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Welcome to New Ulm ...

The city of New Ulm is located in Brown County and is the County Seat for Brown County.

The pronunciation of New Ulm: UHLM<1>

When the people of New Ulm refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use New Ulmer<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, New Ulm has a population of 13,237 people<3> (see below for details).

New Ulm was established in 1854.

The community of New Ulm is 900 feet [274 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The area code for New Ulm: (507)

The ZIP code for New Ulm: 56073<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, New Ulm had a population of 13,522 people (or 52.22% of the total population of Brown County). This makes New Ulm the county's most populous community.

The population of New Ulm represents 0.25% of the population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's 75th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 13,522 people, the population of New Ulm has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 13,594 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, New Ulm had an population of 13,237 people. This is a decrease of 2.11% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.63% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for New Ulm.

Communities Also Named New Ulm ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named New Ulm - it's located in Texas.

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

Websites for New Ulm ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

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 New Ulm. 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 New Ulm. 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 New Ulm. Our list includes 19 papers.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for New Ulm ...

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

Communities near New Ulm ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Sleepy Eye   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the West (W) of New Ulm

Lake Crystal   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast (SE) of New Ulm

Located in Blue Earth County

Madelia   [Map]

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

Located in Watonwan County

Winthrop   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North (N) of New Ulm

Located in Sibley County

Nicollet   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) of New Ulm

Located in Nicollet County

Fairfax   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northwest (NW) of New Ulm

Located in Renville County

Gibbon   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) of New Ulm

Located in Sibley County

Courtland   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of New Ulm

Located in Nicollet County

Lafayette   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) of New Ulm

Located in Nicollet County

Hanska   [Map]

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

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for New Ulm. 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>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of New Ulm refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of New Ulm may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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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 New Ulm.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around New Ulm - 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 New Ulm). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether New Ulm 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 '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- New Ulm) 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 New Ulm. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from New Ulm

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Ulm. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.3127, Longitude: -94.4604     [Map].

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