Emily, Minnesota

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Emily is a city in Crow Wing County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 847 at the 2000 census.It is part of the Brainerd Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Minnesota State Highway 6 serves as a main route in the community.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 36.1 square miles (93.5 km²), of which, 30.0 square miles (77.7 km²) of it is land and 6.1 square miles (15.8 km²) of it (16.90%) is water.

Origin of Name

The city of Emily was named after Emily Christie and Emily Gadek, two girls born early after the city's founding. Both went on to distinguished careers in their chosen professions.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 847 people, 368 households, and 243 families residing in the city. The population density was 28.2 people per square mile (10.9/km²). There were 876 housing units at an average density of 29.2/sq mi (11.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.87% White, 0.24% African American, 0.94% Native American, 0.24% Asian, and 0.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.71% of the population.

There were 368 households out of which 21.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.4% were married couples living together, 4.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.7% were non-families. 30.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.4% 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 2.85.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.4% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 19.1% from 25 to 44, 29.0% from 45 to 64, and 24.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 102.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $34,276, and the median income for a family was $37,750. Males had a median income of $30,000 versus $23,068 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,854. About 3.9% of families and 7.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.9% of those under age 18 and 9.5% of those age 65 or over.


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