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Butterfield is a city in Watonwan County.
The community was named for William Butterfield, settler
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Butterfield. For links to other places called Butterfield, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Butterfield is 43.958N. The longitude is -94.794W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,188 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 549.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Butterfield demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Watonwan County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 56120 ZIP code.
42% of Butterfield residents report German ancestry, and 2% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Butterfield ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Butterfield was $15,177, compared with $21,587 nationally.
9% of Butterfield residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Butterfield, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $225. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $506.
Libraries in Butterfield include Butterfield Branch Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Butterfield include Mountain Lake Observer-Butterfield Advocate
Watonwan County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Butterfield political report.
The average commute time for Butterfield workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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