Starbuck, Minnesota

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Starbuck is a city in Pope County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 1,314 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.1 square kilometres (1.58 sq mi), all of it land.Minnesota State Highways 28, 29, and 114 are three of the main routes in the city.


Starbuck was platted in the spring of 1882, is a village of the Northern Pacific railway , adjoining the western end of Lake Minnewaska. The growth and settlement of Pope County were greatly retarded for many years by the lack of railway and shipping facilities, which obliged the settlers to go long distances, into adjoining counties, to market their products. [3]

Reportedly the town was named after Stabekk in Bærum in Akershus county, Norway. However, according to Geographical Names of Manitoba, the village of Starbuck in that Canadian province is thought to have been named after the town in Minnesota by a contractor working for the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1885. It states that Starbuck, Minnesota was named after William H. Starbuck of New York and who financed the Little Falls and Dakota Railroad.[4]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,314 people, 565 households, and 328 families residing in the city. The population density was 834.0 people per square mile (321.1/km²). There were 633 housing units at an average density of 401.8/sq mi (154.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.01% White, 0.23% from other races, and 0.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.46% of the population.

There were 565 households out of which 26.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.8% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.9% were non-families. 38.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 25.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.0% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 23.1% from 25 to 44, 19.2% from 45 to 64, and 30.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 82.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.7 males.

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