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The location of Staples

Welcome to Staples ...

The city of Staples is primarily located in Todd County. A portion of Staples extends into Wadena County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Staples has a population of 2,952 people<2> (see below for details).

Staples is 1,260 feet [384 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Staples lies within the (218) area code.

The ZIP code for Staples: 56479<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Staples had a population of 2,981 people (or 11.97% of the total population of Todd County). This makes Staples the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Staples represents 0.06% of the population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's 206th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,981 people, the population of Staples decreased 3.96% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,104 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Staples had an population of 2,952 people. This is a decrease of 0.97% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.9% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities Also Named Staples ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Staples - they are located in Kansas, Louisiana, Ontario and Texas.

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

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 Staples. 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 Staples. 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 Staples.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Staples ...

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

Communities near Staples ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Wadena   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the West (W) of Staples

Located in Wadena County

Browerville   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South (S) of Staples

Clarissa   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Staples

Motley   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of Staples

Located in Morrison County

Verndale   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) of Staples

Located in Wadena County

Eagle Bend   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Staples

Pillager   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) of Staples

Located in Cass County

Bertha   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Staples

Hewitt   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) of Staples

Nimrod   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North (N) of Staples

Located in Wadena County

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Minnesota

About Todd County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Staples. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Todd County:

The official website for State of Minnesota:

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.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Staples.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Staples - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 Staples). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Staples or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Staples) 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 Staples. 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 Staples

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Staples. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.3591, Longitude: -94.7995     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Staples have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






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