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Welcome to Owatonna ...

The city of Owatonna is located in Steele County and is the County Seat for Steele County.

The pronunciation of Owatonna: oh-wuh-TAHN-uh<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Owatonna has a population of 25,766 people<2> (see below for details).

Owatonna is 1,120 feet [341 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Owatonna: (507)

The ZIP code for Owatonna: 55060<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Owatonna had a population of 25,599 people (which is 69.99% of the total population of Steele County). This makes Owatonna the county's most populous community.

The population of Owatonna represents 0.48% of the total population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's 35th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 25,599 people, the population of Owatonna increased 14.11% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 22,434 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Owatonna had an population of 25,766 people. This is an increase of 0.65% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 14.85% since the 2000 Census).

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

Websites for Owatonna ...

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 Owatonna. 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 Owatonna. 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 Owatonna. Our list includes 23 papers.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Owatonna ...

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

Communities near Owatonna ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Faribault   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the North (N) of Owatonna

Located in Rice County

Waseca   [Map]

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

Located in Waseca County

Rice Lake   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) of Owatonna

Dodge Center   [Map]

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

Located in Dodge County

Blooming Prairie   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Owatonna

Waterville   [Map]

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

Located in Le Sueur County

Kenyon   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Owatonna

Located in Goodhue County

New Richland   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Owatonna

Located in Waseca County

Morristown   [Map]

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

Located in Rice County

West Concord   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) of Owatonna

Located in Dodge County

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

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The official website for State of Minnesota:

Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Owatonna. 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 Owatonna.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Owatonna - 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 Owatonna). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Owatonna 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- Owatonna) 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 Owatonna. 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 Owatonna

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Owatonna. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.0879, Longitude: -93.2260     [Map].

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