Tyler, Minnesota

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Tyler is a city in Lincoln County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 1,218 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.9 square miles (5.0 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,218 people, 532 households, and 338 families residing in the city. The population density was 632.8 people per square mile (244.9/km²). There were 577 housing units at an average density of 299.8/sq mi (116.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.78% White, 0.49% Native American, 0.49% Asian, 1.23% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.87% of the population.

There were 532 households out of which 24.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.0% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.3% were non-families. 33.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.81.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.3% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 21.6% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 27.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 88.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,196, and the median income for a family was $37,841. Males had a median income of $30,592 versus $17,981 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,451. About 3.8% of families and 6.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.0% of those under age 18 and 14.0% of those age 65 or over.


On August 21, 1918, 36 people died when a large tornado tore through Tyler. It was the 4th most deadly tornado in Minnesota history.

Annual events

Aebleskiver Days is the yearly town celebration, held on the fourth weekend of July. The event is named after the aebleskiver, a spherical Danish pancake. On Saturday evening, they have a parade that goes down main street with floats that are made by the various neighborhoods.

The Lincoln County Fairgrounds are located in Tyler where the yearly county fair takes place in August.

Tyler is home of the Danebod Folk School. Danebod hosts many wonderful programs including annual week-long recreational Family Camps and the Folk Meeting which presents a series of world-renowned lecturers. The entire campus at Danebod including Danebod Lutheran Church has been a part of the National Historic Register since 1975 due to both the architectural and historic significance of the structures within the district.

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