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Taylors Falls


Taylors Falls, Minnesota
City
Motto: “Village On The River”
Location of the city of Taylors Fallswithin Chisago County, Minnesota
Location of the city of Taylors Falls within Chisago County, Minnesota
Coordinates: 45°24?31?N 92°39?32?W / 45.40861°N 92.65889°W / 45.40861; -92.65889
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Chisago
Area
 o Total 4.39 sq mi (11.37 km2)
 o Land 4.10 sq mi (10.62 km2)
 o Water 0.29 sq mi (0.75 km2)
Elevation 751 ft (229 m)
Population (2010)
 o Total 976
 o Estimate (2012 ) 970
 o Density 238.0/sq mi (91.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 o Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 55084
Area code(s) 651
FIPS code 27-64318
GNIS feature ID 0653055
Website www.ci.taylors-falls.mn.us

History

Taylors Falls was platted in 1850 or 1851, and incorporated in 1858. The city was named for Jesse Taylor, a territorial politician. A post office has been in operation in Taylors Falls since 1851.

Overview

Taylors Falls is a city in Chisago County, Minnesota, United States, located at the junction of U.S. Highway 8 and Minnesota State Highway 95. The population was 976 at the 2010 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.39 square miles (11.37 km2), of which, 4.10 square miles (10.62 km2) is land and 0.29 square miles (0.75 km2) is water.

Taylors Falls is located adjacent to St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin, at the Dalles of the St. Croix River, an area of forested bluffs and high cliffs. The first interstate state park in the United States, aptly named Interstate Park, was jointly founded by the states of Minnesota and Wisconsin in 1895, and straddles the border of the two states immediately south of the city.

Demographics

As of the census of 2010, there were 976 people, 413 households, and 261 families residing in the city. The population density was 238.0 inhabitants per square mile (91.9/km2). There were 457 housing units at an average density of 111.5 per square mile (43.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.4% White, 0.6% African American, 0.7% Native American, 2.5% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.5% of the population.

There were 413 households of which 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.7% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.8% were non-families. 29.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.89.

The median age in the city was 41.7 years. 23.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.5% were from 25 to 44; 30% were from 45 to 64; and 16.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.6% male and 51.4% female.

As of the census of 2000, there were 951 people, 369 households, and 247 families residing in the city. The population density was 255.6 people per square mile (98.7/km²). There were 386 housing units at an average density of 103.7 per square mile (40.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.48% White, 0.32% Native American, 7.05% Asian, 0.21% Pacific Islander, 0.21% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.74% of the population.

There were 369 households out of which 34.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.2% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.8% were non-families. 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.11.

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