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Population (year 2000): 22,434. Estimated population in July 2005: 24,133 (+7.6% change)
Males: 10,927 (48.7%), Females: 11,507 (51.3%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 34.9 years
Median household income: $45,660 (year 2000)
Median house value: $104,000 (year 2000)

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Races in Owatonna:

  • White Non-Hispanic (91.8%)
  • Hispanic (4.3%)
  • Other race (1.9%)
  • Black (1.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)

Ancestries: German (42.2%), Norwegian (19.5%), Irish (8.7%), Czech (6.8%), English (5.4%), Swedish (4.7%).

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Elevation: 1150 feet

Land area: 12.6 square miles

Owatonna,

For population 25 years and over in Owatonna

  • High school or higher: 87.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.7%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 14.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Owatonna city

  • Never married: 23.3%
  • Now married: 60.4%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 7.0%
  • Divorced: 8.4%

4.5% Foreign born (1.7% Africa, 1.3% Latin America, 0.7% Europe, 0.7% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +2,606 (+13.1%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MN (46.4 miles Burnsville, pop. 60,220).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Paul, MN St. (60.5 miles pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (411.5 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: MN (6.1 miles Medford, MN (14.8 miles Faribault, MN (15.8 miles Ellendale, MN (15.8 miles Claremont, MN (17.9 miles Morristown, MN (18.5 miles Geneva, Prairie, MN (19.2 miles Blooming MN Waseca, (19.4 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 99 buildings, average cost: $91,400
  • 1997: 103 buildings, average cost: $85,300
  • 1998: 135 buildings, average cost: $87,400
  • 1999: 133 buildings, average cost: $82,500
  • 2000: 137 buildings, average cost: $90,300
  • 2001: 137 buildings, average cost: $89,500
  • 2002: 179 buildings, average cost: $85,900
  • 2003: 187 buildings, average cost: $150,100
  • 2004: 170 buildings, average cost: $170,600
  • 2005: 153 buildings, average cost: $161,000

Latitude: 44.09 N, Longitude: 93.22 W

Area code: 507


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (28.9%), Educational,health and social services (17.3%), Retail trade (12.0%), Finance,insurance,real estate,and rental and leasing (10.6%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,198 (+18.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 9,553 (80.6%)


 

Crime in Owatonna by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 2 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 8.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 7 6 2 12 5 8
    per 100,000 31.2 26.7 8.9 53.5 22.3 35.7
Robberies 2 3 6 3 4 10
    per 100,000 8.9 13.4 26.7 13.4 17.8 44.6
Assaults 20 36 35 27 32 35
    per 100,000 89.2 160.5 156.0 120.4 142.6 156.0
Burglaries 84 88 123 200 121 132
    per 100,000 374.4 392.3 548.3 891.5 539.4 588.4
Thefts 647 609 667 558 517 609
    per 100,000 2884.0 2714.6 2973.2 2487.3 2304.5 2714.6
Auto thefts 34 33 20 36 24 26
    per 100,000 151.6 147.1 89.2 160.5 107.0 115.9
186.7 203.5 207.2 224.2 181.3 217.9


Average climate in Owatonna, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Owatonna,

Owatonna-area historical tornado activity is above Minnesota state average. It is 69% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/30/1967, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 0.9 miles away from the Owatonna city center killed 5 people and injured 35 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/30/1967, a category 4 tornado 17.7 miles away from the city center killed 6 people and injured 22 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.


Hospital/medical center in Owatonna:
  • OWATONNA HOSPITAL (903 SOUTH OAK STREET)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Owatonna:
  • RICE COUNTY DISTRICT ONE HOSPITAL (about 15 miles; FARIBAULT, MN)
  • WASECA AREA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 20 miles; WASECA, MN)
  • NORTHFIELD CITY HOSPITAL (about 26 miles; NORTHFIELD, MN)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Owatonna:
  • ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL (about 53 miles; ROCHESTER, MN; ID: RST)
  • MINNEAPOLIS-ST PAUL INTL/WOLD-CHAMBERLAIN/ (about 54 miles; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; ID: MSP)
  • MASON CITY MUNI (about 65 miles; MASON CITY, IA; ID: MCW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Owatonna:
  • OWATONNA DEGNER RGNL (about 3 miles; OWATONNA, MN; ID: OWA)
  • FARIBAULT MUNI (about 17 miles; FARIBAULT, MN; ID: FBL)
  • WASECA MUNI (about 23 miles; WASECA, MN; ID: ACQ)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3 $12,868 $51,472 0 $0
Police - Other 2 $6,894 $41,364 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 13 $44,811 $41,364 3 $6,193
Local Libraries 9 $36,310 $48,413 16 $9,398
Gas Supply 20 $116,700 $70,020 0 $0
Electric Power 35 $177,355 $60,807 0 $0
Water Supply 12 $66,484 $66,484 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 12 $60,672 $60,672 69 $34,782
Sewerage 8 $30,890 $46,335 1 $449
Airports 1 $4,782 $57,384 0 $0
Streets and Highways 25 $99,564 $47,790 2 $1,683
Fire - Other 1 $3,511 $42,132 0 $0
Firefighters 9 $44,586 $59,448 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 28 $126,656 $54,281 3 $7,437
Other Government Administration 6 $27,976 $55,952 8 $5,103
Totals for Government 184 $860,059 $56,090 102 $65,045


