Foley is a city in Benton County, Minnesota, United States.The population was 2,603 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Benton County.
Foley is part of the St. Cloud Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Foley was named for its founder, John Foley.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.51 square miles (6.50 km2), all of it land.
Minnesota State Highways 23 and 25 are two of the main routes in the city.
As of the census of 2010, there were 2,603 people, 964 households, and 631 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,037.1 inhabitants per square mile (400.4/km2). There were 1,038 housing units at an average density of 413.5 per square mile (159.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.7% White, 0.8% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.
There were 964 households of which 39.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.2% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.5% were non-families.