Eyota, Minnesota facts for kids
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Location of Eyota, Minnesota
|• Total||1.69 sq mi (4.38 km2)|
|• Land||1.69 sq mi (4.38 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,240 ft (378 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||2,020|
|• Density||1,169.8/sq mi (451.7/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0643483|
Eyota was platted in 1864. The name Eyota is derived from the Sioux Indian word iyotak, meaning "greatest" or "most". A post office has been in operation at Eyota since 1864. The city was incorporated in 1875.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.69 square miles (4.38 km2), all of it land.
The south branch of the Whitewater River passes through the northern edge of the city.
U.S. Route 14 and Minnesota State Highway 42 are two of the main routes in the community. Interstate 90 is immediately south of the city.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,977 people, 758 households, and 542 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,169.8 inhabitants per square mile (451.7/km2). There were 790 housing units at an average density of 467.5 per square mile (180.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.9% White, 0.2% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 0.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.7% of the population.
There were 758 households of which 41.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.5% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.5% were non-families. 24.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.11.
The median age in the city was 34.4 years. 30.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.7% were from 25 to 44; 24.5% were from 45 to 64; and 10.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.8% male and 50.2% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,644 people, 597 households, and 456 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,058.4 people per square mile (409.5/km²). There were 614 housing units at an average density of 395.3 per square mile (152.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.36% White, 0.18% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.06% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.43% of the population.
There were 597 households out of which 44.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.1% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.5% were non-families. 19.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.15.
In the city, the population was spread out with 31.7% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 9.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 92.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.0 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $47,500, and the median income for a family was $53,036. Males had a median income of $36,548 versus $28,259 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,471. About 2.8% of families and 3.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.5% of those under age 18 and 8.1% of those age 65 or over.
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