Chatfield, Minnesota

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Chatfield, Minnesota

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Chatfield Public Transportation Use
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Chatfield People in Middle Class or Better
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Chatfield Walking and Biking to Work
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Chatfield Well-Paid Single Women
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Chatfield Well-Paid Single Men
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Chatfield Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Chatfield, Minnesota

Comparing Chatfield 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
Well-Paid Single Women 9 8
Well-Paid Single Men 9 7
Senior Citizens 8 7
Female Share of the Population 8 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 7
Age of the Population 5 5
Racial Diversity 4 5
Male Share of the Population 4 3


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 9 8
Median Family Income 9 7
People Above Poverty 8 6
College Educated Adults 8 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 9
Walking and Biking to Work 9 7
Working at Home 7 5
Short Commute Times 6 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 7 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 5
Housing Recently Built 6 6
People Living Alone 5 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 4

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Chatfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 18 miles SE of Rochester, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 88 miles SE of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Fillmore
Standard Zip Codes 55923
Phone Area Codes 507
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.845
Longitude -92.188

Chatfield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 13.8 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 23 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 35 to 61 F
Annual Precip 34.2 inches
Distance 21.4 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 21 F
Apr Temp 32 to 54 F
Jul Temp 59 to 81 F
Oct Temp 36 to 58 F
Annual Precip 34.6 inches
Station WINONA
Distance 31.1 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 26 F
Apr Temp 40 to 60 F
Jul Temp 66 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 62 F
Annual Precip 34.2 inches
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Chatfield Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,394 100%
Male 1,124 47%
Female 1,270 53%
Under 18 622 26%
18+ 1,772 74%
65+ 495 20.7%
Median Age 37.1
Average Family Size 3
White 2,362 98.7%
African-American 11 0.5%
Asian 6 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.1%
Other 5 0.2%
Mixed Race 7 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 22 0.9%

Estimated Chatfield Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,462
Growth 68
Growth % 2.8%

Chatfield 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 32.4%
Norwegian 25.6%
Irish 11%
English 8.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.6%
US/American 3.6%
Dutch 1.6%
Czech 1.4%
Scottish 1.2%
Polish 1.1%
Danish 0.8%
European 0.7%
Swedish 0.6%
Slovene 0.5%
Russian 0.5%
Lebanese 0.4%
French (except Basque) 0.4%
Italian 0.4%
Croatian 0.4%
Yugoslavian 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
Scandinavian 0.2%
Scotch-Irish 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Cummingsville (55923)
Pilot Mound (55923)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Chatfield 2,394 $53,625
Dover 438 $47,188
Eyota 1,644 $53,036
Fountain 343 $49,583
Preston 1,426 $50,234
St. Charles 3,295 $50,375
Wykoff 460 $38,875

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Chatfield Public Library
Chatfield, Minnesota
(507) 867-3480

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Chatfield High Schools (2004)

205 UNION ST. N.E.
Serves 435 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.2

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