Mizpah, Minnesota

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Mizpah is a city in Koochiching County, Minnesota, United States. Its population was 78 at the 2000 census. The name is the Hebrew word for "watchtower."

The Minnesota state record for latest measurable snowfall was recorded in Mizpah on June 4, 1935 when the town received an inch and a half of snowfall.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.0 square miles (7.8 km²), all of it land.

Mizpah is located on U.S. Route 71 at Route 36.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 78 people, 31 households, and 19 families residing in the city. The population density was 25.7 people per square mile (9.9/km²). There were 51 housing units at an average density of 16.8/sq mi (6.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 85.90% White and 14.10% Native American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.28% of the population.

There were 31 households out of which 29.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.8% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.5% were non-families. 29.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.25.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.2% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 17.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 122.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 115.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $34,375, and the median income for a family was $53,125. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $25,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,519. 19.0% of families and 25.7% of the population were living below the poverty line, including 69.2% of those under the age of 18 and none of those ages 65 or older.


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