Lonsdale, Minnesota

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Lonsdale is a city in Rice County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 1,491 at the 2000 census, but after a decade-long building boom, the population of Lonsdale is now nearly 3,000.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km²), of which, 1.3 square miles (3.4 km²) of it is land and 0.75% is water.

Minnesota State Highway 19 serves as a main route in the city.

Lonsdale is six miles from Interstate 35.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,491 people, 560 households, and 394 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,127.3 people per square mile (436.1/km²). There were 577 housing units at an average density of 436.2/sq mi (168.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.66% White, 0.20% African American, 0.40% Native American, 0.13% Asian, and 0.60% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.34% of the population.

There were 560 households out of which 39.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.9% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.5% were non-families. 23.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.4% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 33.3% from 25 to 44, 16.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 99.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $50,054, and the median income for a family was $58,676. Males had a median income of $37,800 versus $25,607 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,368. About 4.6% of families and 6.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.1% of those under age 18 and 18.8% of those age 65 or over.

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