike Robertson (763) 441-4414
Council Member 12/31/10 Tom Darkenwald n/a
Council Member 12/31/10 Vern Heidner n/a
Council Member 12/31/12 Mark Thorsted n/a
Council Member 12/31/12 Dan Scharber n/a

Post Office:   Otsego is served by the Elk River and Albertville Post Offices
US Post Office
560 3rd Street NW
Elk River, MN 55330
Phone: (763) 241-5297
Toll Free: (800) ASK-USPS
Fax: (763) 241-9983
Web:
www.usps.com
US Post Office
Regular Business Hours:
Week Days      
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday          
9:00 am - 12:00 pm  
Latest Collection at Post Office:
Week Days            5:30 pm
Saturday                3:45 pm


Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Xcel Energy (612) 330-5908
Electricity Wright-Hennepin Coop Electric Assn (763) 447-3000
Natural Gas CenterPoint Energy (612) 372-4727
Wastewater PeopleService, Inc. (877) 774-4311
Water PeopleService, Inc. (877) 774-4311
Telephone CenturyLink Communications (800) 603-6000
Cable TV Jones Intercable (800) 966-4012

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees
Riverwood Conference Center Traveler Accommodation 85
Otsego Elementary School Elementary & Secondary Schools 75
Long Haul Trucking Support Activities for Road Transportation 35
Rainbow Daycare & Preschool Child Day Care Services 19
F&F Food Mart Grocery Stores 18
Bank of Elk River at Otsego Depository Credit Intermediation 15
Darkenwald Inc Offices of Real Estate Agents & Brokers 14
Fun City Other Amusement & Recreation Industries 12
Tom Thumb Grocery Stores 10
Lef Co Farm Inc Other Crop Farming 7
Elk River Box Factory Building Material & Supplies Dealers 6
Apex Business Center Warehousing & Storage 5
Riverbend Park RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks & Recreational Camps 5
Marquette Bank of Otsego Depository Credit Intermediation 4
Riverview Liquorette Beer, Wine, & Liquor Stores 4


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