New York Mills, Minnesota

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New York Mills is a city in Otter Tail County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 1,158 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.2 km²), all of it land.

U.S. Route 10 serves as a main route in the city.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,158 people, 492 households, and 276 families residing in the city. The population density was 926.7 people per square mile (357.7/km²). There were 535 housing units at an average density of 428.1/sq mi (165.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.53% White, 0.09% African American, 0.35% Native American, 0.17% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.30% of the population. 27.4% were of German, 25.5% Finnish, 13.5% Norwegian, and 5.4% Swedish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 492 households out of which 27.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.5% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.9% were non-families. 40.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 27.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.5% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 20.6% from 25 to 44, 16.5% from 45 to 64, and 31.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 82.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,596, and the median income for a family was $35,536. Males had a median income of $29,286 versus $18,333 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,949. About 11.7% of families and 17.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.7% of those under age 18 and 19.0% of those age 65 or over.

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