Nisswa, Minnesota

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Nisswa, Minnesota

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Nisswa Well-Paid Single Men
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Nisswa College Educated Adults
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Nisswa Low Rate of Poverty
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Nisswa Median Family Income
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Nisswa People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Nisswa, Minnesota

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 9
Average Household Size 4 5


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 8 7
Public Transportation Use 8 6
Short Commute Times 8 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Housing Recently Built 9 9
People Living Alone 4 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 2
Affordability of Rents 2 2

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Nisswa Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 66 miles N of St. Cloud, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 117 miles NW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Crow Wing
Standard Zip Codes 56468
Phone Area Codes 218
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 46.52
Longitude -94.288

Nisswa Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 8.1 miles
Jan Temp -5 to 15 F
Apr Temp 29 to 51 F
Jul Temp 59 to 78 F
Oct Temp 34 to 53 F
Annual Precip 26.7 inches
Distance 11.4 miles
Jan Temp -8 to 19 F
Apr Temp 29 to 54 F
Jul Temp 56 to 81 F
Oct Temp 31 to 56 F
Annual Precip 27.7 inches
Station AITKIN 2 E
Distance 28 miles
Jan Temp -4 to 18 F
Apr Temp 29 to 53 F
Jul Temp 54 to 79 F
Oct Temp 33 to 55 F
Annual Precip 29.3 inches
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Nisswa Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,953 100%
Male 990 50.7%
Female 963 49.3%
Under 18 433 22.2%
18+ 1,520 77.8%
65+ 348 17.8%
Median Age 42.8
Average Family Size 2.81
White 1,931 98.9%
African-American 5 0.3%
Asian 3 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.1%
Other 2 0.1%
Mixed Race 8 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 8 0.4%

Estimated Nisswa Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,068
Growth 115
Growth % 5.9%

Nisswa 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 35%
Norwegian 16.9%
Swedish 10.9%
English 6.3%
Irish 5.3%
Polish 4.9%
US/American 4.3%
French (except Basque) 2.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.5%
Italian 1.4%
Czech 1.3%
European 1.3%
Scottish 1.3%
Dutch 0.9%
Russian 0.8%
Scotch-Irish 0.7%
Finnish 0.6%
Scandinavian 0.6%
Welsh 0.5%
Danish 0.4%
Swiss 0.4%
Hungarian 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Croatian 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Slavic 0.2%
Slovene 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
Belgian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Lake Edwards (56468)
Lake Hubert (56468)

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)
Nisswa 1,953 $54,931
Baxter 5,555 $55,838
Breezy Point 979 $49,063
Jenkins 287 $41,250
Lake Shore 966 $56,563
Pequot Lakes 947 $35,000
Riverton 115 $38,250
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