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Worthington is a city in Nobles County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for the mother-in-law of Dr. A.P. Miller, a founder
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Worthington. For links to other places called Worthington, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Worthington is 43.62N. The longitude is -95.596W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,591 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 11,192.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$36,250
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Worthington demographic reports
Worthington is on Okebena Lake
Former and merged names include:
· Okabena
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 21. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.9 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Nobles County Fair - Aug. 8-12, 2007
  • International Festival - July 13-14, 2007
  • King Turkey Day - Sept. 15, 2007
Dates often change. Check Worthington web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Okabena Lake
Historic sites and museums: Nobles County Pioneer Village
Colleges and universities: Worthington Community 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 Worthington demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Nobles 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 56119 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

34% of Worthington residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Worthington ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Worthington was $18,078, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

16% of Worthington residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Worthington, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $344.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $695.


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Libraries in Worthington include Nobles County Library (Worthington) ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Worthington include Worthington Daily Globe

TV stations in Worthington include KSMN.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KRSW., KNSW.

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Politics

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

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

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Hotels in Worthington include Americinn Motel, Days Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Super 8, Travelodge.

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