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Kerkhoven
Nickname(s): 
Kerk
Motto(s): 
"A Small Town with Big Possibilities."
Location of Kerkhoven, Minnesota
Location of Kerkhoven, Minnesota
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Swift
Area
 • Total 0.83 sq mi (2.15 km2)
 • Land 0.83 sq mi (2.15 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,099 ft (335 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 759
 • Estimate 
(2019)
706
 • Density 850.60/sq mi (328.28/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
56252
Area code(s) 320
FIPS code 27-32876
GNIS feature ID 0646118
Website http://www.cityofkerk.com/

Kerkhoven is a city in Swift County, Minnesota, United States, located roughly 100 miles (160 km) west of the Twin Cities region of Minneapolis/St. Paul along U.S. Route 12. The population was 759 at the 2010 census.

History

Kerkhoven was platted in 1870, and named for a railroad promoter. A post office has been in operation at Kerkhoven since 1871. Kerkhoven was incorporated in 1881.

Geography

Kerkhoven is located at 45°11′30″N 95°19′0″W / 45.19167°N 95.31667°W / 45.19167; -95.31667.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.82 square miles (2.12 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 94
1890 299 218.1%
1900 411 37.5%
1910 432 5.1%
1920 568 31.5%
1930 553 −2.6%
1940 607 9.8%
1950 664 9.4%
1960 645 −2.9%
1970 641 −0.6%
1980 761 18.7%
1990 735 −3.4%
2000 759 3.3%
2010 759 0.0%
2019 (est.) 706 −7.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 759 people, 329 households, and 206 families residing in the city. The population density was 925.6 inhabitants per square mile (357.4/km2). There were 352 housing units at an average density of 429.3 per square mile (165.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.1% White, 0.3% Native American, 2.5% from other races, and 0.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.3% of the population.

There were 329 households, of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.5% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.4% were non-families. 34.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.97.

The median age in the city was 40.1 years. 26% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.1% were from 25 to 44; 26.4% were from 45 to 64; and 17.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.7% male and 50.3% female.

Education

Kerkhoven is home to Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg Junior Senior High School on the western side of the community. The current building (which replaced the 1904 McKinley Building complex) was constructed in 1994 during the 1993-1994, adjacent to the old one. The original structure was demolished in the summer of 1994. The new and current building started during the 1994-1995 school year. The local high school (Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg Fighting Saints) claimed the 2008 Minnesota High School Football Class A Championship by defeating Royalton, and reigned as 2009 Minnesota Class A Wrestling Champions.

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