New York Mills, Minnesota

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High Points

New York Mills 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 2% trophy New York Mills Short Commute Times
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 13% New York Mills Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of New York Mills, Minnesota

Comparing New York Mills 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
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Age of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 6 3
Well-Paid Single Men 5 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 3
Racial Diversity 2 3
Male Share of the Population 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 2 1
Average Household Size 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 7
Median Family Income 3 1
People in Middle Class or Better 3 1
People Above Poverty 3 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 10
Working at Home 9 9
Walking and Biking to Work 6 4
Public Transportation Use 5 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
People Living Alone 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 9
Affordability of Rents 8 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 9
Housing Recently Built 8 7

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New York Mills Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 71 miles E of Fargo, North Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 147 miles NW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Otter Tail
Standard Zip Codes 56567
Phone Area Codes 218
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 46.518
Longitude -95.375

New York Mills Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11.5 miles
Jan Temp -2 to 20 F
Apr Temp 33 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 37 to 58 F
Annual Precip 26.6 inches
Distance 31.3 miles
Jan Temp -4 to 16 F
Apr Temp 31 to 55 F
Jul Temp 58 to 81 F
Oct Temp 36 to 56 F
Annual Precip 26.3 inches
Distance 44.3 miles
Jan Temp -0 to 19 F
Apr Temp 33 to 56 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 58 F
Annual Precip 29.4 inches
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New York Mills Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,158 100%
Male 524 45.3%
Female 634 54.7%
Under 18 260 22.5%
18+ 898 77.5%
65+ 367 31.7%
Median Age 42.9
Average Family Size 2.92
White 1,141 98.5%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.3%
Other 2 0.2%
Mixed Race 10 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 15 1.3%

Estimated New York Mills Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,186
Growth 28
Growth % 2.4%

New York Mills 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 27.4%
Finnish 25.5%
Norwegian 13.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.8%
Swedish 5.4%
Dutch 3.5%
Irish 3.5%
US/American 3.2%
Polish 3%
Scandinavian 2.9%
French (except Basque) 2%
English 1.2%
Scotch-Irish 0.7%
French Canadian 0.7%
European 0.6%
Danish 0.5%
Greek 0.3%
Scottish 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Butler (56567)

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)
New York Mills 1,158 $35,536
Bluffton 210 $33,958
Deer Creek 328 $37,656
Ottertail 451 $43,750
Perham 2,559 $40,184
Richville 124 $42,813
Wadena 4,294 $39,511

New York Mills Public Libraries

New York Mills Public Library
New York Mills, Minnesota
(218) 385-2436

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New York Mills High Schools (2004)

Serves 351 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.1

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