Lanesboro, Minnesota

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Lanesboro, Minnesota

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Lanesboro Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Lanesboro Affordability of Rents
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Lanesboro Public Transportation Use
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Lanesboro College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Lanesboro, Minnesota

Comparing Lanesboro 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
Age of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 9 8
Well-Paid Single Women 8 7
Well-Paid Single Men 8 6
Female Share of the Population 6 6
Male Share of the Population 6 5
Racial Diversity 2 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 5
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 8
People in Middle Class or Better 7 5
Median Family Income 7 4
People Above Poverty 6 3

Commute & Sprawl

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 9
Affordability of Rents 10 10
People Living Alone 9 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 7
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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Lanesboro Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 32 miles SE of Rochester, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 101 miles SE of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Fillmore
Standard Zip Codes 55949
Phone Area Codes 507
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.72
Longitude -91.976

Lanesboro Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5.9 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 23 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 35 to 61 F
Annual Precip 34.2 inches
Distance 29.5 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 21 F
Apr Temp 32 to 54 F
Jul Temp 59 to 81 F
Oct Temp 36 to 58 F
Annual Precip 34.6 inches
Distance 33.3 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 24 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 60 F
Annual Precip 32.9 inches
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Lanesboro Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 788 100%
Male 379 48.1%
Female 409 51.9%
Under 18 142 18%
18+ 646 82%
65+ 173 22%
Median Age 45.6
Average Family Size 2.7
White 782 99.2%
African-American 2 0.3%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 2 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.3%

Estimated Lanesboro Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 767
Growth -21
Growth % -2.7%

Lanesboro 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 61.1%
German 19.9%
US/American 2.9%
Irish 2.9%
English 2.4%
Italian 2%
Swedish 1.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.4%
Dutch 1.1%
European 1%
French (except Basque) 0.8%
Czech 0.7%
Polish 0.4%
British 0.3%
African 0.3%
Finnish 0.3%
Scottish 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Highland (55949)

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)
Lanesboro 788 $43,571
Canton 343 $25,972
Fountain 343 $49,583
Harmony 1,080 $38,750
Peterson 269 $43,333
Preston 1,426 $50,234
Rushford 1,696 $45,375

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Lanesboro High Schools (2004)

Serves 180 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.5

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