Peterson, Minnesota

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Peterson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 29 miles W of La Crosse, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 101 miles SE of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Fillmore
Standard Zip Codes 55962
Phone Area Codes 507
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.786
Longitude -91.834

Peterson Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 14.2 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 23 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 35 to 61 F
Annual Precip 34.2 inches
Distance 24.9 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 24 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 60 F
Annual Precip 32.9 inches
Station DODGE
Distance 27.9 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 26 F
Apr Temp 33 to 60 F
Jul Temp 58 to 85 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 33.6 inches
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Peterson Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 269 100%
Male 132 49.1%
Female 137 50.9%
Under 18 51 19%
18+ 218 81%
65+ 85 31.6%
Median Age 48.5
Average Family Size 2.83
White 268 99.6%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 0 0%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.7%

Estimated Peterson Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 220
Growth -49
Growth % -18.2%

Peterson 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
Norwegian 48.1%
German 18.1%
US/American 11.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.2%
Polish 4.1%
Irish 3.3%
Danish 3.3%
Czech 2.5%
Swedish 1.6%
English 0.8%
Scottish 0.8%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Arendahl (55962)

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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Peterson 269 $43,333
Houston 1,020 $38,462
Lanesboro 788 $43,571
Lewiston 1,484 $48,631
Preston 1,426 $50,234
Rushford 1,696 $45,375
Utica 230 $44,286
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