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St. Michael, Minnesota
—  City  —
Location of St. Michael, Minnesota
Coordinates: 45°12′13″N 93°40′19″W / 45.20361°N 93.67194°W / 45.20361; -93.67194
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Wright
Area
 - Total 36.4 sq mi (94.3 km2)
 - Land 32.6 sq mi (84.3 km2)
 - Water 3.8 sq mi (10.0 km2)
Elevation 965 ft (294 m)
Population (2007)
 - Total 15,000
 Density 279.4/sq mi (107.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 763
FIPS code 27-57346[1]
GNIS feature ID 0650903[2]
Website www.ci.st-michael.mn.us

St. Michael is a city in eastern Wright County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 9,099 at the 2000 census. St. Michael's population exceeded 15,000 in 2007.[3]

Interstate 94 and Minnesota State Highway 241 are two of the main arterial routes in the city.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 36.4 square miles (94.3 km²), of which, 32.6 square miles (84.3 km²) of it is land and 3.8 square miles (9.9 km²) of it (10.55%) is water. The Crow River flows along the city's eastern boundary, separating it from Hassan Township in Hennepin County. It also borders Monticello Township, Buffalo Township, Rockford Township, and the cities of Otsego and Albertville, all in Wright County, as well as the city of Hanover, which lies in both Wright and Hennepin counties.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 9,099 people, 2,926 households, and 2,437 families residing in the city. The population density was 279.4 people per square mile (107.9/km²). There were 3,058 housing units at an average density of 93.9/sq mi (36.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.46% White, 0.03% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.51% Asian, 0.16% from other races, and 0.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.98% of the population. 49.9% were of German, 8.7% Norwegian, 7.0% Irish, 6.9% United States or American and 5.7% Swedish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 2,926 households out of which 51.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.2% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.7% were non-families. 11.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.09 and the average family size was 3.40.

In the city the population was spread out with 34.6% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 37.7% from 25 to 44, 16.0% from 45 to 64, and 5.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 103.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.2 males

The median income for a household in the city was $69,903, and the median income for a family was $74,236. Males had a median income of $46,488 versus $32,402 for females. The per capita income for the city was $24,742. About 1.4% of families and 2.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.1% of those under age 18 and 10.0% of those age 65 or over.

School Information

St. Michael is part of St. Michael-Albertville Independent School District # 885. The St. Michael-Albertville school colors are royal blue and gold with the mascot as the Knight. The school district consists of nine schools/academies. The seven schools are St. Michael-Albertville High School (Grades 9-12), St. Michael-Albertville Middle School East (Grades 5-8), St. Michael-Albertville Middle School West (Grades 5-8), St. Michael Elementary School (Grades 1-4), Fieldstone Elementary School (Grades 1-4), Big Woods Elementary School (Grades 1-4), and Albertville Primary School (Kindergarten). The two academies are the Page Academy (Middle School alternative) and the Knights' Academy (High School alternative). There is also a private Catholic School for grades K-6 in St. Michael.

Currently a new high school has been opened for the 2009-2010 school year, and a dedication took place on September 20, 2009. The previous high school was converted into a new middle school (Middle School West). The current middle school has been renamed to Middle School East.

Entertainment

St. Michael has many different bars and restaurants, along with many parks within the city limits.

Notable natives

Matt Spaeth is a tight end for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL.

Mitch Potter is a former track and field athlete for the University of Minnesota and Team USA.

Derek Brant is a former catcher of the Philadelphia Phillies organization.

References

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

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