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Porter Minnesota Community Guide


Location:
Porter Minnesota population sign Location of Porter, Minnesota

Population: 
 Porter (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 207 211 210 190 183 -7 -3.68
Land Area (sq. mile) 2.40 2.26 2.23 2.23 2.23 0 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) 86.25 93.36 94.17 85.25 82.06 -3.19 -3.72
Housing Units 83 98 99 98 97 -1 -1.02
Households -- 88 90 88 86 -2 -2.27
Persons Per Household -- 2.40 2.33 2.16 2.13 -0.03 -1.39

Geography:

Porter is a city in Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota. The North Branch of the Yellow Medicine River flows through the city. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.29 square miles (5.93 km˛), of which, 2.2 square miles (5.8 km˛), all of it land. The elevation is 1,204 ft (367 m) above sea level.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Demographics:

As of the census of 2010, there were 183 people, 86 households, and 47 families residing in the city. The population density was 79.9 inhabitants per square mile (30.8/km2). There were 97 housing units at an average density of 42.4 per square mile (16.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.5% White and 0.5% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.1% of the population.

There were 86 households of which 23.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.3% were married couples living together, 4.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 45.3% were non-families. 37.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.83.

The median age in the city was 39.8 years. 21.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24% were from 25 to 44; 32.2% were from 45 to 64; and 14.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.8% male and 49.2% female.



As of the census of 2000, there were 190 people, 88 households, and 54 families residing in the city. The population density was 85.2 people per square mile (32.9/km˛). There were 98 housing units at an average density of 44.0/sq mi (17.0/km˛). The racial makeup of the city was 97.37% White, 1.05% African American and 1.58% Native American.

There were 88 households out of which 28.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.9% were married couples living together, 4.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.6% were non-families. 37.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.74.

In the city the population was spread out with 20.5% under the age of 18, 11.1% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 16.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 93.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $21,250, and the median income for a family was $27,000. Males had a median income of $23,875 versus $21,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,910. About 17.7% of families and 18.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.2% of those under the age of eighteen and 20.6% of those sixty five or over.

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History:  

PORTER, a city in sections 28, 29, 32, and 33 of Wergeland, platted in October 1881 and incorporated February 16, 1898, was named for the L. C. Porter Milling Company, by whom its first grain warehouse was erected. The plat of 4 blocks and 20 warehouse lots was made on a siding of the Winona and St. Peter Railroad. The post office began as Harstad in Lincoln County, June 3, 1875, to November 18, 1881, with W. G. A. Harstad, postmaster on his farm; it was moved to Yellow Medicine County in 1881 and first named Dalston, with store owner Ole Dahl, postmaster; and then changed in 1882 to Porter; it had a station of the Chicago and North Western Railway. The village was also known earlier as Lone Tree for the landmark single tree on Main Street, removed in 1909 for sidewalk construction.

Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society

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Street scene, Porter Minnesota, 2011
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Government:
Porter City Hall
301 Lone Tree Street
Porter, MN 56280
Phone: (507) 829-3536
Web: www.portermn.org

City Council Meetings are held the First Monday of every month at 6:30 P.M. at Porter City Hall

City Offices, Porter Minnesota
Title Term Ends Name and Address Phone
Mayor 12/31/2018 Donald Verschelde
112 Park Avenue N
Porter, MN 56280
(507) 296-4442
City Clerk 12/31/2020 Kim Jelen
306 N Sunrise Avenue
Porter, MN 56280
(507) 296-4606
Treasurer 12/31/2018 Judy Verschelde
204 S Brook Avenue
Porter, MN 56280
(507) 296-4615
Council Member 12/31/2020 Pat Vlaminck
505 Maple Street
Porter, MN 56280
(507) 296-4475
Council Member 12/31/2018 Darlene Moeller
PO Box 93
Porter, MN 56280
n/a
Council Member 12/31/2018 Josh Sumption
PO Box 122
Porter, MN 56280
n/a

Post Office:
US Post Office
400 Lone Tree Street
Porter, MN
56280-9785
Phone:
(507) 296-4650
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS
Web: www.usps.com

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days        11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday           10:15 am - 11:30 am  

US Post Office

US Post Office, Porter Minnesota

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Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Otter Tail Power Company (800) 257-4044
Natural Gas n/a --
Wastewater City of Porter (507) 829-3536
Water City of Porter (507) 829-3536
Telephone Frontier Communications (800) 435-1504
Cable TV Midcontinent Communications  (800) 888-1300

Major Employers:
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Churches:
Bethel Lutheran Church - ELCA
2429 County Highway 16
Porter, MN 56280
Phone: (507) 296-4658
Web: www.bethelofporter.com

Pastor:  Ellen Munter
Sunday Worship:  10:00 am

 

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Businesses:
A To Z Recycling
304 Maple Street
Porter, MN 56280
Phone: (507) 296-4535
A To Z Recycling, Porter Minnesota
Boulton Trailer Sales
2589 State Highway
Porter, MN 56280
Phone: (507) 296-4668
 
Cutloose Lounge
308 Lone Tree Street
Porter, MN 56280
Phone: (507) 296-4415
Cutloose Lounge, Porter Minnesota
Deb's Cafe & Grocery
304 Lone Tree Street
Porter, MN 56280
Phone: (507) 296-4635
Deb's Cafe & Grocery, Porter Minnesota
Moeller Body & Paint
302 Oak Street
Porter, MN 56280
Phone: (507) 296-4640
 
Petersen Construction
212 S Prairie Avenue
Porter, MN 56280
Phone: (507) 296-4483
Petersen Construction, Porter Minnesota
Porter Elevator
104 S Prairie Avenue
Porter, MN 56280
Phone: (507) 296-4491

Closed December 2015
Porter Elevator, Porter Minnesota
Porter Fire Department
Porter, MN 56280
Phone: (507) 296-4454
Porter Fire Department, Porter Minnesota
Porter Service Station
312 Lone Tree Street
Porter, MN 56280
Phone: (507) 296-4560
Porter Service Station, Porter Minnesota
Rye's Nursery and Tree Service
2625 State Highway 68
Porter, MN 56280
Phone: (507) 296-4488
 
Senior Citizens Center
105 N Brook Avenue
Porter, MN 56280
Phone: (507) 296-4502
Senior Citizens Center, Porter Minnesota
SMI & Hydraulics
401 Lone Tree Street
Porter, MN 56280
Phone: (507) 296-4551
Web: www.smihyd.com

SMI & Hydraulics, Inc. has years of experience within the welding, hydraulic and painting division of the company. Within our skilled labor force, SMI & Hydraulics, Inc. have hydraulics specialist whom are certified Fluid Power Technicians, welders and inspectors whom are CWI certified according to AWS D1.1, Structural Welding Code, also with painters with a PPG Certification Level II.

SMI & Hydraulics, Porter Minnesota
Stone Creek Antiques
310 Lone Tree Street
Porter, MN 56280
Phone: (507) 296-4446

We are an Antique Store with a little of everything! Stop in and check us out or give us a call!

Stone Creek Antiques, Porter Minnesota
US Post Office
400 Lone Tree Street
Porter, MN
56280-9785
Phone:
(507) 296-4650
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS
Web: www.usps.com
US Post Office, Porter Minnesota
Vick's Plumbing & Heating Inc
203 Maple Street
Porter, MN 56280
Phone: (507) 296-4441
 
Vlaminck Electric
505 Maple Street
Porter, MN 56280
Phone: (507) 296-4475
 

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