Princeton, Minnesota

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Princeton, Minnesota

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High Points

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

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Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Princeton Well-Paid Single Women
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Princeton Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Princeton, Minnesota

Comparing Princeton 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
Female Share of the Population 9 10
Well-Paid Single Women 9 8
Senior Citizens 8 6
Well-Paid Single Men 7 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 6
Age of the Population 5 5
Racial Diversity 3 4
Male Share of the Population 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 3 5
Portion of People Married 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 6
People in Middle Class or Better 7 5
Median Family Income 6 4
College Educated Adults 5 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 7
Short Commute Times 5 3
Working at Home 4 2
Public Transportation Use 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
People Living Alone 8 7
Housing Recently Built 8 8
Affordability of Rents 5 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 4

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Princeton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 28 miles E of St. Cloud, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 43 miles N of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Mille Lacs
Standard Zip Codes 55371
Phone Area Codes 763
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.57
Longitude -93.581

Princeton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station SANTIAGO 3 E
Distance 9.1 miles
Jan Temp 0 to 22 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 84 F
Oct Temp 36 to 60 F
Annual Precip 30.5 inches
Station MILACA
Distance 13.8 miles
Jan Temp -3 to 18 F
Apr Temp 31 to 54 F
Jul Temp 58 to 81 F
Oct Temp 33 to 56 F
Annual Precip 27.7 inches
Station CEDAR
Distance 21.8 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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Princeton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,933 100%
Male 1,787 45.4%
Female 2,146 54.6%
Under 18 998 25.4%
18+ 2,935 74.6%
65+ 764 19.4%
Median Age 36.7
Average Family Size 2.95
White 3,865 98.3%
African-American 5 0.1%
Asian 11 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 15 0.4%
Other 14 0.4%
Mixed Race 22 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 35 0.9%

Estimated Princeton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 4,694
Growth 761
Growth % 19.3%

Princeton 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 34.3%
Swedish 16.6%
Norwegian 16%
Irish 5.2%
US/American 4.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.3%
English 3%
French (except Basque) 2.4%
Polish 1.9%
Italian 1.8%
Scotch-Irish 1.8%
Danish 1.5%
French Canadian 1.4%
Dutch 1%
Russian 0.8%
Finnish 0.8%
Scottish 0.6%
European 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.4%
Scandinavian 0.4%
Czech 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Princeton 3,933 $42,558
Foreston 389 $45,625
Isanti 2,324 $46,842
Milaca 2,580 $40,739
Pease 163 $40,000
St. Francis 4,910 $52,193
Zimmerman 2,851 $51,275

Princeton Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
(763) 389-1313
Emergency Service: Yes

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Princeton High Schools (2004)

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Serves 1,097 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.9

Princeton Colleges

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