Sacred Heart, Minnesota

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Sacred Heart is a city in Renville County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 549 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.6 km²), all of it land.

U.S. Route 212 serves as a main route in the community.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 549 people, 246 households, and 147 families residing in the city. The population density was 553.2 people per square mile (214.1/km²). There were 290 housing units at an average density of 292.2/sq mi (113.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.45% White, 0.18% Native American, 1.46% from other races, and 0.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.10% of the population.

There were 246 households out of which 24.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.6% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.2% were non-families. 36.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 23.0% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 22.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 87.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $32,333, and the median income for a family was $40,313. Males had a median income of $28,654 versus $22,019 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,089. About 5.4% of families and 10.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.0% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.


Sacred Heart has a baseball field that is very nice considering the size of the town.[citation needed] The local high school team plays their home games there, as well as a "town ball" team, which has existed sporadically since the 1990s. "Town Ball" is a term commonly used in Minnesota to refer to amateur league baseball teams that do not have age or grade requirements. Recently, Minnesota town teams have gone back to using wooden bats, which has resulted in a sharp decrease in the number of injuries resulting from batted balls hitting fielders in the face.

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