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Census Data for Lastrup ...

Population ...

The most recent Census Estimate<1> was for 2018 and it gave Lastrup a population of 99 people.

The last Decennial Census<2> was in 2010, which gave Lastrup a population of 104 people.

The city of Lastrup is located in Morrison County. The 2010 Census gave Morrison County a population of 33,198 people. This means that Lastrup had 0.31% of the county's total population, making it Morrison's 14th most populous community.

At the same time, Minnesota had a population of 5,303,925 people.

Area ...

When the Census Bureau conducts a census for a city like Lastrup, they draw a boundary around the area in which they are going to conduct their count - this defines the sampling area (usually shaped as a polygon). The shape of the sampling area can be quite complex and it's important to keep in mind that the boundaries of the sampling area may or may not match the recognized boundaries of the city.

Things like the population, area and housing for Lastrup reflect the sampling area. Since the shape of the sampling area and the actual boundaries of Lastrup might be different, it's best to check with the U.S. Census Bureau to resolve any difference between the two.

The 2010 Census shows that the sampling area for Lastrup has a total area of 0.45 square miles [1.2 km²]. Of this total, 0.44 square miles [1.1 km²] is land, with the balance (2.67%) being water (0.01 square miles [0 km²]).

Morrison County has a land area of 1,125 square miles [2,913.9 km²]. At 0.44 square miles [1.1 km²], Lastrup has 0.04% of the county's total land area.

Not only does the sampling area define boundaries, it also has a GPS location (latitude & longitude) that indicates a point within the sampling area (usually the center of the polygon, known as the centroid). At the time of the 2010 Census, the sampling area was located at:

Lat:   46° 2' 23"   (or 46.04°)             [Map]

Lon:   -94° 3' 42"   (or -94.06°)

More information on this topic and the changes between the 2000 Census and the 2010 Census can be found in the section for our Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).

Population Density ...

Using the population (104 people) and land area (0.44 square miles [1.1 km²]) values from the 2010 Census, Lastrup had a population density of 231.1 people per square mile [89.2 people/km²].

In comparison, the 2000 Census shows Lastrup had a population of 99 people and a land area of 0.44 square miles [1.1 km²]. This gives a population density of 219 people per square mile [84.6 people/km²]

NOTE: Be aware that when comparing population density between the 2000 Census and the 2010 Census, there were changes in the sampling area for Lastrup. You need to be careful when making such a comparison, the differences are likely to lead to a questionable comparison. More information about the nature of these changes can be found in the section Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).

Housing Units ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lastrup had 53 Housing Units<3> and with its population of 104 people, this averages 1.96 people per Housing Unit.

The 2010 Census shows Lastrup had a land area of 0.44 square miles [1.1 km²]. This translates to 117.8 Housing Units per square mile [45.47 housing units/km²].

From the Census of 2000: Lastrup had 49 Housing Units, a population of 99 people and a land area of 0.44 square miles [1.1 km²]. This gives a density of 2.02 people per Housing Unit and 108.4 Housing Units per square mile [41.86 housing units/km²].

NOTE: Repeating the caution above (under Population Density), be aware that when comparing Housing Units between the 2000 and the 2010 Census, there were changes in the sampling area for Lastrup and you need to be careful when comparing values between the censuses. More information about these differences can be found in the section called Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).

Morrison County ...

The community of Lastrup is located in Morrison County.

The county had a population of 33,198 people at the 2010 Census. With it's population of 104 people, Lastrup represented 0.31% of the county's total.

In addition, where the city of Lastrup has a population density of 231.1 people per square mile [89.2 people/km²], Morrison County averages 29.51 people per square mile [11.39 people/km²].

For more information, please visit our Census Page for Morrison County.

Population Rings for Lastrup ...

To help identify the number of people who live in Lastrup and the surrounding area, we have drawn concentric rings centered on Lastrup. We counted the number of communities within each ring and summed their populations.<4>

  Radius   No of
  Since 2010    
5 mi   [8 km]41,656-2.42%
10 mi   [16 km]61,967-1.9%
15 mi   [24 km]710,653+2.95%
20 mi   [32 km]1012,805+2.14%
25 mi   [40 km]2138,689+2.43%
30 mi   [48 km]3882,636+5.96%

Census-to-Census Observations ...

Introduction ...

When the Census Bureau takes a census count (or enumeration) for Lastrup, they start by specifying the boundaries of the area to be counted. This area (or sampling area) is a polygon and its shape can be quite complex - it may or may not match the geographical boundaries of Lastrup. It's important to note that from one Census to the next, the shape and location of the polygon can change. If you need precision or details about the methodology of the Census, you should visit the U.S. Census Bureau for a definitive answer.

