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North Star is a township in Brown County, in the New Ulm metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named North Star. For links to other places called North Star, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of North Star is 44.238N. The longitude is -95.047W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,030 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 325.
Sections below provide additional information and links about North Star demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Brown 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 56087 ZIP code.
65% of North Star residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the North Star ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in North Star was $20,308, compared with $21,587 nationally.
9% of North Star residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in North Star, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $356. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $821.
Brown County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our North Star political report.
The average commute time for North Star workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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