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Ortonville is a city in Big Stone County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Cornelius Knute Orton, founder
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Ortonville. For links to other places called Ortonville, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Ortonville is 45.304N. The longitude is -96.444W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,017 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,096.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Ortonville demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Big Stone 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 56278 ZIP code.
39% of Ortonville residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ortonville ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ortonville was $17,132, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Ortonville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Ortonville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $188. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $596.
Libraries in Ortonville include Ortonville Public Library ... View libraries
Big Stone County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ortonville political report.
The average commute time for Ortonville workers is 12 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Ortonville include Econo Lodge Ortonville.
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