Otsego, Minnesota

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Otsego, Minnesota

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Otsego Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Otsego People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Otsego, Minnesota

Comparing Otsego 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
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 5 4
Age of the Population 2 2
Racial Diversity 2 7
Female Share of the Population 1 1
Senior Citizens 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 10
Portion of People Married 10 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 9
People in Middle Class or Better 9 9
Median Family Income 7 8
College Educated Adults 3 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 9
Public Transportation Use 5 6
Walking and Biking to Work 4 4
Short Commute Times 3 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 9
Housing Recently Built 9 9
Affordability of Rents 6 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 3
People Living Alone 1 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Otsego Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 13 miles NW of Maple Grove, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 24 miles NW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Hennepin
Metro Area Minneapolis - Saint Paul
Standard Zip Codes 55301, 55327, 55330, 55362, 55374
Phone Area Codes 763
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.24
Longitude -93.61

Otsego Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 13.1 miles
Jan Temp -0 to 21 F
Apr Temp 33 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 59 F
Annual Precip 28.8 inches
Station DELANO
Distance 16.1 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 CEDAR
Distance 17.2 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 20 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 37 to 57 F
Annual Precip 31.3 inches
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Otsego Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 6,389 100%
Male 3,329 52.1%
Female 3,060 47.9%
Under 18 2,074 32.5%
18+ 4,315 67.5%
65+ 270 4.2%
Median Age 32.5
Average Family Size 3.41
White 6,214 97.3%
African-American 16 0.3%
Asian 46 0.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 23 0.4%
Other 36 0.6%
Mixed Race 54 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 81 1.3%

Estimated Otsego Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 10,800
Growth 4,411
Growth % 69%

Otsego 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 41%
Norwegian 16.1%
Swedish 7%
Irish 6.9%
US/American 6.1%
Polish 4.7%
English 2.7%
French (except Basque) 2.2%
French Canadian 2%
Finnish 1.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.7%
Dutch 1.4%
Danish 1.2%
Scotch-Irish 1%
Italian 0.8%
Ukrainian 0.7%
Czech 0.6%
European 0.4%
Welsh 0.3%
Greek 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
British 0.2%
Northern European 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Burns Township (55330)
Hassan (55327, 55374)

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)
Otsego 6,389 $59,319
Albertville 3,621 $63,578
Dayton 4,699 $71,356
Elk River 16,447 $65,471
Hanover 1,355 $79,809
Rogers 3,588 $76,984
St. Michael 9,099 $74,236
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