Cosmos, Minnesota

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Cosmos is a city in Meeker County, Minnesota, United States, along the South Fork of the Crow River. The population was 582 at the 2000 census.

Minnesota State Highways 4 and 7 are two of the main arterial routes in the community.

On the third weekend in July, the city holds the Cosmos Space Festival. See link below.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.1 square miles (3.0 km²), of which, 1.1 square miles (2.9 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (1.75%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 582 people, 240 households, and 154 families residing in the city. The population density was 519.3 people per square mile (200.6/km²). There were 261 housing units at an average density of 232.9/sq mi (90.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.28% White. Four persons (0.69%) identified as Asian, one (0.17%) as Pacific Islander, two (0.34%) from other races, and three (0.52%) from two or more races. Two persons (0.34%) were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 240 households out of which 27.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.5% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.8% were non-families. 28.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.73.

In the city the population was spread out with 20.8% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 23.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 90.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,278, and the median income for a family was $36,750. Males had a median income of $31,364 versus $23,125 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,447. About 5.8% of families and 10.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.1% of those under age 18 and 22.0% of those age 65 or over.


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