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Owatonna is a city in Steele County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for the Sioux word for the Straight River.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Owatonna. For links to other places called Owatonna, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Owatonna is 44.083N. The longitude is -93.225W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,152 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 23,333.


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Median household income
Local
$45,660
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Owatonna demographic reports
Owatonna is on the Straight River and Maple Creek.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 41. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.8 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· E.G. Marshall, actor
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Steele County Fair - Aug. 14-19, 2007
  • Harvest Festival - Sept. 29, 2007
  • Festival of the Arts - July 28-29, 2007
Dates often change. Check Owatonna web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Rice Lake State Park, Lake Kohlmier
Historic sites and museums: Heritage Halls Transportation & Children's Museum, State School Orphanage Museum, Village of Yesteryear
Colleges and universities: Pillsbury Baptist Bible College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Owatonna demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Steele 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 55049 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

35% of Owatonna residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Owatonna ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Owatonna was $20,513, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

23% of Owatonna residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Owatonna festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Owatonna, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $427.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $943.


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

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Newspapers in Owatonna include Owatonna People's Press

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Politics

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

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Traffic

The average commute time for Owatonna workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Owatonna between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Owatonna include Americinn Motel of Owatonna, Budget Host Inn Owatonna, Comfort Inn Owatonna, Country Inn & Suites, Hotel & Suites Owatonna, Microtel Inn and Suites, Super 8.

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