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Bruno
Bruno, Minnesota sign on MN 23
Bruno, Minnesota sign on MN 23
Location of the city of Brunowithin Pine County, Minnesota
Location of the city of Bruno
within Pine County, Minnesota
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Pine
Incorporated 29 August 1903
Area
 • Total 1.00 sq mi (2.58 km2)
 • Land 1.00 sq mi (2.58 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,152 ft (351 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 102
 • Estimate 
(2019)
99
 • Density 99.30/sq mi (38.32/km2)
 • Demonym
Brunoine
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
55712
Area code(s) 320
FIPS code 27-08290
GNIS feature ID 0640554

Bruno is a city in Pine County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 102 at the 2010 census.

Minnesota State Highway 23 serves as a main route in the community.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.00 square mile (2.59 km2), all land.

History

Named after Bruno Township, after an early hotel owner there, the city of Bruno was incorporated on August 29, 1903. Before, the Eastern Railway Company of Minnesota operated a station in 1887 known as Mansfield Station, a village owned and platted by Fitzhugh Burns. Post office service began in 1896. Because many of the early settlers were from Czechoslovakia, the city may also have been named for Brno, a village in the Czech Republic.

Community

Bruno is a small town, intersected by Minnesota State Highway 23. The town has three churches, a U.S. Post Office (ZIP code 55712), an auto repair shop, a thrift store, volunteer fire department, and a tavern. The tavern offers limited food and drinks, but has recently added free Wi-Fi wireless internet service, which one isn't likely to find for free between North Branch and Duluth (as of late 2014 the tavern has been destroyed in a fire but in Spring 2015 their plans to rebuild were announced via their Facebook page). There is also a small park for travelers to park and rest with restrooms; and a well for fresh water. Bruno is also home to Nemadji Research Corporation.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 229
1920 217 −5.2%
1930 167 −23.0%
1940 234 40.1%
1950 193 −17.5%
1960 116 −39.9%
1970 130 12.1%
1980 130 0.0%
1990 89 −31.5%
2000 102 14.6%
2010 102 0.0%
2019 (est.) 99 −2.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

At the 2010 census, there were 102 people, 44 households and 29 families residing in the city. The population density was 102.0 per square mile (39.4/km2). There were 53 housing units at an average density of 53.0 per square mile (20.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.2% White, 1.0% African American, 4.9% Native American, and 2.0% from two or more races.

There were 44 households, of which 22.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.1% were non-families. 29.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.86.

The median age was 47 years. 23.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 17.6% were from 25 to 44; 27.3% were from 45 to 64; and 24.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup was 50.0% male and 50.0% female.

Education

The local school district is East Central Schools.

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