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Bricelyn, Minnesota
Motto(s): 
"A Good Place To Call Home"
Location of Bricelyn, Minnesota
Location of Bricelyn, Minnesota
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Faribault
Government
 • Type Mayor - Council
Area
 • Total 0.29 sq mi (0.75 km2)
 • Land 0.29 sq mi (0.75 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
1,181 ft (360 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 365
 • Estimate 
(2012)
355
 • Density 1,258.6/sq mi (485.9/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
56014
Area code(s) 507
FIPS code 27-07678
GNIS feature ID 0640470
Website http://www.co.faribault.mn.us/Bricelyn/

Bricelyn is a city in Faribault County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 365 at the 2010 census.

History

The town developed as a result of the railroad coming through the area. In 1899 town lots were auctioned. The city was named for John Brice, the original owner of the town site. A post office has been in operation at Bricelyn since 1899.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.29 square miles (0.75 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 166
1910 352 112.0%
1920 564 60.2%
1930 509 −9.8%
1940 601 18.1%
1950 639 6.3%
1960 542 −15.2%
1970 470 −13.3%
1980 487 3.6%
1990 426 −12.5%
2000 379 −11.0%
2010 365 −3.7%
Est. 2015 346 −5.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 365 people, 168 households, and 97 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,258.6 inhabitants per square mile (485.9/km2). There were 197 housing units at an average density of 679.3 per square mile (262.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.6% White, 2.5% African American, 1.4% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 2.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.6% of the population.

There were 168 households of which 21.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.6% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.3% were non-families. 38.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.89.

The median age in the city was 47.9 years. 22.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.6% were from 25 to 44; 27.4% were from 45 to 64; and 24.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 52.1% male and 47.9% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 379 people, 182 households, and 101 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,283.9 people per square mile (487.8/km²). There were 208 housing units at an average density of 704.6 per square mile (267.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.47% White, 0.26% from other races, and 0.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.96% of the population.

There were 182 households out of which 21.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.5% were married couples living together, 2.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.0% were non-families. 39.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.08 and the average family size was 2.80.

In the city, the population was spread out with 20.8% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 22.4% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 27.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 102.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,375, and the median income for a family was $39,375. Males had a median income of $31,354 versus $21,111 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,340. About 7.5% of families and 10.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.5% of those under age 18 and 10.5% of those age 65 or over.

Coordinates: 43°33′44″N 93°48′43″W / 43.56222°N 93.81194°W / 43.56222; -93.81194

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