Climax, Minnesota

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Climax is a city in Polk County, Minnesota, United States. It is part of the Grand Forks, ND-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 243 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.1 square miles (3.0 km²), all of it land.

U.S. Highway 75 and Minnesota Highway 220 are two of the main routes in the community.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 243 people, 113 households, and 68 families residing in the city. The population density was 212.2 people per square mile (81.6/km²). There were 124 housing units at an average density of 108.3/sq mi (41.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.00% White, 1.65% Native American, 4.12% from other races, and 1.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.58% of the population.

There were 113 households out of which 25.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.6% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.8% were non-families. 38.9% 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 2.15 and the average family size was 2.82.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.2% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 23.0% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 25.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 88.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $24,688, and the median income for a family was $30,625. Males had a median income of $38,438 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,320. About 5.1% of families and 11.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.1% of those under the age of eighteen and 20.3% of those sixty five or over.

History

Climax, founded in 1896, was named after a chewing tobacco company.[citation needed]

Controversy

The town briefly made national news in 2004 when school superintendent Shirley Moger refused to allow students to wear shirts bearing the town motto, "Climax - More than just a feeling.",[citation needed] which may be a reference to orgasm.[original research?] The motto was picked following a contest.[citation needed]

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