|Grand Meadow, Minnesota|
|— City —|
Location of Grand Meadow, Minnesota
|- Total||0.6 sq mi (1.7 km2)|
|- Land||0.6 sq mi (1.7 km2)|
|- Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,352 ft (412 m)|
|- Density||1,470.9/sq mi (567.9/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|- Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0644326|
Grand Meadow is a city in Mower County, Minnesota, United States. The city is on the boundary between Grand Meadow Township and Frankford Township, and it is politically independent of both townships. The population was 945 at the 2000 census.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.7 km²), all of it land.
Parks in the city are:
As of the census of 2000, there were 945 people, 395 households, and 233 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,470.9 people per square mile (570.1/km²). There were 407 housing units at an average density of 633.5/sq mi (245.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.73% White, 0.21% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.63% from other races, and 0.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.63% of the population.
There were 395 households out of which 28.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.1% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.8% were non-families. 35.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 3.04.
In the city the population was spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 18.9% from 45 to 64, and 19.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 87.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.9 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $38,188, and the median income for a family was $46,667. Males had a median income of $29,427 versus $23,333 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,509. About 5.9% of families and 4.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.3% of those under age 18 and 4.6% of those age 65 or over.
A fire of unknown origin destroyed the Huntting grain elevator in 1971. The city celebrated its 125th anniversary in 1987. In 2002, the school moved into a new monolithic dome building. (See below section.)
This is currently the largest monolithic dome school in Minnesota. It houses the K-12 grades from Grand Meadow in five separate domes. The domes are lettered A, B, C, D and E. Dome A is the secondary dome, which has the junior and senior high. Dome B is the administrative dome with the elementary and high school offices and media center. Dome C is the elementary dome with grades Pre-K through 6th grade. Dome D, the athletics dome, has the gymnasium, wrestling room and weight room. The arts dome is Dome E with the band room and art room and also the cafetorium. On the outside there are two purple stripes going around each dome.
Booth Post No. 130 was once a meeting hall for members of the Grand Army of the Republic. The hall is apparently one of only two remaining in Minnesota and is located on West side of South Main Street between First Avenue SW and Second Avenue SW. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places because of its architectural and social significance.