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City of Clarissa
Location of Clarissa, Minnesota
Location of Clarissa, Minnesota
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Todd
Area
 • Total 1.01 sq mi (2.63 km2)
 • Land 1.01 sq mi (2.63 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,322 ft (403 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 681
 • Estimate 
(2019)
653
 • Density 643.35/sq mi (248.47/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
56440
Area code(s) 218
FIPS code 27-11602
GNIS feature ID 0641242

Clarissa is a city in Todd County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 681 at the 2010 census.

History

Clarissa was platted in 1877, and named for Clarissa Bischoffsheim, the wife of the founder. A post office has been in operation at Clarissa since 1880. Clarissa was incorporated in 1897.

Geography

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

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 233
1910 364 56.2%
1920 421 15.7%
1930 444 5.5%
1940 519 16.9%
1950 650 25.2%
1960 569 −12.5%
1970 599 5.3%
1980 663 10.7%
1990 637 −3.9%
2000 609 −4.4%
2010 681 11.8%
2019 (est.) 653 −4.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 681 people, 291 households, and 160 families living in the city. The population density was 681.0 inhabitants per square mile (262.9/km2). There were 323 housing units at an average density of 323.0 per square mile (124.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.2% White, 0.4% African American, 0.1% Asian, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.7% of the population.

There were 291 households, of which 21.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.0% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 45.0% were non-families. 42.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 22.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.07 and the average family size was 2.84.

The median age in the city was 50.1 years. 19.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.4% were from 25 to 44; 24.7% were from 45 to 64; and 30.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.3% male and 51.7% female.

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