Wahkon, Minnesota

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Wahkon is a city in Mille Lacs County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 314 at the 2000 census.



Known as Potts Town when settled, then as Lawrence, and eventually had its name changed to its current name, according to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.5 km²), all of it land.

Minnesota Highway 27 serves as a main route in the community.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 314 people, 150 households, and 79 families residing in the city. The population density was 320.7 people per square mile (123.7/km²). There were 256 housing units at an average density of 261.5/sq mi (100.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.99% White, 5.41% Native American, 0.64% from other races, and 0.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.96% of the population.

There were 150 households out of which 18.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.7% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 47.3% were non-families. 39.3% 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 2.09 and the average family size was 2.78.

In the city the population was spread out with 20.1% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 19.1% from 25 to 44, 31.8% from 45 to 64, and 21.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 113.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 118.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $22,321, and the median income for a family was $35,000. Males had a median income of $35,417 versus $13,958 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,088. About 16.2% of families and 22.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 40.0% of those under age 18 and 18.2% of those age 65 or over.

Coordinates: 46°07′06″N 93°31′16″W / 46.11833°N 93.52111°W / 46.11833; -93.52111


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