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Population (year 2000): 6,562. Estimated population in July 2005: 6,658 (+1.5% change)
Males: 3,173 (48.4%), Females: 3,389 (51.6%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 38.5 years
Median household income: $36,021 (year 2000)
Median house value: $84,200 (year 2000)

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Races in Litchfield:

  • White Non-Hispanic (93.6%)
  • Hispanic (5.2%)
  • Other race (3.7%)
  • Two or more races (0.6%)
  • American Indian (0.5%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (43.2%), Swedish (15.3%), Norwegian (13.7%), Irish (8.4%), English (6.9%), French (3.6%).

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Elevation: 1120 feet

Land area: 3.8 square miles

Litchfield,

For population 25 years and over in Litchfield

  • High school or higher: 77.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Litchfield city

  • Never married: 24.6%
  • Now married: 54.1%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 11.3%
  • Divorced: 9.1%

1.4% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +387 (+6.3%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Cloud, MN St. (38.5 miles pop. 59,107).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MN Minneapolis, (87.1 miles pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (522.4 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: MN (8.5 miles Darwin, City, MN (10.8 miles Grove Cedar Mills, MN (12.6 miles) , Valley, MN (14.0 miles Eden MN Dassel, (15.1 miles Kingston, MN (15.3 miles) , MN (15.5 miles Watkins, MN (17.4 miles Atwater,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1997: 14 buildings, average cost: $95,600
  • 1998: 42 buildings, average cost: $90,300
  • 1999: 37 buildings, average cost: $94,800
  • 2000: 26 buildings, average cost: $94,100
  • 2001: 36 buildings, average cost: $88,700
  • 2002: 39 buildings, average cost: $126,900
  • 2003: 34 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2004: 36 buildings, average cost: $147,900
  • 2005: 25 buildings, average cost: $156,500

Latitude: 45.12 N, Longitude: 94.53 W

Area code: 320


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (30.5%), Educational,health and social services (25.8%), Retail trade (10.8%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +926 (+14.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,901 (63.2%)


 

Crime in Litchfield by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003
Murders 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 4 11 6
    per 100,000 61.0 167.6 91.4
Robberies 0 0 2
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 30.5
Assaults 3 6 5
    per 100,000 45.7 91.4 76.2
Burglaries 33 47 24
    per 100,000 502.9 716.2 365.7
Thefts 201 202 201
    per 100,000 3063.1 3078.3 3063.1
Auto thefts 9 3 10
    per 100,000 137.2 45.7 152.4
202.2 262.3 221.3


Average climate in Litchfield, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Litchfield,

Litchfield-area historical tornado activity is near Minnesota state average. It is 12% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/19/1951, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.0 miles away from the Litchfield city center killed one person and injured 20 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/16/1992, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 21.6 miles away from the city center injured 8 people.


Birthplace of: Gale Sondergaard - (1899-1985), actress, John Carlson - College basketball player (Notre Dame Fighting Irish).


Hospital/medical center in Litchfield:
  • MEEKER COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (612 SOUTH SIBLEY AVE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Litchfield:
  • HUTCHINSON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 19 miles; HUTCHINSON, MN)
  • PAYNESVILLE AREA HOSPITAL (about 23 miles; PAYNESVILLE, MN)
  • GLENCOE AREA HEALTH CENTER (about 35 miles; GLENCOE, MN)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Litchfield:
  • ST CLOUD REGIONAL (about 44 miles; ST CLOUD, MN; ID: STC)
  • BRAINERD LAKES RGNL (about 91 miles; BRAINERD, MN; ID: BRD)
  • MINNEAPOLIS-ST PAUL INTL/WOLD-CHAMBERLAIN/ (about 93 miles; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; ID: MSP)
Other public-use airports nearest to Litchfield:
  • LITCHFIELD MUNI (about 4 miles; LITCHFIELD, MN; ID: LJF)
  • HUTCHINSON MUNI-BUTLER FIELD (about 22 miles; HUTCHINSON, MN; ID: HCD)
  • HECTOR MUNI (about 31 miles; HECTOR, MN; ID: 1D6)


Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 9 $31,038 $41,384 0 $0
Sewerage 7 $21,558 $36,956 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 0 $0   12 $11,037
Water Supply 2 $7,083 $42,498 0 $0
Electric Power 19 $63,522 $40,119 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 9 $33,609 $44,812 0 $0
Police - Other 1 $2,577 $30,924 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 0 $0   12 $12,458
Financial Administration 7 $22,802 $39,089 0 $0
Totals for Government 54 $182,188 $40,486 24 $23,495


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Litchfield:
  • SAINT CLOUD STATE UNIVERSITY (about 36 miles; ST CLOUD, MN; Full-time enrollment: 12,913)
  • RIDGEWATER COLLEGE (about 36 miles; WILLMAR, MN; FT enrollment: 2,711)
  • SAINT CLOUD TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 39 miles; ST CLOUD, MN; FT enrollment: 2,183)
  • GUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS COLLEGE (about 66 miles; ST PETER, MN; FT enrollment: 2,355)
  • SOUTH CENTRAL TECHNICAL COLLEGE-MANKATO (about 73 miles; NORTH MANKATO, MN; FT enrollment: 2,186)
  • MINNESOTA STATE UNVERSITY-MANKATO (about 77 miles; MANKATO, MN; FT enrollment: 11,210)
  • HENNEPIN TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 80 miles; BROOKLYN PARK, MN; FT enrollment: 3,138)
Public high schools in Litchfield:
  • LITCHFIELD SR. (Students: 667; Location: 901 GILMAN AVE. N.; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • LITCHFIELD ALP (Students: 16; Location: 101 N. GORMAN AVE.; Grades: 11 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Litchfield:
  • LAKE RIPLEY EL. (Students: 548; Location: 100 W. PLEASURE DR.; Grades: PK - 03)
  • LITCHFIELD MID. (Students: 447; Location: 114 N. HOLCOMBE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • WAGNER EL. (Students: 272; Location: 307 E. 6TH; Grades: 04 - 05)
Private primary/middle school in Litchfield:
  • ST PHILIPS SCHOOL (Students: 74; Location: 225 EAST 3RD STREET; Grades: KG - 5)

Notable locations in Litchfield: Litchfield Golf Club (A), Litchfield (B), Lake Ripley Campground (C), Litchfield (D), Litchfield City Hall (E), Litchfield Fire Department (F), Litchfield Police Department (G), Litchfield Public Library (H), Meeker County Courthouse (I), Meeker County Historical Society Museum (J), Meeker County Sheriff Department (K).

Churches in Litchfield include: First Baptist Church (A), First Lutheran Church (B), Litchfield Christian Church (C), First Presbyterian Church (D), Immanuel Lutheran Church (E), Church of God (F), Zion Lutheran Church (G), Litchfield United Methodist Church (H).

Cemeteries: Calvary Cemetery (1), Ripley Cemetery (2).

Lake: Ripley, Lake (A).

Parks in Litchfield include: Anderson Gardens (1), Becker Park (2), G A R Hall Historical Marker (3), Southside Park (4), Optimist Baseball Park (5), Prairie Park (6), Memorial Park (7), Prairie Park (8), Memorial Park (9).

Post office: (A).  


Litchfield compared to Minnesota state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Litchfield:
  • KLFD (1410 AM; 1 kW; LITCHFIELD, MN; Owner: MID MINNESOTA BROADCASTING)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WBHR (660 AM; 10 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HERBERT M. HOPPE)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KDUZ (1260 AM; 1 kW; HUTCHINSON, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WVAL (800 AM; 3 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: TRI-COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KXSS (1390 AM; 3 kW; WAITE PARK, MN; Owner: REPCOM, INC.)
  • KASM (1150 AM; 2 kW; ALBANY, MN; Owner: STARCOM, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Litchfield:
  • KARP-FM (106.9 FM; DASSEL, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KSJR-FM (90.1 FM; COLLEGEVILLE, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KNSR (88.9 FM; COLLEGEVILLE, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KZPK (98.9 FM; PAYNESVILLE, MN; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KMXK (94.9 FM; COLD SPRING, MN; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF ST. CLOUD, INC.)
  • KQIC (102.5 FM; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: LAKELAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKLN (94.1 FM; ATWATER, MN; Owner: FLAGSHIP BROADCASTING, LLC)

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