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People

Total Population 1,666
Male Share of the Population 49.2%
Female Share of the Population 50.8%
Senior Citizens 10.9%
Employed Population 16+ 840
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 59.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12.2%
Median Earnings25+ $33,965
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $28,750
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,667

Wealth

Median Family Income $64,276
% Above Poverty Level 91%
% Below Poverty Level 9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 27.5%
Median Gross Rent $553
Median House Value $133,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.9%
US/American 0.6%
English 1.2%
Irish 4.6%

Lester Prairie Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 26 miles W of Minnetonka, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 38 miles W of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County McLeod
Standard Zip Codes 55354
Phone Area Codes 320
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.883
Longitude -94.041

Lester Prairie Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station HUTCHINSON 1 N
Distance 16.3 miles
Jan Temp -0 to 20 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 59 F
Annual Precip 27.1 inches
Station DELANO
Distance 16.5 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 20 F
Apr Temp 33 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 58 F
Annual Precip 27.2 inches
Station GAYLORD
Distance 24.7 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 20 F
Apr Temp 34 to 55 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 59 F
Annual Precip 28.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Glencoe 5,575 $71,538
Mayer 1,792 $96,875
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LESTER PRAIRIE SEC.
131 HICKORY ST. N.
320-395-3001
Serves 260 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16

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