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Location of Elizabeth Minnesota

 Elizabeth (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 188 195 152 172 173 +1 +0.58
Land Area (sq. mile) 0.40 0.32 0.36 0.36 0.36 0 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) 470.00 609.38 422.22 473.49 480.56 +7.07 +1.49
Housing Units 65 80 79 85 84 -1 -1.18
Households -- 72 69 72 66 -6 -8.33
Persons Per Household -- 2.71 2.20 2.39 2.62 +0.23 +9.62


Elizabeth is a city in Otter Tail County, Minnesota. US Highway 59 and County Road 10 are main routes in the community.According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.37 square miles (0.96 km2), all of it land. The elevation is 1,250 feet (381 m).

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As of the census of 2010, there were 173 people, 66 households, and 49 families residing in the city. The population density was 467.6 inhabitants per square mile (180.5/km2). There were 84 housing units at an average density of 227.0 per square mile (87.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.6% White, 2.9% African American, 1.7% Native American, 0.6% Asian, and 1.2% from two or more races.

There were 66 households of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.2% were married couples living together, 4.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 25.8% were non-families. 19.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.08.

The median age in the city was 43.8 years. 24.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.3% were from 25 to 44; 34.7% were from 45 to 64; and 11.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 54.9% male and 45.1% female.

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ELIZABETH Township, organized September 5, 1870, was named in honor of the wife of Rudolph Niggler, a pioneer merchant and first postmaster, at whose store the first township meeting was held. The city in sections 31 and 32, bearing this name, platted in 1872, was incorporated November 21, 1884. The post office was first called Elizabethtown, 1871-82; it had a station of the Northern Pacific Railroad.

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View looking south, Elizabeth Minnesota, 1908
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Elizabeth City Hall
PO Box 380
Elizabeth, MN 56533
Phone: (218) 779-9236

Regular Business Hours:

City Council Meetings:
2nd Monday of the month, call for time and location

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Title Term Ends Name and Address   Phone
Mayor 12/31/2022 Eugene Bogenreif 
105 E Washington Avenue
Elizabeth, MN 56533
Email (218) 205-5506
Clerk/Treasurer appointed Angela Peterson
PO Box 380
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
Email (218) 779-9236
Council Member 12/31/2022 Darran Meyer
210 N Niggels Street
Elizabeth, MN 56533
  (218) 731-6188
Council Member 12/31/2022 Victoria Martin
505 W Broadway
Elizabeth, MN 56533
  (218) 731-8321
Council Member 12/31/2024 Denise JB Lemcke
110 E Broadway
Elizabeth, MN 56533
  (218) 205-5894
Council Member 12/31/2024 Ryan Best
210 N Pelican Street
Elizabeth, MN 56533
  (320) 400-0764

Post Office:          Served by the Erhard Minnesota Post Office:
US Post Office
417 Grove Street
Erhard, MN 56534-9998
Phone: (218) 842-5375
Toll Free: (800) ASK-USPS

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days       8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday           8:00 am - 9:30 am

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Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Otter Tail Power Company (218) 739-8200
Natural Gas n/a --
Wastewater n/a --
Water n/a --
Telephone CenturyLink --
Cable TV n/a --

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Jewett 747  
Long 288  
Mason 141    

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Augustana Lutheran Church
201 W Prairie Avenue
Elizabeth, MN 56533 
Phone: (218) 736-7724
St. Elizabeth's Church
706 W Pleasant Avenue
Elizabeth, MN 56533 
Phone: (218) 736-5230 
St. John Lutheran Church
102 W Broadway 
Elizabeth, MN 56533 
Phone: (218) 739-2538 





A Simpler Time Antiques and Gifts
210 W Broadway
Elizabeth, MN 56533 
Phone: (218) 739-6321
Elizabeth Community Center
Elizabeth, MN 56533 
Phone: (218) 736-3444
Elizabeth Fire Department
203 E Broadway
Elizabeth, MN 56533 
Phone: (218) 736-5535 
Elizabeth General Store
102 W Broadway 
Elizabeth, MN 56533 
Phone: (218) 739-2132 

The Elizabeth General Store is a full service gas station near Fergus Falls, MN. We're conveniently located at 102 W. Broadway (Hwy 59), Elizabeth, MN 56533. We are just three miles north of I-94 off exit 54, and just down the road from the Red Horse Ranch Arena and right on your way to the lakes! Whether you live in the area, play in the area, or if you're just passing through, make sure to stop in to the Elizabeth General Store for cold drinks, hot coffee, good snacks, ice, live bait, MN lottery, fishing and hunting licenses or whatever else you need to keep you and your family moving down the road!

Elizabeth General Store, Elizabeth Minnesota
Elizabeth Liquor Store
101 W Washington Avenue
Elizabeth, MN 56533 
Phone: (218) 736-4014 
Elizabeth's Country Breeze
18335 County Highway 10 
Elizabeth, MN 56533 
Phone: (218) 998-3231 
Midwest Mat Rental & Supply
32186 160th Avenue
Elizabeth, MN 56533 
Phone: (218) 739-2765
NFO Members Collection Pt
Highway 59 N 
Elizabeth, MN 56533 
Phone: (218) 739-5276 
Paydac Plastics Inc
205 E Broadway 
Elizabeth, MN 56533 
Phone: (218) 998-5040 
Quality Overhead
304 W Broadway
Elizabeth, MN 56533 
Phone: (218) 770-3667
S & S Construction
16939 County Highway 118 
Elizabeth, MN 56533 
Phone: (218) 842-5408 
Silver Dollar Saloon
209 W Broadway
Elizabeth, MN 56533 
Phone: (218) 998-0441

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