Brewster, Minnesota

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Brewster, Minnesota

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High Points

Brewster strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Minnesota):

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Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 9% Brewster Affordability of Property Taxes
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Brewster Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Brewster, Minnesota

Comparing Brewster to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Minnesota (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 8 6
Senior Citizens 6 5
Racial Diversity 4 5
Age of the Population 3 4
Female Share of the Population 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 6
Average Household Size 5 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 7 4
People Above Poverty 6 3
People in Middle Class or Better 5 3
College Educated Adults 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 8
Walking and Biking to Work 3 2
Working at Home 2 1
Public Transportation Use 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 8 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 10
People Living Alone 5 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 3
Housing Recently Built 2 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Brewster Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 62 miles E of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 140 miles SW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Nobles
Standard Zip Codes 56119
Phone Area Codes 507
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.698
Longitude -95.468

Brewster Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.7 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 21 F
Apr Temp 32 to 55 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 34 to 59 F
Annual Precip 27.7 inches
Station WINDOM
Distance 21.1 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 22 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 59 F
Annual Precip 29 inches
Distance 32.4 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 22 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 60 F
Annual Precip 27 inches
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Brewster Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 502 100%
Male 255 50.8%
Female 247 49.2%
Under 18 132 26.3%
18+ 370 73.7%
65+ 80 15.9%
Median Age 35.2
Average Family Size 3.01
White 487 97%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.4%
Other 10 2%
Mixed Race 2 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 11 2.2%

Estimated Brewster Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 492
Growth -10
Growth % -2%

Brewster 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 65.4%
US/American 6.3%
Norwegian 5.9%
Dutch 4.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.9%
Swedish 3.2%
Scotch-Irish 2.7%
French (except Basque) 2%
Irish 1%
French Canadian 1%
Scottish 1%
Swiss 0.7%
English 0.7%
Canadian 0.7%
Russian 0.5%
Luxemburger 0.5%
Danish 0.5%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Brewster 502 $44,625
Dundee 102 $32,000
Fulda 1,283 $37,500
Heron Lake 768 $40,625
Okabena 185 $35,500
Round Lake 424 $36,125
Worthington 11,283 $44,643
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