Hanley Falls, Minnesota

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Hanley Falls is a city in Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 323 at the 2000 census.

Hanley Falls has two grain elevators run by the local farmers co-op and is the site of an annual thresher show.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²), all of it land.

The Yellow Medicine River flows through the city.[3]

Minnesota State Highway 23 serves as a main route in the community.

Two railroad lines intersect on the northwest side of town; the question of whether the state of Minnesota could order installation of an interchange track between the two independent railroads led to a 1900 U.S. Supreme Court decision which affirmed that the state could indeed order the establishment of the "Hanley Falls Wye" for the public convenience, despite the railroads' opposition.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 323 people, 115 households, and 83 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,223.0 people per square mile (479.7/km²). There were 123 housing units at an average density of 465.7/sq mi (182.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 79.88% White, 0.62% African American, 0.93% Native American, 15.17% from other races, and 3.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 26.01% of the population.

There were 115 households out of which 40.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.1% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.8% were non-families. 22.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.36.

In the city the population was spread out with 32.5% under the age of 18, 12.7% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 11.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 115.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 109.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,667, and the median income for a family was $37,500. Males had a median income of $25,833 versus $19,583 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,248. About 17.1% of families and 16.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.3% of those under age 18 and 18.9% of those age 65 or over.


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