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Chokio
Motto(s): 
Q.C
Location of Chokio, Minnesota
Location of Chokio, Minnesota
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Stevens
Area
 • Total 0.44 sq mi (1.13 km2)
 • Land 0.44 sq mi (1.13 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,125 ft (343 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 400
 • Estimate 
(2019)
386
 • Density 881.28/sq mi (340.38/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
56221
Area code(s) 320
FIPS code 27-11440
GNIS feature ID 0641177

Chokio is a city in Stevens County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 400 at the 2010 census.

History

Chokio is a name derived from the Dakota language meaning "the middle".

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.47 square miles (1.22 km2), all of it land. The name comes from the native Lakota word for half-way, as it was a halfway stop on the pony express route between the towns of Morris and Graceville.

Minnesota State Highway 28 serves as a main route in the community.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 300
1910 328 9.3%
1920 420 28.0%
1930 386 −8.1%
1940 492 27.5%
1950 541 10.0%
1960 498 −7.9%
1970 455 −8.6%
1980 559 22.9%
1990 521 −6.8%
2000 443 −15.0%
2010 400 −9.7%
2019 (est.) 386 −3.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 400 people, 207 households, and 116 families residing in the city. The population density was 851.1 inhabitants per square mile (328.6/km2). There were 229 housing units at an average density of 487.2 per square mile (188.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.0% White, 0.3% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 0.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.5% of the population.

There were 207 households, of which 15.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.8% were married couples living together, 2.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 44.0% were non-families. 41.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 22.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.93 and the average family size was 2.56.

The median age in the city was 55.4 years. 16% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.1% were from 25 to 44; 28.4% were from 45 to 64; and 34.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.5% male and 53.5% female.

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