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People

Total Population 626
Male Share of the Population 43.1%
Female Share of the Population 56.9%
Senior Citizens 19.2%
Employed Population 16+ 319
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 52.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.5%
Median Earnings25+ $32,083
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,833
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,250

Wealth

Median Family Income $67,727
% Above Poverty Level 82.7%
% Below Poverty Level 17.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 10%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 40.1%
Median Gross Rent $542
Median House Value $68,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 19%
US/American 0%
English 4.2%
Irish 12.8%

Heron Lake Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 70 miles E of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 130 miles SW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Jackson
Standard Zip Codes 56137
Phone Area Codes 507
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.795
Longitude -95.32

Heron Lake Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station WINDOM
Distance 11.3 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 22 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 59 F
Annual Precip 29 inches
Station WORTHINGTON 2 NNE
Distance 16.5 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 21 F
Apr Temp 32 to 55 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 34 to 59 F
Annual Precip 27.7 inches
Station LAMBERTON SW EXP STN
Distance 31.5 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 22 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 35 to 60 F
Annual Precip 26.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brewster 468 $75,313
Dundee 89 $51,750
Fulda 1,301 $61,607
Lakefield 1,528 $69,432
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