Vining, Minnesota

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Vining is a city in Otter Tail County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 68 at the 2000 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km²), of which, 1.3 square miles (3.3 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (3.05%) is water.

Minnesota State Highway 210 serves as a main route in the community.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 68 people, 32 households, and 20 families residing in the city. The population density was 53.6 people per square mile (20.7/km²). There were 46 housing units at an average density of 36.3/sq mi (14.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.59% White, and 4.41% from two or more races.

There were 32 households out of which 21.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.3% were married couples living together, 3.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.5% were non-families. 37.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.75.

In the city the population was spread out with 19.1% under the age of 18, 2.9% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 32.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50 years. For every 100 females there were 106.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $21,250, and the median income for a family was $41,875. Males had a median income of $26,667 versus $21,875 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,866. There were no families and 9.4% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 11.8% of those over 64.

Vining, Minnesota is also famous as the childhood home of NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg.


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