Ivanhoe, Minnesota facts for kids
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Location of Ivanhoe
within Lincoln County, Minnesota
|• Total||0.67 sq mi (1.74 km2)|
|• Land||0.65 sq mi (1.68 km2)|
|• Water||0.02 sq mi (0.06 km2)|
|Elevation||1,670 ft (509 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||818.18/sq mi (315.99/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0645545|
Ivanhoe is a city in Lincoln County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 559 at the 2010 census. Since 1902 it has been the county seat of Lincoln County and is now the least populous county seat in Minnesota.
Ivanhoe was platted in 1901. It was named from the novel Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott. A post office has been in operation at Ivanhoe since 1901. Ivanhoe was named county seat in 1902.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.90 square miles (2.33 km2), of which 0.88 square miles (2.28 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.
The Yellow Medicine River flows past Ivanhoe as an intermittent stream near its headwaters.
U.S. Highway 75 and Minnesota State Highway 19 are two of the main routes in the city.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
Rather unusually for rural southwestern Minnesota, a high percentage of Ivanhoe's residents are of Polish ancestry.
As of the census of 2010, there were 559 people, 268 households, and 144 families residing in the city. The population density was 635.2 inhabitants per square mile (245.3/km2). There were 317 housing units at an average density of 360.2 per square mile (139.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.8% White and 0.2% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.4% of the population.
There were 268 households, of which 21.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.0% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 46.3% were non-families. 42.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 23.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.99 and the average family size was 2.74.
The median age in the city was 49.5 years. 18.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.4% were from 25 to 44; 27.1% were from 45 to 64; and 28.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 44.9% male and 55.1% female.
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