Clara City, Minnesota

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Clara City, Minnesota
City
Motto: "Crossroads of the Prairie"[1]
Location of Clara City, Minnesota
Location of Clara City, Minnesota
Coordinates: 44°57′27″N 95°22′3″W / 44.95750°N 95.36750°W / 44.95750; -95.36750
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Chippewa
Area[2]
 • Total 1.74 sq mi (4.51 km2)
 • Land 1.74 sq mi (4.51 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,056 ft (322 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 1,360
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 1,323
 • Density 781.6/sq mi (301.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 56222
Area code(s) 320
FIPS code 27-11548[5]
GNIS feature ID 0641238[6]
Website www.claracity.org

Clara City is a city in Chippewa County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 1,360 at the 2010 census.[7]

History[edit]

Clara City developed as a railroad station for the Willmar & Sioux Falls Railway in the late 1880s. The community was incorporated as incorporated in September 1891,[1] as is named after Clara Koch, the wife of one of the town founders.[8]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.74 square miles (4.51 km2), all of it land.[2]

Minnesota State Highways 23 and 7 are two of the main routes in the city.

Churches[edit]

Clara City has four churches in the city, and one rural church in country. Bethany Reformed Church (RCA), Immanuel Luthern Church (ELCA), St. Clara's Catholic Church, Faith Luthern Church are in the town, and Bunde Christian Reformed Church is 3 miles outside of town on highway 7.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 465
1910 587 26.2%
1920 750 27.8%
1930 730 −2.7%
1940 845 15.8%
1950 1,106 30.9%
1960 1,358 22.8%
1970 1,491 9.8%
1980 1,574 5.6%
1990 1,307 −17.0%
2000 1,393 6.6%
2010 1,360 −2.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 1,360 people, 584 households, and 360 families residing in the city. The population density was 781.6 inhabitants per square mile (301.8 /km2). There were 625 housing units at an average density of 359.2 per square mile (138.7 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.9% White, 0.5% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 1.4% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.8% of the population.

There were 584 households of which 26.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.8% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.4% were non-families. 35.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.83.

The median age in the city was 44.8 years. 22.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.8% were from 25 to 44; 23.1% were from 45 to 64; and 26.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.6% male and 52.4% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,393 people, 591 households, and 372 families residing in the city. The population density was 729.0 people per square mile (281.6/km²). There were 629 housing units at an average density of 329.2 per square mile (127.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.13% White, 0.14% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 1.29% from other races, and 0.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.15% of the population. And nemodians accounted for around .2% of the population.

There were 591 households out of which 25.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.3% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.9% were non-families. 34.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.81.

In the city the population was spread out with 20.2% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 20.7% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 31.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 90.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $34,306, and the median income for a family was $45,189. Males had a median income of $28,839 versus $23,304 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,639. About 3.0% of families and 7.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.6% of those under age 18 and 12.9% of those age 2 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "City of Clara City Minnesota". City of Clara City Minnesota. Retrieved October 4, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
  4. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 27 April 2011. 
  8. ^ "Profile for Clara City, Minnesota, MN". ePodunk. Retrieved October 4, 2012. 

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Coordinates: 44°57′18″N 95°21′59″W / 44.95500°N 95.36639°W / 44.95500; -95.36639