Scanlon, Minnesota

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Scanlon is a city in Carlton County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 838 at the 2000 census.

Interstate 35 and County Highway 45 are two of the main arterial routes in the community.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.2 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 838 people, 365 households, and 248 families residing in the city. The population density was 996.8 people per square mile (385.2/km²). There were 374 housing units at an average density of 444.9/sq mi (171.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.42% White, 0.60% African American, 2.27% Native American, and 0.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.12% of the population. 17.2% were of German, 15.6% Finnish, 15.1% Norwegian, 11.1% Swedish, 6.4% Polish and 5.3% French ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 365 households out of which 24.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.0% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.8% were non-families. 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.75.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.8% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 24.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 90.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $42,857, and the median income for a family was $46,000. Males had a median income of $36,118 versus $26,313 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,590. About 0.8% of families and 3.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.7% of those under age 18 and 3.3% of those age 65 or over.


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