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People

Total Population 1,897
Male Share of the Population 44%
Female Share of the Population 56%
Senior Citizens 23.6%
Employed Population 16+ 912
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 52%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $62,717
% Above Poverty Level 83.8%
% Below Poverty Level 16.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.4%
% Using Public Transportation 1%

Housing

People Living Alone 29%
Median Gross Rent $700
Median House Value $114,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.8%
US/American 0%
English 6%
Irish 11.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Blooming Prairie Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 30 miles W of Rochester, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 75 miles S of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Steele
Standard Zip Codes 55917
Phone Area Codes 507
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.866
Longitude -93.05

Blooming Prairie Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station AUSTIN 3 S
Distance 17.6 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 20 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 35 to 59 F
Annual Precip 31.9 inches
Station WASECA EXP STATION
Distance 27.7 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 21 F
Apr Temp 35 to 55 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 59 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches
Station OSAGE
Distance 42 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 21 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 34.4 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Blooming Prairie, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Bixby (55917)

Newry (55917)

Summit (55917)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Claremont 551 $45,417
Ellendale 685 $60,568
Geneva 411 $61,172
Hayfield 1,336 $65,833
Hollandale 297 $62,083

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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