Sebeka, Minnesota

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Sebeka is a city in Wadena County, Minnesota, United States. Its population was 710 at the 2000 census. The name comes from an Ojibwe word meaning "town by the water".[5]

U.S. Highway 71 and State Highway 227 are two of the main routes in the community.



Sebeka originally grew around the depot of the K-line branch of the Great Northern Railway, which first came through the area in 1892.[5] The first major industry in the area was logging.[5] The town's first store was the Anderson Pioneer Store.[6] The town was incorporated on March 19, 1898. Its population has gone from 233 in 1900 to a peak of 818 in 1960.[6]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.5 square miles (6.4 km²), all of it land.

The Redeye River flows through the city.[7]


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 710 people, 332 households, and 188 families residing in the city. The population density was 289.1 people per square mile (111.4/km²). There were 378 housing units at an average density of 153.9/sq mi (59.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.01% White, 0.14% African American, 0.28% Native American, and 0.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.54% of the population. 30.1% were of Finnish, 28.2% German, 9.2% Norwegian and 7.6% American ancestry according to Census 2000.

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