Hokah, Minnesota

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Hokah, Minnesota
City
Location of Hokah, Minnesota
Location of Hokah, Minnesota
Coordinates: 43°45′34″N 91°21′13″W / 43.75944°N 91.35361°W / 43.75944; -91.35361
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Houston
Area[1]
 • Total 0.75 sq mi (1.94 km2)
 • Land 0.73 sq mi (1.89 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation 702 ft (214 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 580
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 569
 • Density 794.5/sq mi (306.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 55941
Area code(s) 507
FIPS code 27-29510[4]
GNIS feature ID 0645066[5]

Hokah is a city in Houston County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 580 at the 2010 census.[6]

History[edit]

Hokah is derived from an Indian name meaning "horn".[7]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.75 square miles (1.94 km2), of which 0.73 square miles (1.89 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.[1]

Transportation[edit]

Minnesota State Highways 16 and 44 are two of the main routes in the community. Minnesota State Highway 26 is nearby.

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 580 people, 275 households, and 152 families residing in the city. The population density was 794.5 inhabitants per square mile (306.8 /km2). There were 287 housing units at an average density of 393.2 per square mile (151.8 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.6% White, 0.2% African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.3% from other races, and 2.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.

There were 275 households of which 28.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.8% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 44.7% were non-families. 38.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.11 and the average family size was 2.76.

The median age in the city was 39.4 years. 24% of residents were under the age of 18; 9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.3% were from 25 to 44; 31.9% were from 45 to 64; and 11% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.0% male and 49.0% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 614 people, 271 households, and 159 families residing in the city. The population density was 860.1 people per square mile (333.9/km²). There were 278 housing units at an average density of 389.4 per square mile (151.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.37% White, 1.14% African American, 0.16% from other races, and 0.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.81% of the population.

There were 271 households out of which 34.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.1% were married couples living together, 14.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.3% were non-families. 35.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.9% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 31.1% from 25 to 44, 19.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 88.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $26,838, and the median income for a family was $36,000. Males had a median income of $32,212 versus $21,016 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,630. About 16.5% of families and 15.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.0% of those under age 18 and 8.3% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

The La Crescent-Hokah Public Schools is the city's school district.[1]

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. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 27 April 2011. 
  7. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 158. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 43°45′34″N 91°20′47″W / 43.75944°N 91.34639°W / 43.75944; -91.34639