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Welcome to Atwater ...

The city of Atwater is located in Kandiyohi County.

The location of Atwater has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Atwater has a population of 1,117 people<2> (see below for details).

Atwater is 1,210 feet [369 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Atwater lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Atwater lies within the (320) area code.

The ZIP code for Atwater: 56209<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Atwater had a population of 1,133 people. This makes Atwater the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Atwater represents 0.02% of the population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's 343rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,133 people, the population of Atwater increased 5% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,079 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Atwater had an population of 1,117 people. This is a decrease of 1.41% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.52% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Atwater.

Communities near Atwater ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance as if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Cosmos   [Map]   456   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Eden Valley   [Map]   1,034   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Grove City   [Map]   613   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Kandiyohi   [Map]   482   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Litchfield   [Map]   6,630   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
New London   [Map]   1,396   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Atwater.

Communities Also Named Atwater ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 9 communities that are also named Atwater - they are located in California (2), Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Ohio, Saskatchewan and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Atwater.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Atwater. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Atwater. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Atwater. Our list includes 4 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Atwater:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Atwater ...

Looking for more information about Atwater? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Atwater, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Atwater.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Minnesota

About Kandiyohi County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Atwater. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Kandiyohi County: www.co.kandiyohi.mn.us/

The official website for State of Minnesota: https://mn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Atwater.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Atwater - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Atwater). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Atwater or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Atwater) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Atwater. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Atwater

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Atwater. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.1357, Longitude: -94.7773     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Atwater have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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