Pennock, Minnesota

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Pennock, Minnesota

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High Points

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

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Low Rate of Poverty
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Top 15% Pennock Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Pennock, Minnesota

Comparing Pennock 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 10
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Racial Diversity 7 8
Well-Paid Single Men 5 2
Female Share of the Population 2 2
Senior Citizens 1 2
Age of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 10
Portion of People Married 9 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 8
Median Family Income 7 4
People in Middle Class or Better 4 2
College Educated Adults 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 6 6
Housing Recently Built 6 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 7
People Living Alone 2 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Pennock Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 56 miles SW of St. Cloud, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 94 miles W of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Kandiyohi
Standard Zip Codes 56279
Phone Area Codes 320
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.148
Longitude -95.176

Pennock Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.9 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 19 F
Apr Temp 34 to 55 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 58 F
Annual Precip 28.2 inches
Station BENSON
Distance 24.4 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 20 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 59 F
Annual Precip 27.9 inches
Station MILAN 1 NW
Distance 37 miles
Jan Temp 0 to 22 F
Apr Temp 34 to 59 F
Jul Temp 59 to 85 F
Oct Temp 35 to 61 F
Annual Precip 24.7 inches
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Pennock Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 504 100%
Male 255 50.6%
Female 249 49.4%
Under 18 180 35.7%
18+ 324 64.3%
65+ 37 7.3%
Median Age 30.2
Average Family Size 3.41
White 440 87.3%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 10 2%
Other 43 8.5%
Mixed Race 10 2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 60 11.9%

Estimated Pennock Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 496
Growth -8
Growth % -1.6%

Pennock 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 34.2%
Norwegian 28.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 9%
Swedish 6.2%
Irish 6%
Polish 3.2%
English 2.6%
Czech 2.2%
Scandinavian 1.9%
Dutch 1.5%
US/American 1.5%
Scottish 1.1%
French (except Basque) 0.9%
Finnish 0.6%
Scotch-Irish 0.4%
Hungarian 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Pennock 504 $44,167
Kandiyohi 555 $52,500
Kerkhoven 759 $40,179
Murdock 303 $40,000
Raymond 803 $40,865
Spicer 1,126 $48,542
Willmar 18,351 $45,415
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