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Winsted Minnesota Community Guide


Location:
Winsted Minnesota population sign Location of Winsted, Minnesota

Population: 
 Winsted (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 1,266 1,522 1,581 2,094 2,355 +261 +12.46
Land Area (sq. mile) 0.40 0.50 0.65 1.35 1.35 0 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) 3,165.0 3,044.0 2,432.3 1,550.0 1,744.4 +194.44 +12.54
Housing Units 351 512 609 847 1,017 +170 +20.07
Households -- 495 585 822 947 +125 +15.21
Persons Per Household -- 2.91 2.54 2.45 2.50 +0.05 +2.04

Geography:

Winsted is a city in McLeod County, Minnesota. County Highways 1 and 6 are two of the main routes in the community. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.5 km˛), all of it land.  The elevation is 1,024 ft (312 m) above sea level.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Demographics:

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,094 people, 822 households, and 535 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,549.9 people per square mile (598.9/km˛). There were 847 housing units at an average density of 626.9/sq mi (242.2/km˛).

The racial makeup of the city was 98.42% White, 0.19% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 0.57% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.62% of the population.

There were 822 households out of which 35.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.0% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.8% were non-families. The percentage of all households which were made up of individuals was 28.5% and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.0% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 18.4% from 45 to 64, and 16.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 91.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $41,588, and the median income for a family was $50,272. Males had a median income of $32,929 versus $23,571 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,896. About 3.2% of families and 5.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.8% of those under age 18 and 8.4% of those age 65 or over.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


History:  

The city of Winsted in sections 2 and 11 was incorporated August 27, 1887; the first settlers came in the early 1850s, most of German ancestry; Lewis began to develop the site in 1857, platting the townsite on January 2, 1867; Lewis was born in Winsted, Conn., in 1820 and came to Minnesota in 1846, eventually moving to Ketchum, Idaho, in 1883, where he died in 1885. The post office operated 1858-61, was reestablished as Winsted Lake in 1866, and changed back to Winsted in 1886.

Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society


Government:
Winsted City Hall
201 1st Street N
PO Box 126
Winsted, MN 55395
Phone: (320) 485-2366
Fax: (320) 485-2858
Web: www.winsted.mn.us
 
Title Term Ends Name and Address Phone
Mayor 12/31/2010 Steve Stotko (320) 485-3898
City Administrator appointed Brent Mareck (320) 485-2366
City Clerk/Treasurer appointed Deb Boelter (320) 485-2366
Council Member 12/31/2010 Dave Mochinski (320) 420-2103
Council Member 12/31/2012 Tom Ollig n/a
Council Member 12/31/2012 Bonnie Quast (320) 485-2353
Council Member 12/31/2010 Tom Wiemiller (320) 485-2312

Post Office:
US Post Office
155 Main Avenue W
Winsted, MN
55395-7873
Phone:
(320) 485-2310
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS
Web:
www.usps.com
US Post Office
Regular Business Hours:
Week Days      
8:30 am - 12:15 pm
                        1:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Saturday           9:00 am - 10:00 am
 
Latest Collection at Post Office:
Week Days            4:30 pm
Saturday                10:30 am


Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Xcel Energy (800) 895-4994
Natural Gas CenterPoint Energy (800) 245-2377
Wastewater Winsted Municipal (320) 485-2366
Water Winsted Municipal (320) 485-2366
Telephone TDS (320) 485-4111
Cable TV MediaCom (800) 332-0245

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees
Littfin Lumber Co Building Material & Supplies Dealers 350
Millerbernd Manufacturing Co Architectural & Structural Metals Manufacturing 195
CPS Scherping Industrial Machinery Manufacturing 150
St Mary's Care Center Nursing Care Facilities 150
Waste Management Waste Collection 110
SJF Enterprises Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing 80
Vitran General Freight Trucking 65
Holy Trinity School Elementary & Secondary Schools 60
Blue Note Bar & Ballroom Full-Service Restaurants 50
Ram Builders Inc. Foundation, Structure & Bldg. Exterior Contractors 39
EDCO of Winsted Products Inc Other Textile Product Mills 14


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