Edgerton, Minnesota

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Edgerton, Minnesota

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High Points

Edgerton 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 Edgerton Walking and Biking to Work
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Edgerton Short Commute Times
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Edgerton Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Edgerton, Minnesota

Comparing Edgerton 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 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 4 1
Racial Diversity 3 3
Male Share of the Population 2 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 9
Average Household Size 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 8
People in Middle Class or Better 8 6
College Educated Adults 5 3
Median Family Income 5 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Short Commute Times 10 10
Working at Home 7 4
Public Transportation Use 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 7 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 5
Housing Recently Built 3 3
Affordability of Rents 3 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 2

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Edgerton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 35 miles NE of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 160 miles SW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Pipestone
Standard Zip Codes 56128
Phone Area Codes 507
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.872
Longitude -96.128

Edgerton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11.9 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 22 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 60 F
Annual Precip 27 inches
Distance 14.7 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 23 F
Apr Temp 32 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 34 to 61 F
Annual Precip 27.7 inches
Station TYLER
Distance 28.4 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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Edgerton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,033 100%
Male 477 46.2%
Female 556 53.8%
Under 18 225 21.8%
18+ 808 78.2%
65+ 353 34.2%
Median Age 49.7
Average Family Size 2.85
White 1,021 98.8%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 3 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 9 0.9%
Mixed Race 0 0%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 7 0.7%

Estimated Edgerton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 976
Growth -57
Growth % -5.5%

Edgerton 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
Dutch 74%
German 12.8%
US/American 4.3%
Norwegian 4.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.7%
Italian 1%
English 0.6%
Danish 0.3%
Belgian 0.2%
Swedish 0.2%
Irish 0.2%
Scottish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Edgerton 1,033 $39,318
Chandler 276 $38,542
Hardwick 222 $37,813
Jasper 597 $34,500
Lake Wilson 270 $30,000
Lismore 238 $40,139
Woodstock 132 $42,500

Edgerton Public Libraries

Edgerton: Runals Memorial Library
750 1ST AV W
Edgerton, Minnesota
(507) 442-7071
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Edgerton High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 139 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.6

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