St. Martin, Minnesota

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St. Martin(Smartin to locals) is a city in Stearns County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 278 at the 2000 census. It is part of the St. Cloud Metropolitan Statistical Area.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.5 km²), all of it land.


St. Martin is the home to a large bikers gathering every summer sponsored by Doochies Bar. It is also the home city of the St. Martin Martins amateur baseball team. The Martins have become a state tournament regular in recent years--returning nearly every year. There are also a handful of large businesses in St. Martin such as Arnold's Implement, Rotochopper Inc. Modlock Inc.and Monitor Tire Disposal.

St. Martin was the setting for The Chicken Doesn't Skate, a children's novel by Canadian author Gordon Korman, in which a sixth-grade nerd is transplanted there from Los Angeles.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 278 people, 95 households, and 74 families residing in the city. The population density was 292.8 people per square mile (113.0/km²). There were 98 housing units at an average density of 103.2/sq mi (39.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.28% White, 0.72% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.72% of the population.

There were 95 households out of which 46.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.5% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.1% were non-families. 17.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.93 and the average family size was 3.32.

In the city the population was spread out with 32.7% under the age of 18, 11.9% from 18 to 24, 22.7% from 25 to 44, 14.4% from 45 to 64, and 18.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 93.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,786, and the median income for a family was $41,667. Males had a median income of $26,705 versus $21,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,497. About 4.8% of families and 8.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen and 41.7% of those sixty five or over.


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