Kandiyohi, Minnesota

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Kandiyohi is a city in Kandiyohi County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 555 at the 2000 census. In 1869 the Minnesota legislature voted Kandiyohi to be the new state capital due to its central location. The bill was vetoed by governor William Rainey Marshall on the grounds that "[t]he western treeless districts" further out from Kandiyohi would place the capital away from the likely population center.[3]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²), all of it land.

U.S. Route 12 serves as a main route in the community.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 555 people, 215 households, and 147 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,754.2 people per square mile (669.6/km²). There were 228 housing units at an average density of 720.7/sq mi (275.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.84% White, 0.54% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.90% from other races, and 0.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.62% of the population.

There were 215 households out of which 40.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.2% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.2% were non-families. 24.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.5% under the age of 18, 15.9% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 15.5% from 45 to 64, and 11.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 92.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,364, and the median income for a family was $52,500. Males had a median income of $32,045 versus $19,659 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,897. About 3.4% of families and 5.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.3% of those under age 18 and 6.5% of those age 65 or over.

References

Atwater | Blomkest | Kandiyohi | Lake Lillian | New London | Pennock | Prinsburg | Raymond | Regal | Spicer | Sunburg | Willmar

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