Truman, Minnesota

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Truman is a city in Martin County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 1,259 at the 2000 census.

On September 22nd and September 23rd, 2010, the town was hit with serious flooding, with 90% of the house's basements flooded.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km²), all of it land.

Minnesota State Highway 15 serves as a main route in the city.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,259 people, 510 households, and 318 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,160.1 people per square mile (446.0/km²). There were 542 housing units at an average density of 499.4/sq mi (192.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.21% White, 0.16% African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.08% Asian, and 0.24% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.56% of the population.

There were 510 households out of which 26.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.5% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.6% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.9% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 22.8% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 28.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 86.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,000, and the median income for a family was $46,750. Males had a median income of $31,292 versus $20,850 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,305. About 5.6% of families and 9.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.5% of those under age 18 and 10.2% of those age 65 or over.


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