Bluffton, Minnesota

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Bluffton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 79 miles E of Fargo, North Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 140 miles NW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Otter Tail
Standard Zip Codes 56518
Phone Area Codes 218
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 46.469
Longitude -95.232

Bluffton Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station WADENA 3 S
Distance 6.2 miles
Jan Temp -5 to 16 F
Apr Temp 29 to 53 F
Jul Temp 56 to 79 F
Oct Temp 32 to 55 F
Annual Precip 26.4 inches
Distance 16.3 miles
Jan Temp -2 to 20 F
Apr Temp 33 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 37 to 58 F
Annual Precip 26.6 inches
Distance 38.6 miles
Jan Temp -4 to 16 F
Apr Temp 31 to 55 F
Jul Temp 58 to 81 F
Oct Temp 36 to 56 F
Annual Precip 26.3 inches
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Bluffton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 210 100%
Male 99 47.1%
Female 111 52.9%
Under 18 70 33.3%
18+ 140 66.7%
65+ 38 18.1%
Median Age 34.5
Average Family Size 3.27
White 208 99%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 2 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Bluffton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 208
Growth -2
Growth % -1%

Bluffton Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 59.9%
US/American 9.6%
Norwegian 7.9%
Finnish 7.3%
Irish 4.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.4%
French (except Basque) 2.3%
Belgian 1.7%
Swedish 1.1%
Czech 1.1%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
Polish 0.6%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Bluffton 210 $33,958
Deer Creek 328 $37,656
Hewitt 267 $27,500
New York Mills 1,158 $35,536
Sebeka 710 $36,429
Verndale 575 $30,938
Wadena 4,294 $39,511
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