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Windom is a city in Cottonwood County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Sen. William Windom
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Windom. For links to other places called Windom, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Windom is 43.866N. The longitude is -95.116W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,362 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,499.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$30,744
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Windom demographic reports
Windom is on the Des Moines River
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 15. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3.3 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Riverfest - June 8-10, 2007
  • Cottonwood County Fair - Aug. 16-19, 2007
Dates often change. Check Windom web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Cottonwood County Historical Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Windom demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cottonwood 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 56101 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

42% of Windom residents report German ancestry, and 3% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Windom ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Windom was $17,155, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

15% of Windom residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Windom festival dates:

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



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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Windom, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $255.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $576.


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

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Newspapers in Windom include Cottonwood County Citizen

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

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The average commute time for Windom workers is 11 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Windom include Super 8.

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DUPLICATE NAMES
Other MN communities named Windom:
  �Mower County township
  �Hennepin County neighborhood

MN communities formerly known as Windom:
  �Harmony, Fillmore County

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