Frazee, Minnesota

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Frazee is a city in Becker County, Minnesota, United States. It is the second most populous city in Becker County. The population was 1,377 at the 2000 census. Originally named Detroit and later Third Crossing before adopting its present name of Frazee, the plat of the old town site was made on May 27, 1857. With Becker County not formally organized until 1871, it was the earliest settlement in the area. The city was officially incorporated on January 6, 1891. It was named after R.L. Frazee, an early settler who moved his milling business from Ohio to the early settlement that today bears his name. Today it is best known as the home of "Big Tom: the World's Largest Turkey."[3]



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.4 km²), of which, 0.9 square miles (2.2 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (5.43%) is water.

Frazee is located 46.8 degrees north of the equator and 95.8 degrees west of the prime meridian. Altitude is 1,274 feet (388 m) above sea level.

U.S. Route 10 and Minnesota State Highway 87 are two of the main routes in the city.


The United States Census Bureau estimated the population to be 1,385 in 2007. As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,377 people, 504 households, and 318 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,593.2 people per square mile (618.2/km²). There were 553 housing units at an average density of 639.8/sq mi (248.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.39% White, 0.65% African American, 2.98% Native American, 0.94% Asian, 0.36% from other races, and 1.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.94% of the population.

There were 504 households out of which 34.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.3% were married couples living together, 15.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.9% were non-families. 31.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.3% had someone living aloe who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.16.

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