Climax, Minnesota

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Climax, Minnesota
City
Broadway (Highway 220) in Climax in 2007.  City Hall is at left.
Broadway (Highway 220) in Climax in 2007. City Hall is at left.
Location of Climax, Minnesota
Location of Climax, Minnesota
Coordinates: 47°36′32″N 96°48′56″W / 47.60889°N 96.81556°W / 47.60889; -96.81556
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Polk
Area[1]
 • Total 1.14 sq mi (2.95 km2)
 • Land 1.14 sq mi (2.95 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 866 ft (264 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 267
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 265
 • Density 234.2/sq mi (90.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 56523
Area code(s) 218
FIPS code 27-11962
GNIS feature ID 0655757[4]

Climax is a city in Polk County, Minnesota, United States. It is part of the Grand Forks, ND-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 267 at the 2010 census.[5]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.14 square miles (2.95 km2), all of it land.[1]

U.S. Highway 75 and Minnesota Highway 220 are two of the main routes in the community.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 259
1910 269 3.9%
1920 274 1.9%
1930 239 −12.8%
1940 253 5.9%
1950 271 7.1%
1960 310 14.4%
1970 255 −17.7%
1980 273 7.1%
1990 264 −3.3%
2000 243 −8.0%
2010 267 9.9%
Est. 2012 265 −0.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
2012 Estimate[7]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 267 people, 112 households, and 63 families residing in the city. The population density was 234.2 inhabitants per square mile (90.4 /km2). There were 118 housing units at an average density of 103.5 per square mile (40.0 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.4% White, 1.9% African American, 0.7% Native American, 1.1% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.7% of the population.

There were 112 households of which 35.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.3% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43.8% were non-families. 39.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 3.30.

The median age in the city was 32.1 years. 31.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.6% were from 25 to 44; 25.1% were from 45 to 64; and 10.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.3% male and 48.7% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 243 people, 113 households, and 68 families residing in the city. The population density was 212.2 people per square mile (81.6/km²). There were 124 housing units at an average density of 108.3 per square mile (41.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.00% White, 1.65% Native American, 4.12% from other races, and 1.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.58% of the population.

There were 113 households out of which 25.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.6% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.8% were non-families. 38.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.82.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.2% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 23.0% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 25.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 88.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $24,688, and the median income for a family was $30,625. Males had a median income of $38,438 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,320. About 5.1% of families and 11.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.1% of those under the age of eighteen and 20.3% of those sixty five or over.

History[edit]

Climax, founded in 1896, was named after a chewing tobacco company.[8]

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. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Census. Retrieved 23 April 2011. 
  6. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved September 11, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Retrieved September 11, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Minnesota Place Names - Township and Village Information". Minnesota Place Names. Minnesota Historical Society. Retrieved 21 May 2011. 

Coordinates: 47°36′28″N 96°49′01″W / 47.60778°N 96.81694°W / 47.60778; -96.81694