Verndale, Minnesota

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Verndale is a city in Wadena County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 575 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.5 km²), all of it land.

U.S. Route 10 serves as a main route in the community.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 575 people, 234 households, and 157 families residing in the city. The population density was 587.7 people per square mile (226.5/km²). There were 260 housing units at an average density of 265.8/sq mi (102.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.70% White, 0.35% African American, 1.22% Native American, 0.52% Asian, 0.70% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.57% of the population. 32.4% were of German, 17.2% Norwegian, 10.4% American, 7.3% Swedish and 6.0% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 234 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.5% were non-families. 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.9% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 15.7% from 45 to 64, and 19.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 94.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $26,000, and the median income for a family was $30,938. Males had a median income of $24,306 versus $21,058 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,448. About 10.4% of families and 11.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.9% of those under age 18 and 8.8% of those age 65 or over.

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