|Motto: "Where people make progress"|
Location of Hayfield, Minnesota
|• Total||1.27 sq mi (3.29 km2)|
|• Land||1.27 sq mi (3.29 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,319 ft (402 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||1,338|
|• Density||1,055.1/sq mi (407.4/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0644794|
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,340 people, 547 households, and 348 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,055.1 inhabitants per square mile (407.4/km2). There were 597 housing units at an average density of 470.1 per square mile (181.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.4% White, 0.4% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.6% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.5% of the population.
There were 547 households of which 34.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.9% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.4% were non-families. 32.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.95.
The median age in the city was 36 years. 27.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24% were from 25 to 44; 23.3% were from 45 to 64; and 17.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.7% male and 51.3% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,325 people, 496 households, and 329 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,049.6 people per square mile (406.0/km²). There were 519 housing units at an average density of 411.1 per square mile (159.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.28% White, 0.23% African American, 0.60% Native American, 0.68% Asian, 0.53% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.26% of the population.
There were 496 households out of which 35.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.0% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.5% were non-families. 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.15.
In the city the population was spread out with 27.3% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 24.8% from 25 to 44, 18.0% from 45 to 64, and 20.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 91.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.1 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $38,214, and the median income for a family was $47,981. Males had a median income of $29,293 versus $24,135 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,201. About 1.2% of families and 4.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.2% of those under age 18 and 11.7% of those age 65 or over.
Hayfield has two schools, an elementary school and a secondary school. Their colors are blue and gold, and their mascot is the Vikings. They compete in the Hiawatha Valley League.
- Russell L. Blaisdell, United States military chaplain and Presbyterian minister, was born in Hayfield.
- George R. Wicker, Minnesota legislator, businessman, and newspaper editor, worked in Hayfield.
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