Biscay, Minnesota

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Biscay (pronounced /ˈbɪskiː/ BIS-kee) is a city in McLeod County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 114 at the 2000 census.



Biscay is located at the junction of Minnesota State Highway 22 and Major Avenue, between the cities of Glencoe and Hutchinson.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 114 people, 45 households, and 31 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,642.4 people per square mile (628.8/km²). There were 48 housing units at an average density of 691.5/sq mi (264.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.86% White, 6.14% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.40% of the population.

There were 45 households out of which 26.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.7% were married couples living together, 2.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.9% were non-families. 22.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.8% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 35.1% from 45 to 64, and 6.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 86.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $49,583, and the median income for a family was $59,583. Males had a median income of $38,750 versus $25,625 for females. The per capita income for the city was $22,988. None of the population or the families were below the poverty line.


  • The city of Biscay is home to the Biscay Municipal Liquor store, more commonly known as the "Biscay Bar"; it is perhaps the largest bar and liquor store within over 100 miles (160 km). The liquor store offers a large menu, which includes 20 different appetizers and 17 burgers. For entertainment, the bar area has two pool tables, an electronic jukebox, and numerous TVs.[citation needed]

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