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Otsego, Minnesota
—  City  —
Location of Otsego, Minnesota
Coordinates: 45°16′18″N 93°35′56″W / 45.27167°N 93.59889°W / 45.27167; -93.59889
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Wright
 - Total 30.3 sq mi (78.6 km2)
 - Land 29.4 sq mi (76.1 km2)
 - Water 1.0 sq mi (2.5 km2)
Elevation 879 ft (268 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 6,389
 - Density 217.5/sq mi (84.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 55301, 55362 ,55330
Area code(s) 763
FIPS code 27-49138[1]
GNIS feature ID 0649039[2]

Otsego is a city in Wright County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 6,389 at the 2000 census. Otsego's population exceeded 13,000 in 2008.[3]

Minnesota State Highway 101 serves as one of the main routes in the city.



Otsego is located at the confluence of the Mississippi and Crow Rivers. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 30.3 square miles (78.6 km²), of which, 29.4 square miles (76.1 km²) of it is land and 1.0 square miles (2.5 km²) of it (3.20%) is water.


Jessica Stockamp is in her first term as Otsego’s Mayor. She served as interim mayor after being nominated to fill former Mayor Larry Fournier’s vacancy for the latter half of 2008. She was serving her first term as Councilmember. Jessica has also served on the Parks and Recreation Commission. Her term runs until December 31, 2012.

Vern Heidner has been a Councilmember since 1995. Prior to that he was a member of the Economic Development Authority Advisory Commission. His term runs until December 31, 2010.

This is Dan Scharber's second term (non-consecutive) as a Councilmember. His term ends December 31, 2012.

Mark Thorsted is in his second term as a Councilmember. He has served on the Parks & Recreation Commission. His term runs until December 31, 2012.

Tom Darkenwald is in his first term as a Councilmember. Tom served on the Planning Commission before being elected to the City Council. His term runs until December 31, 2010.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 6,389 people, 2,062 households, and 1,674 families residing in the city. The population density was 217.5 people per square mile (84.0/km²). There were 2,120 housing units at an average density of 72.2/sq mi (27.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.26% White, 0.25% African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.72% Asian, 0.56% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.27% of the population. 41.0% were of German, 16.1% Norwegian, 7.0% Swedish, 6.9% Irish and 6.1% American ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 2,062 households out of which 46.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.0% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.8% were non-families. 12.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.10 and the average family size was 3.41.

In the city the population was spread out with 32.5% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 34.2% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 4.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 108.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 109.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $57,422, and the median income for a family was $59,319. Males had a median income of $39,568 versus $28,273 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,209. About 3.1% of families and 3.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.4% of those under age 18 and 13.8% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ Minnesota Cities Census estimates. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2009-12-18.

Coordinates: 45°16′27″N 93°35′29″W / 45.27417°N 93.59139°W / 45.27417; -93.59139



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