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Red Lake, Minnesota

Red Lake, Minnesota

There is also a Red Lake County in Minnesota.

Red Lake is a census-designated place (CDP) within the Lower Red Lake unorganized territory located in Beltrami County, Minnesota, USA. As of the 2000 census, the CDP had a total population of 1,430. It is part of the Red Lake Indian Reservation.

Red Lake became known internationally due to the Red Lake High School massacre on March 21, 2005 in which high school student Jeff Weise killed 9 people and injured 14 others before committing suicide.

History

On 21 March 2005 Jeff Weise, a student at Red Lake High School, shot dead 9 people, including himself, and injured several more. This was the most devastating U.S. school shooting since the Columbine High School massacre wherein Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed 13 people and injured 23 others.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 13.4 mi² (34.7 km²), of which 13.0 mi² (33.6 km²) is land and 0.4 mi² (1.1 km²), 3.06%, is water.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,430 people, 400 households, and 320 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 110.2/mi² (42.5/km²). There were 421 housing units at an average density of 32.4² (12.5/km(). The racial makeup of the CDP was 1.82% White, 0.28% Black or African American, 97.69% Native American, 0.07% from other races, and 0.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.47% of the population.

There were 400 households out of which 49.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 24.5% were married couples living together, 42.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.0% were non-families. 18.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.53 and the average family size was 3.88.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 44.1% under the age of 18, 12.0% from 18 to 24, 24.1% from 25 to 44, 15.6% from 45 to 64, and 4.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 21 years. For every 100 females there were 94.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.3 males.

The median income for a household was $23,224, and the median income for a family was $20,800. Males had a median income of $22,257 versus $22,431 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $8,787. About 36.8% of families and 36.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 42.8% of those under the age of 18 and 44.4% of those 65 and older.

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