Spring Valley, Minnesota

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Spring Valley, Minnesota

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High Points

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

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Top 6% Spring Valley Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Spring Valley, Minnesota

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 5
Average Household Size 4 5


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

Commute & Sprawl

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 6
Affordability of Rents 7 7
People Living Alone 7 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 7
Housing Recently Built 2 2

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Spring Valley Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 23 miles S of Rochester, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 94 miles S of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Fillmore
Standard Zip Codes 55975
Phone Area Codes 507
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.686
Longitude -92.388

Spring Valley Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 8.9 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 21 F
Apr Temp 32 to 54 F
Jul Temp 59 to 81 F
Oct Temp 36 to 58 F
Annual Precip 34.6 inches
Distance 16.2 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 23 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 35 to 61 F
Annual Precip 34.2 inches
Station AUSTIN 3 S
Distance 30.1 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 20 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 35 to 59 F
Annual Precip 31.9 inches
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Spring Valley Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,518 100%
Male 1,192 47.3%
Female 1,326 52.7%
Under 18 656 26.1%
18+ 1,862 73.9%
65+ 488 19.4%
Median Age 37.7
Average Family Size 3
White 2,491 98.9%
African-American 2 0.1%
Asian 2 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 6 0.2%
Other 1 0%
Mixed Race 16 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 11 0.4%

Estimated Spring Valley Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,480
Growth -38
Growth % -1.5%

Spring Valley 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 26.1%
English 6.1%
Irish 6%
US/American 5.5%
Dutch 5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.3%
Swedish 1.6%
Italian 1.4%
Scottish 1%
Scandinavian 0.8%
Swiss 0.8%
French (except Basque) 0.8%
Scotch-Irish 0.7%
Polish 0.7%
Luxemburger 0.7%
Czech 0.6%
European 0.6%
Danish 0.4%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
Canadian 0.2%
Icelander 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Cherry Grove (55975)

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)
Spring Valley 2,518 $42,468
Fountain 343 $49,583
Grand Meadow 945 $46,667
Ostrander 212 $57,500
Racine 355 $58,125
Stewartville 5,411 $52,037
Wykoff 460 $38,875

Spring Valley Public Libraries

Spring Valley Public Library
Spring Valley, Minnesota
(507) 346-2100

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Spring Valley High Schools (2004)

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Serves 283 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.4

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Student/teacher ratio: 15

Spring Valley Colleges

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