Mapleview, Minnesota

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Mapleview is a city in Lansing Township, Mower County, Minnesota, United States. It is situated directly to the north of Austin's Oakwood Cemetery and can more or less be considered a suburb of Austin, although it is politically independent of it. The population was 189 at the 2000 census. It was named for row of maple trees that once stood on the west side of town.

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History

The village of Mapleview was incorporated in 1945 to provide facilities for about 100 families. In 1948 a plot of land north of town was purchased and this is where the liquor store, fire station, water tower, pump house and equipment garages were eventually built. In 1954 the city bought four acres along Murphy Creek and this became Hillside Park. The fire house was built in 1958 and And current Fire Chief ( Michael P. Langstaff )Running 2 fire trucks and 17 volunteer fire fighters. natural gas was made available to residents in 1962. [Police] Mapleview and city of Lyle, MN share Police protection though a police commission of 2 city council members from each city and ( Michael P. Langstaff as Police Commissioner)

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²), all of it land.

County 45 serves as a main route in the community. Interstate Highway 90 and U.S. Highway 218 are nearby.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 189 people, 88 households, and 51 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,010.9 people per square mile (384.1/km²). There were 96 housing units at an average density of 513.5/sq mi (195.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.59% White, 3.17% Asian, 2.12% from other races, and 2.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.35% of the population.

There were 88 households out of which 22.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.9% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.0% were non-families. 35.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.63.

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