Sebeka, Minnesota

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Sebeka, Minnesota
City
Motto: Small enough to know you, large enough to serve you.[1]
Location of Sebeka, Minnesota
Location of Sebeka, Minnesota
Coordinates: 46°37′42″N 95°5′27″W / 46.62833°N 95.09083°W / 46.62833; -95.09083
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Wadena
Incorporated March 19, 1898
Government
 • Mayor David Anderson[2]
Area[3]
 • Total 2.47 sq mi (6.40 km2)
 • Land 2.47 sq mi (6.40 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,385 ft (422 m)
Population (2010)[4]
 • Total 711
 • Estimate (2012[5]) 701
 • Density 287.9/sq mi (111.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 56477
Area code(s) 218
FIPS code 27-59152[6]
GNIS feature ID 0651815[7]
Website http://www.sebeka.com/

Sebeka (/səˈbkə/ sə-BEE-kə) is a city in Wadena County, Minnesota, United States. Its population was 711 at the 2010 census.[8] The name comes from an Ojibwe word meaning "town by the water".[9]

U.S. Highway 71, State Highway 227, and the historic Jefferson Highway (now Jefferson Avenue), are three of the main routes in the city.

History[edit]

Sebeka originally grew around the depot of the K-line branch of the Great Northern Railway, which first came through the area in 1892.[9] The first major industry in the area was logging.[9] The town's first store was the Anderson Pioneer Store.[10] The town was incorporated on March 19, 1898. Sebeka was once known as "Dairy Capital of the USA" in the 1950s.[citation needed] The city started out as an Indian village in the 1870s.[citation needed] Its population has gone from 233 in 1900 to a peak of 818 in 1960.[10]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.47 square miles (6.40 km2), all of it land.[3]

The Redeye River flows through the city.[11]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 223
1910 428 91.9%
1920 585 36.7%
1930 548 −6.3%
1940 648 18.2%
1950 802 23.8%
1960 823 2.6%
1970 668 −18.8%
1980 774 15.9%
1990 662 −14.5%
2000 710 7.3%
2010 711 0.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2010, there were 711 people, 321 households, and 182 families residing in the city. The population density was 287.9 inhabitants per square mile (111.2 /km2). There were 364 housing units at an average density of 147.4 per square mile (56.9 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.9% White, 0.4% African American, 0.1% Native American, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 321 households of which 27.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.5% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43.3% were non-families. 38.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.96.

The median age in the city was 38.3 years. 26.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.3% were from 25 to 44; 23.1% were from 45 to 64; and 20.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.8% male and 52.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 710 people, 332 households, and 188 families residing in the city. The population density was 289.1 people per square mile (111.4/km²). There were 378 housing units at an average density of 153.9 per square mile (59.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.01% White, 0.14% African American, 0.28% Native American, and 0.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.54% of the population. 30.1% were of Finnish, 28.2% German, 9.2% Norwegian and 7.6% American ancestry.

There were 332 households out of which 26.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.5% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.1% were non-families. 40.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 25.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 23.0% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, and 24.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 88.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $23,693, and the median income for a family was $36,429. Males had a median income of $27,115 versus $19,531 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,933. About 11.7% of families and 17.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.6% of those under age 18 and 20.2% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 46°37′48″N 95°05′20″W / 46.63000°N 95.08889°W / 46.63000; -95.08889