Ogilvie, Minnesota

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Ogilvie is a city in Kanabec County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 474 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.4 km²), all of it land.

Minnesota State Highways 23 and 47 are two of the main routes in the community.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 474 people, 182 households, and 111 families residing in the city. The population density was 507.0 people per square mile (196.8/km²). There were 199 housing units at an average density of 212.9/sq mi (82.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.88% White, 0.42% African American, 2.11% Native American, 2.74% Asian, 0.21% from other races, and 0.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.63% of the population.

There were 182 households out of which 39.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.9% were married couples living together, 15.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.5% were non-families. 30.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the city the population was spread out with 32.3% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 89.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $120,000, and the median income for a family was $33,125. Males had a median income of $22,083 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,198. About 8.8% of families and 14.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.0% of those under age 18 and 6.7% of those age 65 or over.

History

The town of Ogilvie, MN was previously named Groundhouse, Minnesota. The name became "Ogilvie" on January 1, 1900. The community was named for Oric Ogilvie Whited, a local landowner. The town incorporated in 1902.

One of the founding father's of Ogilvie, MN was John Bragg, who started a combined lumber yard and general mercantile in 1898. In 1900, he built a new 2-story general mercantile-only store, which also featured one of the first soda fountains in the area. The Bragg General Store as it was known then, also featured a connected storage warehouse, and the 2nd floor was used as a public hall where the "Modern Woodsmen Lodge of Ogilvie" held dances every Saturday night. In 1902, the Bragg General Store was sold to E.F. Ohman, while John Bragg started another lumber yard. Today, the Bragg building is one of the oldest buildings in Ogilvie that are still around today.

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