Stephen, Minnesota

Stephen
Motto: 
"Settle For Success"
Location of Stephen, Minnesota
Location of Stephen, Minnesota
Coordinates: 48°27′2″N 96°52′31″W / 48.45056°N 96.87528°W / 48.45056; -96.87528
CountryUnited States
StateMinnesota
CountyMarshall
Area
 • Total0.79 sq mi (2.04 km2)
 • Land0.79 sq mi (2.04 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
830 ft (253 m)
Population
 • Total592
 • Estimate 
(2021)[3]
583
 • Density752.22/sq mi (290.29/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
56757
Area code218
FIPS code27-62698
GNIS feature ID0652619[4]
Websitestephenmn.com

Stephen is a city in Marshall County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 592 at the 2020 census.[2]

History[edit]

A post office called Stephen has been in operation since 1883.[5] The city was named for George Stephen, a railroad official.[6]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.81 square miles (2.10 km2), all land.[7]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
CensusPop.Note
1890265
190051393.6%
191061820.5%
1920581−6.0%
1930474−18.4%
194067342.0%
195087730.3%
1960858−2.2%
19709045.4%
1980898−0.7%
1990707−21.3%
20007080.1%
2010658−7.1%
2020592−10.0%
2021 (est.)583[3]−1.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
2020 Census[2]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census of 2010, there were 658 people, 304 households, and 174 families living in the city. The population density was 812.3 inhabitants per square mile (313.6/km2). There were 346 housing units at an average density of 427.2 per square mile (164.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.9% White, 0.2% Native American, 1.7% from other races, and 0.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.0% of the population.

There were 304 households, of which 21.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.4% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.8% were non-families. 40.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 19.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.93.

The median age in the city was 46.8 years. 20.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.4% were from 25 to 44; 29.7% were from 45 to 64; and 23.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.4% male and 50.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 708 people, 292 households, and 188 families living in the city. The population density was 865.0 inhabitants per square mile (334.0/km2). There were 331 housing units at an average density of 404.4 per square mile (156.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.36% White, 0.71% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 4.66% from other races, and 1.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.19% of the population.

There were 292 households, out of which 28.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.5% were married couples living together, 4.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.3% were non-families. 33.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 22.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 26.0% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 20.6% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 22.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $33,207, and the median income for a family was $42,969. Males had a median income of $31,103 versus $21,667 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,152. About 3.3% of families and 6.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.4% of those under age 18 and 12.7% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 24, 2022.
  2. ^ a b c "Explore Census Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 19, 2022.
  3. ^ a b "City and Town Population Totals: 2020-2021". United States Census Bureau. June 25, 2022. Retrieved June 25, 2022.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  5. ^ "Marshall County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved July 13, 2015.
  6. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 330.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on January 12, 2012. Retrieved November 13, 2012.
  8. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 9, 2014.

External links[edit]

48°27′00″N 96°52′21″W / 48.45000°N 96.87250°W / 48.45000; -96.87250