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Kandiyohi
Historic Kandiyohi Bank
Historic Kandiyohi Bank
Location of Kandiyohi, Minnesota
Location of Kandiyohi, Minnesota
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Kandiyohi
Area
 • Total 0.39 sq mi (1.01 km2)
 • Land 0.39 sq mi (1.01 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,224 ft (373 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 491
 • Estimate 
(2019)
481
 • Density 1,230.18/sq mi (475.55/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
56251
Area code(s) 320
FIPS code 27-32372
GNIS feature ID 0646033

Kandiyohi ( KAN-dee-YOH-hy) is a city in Kandiyohi County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 491 at the 2010 census.

History

Kandiyohi was laid out in 1869, when the railroad was extended to that point. In 1869 the Minnesota legislature voted Kandiyohi to be the new state capital due to its central location. The bill was vetoed by governor William Rainey Marshall on the grounds that "[t]he western treeless districts" further out from Kandiyohi would place the capital away from the likely population center.

Kandiyohi was derived from a Sioux name meaning "where the buffalo fish come from".

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.34 square miles (0.88 km2), all of it land.

U.S. Route 12 serves as a main route in the community.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 75
1910 185
1920 184 −0.5%
1930 192 4.3%
1940 271 41.1%
1950 293 8.1%
1960 312 6.5%
1970 295 −5.4%
1980 447 51.5%
1990 506 13.2%
2000 555 9.7%
2010 491 −11.5%
2019 (est.) 481 −2.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 491 people, 202 households, and 130 families living in the city. The population density was 1,444.1 inhabitants per square mile (557.6/km2). There were 233 housing units at an average density of 685.3 per square mile (264.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.5% White, 0.4% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 3.5% from other races, and 3.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.7% of the population.

There were 202 households, of which 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.0% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.6% were non-families. 28.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 3.02.

The median age in the city was 32.6 years. 28.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.2% were from 25 to 44; 24.4% were from 45 to 64; and 11.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.5% male and 49.5% female.

Notable person

  • Mary Lou Freeman, Iowa state legislator, was born in Kandiyohi.
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