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Winona is a city in Winona County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for prominent Indian woman

The latitude of Winona is 44.05N. The longitude is -91.639W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 666 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 26,641.


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Median household income
Local
$32,845
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Winona demographic reports
Winona is on the Mississippi River
Former and merged names include:
· Montezuma
Established as a steamboat fueling stop. Developed as a mill town and shipping point for wheat
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 25. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.9 per 1,000 people.
Ranked No. 2 in the state, June 2001, in the ePodunk Historic Small Towns Index
Well-known residents have included:
· Winona Ryder, actress
Local festivals include:
  • Steamboat Days - June 13-17, 2007
  • Great River Shakespeare Festival - June 27-Aug. 5, 2007
  • Huck Finn Days - July 19-21, 2007
  • Heritage Fair - Sept. 14-15, 2007
  • Frozen River Film Festival - Jan. 25-27, 2007
  • Strawberry Fest - June 10, 2007
  • Dakota Homecoming & Gathering - June 2-3, 2007
Dates often change. Check Winona web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Great River Bluffs State Park, John A. Latsch State Park, Garvin Heights Park
Scenic roads: Great River Road
Historic sites and museums: Bunnell House Museum, Julius C Wilkie Steamboat Center, Polish Cultural Institute, Armory Museum
Colleges and universities: St. Mary's University of Minnesota, Winona State University, Winona Technical College
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 Winona demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Winona 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 55959 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

35% of Winona residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Winona ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Winona was $16,783, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

26% of Winona residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Winona, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $373.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $789.


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

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Newspapers in Winona include Winona News, Winona Post

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Politics

Winona County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Winona political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Winona workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Winona between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Winona include Americinn of Winona, Best Western, Days Inn, Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites, Nichols Inn, Quality Inn Winona.

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