Goodridge, Minnesota

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Goodridge, Minnesota
City
Downtown Goodridge
Downtown Goodridge
Location of Goodridge, Minnesota
Location of Goodridge, Minnesota
Coordinates: 48°8′38″N 95°48′21″W / 48.14389°N 95.80583°W / 48.14389; -95.80583Coordinates: 48°8′38″N 95°48′21″W / 48.14389°N 95.80583°W / 48.14389; -95.80583
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Pennington
Area[1]
 • Total 0.19 sq mi (0.49 km2)
 • Land 0.19 sq mi (0.49 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,171 ft (357 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 132
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 134
 • Density 694.7/sq mi (268.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 56725
Area code(s) 218
FIPS code 27-24470[4]
GNIS feature ID 0644226[5]

"Goodridge" redirects here. For the Massachusetts court case, see Goodridge v. Department of Public Health.

Goodridge is a small city in Pennington County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 132 at the 2010 census.[6] The city is located within Goodridge Township, but is politically independent.

Dave Brown was elected mayor in 2008 as a write-in candidate after no one filed to be on the ballot. Early speculation has native Leah Vigen (Bothum) as a TEA Party favorite for mayor in 2012 [7]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.19 square miles (0.49 km2), all of it land.[1]

State Highway 1, State Highway 219, and County Road 24 are three of the main routes in the community.

Goodridge was the eastern terminus of the Minnesota Northwestern Electric Railway from 1914 until that company's demise in 1940.[8]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 132 people, 60 households, and 36 families residing in the city. The population density was 694.7 inhabitants per square mile (268.2/km2). There were 66 housing units at an average density of 347.4 per square mile (134.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.0% White, 0.8% African American, 0.8% Native American, and 1.5% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.5% of the population.

There were 60 households of which 35.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.3% were married couples living together, 21.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.0% were non-families. 40.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.89.

The median age in the city was 41.7 years. 30.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.5% were from 25 to 44; 27.3% were from 45 to 64; and 10.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.2% male and 50.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 98 people, 47 households, and 26 families residing in the city. The population density was 523.1 people per square mile (199.1/km²). There were 53 housing units at an average density of 282.9 per square mile (107.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.04% of the population.

There were 47 households out of which 36.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 31.9% were married couples living together, 23.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.6% were non-families. 42.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.09 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the city the population was spread out with 31.6% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 31.6% from 25 to 44, 23.5% from 45 to 64, and 8.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 104.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $17,292, and the median income for a family was $23,125. Males had a median income of $26,250 versus $14,688 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,636. There were 19.0% of families and 23.8% of the population living below the poverty line, including 43.5% of under eighteen and none of those over 64.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Census. Retrieved 23 April 2011. 
  7. ^ http://wcco.com/local/mayors.race.coin.2.858488.html
  8. ^ Prosser, Richard S. (1966). Rails to the North Star. University of Minnesota Press. ISBN 978-0-8166-5267-9.