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Strathcona Minnesota Community Guide


Location:

Strathcona population sign

Strathcona is located on State Highway 32 midway between Greenbush, to the north,  Middle River to the south and is approximately 30 miles north of Thief River Falls, Minnesota. Wildlife is an interest for many residents and visitors of the Strathcona area as it is located near the Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge and the Elm Lake Wildlife Management area.

Population: 
Strathcona
(city) 
1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 31 47 40 29 44 +15 +51.72
Land Area (sq. mile) 0.50 0.45 0.49 0.49 0.49 0 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile)  62.0 104.4  81.6  59.4  89.8 +30.40 +51.72
Housing Units 21 21 15 18 18 0 0.00
Households -- 16 15 16 16 0 0.00
Persons Per Household -- 2.94 2.67 1.81 2.75 +0.94 +51.93

Geography:
 
Strathcona is a city in Roseau County, Minnesota. State Highway 32 serves as the major arterial in the community. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.49 square miles (1.27 km2), all of it land. The elevation is 1,125 ft (343 m) above sea level.

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Demographics:

As of the census of 2010, there were 44 people, 16 households, and 10 families residing in the city. The population density was 89.8 inhabitants per square mile (34.7/km2). There were 18 housing units at an average density of 36.7 per square mile (14.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 88.6% White and 11.4% from two or more races.

There were 16 households of which 25.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.3% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.5% were non-families. 31.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.70.

The median age in the city was 33 years. 36.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 2.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.2% were from 25 to 44; 27.3% were from 45 to 64; and 6.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 54.5% male and 45.5% female.

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History:  

STRATHCONA, a city in section 35 of Deer Township, commemorates Donald Alexander Smith, later Lord Strathcona, who was born in Forres, Scotland, August 6, 1820, and died in London, January 21, 1914. He came to Canada in 1838 in the service of the Hudson's Bay Company; was stationed during 13 years at trading posts on the Labrador coast and later in the Canadian Northwest; was promoted to be resident governor for that company; was one of the principal financial promoters for construction of the transcontinental Canadian Pacific Railway and was a friend of James J. Hill, under whose leadership the Great Northern Railway was built; was during many years a member of the Dominion House of Commons; after 1896 was High Commissioner for Canada in London and in 1897 was raised to the peerage as Baron Strathcona and Mount Royal; was a very generous donor from his great wealth to many institutions of education and charity.

Hans Lerum, postmaster, 1905-41, and his partner, Charlie Gunheim, built the first store in the city in 1904.

Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society

Street scene, Strathcona Minnesota, 2009
Street scene, Strathcona Minnesota, 2009
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Government:
City of Strathcona
PO Box 27
Strathcona, MN 56759
Phone: (218) 781-2242

Regular Business Hours:
unknown

City Council Meetings:
1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday of the month at 6:30 pm


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City Hall, Strathcona Minnesota
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PO Box 27
Strathcona, MN 56759
  (218) 781-2242
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Post Office:
US Post Office
111 S 1st Street
Strathcona, MN 56759-9998
Phone: (218) 781-2660
Toll Free: (800) ASK-USPS

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days       10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
Saturday           8:00 am - 9:30 am

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US Post Office, Strathcona, Minnesota

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Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Roseau Electric Coop (218) 463-1543
Natural Gas n/a n/a
Wastewater n/a n/a
Water n/a n/a
Telephone Wikstrom Telecom (218) 436-2121
Cable TV n/a n/a

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees
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News:
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Weather:

STRATHCONA WEATHER


Map:


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Minnesota State Highway Map of the Strathcona Minnesota area
Minnesota State Highway Map of the Strathcona Minnesota area


Events:

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Attractions:

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Recreation:
Strathcona City Park

Outdoor bathrooms, electrical and water hook-ups. Playground. Snacks and groceries right across the street.

Strathcona City Park, Strathcona Minnesota


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Health Care:

none


Schools:

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Churches:
Grace Evangelical Church
201 E Lincoln Avenue
Strathcona, MN 56759
Phone: (218) 781-2689

Grace Evangelical Church, Strathcona Minnesota

Gustav Adolph Lutheran Church
210 Park Avenue N
Middle River, MN 56737-4104
Phone: (218) 222-3622

Gustav Adolph Lutheran Church, Strathcona Minnesota


Media:

none


Motels:

none


Resorts:

none


Campgrounds:
Strathcona City Park

Outdoor bathrooms, electrical and water hook-ups. Playground. Snacks and groceries right across the street.
Strathcona City Park, Strathcona Minnesota

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Businesses:
Hometown Tax & Accounting
PO Box 10
Strathcona, MN 56759
Phone: (218) 781-2157
 
Cenex
Highway 32
Strathcona, MN 56759
Phone: (218) 781-2885
Cenex, Strathcona Minnesota
VML Enterprises
109 E McKenzie Avenue
Strathcona, MN 56759
Phone: (218) 781-2765
 


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