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Strandquist is a city in Marshall Countymarker, Minnesotamarker, United Statesmarker. The population was 88 at the 2000 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 88 people, 39 households, and 23 families residing in the city. The population density was 335.6 people per square mile (130.7/km²). There were 50 housing units at an average density of 190.7/sq mi (74.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.59% White, 1.14% Native American, 2.27% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.27% of the population.

There were 39 households out of which 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.3% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.5% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 3.4% from 18 to 24, 33.0% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 17.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 109.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $19,688, and the median income for a family was $24,375. Males had a median income of $27,500 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,962. There were 8.7% of families and 10.8% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 10.5% of those over 64.

In its earliest years, Strandquist was a relatively vibrant town with quite a bit of economic activity, including a bank, at least two gas stations, two cafes, two grocery stores, two taverns, and a three-story hotel. Today there are no functioning businesses left in the town itself (the cafe, mislabeled as "The 7-Up Cafe" in the accompanying photo, has closed its doors), though a fellow who goes by the name "Pete" or "Pidgeon Pete" can hook visitors up with cold beer from his private stock. The Rainbow Club, a combination bar, liquor store, and restaurant, sits just outside the city limits and is open seven days a week.

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