Truman, Minnesota

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Truman, Minnesota

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Truman Affordability of Property Taxes
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Truman Short Commute Times
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Truman Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Truman Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Truman, Minnesota

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 6
Average Household Size 2 3


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 9
Walking and Biking to Work 10 9
Public Transportation Use 7 5
Working at Home 6 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 9 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 7
People Living Alone 9 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 6
Housing Recently Built 3 2

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Truman Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 85 miles SW of Eden Prairie, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 98 miles SW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Martin
Standard Zip Codes 56088
Phone Area Codes 507
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.827
Longitude -94.436

Truman Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 12.4 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 22 F
Apr Temp 36 to 56 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 59 F
Annual Precip 31.3 inches
Distance 13.3 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 21 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 37 to 59 F
Annual Precip 31.1 inches
Distance 14.9 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 21 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 27.6 inches
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Truman Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,259 100%
Male 583 46.3%
Female 676 53.7%
Under 18 288 22.9%
18+ 971 77.1%
65+ 352 28%
Median Age 44.4
Average Family Size 2.9
White 1,249 99.2%
African-American 2 0.2%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.3%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 3 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 7 0.6%

Estimated Truman Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,201
Growth -58
Growth % -4.6%

Truman 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 57.4%
Norwegian 15.3%
English 5%
Swedish 3.7%
Irish 3.5%
US/American 2.6%
Polish 2.2%
Danish 1.7%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
French (except Basque) 1.1%
Swiss 0.9%
Luxemburger 0.8%
Dutch 0.8%
Scandinavian 0.5%
Welsh 0.5%
French Canadian 0.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 0.4%
Canadian 0.4%
Finnish 0.3%
Belgian 0.3%
Slovak 0.3%
Hungarian 0.2%
Italian 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
British 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Truman 1,259 $46,750
Fairmont 10,889 $46,637
Granada 317 $42,917
Lewisville 274 $31,635
Northrop 262 $42,250
Ormsby 154 $47,188
St. James 4,695 $40,993
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Truman High Schools (2004)

401 E. 1ST. ST. S.
Serves 184 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.2

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