Madison, Minnesota

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Madison
Lac qui Parle County Courthouse
Lac qui Parle County Courthouse
Nickname(s): 
Lutefisk Capital of the USA
Location of Madison within Lac qui Parle County and state of Minnesota
Location of Madison
within Lac qui Parle County and state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 45°0′49″N 96°11′22″W / 45.01361°N 96.18944°W / 45.01361; -96.18944
CountryUnited States
StateMinnesota
CountyLac qui Parle
Government
 • TypeMayor–council government
 • MayorGreg Thole
 • Governing bodyMadison City Council
Area
 • Total1.05 sq mi (2.72 km2)
 • Land1.05 sq mi (2.72 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,089 ft (332 m)
Population
 • Total1,376
 • Estimate 
(2020)[3]
1,376
 • Density1,333.33/sq mi (514.89/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
56256
Area code(s)320 Exchange: 598
FIPS code27-39266[4]
GNIS feature ID0647361[5]
Websitewww.ci.madison.mn.us

Madison is a city in Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota, United States, along the 45th parallel. The population was 1,376 at the 2020 census.[6] It is the county seat of Lac qui Parle County.[7] It proclaims itself to be the "lutefisk capital of the USA."[8]

History[edit]

Madison was platted in 1884, and named after Madison, Wisconsin.[9] A post office has been in operation at Madison since 1884.[10]

The Madison City Council proposed that the city should be named the Lutefisk Capital of the United States in 1982, and the Madison Chamber of Commerce funded the construction of a 25-foot-long fiberglass cod nicknamed Lou T. Fisk, which welcomes visitors.[11]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.05 square miles (2.72 km2), all land.[12]

U.S. Highway 75 and Minnesota State Highway 40 are two of the main routes in the city.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890625
19001,386121.8%
19101,81130.7%
19201,8381.5%
19301,9164.2%
19402,31220.7%
19502,303−0.4%
19602,3803.3%
19702,242−5.8%
19802,212−1.3%
19901,951−11.8%
20001,768−9.4%
20101,551−12.3%
2019 (est.)1,400[3]−9.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,551 people, 736 households, and 404 families living in the city. The population density was 1,477.1 inhabitants per square mile (570.3/km2). There were 873 housing units at an average density of 831.4 per square mile (321.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.6% White, 0.1% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.9% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.5% of the population.

There were 736 households, of which 17.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.2% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 45.1% were non-families. 41.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 28.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.99 and the average family size was 2.68.

The median age in the city was 54.6 years. 17% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 15.3% were from 25 to 44; 27.1% were from 45 to 64; and 35.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.0% male and 54.0% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,768 people, 789 households, and 462 families living in the city. The population density was 1,737.6 people per square mile (669.2/km2). There were 882 housing units at an average density of 866.9 per square mile (333.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.21% White, 0.06% African American, 0.23% Asian, and 0.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.06% of the population.

There were 789 households, out of which 21.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.9% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.4% were non-families. 39.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 28.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.07 and the average family size was 2.75.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 19.1% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 17.9% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 35.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 51 years. For every 100 females, there were 80.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,102, and the median income for a family was $38,008. Males had a median income of $27,903 versus $20,694 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,435. About 3.7% of families and 7.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.1% of those under age 18 and 11.7% of those age 65 or over.

Sign welcoming visitors to Madison featuring a cartoon cod

Politics[edit]

Presidential election results 1960–2020
Precinct General Election Results[13]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2020 57.5% 488 40.2% 341 2.3% 20
2016 54.1% 445 38.9% 320 7.0% 58
2012 45.0% 365 53.3% 433 1.7% 14
2008 45.2% 405 51.0% 457 3.8% 34
2004 43.4% 422 55.3% 537 1.3% 13
2000 39.6% 400 52.7% 532 7.7% 78
1996 31.4% 306 58.8% 573 9.8% 96
1992 30.4% 335 53.1% 585 16.5% 182
1988 42.5% 474 57.5% 641 0.0% 0
1984 49.3% 576 50.7% 593 0.0% 0
1980 45.0% 569 47.0% 595 8.0% 101
1976 43.4% 550 55.2% 700 1.4% 18
1972 55.2% 653 43.5% 515 1.3% 16
1968 51.8% 603 44.8% 522 3.4% 40
1964 42.1% 486 57.8% 667 0.1% 1
1960 58.0% 713 41.7% 513 0.3% 3

Education[edit]

Madison Public Schools are part of the Lac Qui Parle Valley School District. Schools in the district include MMN Elementary School, Appleton Elementary School, LqPV Middle School and Lac qui Parle Valley High School.

MMN Elementary School is located in Madison, LqPV Middle School and LqPV High School are located in rural Madison, and Appleton Elementary School is located in Appleton.

Renae Tostenson is the Superintendent of Schools.[14]

Media[edit]

Since January 31, 1983, KLQP-FM known as "Q92" has been serving a five-county area from studios in Madison.

Notable people[edit]

In popular culture[edit]

In 2004, the American independent film Sweet Land was filmed partially in Madison. The film was released in 2005.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 26, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-13.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  4. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 27 April 2011.[dead link]
  7. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  8. ^ "Community slogans about food - ePodunk". epodunk.com. Archived from the original on 2017-04-01. Retrieved 2009-05-19.
  9. ^ Warren Upham (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 290.
  10. ^ "Lac qui Parle County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 17 July 2015.
  11. ^ "Lou T. Fisk". Madison MN Lutefisk Capital USA. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  12. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-11-13.
  13. ^ "Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State - Election Results". Archived from the original on February 22, 2021. Retrieved February 22, 2021.
  14. ^ "Lac qui Parle Valley School District #2853". Lac qui Parle Valley School District #2853. Retrieved 2012-06-26.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 45°00′35″N 96°11′45″W / 45.00972°N 96.19583°W / 45.00972; -96.19583