Hinckley, Minnesota

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Hinckley is a city in Pine County, Minnesota, United States, located at the junction of Interstate 35 and Minnesota State Highway 48. The population was 1,291 at the 2000 census.

Hinckley's name in the Ojibwe language is Gaa-zhiigwanaabikokaag[3][4], meaning "the place abundant with grindstones" due to being located along the Grindstone River. Portions of the Mille Lacs Indian Reservation are located within and adjacent to Hinckley.

On September 1, 1894 the Great Hinckley Fire killed more than 400 people.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.9 square miles (7.5 km²), of which, 2.8 square miles (7.4 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (1.73%) is water. Interstate Highway 35 and Minnesota Highway 23 (co-signed); and Minnesota Highway 48 are two of the main routes in the city.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,291 people, 551 households, and 332 families residing in the city. The population density was 454.3 people per square mile (175.5/km²). There were 614 housing units at an average density of 216.0/sq mi (83.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.87% White, 0.15% African American, 5.81% Native American, 0.70% Asian, 0.08% from other races, and 1.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.08% of the population.

There were 551 households out of which 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.2% were married couples living together, 17.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.7% were non-families. 34.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.95.

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