Verndale, Minnesota

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Verndale, Minnesota

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High Points

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

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Affordability of Rents
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Top 18% Verndale Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Verndale, Minnesota

Comparing Verndale 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
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 9
Senior Citizens 8 6
Male Share of the Population 7 6
Racial Diversity 5 6
Female Share of the Population 4 5
Age of the Population 4 4
Well-Paid Single Men 3 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 5 6
Portion of People Married 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 5 3
College Educated Adults 3 1
People in Middle Class or Better 2 1
Median Family Income 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 7
Walking and Biking to Work 6 4
Working at Home 6 3
Public Transportation Use 5 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 9 9
People Living Alone 8 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 3
Housing Recently Built 4 5

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Verndale Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 71 miles NW of St. Cloud, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 129 miles NW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Wadena
Standard Zip Codes 56481
Phone Area Codes 218
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 46.398
Longitude -95.014

Verndale Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station WADENA 3 S
Distance 6.5 miles
Jan Temp -5 to 16 F
Apr Temp 29 to 53 F
Jul Temp 56 to 79 F
Oct Temp 32 to 55 F
Annual Precip 26.4 inches
Distance 26.4 miles
Jan Temp -2 to 20 F
Apr Temp 33 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 37 to 58 F
Annual Precip 26.6 inches
Distance 30.9 miles
Jan Temp -5 to 15 F
Apr Temp 29 to 51 F
Jul Temp 59 to 78 F
Oct Temp 34 to 53 F
Annual Precip 26.7 inches
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Verndale Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 575 100%
Male 280 48.7%
Female 295 51.3%
Under 18 166 28.9%
18+ 409 71.1%
65+ 112 19.5%
Median Age 35.5
Average Family Size 2.95
White 556 96.7%
African-American 2 0.3%
Asian 3 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 7 1.2%
Other 4 0.7%
Mixed Race 3 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 9 1.6%

Estimated Verndale Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 554
Growth -21
Growth % -3.7%

Verndale 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 32.4%
Norwegian 17.2%
US/American 10.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.6%
Swedish 7.3%
Irish 6%
Polish 4.7%
French (except Basque) 3.4%
Finnish 3.4%
Dutch 1.8%
Italian 1.6%
Scandinavian 1.3%
Serbian 0.8%
French Canadian 0.8%
Scottish 0.5%
English 0.5%
Welsh 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Oylen (56481)
Thomastown (56481)
Wing River (56481)

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)
Verndale 575 $30,938
Bertha 470 $32,708
Bluffton 210 $33,958
Deer Creek 328 $37,656
Hewitt 267 $27,500
Staples 3,104 $33,472
Wadena 4,294 $39,511
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Verndale High Schools (2004)

411 S.W. BROWN ST.
A Title I School.
Serves 229 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.9

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