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Slayton Minnesota Community Guide

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 Slayton (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 2,351 2,420 2,147 2,072 2,153 +81 +3.91
Land Area (sq. mile) 1.00 1.28 1.71 1.78 1.78 0 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) 2,351.0 1,890.6 1,255.6 1,163.3 1,209.6 +46.28 +3.91
Housing Units 817 1,020 1,039 1,022 1,048 +26 +2.54
Households -- 965 953 914 946 +32 +3.50
Persons Per Household -- 2.42 2.17 2.18 2.28 +0.10 +4.59


Slayton is a city in and the county seat of Murray County, Minnesota. U.S. Route 59 and Minnesota State Highway 30 are two of the main routes in the city. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.6 km˛), all of it land. The elevation is 1,601 ft (488 m) above sea level.

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As of the census of 2000, there were 2,072 people, 914 households, and 556 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,163.3 people per square mile (449.4/km˛). There were 1,022 housing units at an average density of 573.8/sq mi (221.7/km˛). The racial makeup of the city was 99.03% White, 0.14% African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.39% Asian, and 0.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.34% of the population.

There were 914 households out of which 24.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.5% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.1% were non-families. 35.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.81.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.2% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 21.7% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 29.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 82.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,500, and the median income for a family was $43,935. Males had a median income of $30,444 versus $19,830 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,395. About 4.5% of families and 8.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.8% of those under age 18 and 13.1% of those age 65 or over.

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SLAYTON Township, organized July 20, 1872, was then called Center (or Centre, as in the 1874 Andreas atlas) for its central position in the county; but in 1882, a year after Slayton railway village was platted, the township was thus renamed in honor of Charles W. Slayton, its founder and chief proprietor. He was a real estate dealer, lived in this village about two years, 1881-82, removed afterward to New Mexico, but returned to Minnesota and lived in St. Paul several years. The county seat was removed from Currie to Slayton by a vote of the county, June 11, 1889. The city in section 15 was incorporated on February 26, 1883, and reincorporated on September 30, 1918; it had a station on the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railroad, and the post office was established in 1881.

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Slayton City Hall
2424 26th Street
Slayton, MN 56172
Phone: (507) 836-8534
Fax: (507) 836-6301
Mayor Chuck Ludolph n/a
City Administrator Cathy Magnus (507) 836-8534
Council Member Miron Carney n/a
Council Member Chris Jacobson n/a
Council Member Dean Streff n/a
Council Member Lee Lokker n/a

Post Office:
US Post Office
2541 Broadway Avenue
Slayton, MN
(507) 836-6890
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS
Fax: (507) 836-6853
US Post Office
Regular Business Hours:
Week Days      
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday           8:30 am - 10:00 am
Latest Collection at Post Office:
Week Days            5:00 pm
Saturday                5:00 pm

Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Xcel Energy (612) 330-5834
Natural Gas Northwest Natural Gas (320) 679-1611
Wastewater Slayton Municipal (507) 835-6940
Water Slayton Municipal (507) 835-6940
Telephone Frontier Communications (800) 435-1504
Cable TV Triax (800) 332-0245

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees
Murray County Public Schools Elementary & Secondary Schools 160
Murray County Hospital General Medical & Surgical Hospitals 88
Slayton Manor Care Center Nursing Care Facilities 80
Murray County Courthouse Justice, Public Order, & Safety Activities 79
Finley Engineering Architectural, Engineering, & Related Services 60
Rupp Industries Inc Highway, Street & Bridge Construction 59
Murray County Developmental Achieve Comm. Food & Hsg. & Emerg. & Other Relief Svcs. 45
Murray County St Bk Depository Credit Intermediation 30
United Parcel Service Couriers 29
Center For Regional Development Admin. of Economic Programs 23
Page 1 Printers Printing & Related Support Activities 21
Prairie View Outpatient Care Centers 21
Sam's Super Value Grocery Stores 19
United Prairie Bk Slayton Depository Credit Intermediation 18


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23rd Street Saloon
2420 23rd Street
Slayton, MN 56172
Phone: (507) 836-8059
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2635 Broadway
Slayton, MN 56172
Phone: (507) 836-6667
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Slayton, MN 56172
Phone: (507) 836-1011

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