Stephen, Minnesota

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Stephen Affordability of Rents
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Stephen Walking and Biking to Work
Well-Paid Single Men
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Top 16% Stephen Well-Paid Single Men
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Stephen Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Stephen, Minnesota

Comparing Stephen 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 8
Age of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 9 7
Male Share of the Population 9 8
Well-Paid Single Women 6 4
Racial Diversity 6 7
Female Share of the Population 3 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 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 Above Poverty 8 7
College Educated Adults 7 5
Median Family Income 6 4
People in Middle Class or Better 6 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Short Commute Times 9 7
Working at Home 7 6
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
People Living Alone 9 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 9
Housing Recently Built 6 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 3

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Stephen Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 108 miles N of Fargo, North Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 294 miles NW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Marshall
Standard Zip Codes 56757
Phone Area Codes 218
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 48.45
Longitude -96.872

Stephen Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station ARGYLE 4 E
Distance 10.3 miles
Jan Temp -8 to 13 F
Apr Temp 28 to 54 F
Jul Temp 54 to 81 F
Oct Temp 31 to 56 F
Annual Precip 19.7 inches
Distance 18.7 miles
Jan Temp -10 to 11 F
Apr Temp 29 to 51 F
Jul Temp 55 to 79 F
Oct Temp 33 to 53 F
Annual Precip 18.5 inches
Distance 22.2 miles
Jan Temp -8 to 10 F
Apr Temp 28 to 51 F
Jul Temp 56 to 80 F
Oct Temp 31 to 53 F
Annual Precip 18.9 inches
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Stephen Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 708 100%
Male 353 49.9%
Female 355 50.1%
Under 18 184 26%
18+ 524 74%
65+ 160 22.6%
Median Age 42.7
Average Family Size 3.13
White 661 93.4%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.7%
Other 33 4.7%
Mixed Race 8 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 58 8.2%

Estimated Stephen Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 672
Growth -36
Growth % -5.1%

Stephen 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
Polish 30.7%
Norwegian 17.9%
Swedish 13.2%
German 9.8%
French (except Basque) 6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6%
Scandinavian 4.4%
English 1.9%
Swiss 1.7%
French Canadian 1.7%
Irish 1.6%
US/American 1.3%
Canadian 0.8%
Dutch 0.8%
Danish 0.6%
Scottish 0.5%
Czech 0.3%
Icelander 0.3%
Italian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Stephen 708 $42,969
Alvarado 371 $49,167
Argyle 656 $42,361
Karlstad 794 $35,469
Kennedy 255 $46,094
Oslo 347 $47,857
Warren 1,678 $45,063
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Stephen High Schools (2004)

Serves 191 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.3

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