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Lester Prairie is a city in McLeod County, in the Hutchinson metro area.
The community was named for John Lester, landowner
The latitude of Lester Prairie is 44.883N. The longitude is -94.041W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 981 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,431.
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52% of Lester Prairie residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lester Prairie ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lester Prairie was $18,223, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Lester Prairie residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Lester Prairie, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $382. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $833.
Newspapers in Lester Prairie include Howard Lake-Waverly Herald-Journal
McLeod County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lester Prairie political report.
The average commute time for Lester Prairie workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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