Bovey, Minnesota

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Bovey is a city in Itasca County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 662 at the 2000 census.

U.S. Route 169 served as a main arterial route in the community. However, in late 2007, construction was completed on a new section of highway that bypasses the city.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6.0 km²), of which, 2.3 square miles (5.9 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (1.30%) is water.

Notable people from Bovey


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 662 people, 302 households, and 169 families residing in the city. The population density was 290.0 people per square mile (112.1/km²). There were 326 housing units at an average density of 142.8/sq mi (55.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.98% White, 2.11% Native American, 0.15% Asian, and 0.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.21% of the population.

There were 302 households out of which 23.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.4% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.0% were non-families. 36.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.0% under the age of 18, 11.2% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 18.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 92.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $25,662, and the median income for a family was $33,750. Males had a median income of $28,571 versus $19,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,127. About 19.5% of families and 22.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 46.6% of those under age 18 and 3.4% of those age 65 or over.


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