Alpha, Minnesota

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Alpha is a city in Jackson County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 126 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 126 people, 52 households, and 34 families residing in the city. The population density was 711.5 people per square mile (270.3/km²). There were 61 housing units at an average density of 344.4/sq mi (130.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.41% White and 1.59% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.79% of the population.

There were 52 households out of which 28.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.6% were married couples living together, 3.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.7% were non-families. 26.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 16.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 93.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $41,750, and the median income for a family was $46,250. Males had a median income of $26,563 versus $17,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,769. There were no families and 2.4% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 4.8% of those over 64.


Alpha is located in Minnesota's 1st congressional district, represented by Mankato educator Tim Walz, a Democrat. At the state level, Alpha is located in Senate District 22, represented by Republican Doug Magnus, and in House District 22B, represented by Republican Rod Hamilton.


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