Hector, MN Population

Population: 1,166. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,140 (-2.2% change)
Males: 537 (46.1%), Females: 629 (53.9%)

Renville County

Zip code: 55342

Median resident age: 39.5 years
Median household income: $33,000
Median house value: $56,200

Races in Hector:

  • White Non-Hispanic (94.6%)
  • Hispanic (5.2%)
  • Other race (4.0%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (52.5%), Norwegian (14.2%), Swedish (12.6%), Irish (5.9%), English (5.1%), United States (4.8%).

Elevation: 1078 feet

Land area: 1.5 square miles

Map of Hector, MN

Population

For population 25 years and over in Hector

  • High school or higher: 78.1%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 13.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.3%
  • Unemployed: 2.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 15.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Hector city

  • Never married: 22.4%
  • Now married: 56.0%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 12.1%
  • Divorced: 9.0%

4.2% Foreign born (3.7% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +12 (+1.0%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Hector:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Hector:

  • ST CLOUD REGIONAL (about 72 miles; ST CLOUD, MN; Abbreviation: STC)
  • MINNEAPOLIS-ST PAUL INTL/WOLD-CHAMBERLAIN/ (about 104 miles; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Abbreviation: MSP)
  • BRAINERD LAKES RGNL (about 120 miles; BRAINERD, MN; Abbreviation: BRD)

Other public-use airports nearest to Hector:

  • HECTOR MUNI (about 3 miles; HECTOR, MN; Abbreviation: 1D6)
  • OLIVIA REGIONAL (about 21 miles; OLIVIA, MN; Abbreviation: OVL)
  • HUTCHINSON MUNI-BUTLER FIELD (about 26 miles; HUTCHINSON, MN; Abbreviation: HCD)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hector:

  • RIDGEWATER COLLEGE (about 35 miles; WILLMAR, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,711)
  • GUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS COLLEGE (about 58 miles; ST PETER, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,355)
  • SOUTH CENTRAL TECHNICAL COLLEGE-MANKATO (about 61 miles; NORTH MANKATO, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,186)
  • MINNESOTA STATE UNVERSITY-MANKATO (about 65 miles; MANKATO, MN; Full-time enrollment: 11,210)
  • SAINT CLOUD STATE UNIVERSITY (about 65 miles; ST CLOUD, MN; Full-time enrollment: 12,913)
  • SAINT CLOUD TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 68 miles; ST CLOUD, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,183)
  • SOUTHWEST STATE UNIVERSITY (about 76 miles; MARSHALL, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,405)

Public primary/middle schools in Hector:

  • BUFFALO LAKE-HECTOR SEC. (Students: 341; Location: 220 3RD ST. W.; Grades: 06 – 12)
  • BUFFALO LAKE-HECTOR EL. (Students: 229; Location: 220 3RD ST. W.; Grades: KG – 05)