Big Falls, Minnesota

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Big Falls, Minnesota
City
Location of the city of Big Fallswithin Koochiching County, Minnesota
Location of the city of Big Falls
within Koochiching County, Minnesota
Coordinates: 48°11′22″N 93°48′28″W / 48.18944°N 93.80778°W / 48.18944; -93.80778
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Koochiching
Area[1]
 • Total 6.06 sq mi (15.70 km2)
 • Land 6.06 sq mi (15.70 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,217 ft (371 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 236
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 232
 • Density 38.9/sq mi (15.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 56627
Area code(s) 218
FIPS code 27-05680[4]
GNIS feature ID 0640086[5]

Big Falls is a city in Koochiching County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 236 at the 2010 census.[6]

U.S. Highway 71 and Minnesota State Highway 6 are two of the main routes in Big Falls.

History[edit]

A post office called Big Falls has been in operation since 1906.[7] The city was named for a nearby waterfall on the Big Fork River.[8]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.06 square miles (15.70 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 325
1920 365 12.3%
1930 440 20.5%
1940 509 15.7%
1950 441 −13.4%
1960 526 19.3%
1970 534 1.5%
1980 490 −8.2%
1990 341 −30.4%
2000 264 −22.6%
2010 236 −10.6%
Est. 2015 224 [9] −5.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 236 people, 130 households, and 63 families residing in the city. The population density was 38.9 inhabitants per square mile (15.0/km2). There were 181 housing units at an average density of 29.9 per square mile (11.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.0% White, 1.7% Native American, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population.

There were 130 households of which 13.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.3% were married couples living together, 3.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 51.5% were non-families. 42.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.82 and the average family size was 2.43.

The median age in the city was 53.8 years. 11.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 2.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.2% were from 25 to 44; 44% were from 45 to 64; and 23.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 53.0% male and 47.0% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 264 people, 134 households, and 73 families residing in the city. The population density was 43.7 people per square mile (16.9/km²). There were 191 housing units at an average density of 31.6 per square mile (12.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.11% White, 0.38% Native American, 0.38% Asian, and 1.14% from two or more races.

There were 134 households out of which 21.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.5% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.8% were non-families. 41.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.97 and the average family size was 2.61.

In the city the population was spread out with 19.7% under the age of 18, 3.8% from 18 to 24, 24.6% from 25 to 44, 30.3% from 45 to 64, and 21.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 109.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $26,458, and the median income for a family was $28,125. Males had a median income of $24,375 versus $17,083 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,528. About 12.0% of families and 14.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.0% of those under the age of eighteen and 7.3% of those sixty five or over.

Facilities[edit]

Facilities in Big Falls include a gas station, grocery store, hardware store, small machine shop, clinic, cafe, post office, and campground. Big Falls is a small town on the decline industrially, but the spirit stays alive.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on January 24, 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 17, 2013. 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. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved 23 April 2011. 
  7. ^ "Koochiching County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 17 July 2015. 
  8. ^ Warren Upham (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 282. 
  9. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 11, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

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Coordinates: 48°11′28″N 93°48′24″W / 48.19111°N 93.80667°W / 48.19111; -93.80667