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Welcome to Stephen ...

The city of Stephen is located in Marshall County<1>.

The location of Stephen has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

The pronunciation of Stephen: STEE-vuhn<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Stephen has a population of 646 people<4> (see below for details).

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

Stephen is 830 feet [253 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Stephen is within the (218) area code.

The ZIP code for Stephen: 56757<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Stephen had an population of 646 people. This is a decrease of 1.82% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.76% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Stephen had a population of 658 people (which is 6.97% of the total population of Marshall County). This makes Stephen the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Stephen represents 0.01% of the population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's 447th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 658 people, the population of Stephen decreased 7.06% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 708 people).

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

Communities Also Named Stephen ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Stephen - they are located in British Columbia, Kansas, Michigan and Mississippi.

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

Communities near Stephen ...

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

  • Warren (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
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    • Warren lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the south of Stephen and is located in Marshall County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,546 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Warren<8>
  • Drayton (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
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    • Drayton lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the northwest of Stephen and is located in Pembina County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 728 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Drayton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Drayton<8>
  • Karlstad (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
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    • Karlstad lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the northeast of Stephen and is located in Kittson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 706 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Karlstad have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Karlstad
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Karlstad<8>
  • Argyle (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
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    • Argyle lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the south of Stephen and is located in Marshall County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 641 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Argyle<8>
  • Alvarado (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
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    • Alvarado lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the south of Stephen and is located in Marshall County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 362 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alvarado have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Kennedy (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
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    • Kennedy lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the north of Stephen and is located in Kittson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 182 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kennedy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kennedy<8>
  • Strandquist (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
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    • Strandquist lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the east of Stephen and is located in Marshall County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 68 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Strandquist have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Strandquist<8>
  • Halma (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halma
    • Halma lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northeast of Stephen and is located in Kittson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 60 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Halma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halma
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Halma<8>
  • Donaldson (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Donaldson
    • Donaldson lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the north of Stephen and is located in Kittson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 39 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Donaldson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Donaldson
  • Big Woods (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Woods
    • Big Woods lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the southwest of Stephen and is located in Marshall County
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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 Stephen. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Stephen.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Stephen. 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 Stephen.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Stephen. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Stephen.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Stephen ...

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

Adding Stephen to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Stephen 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 Stephen was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Stephen on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for North Dakota (1949).

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

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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 Marshall, 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>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Stephen. 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.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Stephen.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Stephen - 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 Stephen). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Stephen 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Stephen) 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 Stephen. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from StephenOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stephen. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.4520, Longitude: -96.8767       In this case, the coordinates for Stephen 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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