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Grygla
St. Petrie Lutheran church in 1973
St. Petrie Lutheran church in 1973
Location of Grygla, Minnesota
Location of Grygla, Minnesota
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Marshall
Area
 • Total 0.58 sq mi (1.50 km2)
 • Land 0.58 sq mi (1.50 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,178 ft (359 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 221
 • Estimate 
(2019)
211
 • Density 365.05/sq mi (140.99/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
56727
Area code(s) 218
FIPS code 27-26216
GNIS feature ID 0644516

Grygla ( GRIG-lə) is a city in Valley Township of Marshall County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 221 at the 2010 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.57 square miles (1.48 km2), all of it land.

State Highway 89 and County Road 54 are two of the main routes in the community. State Highway 1 and State Highway 219 are nearby.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 155
1930 147 −5.2%
1940 183 24.5%
1950 216 18.0%
1960 192 −11.1%
1970 211 9.9%
1980 216 2.4%
1990 220 1.9%
2000 228 3.6%
2010 221 −3.1%
2019 (est.) 211 −4.5%
U.S. Decennial Census
2013 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 221 people, 110 households, and 64 families living in the city. The population density was 387.7 inhabitants per square mile (149.7/km2). There were 131 housing units at an average density of 229.8 per square mile (88.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.1% White, 0.5% Native American, and 0.5% from two or more races.

There were 110 households, of which 25.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.1% were married couples living together, 17.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.8% were non-families. 37.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.01 and the average family size was 2.64.

The median age in the city was 45.5 years. 20.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.2% were from 25 to 44; 28.9% were from 45 to 64; and 21.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.6% male and 53.4% female.

Transport

The city owns and operates the Grygla Municipal Airport, which opened in 2002.

Notable people

Nearby Gatzke resident Jeremy Hernandez was honored on August 15, 2007 for his role in rescuing dozens of children on a school bus trapped in the rubble of the I-35W Bridge in Minneapolis. Thief River Falls Radio reported that the 20-year-old and three others were with the bus the day the I-35W Bridge collapsed at 6:05pm on Wednesday, August 1, 2007.

Sherry “Pebs” Dalager (née Peterson), Grygla high school class of 1982, won First Place for Storytelling in the 1982 Minnesota State Speech Competition.

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