Herman, Minnesota

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Herman is a city in Grant County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 452 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), all of it land.

Minnesota State Highways 9 and 27 are two of the main routes in the community.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 452 people, 203 households, and 127 families residing in the city. The population density was 437.2 people per square mile (169.4/km²). There were 237 housing units at an average density of 229.3/sq mi (88.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.23% White, 0.88% Native American, 0.44% Asian, 0.44% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.66% of the population.

There were 203 households out of which 27.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.3% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.4% were non-families. 35.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.82.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.5% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 22.6% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 24.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 89.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,429, and the median income for a family was $45,833. Males had a median income of $29,375 versus $17,813 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,475. About 3.8% of families and 8.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.7% of those under age 18 and 8.9% of those age 65 or over.


Herman was the home of the annual Herman Iron Pour, where individuals could learn how to mold and cast iron art.

The Herman Iron Pour is no longer active. The website, www.hermanironpour.org, is currently disabled. If interested, you can find a historical copy on the Wayback machine: [1]

Herman is also more widely known for its high number of eligible bachelors. The story drew worldwide recognition and later was made into a fictional movie Herman USA.

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