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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.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$36,500
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Slayton demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Center
· Centre
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 1. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.5 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Murray County Fair - Aug. 15-18, 2007
  • Fall Fantasy Festival - Oct. 7, 2007
Dates often change. Check Slayton web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Murray County Historical Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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.

Education

10% of Slayton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Slayton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $291.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $619.


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

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Newspapers in Slayton include Murray County News

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

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The average commute time for Slayton workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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