Vineland is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in the Mille Lacs Indian Reservation portion of Mille Lacs County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 1,001 at the 2010 census. Its name in the Ojibwe language is Neyaashiing, meaning “on the point of land” due to its location on Indian Point (also known as University, Cormorant or Shawboshkung Point) of Mille Lacs Lake. It serves as the administrative center for the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 9.9 square miles (25.6 km), of which 9.3 square miles (24.1 km) is land and 0.54 square miles (1.4 km), or 5.57%, is water.
U.S. Highway 169 serves as a main route in the community.
As of the census of 2000, there were 607 people, 174 households, and 136 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 92.9 people per square mile (35.9/km²). There were 189 housing units at an average density of 28.9/sq mi (11.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 5.11% White, 94.40% Native American, and 0.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.82% of the population.
There were 174 households out of which 46.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 16.1% were married couples living together, 49.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.8% were non-families. 15.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.47 and the average family size was 3.85.
In the CDP, the population was spread out with 44.3% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 13.2% from 45 to 64, and 6.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 22 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.8 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $20,208, and the median income for a family was $18,958. Males had a median income of $22,813 versus $20,938 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $7,738. About 41.5% of families and 40.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 46.7% of those under age 18 and 25.6% of those age 65 or over.