Hokah, Minnesota

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Hokah is a city in Houston County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 614 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.9 km²), of which, 0.7 square miles (1.8 km²) of it is land and 1.37% is water.


Minnesota State Highways 16 and 44 are two of the main routes in the community. Minnesota State Highway 26 is nearby. Hokah transportation is fueled by the Hokah Coop which is the highlight of the community. Besides a full service gas station, the "Coop", as locals refer to it, offers services including window washing and drain plug removal, although drain plug re-insertion is not always guaranteed.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 614 people, 271 households, and 159 families residing in the city. The population density was 860.1 people per square mile (333.9/km²). There were 278 housing units at an average density of 389.4/sq mi (151.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.37% White, 1.14% African American, 0.16% from other races, and 0.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.81% of the population.

There were 271 households out of which 34.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.1% were married couples living together, 14.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.3% were non-families. 35.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.9% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 31.1% from 25 to 44, 19.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 88.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $26,838, and the median income for a family was $36,000. Males had a median income of $32,212 versus $21,016 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,630. About 16.5% of families and 15.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.0% of those under age 18 and 8.3% of those age 65 or over.


The La Crescent-Hokah Public Schools is the city's school district.[1]

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