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Balaton, Minnesota

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The location of Balaton

Welcome to Balaton ...

The city of Balaton is located in Lyon County.

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

The pronunciation of Balaton: BAL-uh-tuhn<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Balaton has a population of 629 people<3> (see below for details).

Balaton is 1,530 feet [466 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The area code for Balaton: (507)

The ZIP code for Balaton: 56115<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Balaton had a population of 643 people. This makes Balaton the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Balaton represents 0.01% of the population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's 453rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 643 people, the population of Balaton has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 637 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Balaton had an population of 629 people. This is a decrease of 2.18% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.26% since the 2000 Census).

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

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 Balaton. 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 Balaton. 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 Balaton. Our list includes 5 papers.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Balaton ...

Looking for more information about Balaton? 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 Balaton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Balaton.

Communities near Balaton ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Marshall   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the North (N) of Balaton

Tracy   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) of Balaton

Slayton   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South (S) of Balaton

Located in Murray County

Tyler   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) of Balaton

Located in Lincoln County

Walnut Grove   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East (E) of Balaton

Located in Redwood County

Lynd   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) of Balaton

Ghent   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North (N) of Balaton

Russell   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Balaton

Lake Wilson   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South (S) of Balaton

Located in Murray County

Ruthton   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) of Balaton

Located in Pipestone County

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Minnesota

About Lyon County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lyon County:

The official website for State of Minnesota:

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>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Balaton. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Balaton.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Balaton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>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 Balaton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Balaton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Balaton) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Balaton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.2331, Longitude: -95.8709     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Balaton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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