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Taunton, Minnesota

Taunton is a city located in Lyon County, Minnesota. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 207.

Geography According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.6 km² (1.0 mi²). 2.6 km² (1.0 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 207 people, 72 households, and 39 families residing in the city. The population density is 79.9/km² (206.5/mi²). There are 77 housing units at an average density of 29.7/km² (76.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 98.55% White, 0.00% African American, 0.00% Native American, 0.48% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 0.97% from two or more races. 0.00% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 72 households out of which 23.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.2% are married couples living together, 5.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 45.8% are non-families. 37.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 22.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.24 and the average family size is 3.00.

In the city the population is spread out with 19.8% under the age of 18, 4.3% from 18 to 24, 20.8% from 25 to 44, 13.5% from 45 to 64, and 41.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 50 years. For every 100 females there are 86.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 88.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $23,125, and the median income for a family is $38,125. Males have a median income of $22,500 versus $20,893 for females. The per capita income for the city is $14,658. 25.0% of the population and 18.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 43.3% are under the age of 18 and 23.1% are 65 or older.



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