Kasson is a city in Dodge County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 5,931 at the 2010 census. The city is located 13 miles (21 km) west of Rochester, Minnesota along U.S. Highway 14 and is one of the endpoints of Minnesota State Highway 57. The Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad’s main freight rail line also runs through the city. Kasson shares a school system with nearby Mantorville, Minnesota (the “K–M Komets”). The K–M school system is a member of the Zumbro Education school district (ZED). Kasson is part of the Rochester, MN Metropolitan Statistical Area.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.00 square miles (7.77 km), all of it land. Kasson is located 15 miles (24 km) west of Rochester, Minnesota, and 3 miles (4.8 km) south of Mantorville, Minnesota.
As of the census of 2010, there were 5,931 people, 2,224 households, and 1,569 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,977.0 inhabitants per square mile (763.3/km). There were 2,340 housing units at an average density of 780.0 per square mile (301.2/km). The racial makeup of the city was 96.0% White, 0.4% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 1.2% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 4.2% of the population.
There were 2,224 households of which 41.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.0% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.5% were non-families. 25.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.18.
The median age in the city was 33.1 years. 31.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 29.7% were from 25 to 44; 21% were from 45 to 64; and 11.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.6% male and 51.4% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 4,398 people, 1,678 households, and 1,179 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,170.4 people per square mile (836.5/km²). There were 1,711 housing units at an average density of 844.4 per square mile (325.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.29% White, 0.39% African American, 0.02% Native American, 0.50% Asian, 1.41% from other races, and 0.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 2.30% of the population.
There were 1,678 households out of which 40.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.6% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.7% were non-families. 24.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% 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 3.12.
In the city, the population was spread out with 30.4% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 32.2% from 25 to 44, 17.5% from 45 to 64, and 12.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.3 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $49,022, and the median income for a family was $55,880. Males had a median income of $36,045 versus $25,810 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,249. About 2.5% of families and 4.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.5% of those under age 18 and 8.0% of those age 65 or over.
Kasson Minnesota neighborhoods include: Lindon Manor, NE Kasson, Prairie Willows, Southfork, Veteran’s Memorial NW, Windsor Court MHC