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People

Total Population 494
Male Share of the Population 50.2%
Female Share of the Population 49.8%
Senior Citizens 17.8%
Employed Population 16+ 249
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 52.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 3.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $46,563
% Above Poverty Level 87.4%
% Below Poverty Level 12.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.2%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 41.9%
Median Gross Rent $661
Median House Value $63,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.9%
US/American 0%
English 2%
Irish 6.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Cosmos Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 50 miles SW of St. Cloud, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 70 miles W of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Meeker
Standard Zip Codes 56228
Phone Area Codes 320
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.936
Longitude -94.696

Cosmos Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station LITCHFIELD
Distance 15.8 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 19 F
Apr Temp 34 to 55 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 58 F
Annual Precip 28.5 inches
Station HUTCHINSON 1 N
Distance 16.1 miles
Jan Temp -0 to 20 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 59 F
Annual Precip 27.1 inches
Station WILLMAR STATE HOSPITAL
Distance 20.8 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 19 F
Apr Temp 34 to 55 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 58 F
Annual Precip 28.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Atwater 1,071 $48,750
Bird Island 849 $57,813
Buffalo Lake 723 $55,417
Grove City 624 $55,500
Hector 1,042 $60,250
Lake Lillian 271 $55,833

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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