Aldrich is a city in Wadena County, Minnesota, United States, along the Partridge River. The population was 48 at the 2010 census. The small community holds the distinction as the first permanent settlement in Wadena County and the first to establish a post office. It is also home to the first Catholic church in the area, established in 1870, as a mission church.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.47 square miles (1.22 km), all of it land.
U.S. Route 10 serves as a main route in the community.
As of the census of 2010, there were 48 people, 24 households, and 11 families residing in the city. The population density was 102.1 inhabitants per square mile (39.4/km). There were 31 housing units at an average density of 66.0 per square mile (25.5/km). The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White.
There were 24 households of which 16.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.7% were married couples living together, 4.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 54.2% were non-families. 45.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 25% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.00 and the average family size was 3.00.
The median age in the city was 50.5 years. 12.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 16.7% were from 25 to 44; 37.5% were from 45 to 64; and 25% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.0% male and 50.0% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 53 people, 26 households, and 13 families residing in the city. The population density was 111.6 people per square mile (43.5/km²). There were 31 housing units at an average density of 65.3 per square mile (25.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.11% White, and 1.89% from two or more races. 52.9% were of German, 15.7% Norwegian, 7.8% Swedish and 5.9% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.
There were 26 households out of which 19.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.5% were married couples living together, 3.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.2% were non-families. 34.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.04 and the average family size was 2.64.
In the city, the population was spread out with 17.0% under the age of 18, 13.2% from 18 to 24, 20.8% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 28.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 103.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 120.0 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $30,417, and the median income for a family was $31,500. Males had a median income of $35,000 versus $19,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,598. There were no families and 13.2% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.