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Vesta Minnesota Community Guide


Location:
Vesta Minnesota population sign Location of Vesta Minnesota

Population: 
Vesta (city)  1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 432 353 307 310 319 +9 +2.90
Land Area (sq. mile) 34.70 35.09 35.04 35.05 35.05 0 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) 12.45 10.06 8.76 8.84 9.10 +0.26 +2.94
Housing Units 110 108 98 89 136 +47 +52.81
Households -- 99 93 84 124 +40 +47.62
Persons Per Household -- 3.57 3.30 3.23 2.57 -0.66 -20.43

Geography:

Vesta is a city in Redwood County, Minnesota. The Redwood River flows through the southeastern corner of the city. Minnesota Highway 19 skirts the western edge of Vesta. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km˛), all of it land. The elevation is 1,060 ft (323 m) above sea level.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Demographics:

As of the census of 2000, there were 339 people, 132 households, and 86 families residing in the city. The population density was 853.2 people per square mile (327.2/km˛). There were 142 housing units at an average density of 357.4/sq mi (137.1/km˛). The racial makeup of the city was 98.53% White, 0.29% Asian, and 1.18% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.88% of the population.

There were 132 households out of which 32.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.8% were non-families. 32.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.36.

In the city the population was spread out with 31.6% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 23.0% from 25 to 44, 15.9% from 45 to 64, and 20.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 90.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $25,536, and the median income for a family was $34,583. Males had a median income of $22,500 versus $19,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,302. About 9.3% of families and 14.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.1% of those under age 18 and 13.8% of those age 65 or over.

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History:  

VESTA Township, settled in 1868, organized May 29, 1880, was named on the suggestion of Fred Vail Hotchkiss for his sister, Vesta Vail Hotchkiss. The city, in sections 15 and 16, was platted in 1899 and was incorporated February 9, 1900. The post office began in 1899, with Timothy L. Crowley as first postmaster; the Chicago and North Western Railway had a station after 1898.

Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society


Government:
Vesta City Hall
PO Box 214
Vesta MN 56292
 
Mayor Michael Walker n/a
Clerk/Treasurer Valerie Jordan
PO Box 214
Vesta MN 56292
n/a
Council Member Jeff Wall n/a
Council Member Lynn Krause n/a
Council Member Krista Remiger n/a
Council Member Ellie Baune n/a

Post Office:
US Post Office
109 S Front Street
Vesta, MN
56292-5000
Phone:
(507) 762-3174
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS
Web:
www.usps.com
US Post Office
Regular Business Hours:
Week Days      
8:45 am - 11:45 am
                       
12:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Saturday           8:45 am - 9:45 am
 
Latest Collection at Post Office:
Week Days            3:45 pm
Saturday                3:45 pm


Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Alliant Energy (800) 255-4268
Natural Gas n/a n/a
Wastewater Vesta Municipal (507) 762-3140
Water Vesta Municipal (507) 762-3140
Telephone Redwood County Telephone Co (507) 641-8000
Cable TV Country Cable Corp. (800) 892-4672

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees
Vesta Farmers Elevator Warehousing & Storage 12
United Southwest Bank Depository Credit Intermediation 6
AC Western Tack Manufacturing All Other Leather Good Mfg. 3
Henriksen Cabinets Wood Kitchen Cabinet & Countertop Mfg. 1
Holmberg Orchard Apple Orchards 1
Kuehn's Heating & Air Conditioning Warm Air Heating & Air-Conditioning Equip. & Supplies Merch. Whol 1
Vesta Processing & Meat Services Animal Slaughtering & Processing 1


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