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Location of Milaca, Minnesota

Milaca is located at the intersection of U.S. Hwy. 169 and Minnesota Highway 23 along the beautiful Rum River. Milaca has a vibrant business district and a thriving industrial park. The city is ready to work with new businesses and residents to make Milaca their home.

Milaca is located in Mille Lacs County in East Central Minnesota approximately 60 miles from Minneapolis. Milaca residents vote in the U.S. Congressional District 8 and Legislative District 17A

 Milaca (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2007
1990-2000 Change
Actual Percent
Population 1,940 2,104 2,182 2,580 2,775 398 18.24
Land Area (sq. mile) 2.20 2.45 2.85 3.19 -- 0.34 12.01
Density (persons per sq. mile) 881.8 858.8 765.6 808.2 -- 42.62 5.57
Housing Units 729 904 987 1,164 -- 177 17.93
Households -- 860 920 1,115 1,259 195 21.20
Persons Per Household -- 2.29 2.25 2.14 2.07 -0.11 -4.80

Milaca is a town in Mille Lacs County, Minnesota. It is the county seat of Mille Lacs County. It is also situated on the Rum River. U.S. Highway 169 and Minnesota Highway 23 are two of the main routes in the city. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.2 square miles (8.3 km˛), all of it land. The elevation is 1,079 ft (329 m) above sea level.

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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/km˛). There were 1,164 housing units at an average density of 364.6/sq mi (140.9/km˛). 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.

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MILACA, a city in sections 25 and 26 of Milaca Township and the county seat since 1920, at first called Oak City, and the township of that name, organized after the village was platted, have a shortened and changed name derived from Mille Lacs. The village was platted in 1892 and incorporated on February 20, 1897; it was first developed by lumber companies, hence the early name of Oak City. Its post office was established in March 1883 as Oak City and changed that November to Milaca.

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Milaca City Hall
255 First Street East
Milaca, MN 56353
Phone: (320) 983-3141
Fax: (320) 983-3142

Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

The City Council meets the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm at the Milaca City Hall

Milaca Minnesota City Hall

Mayor Pete Pedersen --
City Manager n/a --
Council Member Wayne Bekius --
Council Member Dave Dillan --
Council Member Ken Muller --
Council Member Harry Totzke --

Post Office:
US Post Office
230 2nd Avenue SW
Milaca, MN 56353-1158
Phone: (320) 983-3229
Toll Free: (800) ASK-USPS

US Post Office, Milaca Minnesota

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days      
8:30 am -  4:30 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 am  
Latest Collection at Post Office:
Week Days            4:45 pm
Saturday                10:00 am


Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity East Central Electric Assn (800) 254-7944
Natural Gas CenterPoint Energy (800) 245-2377
Wastewater Milaca Municipal (320) 983-3141
Water Milaca Municipal (320) 983-3141
Telephone Frontier Communications (800) 435-1504
Cable TV US Cable Television (800) 783-2356

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees
Milaca Public Schools - Dist. #912 Elementary & Secondary Schools 220
Gorecki Manufacturing Electronics & Appliance Stores 196
Mille Lacs, County of Executive, Legislative, & Other Gen. Govt. Support 188
Elim Nursing Home Nursing Care Facilities 160
TriVirix International Navig., Meas., Electromedical & Control Instrum. Mfg. 120
Milaca Super Valu Grocery Stores 80
Coin-Tainer Co Prof. & Commercial Equip.& Supplies Merchant Whole 70
Fairview Clinic - Milaca Offices of Physicians 45
Bremix Concrete Co Cement & Concrete Product Manufacturing 35
Heggie's Pizza Packaged Frozen Food Merch. Whole. 31
First NB of Milaca Depository Credit Intermediation 24
Milaca, City of Executive, Legislative, & Other Gen. Govt. Support 24
East Central Electric Assn - Milaca Electric Power Generation, Transmission & Dist. 16
Milaca Building Center Building Material & Supplies Dealers 12
Bremer Bank - Milaca Depository Credit Intermediation 10


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Milaca, MN 56353 
Phone: (320) 983-2110 


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Health Care:
Fairview Northland Clinics
150 10th Street NW 
Milaca, MN 56353 
Phone: (320) 983-7400 

Milaca Public School District #912
500 Highway 23 W 
Milaca, MN 56353 
Phone: (320) 982-7210 
Milaca High School
500 Highway 23 W 
Milaca, MN 56353 
Phone: (320) 982-7206 
Pine Technical College
155 2nd Avenue SE 
Milaca, MN 56353 
Phone: (320) 983-2222 

Assembly Of God Church
14238 9th Avenue SE 
Milaca, MN 56353 
Phone: (320) 983-2509 

Pastor:  David Harms
Sunday Worship: 

Assembly Of God Church, Milaca Minnesota

First Baptist Church
280 4th Street SE 
Milaca, MN 56353 
Phone: (320) 982-3305 

Pastor:  Daniel Hollenkamp
Sunday Worship: 

Milaca Alliance Church
12543 State Highway 23 
Milaca, MN 56353 
Phone: (320) 982-2507 

Pastor:  Don Smith
Sunday Worship: 

Milaca Evangelical Free Church
1100 Central Avenue N 
Milaca, MN 56353 
Phone: (320) 982-3217 

Pastor:  Mike Johnson
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Milaca Evangelical Free Church, Milaca Minnesota

Milaca United Methodist Church
310 3rd Avenue NW 
Milaca, MN 56353 
Phone: (320) 982-6325 

Pastor:  Woo Jae Im
Sunday Worship: 

Milaca United Methodist Church, Milaca Minnesota

St. Mary's Catholic Church
645 3rd Avenue SE 
Milaca, MN 56353 
Phone: (320) 983-3255 

Pastor:  James Remmerswaal
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St. Paul Lutheran Church
12662 Highway 23 W 
Milaca, MN 56353 
Phone: (320) 982-6703 

Pastor:  David Hahn
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Trinity Lutheran Church
735 2nd Street SE 
Milaca, MN 56353 
Phone: (320) 983-6420 

Pastor:  Tim Bauer
Sunday Worship: 

Trinity Lutheran Church, Milaca Minnesota

Zion Lutheran Church
245 Central Avenue S 
Milaca, MN 56353 
Phone: (320) 983-3368 

Pastor:  Stephen Blenkush
Sunday Worship: 

Zion Lutheran Church, Milaca Minnesota

Mille Lacs County Times
225 2nd Street SW 
Milaca, MN 56353 
Phone: (320) 983-6111 

Mille Lacs County Times, Milaca Minnesota

Super 8 Motel
215 10th Avenue SE 
Milaca, MN 56353 
Phone: (320) 983-2660 

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