Kasota is a city within the larger Kasota Township, Le Sueur County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 675 at the 2010 census.
Kasota is about halfway between the cities of Mankato and St. Peter on the eastern side of the Minnesota River. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.00 square mile (2.59 km), all of it land. The city center is about two miles north of the Kasota Prairie, designated as a Scientific and Natural Area by the state Department of Natural Resources.
Minnesota State Highway 22 serves as a main route in the community. U.S. Route 169 is nearby, on the western side of the Minnesota River.
As of the census of 2010, there were 675 people, 293 households, and 175 families residing in the city. The population density was 675.0 inhabitants per square mile (260.6/km). There were 305 housing units at an average density of 305.0 per square mile (117.8/km). The racial makeup of the city was 94.7% White, 1.2% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 0.9% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.2% of the population.
There were 293 households of which 29.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.0% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.3% were non-families. 31.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.84.
The median age in the city was 36.9 years. 21.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 29% were from 25 to 44; 30.6% were from 45 to 64; and 10.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.2% male and 50.8% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 680 people, 275 households, and 196 families residing in the city. The population density was 673.4 people per square mile (260.0/km²). There were 279 housing units at an average density of 276.3 per square mile (106.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.59% White, 0.74% African American, 2.06% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.15% from other races, and 1.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.88% of the population.
There were 275 households out of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.5% were married couples living together, 15.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.4% were non-families. 21.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.81.
In the city, the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 27.4% from 45 to 64, and 9.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.6 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $39,097, and the median income for a family was $43,750. Males had a median income of $30,300 versus $21,711 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,503. About 6.6% of families and 7.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.6% of those under age 18 and 16.9% of those age 65 or over.