Garrison, Minnesota

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Garrison, Minnesota
City
Location of Garrison, Minnesota
Location of Garrison, Minnesota
Coordinates: 46°17′45″N 93°49′28″W / 46.29583°N 93.82444°W / 46.29583; -93.82444
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Crow Wing
Area[1]
 • Total 1.10 sq mi (2.85 km2)
 • Land 1.10 sq mi (2.85 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,257 ft (383 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 210
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 206
 • Density 190.9/sq mi (73.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 56450
Area code(s) 320
FIPS code 27-23192[4]
GNIS feature ID 0644048[5]
This giant walleye statue, standing in a park just off
U.S. Highway 169, greets visitors to Garrison and promises great fishing in Mille Lacs Lake.

Garrison is a city in Crow Wing County, Minnesota, USA, on Mille Lacs Lake. The population was 210 at the 2010 census.[6] The city lies within Garrison Township. It is part of the Brainerd Micropolitan Statistical Area.

U.S. Route 169 and Minnesota State Highway 18 are two of the main arterial routes in the community.

Garrison was founded by Oscar E. Garrison, the same man who founded Wayzata, Minnesota.

Garrison is the world's smallest city to have a McDonald's restaurant.[7]

The Garrison Concourse is on the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota's 2010 list of the 10 Most Endangered Historic Places.[8]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.10 square miles (2.85 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1940 211
1950 150 −28.9%
1960 118 −21.3%
1970 125 5.9%
1980 174 39.2%
1990 138 −20.7%
2000 213 54.3%
2010 210 −1.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 210 people, 107 households, and 51 families residing in the city. The population density was 190.9 inhabitants per square mile (73.7/km2). There were 184 housing units at an average density of 167.3 per square mile (64.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.7% White, 0.5% Native American, and 2.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.

There were 107 households of which 14.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 32.7% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 52.3% were non-families. 38.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.96 and the average family size was 2.47.

The median age in the city was 49.8 years. 11.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.5% were from 25 to 44; 33.4% were from 45 to 64; and 28.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.6% male and 51.4% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 213 people, 113 households, and 48 families residing in the city. The population density was 198.9 people per square mile (76.9/km²). There were 191 housing units at an average density of 178.4 per square mile (68.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.65% White, 0.94% Native American, and 1.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.94% of the population.

There were 113 households out of which 11.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.4% were married couples living together, 1.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 57.5% were non-families. 44.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.88 and the average family size was 2.67.

In the city the population was spread out with 15.0% under the age of 18, 4.2% from 18 to 24, 22.5% from 25 to 44, 32.4% from 45 to 64, and 25.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 52 years. For every 100 females there were 117.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 118.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $23,750, and the median income for a family was $36,250. Males had a median income of $25,417 versus $19,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,447. About 10.5% of families and 14.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.4% of those under the age of eighteen and 19.1% of those sixty five or over.

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Coordinates: 46°17′40″N 93°49′37″W / 46.29444°N 93.82694°W / 46.29444; -93.82694