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Orr, Minnesota

Orr, Minnesota
Location of the city of Orrwithin Saint Louis County, Minnesota
Location of the city of Orr
within Saint Louis County, Minnesota
Coordinates:
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Saint Louis
Area[1]
 • Total 1.37 sq mi (3.55 km2)
 • Land 1.35 sq mi (3.50 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation 1,306 ft (398 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 267
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 269
 • Density 197.8/sq mi (76.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 55771
Area code(s) 218
FIPS code 27-48634[4]
GNIS feature ID 0662112[5]

Orr is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 267 at the 2010 census.[6]

U.S. Highway 53 serves as a main route in Orr.

Orr is best known as an entry point for the Boundary Waters and Voyageurs National Park.

Orr is located within the Kabetogama State Forest in Saint Louis County.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Demographics 3
    • 2010 census 3.1
    • 2000 census 3.2
  • Notable People 4
  • References 5

History

A post office called Orr has been in operation since 1907.[7] William Orr, an early postmaster, gave the community its name.[8]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.37 square miles (3.55 km2); 1.35 square miles (3.50 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics

2010 census

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 267 people, 117 households, and 69 families residing in the city. The population density was 197.8 inhabitants per square mile (76.4/km2). There were 152 housing units at an average density of 112.6 per square mile (43.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 80.9% White, 18.4% Native American, and 0.7% from two or more races.

There were 117 households of which 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.0% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.0% were non-families. 36.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.4% 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 2.96.

The median age in the city was 42.1 years. 23.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.6% were from 25 to 44; 31.1% were from 45 to 64; and 14.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.3% male and 48.7% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000,[4] there were 249 people, 112 households, and 70 families residing in the city. The population density was 185.8 people per square mile (71.7/km²). There were 135 housing units at an average density of 100.7 per square mile (38.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 84.74% White, 13.25% Native American, and 2.01% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.40% of the population. 16.2% were of Finnish, 15.7% Irish, 13.0% German, 9.2% Norwegian, 6.5% Swedish and 5.4% American ancestry.

There were 112 households out of which 33.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.9% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.5% were non-families. 36.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.2% 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 2.87.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, and 20.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 100.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,222, and the median income for a family was $38,571. Males had a median income of $32,292 versus $15,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,776. About 12.9% of families and 16.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.4% of those under the age of eighteen and 33.3% of those sixty five or over.

Notable People

Jon Skelton- Former D1 American Football player at Montana State University and is now Deputy Sheriff for St. Louis County

References

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