Hector, Minnesota

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Hector, Minnesota

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High Points

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

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Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Hector Short Commute Times
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Hector Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Hector, Minnesota

Comparing Hector 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
Female Share of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 8 7
Senior Citizens 8 7
Well-Paid Single Men 7 4
Age of the Population 7 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 5
Male Share of the Population 2 2
Racial Diversity 1 1


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 7 5
People in Middle Class or Better 6 4
Median Family Income 6 3
College Educated Adults 6 3

Commute & Sprawl

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 9 8
Affordability of Rents 7 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 6
Housing Recently Built 4 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 1

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Hector Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 60 miles W of Minnetonka, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 73 miles W of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Renville
Standard Zip Codes 55342
Phone Area Codes 320
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.743
Longitude -94.715

Hector Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station OLIVIA 3 SE
Distance 10.7 miles
Jan Temp 0 to 20 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 35 to 59 F
Annual Precip 25.9 inches
Distance 18 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
Distance 22.5 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 22 F
Apr Temp 37 to 57 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 60 F
Annual Precip 26.6 inches
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Hector Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,166 100%
Male 537 46.1%
Female 629 53.9%
Under 18 297 25.5%
18+ 869 74.5%
65+ 236 20.2%
Median Age 39.5
Average Family Size 2.9
White 1,114 95.5%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 47 4%
Mixed Race 5 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 61 5.2%

Estimated Hector Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,140
Growth -26
Growth % -2.2%

Hector 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 50.4%
Norwegian 11.4%
Swedish 9.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.9%
US/American 5.5%
English 3.4%
Irish 3.2%
Polish 1.8%
French (except Basque) 1%
Danish 1%
Dutch 0.8%
Greek 0.7%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
Scandinavian 0.5%
Belgian 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
Italian 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
Northern European 0.2%
Scottish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Hector 1,166 $41,477
Bird Island 1,195 $48,750
Buffalo Lake 768 $43,958
Cosmos 582 $36,750
Fairfax 1,295 $42,054
Olivia 2,570 $44,781
Stewart 564 $42,222
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Hector High Schools (2004)

220 3RD ST. W.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 341 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.8

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