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Oslo
Location of Oslowithin Marshall County, Minnesota
Location of Oslo
within Marshall County, Minnesota
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Marshall
Area
 • Total 0.39 sq mi (1.01 km2)
 • Land 0.37 sq mi (0.96 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation
807 ft (246 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 239
 • Density 867.92/sq mi (335.29/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
56744
Area code(s) 218
FIPS code 27-48976
GNIS feature ID 0649021
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Oslo is a city in Marshall County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 239 at the 2020 census.

Minnesota Highway 1 and Minnesota Highway 220 are two of the main routes in the community. Oslo is three miles east of Interstate 29 in nearby North Dakota.

History

A post office called Oslo has been in operation since 1905. The city was named after Oslo, the capital of Norway.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.38 square miles (0.98 km2), of which 0.36 square miles (0.93 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.

Oslo is located along Minnesota Highway 1, adjacent to the state line of North Dakota (Walsh County).

The Red River of the North flows through at the western edge of Oslo.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 344
1920 365 6.1%
1930 328 −10.1%
1940 392 19.5%
1950 440 12.2%
1960 372 −15.5%
1970 417 12.1%
1980 379 −9.1%
1990 362 −4.5%
2000 347 −4.1%
2010 330 −4.9%
2020 239 −27.6%
U.S. Decennial Census
2020 Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 330 people, 134 households, and 82 families living in the city. The population density was 916.7 inhabitants per square mile (353.9/km2). There were 158 housing units at an average density of 438.9 per square mile (169.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 83.3% White, 1.8% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 13.0% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 20.3% of the population.

There were 134 households, of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.5% were married couples living together, 4.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.8% were non-families. 34.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 20.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.21.

The median age in the city was 35.5 years. 26.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.5% were from 25 to 44; 21.8% were from 45 to 64; and 19.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.3% male and 52.7% female.

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