Winthrop, Minnesota

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Winthrop, Minnesota

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High Points

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

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Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Winthrop Walking and Biking to Work
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Winthrop Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Winthrop, Minnesota

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 3
Average Household Size 2 3


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 8
Short Commute Times 8 7
Working at Home 6 3
Public Transportation Use 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 5
Affordability of Rents 6 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 7
Housing Recently Built 3 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Winthrop Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 49 miles SW of Eden Prairie, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 62 miles SW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Sibley
Standard Zip Codes 55396
Phone Area Codes 507
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.543
Longitude -94.366

Winthrop Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.4 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 20 F
Apr Temp 34 to 55 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 59 F
Annual Precip 28.8 inches
Distance 13.2 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 21 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 29 inches
Distance 32.2 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 23 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 60 F
Annual Precip 33.4 inches
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Winthrop Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,367 100%
Male 641 46.9%
Female 726 53.1%
Under 18 324 23.7%
18+ 1,043 76.3%
65+ 350 25.6%
Median Age 42.6
Average Family Size 2.96
White 1,281 93.7%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 2 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.3%
Other 62 4.5%
Mixed Race 17 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 95 6.9%

Estimated Winthrop Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,290
Growth -77
Growth % -5.6%

Winthrop 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 49.9%
Swedish 14.7%
Norwegian 8.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.1%
US/American 4%
Irish 3.9%
English 2.1%
Polish 1.7%
Danish 1.5%
French (except Basque) 1.3%
Swiss 1.1%
Dutch 0.9%
Scandinavian 0.8%
Scottish 0.7%
Czech 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Scotch-Irish 0.3%
Finnish 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
Russian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Winthrop 1,367 $47,159
Brownton 807 $48,500
Gaylord 2,279 $45,750
Gibbon 808 $38,977
Lafayette 529 $43,611
New Auburn 488 $41,538
Stewart 564 $42,222
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Winthrop High Schools (2004)

G.F.W. SR.
Serves 330 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14

Winthrop Colleges

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