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Wilder Minnesota Community Guide


Location:
Wilder Minnesota population sign Location of Wilder, Minnesota

Population: 
 Wilder (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 132 120 83 69 60 -9 -13.04
Land Area (sq. mile) 0.80 0.76 0.79 0.79 0.79 0 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) 165.0 157.9 105.1 87.1 75.9 -11.15 -12.80
Housing Units 37 46 40 33 28 -5 -15.15
Households -- 42 33 29 25 -4 -13.79
Persons Per Household -- 2.86 2.52 2.38 2.40 +0.02 +0.84

Geography:

Wilder is a city in Jackson County, Minnesota. Minnesota State Highways 60 and 86 are two of the main routes in the community. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.81 square miles (2.10 km2), of which 0.80 square miles (2.07 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.  The elevation is 1,476 ft (450 m) above sea level.

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Demographics:

As of the census of 2010, there were 60 people, 25 households, and 16 families residing in the city. The population density was 75.0 inhabitants per square mile (29.0/km2). There were 28 housing units at an average density of 35.0 per square mile (13.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White.

There were 25 households of which 24.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.0% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.0% were non-families. 32.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 16% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 3.00.

The median age in the city was 38 years. 28.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 0.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25% were from 25 to 44; 28.4% were from 45 to 64; and 18.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 56.7% male and 43.3% female.

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History:  

WILDER, a city in sections 6 and 7 of Delafield Township, was located and named in November 1871 in honor of Amherst Holcomb Wilder of St. Paul. He was born in Lewis, N.Y., July 7, 1828, and died in St. Paul, November 11, 1894. He came to Minnesota in 1859 and engaged in mercantile business and also in stage and steamboat transportation. Later he was interested in building numerous railways in Minnesota and adjoining states. By his will, and by the later wills of his widow and daughter, theAmherst H. Wilder Charity was founded, providing an endowment fund, of which the income is used to aid people in need. The building of this village was begun in 1885. It was platted by the Sioux City and St. Paul Railroad, December 7, 1886, and was incorporated March 28, 1899. For a few months, June-November 1871, the railroad station was called Timber Lake, then renamed; its post office was established in 1886. The community development was enhanced by the building in 1895 of the first Breck School as a farm college, the school moving to St. Paul in 1907.

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General Store and Post Office, Wilder Minnesota, 1909
General Store and Post Office, Wilder Minnesota, 1909
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Government:
Wilder City Hall
20 Timber Lake Road
PO Box 12
Wilder MN 56101
Phone: (507) 831-2032

City Council Meeting:
Last Monday of the month, call for time


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Title Term Ends Name and Address   Phone
Mayor 12/31/2020 Tom Myrvold
82 Maple Street
Wilder MN 56101
  (507) 822-1165
City Clerk/Treasurer appointed Louetta Masters
PO Box 12
Wilder MN 56101
Email (507) 831-2032
Council Member 12/31/2022 Laurie Murphy
74 Main Street
Wilder MN 56101
  (507) 822-0059
Council Member 12/31/2022 Brent Chacula
85 Maple Street
Wilder MN 56101
  (507) 822-0237
Council Member 12/31/2020 Micky Masters
23 5th Avenue
Wilder MN 56101
  (507) 822-1681
Council Member 12/31/2020 Kenneth Hunter Jr.
66 Pine Street
Wilder MN 56101
  (507) 822-1157

Post Office:     No Post Office locally - Wilder is served by the Windom Post Office:
US Post Office
445 9th Street
Windom, MN
56101-1640
Phone:
(507) 831-2595
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS
Fax: (507) 831-2206

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days        8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday           8:30 am - 10:30 am  

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Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Federated Rural Electric Assn (800) 321-3520
Natural Gas n/a n/a
Wastewater n/a n/a
Water n/a n/a
Telephone CenturyLink Communications (800) 603-6000
Cable TV n/a n/a

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