Wilder, Minnesota

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Wilder is a city in Jackson County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 69 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km²), of which, 0.8 square miles (2.0 km²) of it is land and 1.25% is water.

Minnesota State Highways 60 and 86 are two of the main routes in the community.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 69 people, 29 households, and 20 families residing in the city. The population density was 87.0 people per square mile (33.7/km²). There were 33 housing units at an average density of 41.6/sq mi (16.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White.

There were 29 households out of which 27.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.7% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.0% were non-families. 20.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.70.

In the city the population was spread out with 18.8% under the age of 18, 13.0% from 18 to 24, 18.8% from 25 to 44, 34.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 109.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 124.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $41,875, and the median income for a family was $41,563. Males had a median income of $27,143 versus $18,438 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,222. There were 7.4% of families and 11.8% of the population living below the poverty line, including 15.8% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.


Wilder is located in Minnesota's 1st congressional district, represented by Mankato educator Tim Walz, a Democrat. At the state level, Wilder 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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