Wood Lake, Minnesota

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Wood Lake, Minnesota
City
Location of Wood Lake, Minnesota
Location of Wood Lake, Minnesota
Coordinates: 44°39′8″N 95°32′17″W / 44.65222°N 95.53806°W / 44.65222; -95.53806
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Yellow Medicine
Area[1]
 • Total 0.81 sq mi (2.10 km2)
 • Land 0.81 sq mi (2.10 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,053 ft (321 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 439
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 424
 • Density 542.0/sq mi (209.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 56297
Area code(s) 507
FIPS code 27-71446[4]
GNIS feature ID 0654335[5]

Wood Lake is a city in Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 439 at the 2010 census.[6]

History[edit]

Wood Lake was laid out in 1884, when the railroad was extended to that point.[7] The town took its name from nearby Wood Lake.[7] Wood Lake was incorporated in 1891.[7]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.81 square miles (2.10 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 264
1910 292 10.6%
1920 447 53.1%
1930 391 −12.5%
1940 436 11.5%
1950 504 15.6%
1960 506 0.4%
1970 418 −17.4%
1980 420 0.5%
1990 406 −3.3%
2000 436 7.4%
2010 439 0.7%
Est. 2015 405 [8] −7.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 439 people, 181 households, and 118 families residing in the city. The population density was 542.0 inhabitants per square mile (209.3/km2). There were 195 housing units at an average density of 240.7 per square mile (92.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.5% White, 4.6% Native American, 1.6% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.5% of the population.

There were 181 households of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.8% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.8% were non-families. 26.0% 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 2.43 and the average family size was 2.86.

The median age in the city was 38 years. 24.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.8% were from 25 to 44; 28.5% were from 45 to 64; and 13.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.7% male and 48.3% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 436 people, 182 households, and 119 families residing in the city. The population density was 541.6 people per square mile (210.4/km²). There were 190 housing units at an average density of 236.0 per square mile (91.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.62% White, 1.15% Native American, and 0.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.23% of the population.

There were 182 households out of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.8% were married couples living together, 4.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.6% were non-families. 30.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the city, the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 19.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 98.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $38,203, and the median income for a family was $46,875. Males had a median income of $30,900 versus $20,789 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,903. None of the families and 3.9% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 4.8% of those over 64.

References[edit]

Coordinates: 44°39′10″N 95°32′18″W / 44.65278°N 95.53833°W / 44.65278; -95.53833