Nashwauk, Minnesota

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Nashwauk is a city in Itasca County, Minnesota, USA. The population was 935 at the 2000 census.

U.S. Route 169 and Minnesota State Highway 65 are two of the main arterial routes in the city.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.9 square miles (15.4 km²), of which, 5.6 square miles (14.6 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²) of it (5.21%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 935 people, 434 households, and 266 families residing in the city. The population density was 165.8 people per square mile (64.0/km²). There were 467 housing units at an average density of 82.8/sq mi (32.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.82% White, 0.53% Native American, 0.11% Asian, and 0.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.21% of the population. 24.1% were of German, 13.9% Italian, 9.9% Finnish, 8.9% Norwegian, 5.3% French and 5.2% American ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 434 households out of which 23.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.8% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.7% were non-families. 35.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.2% 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 2.74.

In the city the population was spread out with 20.2% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 23.0% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 24.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 90.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $26,146, and the median income for a family was $31,938. Males had a median income of $31,136 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,954. About 11.5% of families and 14.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.9% of those under age 18 and 11.0% of those age 65 or over.

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