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Bigelow Minnesota Community Guide


Location:
Bigelow Minnesota population sign Location of Bigelow Minnesota

Population: 
 Bigelow (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 262 249 232 231 235 +4 +1.73
Land Area (sq. mile) 0.40 0.36 0.36 0.38 0.38 0 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) 655.00 691.67 644.44 610.74 618.42 +7.68 +1.26
Housing Units 85 98 97 96 97 +1 +1.04
Households -- 94 90 87 88 +1 +1.14
Persons Per Household -- 2.65 2.58 2.66 2.67 +0.01 +0.38

Geography:

Bigelow is a city in Nobles County, Minnesota. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km˛), all of it land. Minnesota State Highway 60 serves as a main route in the community. The elevation is 1,644 ft (501 m).

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Demographics:

As of the census of 2000, there were 231 people, 87 households, and 62 families residing in the city. The population density was 610.7 people per square mile (234.7/km˛). There were 96 housing units at an average density of 253.8/sq mi (97.5/km˛). The racial makeup of the city was 92.64% White, 0.43% Native American, 0.87% Asian, 6.06% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.36% of the population.

There were 87 households out of which 42.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.1% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.6% were non-families. 23.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.7% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 32.5% from 25 to 44, 18.2% from 45 to 64, and 10.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 111.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $32,750, and the median income for a family was $38,750. Males had a median income of $30,417 versus $18,125 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,227. About 13.2% of families and 12.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen and 21.9% of those sixty five or over.

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History:  

Beginnings: The town of Bigelow was the third community to come into existence in Nobles County. The first two were Worthington and Brewster. All three towns appeared on the map in 1871, though Bigelow remained nothing more than that - a spot on a map - until the spring of 1872, when the tracks of the St. Paul & Sioux City Railway reached the site of the present-day town. Throughout the summer of 1872, the site was occupied only by a large tent which furnished shelter for the construction crew. A railroad depot was constructed in September 1872, and Mr. S. O. Morse assumed duties as station agent. He went into partnership with a man named Frothingham, and the two established a small grocery store in the depot. This was the only business established in 1872.

Source of Name: Even before railroad tracks had reached present-day Bigelow, the town's future name had been decided. It was named after Charles Henry Bigelow. Bigelow was president of the St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance Company. He was also a director of the St. Paul & Sioux City Railway, and the board decided to flatter him by naming a new town after him. Bigelow Township was also named after Mr. Bigelow. There is no record of Charles Bigelow visiting the town that bears his name, though it is likely he passed through on the railroad that he helped to create.

Incorporation: The townsite was platted and a dedication was made on September 24, 1873. Two new business came to town in 1873. S. D. Tinnes opened a general merchandise store and John DeBoos and John Colvin opened a hardware store. A grain dealer, a lumber yard, and a coal business were established in 1874. A school house was also built in that year and began that fall with 24 students. The village grew slowly. The 1880 census gave Bigelow a population of only 28. (One must assume that many of the 24 students enrolled in the Bigelow school resided on farms outside of the village.) Charles L. Davidson, of Hull, Iowa, purchased the townsite on January 25, 1892, and decided to "boom the town", or attract investment and settlers. His efforts apparently paid off, for by 1894, Bigelow claimed 150 residents. A census taken on November 16, 1899, counted 224 residents. On February 13, 1900, an election was held, and by a vote of 37 to 6 it was decided that the time had come for municipal government. The first president of Bigelow was a Mr. W. C. Wyatt.

Bigelow Today: According to the 2000 census, Bigelow has a population of 231. Perhaps a half-dozen businesses exist in the town. In recent years, Minnesota State Highway 60, which once passed directly through town, was upgraded to four-lanes, and bypassed Bigelow entirely. Bigelow does not have a public school. Children attend school either in nearby Worthington or in Ellsworth. Minnesota's open-enrollment law gives them this option.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

BIGELOW Township, organized May 20, 1872, and its railway village, platted in the same year, were named in honor of Charles Henry Bigelow, who was born in Easton, N.Y., June 4, 1835, and died in St. Paul, Minn., July 31, 1911. He settled in St. Paul in 1864, engaged in lumber business and insurance, and was president of the St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Company, 1876-1911. The city, the third established in the county, in section 31, was incorporated as a village on February 17, 1900, and separated from the township on July 25, 1908. Its first building was the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railroad depot in 1872, the same year the post office was established.

Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society


Government:
Bigelow City Hall
PO Box 38
Bigelow, MN 56117
Phone:
(507) 683-2513
 
Mayor Bryan Brandt
PO Box 113
Bigelow, MN 56117
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Clerk Tina Edwards
PO Box 38
Bigelow, MN 56117
(507) 683-2513
Council Member Terry Neugebauer
PO Box 122

Bigelow, MN 56117
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Council Member Robert Paplow
PO Box 167

Bigelow, MN 56117
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Council Member Brad Meester
1751 Broadway

Bigelow, MN 56117
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Council Member Stacie Golombiecki
PO Box 23

Bigelow, MN 56117
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Post Office:
US Post Office
1416 Broadway Street
Bigelow, MN
56117-1167
Phone:
(507) 683-2868
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS
Web: www.usps.com
US Post Office
Regular Business Hours:
Week Days      
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
                       
2:00pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday           9:30 am - 10:15 am
 
Latest Collection at Post Office:
Week Days            4:00 pm
Saturday                4:00 pm


Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Sibley (712) 754-3454
Natural Gas n/a --
Wastewater n/a --
Water City of Bigelow (507) 683-2682
Telephone Citizens (800) 921-8102
Cable TV American Telecast Inc. (800) 666-4336

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees
Faith Christian High School Elementary & Secondary Schools 12
Russell Drainage Co. Utility System Construction 5
United Co-op Elevator Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 5
Bigelow Post Office Postal Service 4
City of Bigelow Executive, Legislative, & Other Gen. Govt. Support 3

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Churches:
Christian Reformed Church
1727 Broadway Street
Bigelow, MN 56117
Phone: (507) 683-2711
 

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Businesses:
Bigelow City Fire Hall
Bigelow, MN 56117
Phone: (507) 683-2441
 
Christian Reformed Church
1727 Broadway Street
Bigelow, MN 56117
Phone: (507) 683-2711
 
DDS Hilltop Farm
30699 330th Street
Bigelow, MN 56117
Phone: (507) 683-2597
 
Fire Station Bar & Lounge
2760 Market Street
Bigelow, MN 56117
Phone: (507) 683-2028
 
Jeppesen Gravel
5857 100th Street
Bigelow, MN 56117
Phone: (712) 682-2924
 
K & R Repair
2984 Market Street
Bigelow, MN 56117
Phone: (507) 683-2400
 
Nasers Inc
5568 130th Street
Bigelow, MN 56117
Phone: (712) 682-2313
 
Russell Drainage Company
2720 Market Street
Bigelow, MN 56117
Phone: (507) 683-2917
 
Stateline Diesel & Repair
1447 Broadway Street
Bigelow, MN 56117
Phone: (507) 683-2522
 
United Farmers Co-Op
2825 Market Street
Bigelow, MN 56117
Phone: (507) 683-2731
 
US Post Office
1416 Broadway Street
Bigelow, MN
56117-1167
Phone:
(507) 683-2868
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS
Web: www.usps.com
 

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