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Welcome to Red Wing ...

The city of Red Wing is located in Goodhue County and is the County Seat for Goodhue County.

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

When the people of Red Wing refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Red Wingite<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Red Wing has a population of 16,412 people<3> (see below for details).

Red Wing is 670 feet [204 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Red Wing is within the (651) area code.

The ZIP code for Red Wing: 55066<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Red Wing had a population of 16,459 people (or 35.64% of the total population of Goodhue County). This makes Red Wing the county's most populous community.

The population of Red Wing represents 0.31% of the population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's 64th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 16,459 people, the population of Red Wing increased 2.13% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 16,116 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Red Wing had an population of 16,412 people. This is a decrease of 0.29% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.84% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Red Wing.

Communities near Red Wing ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<6>.

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Cannon Falls   [Map]   4,063   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Hastings   [Map]   22,722   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Lake City   [Map]   5,109   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Clifton (WI)   [Map]   2,078   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Ellsworth (WI)   [Map]   3,287   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Oak Grove (WI)   [Map]   2,219   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]

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

Communities Also Named Red Wing ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Red Wing - they are located in Arkansas, Colorado, Nebraska and Ontario.

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

See 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 Red Wing. 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 Red Wing. 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 Red Wing. Our list includes 40 papers.

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

Websites for Red Wing ...

Official Website:   www.red-wing.org/
Chamber of Commerce:   www.redwingchamber.com/

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Red Wing ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Goodhue County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Red Wing: www.red-wing.org/

The official website for Goodhue County: www.co.goodhue.mn.us/

The official website for State of Minnesota: https://mn.gov/

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>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 Red Wing 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 Red Wing 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 Red Wing.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Red Wing - 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 Red Wing). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Red Wing 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Red Wing) 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 Red Wing. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Red Wing

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Red Wing. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.5818, Longitude: -92.6041     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Red Wing have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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