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Okabena is a city in Jackson County.
The community was named for a Sioux term for "nesting place of the herons"
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Okabena. For links to other places called Okabena, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Okabena is 43.739N. The longitude is -95.315W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,421 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 180.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Okabena demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jackson 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 56161 ZIP code.
50% of Okabena residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Okabena ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Okabena was $14,332, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Okabena residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Jackson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Okabena political report.
The average commute time for Okabena workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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