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Welcome to Red Wing ...

The city of Red Wing is located in Goodhue County<1> 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).<2>

When the people of Red Wing refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Red Wingite<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Red Wing has a population of 16,335 people<4> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Red Wing.

Red Wing is 670 feet [204 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Red Wing lies within the (651) area code.

The ZIP code for Red Wing: 55066<6>

Websites for Red Wing ...

Official Website:   www.red-wing.org/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.redwingchamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Red Wing had an population of 16,335 people. This is a decrease of 0.75% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.36% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Red Wing had a population of 16,459 people (which is 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 total 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).

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

Adding Red Wing to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Red Wing in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Red Wing was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Red Wing on our Genealogy Page.

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.

Communities near Red Wing ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Red Wing.

  • Hastings [Dakota County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hastings
    • Hastings [Dakota County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the northwest of Red Wing
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,889 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hastings
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hastings<8>
  • River Falls [Pierce County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for River Falls
    • River Falls [Pierce County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the north of Red Wing
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,306 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Falls
  • Lake City [Wabasha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake City
    • Lake City [Wabasha County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the southeast of Red Wing
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,114 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake City<8>
  • Prescott [Pierce County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prescott
    • Prescott [Pierce County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the northwest of Red Wing
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,279 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prescott
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Cannon Falls [Goodhue County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cannon Falls
      • Cannon Falls [Goodhue County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the west of Red Wing
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,022 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cannon Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cannon Falls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cannon Falls<8>
    • Ellsworth [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellsworth
      • Ellsworth [Pierce County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the northeast of Red Wing
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,272 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellsworth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellsworth
    • River Falls [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for River Falls
      • River Falls [Pierce County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the north of Red Wing
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,351 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for River Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Falls
    • Oak Grove [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Pierce County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the northwest of Red Wing
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,240 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Clifton [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton
      • Clifton [Pierce County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the north of Red Wing
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,097 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clifton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifton
    • Trimbelle [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trimbelle
      • Trimbelle [Pierce County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the north of Red Wing
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,745 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trimbelle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trimbelle

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Red Wing. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Red Wing.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Red Wing.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Red Wing. Our list includes 40 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Red Wing.

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>If you're interested in how the shape of Minnesota's counties, including Goodhue, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>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.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Red Wing.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Red Wing - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>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).
<7>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 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 WingOur 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       In this case, the coordinates for Red Wing have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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