Ronneby, Minnesota

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Ronneby is an unincorporated community in sections 19 and 20 of Maywood Township, Benton County, Minnesota, United States. It is part of the Saint Cloud Metropolitan Statistical Area. [3]



Ronneby was named from Ronneby, the seat of Ronneby Municipality, near Karlskrona in Blekinge County, Sweden, on the River Ronneby near its mouth in the Baltic Sea. The village was incorporated on August 31, 1899, and was originally named Saint Francis but changed when the post office was established in 1897 because that name was already in use. Ronneby had its own post office from 1897 to 1973.[4].

In the early 20th Century, Ronneby was at its height, featuring a hotel, a newspaper, a lumber mill, and 3 stores.[5]It was an incorporated city until May 4, 2009. In November 2008, citizens voted 18-9 to dissolve the city.[6] In May 2009, the city became part of Maywood Township. The population was 16 at the 2000 census. Ronneby had a population of 156 in 1900, 132 in 1910, and 76 in 1920.[7]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city had a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²), all of it land. Minnesota State Highway 23 serves as a main route in the community.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 16 people, 6 households, and 3 families residing in the city. The population density was 64.5 people per square mile (24.7/km²). There were 7 housing units at an average density of 28.2/sq mi (10.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White.

There were 6 households out of which 50.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.3% were married couples living together, and 50.0% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.67.

In the city the population was spread out with 31.3% under the age of 18, 18.8% from 18 to 24, 12.5% from 25 to 44, 18.8% from 45 to 64, and 18.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 220.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 175.0 males.

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