Foley, Minnesota

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Foley is a city in Benton County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 2,154 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Benton County[3].

Foley is part of the St. Cloud Metropolitan Statistical Area.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.9 km²), all of it land.

Minnesota State Highways 23 and 25 are two of the main routes in the city.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,154 people, 756 households, and 499 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,148.6 people per square mile (442.4/km²). There were 793 housing units at an average density of 422.8/sq mi (162.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.21% White, 1.35% African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.09% from other races, and 0.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.46% of the population.

There were 756 households out of which 39.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.5% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.9% were non-families. 30.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.23.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.6% under the age of 18, 11.7% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 15.2% from 45 to 64, and 17.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 99.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $38,393, and the median income for a family was $48,750. Males had a median income of $32,466 versus $21,731 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,168. About 6.1% of families and 9.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.8% of those under age 18 and 20.7% of those age 65 or over. The current Mayor is Dean Weber, who is an owner of a medical supply company and retired Major in the Air National Guard.

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