Fisher, Minnesota

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Fisher is a town in Polk County, Minnesota, United States. It is part of the 'Grand Forks-ND-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area'. The population was 435 at the 2000 census. Fisher has become a bedroom community for the nearby Greater Grand Forks Metropolitan Area.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 435 people, 177 households, and 120 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,092.3 people per square mile (419.9/km²). There were 197 housing units at an average density of 494.7/sq mi (190.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.62% White, 1.15% from other races, and 0.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.30% of the population.

There were 177 households out of which 28.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.0% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.2% were non-families. 26.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 99.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $38,750, and the median income for a family was $49,444. Males had a median income of $32,656 versus $20,208 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,083. About 5.5% of families and 6.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.5% of those under age 18 and 3.3% of those age 65 or over.

Miscellaneous

  • Surrounded by farms growing wheat, potatoes and sugar beets
  • Sugar Beet Day celebrated in the 1960s and 1970s

References

Beltrami | Climax | Crookston | East Grand Forks | Erskine | Fertile | Fisher | Fosston | Gully | Lengby | McIntosh | Mentor | Nielsville | Trail | Winger

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