Willmar, MN Population

Population: 18,351. Estimated population in July 2020: 18,183 (-0.9% change)
Males: 8,742 (47.6%), Females: 9,609 (52.4%)

Kandiyohi County

Zip code: 56201

Median resident age: 34.2 years
Median household income: $33,455
Median house value: $83,700

Races in Willmar:

  • White Non-Hispanic (81.7%)
  • Hispanic (15.9%)
  • Other race (8.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
  • Black (0.9%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

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

Ancestries: German (34.1%), Norwegian (25.2%), Swedish (13.6%), Irish (6.4%), Dutch (5.8%), United States (2.9%).

Land area: 11.8 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Willmar

  • High school or higher: 79.2%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 17.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.3%
  • Unemployed: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 13.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Willmar city

  • Never married: 28.7%
  • Now married: 51.8%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 8.7%
  • Divorced: 9.3%

7.0% Foreign born (5.6% Latin America, 0.7% Africa).

Population change in the 1990s: +509 (+2.9%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Willmar:

  • RICE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (301 BECKER AVE SW)
  • WILLMAR REGIONAL TREATMENT CENTER (1550 HIGHWAY 71 NORTHEAST, BOX 1128)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Willmar:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Willmar:

  • ST CLOUD REGIONAL (about 75 miles; ST CLOUD, MN; Abbreviation: STC)
  • BRAINERD LAKES RGNL (about 108 miles; BRAINERD, MN; Abbreviation: BRD)
  • MINNEAPOLIS-ST PAUL INTL/WOLD-CHAMBERLAIN/ (about 128 miles; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Abbreviation: MSP)
Other public-use airports nearest to Willmar:

  • WILLMAR MUNI-JOHN L RICE FIELD (about 3 miles; WILLMAR, MN; Abbreviation: ILL)
  • OLIVIA REGIONAL (about 25 miles; OLIVIA, MN; Abbreviation: OVL)
  • MURDOCK MUNI (about 26 miles; MURDOCK, MN; Abbreviation: 23Y)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Willmar:

  • RIDGEWATER COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 2,711; Location: 2101 15TH AVE NW; Public; Website: www.ridgewater.mnscu.edu)
  • RICE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF XRAY TECHNOLOGY (Full-time enrollment: 12; Location: 301 BECKER AVE SW; Public)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Willmar:

  • SAINT CLOUD STATE UNIVERSITY (about 65 miles; ST CLOUD, MN; Full-time enrollment: 12,913)
  • SAINT CLOUD TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 67 miles; ST CLOUD, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,183)
  • SOUTHWEST STATE UNIVERSITY (about 69 miles; MARSHALL, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,405)
  • GUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS COLLEGE (about 91 miles; ST PETER, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,355)
  • SOUTH CENTRAL TECHNICAL COLLEGE-MANKATO (about 95 miles; NORTH MANKATO, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,186)
  • MINNESOTA STATE UNVERSITY-MANKATO (about 99 miles; MANKATO, MN; Full-time enrollment: 11,210)
  • CENTRAL LAKES COLLEGE-BRAINERD (about 105 miles; BRAINERD, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,364)

Schools

Public high schools in Willmar:

  • WILLMAR SR. (Students: 1,328; Location: 2701 30TH ST. N.E.; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • WILLMAR ALC (Students: 84; Location: 512 8TH ST. S.W.; Grades: 07 – 12)
  • BRIDGEWAY LEARNING CENTER (Students: 24; Location: 611 S.W. 5TH ST.; Grades: 07 – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Willmar:

  • KENNEDY EL. (Students: 772; Location: 824 SW 7TH ST.; Grades: KG – 04)
  • ROOSEVELT EL. (Students: 744; Location: 1800 S.W. 19TH AVE.; Grades: 04 – 06)
  • WILLMAR JR. (Students: 645; Location: 201 E. WILLMAR AVE.; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • LINCOLN MAGNET EL. (Students: 326; Location: 511 JULII ST.; Grades: KG – 04)
  • JEFFERSON EL. (Students: 254; Location: 1202 W. MONOGALIA AVE.; Grades: KG – 03)
  • WASHINGTON FAMILY CHILDHOOD CENTE (Students: 39; Location: 325 SW. WILLMAR AVE.; Grades: PK – PK)
  • PRAIRIE LAKES DETENTION CTR. (Students: 35; Location: BOX 894, 1550 HWY. 71 N.E.; Grades: 06 – 12)
  • ADOLESCENT PROGRAM (Students: 30; Location: BOX 1118; Grades: 02 – 12)
  • GREATER MN SHELTER HOUSE (Students: 4; Location: 3619 15TH AVE. S.W.; Grades: 08 – 11)
  • PROJECT TURNABOUT (Location: 512 SW 8TH ST.; Grades: 00 – 00)
Private primary/middle school in Willmar:

  • COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 226; Location: 1300 19TH AVE SW; Grades: PK – 8)

Libraries

Library in Willmar:

  • PIONEERLAND LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $3,247,154; Location: 410 5TH STREET SW; 459,965 books; 7,040 audio materials; 12,687 video materials; 1,596 serial subscriptions)

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