Clarkfield, Minnesota

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Clarkfield is a city in Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota, United States, surrounded by Friendship Township. The population was 944 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km²), all of it land.

U.S. Route 59 and Minnesota State Highway 67 are two of the main routes in the city.


The mayor of Clarkfield is Gene Kockelman. The city council includes Steve Hubbard, Francis Staab, Bob Schlenner, and Dave Biermaier.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 944 people, 371 households, and 228 families residing in the city. The population density was 872.7 people per square mile (337.5/km²). There were 429 housing units at an average density of 396.6/sq mi (153.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.52% White, 0.11% African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.42% from other races, and 0.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.17% of the population.

There were 371 households out of which 26.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.9% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.5% were non-families. 35.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.7% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 20.9% from 25 to 44, 19.0% from 45 to 64, and 31.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 89.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $33,819, and the median income for a family was $39,926. Males had a median income of $28,900 versus $17,431 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,349. About 10.1% of families and 12.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.2% of those under age 18 and 14.4% of those age 65 or over.


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