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 Loretto (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2007
1990-2000 Change
Actual Percent
Population 340 297 404 570 612 166 41.09
Land Area (sq. mile) 0.20 0.27 0.29 0.29 -- 0.00 0.87
Density (persons per sq. mile) 1,700.0 1,100.0 1,393.1 1,948.7 -- 555.55 39.88
Housing Units 88 114 174 228 -- 54 31.03
Households -- 109 167 225 241 58 34.73
Persons Per Household -- 2.72 2.42 2.53 2.53 0.11 4.58


Loretto is a city in Hennepin County, Minnesota. County Roads 11 and 19 are two of the main routes. State Highway 55 is nearby. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.8 km˛), all of it land. the elevation is 1,014 ft (309 m) above sea level.

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As of the census of 2000, there were 570 people, 225 households, and 146 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,948.7 people per square mile (758.9/km˛). There were 228 housing units at an average density of 779.5/sq mi (303.6/km˛). The racial makeup of the city was 98.95% White, 0.53% Native American, and 0.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.18% of the population. 56.7% were of German, 7.6% Irish and 6.2% Norwegian ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 225 teenagers out of which 38.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.4% were married couples living together, 4.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.7% were non-families. 27.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.3% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 33.7% from 25 to 44, 18.8% from 45 to 64, and 10.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 107.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $54,375, and the median income for a family was $71,944. Males had a median income of $50,208 versus $32,321 for females. The per capita income for the city was $27,443. About 0.7% of families and 1.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 8.2% of those age 65 or over.

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LORETTO, a Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railroad (Soo Line) village in section 6, Medina, founded in 1886 and incorporated on March 20, 1940, was named from a Catholic mission for refugees of the Huron Indians near Quebec, Canada, called Lorette, founded and named in 1673, and from the village of Loretto, Ky., where a society of Catholic "Sisters of Loretto at the Foot of the Cross" was founded in 1812. Many schools are conducted by members of this society in the central and southern United States. The original source of the name is Loreto, a small town in Italy, which has a noted shrine of pilgrimage (Catholic Encyclopedia, vol. 9, 1910, pp. 360-61; vol. 13, 1912, pp. 454-56). The city has had a post office since 1887.

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Loretto City Hall
279 N Medina Street
PO Box 207
Loretto, MN 55357
Phone: (763) 479-4305
Fax: (763) 479-2685

Regular Business Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm

City Council Meetings:
2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm

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Title Term Ends Name and Address   Phone:
Mayor 12/31/2022 Kent Koch
235 Mallard Lane
Loretto, MN 55357
Email (763) 286-7138
Clerk appointed Mary Schneider
279 N Medina Street - PO Box 207
Loretto, MN 55357
Email (763) 479-4305
Council Member 12/31/2022 Eric Riley
165 Hillview Lane
Loretto, MN 55357
Email (612) 290-6084
Council Member 12/31/2022 Brenda Daniels
150 Meadow Drive
Loretto, MN 55357
Email (763) 479-6341
Council Member 12/31/2024 Gregory Elsen
145 Crestview Lane
Loretto, MN 55357
Email (612) 412-0641
Council Member 12/31/2024 Melissa Markham
110 Mallard Lane
Loretto, MN 55357
Email (612) 968-7361

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99 N Medina Street
Loretto, MN
(763) 479-2656
Toll Free:
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Fax: (763) 479-1986

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8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Saturday                11:00 am


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