College/University in Owatonna:
  • PILLSBURY BAPTIST BIBLE COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 173; Location: 315 S GROVE; Private, not-for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Owatonna:
  • SAINT OLAF COLLEGE (about 26 miles; NORTHFIELD, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,968)
  • NORMANDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 52 miles; BLOOMINGTON, MN; FT enrollment: 4,636)
  • MINNESOTA STATE UNVERSITY-MANKATO (about 54 miles; MANKATO, MN; FT enrollment: 11,210)
  • INVER HILLS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 54 miles; INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, MN; FT enrollment: 2,475)
  • BROWN INSTITUTE LTD (about 55 miles; MENDOTA HEIGHTS, MN; FT enrollment: 2,171)
  • ROCHESTER COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 56 miles; ROCHESTER, MN; FT enrollment: 3,368)
  • GUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS COLLEGE (about 56 miles; ST PETER, MN; FT enrollment: 2,355)
Public high schools in Owatonna:
  • OWATONNA SR. (Students: 1,684; Location: 333 E. SCHOOL ST.; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • DAY SCHOOL 9-12 (610) (Students: 68; Location: 115 E. ROSE ST.; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • ACTIONS SCHOOL (Students: 11; Location: 565 DUNNELL DR.; Grades: 07 - 12)
Private high school in Owatonna:
  • OWATONNA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 167; Location: 265 26TH ST NE; Grades: KG - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Owatonna:
  • OWATONNA JR. (Students: 766; Location: 500 15TH ST. N.E.; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • LINCOLN EL. (Students: 641; Location: 747 HAVANA RD.; Grades: KG - 05)
  • WASHINGTON EL. (Students: 471; Location: 338 E. MAIN ST.; Grades: KG - 05)
  • WILSON EL. (Students: 462; Location: 325 MEADOW LANE; Grades: 01 - 05)
  • MCKINLEY EL. (Students: 446; Location: 423 14TH ST. N.E.; Grades: 01 - 05)
  • WILLOW CREEK INTERMEDIATE EL. (Students: 363; Location: 1050 22ND ST. N.E.; Grades: 06 - 06)
  • ROOSEVELT COMMUNITY SERVICE CNTR (Students: 59; Location: 122 EAST MCKINLEY; Grades: PK - PK)
  • CROSSROADS OF OWATONNA (Students: 2; Location: 4327 COUNTY ROAD 45 S; Grades: 08 - 09)
  • DAY SCHOOL 6-8 (610) (Location: 115 E. ROSE ST.; Grades: 00 - 00)
  • SUMMER SCHOOL 9-12 (610) (Location: 115 E. ROSE ST.; Grades: 00 - 00)
Private primary/middle schools in Owatonna:
  • ST MARY ELEM SCH (Students: 433; Location: MARIAN DRIVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • EL SHADDAI PRIVATE SCHOOL (Students: 88; Location: 2429 N CEDAR AVE.; Grades: UG - UG)
  • OWATONNA MONT CHILDRENS HOUSE (Students: 36; Location: 1820 HARTLE AVE; Grades: PK - KG)
  • ST ISIDORE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 35; Location: 9952 SE 24TH AVE; Grades: KG - 8)
Library in Owatonna:
  • OWATONNA-STEELE COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,031,187; Location: 105 N ELM AVENUE; 118,584 books; 6,951 audio materials; 3,090 video materials; 535 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Owatonna: Steele County Fairgrounds (A), Brooktree Golf Course (B), Owatonna Country Club (C), Owatonna Campground (D), Owatonna (E), Village of Yesteryear (F), Heritage Halls Transportation Museum (G), Owatonna Public Library (H), Owatonna Fire Department (I), Minnesota State School Orphanage Museum (J), Steele County Courthouse (K), Steele County Law Enforcement Center (L), Union Depot (M).

Shopping Center: Cedar Mall (1).

Churches in Owatonna include: First Baptist Church (A), First Church of God (B), First United Pentecostal Church (C), Sacred Heart Church (D), Associated Church (E), Redeemer Lutheran Church (F), Bethel Baptist Church (G), Our Savior's Lutheran Church (H).

Cemeteries: Saint John Cemetery (1), Sacred Heart Cemetery (2), Forest Hill Cemetery (3).

Creeks: Izaak Walton Creek (A), Maple Creek (B).

Parks in Owatonna include: Minot Brown Park (1), Mineral Springs Park (2), Dartts Park (3), Cashman Park (4), Kaplan Woods State Park (5), Hammann Park (6), Manthey Park (7), Morehouse Park (8), Fremont Park (9).

Post office: (A).  


Owatonna compared to Minnesota state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Owatonna:
  • KRFO (1390 AM; 1 kW; OWATONNA, MN)
  • KDHL (920 AM; 5 kW; FARIBAULT, MN; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KOWZ (1170 AM; 3 kW; WASECA, MN; Owner: MAIN STREET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KNFX (970 AM; 5 kW; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMNN (1330 AM; 10 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO.)
  • WDGY (630 AM; 8 kW; HUDSON, WI; Owner: 630 RADIO, INCORPORATED)
  • KKMS (980 AM; 5 kW; RICHFIELD, MN)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)

Strongest FM radio stations in Owatonna:
  • K228DR (93.5 FM; OWATONNA, MN; Owner: OWATONNA AREA CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • KRFO-FM (104.9 FM; OWATONNA, MN; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KOWZ-FM (100.9 FM; BLOOMING PRAIRIE, MN; Owner: BLOOMING PRAIRIE FARM RADIO INC.)
  • K280EC (103.9 FM; OWATONNA, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • K289AE (105.7 FM; OWATONNA, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KRUE (92.1 FM; WASECA, MN; Owner: MAIN STREET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBGY (107.5 FM; FARIBAULT, MN; Owner: MILESTONE RADIO II LLC)
  • KQCL (95.9 FM; FARIBAULT, MN; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KAUS-FM (99.9 FM; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Owatonna:
  • KYIN (Channel 24; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KAAL (Channel 6; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: KAAL-TV, LLC)

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