Remer, Minnesota

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Remer is a city in Cass County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 372 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Brainerd Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Minnesota State Highways 6 and 200 are two of the main arterial routes in the community.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.9 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 372 people, 178 households, and 95 families residing in the city. The population density was 327.8 people per square mile (127.1/km²). There were 198 housing units at an average density of 174.5/sq mi (67.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.97% White, 0.27% African American, 2.69% Native American, and 1.08% from two or more races.

There were 178 households out of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.3% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.6% were non-families. 41.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 28.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.09 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 19.4% from 25 to 44, 26.3% from 45 to 64, and 22.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 83.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $19,583, and the median income for a family was $27,500. Males had a median income of $28,000 versus $20,536 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,674. About 25.9% of families and 34.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 52.9% of those under age 18 and 22.2% of those age 65 or over.

Remer is also location of the Thunder Lake Lodge where Al Capone would stay on his vacations to Minnesota. The room he stayed in was named McCeary Cabin, which was originally built in 1912. In 2009, a motion-activated camera captured a picture of what some consider to be Bigfoot in an area near Remer, MN. Since then, Remer has been known as the Bigfoot capital of the world.[3]

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Remer currently lays claim to the World's Largest Eagle statue.

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