Alpha, Minnesota
Alpha is a city in Jackson County
Jackson County, Minnesota
As of the census of 2000, there were 11,268 people, 4,556 households, and 3,116 families residing in the county. The population density was 16 people per square mile . There were 5,092 housing units at an average density of 7 per square mile...

, Minnesota
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, United States
United States
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. The population was 116 at the 2010 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau
United States Census Bureau
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, the city has a total area of 0.2 square mile (0.517997622 km²), all of it land.


As of the census
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of 2000, there were 126 people, 52 households, and 34 families residing in the city. The population density
Population density
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 was 711.5 people per square mile (270.3/km²). There were 61 housing units at an average density of 344.4 per square mile (130.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.41% White and 1.59% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.79% of the population.

There were 52 households out of which 28.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.6% were married couples
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 living together, 3.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.7% were non-families. 26.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 16.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 93.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $41,750, and the median income for a family was $46,250. Males had a median income of $26,563 versus $17,000 for females. The per capita income
Per capita income
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 for the city was $18,769. There were no families and 2.4% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 4.8% of those over 64.


Alpha is located in Minnesota's 1st congressional district
Minnesota's 1st congressional district
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, represented by Mankato
Mankato, Minnesota
Mankato is a city in Blue Earth, Nicollet, and Le Sueur counties in the U.S. state of Minnesota. The population was 39,309 at the 2010 census, making it the fourth largest city in Minnesota outside of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. The county seat of Blue Earth County, it is located...

 educator Tim Walz
Tim Walz
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, a Democrat
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. At the state level, Alpha is located in Senate
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 District 22, represented by Republican
Republican Party of Minnesota
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 Doug Magnus
Doug Magnus
Douglas Rudy "Doug" Magnus is a Minnesota politician and a member of the Minnesota Senate, representing District 22, which includes all of Cottonwood, Jackson, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone and Rock counties in the southwestern part of the state...

, and in House
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 District 22B, represented by Republican Rod Hamilton
Rod Hamilton
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