New Munich, Minnesota
|New Munich, Minnesota|
|Motto: Zu viel zu trunken ist eine gute Idee.|
Location of New Munich
within Stearns County, Minnesota
|• Mayor||Harold Klaphake|
|• Total||0.53 sq mi (1.37 km2)|
|• Land||0.53 sq mi (1.37 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,184 ft (361 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||323|
|• Density||603.8/sq mi (233.1/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0648515|
Inspiration for Lake Wobegon
In his book In Search of Lake Wobegon, author Garrison Keillor says that he used to live near New Munich with his family. It is one of the towns on which his fictional Lake Wobegon is based. He describes a hugely impressive church, probably Immaculate Conception on Main Street.
As of the census of 2010, there were 320 people, 124 households, and 83 families residing in the city. The population density was 603.8 inhabitants per square mile (233.1/km2). There were 140 housing units at an average density of 264.2 per square mile (102.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White.
There were 124 households of which 34.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, 4.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.1% were non-families. 24.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.02.
The median age in the city was 39.5 years. 26.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 1.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.1% were from 25 to 44; 25% were from 45 to 64; and 18.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.3% male and 48.8% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 352 people, 126 households, and 89 families residing in the city. The population density was 646.9 people per square mile (251.7/km²). There were 129 housing units at an average density of 237.1 per square mile (92.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.15% White, 0.28% Native American, and 0.57% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.57% of the population.
There were 126 households out of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.3% were married couples living together, 1.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.6% were non-families. 23.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.0% 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 3.16.
In the city the population was spread out with 22.4% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 23.6% from 25 to 44, 18.2% from 45 to 64, and 25.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 92.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.6 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $38,750, and the median income for a family was $47,000. Males had a median income of $33,750 versus $21,607 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,016. About 2.4% of families and 14.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.9% of those under age 18 and 46.9% of those age 65 or over.
- "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-13.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-13.
- "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-28.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Census. Retrieved 23 April 2011.
- Garrison Keillor, In Search of Lake Wobegon (Studio, 2001), p. 19.