Slayton, Minnesota

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Slayton, Minnesota

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High Points

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

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Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Slayton Public Transportation Use
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 12% Slayton Affordability of Property Taxes
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Slayton Short Commute Times
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Slayton Walking and Biking to Work
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Slayton Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Slayton, Minnesota

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 6
Average Household Size 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 7 5
People Above Poverty 7 5
Median Family Income 7 4
College Educated Adults 4 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 9
Short Commute Times 9 8
Walking and Biking to Work 9 8
Working at Home 2 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 8 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 5
Housing Recently Built 3 3

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Slayton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 55 miles NE of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 140 miles SW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Murray
Standard Zip Codes 56172
Phone Area Codes 507
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.987
Longitude -95.755

Slayton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10.5 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
Distance 24.9 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 21 F
Apr Temp 32 to 55 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 34 to 59 F
Annual Precip 27.7 inches
Station TYLER
Distance 27.7 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 22 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 59 F
Annual Precip 26.1 inches
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Slayton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,072 100%
Male 938 45.3%
Female 1,134 54.7%
Under 18 461 22.2%
18+ 1,611 77.8%
65+ 606 29.2%
Median Age 44.9
Average Family Size 2.81
White 2,052 99%
African-American 3 0.1%
Asian 8 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 8 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 7 0.3%

Estimated Slayton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,953
Growth -119
Growth % -5.7%

Slayton 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 50.6%
Norwegian 14.7%
Swedish 6.7%
Irish 5.6%
Dutch 5.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.8%
US/American 2.7%
Danish 2.6%
French (except Basque) 1.5%
English 1.2%
Polish 0.8%
Scandinavian 0.7%
Italian 0.7%
Czech 0.5%
Luxemburger 0.5%
Belgian 0.4%
Scottish 0.4%
French Canadian 0.2%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Slayton 2,072 $43,935
Avoca 146 $33,750
Chandler 276 $38,542
Currie 225 $34,821
Fulda 1,283 $37,500
Iona 173 $40,833
Lake Wilson 270 $30,000

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(507) 836-8778
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Slayton High Schools (2004)

2420 28TH ST.
Serves 393 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.7

Slayton Colleges

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