Minneota, Minnesota

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Minneota, Minnesota

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

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Short Commute Times
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Top 7% Minneota Short Commute Times
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Minneota Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Minneota, Minnesota

Comparing Minneota 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 9
Age of the Population 8 8
Well-Paid Single Men 8 5
Well-Paid Single Women 8 6
Female Share of the Population 8 8
Racial Diversity 4 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 4
Male Share of the Population 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 7
Average Household Size 3 4


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 9
Walking and Biking to Work 9 8
Working at Home 8 6
Public Transportation Use 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 8 6
Affordability of Rents 7 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 7
Housing Recently Built 3 3

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Minneota Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 77 miles NE of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 136 miles W of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Lyon
Standard Zip Codes 56264
Phone Area Codes 507
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.558
Longitude -95.985

Minneota Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11.8 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 24 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 39 to 61 F
Annual Precip 25.7 inches
Station CANBY
Distance 18.3 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 24 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 85 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 25.6 inches
Station TYLER
Distance 20.4 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
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Minneota Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,449 100%
Male 680 46.9%
Female 769 53.1%
Under 18 348 24%
18+ 1,101 76%
65+ 363 25.1%
Median Age 41.3
Average Family Size 2.91
White 1,416 97.7%
African-American 2 0.1%
Asian 2 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 19 1.3%
Mixed Race 10 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 51 3.5%

Estimated Minneota Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,377
Growth -72
Growth % -5%

Minneota 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 36.1%
Belgian 18.2%
Norwegian 16.3%
Polish 5.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.2%
US/American 4.2%
Dutch 2.8%
French (except Basque) 2.3%
Czech 2%
English 1.6%
Swedish 1.6%
Irish 1.4%
Icelander 1.3%
Danish 0.7%
Scottish 0.5%
French Canadian 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Swiss 0.2%
Scotch-Irish 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
Russian 0.2%
Finnish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Minneota 1,449 $46,023
Ghent 315 $47,417
Ivanhoe 679 $40,491
Lynd 346 $36,458
Marshall 12,735 $52,284
Porter 190 $27,000
Taunton 207 $38,125

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Minneota Public Library
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(507) 872-5473
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Minneota High Schools (2004)

Serves 259 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.5

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