Hills, Minnesota

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Hills, Minnesota

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Hills Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 16% Hills Affordability of Property Taxes
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Hills Public Transportation Use
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Hills People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Hills, Minnesota

Comparing Hills 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 8 8
Well-Paid Single Men 7 4
Well-Paid Single Women 7 5
Male Share of the Population 3 3
Racial Diversity 2 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 7
Average Household Size 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 9 7
People Above Poverty 9 7
Median Family Income 7 4
College Educated Adults 7 5

Commute & Sprawl

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


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

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Hills Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 17 miles E of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 158 miles N of Omaha, Nebraska
County Rock
Standard Zip Codes 56138
Phone Area Codes 507
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.528
Longitude -96.358

Hills Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11.6 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 24 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 85 F
Oct Temp 35 to 61 F
Annual Precip 27.4 inches
Distance 20 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 25 F
Apr Temp 33 to 59 F
Jul Temp 60 to 86 F
Oct Temp 35 to 61 F
Annual Precip 24.6 inches
Distance 35 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 23 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 35 to 60 F
Annual Precip 29.4 inches
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Hills Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 565 100%
Male 264 46.7%
Female 301 53.3%
Under 18 116 20.5%
18+ 449 79.5%
65+ 163 28.8%
Median Age 45.6
Average Family Size 2.81
White 561 99.3%
African-American 1 0.2%
Asian 1 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 1 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.4%

Estimated Hills Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 595
Growth 30
Growth % 5.3%

Hills 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 29.7%
German 28.8%
Norwegian 21.3%
Swedish 4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.9%
English 2.2%
Italian 2%
Danish 1.6%
Irish 1.6%
US/American 1.6%
Czech 1.6%
Scandinavian 1.1%
Swiss 0.7%
French (except Basque) 0.7%
Polish 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Hills 565 $43,750
Beaver Creek 250 $39,583
Ellsworth 540 $33,438
Hardwick 222 $37,813
Luverne 4,617 $46,745
Magnolia 221 $36,500
Steen 182 $43,125
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Hills High Schools (2004)

205 E. 2ND ST.
Serves 149 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.1

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