Renville, Minnesota

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Renville, Minnesota

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

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Short Commute Times
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Walking and Biking to Work
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Top 9% Renville Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Renville, Minnesota

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 7
Average Household Size 5 6


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 9
Walking and Biking to Work 10 9
Working at Home 9 9
Public Transportation Use 5 4


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

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Renville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 73 miles SW of St. Cloud, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 96 miles W of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Renville
Standard Zip Codes 56284
Phone Area Codes 320
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.789
Longitude -95.211

Renville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station OLIVIA 3 SE
Distance 14.2 miles
Jan Temp 0 to 20 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 35 to 59 F
Annual Precip 25.9 inches
Distance 17.7 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 22 F
Apr Temp 37 to 57 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 60 F
Annual Precip 26.6 inches
Distance 25.6 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
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Renville Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,323 100%
Male 613 46.3%
Female 710 53.7%
Under 18 347 26.2%
18+ 976 73.8%
65+ 336 25.4%
Median Age 40.1
Average Family Size 3.11
White 1,228 92.8%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.2%
Other 76 5.7%
Mixed Race 14 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 124 9.4%

Estimated Renville Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,282
Growth -41
Growth % -3.1%

Renville 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 36.7%
Norwegian 23.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.8%
Dutch 6.8%
Swedish 5.1%
US/American 4.1%
English 2.3%
Irish 1.6%
Czech 1.4%
Belgian 0.8%
Scandinavian 0.8%
Danish 0.7%
Austrian 0.6%
French Canadian 0.3%
Polish 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
Scottish 0.2%
French (except Basque) 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Renville 1,323 $47,315
Belview 412 $42,857
Clara City 1,393 $45,189
Danube 529 $43,750
Olivia 2,570 $44,781
Prinsburg 458 $41,136
Sacred Heart 549 $40,313
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Renville High Schools (2004)

301 NE 3RD ST.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 253 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.8

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