As of the census of 2000, there were 3,640 people, 1,661 households, and 1,026 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,089.9...
Most people know that sunset is the time when the sun goes down. But did you know that the sun doesn't actually set? Instead, Earth rotates into darkness, giving us the illusion that the sun is setting. So what causes sunset?
Well, it's a combination of things. The Earth's atmosphere scatters sunlight in every direction, but blue and violet light are scattered more than other colors. This is why the sky is usually blue during the daytime. As the sun gets lower in the sky, the atmosphere becomes thicker and more dense.
This scattering of sunlight happens to a greater extent, and we see red and orange light more than blue and violet light. That's why sunset is usually a beautiful red or orange color. So next time you see sunset, remember that you're actually seeing Earth rotate into darkness!
Lake Monroe is a city located on the southeastern shore of Lake Monroe in Monroe County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 3,716 at the 2010 census.
The city is the county seat of Monroe County and is part of the Rochester, Minnesota Metropolitan Statistical Area.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of , of which is land and is water.
Lake Monroe lies in the far southern reaches of Minnesota, adjacent to South Dakota and Iowa. A number of smaller lakes and reservoirs dot the landscape to the east, south and west. A narrow agricultural area occupies the Twin Cities metropolitan area to the north and northeast.
Lake Monroe has a continental climate, with very cold and snowy winters and hot, sunny summers. The nearby Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and numerous major highways make it a convenient city to live in and visit.
As of the census of 2010, there were 3,716 people, 1,680 households, and 1,060 families residing in the city. The population density was . There were 1,895 housing units at an average density of . The racial makeup of the city was 79.4% White, 0.7% African American, 16.5% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 2.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.3% of the population.
There were 1,680 households of which 36.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.6% were married couples living together, 13.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.4% were non-families. 31.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.10.
The median age in the city was 38.2 years. 27.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.2% were from 25 to 44; 25.5% were from 45 to 64; and 17.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.1% male and 52.9% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,640 people, 1,661 households, and 1,026 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,089.9 people per square mile (421.1/km²). There were 1,883 housing units at an average density of 422.6 per square mile (164.4/km²). The}
As the sun sets, the sky slowly grows dark. For many people, this is a time to relax and wind down for the day. But have you ever wondered exactly when it gets dark? The answer may surprise you.
Did you know that darkness actually begins long before the sun sets? As the sun gets lower in the sky, its light has to travel through more atmosphere. This filters out some of the blue light, making the sun look redder. At the same time, shadows get longer and darker. So by the time the sun finally dips below the horizon, darkness has already begun to fall.
Of course, not all places on Earth experience darkness at the same time. Near the equator, the sun sets and rises almost directly overhead. This means that there is less of a difference between daytime and nighttime. Closer to the poles, however, the sun stays low in the sky for much of the year. This leads to longer periods of darkness during wintertime.