Lonsdale, Minnesota

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Lonsdale, Minnesota

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Lonsdale Well-Paid Single Men
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Lonsdale Median Family Income
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Lonsdale People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Lonsdale Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Lonsdale, Minnesota

Comparing Lonsdale 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
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 9
Well-Paid Single Men 10 9
Well-Paid Single Women 9 8
Male Share of the Population 9 8
Senior Citizens 3 4
Female Share of the Population 3 3
Racial Diversity 2 2
Age of the Population 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 8
Average Household Size 8 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 9 8
People in Middle Class or Better 9 8
People Above Poverty 8 7
College Educated Adults 3 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 8 6
Working at Home 7 5
Public Transportation Use 4 3
Short Commute Times 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 8 8
Affordability of Rents 6 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 3
People Living Alone 4 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 5

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Lonsdale Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 21 miles S of Burnsville, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 35 miles S of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Rice
Standard Zip Codes 55046
Phone Area Codes 507
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.48
Longitude -93.428

Lonsdale Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 13.4 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
Station JORDAN 1 S
Distance 15 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 19 F
Apr Temp 31 to 55 F
Jul Temp 58 to 81 F
Oct Temp 34 to 58 F
Annual Precip 29.1 inches
Distance 28 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
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Lonsdale Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,491 100%
Male 744 49.9%
Female 747 50.1%
Under 18 423 28.4%
18+ 1,068 71.6%
65+ 183 12.3%
Median Age 32.1
Average Family Size 3.12
White 1,471 98.7%
African-American 3 0.2%
Asian 2 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 6 0.4%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 9 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5 0.3%

Estimated Lonsdale Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,409
Growth 918
Growth % 61.6%

Lonsdale 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
Czech 29%
German 24.2%
Czechoslovakian 9.3%
Norwegian 7.8%
Irish 6.2%
English 4.8%
US/American 4.3%
Swedish 3.2%
Polish 2.1%
French (except Basque) 1.6%
Italian 1.2%
Finnish 1.2%
Danish 1.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1%
Dutch 0.6%
French Canadian 0.5%
Austrian 0.5%
Scandinavian 0.5%
Russian 0.3%
British 0.2%
Other Arab 0.2%
Scotch-Irish 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Veseli (55046)

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)
Lonsdale 1,491 $58,676
Elko 472 $70,625
Kilkenny 148 $42,188
Montgomery 2,794 $48,011
New Market 332 $60,500
New Prague 4,559 $50,341
Northfield 17,147 $61,055
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