McGregor, Minnesota

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McGregor is a city in Aitkin County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 404 at the 2000 census.

Minnesota State Highways 65 and 210 are two of the main arterial routes in the community.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.4 km²), of which, 2.0 square miles (5.1 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (6.22%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 404 people, 182 households, and 105 families residing in the city. The population density was 205.5 people per square mile (79.2/km²). There were 199 housing units at an average density of 101.2/sq mi (39.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.54% White, 0.50% African American, 3.22% Native American, 0.50% from other races, and 0.25% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.50% of the population. 30.1% were of German, 17.0% Finnish, 16.7% Norwegian, 5.9% Swedish and 5.2% American ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 182 households out of which 27.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.6% were married couples living together, 14.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.8% were non-families. 39.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 9.9% from 18 to 24, 20.8% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 21.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 83.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $24,318, and the median income for a family was $30,625. Males had a median income of $27,125 versus $16,607 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,167. About 6.8% of families and 13.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.8% of those under age 18 and 17.3% of those age 65 or over.


McGregor, Minnesota is home to the McGregor High School "Mercuries". With a strong football team, they are key competitors in Minnesota's MSHSL. In section 7A, they tend to get dominated by schools, such as Cromwell, or even Floodwood. The McGregor football team has never made it to the dome and has only made it to state once and they were crushed by Steven-Argyle. Their Track team tends to get dominated every meet as well. They have a fairly new school, with no state of the art technology. As a k-12 school, McGregor ensures the worst possible education possible in the area for your child. Wether you want your child in an active physical school, or to get a terrible education, McGregor Public Schools is surely the place to go.

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