Dassel, Minnesota

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Dassel, Minnesota

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Dassel Walking and Biking to Work
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Dassel Well-Paid Single Men
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Dassel Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Dassel Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Dassel, Minnesota

Comparing Dassel 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 Men 9 8
Senior Citizens 9 8
Well-Paid Single Women 9 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 9
Female Share of the Population 7 7
Age of the Population 6 6
Racial Diversity 5 6
Male Share of the Population 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 5
Average Household Size 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 8
People in Middle Class or Better 8 6
Median Family Income 8 6
College Educated Adults 6 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 8
Working at Home 9 8
Short Commute Times 8 6
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 9
People Living Alone 9 9
Affordability of Rents 5 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 5
Housing Recently Built 4 3

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Dassel Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 33 miles S of St. Cloud, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 51 miles W of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Meeker
Standard Zip Codes 55325
Phone Area Codes 320
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.081
Longitude -94.306

Dassel Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10.7 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
Distance 24.2 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 21 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 29 inches
Station DELANO
Distance 24.9 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 20 F
Apr Temp 33 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 58 F
Annual Precip 27.2 inches
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Dassel Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,233 100%
Male 584 47.4%
Female 649 52.6%
Under 18 296 24%
18+ 937 76%
65+ 276 22.4%
Median Age 38.6
Average Family Size 2.97
White 1,203 97.6%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 5 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.2%
Other 20 1.6%
Mixed Race 3 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 23 1.9%

Estimated Dassel Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,268
Growth 35
Growth % 2.8%

Dassel 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 30.8%
Swedish 25.6%
Norwegian 11.4%
Finnish 8.6%
Irish 6.7%
US/American 4.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.2%
Polish 2%
English 1.7%
Italian 1.4%
French (except Basque) 1.3%
Scandinavian 1%
Danish 1%
Scottish 0.7%
French Canadian 0.4%
Scotch-Irish 0.3%
British 0.3%
Czech 0.2%
Luxemburger 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Dassel 1,233 $48,854
Cokato 2,727 $51,645
Darwin 276 $37,321
Howard Lake 1,853 $49,327
Kingston 120 $45,417
Litchfield 6,562 $45,233
Silver Lake 761 $47,917
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