Area ...

There is only a very minor difference in the sampling area given between the 2010 Census and the 2000 Census.

The 2010 Census shows that the total area for Lastrup was 0.45 square miles [1.2 km²]. Of this total, 0.44 square miles [1.1 km²] is land, with the balance (2.67%) being water (0.01 square miles [0 km²]).

The 2000 Census shows a total area of 0.45 square miles [1.2 km²]. Of this total, 0.44 square miles [1.1 km²] is land, with the balance (1.87%) being water (0 square miles [0 km²]).

Location ...

While generally coinciding with the GPS location (latitude/longitude) of Lastrup, the latitude and longitude given by the Census Bureau actually indicates the GPS location of the polygon for Lastrup.

For the 2010 Census, the location was given as:

Lat:   46.039844°   (or 46°2'23" N)             [Map]

Lon:   -94.061770°   (or -94°3'42" W)

For the 2000 Census, the location given was:

Lat:   46.039782°   (or 46°2'23" N)             [Map]

Lon:   -94.061541°   (or -94°3'41" W)

The difference indicates that the U.S. Census Bureau moved the location of the polygon for the 2010 Census 62.2 feet to the west<5> of the location that was used in the 2000 Census.

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) have assigned a unique GNIS identifier (#2395637) to Lastrup. This identifier also marks a GSP point on the map, and that point lies within the boundaries of Lastrup. The GNIS point has been mapped to the latitude/longitude:

Lat:   46.039159°   (or 46°2'20" N)             [Map]

Lon:   -94.061397°   (or -94°3'41" W)

The GSP location given for the 2010 Census lies 267 feet to the north<6> of the point given by the GNIS for Lastrup. For more information about this and the relationship of the various Federal Codes, please visit our Misc Page for Lastrup.

Miscellaneous Information for Lastrup ...

The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has used one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either Morrison County or the city of Lastrup:

The GNIS Codes ...

The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Lastrup:

GNIS ID for Lastrup: 2395637

GNIS ID for Morrison County: 659494

GNIS ID for Minnesota: 662849

The FIPS Codes ...

An earlier (and largely obsolete) identification method was called the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS):

State Code: 27 (Minnesota)

County Code: 097 (Morrison County)

Place Code: 35720 (Lastrup)

State & County Code: 27/097 (Minnesota / Morrison County)

State & Place Code: 27/35720 (Minnesota / Lastrup)

Misc. Census Codes ...

Lastrup is located in Census Region #2 (the Midwest Region) and Division #4 (the West North-Central Division).

The US Postal Service ZIP Code ...

While some people have used a ZIP code to identify a community, the purpose of the ZIP code was to make mail delivery more efficient by grouping addresses together. Although the ZIP Code doesn't specifically identify a city like Lastrup, it does identify addresses that are in (or near) Lastrup. It's important to remember that the boundaries of a ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned or overlapped with other ZIP Codes.

The ZIP code for Lastrup: 56344<7>

Census ZCTA Codes ...

The US Census Bureau created statistical entities that they call ZIP Code Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs) and these ZCTAs are frequently confused with the ZIP codes that come from the US Postal Service (USPS).

ZCTAs were first created for the 2000 Census and at that time, they were based upon the USPS ZIP codes. While largely covering the same areas, the boundaries of a ZCTA do not necessarily match the boundaries of a postal ZIP code with the same number. For example, while a postal ZIP code can cross a county or state line, a Census ZCTA can not. They should be treated as separate entities with no correlation between them.

For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Lastrup.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Minnesota

About Morrison County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website of the U.S. Census Bureau

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lastrup. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Morrison County:

The official website for State of Minnesota:

The official website of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN)

The official website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Footnotes ...

<1>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2018.

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<2>Every 10 years (eg- 1990, 2000, 2010), the US Census Bureau conducts a Constitutionally-mandated count (or enumeration) of people living within the United States. This count is called a Decennial Census. The last Decennial Census was the 2010 Census, with the next one planned for 2020.

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<3>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<4>The communities in our count are those provided by the 2010 Census, so keep in mind that our population rings will only include the people living in those communities. Smaller communities usually don't participate directly in the Census and therefore they won't be included. While our count is a close approximation, it shouldn't be considered as a complete or accurate count.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the 2010 Census location is 68 degrees and a distance of 62.2 feet.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the GNIS point is 20 degrees and a distance of 267 feet.

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<7>When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Lastrup or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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