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Location of Sunburg, Minnesota
Location of Sunburg, Minnesota
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Kandiyohi
 • Total 0.50 sq mi (1.30 km2)
 • Land 0.47 sq mi (1.23 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.07 km2)
1,260 ft (380 m)
 • Total 100
 • Estimate 
 • Density 208.86/sq mi (80.72/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 320
FIPS code 27-63454
GNIS feature ID 0652804

Sunburg is a city in Kandiyohi County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 100 at the 2010 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.50 square miles (1.29 km2), of which 0.47 square miles (1.22 km2) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2) is water.

Minnesota State Highways 9 and 104 are two of the main routes in the community.

Monson Lake State Park is just west of the town.


Originally, Sunburg was established in hopes that a planned railroad line would travel through the community. However, the plans for the railroad never materialized. Nevertheless, Sunburg became an important part of the local farming economy. An elementary school existed from 1955 to 1989, as part of the Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg School District. The school closed due to shrinking enrollment. The school building was later sold to the community of Sunburg for $1, which uses it as a community center and fire hall. The community center, fire hall was expanded, an assisted living center, called Marian's manor with proceeds from a $1.3 million estate bequest from Marian Peterson.

In 1996 Sunburg went under construction and put in their first citywide sanitary sewage system.

As of 2014, The city has still a U.S. Post Office, a gas station, a general store that carries milk, bread, auto parts and gifts. Sunburg also has a barber shop, a hardware store, bank, cafe and two churches.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 161
1970 144 −10.6%
1980 130 −9.7%
1990 117 −10.0%
2000 110 −6.0%
2010 100 −9.1%
2019 (est.) 99 −1.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

At the 2010 census, there were 100 people, 47 households and 25 families residing in the city. The population density was 212.8 inhabitants per square mile (82.2/km2). There were 57 housing units at an average density of 121.3 per square mile (46.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.0% White and 1.0% from two or more races.

There were 47 households, of which 25.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.6% were married couples living together, 2.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 46.8% were non-families. 46.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 29.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 3.12.

The median age in the city was 43 years. 24% of residents were under the age of 18; 4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27% were from 25 to 44; 22% were from 45 to 64; and 23% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 61.0% male and 39.0% female.

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