Kenneth, Minnesota

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Kenneth, Minnesota
City
Location of Kenneth, Minnesota
Location of Kenneth, Minnesota
Coordinates: 43°45′15″N 96°4′20″W / 43.75417°N 96.07222°W / 43.75417; -96.07222
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Rock
Government
 • Type Mayor - Council
 • Mayor Delbert Gangestad
Area[1]
 • Total 1.05 sq mi (2.72 km2)
 • Land 1.05 sq mi (2.72 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,578 ft (481 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 68
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 67
 • Density 64.8/sq mi (25.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 56147
Area code(s) 507
FIPS code 27-32750[4]
GNIS feature ID 0646096[5]

Kenneth is a city in Rock County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 68 at the 2010 census.[6]

History[edit]

Kenneth was platted in 1900, and named for Kenneth Kennicott, the son of an early settler.[7] A post office has been in operation at Kenneth since 1900.[8]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.05 square miles (2.72 km2), all of it land.[1]

It is located at 43.75327° N, 96.07182° W, and its Zip code is 56147.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 118
1940 148 25.4%
1950 119 −19.6%
1960 111 −6.7%
1970 89 −19.8%
1980 95 6.7%
1990 81 −14.7%
2000 61 −24.7%
2010 68 11.5%
Est. 2015 67 [9] −1.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 68 people, 29 households, and 18 families residing in the city. The population density was 64.8 inhabitants per square mile (25.0/km2). There were 31 housing units at an average density of 29.5 per square mile (11.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White.

There were 29 households of which 24.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.7% were married couples living together, 3.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.9% were non-families. 31.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.94.

The median age in the city was 44 years. 22.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.6% were from 25 to 44; 32.4% were from 45 to 64; and 17.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 58.8% male and 41.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 61 people, 27 households, and 16 families residing in Kenneth. The population density was 57.8 people per square mile (22.4/km²). There were 29 housing units at an average density of 27.5 per square mile (10.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 90.16% White, 8.20% Native American, and 1.64% from two or more races.

There were 27 households out of which 14.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, 3.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.7% were non-families. 22.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.69.

In the city, the population was spread out with 18.0% under the age of 18, 19.7% from 18 to 24, 13.1% from 25 to 44, 27.9% from 45 to 64, and 21.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 90.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $38,125, and the median income for a family was $48,750. Males had a median income of $13,125 versus $23,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,078. None of the families and 6.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of 18 or 65 and older.

Politics[edit]

Kenneth is located in Minnesota's 1st congressional district, represented by Mankato educator Tim Walz, a Democrat. At the state level, Kenneth is located in Senate District 22, represented by Republican Doug Magnus, and in House District 22A, represented by Republican Joe Schomacker.

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. ^ 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. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 27 April 2011. 
  7. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 467. 
  8. ^ "Rock County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 6 August 2015. 
  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. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

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Coordinates: 43°45′13″N 96°04′21″W / 43.75361°N 96.07250°W / 43.75361; -96.07250