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People

Total Population 1,737
Male Share of the Population 51.6%
Female Share of the Population 48.4%
Senior Citizens 10.4%
Employed Population 16+ 843
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 55.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $64,079
% Above Poverty Level 89.4%
% Below Poverty Level 10.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 30.7%
Median Gross Rent $509
Median House Value $129,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.4%
US/American 0.6%
English 0.7%
Irish 6.6%

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

Lester Prairie Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 26 miles W of Minnetonka, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 38 miles W of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County McLeod
Standard Zip Codes 55354
Phone Area Codes 320
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.883
Longitude -94.041

Lester Prairie 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 HUTCHINSON 1 N
Distance 16.3 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
Station DELANO
Distance 16.5 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 20 F
Apr Temp 33 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 58 F
Annual Precip 27.2 inches
Station GAYLORD
Distance 24.7 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Glencoe 5,557 $63,009
Mayer 1,754 $92,232

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

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LESTER PRAIRIE SEC.
131 HICKORY ST. N.
320-395-3001
Serves 260 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16

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