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Location of Alpha, Minnesota
Location of Alpha, Minnesota
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Jackson
Government
 • Type Mayor – Council
Area
 • Total 0.21 sq mi (0.55 km2)
 • Land 0.21 sq mi (0.55 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,381 ft (421 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 116
 • Estimate 
(2019)
119
 • Density 556.07/sq mi (214.70/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
56111
Area code(s) 507
FIPS code 27-01162
GNIS feature ID 0639305

Alpha is a city in Jackson County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 116 at the 2010 census.

History

Alpha was platted in 1895. A post office has been in operation at Alpha since 1895. The city was incorporated in 1899.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.17 square miles (0.44 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 209
1910 223 6.7%
1920 261 17.0%
1930 209 −19.9%
1940 229 9.6%
1950 230 0.4%
1960 207 −10.0%
1970 179 −13.5%
1980 180 0.6%
1990 105 −41.7%
2000 126 20.0%
2010 116 −7.9%
2019 (est.) 119 2.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 116 people, 47 households, and 38 families residing in the city. The population density was 682.4 inhabitants per square mile (263.5/km2). There were 58 housing units at an average density of 341.2 per square mile (131.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.0% White, 2.6% Asian, 0.9% from other races, and 2.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.

There were 47 households, of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.6% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 12.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 19.1% were non-families. 19.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.68.

The median age in the city was 43 years. 19.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.2% were from 25 to 44; 27.6% were from 45 to 64; and 20.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 54.3% male and 45.7% female.

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