Tyler, Minnesota

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Tyler, Minnesota

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

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Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Tyler Short Commute Times
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 11% Tyler Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Tyler, Minnesota

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 7
Average Household Size 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 7
College Educated Adults 6 4
People in Middle Class or Better 6 3
Median Family Income 4 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 9
Working at Home 9 9
Public Transportation Use 6 5
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 8 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 6
Affordability of Rents 7 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 7
Housing Recently Built 3 2

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Tyler Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 57 miles NE of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 149 miles W of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Lincoln
Standard Zip Codes 56178
Phone Area Codes 507
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.278
Longitude -96.134

Tyler Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station TYLER
Distance 0.4 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
Distance 21 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
Station CANBY
Distance 31.2 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 24 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 85 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 25.6 inches
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Tyler Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,218 100%
Male 571 46.9%
Female 647 53.1%
Under 18 260 21.3%
18+ 958 78.7%
65+ 337 27.7%
Median Age 44.9
Average Family Size 2.81
White 1,191 97.8%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 6 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 6 0.5%
Other 15 1.2%
Mixed Race 0 0%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 35 2.9%

Estimated Tyler Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,118
Growth -100
Growth % -8.2%

Tyler 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 39.7%
Danish 19%
Norwegian 12%
Belgian 4.3%
Irish 3.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.4%
Swedish 2.9%
Dutch 2.8%
Polish 1.7%
English 1.7%
Italian 1.6%
US/American 1.6%
French Canadian 1.2%
European 1.1%
French (except Basque) 1%
Scottish 0.6%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
Scandinavian 0.4%
Russian 0.4%
Czech 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Tyler 1,218 $37,841
Balaton 637 $40,625
Holland 215 $26,875
Lake Benton 703 $36,750
Lynd 346 $36,458
Russell 371 $39,000
Ruthton 284 $33,125

Tyler Public Libraries

Tyler Public Library
Tyler, Minnesota
(507) 247-5556
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Tyler High Schools (2004)

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Serves 210 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.2

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