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Paynesville is a city in Stearns County, in the Saint Cloud metro area.
The community was named for Edwin Paynes, settler.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Paynesville. For links to other places called Paynesville, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Paynesville is 45.380N. The longitude is -94.711W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,171 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,301.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Paynesville demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Stearns County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, St. Cloud area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 56362 ZIP code.
52% of Paynesville residents report German ancestry, and 4% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Paynesville ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Paynesville was $17,246, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Paynesville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Paynesville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $360. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $733.
Libraries in Paynesville include Paynesville Branch Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Paynesville include Paynesville Press
Stearns County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Paynesville political report.
The average commute time for Paynesville workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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