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Kerrick
Location of the city of Kerrickwithin Pine County, Minnesota
Location of the city of Kerrick
within Pine County, Minnesota
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Pine
Incorporated October 22, 1946
Area
 • Total 1.00 sq mi (2.58 km2)
 • Land 0.99 sq mi (2.58 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
1,171 ft (357 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 65
 • Estimate 
(2019)
63
 • Density 63.32/sq mi (24.44/km2)
 • Demonym
Kerrickese
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
55756
Area code(s) 218
FIPS code 27-32912
GNIS feature ID 0646119

Kerrick is a city in Pine County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 65 at the 2010 census.

Minnesota State Highway 23 serves as a main route in the community.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.00 square mile (2.59 km2), all land.

The communities of Nickerson, Duquette, Bruno, Askov, Sandstone, and Sturgeon Lake are all near Kerrick.

History

The city was named in honor of Cassius M. Kerrick, a master mechanic and conductor for the Great Northern Railway. However, originally the name "Kerrick" was applied to the neighboring Duquette. When the Great Northern Railway depot was moved three miles south, keeping that name, for a period Duquette was called Old Kerrick, the new site being called New Kerrick; the names were corrected when the Duquette post office was established in 1905.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1950 81
1960 110 35.8%
1970 114 3.6%
1980 79 −30.7%
1990 56 −29.1%
2000 71 26.8%
2010 65 −8.5%
2019 (est.) 63 −3.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 65 people, 29 households, and 17 families living in the city. The population density was 65.0 inhabitants per square mile (25.1/km2). There were 32 housing units at an average density of 32.0 per square mile (12.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.4% White, 3.1% Native American, and 1.5% from two or more races.

There were 29 households, of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.4% were married couples living together, 3.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 13.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.4% were non-families. 41.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.88.

The median age in the city was 38.5 years. 24.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23% were from 25 to 44; 33.9% were from 45 to 64; and 13.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 53.8% male and 46.2% female.

Education

The local school district is East Central Schools.

Notable people

  • Becky Lourey - former senator
  • Tony Lourey - current senator, since 2006
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