Westbrook, Minnesota

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Westbrook is a city in Cottonwood County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 755 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.0 km²), all of it land.

Minnesota State Highway 30 serves as a main route in the community.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 755 people, 367 households, and 209 families residing in the city. The population density was 974.7 people per square mile (378.6/km²). There were 412 housing units at an average density of 531.9/sq mi (206.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.01% White, 0.13% African American, 0.40% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.13% from other races, and 0.93% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.66% of the population.

There are 367 households out of which 18.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.5% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.8% were non-families. 39.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 28.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.06 and the average family size was 2.74.

In the city the population was spread out with 20.5% under the age of 18, 4.4% from 18 to 24, 17.7% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 35.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 52 years. For every 100 females there were 79.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $24,063, and the median income for a family was $33,472. Males had a median income of $27,188 versus $18,056 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,919. 13.5% of the population and 8.5% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 28.6% of those under the age of 18 and 9.1% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.


Westrbrook is located in Minnesota's 1st congressional district, represented by Mankato educator Tim Walz, a Democrat. At the state level, Westbrook is located in Senate District 22, represented by Republican Doug Magnus, and in House District 22B, represented by Republican Rod Hamilton.

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