Williams, Minnesota

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Williams is a city in Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 210 at the 2000 census.

Williams was burned in the Baudette Fire of 1910.[3]



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.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 210 people, 92 households, and 57 families residing in the city. The population density was 214.6 people per square mile (82.7/km²). There were 115 housing units at an average density of 117.5/sq mi (45.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.62% White, 1.43% African American, and 0.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.90% of the population.

There were 92 households out of which 26.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.2% were married couples living together, 14.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.0% were non-families. 34.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 21.4% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 22.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 92.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $26,364, and the median income for a family was $28,958. Males had a median income of $25,375 versus $24,063 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,888. About 11.3% of families and 19.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.3% of those under the age of eighteen and 20.0% of those sixty five or over.

Potato Day

The annual Festival that takes place in the fall in Williams. The tradition started when Potato Farmers would get together and have a celebration that harvest was over.[citation needed] The festivities include a parade, dance, and the naming of the Potato Day Queen.


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