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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 0.41 square miles (1.06 km2), all of it land.[7] The Redwood River flows through the southeastern corner of the city. The elevation is 1,060 ft (323 m) above sea level.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Demographics:

As of the census of 2010, there were 319 people, 124 households, and 83 families residing in the city. The population density was 778.0 inhabitants per square mile (300.4/km2). There were 136 housing units at an average density of 331.7 per square mile (128.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.7% White, 0.9% African American, 0.6% Native American, 1.9% Asian, and 1.9% from two or more races.

There were 124 households of which 37.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.8% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.1% were non-families. 29.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.3% 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 3.24.

The median age in the city was 33.5 years. 28.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.1% were from 25 to 44; 17.3% were from 45 to 64; and 19.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.6% male and 52.4% female.

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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.

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Public School, Vesta Minnesota, 1911
Public School, Vesta Minnesota, 1911

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Government:
Vesta City Hall
150 Front Street W
PO Box 7
Vesta MN 56292
Phone: (507) 762-3140
Fax: (507) 762-3069

Regular Business Hours:
Monday - Thursday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 12:00 pm

City Council Meetings:
2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm


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Title Term Ends Name and Address   Phone
Mayor 12/31/2020 Jeff Wall
109 Dewey Street
Vesta MN 56292
  (507) 828-2418
Clerk/Treasurer appointed Jacob Kolander
PO Box 7
Vesta MN 56292
Email (507) 762-3140
Council Member 12/31/2022 Ashley Penske
186 Schley Street
Vesta MN 56292
Email (507) 828-7793
Council Member 12/31/2022 Adam Krause
325 E Centre Street
Vesta MN 56292
  (507) 430-4373
Council Member 12/31/2020 Justin Kolander
134 Dewey Street W
Vesta MN 56292
  (507) 829-0097
Council Member 12/31/2020 Travis Zollner
140 N Pine Street
Vesta MN 56292
  (507) 829-2418

Post Office:
US Post Office
109 S Front Street
Vesta, MN
56292-5000
Phone:
(507) 762-3174
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days       7:30 am - 11:30 am
Saturday           8:45 am - 9:45 am

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Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Redwood Electric Coop (507) 692-2214
Natural Gas n/a n/a
Wastewater Vesta Municipal (507) 762-3140
Water Vesta Municipal (507) 762-3140
Telephone Arvig (888) 992-7844
Cable TV Arvig (888) 992-7844

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees
Meadowland Farmers Co-Op Warehousing & Storage 12
United Southwest Bank Depository Credit Intermediation 6


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Minnesota State Highway Map of the Vesta Minnesota area
Minnesota State Highway Map of the Vesta Minnesota area


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Attractions:
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Health Care:
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Schools:
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Churches:
St. John's Lutheran Church
260 County Road 10
Vesta, MN 56292
Phone: (507) 762-3322

Pastor:  Dale Schliewe
Sunday Service:  9:00 am
 

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Resorts:
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Campgrounds:
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Businesses:
Community Hall
160 E Front Street
Vesta, MN 56292
Phone: (507) 762-3138
 
CW Welding and Fabrication
165 Highway 19 N
Vesta, MN 56292
Phone: (507) 829-5457
 
Dave's Auto
310 Centre Street W
Vesta, MN 56292
Phone: (507) 762-3477
 
Empre Insurance Agency
176 Broadway Street
Vesta, MN 56292
Phone: (507) 762-4111
 
Floyd Kramer Farms
30679 Garden Avenue
Vesta, MN 56292
Phone: (507) 984-5443
 
Henriksen Cabinets
28283 Fairview Avenue
Vesta, MN 56292
Phone: (507) 762-3374
 
Holmberg Orchard
12697 325th Street
Vesta, MN 56292
Phone: (507) 762-3131
 
Joel Irlbeck Farms
20802 300th Street
Vesta, MN 56292
Phone: (507) 984-5673
 
Kramer Farm
19700 295th Street
Vesta, MN 56292
Phone: (507) 762-3488
 
Lisa Little Derries
31713 Evergreen Avenue
Vesta, MN 56292
Phone: (507) 762-3385
 
Maasch Metal and Fabrication
18323 Highway 19 S
Vesta, MN 56292
Phone: (507) 762-3000
 
Meadowland Farmers Co-op
260 E South Street
Vesta, MN 56292
Phone: (507) 762-3114
 
Meadowland Farmers Co-op
315 W South Street
Vesta, MN 56292
Phone: (507) 762-3116
 
NFO Livestock Marketing Center
32353 State Highway 19
Vesta, MN 56292
Phone: (507) 762-3181
 
Rohlik Auto
28702 Garden Avenue
Vesta, MN 56292
Phone: (507) 984-5459
 
Rohlik Brothers Farms
20192 280th Street
Vesta, MN 56292
Phone: (507) 984-5674
 
Rohlik's Tax Service
112 Broadway Street
Vesta, MN 56292
Phone: (507) 762-2741
 
RSS Group International
380 Schley Street W
Vesta, MN 56292
Phone: (507) 762-3389
 
Sewn Products
18187 State Highway 19
Vesta, MN 56292
Phone: (507) 762-2010
 
United Southwest Bank
176 Broadway Street
Vesta, MN 56292
Phone: (507) 762-3111
 
US Post Office
109 S Front Street
Vesta, MN 56292
Phone: (507) 762-3174
 
Vesta Cafe
139 Broadway Street
Vesta, MN 56292
Phone: (507) 762-3600
 
Vesta City Hall
150 W Front Street
Vesta, MN 56292
Phone: (507) 762-3140
 
Vesta Fire Department
221 S Elm Street
Vesta, MN 56292
Phone: (507) 762-2099
 
Vesta Liquor Store
191 Broadway Street
Vesta, MN 56292
Phone: (507) 762-3193
 
Vestwood Education
320 Centre Street W
Vesta, MN 56292
Phone: (507) 762-2071
 

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