Butterfield, Minnesota

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Butterfield, Minnesota

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Butterfield Walking and Biking to Work
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Butterfield Racial Diversity
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 7% Butterfield Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Butterfield Affordability of Rents
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Butterfield Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Butterfield, Minnesota

Comparing Butterfield 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
Racial Diversity 10 10
Male Share of the Population 10 9
Senior Citizens 7 6
Age of the Population 7 7
Well-Paid Single Men 7 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 7
Female Share of the Population 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 7
Average Household Size 5 6


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Short Commute Times 9 7
Public Transportation Use 2 1
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 9 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 10
People Living Alone 8 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 2
Housing Recently Built 2 1
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Butterfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 90 miles SW of Eden Prairie, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 103 miles SW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Watonwan
Standard Zip Codes 56120
Phone Area Codes 507
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.958
Longitude -94.794

Butterfield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.3 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 21 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 27.6 inches
Distance 32.9 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 22 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 35 to 60 F
Annual Precip 26.2 inches
Distance 40.9 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 23 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 60 F
Annual Precip 33.4 inches
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Butterfield Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 564 100%
Male 287 50.9%
Female 277 49.1%
Under 18 138 24.5%
18+ 426 75.5%
65+ 105 18.6%
Median Age 39.8
Average Family Size 3.03
White 486 86.2%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 41 7.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 30 5.3%
Mixed Race 7 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 85 15.1%

Estimated Butterfield Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 526
Growth -38
Growth % -6.7%

Butterfield 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 44%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 26.2%
Norwegian 11.7%
US/American 4.8%
Swedish 3.7%
Irish 2%
Dutch 1.7%
Scotch-Irish 1.1%
European 0.9%
English 0.7%
French (except Basque) 0.7%
Russian 0.7%
Danish 0.4%
Austrian 0.4%
Scandinavian 0.4%
Moroccan 0.4%
Swiss 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Butterfield 564 $38,482
Comfrey 367 $40,625
Darfur 137 $32,750
Mountain Lake 2,082 $36,652
Odin 125 $36,875
Ormsby 154 $47,188
St. James 4,695 $40,993
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Butterfield High Schools (2004)

Serves 95 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.5

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