Canby, Minnesota

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Canby, Minnesota

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Canby Short Commute Times
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 17% Canby Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Canby Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Canby, Minnesota

Comparing Canby 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
Senior Citizens 10 10
Age of the Population 10 10
Female Share of the Population 7 7
Well-Paid Single Men 7 3
Male Share of the Population 4 4
Racial Diversity 3 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 3 2
Average Household Size 1 1


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 8 7
Working at Home 4 1
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 8
Affordability of Rents 9 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 5
Housing Recently Built 3 2

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Canby Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 82 miles N of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 148 miles W of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Yellow Medicine
Standard Zip Codes 56220
Phone Area Codes 507
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.708
Longitude -96.276

Canby Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station CANBY
Distance 0.6 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 24 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 85 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 25.6 inches
Distance 20.2 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 20 F
Apr Temp 32 to 54 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 34 to 58 F
Annual Precip 25.7 inches
Station TYLER
Distance 30.3 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 22 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 59 F
Annual Precip 26.1 inches
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Canby Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,903 100%
Male 900 47.3%
Female 1,003 52.7%
Under 18 393 20.7%
18+ 1,510 79.3%
65+ 587 30.8%
Median Age 45.4
Average Family Size 2.88
White 1,874 98.5%
African-American 4 0.2%
Asian 3 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 8 0.4%
Other 6 0.3%
Mixed Race 8 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 16 0.8%

Estimated Canby Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,784
Growth -119
Growth % -6.3%

Canby 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 40.3%
Norwegian 30.5%
Polish 5.6%
Swedish 3.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.3%
US/American 2.5%
Danish 2.5%
Belgian 2%
English 1.8%
Czech 1.8%
Irish 1.8%
Dutch 1.7%
French (except Basque) 0.5%
Italian 0.5%
European 0.4%
Scottish 0.4%
Scandinavian 0.2%
Icelander 0.2%
Scotch-Irish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Canby 1,903 $38,674
Dawson 1,539 $46,484
Hendricks 725 $37,813
Ivanhoe 679 $40,491
Minneota 1,449 $46,023
Porter 190 $27,000
Taunton 207 $38,125

Canby Public Libraries

Canby Public Library
Canby, Minnesota
(507) 223-5738

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Canby Hospitals

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(507) 223-7277
Emergency Service: Yes

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Canby High Schools (2004)

307 1ST ST. W.
Serves 356 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.8

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