Clarissa, Minnesota

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City of Clarissa
City
Location of Clarissa, Minnesota
Location of Clarissa, Minnesota
Clarissa, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Clarissa, Minnesota
Location of Clarissa, Minnesota
Coordinates: 46°07′49″N 94°56′55″W / 46.13028°N 94.94861°W / 46.13028; -94.94861
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Todd
Government
 • Mayor Larry Cook
Area[1]
 • Total 1.00 sq mi (2.59 km2)
 • Land 1.00 sq mi (2.59 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,322 ft (403 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 681
 • Estimate (2016)[3] 652
 • Density 680/sq mi (260/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 56440
Area code(s) 218
FIPS code 27-11602[4]
GNIS feature ID 0641242[5]

Clarissa is a city in Todd County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 681 at the 2010 census.[6]

History[edit]

Clarissa was platted in 1877, and named for Clarissa Bischoffsheim, the wife of the founder.[7] A post office has been in operation at Clarissa since 1880.[8] Clarissa was incorporated in 1897.[7]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.00 square mile (2.59 km2).[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 233
1910 364 56.2%
1920 421 15.7%
1930 444 5.5%
1940 519 16.9%
1950 650 25.2%
1960 569 −12.5%
1970 599 5.3%
1980 663 10.7%
1990 637 −3.9%
2000 609 −4.4%
2010 681 11.8%
Est. 2016 652 [3] −4.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 681 people, 291 households, and 160 families residing in the city. The population density was 681.0 inhabitants per square mile (262.9/km2). There were 323 housing units at an average density of 323.0 per square mile (124.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.2% White, 0.4% African American, 0.1% Asian, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.7% of the population.

There were 291 households of which 21.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.0% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 45.0% were non-families. 42.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.07 and the average family size was 2.84.

The median age in the city was 50.1 years. 19.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.4% were from 25 to 44; 24.7% were from 45 to 64; and 30.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.3% male and 51.7% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 609 people, 256 households, and 142 families residing in the city. The population density was 617.0 people per square mile (237.5/km²). There were 292 housing units at an average density of 295.9 per square mile (113.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.03% White, 0.16% African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.49% Asian, and 0.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.99% of the population.

There were 256 households out of which 19.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.1% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.5% were non-families. 40.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 27.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.04 and the average family size was 2.77.

In the city, the population was spread out with 17.1% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 17.9% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 37.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 52 years. For every 100 females there were 76.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 70.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $25,125, and the median income for a family was $38,553. Males had a median income of $27,500 versus $17,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,913. About 3.6% of families and 8.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.9% of those under age 18 and 9.7% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-24. Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. 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 21 July 2011. Retrieved 23 April 2011. 
  7. ^ a b Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 544. 
  8. ^ "Todd County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 10 August 2015. 
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

Coordinates: 46°07′49″N 94°56′55″W / 46.13028°N 94.94861°W / 46.13028; -94.94861