Hawley, Minnesota

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Hawley, Minnesota

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High Points

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

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Top 17% Hawley College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Hawley, Minnesota

Comparing Hawley 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 8 7
Well-Paid Single Men 7 4
Male Share of the Population 7 6
Age of the Population 5 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 5
Female Share of the Population 4 5
Racial Diversity 2 2


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 8
Median Family Income 8 5
People in Middle Class or Better 7 5
People Above Poverty 7 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 7
Working at Home 8 7
Walking and Biking to Work 7 4
Short Commute Times 6 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 8
Affordability of Rents 7 7
Housing Recently Built 7 7
People Living Alone 6 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Hawley Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 22 miles E of Fargo, North Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 197 miles NW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Clay
Metro Area Fargo - Moorhead
Standard Zip Codes 56549
Phone Area Codes 218
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 46.88
Longitude -96.316

Hawley Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station HAWLEY 3 NE
Distance 3.1 miles
Jan Temp -7 to 15 F
Apr Temp 31 to 53 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 32 to 55 F
Annual Precip 21.5 inches
Distance 22.3 miles
Jan Temp -4 to 16 F
Apr Temp 31 to 55 F
Jul Temp 58 to 81 F
Oct Temp 36 to 56 F
Annual Precip 26.3 inches
Distance 27.5 miles
Jan Temp -5 to 15 F
Apr Temp 32 to 54 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 34 to 56 F
Annual Precip 23 inches
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Hawley Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,882 100%
Male 920 48.9%
Female 962 51.1%
Under 18 499 26.5%
18+ 1,383 73.5%
65+ 377 20%
Median Age 37.6
Average Family Size 3.02
White 1,853 98.5%
African-American 2 0.1%
Asian 4 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 7 0.4%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 16 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 8 0.4%

Estimated Hawley Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,892
Growth 10
Growth % 0.5%

Hawley 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 54.7%
German 23.2%
Swedish 4.7%
English 3.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.4%
Scandinavian 1.7%
Irish 1.6%
US/American 1.4%
Italian 1.1%
French (except Basque) 0.8%
Danish 0.8%
Polish 0.6%
Czech 0.6%
European 0.6%
Scotch-Irish 0.5%
Greek 0.3%
Scottish 0.2%
Israeli 0.2%
Finnish 0.2%
Dutch 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Dale (56549)
Rollag (56549)

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)
Hawley 1,882 $47,188
Audubon 445 $40,250
Barnesville 2,173 $44,760
Glyndon 1,049 $50,000
Hitterdal 201 $35,625
Lake Park 782 $41,250
Ulen 532 $42,188
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Hawley High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 432 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14

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