Location of Cuyuna, Minnesota
|• Total||3.53 sq mi (9.14 km2)|
|• Land||3.28 sq mi (8.50 km2)|
|• Water||0.25 sq mi (0.65 km2)|
|Elevation||1,253 ft (382 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||334|
|• Density||101.2/sq mi (39.1/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0642570|
The city lies immediately south of its namesake, the Cuyuna Range, a line of iron-bearing hills in central Minnesota. Cuyuna was one of the mining towns along the range, part of a list including Crosby, Ironton, Trommald, and Manganese). The Cuyuna Range saw its heyday in the first half of the 20th century, and mining on the range ceased in 1984. The local economy is now dependent upon tourism; the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area now encompasses some of the range.
The Waboose tribe of the Mille Lacs Band of the Ojibwe Nation historically lived in this area. After they were removed there was little settlement here until the beginning of a mining village of the name Cuyuna in 1906. The place was platted in 1908.
As of the census of 2010, there were 332 people, 126 households, and 88 families residing in the city. The population density was 101.2 inhabitants per square mile (39.1 /km2). There were 162 housing units at an average density of 49.4 per square mile (19.1 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.6% White, 1.5% African American, 0.3% Asian, and 0.6% from two or more races.
There were 126 households of which 31.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.8% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.2% were non-families. 26.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.22.
The median age in the city was 39.5 years. 30.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.1% were from 25 to 44; 27.9% were from 45 to 64; and 14.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 54.5% male and 45.5% female.
At the 2000 census, there were 231 people, 90 households and 64 families residing in the city. The population density was 70.6 per square mile (27.3/km²). There were 113 housing units at an average density of 34.5 per square mile (13.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.70% White, 0.87% African American, and 0.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.43% of the population. 33.3% were of German, 11.8% American, 8.7% Swedish, 7.7% Norwegian, 7.2% Irish and 6.7% Italian ancestry according to Census 2000.
There were 90 households of which 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.1% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.8% were non-families. 22.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 2.95.
26.8% of the population were under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 26.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 106.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.6 males.
The median household income was $44,107 and the median family income was $48,750. Males had a median income of $38,000 versus $29,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,838. About 7.6% of families and 10.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.9% of those under the age of eighteen and 18.4% of those sixty five or over.
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- "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Census. Retrieved 23 April 2011.
- History of Cuyuna