Karlstad, Minnesota

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Karlstad, Minnesota

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

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Affordability of Rents
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Top 12% Karlstad Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Karlstad, Minnesota

Comparing Karlstad 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 9
Age of the Population 10 9
Female Share of the Population 9 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 8
Well-Paid Single Men 3 1
Male Share of the Population 2 2
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 2 2
Average Household Size 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 6 4
People Above Poverty 4 2
Median Family Income 3 1
People in Middle Class or Better 3 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 10
Working at Home 9 9
Short Commute Times 6 4
Walking and Biking to Work 2 1


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

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Karlstad Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 118 miles N of Fargo, North Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 292 miles NW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Kittson
Standard Zip Codes 56732
Phone Area Codes 218
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 48.577
Longitude -96.52

Karlstad Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.4 miles
Jan Temp -10 to 11 F
Apr Temp 29 to 51 F
Jul Temp 55 to 79 F
Oct Temp 33 to 53 F
Annual Precip 18.5 inches
Distance 23.6 miles
Jan Temp -8 to 10 F
Apr Temp 28 to 51 F
Jul Temp 56 to 80 F
Oct Temp 31 to 53 F
Annual Precip 18.9 inches
Distance 31.2 miles
Jan Temp -10 to 11 F
Apr Temp 29 to 50 F
Jul Temp 57 to 78 F
Oct Temp 31 to 53 F
Annual Precip 21.8 inches
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Karlstad Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 794 100%
Male 367 46.2%
Female 427 53.8%
Under 18 174 21.9%
18+ 620 78.1%
65+ 219 27.6%
Median Age 44.8
Average Family Size 2.81
White 777 97.9%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.6%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 11 1.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.4%

Estimated Karlstad Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 722
Growth -72
Growth % -9.1%

Karlstad 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 47.5%
Swedish 19.9%
German 9.9%
Scandinavian 3.7%
Polish 3.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.7%
Czech 2.1%
French (except Basque) 1.8%
Irish 1.7%
US/American 1.7%
English 1.3%
Scottish 0.9%
Italian 0.9%
Finnish 0.7%
French Canadian 0.4%
Scotch-Irish 0.4%
Croatian 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
Palestinian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Karlstad 794 $35,469
Greenbush 784 $46,339
Kennedy 255 $46,094
Lake Bronson 246 $30,938
Middle River 319 $28,750
Newfolden 362 $37,917
Stephen 708 $42,969
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Karlstad High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 144 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.6

Karlstad Colleges

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