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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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$44,271
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
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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.

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12% of Lester Prairie residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Lester Prairie, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $382.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $833.


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Newspapers in Lester Prairie include Howard Lake-Waverly Herald-Journal

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McLeod County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lester Prairie political report.

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The average commute time for Lester Prairie workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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