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People

Total Population 2,070
Male Share of the Population 47.1%
Female Share of the Population 52.9%
Senior Citizens 27.9%
Employed Population 16+ 954
Age of the Population 46

Families

% of people married 52.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.6%
Median Earnings25+ $33,992
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $12,344
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,942

Wealth

Median Family Income $60,625
% Above Poverty Level 85.9%
% Below Poverty Level 14.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.5%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 45.7%
Median Gross Rent $484
Median House Value $75,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.7%
US/American 0%
English 5%
Irish 10.5%

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

Slayton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 55 miles NE of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 140 miles SW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Murray
Standard Zip Codes 56172
Phone Area Codes 507
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.987
Longitude -95.755

Slayton 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 LAKE WILSON
Distance 10.5 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 22 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 60 F
Annual Precip 27 inches
Station WORTHINGTON 2 NNE
Distance 24.9 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 21 F
Apr Temp 32 to 55 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 34 to 59 F
Annual Precip 27.7 inches
Station TYLER
Distance 27.7 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 22 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 59 F
Annual Precip 26.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Avoca 89 $53,125
Chandler 313 $53,214
Currie 209 $48,438
Fulda 1,296 $61,172
Iona 128 $56,250
Lake Wilson 253 $59,583

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

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(507) 836-8778
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MURRAY COUNTY CENTRAL SEC.
2420 28TH ST.
507-836-6184
Serves 393 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.7

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