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Sleepy Eye is a city in Brown County, in the New Ulm metro area.
The community was named after a Dakota tribal chief.
The latitude of Sleepy Eye is 44.297N. The longitude is -94.723W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,024 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,416.
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55% of Sleepy Eye residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sleepy Eye ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sleepy Eye was $20,175, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Sleepy Eye residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Sleepy Eye, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $321. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $690.
Libraries in Sleepy Eye include Sleepy Eye: Dyckman Free Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Sleepy Eye include Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch
Brown County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sleepy Eye political report.
The average commute time for Sleepy Eye workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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