Harris is a city in Chisago County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 1,132 at the 2010 census. There is a restaurant named Kafe Stuga, a post office, a bar and grill, and tattoo shop, among other businesses. Interstate 35 serves as a main route for the community.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 20.06 square miles (51.96 km2), of which, 19.94 square miles (51.64 km2) is land and 0.12 square miles (0.31 km2) is water.
Harris was platted in 1873, and incorporated as a city in 1882. It was named after Philip S. Harris, an officer of the St. Paul and Duluth Railroad Company. A post office has been in operation in Harris since 1874.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,132 people, 423 households, and 315 families residing in the city. The population density was 56.8 inhabitants per square mile (21.9/km2). There were 449 housing units at an average density of 22.5 per square mile (8.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.3% White, 0.9% African American, 0.9% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6% of the population.
There were 423 households of which 32.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.8% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 25.5% were non-families. 20.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.02.
The median age in the city was 41.8 years. 22.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.9% were from 25 to 44; 32% were from 45 to 64; and 11.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 53.1% male and 46.9% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,121 people, 377 households, and 286 families residing in the city. The population density was 56.7 people per square mile (21.9/km²). There were 393 housing units at an average density of 19.9 per square mile (7.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.77% White, 0.36% African American, 0.45% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.54% from other races, and 0.62% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.52% of the population.
There were 377 households out of which 42.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.4% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.9% were non-families. 19.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.97 and the average family size was 3.37.
In the city, the population was spread out with 32.7% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 33.0% from 25 to 44, 19.5% from 45 to 64, and 8.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 114.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 111.2 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $49,545, and the median income for a family was $51,719. Males had a median income of $37,917 versus $25,703 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,258. About 1.8% of families and 4.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.5% of those under age 18 and 15.6% of those age 65 or over.Charles A. Peterson, Wisconsin State Assemblyman, was born in Harris.
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