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Location of Plummer, Minnesota
Location of Plummer, Minnesota
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Red Lake
Area
 • Total 2.67 sq mi (6.92 km2)
 • Land 2.67 sq mi (6.92 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,125 ft (343 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 292
 • Estimate 
(2019)
291
 • Density 108.91/sq mi (42.06/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
56748
Area code(s) 218
FIPS code 27-51712
GNIS feature ID 0649597

Plummer is a city in Red Lake County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 292 at the 2010 census.

History

A post office called Plummer has been in operation since 1903. The city was named for Charles A. Plummer, who established two mills near the original town site.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.80 square miles (7.25 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 139
1920 252 81.3%
1930 279 10.7%
1940 312 11.8%
1950 340 9.0%
1960 283 −16.8%
1970 285 0.7%
1980 353 23.9%
1990 277 −21.5%
2000 270 −2.5%
2010 292 8.1%
Est. 2019 291 −0.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 292 people, 128 households, and 68 families residing in the city. The population density was 104.3 inhabitants per square mile (40.3/km2). There were 141 housing units at an average density of 50.4 per square mile (19.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.2% White, 1.7% Native American, and 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.1% of the population.

There were 128 households, of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.8% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 46.9% were non-families. 39.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 3.18.

The median age in the city was 35 years. 28.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 31.6% were from 25 to 44; 24.7% were from 45 to 64; and 11.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.7% male and 48.3% female.

Notable person

  • Lorie Skjerven Gildea, Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court
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