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Slayton is a city in Murray County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Charles Slayton, founder.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Slayton. For links to other places called Slayton, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Slayton is 43.987N. The longitude is -95.755W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,601 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,015.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Slayton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Murray 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 56172 ZIP code.
41% of Slayton residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Slayton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Slayton was $17,395, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Slayton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Slayton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $291. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $619.
Libraries in Slayton include Slayton Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Slayton include Murray County News
Murray County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Slayton political report.
The average commute time for Slayton workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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