Grand Meadow, Minnesota

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Grand Meadow, Minnesota

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Grand Meadow Public Transportation Use
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Grand Meadow Well-Paid Single Women
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 11% Grand Meadow Affordability of Property Taxes
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Grand Meadow Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Grand Meadow Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Grand Meadow, Minnesota

Comparing Grand Meadow 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 9
Well-Paid Single Men 9 7
Senior Citizens 8 7
Female Share of the Population 8 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 6
Age of the Population 5 5
Male Share of the Population 3 2
Racial Diversity 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 4
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 7 5
College Educated Adults 5 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 10
Working at Home 9 8
Short Commute Times 6 4
Walking and Biking to Work 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 9 8
Affordability of Rents 8 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 4
Housing Recently Built 3 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Grand Meadow Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 22 miles S of Rochester, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 89 miles S of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Mower
Standard Zip Codes 55936
Phone Area Codes 507
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.705
Longitude -92.571

Grand Meadow Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.5 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 AUSTIN 3 S
Distance 21.5 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 20 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 35 to 59 F
Annual Precip 31.9 inches
Station CRESCO 1 NE
Distance 32.5 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 22 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 59 F
Annual Precip 35.6 inches
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Grand Meadow Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 945 100%
Male 441 46.7%
Female 504 53.3%
Under 18 231 24.4%
18+ 714 75.6%
65+ 188 19.9%
Median Age 36.8
Average Family Size 3.04
White 933 98.7%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.2%
Other 6 0.6%
Mixed Race 3 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 6 0.6%

Estimated Grand Meadow Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 946
Growth 1
Growth % 0.1%

Grand Meadow 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
Norwegian 35.5%
German 30.8%
US/American 6.2%
English 5.7%
Irish 4.3%
Polish 3%
Swedish 2.5%
French (except Basque) 2.5%
Dutch 2%
Czech 2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.9%
Danish 1.4%
Italian 0.6%
Austrian 0.4%
Pennsylvania German 0.4%
Northern European 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Bennington (55936)
Frankford (55936)

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)
Grand Meadow 945 $46,667
Dexter 333 $41,250
Elkton 149 $43,125
Ostrander 212 $57,500
Racine 355 $58,125
Spring Valley 2,518 $42,468
Stewartville 5,411 $52,037

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Grand Meadow Public Library
Grand Meadow, Minnesota
(507) 754-5859

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Grand Meadow High Schools (2004)

710 4TH AVE. N.E.
Serves 116 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.9

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