Bena, Minnesota facts for kids
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Location of Bena
within Cass County, Minnesota
|• Total||0.51 sq mi (1.32 km2)|
|• Land||0.51 sq mi (1.31 km2)|
|• Water||0.01 sq mi (0.01 km2)|
|Elevation||1,316 ft (401 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||243.56/sq mi (94.04/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0655329|
A post office called Bena has been in operation since 1898. Bena is a type of bird mentioned in the poem The Song of Hiawatha.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 116 people, 43 households, and 24 families living in the city. The population density was 232.0 inhabitants per square mile (89.6/km2). There were 60 housing units at an average density of 120.0 per square mile (46.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 19.8% White, 69.0% Native American, and 11.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.
There were 43 households, of which 37.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 18.6% were married couples living together, 20.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 16.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 44.2% were non-families. 41.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.79.
The median age in the city was 30.5 years. 32.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.5% were from 25 to 44; 23.3% were from 45 to 64; and 12.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.3% male and 51.7% female.
It is in the Cass Lake-Bena Schools district.
The tribal K-12 school Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School has a Bena address but is not in the city limits.
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