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City of Wykoff
City
Wykoff water tower
Wykoff water tower
Motto: "Gateway to Forestville"
Location of Wykoff, Minnesota
Location of Wykoff, Minnesota
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Fillmore
Area
 • Total 0.96 sq mi (2.49 km2)
 • Land 0.96 sq mi (2.49 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,322 ft (403 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 444
 • Estimate (2012) 441
 • Density 462.5/sq mi (178.6/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 55990
Area code(s) 507
FIPS code 27-71950
GNIS feature ID 0654401
Website wykoff.govoffice2.com

Wykoff is a city in Fillmore County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 444 at the 2010 census.

History

Wykoff was platted in 1871. It was named for Cyrus G. Wykoff, a railroad surveyor and early landowner. A post office has been in operation at Wykoff since 1871. The town was incorporated on March 8, 1876.

Much of its downtown, on Gold Street, is designated as part of the Wykoff Commercial Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.96 square miles (2.49 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 272
1890 335 23.2%
1900 495 47.8%
1910 456 −7.9%
1920 482 5.7%
1930 426 −11.6%
1940 521 22.3%
1950 509 −2.3%
1960 391 −23.2%
1970 450 15.1%
1980 482 7.1%
1990 493 2.3%
2000 460 −6.7%
2010 444 −3.5%
Est. 2015 431 −2.9%
U.S. Decennial Census
2011-0116-WykoffCHD
Photomontage of the Wykoff Commercial Historic District.
JackSpratFoodStore
The old Jack Sprat Food Store, now Ed's Museum, in the Gold Street Historic Commercial District

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 444 people, 198 households, and 126 families residing in the city. The population density was 462.5 inhabitants per square mile (178.6/km2). There were 217 housing units at an average density of 226.0 per square mile (87.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.9% White, 0.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, and 0.5% from two or more races.

There were 198 households of which 24.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.5% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.4% were non-families. 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% 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 2.75.

The median age in the city was 44 years. 21.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.5% were from 25 to 44; 28.7% were from 45 to 64; and 20.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.2% male and 51.8% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 460 people, 207 households, and 138 families residing in the city. The population density was 484.0 people per square mile (187.0/km²). There were 216 housing units at an average density of 227.3 per square mile (87.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.70% White, 0.65% Native American, 0.43% from other races, and 0.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.87% of the population.

There were 207 households out of which 24.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.1% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 28.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.68.

In the city, the population was spread out with 20.2% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 23.9% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 26.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,625, and the median income for a family was $38,875. Males had a median income of $27,083 versus $22,083 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,956. About 1.4% of families and 6.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.0% of those under age 18 and 9.6% of those age 65 or over.

Coordinates: 43°42′26″N 92°16′06″W / 43.70722°N 92.26833°W / 43.70722; -92.26833


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