Rothsay, Minnesota facts for kids
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Location of Rothsay, Minnesota
|Counties||Wilkin, Otter Tail|
|• Total||0.81 sq mi (2.11 km2)|
|• Land||0.81 sq mi (2.11 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||1,211 ft (369 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||577.91/sq mi (223.17/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0650315|
Rothsay is a city in Otter Tail and Wilkin counties in the State of Minnesota. The population was 493 at the 2010 census. One of Rothsay's major tourist attractions is the large prairie chicken statue near the northwest outskirts of the town.
The Otter Tail County portion of Rothsay is part of the Fergus Falls Micropolitan Statistical Area, while the Wilkin County portion is part of the Wahpeton, ND–MN Micropolitan Statistical Area.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.88 square miles (2.28 km2), all of it land.
Interstate Highway 94, Center Street, and Main Avenue are three of the main routes in the community.
A post office called Rothsay has been in operation since 1880. The city was named after Rothesay, in Scotland.
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the census of 2010, there were 493 people, 211 households, and 140 families living in the city. The population density was 560.2 inhabitants per square mile (216.3/km2). There were 250 housing units at an average density of 284.1 per square mile (109.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.8% White, 0.8% Native American, and 0.4% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.2% of the population.
There were 211 households, of which 32.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.8% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.6% were non-families. 28.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.80.
The median age in the city was 37.1 years. 25.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.8% were from 25 to 44; 24% were from 45 to 64; and 15.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.3% male and 48.7% female.
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