Welcome, Minnesota

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 8% Welcome Affordability of Property Taxes
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Welcome Short Commute Times
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Welcome Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Welcome, Minnesota

Comparing Welcome 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
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Age of the Population 8 8
Well-Paid Single Men 8 6
Senior Citizens 8 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 5
Female Share of the Population 1 1
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 7
Average Household Size 3 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 6
People in Middle Class or Better 6 3
Median Family Income 5 2
College Educated Adults 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 9 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 10
People Living Alone 8 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 4
Housing Recently Built 2 1

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Welcome Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 99 miles SW of Eden Prairie, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 112 miles SW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Martin
Standard Zip Codes 56181
Phone Area Codes 507
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.666
Longitude -94.619

Welcome Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.7 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 22.9 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 23 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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Welcome Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 721 100%
Male 373 51.7%
Female 348 48.3%
Under 18 183 25.4%
18+ 538 74.6%
65+ 142 19.7%
Median Age 41.4
Average Family Size 2.9
White 715 99.2%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 5 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 7 1%

Estimated Welcome Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 681
Growth -40
Growth % -5.5%

Welcome 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 64.2%
Norwegian 8.7%
Swedish 4.4%
US/American 3.4%
Irish 3.2%
English 3.2%
Danish 3.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.3%
French Canadian 2.1%
Polish 1.1%
Scotch-Irish 0.7%
French (except Basque) 0.7%
Dutch 0.7%
Czech 0.4%
Belgian 0.4%
Lithuanian 0.4%
Scottish 0.4%
Russian 0.4%
Italian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Welcome 721 $38,438
Ceylon 413 $32,708
Dunnell 197 $44,792
Fairmont 10,889 $46,637
Northrop 262 $42,250
Sherburn 1,082 $35,132
Trimont 754 $40,000
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