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Welcome to Willmar ...

The city of Willmar is located in Kandiyohi County and is the County Seat for Kandiyohi County.

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

The pronunciation of Willmar: WIL-mer<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Willmar has a population of 19,673 people<3> (see below for details).

Willmar is 1,120 feet [341 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Willmar is located in the (320) area code.

The ZIP code for Willmar: 56201<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Willmar had a population of 19,610 people (which is 46.43% of the total population of Kandiyohi County). This makes Willmar the county's most populous community.

The population of Willmar represents 0.37% of the population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's 56th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 19,610 people, the population of Willmar increased 6.86% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 18,351 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Willmar had an population of 19,673 people. This is an increase of 0.32% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 7.2% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities Also Named Willmar ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Willmar - it's located in Saskatchewan.

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

Websites for Willmar ...

Official Website:   www.ci.willmar.mn.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.willmarareachamber.com/

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 Willmar. 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 Willmar. 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 Willmar. Our list includes 18 papers.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Willmar ...

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

Communities near Willmar ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

New London   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the Northeast (NE) of Willmar

Clara City   [Map]

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

Located in Chippewa County

Spicer   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Willmar

Atwater   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) of Willmar

Raymond   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Willmar

Kerkhoven   [Map]

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

Located in Swift County

Grove City   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the East (E) of Willmar

Located in Meeker County

Prinsburg   [Map]

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

Kandiyohi   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of Willmar

Murdock   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Willmar

Located in Swift County

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Minnesota

About Kandiyohi County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Willmar: www.ci.willmar.mn.us/

The official website for Kandiyohi County: www.co.kandiyohi.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>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Willmar. 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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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Willmar.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Willmar. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.1225, Longitude: -95.0562     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Willmar have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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