Good Thunder, Minnesota

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Good Thunder is a city in Blue Earth County, Minnesota, along the Maple River. The population was 592 at the 2000 census. It is part of the MankatoNorth Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²), all of it land.

Minnesota State Highway 66; and County Roads 1 and 10 are three of the main routes in the community.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 592 people, 217 households, and 161 families residing in the city. The population density was 945.7 people per square mile (362.8/km²). There were 233 housing units at an average density of 372.2/sq mi (142.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.64% White, 0.17% African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.34% Asian, and 1.69% from two or more races.

There were 217 households out of which 43.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.6% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.8% were non-families. 24.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the city the population was spread out with 32.8% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 16.4% from 45 to 64, and 10.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 94.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $42,500, and the median income for a family was $45,469. Males had a median income of $31,375 versus $21,146 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,524. About 12.4% of families and 13.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.7% of those under age 18 and 19.3% of those age 65 or over.


See also


Amboy | Eagle Lake | Good Thunder | Lake Crystal | Madison Lake | Mankato‡ | Mapleton | Minnesota Lake‡ | North Mankato‡ | Pemberton | Skyline | St. Clair | Vernon Center

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