Blomkest, Minnesota

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Blomkest is a city in Kandiyohi County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 186 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.7 km²), all of it land. The surrounding topography is marked by flat to slightly rolling fields, almost all of them farms. Big Kandiyohi Lake lies to the northeast of the town.

U.S. Route 71 and Minnesota State Highway 7 are two of the main routes in the community.

Town Center

The downtown area of Blomkest spans three blocks. The main street is host to Erickson Plumbing & Heating Hardware store, Concorde Bank, post office, the former Blomkest Food Market, a restaurant under construction, the Blomkest Baptist Church, a steel construction company, the city park/fire department/community center & Dyrnwyn Studios, a multimedia production studio.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 186 people, 66 households, and 53 families residing in the city. The population density was 179.8 people per square mile (69.7/km²). There were 70 housing units at an average density of 67.7/sq mi (26.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.77% White, 3.23% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.84% of the population.

There were 66 households out of which 43.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.2% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.2% were non-families. 18.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.20.

In the city the population was spread out with 31.7% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 32.3% from 25 to 44, 18.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 93.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $34,583, and the median income for a family was $40,833. Males had a median income of $27,500 versus $26,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,072. About 3.7% of families and 4.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.0% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.


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