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Crookston is a city in Polk County, in the Grand Forks metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Col. William Crooks, railroad engineer
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Crookston. For links to other places called Crookston, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Crookston is 47.774N. The longitude is -96.607W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 876 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,939.


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Median household income
Local
$34,609
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Crookston demographic reports
Crookston is on the Red Lake River
Former and merged names include:
· Hawley
Local festivals include:
  • Ox Cart Days - Aug. 16-19, 2007
Dates often change. Check Crookston web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Old Crossing Treaty (Huot) Park
Historic sites and museums: Polk County Historical Museum
Colleges and universities: University of Minnesota Crookston

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Crookston demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Polk County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Grand Forks area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 56716 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

25% of Crookston residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Crookston ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Crookston was $17,219, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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21% of Crookston residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Crookston, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $341.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $702.


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

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Newspapers in Crookston include Crookston Daily Times

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

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The average commute time for Crookston workers is 12 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Crookston include Americinn Crookston.

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