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Ceylon
Ceylon United Methodist Church
Ceylon United Methodist Church
Location of Ceylon, Minnesota
Location of Ceylon, Minnesota
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Martin
Area
 • Total 0.52 sq mi (1.34 km2)
 • Land 0.52 sq mi (1.34 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,260 ft (384 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 369
 • Estimate 
(2019)
339
 • Density 655.71/sq mi (253.28/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
56121
Area code(s) 507
FIPS code 27-10792
GNIS feature ID 0641085

Ceylon is a city in Martin County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 369 at the 2010 census.

History

Ceylon was platted in 1899. It was named after the island of Ceylon, known today as Sri Lanka. A post office has been in operation in Ceylon since 1899.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.65 square miles (1.68 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 330
1920 543 64.5%
1930 475 −12.5%
1940 549 15.6%
1950 618 12.6%
1960 554 −10.4%
1970 487 −12.1%
1980 543 11.5%
1990 461 −15.1%
2000 413 −10.4%
2010 369 −10.7%
2019 (est.) 339 −8.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 369 people, 153 households, and 100 families living in the city. The population density was 567.7 inhabitants per square mile (219.2/km2). There were 183 housing units at an average density of 281.5 per square mile (108.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.0% White, 0.3% Native American, 1.6% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.9% of the population.

There were 153 households, of which 30.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.9% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.6% were non-families. 27.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.98.

The median age in the city was 42.1 years. 25.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.5% were from 25 to 44; 30.6% were from 45 to 64; and 17.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 52.3% male and 47.7% female.

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