- Hutchinson, Minnesota
official_name = Hutchinson, Minnesota
mapsize = 250px
map_caption = Location of Hutchinson, Minnesota
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = McLeod
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 20.2
area_land_km2 = 19.2
area_water_km2 = 1.0
area_total_sq_mi = 7.8
area_land_sq_mi = 7.4
area_water_sq_mi = 0.4
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 13080
population_density_km2 = 680.9
population_density_sq_mi = 1763.6
timezone = Central (CST)
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
elevation_m = 323
elevation_ft = 1060
latd = 44 |latm = 53 |lats = 20 |latNS = N
longd = 94 |longm = 22 |longs = 30 |longEW = W
postal_code = 55350
area_code = 320
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 27-30644GR|2
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 0645316GR|3
website = [http://www.ci.hutchinson.mn.us/ www.ci.hutchinson.mn.us]
Hutchinson is a city in McLeod County,
Minnesota, United States, along the South Fork of the Crow River. The population was 13,080 at the 2000 census.
Hutchinson Family Singers(John, Asa, and Judson Hutchinson) are credited with founding the town in November 1855.
The town was besieged during the
Sioux Uprisingin 1862. Chief Little Crowwas shot by a farmer a few miles north and west of Hutchinson a year later. A statue of Little Crowoverlooks the Crow River at the east end of downtown Hutchinson.
Historic Hutchinson, an organization with the mission “To restore, to preserve and to protect the living and structural history and spirit of the Hutchinson area and to showcase these assets now and for the future,” has created a historical tour of Hutchinson. More information can be obtained at the [http://www.historichutchinson.org/default.aspx Historic Hutchinson official website] and additional photographs can be found [http://victorian.squarespace.com/november-7-2006-hutchinson/ here] .
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.8 square miles (20.3 km²), of which, 7.4 square miles (19.2 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²) of it (5.12%) is water.
Minnesota State Highways 7, 15, and 22 are three of the main routes in the city.
Major bodies of water include the
Crow Riverwhich flows through the downtown, and Otter Lake. Hutchinson has the nation's second oldest park system (only New York City's is older).Fact|date=February 2007
Data from the top 31 employers in Hutchinson [ [http://www.hutchinsoneda.com/edabusinfo.htm Hutchinson Community Development Commission] ] show the following distribution of employment:
* Manufacturing (3959)
* Retail (1178)
* Medical (826)
* School and Local Government (450)
* Utilities (122)
* Printing/Publishing (116)
* Agricultural Service (75)
* Food/Gardening Products (66)
* Construction (30)
* Wholesalers (21)The bulk of the manufacturing jobs are with
Hutchinson Technology(1791 employees, computer and peripheral equipment) and 3M(1300 employees, Flags and adhesive tapes). The Goebel Fixture Co. employees 125 in a unique niche market, producing cabinetry fixtures for department stores nationwide.
The town's agricultural roots, notably as the birthplace of the
Geier Hitch, are fast becoming a dim memory.
The retail and service economy has shifted from agricultural supply and processing to a combination of local
manufacturingand use as a bedroom communityby commutersto the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area.
John W. Foss- "U.S. Army General and former United States Army Training and Doctrine Commandcommander"
* Les Kouba [http://www.leskouba.com/] - "Wildlife Artist"
* Sarah Olson - "
Princess Kay of the Milky Way2002"
Cory Sauter- "Retired NFL Quarterback"
Lindsay Whalen- "Professional basketball player in the WNBA
John Jeremiah McGraith- "Bishop of the diocese of Owensboro, Kentucky"
According to the 2000 United States Census GR|2, there were 13,080 people, 5,333 households, and 3,418 families residing in the city. The
population densitywas 1,763.6 people per square mile (680.6/km²). There were 5,667 housing units at an average density of 764.1/sq mi (294.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.24% White, 0.36% African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.92% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.36% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.13% of the population.
There were 5,333 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.8% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.9% were non-families. 29.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 3.01.
In the city the population was spread out with 27.6% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 94.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.3 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $42,278, and the median income for a family was $53,784. Males had a median income of $36,800 versus $24,862 for females. The
per capita incomefor the city was $19,970. About 3.1% of families and 5.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.1% of those under age 18 and 8.3% of those age 65 or over.
* [http://www.ci.hutchinson.mn.us City website]
* [http://www.hutchsoccer.com Hutchinson United Soccer Association website]
* [http://victorian.squarespace.com/november-7-2006-hutchinson/ Historic Hutchinson Photo Tour]
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