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Caledonia is a city in Houston County, in the La Crosse metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for the ancient Roman word for Scotland.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Caledonia. For links to other places called Caledonia, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Caledonia is 43.634N. The longitude is -91.496W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,181 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,967.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$32,455
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Caledonia demographic reports
Caledonia is near the Wisconsin border
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 5. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 1.7 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Houston County Fair - Aug. 15-19, 2007
Dates often change. Check Caledonia web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Beaver Creek Valley State Park
Historic sites and museums: Schech Mill
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Caledonia demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Houston County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, La Crosse area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 55921 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

45% of Caledonia residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Caledonia ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Caledonia was $16,953, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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16% of Caledonia residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Caledonia festival dates:

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Caledonia, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $271.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $666.


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Libraries in Caledonia include Caledonia Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Caledonia include Caledonia Argus

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Houston County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Caledonia political report.

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The average commute time for Caledonia workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Caledonia include Americinn of Caledonia, Red Carpet Inn.

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