Zimmerman is a city in Sherburne County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 2,851 at the 2000 census.
U.S. Route 169 serves as a main arterial route in the city.
Every year in Zimmerman, there is a parade called the Wild West Days Parade. This includes a small carnival near Highway 169, and, of course, a parade. This parade usually includes about 250 of the Middle/High School's 400 band students (including the amazing Zimmerman High School Drumline), the fire department from Zimmerman and surrounding areas. There is also homecoming royalty from other surrounding towns attending and in the parade.
There are currently three school buildings in Zimmerman. One is the oldest in the town, Zimmerman Elementary School. This is celebrating its 50th anniversary of operation in 2007. It currently houses grades K-2. The other elementary school, Westwood Elementary School, is located west of the other elementary school. It is one of the most energy efficient schools in the country. It has earned many awards for this, and a spot on the local news for its extremely small energy bills. It contains a very efficient air filtration system, and the lighting is adjusted automatically to suit the needs of someone in the building. For example, if it was extremely sunny outside and the blinds on the school were open, the lights would automatically dim, as you would not need that much lighting. This school houses grades 3-5. It was completed in 2004. The other school is the combined Middle/High School. It was a middle school at first, and the high school students had to attend school at Elk River High School. This continued until 1999, when the addition for the high school was added on. Grades 6-8 are considered middle school, and 9-12 are considered high school.
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the city has a total area of 2.9 square miles
), of which, 2.8 square miles (7.2 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (2.80%) is water.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 2,851 people, 963 households, and 722 families residing in the city. The population density
was 1,026.0 people per square mile (396.0/km²). There were 1,018 housing units at an average density of 366.4/sq mi (141.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.61% White
, 0.11% African American
, 0.25% Native American
, 0.28% Asian
, 0.35% from other races
, and 1.40% from two or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 1.30% of the population.
There were 963 households out of which 49.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.5% were married couples living together, 13.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.0% were non-families. 17.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.96 and the average family size was 3.39.
In the city the population was spread out with 36.0% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 37.0% from 25 to 44, 13.2% from 45 to 64, and 4.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 27 years. For every 100 females there were 99.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.7 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $49,332, and the median income for a family was $51,275. Males had a median income of $37,298 versus $24,918 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,528. About 4.3% of families and 6.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.2% of those under age 18 and 17.3% of those age 65 or over.