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|Land Area (sq. mile)||17.10||16.15||15.91||15.91||--||0.00||0.02|
|Density (persons per sq. mile)||211.2||244.8||622.6||1,326.9||--||704.28||113.11|
|Persons Per Household||--||3.20||3.04||3.10||3.02||0.06||1.86|
Savage is a suburban city 15 miles (24 km) south-southwest of downtown Minneapolis in Scott County in the state of Minnesota. The city is situated on the south bank of the Minnesota River. The city's northern boundary is the Minnesota River; its tributary the Credit River flows northwardly through the city. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 16.5 square miles (42.8 km˛), of which, 15.9 square miles (41.2 km˛) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km˛) of it (3.69%) is water. The elevation is 722 ft (220 m) above sea level.
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There were 6,807 households out of which 56.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.0% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.0% were non-families. 11.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.7% 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 3.38.
In the city the population was spread out with 35.6% under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 43.5% from 25 to 44, 13.7% from 45 to 64, and 2.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 103.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.2 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $75,097, and the median income for a family was $79,244 (these figures had risen to $92,571 and $99,814 respectively as of a 2007 estimate). Males had a median income of $50,884 versus $35,824 for females. The per capita income for the city was $26,858. About 1.9% of families and 2.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.4% of those under age 18 and 3.0% of those age 65 or over.
In the 1600s, French fur traders and explorers explored the Minnesota River valley. After 1750, Mdewakanton Dakota then settled at Chief Black Dog's camp—near what is now Black Dog Lake in Burnsville. Dakota used the Minnesota River valley region including present day Savage for fish, game, boating and camping.
In 1852, traders established a small post at the confluence of the Credit River and the Minnesota River. William Byrne, who immigrated from County Kilkenny, Ireland to Hamilton, Ontario, Canada in 1840, arrived in the area shortly after, via steamboat from Fort Snelling. Already established in business and trade, he and other Irish and Scottish settlers build Hamilton Landing, a port for boats, named after the city he immigrated to in Canada. The town incorporated in 1892 as the village of Hamilton. Byrne later settled another nearby area which became Burnsville.
The Chicago Northwestern (present day Union Pacific Railroad) railway line reached the site in 1865, and in 1866 the town gained a post office. Hamilton became the crossroads of trade and service in the region with the Credit River, Minnesota River, the valley's wagon and road trails, and the rail line.
The post office was later renamed Glendale Post Station in 1894 and formed Glendale Township to the west of Hamilton but was later consolidated with Savage in 1969. The roughly 17 blocks of the late 19th century town remain as Savage's downtown along Highway 13 (Minnesota).
In 1902, Minneapolis entrepreneur Marion Willis Savage purchased racing horse Dan Patch and trained and raced him at his farm in the limits of Hamilton. Dan Patch's notoriety grew as the horse began breaking speed records and with it the prestige of the town. In 1904 the townspeople renamed the community after Savage with the post office officially confirming. In 1906 at the Minnesota State Fair, Dan Patch broke the world pacing mile record at 1 minute and 55 seconds, a record that remained unsurpassed for 54 years.
During World War II, Savage was home to Camp Savage, a Military Intelligence School (MIS) language school, which taught Japanese to American military personnel. Established in 1942, the school trained with niseis and improved military intelligence of the time. It was later relocated to Fort Snelling and the camp is commemorated at Normandale College's Japanese garden. At about the same time, Cargill, Incorporated, began building ships for the U.S. Navy at the newly constructed Meadowland Shipyard, renamed Port Cargill (former site of Hamilton Landing). To launch the ships, 14 miles (23 km) of the Minnesota River were dredged down to 9 feet (2.7 m) from Savage to the Mississippi River confluence. About 3,500 people were employed during peak production resulting in 18 auxiliary oil and gas carriers and 4 tugboats constructed. After World War II the port began shipping agricultural commodities.
Savage remained undeveloped in the post-war housing boom, isolated by the Minnesota River and without a direct interstate connection. Lack of available construction materials in the immediate area also prevented development. By the 1980s, with the upgrade of Highway 13 (Minnesota) and construction of the Highway 169 Bloomington Ferry Bridge across the Minnesota River, Savage's population finally boomed as one of the growing exurb cities with low cost greenfield land in the metropolitan area. The citizens of Savage reclaimed some of their history in the early 2000s, when it relocated the displaced Savage Depot built in 1880 by the then Chicago, Minneapolis and Omaha Rail Road.
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Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society
Savage City Hall
6000 McColl Drive
Savage, MN 55378-2464
Phone: (952) 882-2660
Fax: (952) 882-2656
The City Council has an official meeting at 7 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of the month in the City Council chambers.
|Title||Term Ends||Name and Address||Phone|
|City Administrator||appointed||Barry Stock||(952) 882-2660|
|City Clerk||appointed||Ellen Classen||(952) 882-2642|
|Council Member||12/31/2011||Al McColl||n/a|
|Council Member||12/31/2009||Gene Abbott||n/a|
|Council Member||12/31/2009||Jane Victorey||n/a|
|Council Member||12/31/2011||Christine Kelly||n/a|
US Post Office
6100 McColl Drive
Savage, MN 55378-1809
Phone: (952) 707-0857
Toll Free: (800) ASK-USPS
|Utility Type||Utility Name||Utility Phone|
|Electricity||Minnesota Valley Electric Coop||(952) 492-2313|
|Electricity||Xcel Energy||(800) 895-4999|
|Natural Gas||CenterPoint Energy||(800) 269-1114|
|Wastewater||Metropolitan Council Environmental Svc||(651) 222-8423|
|Water||Savage Municipal||(952) 224-3440|
|Telephone||CenturyLink Communications||(800) 224-1111|
|Cable TV||Mediacom||(952) 895-0218|
|Super Target||Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers||330|
|Continental Machines Inc||Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing||250|
|Fabcon Inc||Cement & Concrete Product Manufacturing||250|
|Cub Foods||Grocery & Related Product Wholesalers||150|
|Silgan Container Corp||Boiler, Tank & Shipping Container Manufacturing||150|
|Waste Management Inc||Waste Collection||150|
|Cargill Inc||Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers||140|
|Rainbow Foods||Grocery & Related Product Wholesalers||130|
|BF Nelson Corp||Converted Paper Product Manufacturing||100|
|Continental Hydraulics Div||Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing||100|
|Master Electric Co Inc||Building Equipment Contractors||100|
|Road Machinery & Supplies Co||Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing||75|
|Chief Manufacturing||Other Information Services||72|
|Sun Source (STS Operating)||Performing Arts Companies||70|
|Burnsville Heating & Air Conditioning||Building Equipment Contractors||50|
Minnesota State Highway Map of the Savage Minnesota area
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