Jeffers, Minnesota

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Jeffers is a city in Amboy Township, Cottonwood County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 396 at the 2000 census.

Minnesota State Highway 30 and County Highway 4 are two of the main routes in the community. U.S. Route 71 is nearby.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²), all land and an elevation of 1480 ft. Latitude: 44.06 N, Longitude: 95.20 W

The Jeffers Petroglyphs are located 9 km (6 mi) northeast of Jeffers on Red Rock Ridge.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 396 people, 184 households, and 114 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,025.0 people per square mile (392.0/km²). There were 200 housing units at an average density of 517.7/sq mi (198.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.74% White, 0.25% Asian, and 1.01% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.25% of the population.

There were 184 households out of which 20.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.6% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.0% were non-families. 33.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.71.

In the city the population was spread out with 19.9% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 24.5% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 27.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 96.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,286, and the median income for a family was $35,625. Males had a median income of $23,125 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,649. About 7.3% of families and 9.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.4% of those under age 18 and 10.7% of those age 65 or over.

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