|• Total||0.24 sq mi (0.61 km2)|
|• Land||0.24 sq mi (0.61 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||1,368 ft (417 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||907.17/sq mi (350.04/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||2393709|
On July 8, 2020, areas south and east of Dalton were struck by a violent EF4 tornado that significantly damaged or destroyed three farmsteads. There was one death, and two injuries.
County Highways 12, 35, and 82 are three of the main routes in the community, and Interstate 94 is nearby.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 253 people, 115 households, and 69 families living in the city. The population density was 1,100.0 inhabitants per square mile (424.7/km2). There were 133 housing units at an average density of 578.3 per square mile (223.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.8% White, 0.4% Asian, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.
There were 115 households, of which 26.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.0% were married couples living together, 15.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.0% were non-families. 32.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.72.
The median age in the city was 36.8 years. 22.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 30.8% were from 25 to 44; 24.1% were from 45 to 64; and 13.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.8% male and 50.2% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 258 people, 115 households, and 60 families living in the city. The population density was 1,077.3 inhabitants per square mile (415.9/km2). There were 119 housing units at an average density of 496.9 per square mile (191.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.84% White and 1.16% African American.
There were 115 households, out of which 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.0% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 47.0% were non-families. 34.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 21.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.92.
In the city, the population was spread out, with 26.0% under the age of 18, 12.4% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 15.1% from 45 to 64, and 18.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.4 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $29,750, and the median income for a family was $35,536. Males had a median income of $23,958 versus $20,208 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,990. About 3.0% of families and 8.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.9% of those under the age of eighteen and 5.1% of those 65 or over.
Arts and culture
Each year, Dalton hosts an annual Summerfest Day the final weekend in June. During this celebration, an all-city rummage sale is held, a Relay for Life fundraising event is held in conjunction with a large softball tournament, and a street dance is held on that weekend's Saturday evening.
Dalton is also home to the Lake Region Pioneer Threshermen's Association, a group of enthusiasts who restore and display antique farming equipment—notably the threshing machine—during an annual show the weekend after Labor Day.
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- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Dalton, Minnesota
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- "City and Town Population Totals: 2020-2021". United States Census Bureau. June 24, 2022. Retrieved June 24, 2022.
- Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 393.
- "Otter Tail County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved July 28, 2015.
- US Department of Commerce, NOAA. "Review of the damaging EF-4 tornado across west central Minnesota on July 8th, 2020". www.weather.gov. Retrieved July 10, 2020.
- "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on January 12, 2012. Retrieved November 13, 2012.
- United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved September 10, 2013.