Coates, Minnesota

Coates, Minnesota
Coates, Minnesota
—  City  —
Location of Coates, Minnesota
Coordinates: 44°42′54″N 93°2′6″W / 44.715°N 93.035°W / 44.715; -93.035
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Dakota
Village 1953
GovernmentMinnesota designation
 – Type City
 – Mayor John T. Gores
 – Clerk and Treasurer Sherri Leflay
 – Total 1.4 sq mi (3.6 km2)
 – Land 1.4 sq mi (3.6 km2)
 – Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 912 ft (278 m)
Population (2010)[1]
 – Total 161
 – Density 116.9/sq mi (45.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 – Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 651
FIPS code 27-12376[2]
GNIS feature ID 0641366[3]
Website Official website

Coates is a city in the U.S. state of Minnesota located west of the Upper Mississippi River on the exurban fringe in central Dakota County. U.S. Highway 52 connects north to Saint Paul while County Road 46 draws east-west to nearby suburban cities. The population was 161 at the 2010 census.[1] It is named for Civil War Captain Henry C. Coates who served in the 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry.

Major employers are in trucking, moving and recycling services. The city is popular with Twin Citians for the House of Coates, a burger joint since 1962. St. Agatha's Catholic Church serves as city hall. Originally a rural post office hub in the 1900s, the U.S. Postal Service now designates addresses as part of larger Rosemount. The city incorporated in 1953 on the northwest corner of Vermilion Township and was named for early settler G. A. Coates.[4]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 163 people, 64 households, and 36 families residing in the city. The population density was 116.9 people per square mile (45.3/km²). There were 66 housing units at an average density of 47.3 per square mile (18.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.48% White, 0.61% Native American, 4.29% Asian, and 0.61% from two or more races.

There were 64 households out of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.3% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.2% were non-families. 29.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.38.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.4% under the age of 18, 13.5% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 6.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 123.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 126.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $48,958, and the median income for a family was $57,500. Males had a median income of $30,000 versus $27,083 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,348. About 5.3% of families and 7.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen or sixty five or over.

Coordinates: 44°43′02″N 93°02′05″W / 44.71722°N 93.03472°W / 44.71722; -93.03472


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