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People

Total Population 1,042
Male Share of the Population 47.2%
Female Share of the Population 52.8%
Senior Citizens 20.4%
Employed Population 16+ 523
Age of the Population 47

Families

% of people married 60.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12.6%
Median Earnings25+ $32,778
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $30,139
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,750

Wealth

Median Family Income $60,250
% Above Poverty Level 90%
% Below Poverty Level 10%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.9%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 25.2%
Median Gross Rent $727
Median House Value $86,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12%
US/American 0%
English 4.6%
Irish 11.6%

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

Hector Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 60 miles W of Minnetonka, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 73 miles W of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Renville
Standard Zip Codes 55342
Phone Area Codes 320
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.743
Longitude -94.715

Hector 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 OLIVIA 3 SE
Distance 10.7 miles
Jan Temp 0 to 20 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 35 to 59 F
Annual Precip 25.9 inches
Station STEWART
Distance 18 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
Station REDWOOD FALLS MUNICIPAL
Distance 22.5 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 22 F
Apr Temp 37 to 57 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 60 F
Annual Precip 26.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bird Island 849 $57,813
Buffalo Lake 723 $55,417
Cosmos 494 $46,563
Fairfax 955 $54,861

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

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Hector High Schools

BUFFALO LAKE-HECTOR SEC.
220 3RD ST. W.
320-848-2233
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 341 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.8

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