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Brooten is a city in Stearns County, in the Saint Cloud metro area.
The community was named for farmer Reier Liabraaten
The latitude of Brooten is 45.501N. The longitude is -95.124W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,312 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 645.
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33% of Brooten residents report German ancestry, and 4% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Brooten ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Brooten was $17,048, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Brooten residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Brooten, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $221. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $665.
Stearns County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Brooten political report.
The average commute time for Brooten workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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