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Biscay, Minnesota
City
Location of Biscaywithin McLeod County, Minnesota
Location of Biscay
within McLeod County, Minnesota
Country United States
State Minnesota
County McLeod
Area
 • Total 0.08 sq mi (0.21 km2)
 • Land 0.08 sq mi (0.21 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,024 ft (312 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 113
 • Estimate (2012) 111
 • Density 1,412.5/sq mi (545.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-06112
GNIS feature ID 0655408

Biscay /ˈbɪsk/ BIS-kee is a city in McLeod County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 113 at the 2010 census.

History

A post office called Biscay was established in 1888, and remained in operation until 1954. The city was named after the Bay of Biscay on the Atlantic Ocean.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.08 square miles (0.21 km2), all of it land.

Biscay is located at the junction of Minnesota State Highway 22 and Major Avenue, between the cities of Glencoe and Hutchinson.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 70
1970 105 50.0%
1980 114 8.6%
1990 113 −0.9%
2000 114 0.9%
2010 113 −0.9%
Est. 2015 111 −1.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 113 people, 43 households, and 33 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,412.5 inhabitants per square mile (545.4/km2). There were 47 housing units at an average density of 587.5 per square mile (226.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 90.3% White, 0.9% Asian, 5.3% from other races, and 3.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.8% of the population.

There were 43 households of which 23.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.8% were married couples living together, 4.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 23.3% were non-families. 20.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.06.

The median age in the city was 45.2 years. 28.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 15% were from 25 to 44; 32.7% were from 45 to 64; and 17.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.0% male and 54.0% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 114 people, 45 households, and 31 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,642.4 people per square mile (628.8/km²). There were 48 housing units at an average density of 691.5 per square mile (264.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.86% White, 6.14% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.40% of the population.

There were 45 households out of which 26.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.7% were married couples living together, 2.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.9% were non-families. 22.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the city, the population was spread out with 22.8% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 35.1% from 45 to 64, and 6.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 86.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $49,583, and the median income for a family was $59,583. Males had a median income of $38,750 versus $25,625 for females. The per capita income for the city was $22,988. None of the population or the families were below the poverty line.

Biscay Days

Celebrations center around the annual car show. Over this one-day event, trophies are awarded to the winners.

Coordinates: 44°49′39″N 94°16′30″W / 44.8275°N 94.275°W / 44.8275; -94.275


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