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Willmar is a city in Kandiyohi County.

It is the county seat. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Willmar. For links to other places called Willmar, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Willmar is 45.121N. The longitude is -95.043W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,142 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 18,303.


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Median household income
Local
$33,455
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Willmar demographic reports
Willmar is on Willmar and Foot lakes.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 48. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.6 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Kandiyohi County Fair - Aug. 8-11, 2007
  • Dairy Days - June 1-15, 2007
  • SonShine Music Festival - July 12-14, 2007
Dates often change. Check Willmar web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Glacial Lakes State Trail
Historic sites and museums: Kandiyohi County Historical Museum, Mikkelson Collection
Colleges and universities: Ridgewater College
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 Willmar demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Kandiyohi 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 56201 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

28% of Willmar residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Willmar ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Willmar was $18,515, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

18% of Willmar residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Willmar festival dates:

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

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Willmar, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $400.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $810.


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

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Newspapers in Willmar include West Central Tribune, Willmar West Central Tribune

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

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Traffic

The average commute time for Willmar workers is 13 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Willmar between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Willmar include Americinn of Willmar, Comfort Inn Willmar, Days Inn, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Willmar.

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