Peterson, Minnesota

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Peterson is a city in Fillmore County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 269 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km²), of which, 0.5 square miles (1.2 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (4.00%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 269 people, 98 households, and 65 families residing in the city. The population density was 557.5 people per square mile (216.4/km²). There were 118 housing units at an average density of 244.5/sq mi (94.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.63% White and 0.37% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.74% of the population.

There were 98 households out of which 21.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.1% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.7% were non-families. 29.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the city the population was spread out with 19.0% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 19.7% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 31.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 96.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,781, and the median income for a family was $43,333. Males had a median income of $29,167 versus $22,708 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,728. About 12.1% of families and 12.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.0% of those under the age of eighteen and 7.5% of those sixty five or over.

Trail connection

Peterson is one of several towns intersected by the Root River segment of the Blufflands State Trail.


Canton | Chatfield‡ | Fountain | Harmony | Lanesboro | Mabel | Ostrander | Peterson | Preston | Rushford Village | Rushford | Spring Valley | Whalan | Wykoff

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