Orr, Minnesota

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Orr
MN St Louis County 190720094987 orr.jpg
Location of the city of Orr within Saint Louis County, Minnesota
Location of the city of Orr
within Saint Louis County, Minnesota
Coordinates: 48°3′40″N 92°49′45″W / 48.06111°N 92.82917°W / 48.06111; -92.82917
CountryUnited States
StateMinnesota
CountySaint Louis
Area
 • Total1.42 sq mi (3.68 km2)
 • Land1.40 sq mi (3.63 km2)
 • Water0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation
1,306 ft (398 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total211
 • Density150.50/sq mi (58.13/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
55771
Area code(s)218
FIPS code27-48634[2]
GNIS feature ID0662112[3]

Orr is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 211 at the 2020 census.[4]

U.S. Highway 53 serves as a main route in Orr.

Orr is located within the Kabetogama State Forest in Saint Louis County.

History[edit]

Orr got its start as a lumber town.[5] A post office called Orr has been in operation since 1907.[6] William Orr, an early postmaster, gave the community its name.[7]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.37 square miles (3.55 km2); 1.35 square miles (3.50 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.[8]

Orr is along Pelican Lake.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1940234
195030932.1%
196036116.8%
1970315−12.7%
1980294−6.7%
1990265−9.9%
2000249−6.0%
20102677.2%
2020211−21.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]
2020 Census[4]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[10] of 2010, there were 267 people, 117 households, and 69 families living in the city. The population density was 197.8 inhabitants per square mile (76.4/km2). There were 152 housing units at an average density of 112.6 per square mile (43.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 80.9% White, 18.4% Native American, and 0.7% from two or more races.

There were 117 households, of which 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.0% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.0% were non-families. 36.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.4% 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 2.96.

The median age in the city was 42.1 years. 23.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.6% were from 25 to 44; 31.1% were from 45 to 64; and 14.6% 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 249 people, 112 households, and 70 families living in the city. The population density was 185.8 people per square mile (71.7/km2). There were 135 housing units at an average density of 100.7 per square mile (38.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 84.74% White, 13.25% Native American, and 2.01% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.40% of the population. 16.2% were of Finnish, 15.7% Irish, 13.0% German, 9.2% Norwegian, 6.5% Swedish and 5.4% American ancestry.

There were 112 households, out of which 33.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.9% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.5% were non-families. 36.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 23.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 25.7% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, and 20.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,222, and the median income for a family was $38,571. Males had a median income of $32,292 versus $15,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,776. About 12.9% of families and 16.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.4% of those under the age of eighteen and 33.3% of those 65 or over.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 24, 2022.
  2. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  4. ^ a b "Explore Census Data". Explore Census Data. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 25, 2022.
  5. ^ "Towns and Cities With the Shortest Names". MSNBC. September 9, 2018. Retrieved July 3, 2019.
  6. ^ "St. Louis County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved August 7, 2015.
  7. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 488.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on January 25, 2012. Retrieved November 13, 2012.
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  10. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 13, 2012.

Coordinates: 48°03′13″N 92°49′52″W / 48.05361°N 92.83111°W / 48.05361; -92.83111