Pipestone, Minnesota

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Pipestone, Minnesota

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Pipestone Short Commute Times
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Pipestone Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 19% Pipestone Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Pipestone, Minnesota

Comparing Pipestone 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
Senior Citizens 9 7
Female Share of the Population 8 8
Well-Paid Single Women 7 5
Age of the Population 7 7
Well-Paid Single Men 6 3
Racial Diversity 5 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 4
Male Share of the Population 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 3 3
Average Household Size 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 6
People Above Poverty 6 4
People in Middle Class or Better 6 3
Median Family Income 5 3

Commute & Sprawl

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 9 8
Affordability of Rents 8 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 9
Housing Recently Built 3 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 2

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Pipestone Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 35 miles NE of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 165 miles SW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Pipestone
Standard Zip Codes 56164
Phone Area Codes 507
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.
Longitude -96.317

Pipestone Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 1.4 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 21 F
Apr Temp 33 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 34 to 59 F
Annual Precip 25.9 inches
Distance 14.5 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 22 F
Apr Temp 33 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 34 to 59 F
Annual Precip 23.7 inches
Distance 17.4 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 22 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 60 F
Annual Precip 27 inches
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Pipestone Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 4,280 100%
Male 2,006 46.9%
Female 2,274 53.1%
Under 18 1,058 24.7%
18+ 3,222 75.3%
65+ 919 21.5%
Median Age 39.4
Average Family Size 2.89
White 4,033 94.2%
African-American 12 0.3%
Asian 32 0.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 126 2.9%
Other 15 0.4%
Mixed Race 60 1.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 41 1%

Estimated Pipestone Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 4,161
Growth -119
Growth % -2.8%

Pipestone 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 38%
Norwegian 15%
Dutch 12.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.8%
Danish 4.3%
Irish 3.6%
English 3.5%
US/American 3.3%
Swedish 2.5%
French (except Basque) 2.4%
Polish 1.7%
Scotch-Irish 1.4%
Belgian 1%
Scottish 0.7%
Czech 0.5%
Scandinavian 0.4%
Italian 0.3%
British 0.3%
Australian 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Russian 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Verdi (56164)

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)
Pipestone 4,280 $40,194
Edgerton 1,033 $39,318
Hardwick 222 $37,813
Holland 215 $26,875
Jasper 597 $34,500
Ruthton 284 $33,125
Woodstock 132 $42,500

Pipestone Public Libraries

Pipestone Community Library
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(507) 825-6714
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Pipestone High Schools (2004)

(Sorted by Number of Students)

1401 7TH ST. S.W.
Serves 423 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.9

101 4TH AVE. N.E.
A Non-traditional School
Serves 29 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.3

Pipestone Colleges

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