Milroy, Minnesota

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Milroy, Minnesota
City
Cities and townships of Redwood County
Cities and townships of Redwood County
Coordinates: 44°25′5″N 95°33′12″W / 44.41806°N 95.55333°W / 44.41806; -95.55333
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Redwood
Government
 • Type Mayor—Council
 • Mayor Jeff VanDeWiele
Area[1]
 • Total 0.26 sq mi (0.67 km2)
 • Land 0.26 sq mi (0.67 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,109 ft (338 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 252
 • Estimate (2013[3]) 248
 • Density 969.2/sq mi (374.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 56263
Area code(s) 507
FIPS code 27-42362[4]
GNIS feature ID 0647895[5]
Website http://milroymn.govoffice2.com/

Milroy is a city in Redwood County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 252 at the 2010 census.[6] It is named after Robert H. Milroy a Union Army general in the American Civil War.[7]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.26 square miles (0.67 km2), all of it land.[1]

Milroy is located along Minnesota Highway 68. It is the most western city of all of Redwood County. It is 13 miles from Marshall, Minnesota and 30 miles from Redwood Falls, Minnesota.

History[edit]

Milroy was platted in 1902, and named for Robert H. Milroy, a Union Army general in the American Civil War.[8] A post office has been in operation at Milroy since 1902.[9] Milroy was incorporated in 1902.[8]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 137
1920 177 29.2%
1930 157 −11.3%
1940 261 66.2%
1950 268 2.7%
1960 268 0.0%
1970 247 −7.8%
1980 242 −2.0%
1990 297 22.7%
2000 271 −8.8%
2010 251 −7.4%
Est. 2015 245 [10] −2.4%
U.S. Decennial Census
2013 Estimate

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 252 people, 114 households, and 66 families residing in the city. The population density was 969.2 inhabitants per square mile (374.2/km2). There were 127 housing units at an average density of 488.5 per square mile (188.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.4% White, 1.2% Asian, and 0.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 114 households of which 24.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 0.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.1% were non-families. 36.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.3% 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 2.92.

The median age in the city was 37 years. 23.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.4% were from 25 to 44; 26.9% were from 45 to 64; and 11.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.2% male and 48.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 271 people, 119 households, and 76 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,066.0 people per square mile (418.5/km²). There were 132 housing units at an average density of 519.2 per square mile (203.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.42% White, 0.74% Native American, 0.74% Asian, and 1.11% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.85% of the population.

There were 119 households out of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.4% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.1% were non-families. 33.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the city, the population was spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 17.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 122.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $33,625, and the median income for a family was $36,042. Males had a median income of $29,722 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,866. About 5.2% of families and 9.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.4% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.

Noteworthy people[edit]

See also[edit]

Milroy State Bank Building

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 2014-08-01. 
  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. ^ Stennet, William (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways (2 ed.). University of Michigan. p. 102. Retrieved 1 August 2014. 
  8. ^ a b Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 450. 
  9. ^ "Redwood County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 4 August 2015. 
  10. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 44°25′04″N 95°33′12″W / 44.41778°N 95.55333°W / 44.41778; -95.55333