Sleepy Eye, MN Population

Population: 3,515. Estimated population in July 2020: 3,478 (-1.1% change)
Males: 1,689 (48.1%), Females: 1,826 (51.9%)

Brown County

Zip code: 56085

Median resident age: 38.3 years
Median household income: $37,123
Median house value: $78,300

Races in Sleepy Eye:

  • White Non-Hispanic (91.2%)
  • Hispanic (7.8%)
  • Other race (3.9%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)

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

Ancestries: German (60.3%), Norwegian (8.3%), Irish (6.5%), United States (5.3%), Danish (4.0%), French (2.9%).

Elevation: 1030 feet

Land area: 1.7 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Sleepy Eye

  • High school or higher: 75.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 12.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 14.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sleepy Eye city

  • Never married: 20.8%
  • Now married: 58.1%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 12.3%
  • Divorced: 8.5%

3.2% Foreign born (2.6% Latin America, 0.6% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: -163 (-4.4%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Sleepy Eye:

  • SLEEPY EYE MUNICIPAL HOSPITAL (400 FOURTH AVENUE NORTHWEST)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Sleepy Eye:

  • NEW ULM MEDICAL CENTER (about 19 miles; NEW ULM, MN)
  • SPRINGFIELD MEDICAL CTR/MAYO HLTH SYS (about 19 miles; SPRINGFIELD, MN)
  • ST JAMES HEALTH SERVICES (about 23 miles; ST JAMES, MN)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Sleepy Eye:

  • ST CLOUD REGIONAL (about 97 miles; ST CLOUD, MN; Abbreviation: STC)
  • MINNEAPOLIS-ST PAUL INTL/WOLD-CHAMBERLAIN/ (about 112 miles; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Abbreviation: MSP)
  • MASON CITY MUNI (about 126 miles; MASON CITY, IA; Abbreviation: MCW)

Other public-use airports nearest to Sleepy Eye:

  • SLEEPY EYE MUNI (about 5 miles; SLEEPY EYE, MN; Abbreviation: Y58)
  • NEW ULM MUNI (about 16 miles; NEW ULM, MN; Abbreviation: ULM)
  • SPRINGFIELD MUNI (about 19 miles; SPRINGFIELD, MN; Abbreviation: D42)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sleepy Eye:

  • SOUTH CENTRAL TECHNICAL COLLEGE-MANKATO (about 48 miles; NORTH MANKATO, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,186)
  • GUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS COLLEGE (about 51 miles; ST PETER, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,355)
  • MINNESOTA STATE UNVERSITY-MANKATO (about 52 miles; MANKATO, MN; Full-time enrollment: 11,210)
  • RIDGEWATER COLLEGE (about 61 miles; WILLMAR, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,711)
  • SOUTHWEST STATE UNIVERSITY (about 74 miles; MARSHALL, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,405)
  • SAINT CLOUD STATE UNIVERSITY (about 92 miles; ST CLOUD, MN; Full-time enrollment: 12,913)
  • SAINT CLOUD TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 95 miles; ST CLOUD, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,183)

Schools

Public high school in Sleepy Eye:

  • SLEEPY EYE SEC. (Students: 321; Location: 400 4TH AVE. S.W.; Grades: 07 – 12)

Private high school in Sleepy Eye:

  • ST MARYS JR SR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 290; Location: 104 ST MARYS STREET; Grades: 7 – 12)

Public primary/middle school in Sleepy Eye:

  • SLEEPY EYE EL. (Students: 338; Location: 400 4TH AVE. S.W.; Grades: PK – 06)

Private primary/middle schools in Sleepy Eye:

  • ST MARY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 357; Location: 104 ST MARYS; Grades: PK – 6)
  • ST JOHNS LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 59; Location: 216 THIRD AVE SE; Grades: PK – 8)

Libraries

Library in Sleepy Eye:

  • SLEEPY EYE: DYCKMAN FREE LIBRARY (Operating income: $85,186; Location: 345 WEST MAIN STREET; 22,385 books; 573 audio materials; 931 video materials; 33 serial subscriptions)

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