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People

Total Population 1,071
Male Share of the Population 52%
Female Share of the Population 48%
Senior Citizens 13.4%
Employed Population 16+ 591
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 47.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $48,750
% Above Poverty Level 81.5%
% Below Poverty Level 18.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 7.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.4%
% Using Public Transportation 2.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 31.9%
Median Gross Rent $595
Median House Value $88,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.4%
US/American 0%
English 2.6%
Irish 5.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Atwater Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 41 miles SW of St. Cloud, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 74 miles W of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Kandiyohi
Standard Zip Codes 56209
Phone Area Codes 320
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.138
Longitude -94.777

Atwater Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station WILLMAR STATE HOSPITAL
Distance 11.7 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 19 F
Apr Temp 34 to 55 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 58 F
Annual Precip 28.2 inches
Station NEW LONDON
Distance 14 miles
Jan Temp -0 to 20 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 58 F
Annual Precip 31.6 inches
Station HUTCHINSON 1 N
Distance 24.6 miles
Jan Temp -0 to 20 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 59 F
Annual Precip 27.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Grove City 624 $55,500
Kandiyohi 581 $54,922
Lake Lillian 271 $55,833
Litchfield 6,691 $61,993

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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302 S 2ND ST.
320-974-8417
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Serves 17 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.5

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