Milaca (/mɪˈlækə/ mi-LAK-ə) is a city in Mille Lacs County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 2,946 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Mille Lacs County and is situated on the Rum River.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.41 square miles (8.83 km), of which 3.21 square miles (8.31 km) is land and 0.20 square miles (0.52 km) is water.
U.S. Highway 169 and Minnesota Highway 23 are two of the main routes in the city.
As of the census of 2010, there were 2,946 people, 1,308 households, and 691 families residing in the city. The population density was 917.8 inhabitants per square mile (354.4/km). There were 1,449 housing units at an average density of 451.4 per square mile (174.3/km). The racial makeup of the city was 96.1% White, 0.4% African American, 1.4% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.6% of the population.
There were 1,308 households of which 26.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.2% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 47.2% were non-families. 40.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.12 and the average family size was 2.84.
The median age in the city was 39.7 years. 21.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.8% were from 25 to 44; 20.6% were from 45 to 64; and 23.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.1% male and 51.9% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,580 people, 1,115 households, and 636 families residing in the city. The population density was 808.2 people per square mile (312.3/km²). There were 1,164 housing units at an average density of 364.6 per square mile (140.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.67% White, 0.12% African American, 1.28% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.04% from other races, and 1.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.97% of the population.
There were 1,115 households out of which 26.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.0% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.9% were non-families. 39.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.82.
In the city, the population was spread out with 22.5% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 24.6% from 25 to 44, 19.2% from 45 to 64, and 25.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 81.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.4 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $26,964, and the median income for a family was $40,739. Males had a median income of $35,250 versus $24,531 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,005. About 10.4% of families and 15.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.4% of those under age 18 and 21.2% of those age 65 or over.