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Slayton, Minnesota

Slayton is a city located in Murray County, Minnesota. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 2,072. It is the county seat of Murray County6.


\nAccording to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.6 km² (1.8 mi²). 4.6 km² (1.8 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.


\nAs of the
census of 2000, there are 2,072 people, 914 households, and 556 families residing in the city. The population density is 449.4/km² (1,163.3/mi²). There are 1,022 housing units at an average density of 221.7/km² (573.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 99.03% White, 0.14% African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 0.39% from two or more races. 0.34% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 914 households out of which 24.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.5% are married couples living together, 6.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 39.1% are non-families. 35.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 23.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.18 and the average family size is 2.81. In the city the population is spread out with 22.2% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 21.7% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 29.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 45 years. For every 100 females there are 82.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 78.2 males. The median income for a household in the city is $36,500, and the median income for a family is $43,935. Males have a median income of $30,444 versus $19,830 for females. The per capita income for the city is $17,395. 8.7% of the population and 4.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 7.8% are under the age of 18 and 13.1% are 65 or older.