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Montevideo, Minnesota

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Welcome to Montevideo ...

The city of Montevideo is located in Chippewa County and is the County Seat for Chippewa County.

The pronunciation of Montevideo: mont-uh-VID-ee-oh<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Montevideo has a population of 5,102 people<2> (see below for details).

Montevideo is 1,020 feet [311 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Montevideo lies within the (320) area code.

The ZIP code for Montevideo: 56265<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Montevideo had a population of 5,383 people (which is 43.27% of the total population of Chippewa County). This makes Montevideo the county's most populous community.

The population of Montevideo represents 0.1% of the population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's 134th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,383 people, the population of Montevideo has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 5,346 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Montevideo had an population of 5,102 people. This is a decrease of 5.22% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.56% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities Also Named Montevideo ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Montevideo - they are located in Georgia, Maryland (2) and Virginia.

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

Websites for Montevideo ...

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 Montevideo. 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 Montevideo. 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 Montevideo. Our list includes 15 papers.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Montevideo ...

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

Communities near Montevideo ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Granite Falls   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the Southeast (SE) of Montevideo

Located in Yellow Medicine County

Dawson   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West (W) of Montevideo

Located in Lac qui Parle County

Clara City   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East (E) of Montevideo

Clarkfield   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) of Montevideo

Located in Yellow Medicine County

Milan   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Montevideo

Maynard   [Map]

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

Hanley Falls   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the South (S) of Montevideo

Located in Yellow Medicine County

Boyd   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Montevideo

Located in Lac qui Parle County

Hazel Run   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) of Montevideo

Located in Yellow Medicine County

Watson   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Montevideo

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Montevideo. 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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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Montevideo.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Montevideo. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.9489, Longitude: -95.7171     [Map].

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