Our Communities

As the result of a treaty in 1847, the Winnebago Indians located on lands west of the Mississippi River. A road was cut from the Mississippi River to the Winnebago agency which is, at present, Long Prairie. In addition to providing a route for bringing in the Winnebago, this roadway opened the opportunity for immigration and by the 1860's homesteaders began to settle in the area. In 1893, residents incorporated the Village of Swanville, a community of 180 citizens.

Swanville quickly took advantage of its location in the midst of hardwood forests which were interspersed with agricultural land. A railroad which ran from Little Falls to the Dakotas made transport of goods convenient. Hardwood lumber and agricultural products were shipped by rail.

A Swanville newspaper began publication in 1900. Social events have always been an important part of community life, from social dances and the building of a bandstand to the present day Swanville Carnival. The progressive attitude of Swanville is perhaps best demonstrated by the election of a female mayor, Isabelle Flood, in 1922. One of only two female mayors in the history of Morrison County, she held the office for three terms. Today Swanville continues as a progressive community known best for its production of turkeys.

Present day Swanville has a progressive City Council intent on bringing new industry to town. They have developed an industrial park on the north side of town which has two businesses located there already. The City Council has provided assistance to downtown businesses, enabling them to improve their buildings and because of this attitude the downtown area has been reborn.

Swanville Industrial Park

Swanville

Population

Total Population

358

Population
Growth Rate

0.22%

Median Age

41

Diversity Index

10.100

Housing & Income

Households

144

Total Housing Units

161


Owner Occupied

120

Renter Occupied

24

Vacant

17

Median Home Value

$203,846


Average Home Value

$241,458

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.21%


Per Capita Income

1.79%

Income Projection

Median Household

$61,426 $67,503


Average Household

$73,598 $79,670


Per Capita

$26,344 $28,790

Workforce

Total Businesses

29

Total Employed

217

Workers 16+

174

2020 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

1

Employed

70

2020 Transportation/Warehouse

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

39

2020 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

7

Employed

36

2020 Manufacturing Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

3

Employed

20

2020 Food & Beverage Stores

N

Businesses

3

Employed

20

2020 Wholesale Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

20

Some
High School

15

Graduated
High School

93

Associates
Degree

44

Bachelor's
Degree

27

Graduate
Degree

7

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

105

Non-Resident Commuters

69

Drive Alone

129

Carpooled

13

Public

0

Work At Home

9