Madelia, Minnesota

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Madelia is a city in Watonwan County, Minnesota, United States, along the Watonwan River. The population was 2,340 at the 2000 census.



The city was named for the deceased daughter of Philander Hartshorn, a town founder.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.2 km²). None of it is covered by water.

Minnesota State Highways 15 and 60 are two of the main routes in the city.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,340 people, 911 households, and 571 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,876.4 people per square mile (722.8/km²). There were 1,000 housing units at an average density of 801.9/sq mi (308.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 85.47% White, 0.64% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 11.88% from other races, and 1.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 20.98% of the population.

There were 911 households out of which 33.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.6% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.3% were non-families. 34.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.2% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 18.5% from 45 to 64, and 20.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 89.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.4 males.

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