Henderson, Minnesota

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Henderson is a city in Sibley County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 910 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.7 km²), of which, 1.0 square miles (2.6 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (1.94%) is water.

Minnesota State Highways 19 and 93 are two of the main routes in the community. U.S. Route 169 is nearby.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 910 people, 352 households, and 230 families residing in the city. The population density was 905.4 people per square mile (347.9/km²). There were 367 housing units at an average density of 365.1/sq mi (140.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.14% White, 0.66% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 1.21% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.05% of the population.

There were 352 households out of which 34.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.6% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.4% were non-families. 28.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.9% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 96.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $43,125, and the median income for a family was $49,091. Males had a median income of $31,736 versus $25,688 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,544. About 4.7% of families and 6.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.7% of those under age 18 and 9.7% of those age 65 or over.

Sauerkraut Days

Henderson, Minnesota is home to Sauerkraut Days. A three day event that takes place during the last full weekend of June. Events include a Kraut Car Cruise, 5K Kraut Run, Tractor Ride, Kiddie Parade, Grand Parade, Car Show, Miss Henderson Coronation, Sauerkraut Idol, and the World Champion Sauerkraut eating contest.[3]

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