Deerwood, Minnesota

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Deerwood is a city in Crow Wing County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 590 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Brainerd Micropolitan Statistical Area.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.3 km²), of which, 1.4 square miles (3.5 km²) of it is land and 0.7 square miles (1.7 km²) of it (32.84%) is water. Minnesota State Highways 6 and 210 are two of the main routes in the community.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 590 people, 256 households, and 153 families residing in the city. The population density was 431.1 people per square mile (166.3/km²). There were 309 housing units at an average density of 225.8/sq mi (87.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.12% White, 1.02% African American, 1.19% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.17% from other races, and 0.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.51% of the population.

There were 256 households out of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.9% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.2% were non-families. 37.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.1% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 22.2% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 22.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 88.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,069, and the median income for a family was $40,625. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $27,813 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,697. About 8.4% of families and 13.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.3% of those under age 18 and 13.9% of those age 65 or over.

Places of interest

The Deerwood Auditorium is a community center built as a Works Progress Administration project. The auditorium, built in 1935, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, a rare surviving example of federal relief architecture in Minnesota.

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