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Caledonia, Minnesota
—  City  —
Location of Caledonia, Minnesota
Coordinates: 43°37′59″N 91°29′47″W / 43.63306°N 91.49639°W / 43.63306; -91.49639
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Houston
Founded 1854
Government
 - Mayor Robert Burns
Area
 - Total 2.9 sq mi (7.4 km2)
 - Land 2.9 sq mi (7.4 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,181 ft (360 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 2,965
 - Density 1,037.1/sq mi (400.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 55921
Area code(s) 507
FIPS code 27-09226[1]
GNIS feature ID 0640732[2]

Caledonia is a city in Houston County, Minnesota, United States and is part of the La Crosse, Wisconsin Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 2,965 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Houston County[3].

Caledonia is located 17 miles southwest of La Crosse, Wisconsin.Caledonia is known as the "Wild Turkey Capital of Minnesota".

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.9 square miles (7.4 km²), all of it is land.

Minnesota Highway 44 and Minnesota Highway 76 are two of the main routes in the community.

Transportation

The Houston County Airport serves general aviation in the region.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,965 people, 1,223 households, and 754 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,037.1 people per square mile (400.3/km²). There were 1,286 housing units at an average density of 449.8/sq mi (173.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.35% White, 0.40% African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.03% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.54% of the population.

There were 1,223 households out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.1% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.3% were non-families. 34.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 24.6% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 21.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 88.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $32,455, and the median income for a family was $45,679. Males had a median income of $30,302 versus $20,091 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,953. About 5.2% of families and 8.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.8% of those under age 18 and 12.1% of those age 65 or over.

Notable natives

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Coordinates: 43°38′4.74″N 91°29′49.20″W / 43.63465°N 91.497°W / 43.63465; -91.497

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