Mapleton is a city in Blue Earth County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 1,756 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Mankato–North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.46 square miles (3.78 km), all of it land.
Minnesota State Highways 22 and 30 are two of the main routes in the city.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,756 people, 681 households, and 475 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,202.7 inhabitants per square mile (464.4/km). There were 715 housing units at an average density of 489.7 per square mile (189.1/km). The racial makeup of the city was 97.4% White, 0.8% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.9% of the population.
There were 681 households of which 37.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.0% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.2% were non-families. 26.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 14% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.99.
The median age in the city was 36.9 years. 27.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.8% were from 25 to 44; 23% were from 45 to 64; and 17.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.4% male and 51.6% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,678 people, 637 households, and 443 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,117.8 people per square mile (431.9/km²). There were 656 housing units at an average density of 437.0 per square mile (168.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.79% White, 0.48% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.42% from other races, and 0.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.46% of the population.
There were 637 households out of which 36.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.3% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.3% were non-families. 26.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.01.
In the city, the population was spread out with 26.5% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 18.4% from 45 to 64, and 20.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.1 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $38,790, and the median income for a family was $48,250. Males had a median income of $29,718 versus $20,656 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,375. About 2.9% of families and 3.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.4% of those under age 18 and 7.9% of those age 65 or over.