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Winger, Minnesota
—  City  —
Location of Winger, Minnesota
Coordinates: 47°32′9″N 95°59′14″W / 47.53583°N 95.98722°W / 47.53583; -95.98722
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Polk
 - Total 0.3 sq mi (0.9 km2)
 - Land 0.3 sq mi (0.9 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,234 ft (376 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 205
 - Density 586.4/sq mi (226.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 56592
Area code(s) 218
FIPS code 27-70870[1]
GNIS feature ID 0654260[2]

Winger is a city in Polk County, Minnesota, United States. It is part of the 'Grand Forks-ND-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area'. The population was 205 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.9 km²), all of it land.


Historical populations
Year Pop.  %±
1970 228
1980 200 −12.3%
1990 165 −17.5%
1995 162 −1.8%
2000 205 26.5%
2008* 196 −4.4%

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 205 people, 94 households, and 53 families residing in the city. The population density was 586.4 people per square mile (226.1/km²). There were 105 housing units at an average density of 300.4/sq mi (115.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.17% White, 2.44% Native American, and 4.39% from two or more races.

There were 94 households out of which 30.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.5% were married couples living together, 12.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.6% were non-families. 41.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.3% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 23.9% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 20.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 109.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $21,146, and the median income for a family was $30,000. Males had a median income of $21,750 versus $20,156 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,707. About 13.5% of families and 14.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.1% of those under the age of eighteen and 12.2% of those sixty five or over.

Local businesses

Winger has a Farmer's Co-op. There is also a sales barn located in the city next to Moran's Family Resuaraunt. The Gorilla Cafe was a noted landmark on Highway 59 in the 1960s, but has since closed.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

Coordinates: 47°32′10″N 95°59′18″W / 47.53611°N 95.98833°W / 47.53611; -95.98833

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