Walnut Grove, Minnesota

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Walnut Grove, Minnesota

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 3% trophy Walnut Grove Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Walnut Grove Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Walnut Grove, Minnesota

Comparing Walnut Grove 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 10
Age of the Population 10 10
Female Share of the Population 7 7
Male Share of the Population 4 4
Well-Paid Single Men 4 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 2
Racial Diversity 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 6
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 6 4
People in Middle Class or Better 5 3
College Educated Adults 4 2
Median Family Income 3 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Short Commute Times 8 6
Walking and Biking to Work 3 2
Public Transportation Use 2 2


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

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Walnut Grove Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 76 miles NE of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 120 miles SW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Redwood
Standard Zip Codes 56180
Phone Area Codes 507
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.223
Longitude -95.469

Walnut Grove Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.8 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 22 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 35 to 60 F
Annual Precip 26.2 inches
Distance 22.9 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 24 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 39 to 61 F
Annual Precip 25.7 inches
Distance 24.1 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 21 F
Apr Temp 33 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 60 F
Annual Precip 26.8 inches
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Walnut Grove Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 599 100%
Male 283 47.2%
Female 316 52.8%
Under 18 116 19.4%
18+ 483 80.6%
65+ 172 28.7%
Median Age 46.1
Average Family Size 2.67
White 585 97.7%
African-American 4 0.7%
Asian 1 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.2%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 1 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1 0.2%

Estimated Walnut Grove Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 561
Growth -38
Growth % -6.3%

Walnut Grove 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 37.6%
Norwegian 23.7%
US/American 9.3%
English 6.8%
Swedish 4.7%
Danish 2.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.7%
Belgian 2.1%
Dutch 2.1%
Irish 2.1%
Polish 1.3%
Czech 1.1%
Swiss 0.6%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
French (except Basque) 0.6%
Scandinavian 0.4%
African 0.4%
Italian 0.4%
Canadian 0.4%
British 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Walnut Grove 599 $34,167
Garvin 159 $41,429
Lamberton 859 $38,646
Lucan 226 $38,750
Milroy 271 $36,042
Tracy 2,268 $41,108
Westbrook 755 $33,472
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