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Heron Lake is a township in Jackson County.[NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Heron Lake. For links to other places called Heron Lake, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Heron Lake is 43.719N. The longitude is -95.171W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,499 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 401.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Heron Lake demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jackson 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 56161 ZIP code.
63% of Heron Lake residents report German ancestry, and 4% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Heron Lake ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Heron Lake was $14,380, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Heron Lake residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Heron Lake, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $188. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $808.
Jackson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Heron Lake political report.
The average commute time for Heron Lake workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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