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Blooming Prairie is a township in Steele County, in the Owatonna metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Blooming Prairie. For links to other places called Blooming Prairie, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Blooming Prairie is 43.893N. The longitude is -93.109W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,250 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 519.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Blooming Prairie demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Steele 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 55917 ZIP code.
27% of Blooming Prairie residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Blooming Prairie ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Blooming Prairie was $18,189, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% of Blooming Prairie residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Blooming Prairie, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $288. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $928.
Steele County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Blooming Prairie political report.
The average commute time for Blooming Prairie workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Blooming Prairie, MNPros: Gorjus in summer, small town- no traffic, great (walk- to) library, not much to do, great place to retire and not be bothered, summer festval, small summer (outdoors) and fall (indoors) craft and art shows, minor crime
Cons: Too cold in winter, unless you are young and can enjoy winter sports, snowmobiling, skating, skiing, building snowmen...
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