Pine Island, Minnesota

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Pine Island, Minnesota

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Pine Island Public Transportation Use
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Pine Island Median Family Income
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Pine Island People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Pine Island Well-Paid Single Women
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Pine Island Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Pine Island Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Pine Island, Minnesota

Comparing Pine Island 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 Women 9 8
Well-Paid Single Men 8 6
Female Share of the Population 8 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 6
Senior Citizens 5 5
Age of the Population 5 5
Racial Diversity 3 4
Male Share of the Population 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 8
Average Household Size 8 8


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 9
Walking and Biking to Work 9 7
Short Commute Times 8 6
Working at Home 6 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 9 9
Housing Recently Built 7 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 5
People Living Alone 4 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 2

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Pine Island Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 15 miles NW of Rochester, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 56 miles SE of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Goodhue
Standard Zip Codes 55963
Phone Area Codes 507
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.201
Longitude -92.646

Pine Island Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 22.1 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 20 F
Apr Temp 35 to 55 F
Jul Temp 60 to 80 F
Oct Temp 37 to 57 F
Annual Precip 31.4 inches
Distance 23.6 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 23 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 60 F
Annual Precip 32.4 inches
Station RED WING DAM 3
Distance 28.8 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 22 F
Apr Temp 36 to 56 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 59 F
Annual Precip 29.9 inches
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Pine Island Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,337 100%
Male 1,097 46.9%
Female 1,240 53.1%
Under 18 667 28.5%
18+ 1,670 71.5%
65+ 355 15.2%
Median Age 37.1
Average Family Size 3.06
White 2,290 98%
African-American 3 0.1%
Asian 10 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.1%
Other 3 0.1%
Mixed Race 27 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 15 0.6%

Estimated Pine Island Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,170
Growth 833
Growth % 35.6%

Pine Island 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 39.5%
Norwegian 22.3%
Irish 10.1%
Swiss 3.7%
English 3.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.1%
US/American 3.1%
Swedish 2.9%
Polish 2.4%
Dutch 1.3%
Danish 1.1%
French (except Basque) 1.1%
Italian 0.9%
Finnish 0.8%
Scottish 0.7%
Slavic 0.6%
French Canadian 0.6%
Scotch-Irish 0.5%
Austrian 0.5%
Czech 0.5%
Luxemburger 0.4%
Slovene 0.4%
Scandinavian 0.4%
Hungarian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Pine Island 2,337 $59,792
Byron 3,500 $63,164
Mantorville 1,054 $62,625
Mazeppa 778 $46,250
Oronoco 883 $72,396
Wanamingo 1,007 $46,125
Zumbrota 2,789 $53,750

Pine Island Public Libraries

Pine Island: Van Horn Public Library
Pine Island, Minnesota
(507) 356-8558
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Pine Island High Schools (2004)

223 1ST AVE. S.E.
Serves 390 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.8

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