Lake Benton, Minnesota

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Lake Benton, Minnesota

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 4% trophy Lake Benton Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
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Top 5% trophy Lake Benton Affordability of Rents
Short Commute Times
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Top 12% Lake Benton Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Lake Benton, Minnesota

Comparing Lake Benton 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
Well-Paid Single Men 8 5
Well-Paid Single Women 8 6
Female Share of the Population 7 8
Male Share of the Population 4 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 4
Racial Diversity 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 4
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 7
People in Middle Class or Better 6 3
College Educated Adults 5 3
Median Family Income 4 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 8
Working at Home 5 3
Walking and Biking to Work 3 2
Public Transportation Use 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 7
Housing Recently Built 4 3

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Lake Benton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 52 miles NE of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 156 miles W of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Lincoln
Standard Zip Codes 56149
Phone Area Codes 507
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.261
Longitude -96.287

Lake Benton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station TYLER
Distance 7.8 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 22 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 59 F
Annual Precip 26.1 inches
Distance 21.3 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 22 F
Apr Temp 33 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 34 to 59 F
Annual Precip 23.7 inches
Distance 24 miles
Jan Temp 0 to 22 F
Apr Temp 33 to 56 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 34 to 59 F
Annual Precip 22.8 inches
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Lake Benton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 703 100%
Male 331 47.1%
Female 372 52.9%
Under 18 152 21.6%
18+ 551 78.4%
65+ 203 28.9%
Median Age 46.6
Average Family Size 2.78
White 687 97.7%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 2 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 7 1%
Other 2 0.3%
Mixed Race 5 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5 0.7%

Estimated Lake Benton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 667
Growth -36
Growth % -5.1%

Lake Benton 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 52.2%
Danish 10.4%
Norwegian 9.1%
US/American 6.5%
Irish 5.8%
Dutch 3.8%
English 3.5%
Belgian 1.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.3%
Swedish 1.1%
Swiss 0.7%
Czech 0.7%
Polish 0.7%
Yugoslavian 0.5%
Scottish 0.4%
French (except Basque) 0.4%
Austrian 0.4%
Italian 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Lake Benton 703 $36,750
Hendricks 725 $37,813
Holland 215 $26,875
Ivanhoe 679 $40,491
Russell 371 $39,000
Ruthton 284 $33,125
Tyler 1,218 $37,841

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Lake Benton Public Library
Lake Benton, Minnesota
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Lake Benton High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 93 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.9

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