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Bluffton is a township in Otter Tail County, in the Fergus Falls metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Bluffton. For links to other places called Bluffton, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Bluffton is 46.503N. The longitude is -95.222W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,398 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 474.
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53% of Bluffton residents report German ancestry, and 4% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bluffton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bluffton was $18,379, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Bluffton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Bluffton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $294. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $717.
Otter Tail County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bluffton political report.
The average commute time for Bluffton workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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