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Peterson is a city in Clay County, in the Spencer metro area.
One tradition says the community was named for Adlie Peterson, landowner. Another says it was named for Howard Peterson, who helped establish a post office here
The latitude of Peterson is 42.918N. The longitude is -95.343W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,250 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 361.
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43% of Peterson residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Peterson ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Peterson was $16,932, compared with $21,587 nationally.
7% of Peterson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Peterson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $218. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $614.
Libraries in Peterson include Kirchner French Memorial Library ... View libraries
Clay County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Peterson political report.
The average commute time for Peterson workers is 35 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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