Hendricks, Minnesota

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Hendricks is a city in Lincoln County, Minnesota, in the United States. The population was 725 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1 square mile (2.5 km²), of which, 1.0 square miles (2.5 km²) of it is land and 1.03% is water. The city is located along Lake Hendricks, the source of the Lac qui Parle River.[3]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 725 people, 308 households, and 169 families residing in the city. The population density was 753.5 people per square mile (291.6/km²). There were 360 housing units at an average density of 374.2/sq mi (144.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.59% White and 0.41% Asian.

There were 308 households out of which 20.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.1% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.1% were non-families. 43.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 31.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.07 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the city the population was spread out with 20.6% under the age of 18, 2.8% from 18 to 24, 17.5% from 25 to 44, 16.7% from 45 to 64, and 42.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 57 years. For every 100 females there were 76.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 72.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $26,042, and the median income for a family was $37,813. Males had a median income of $30,875 versus $20,078 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,828. About 4.1% of families and 8.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.8% of those under age 18 and 12.8% of those age 65 or over.

Points of interest

Hendricks is on the northern edge of the Buffalo Ridge Wind Farm, which is one of the largest in the United States offsetting more than 1 billion pounds of carbon dioxide and 450,000 pounds of coal. There is also a hotel on site which gives people the opportunity to stay overnight at the wind farm itself and see how wind power works in person.[4]

Located 3 miles Northwest of Hendricks is Singsaas Lutheran Church. Established by Norwegian settlers on October 26, 1874; Singsaas Lutheran Church at over 135 years old is on the National Register of Historic Places. This makes it one of the oldest Prairie Churches in the country that still holds weekly services. Every Christmas Singsaas puts out a CD of their annual Christmas program.[5]

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