Caledonia, Minnesota

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Caledonia is a city in Houston County, Minnesota, United States and is part of the La Crosse, Wisconsin Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 2,965 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Houston County.[3]

Caledonia is located 17 miles southwest of La Crosse, Wisconsin. Caledonia is known as the "Wild Turkey Capital of Minnesota."



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.9 square miles (7.4 km²), all of it is land.

Minnesota Highway 44 and Minnesota Highway 76 are two of the main routes in the community.


Caledonia is home to Caledonia High School.


The Houston County Airport serves general aviation in the region.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,965 people, 1,223 households, and 754 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,037.1 people per square mile (400.3/km²). There were 1,286 housing units at an average density of 449.8/sq mi (173.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.35% White, 0.40% African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.03% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.54% of the population.

There were 1,223 households out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.1% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.3% were non-families. 34.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 3.00.

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