Kenyon, Minnesota

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Kenyon, Minnesota

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Kenyon Walking and Biking to Work
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Kenyon Well-Paid Single Men
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Kenyon People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Kenyon Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Kenyon Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Kenyon, Minnesota

Comparing Kenyon 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
Well-Paid Single Men 9 8
Senior Citizens 9 7
Well-Paid Single Women 9 7
Racial Diversity 7 8
Age of the Population 6 6
Male Share of the Population 6 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 6
Female Share of the Population 5 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 6
Average Household Size 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 9 8
People Above Poverty 9 7
Median Family Income 8 6
College Educated Adults 7 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Public Transportation Use 8 6
Working at Home 6 3
Short Commute Times 4 2


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

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Kenyon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 30 miles NW of Rochester, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 47 miles S of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Goodhue
Standard Zip Codes 55946
Phone Area Codes 507
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.272
Longitude -92.985

Kenyon Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 15.1 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 22 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 31.6 inches
Distance 17.1 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 21 F
Apr Temp 35 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 60 F
Annual Precip 31.6 inches
Distance 30.7 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 21 F
Apr Temp 35 to 55 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 59 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches
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Kenyon Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,661 100%
Male 801 48.2%
Female 860 51.8%
Under 18 397 23.9%
18+ 1,264 76.1%
65+ 359 21.6%
Median Age 38.8
Average Family Size 2.94
White 1,598 96.2%
African-American 2 0.1%
Asian 17 1%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.2%
Other 32 1.9%
Mixed Race 9 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 46 2.8%

Estimated Kenyon Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,665
Growth 4
Growth % 0.2%

Kenyon 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 41.6%
German 29.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.8%
Irish 3.4%
Swedish 3.4%
English 3.1%
Danish 2.5%
French (except Basque) 2.5%
US/American 1.3%
Dutch 1.2%
Polish 0.8%
Finnish 0.7%
Italian 0.7%
Scandinavian 0.6%
Czech 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Yugoslavian 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
Northern European 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
European 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Bombay (55946)
Moland (55946)

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)
Kenyon 1,661 $50,000
Dennison 168 $53,750
Dundas 547 $55,250
Faribault 20,818 $49,662
Nerstrand 233 $50,156
Wanamingo 1,007 $46,125
West Concord 836 $48,438

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Kenyon Public Library
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Kenyon High Schools (2004)

400 6TH ST.
Serves 300 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.5

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