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Welcome to Blooming Prairie ...

The city of Blooming Prairie is primarily located in Steele County. A portion of Blooming Prairie extends into Dodge County.

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

A typical abbreviation for Blooming Prairie: Blooming Pr.

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Blooming Prairie has a population of 1,960 people<2> (see below for details).

Blooming Prairie is 1,290 feet [393 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Blooming Prairie: (507)

The ZIP code for Blooming Prairie: 55917<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Blooming Prairie had a population of 1,996 people (or 5.46% of the total population of Steele County). This makes Blooming Prairie the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Blooming Prairie represents 0.04% of the total population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's 259th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,996 people, the population of Blooming Prairie increased 3.26% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,933 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Blooming Prairie had an population of 1,960 people. This is a decrease of 1.8% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.4% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Blooming Prairie.

Websites for Blooming Prairie ...

Official Website:

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 Blooming Prairie. 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 Blooming Prairie. 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 Blooming Prairie.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Blooming Prairie ...

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

Communities near Blooming Prairie ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Owatonna   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the Northwest (NW) of Blooming Prairie

Austin   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) of Blooming Prairie

Located in Mower County

Kasson   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Blooming Prairie

Located in Dodge County

Rice Lake   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North (N) of Blooming Prairie

Dodge Center   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Blooming Prairie

Located in Dodge County

Hayfield   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) of Blooming Prairie

Located in Dodge County

Brownsdale   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Blooming Prairie

Located in Mower County

Clarks Grove   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Blooming Prairie

Located in Freeborn County

Ellendale   [Map]

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

Geneva   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) of Blooming Prairie

Located in Freeborn County

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

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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 Blooming Prairie.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Blooming Prairie - 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 Blooming Prairie). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Blooming Prairie 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Blooming Prairie) 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 Blooming Prairie. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Blooming Prairie

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blooming Prairie. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.8684, Longitude: -93.0556     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Blooming Prairie have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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