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Welcome to Winona ...

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

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

The pronunciation of Winona: win-OH-nuh<2>

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Winona has a population of 26,813 people<4> (see below for details).

Winona was established in 1852.

The community of Winona is 660 feet [201 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Winona lies within the (507) area code.

The ZIP code for Winona: 55987<6>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Winona had a population of 27,592 people (or 53.62% of the total population of Winona County). This makes Winona the county's most populous community.

The population of Winona represents 0.52% of the total population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's 31st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 27,592 people, the population of Winona increased 1.93% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 27,069 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Winona had an population of 26,813 people. This is a decrease of 2.82% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 0.95% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities Also Named Winona ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 30 communities that are also named Winona - they are located in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio (2), Ontario, Oregon (2), South Carolina (2), Tennessee (2), Texas, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia (2).

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

Websites for Winona ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

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 Winona. 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 Winona. 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 Winona. Our list includes 54 papers.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Winona ...

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

Communities near Winona ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Town of Holland   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the East (E) of Winona

Located in La Crosse County (WI)

Arcadia   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Winona

Located in Trempealeau County (WI)

Town of Trempealeau   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) of Winona

Located in Trempealeau County (WI)

Town of Arcadia   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Winona

Located in Trempealeau County (WI)

Town of Gale   [Map]

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

Located in Trempealeau County (WI)

Rushford   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South (S) of Winona

Located in Fillmore County

Trempealeau   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) of Winona

Located in Trempealeau County (WI)

Galesville   [Map]

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

Located in Trempealeau County (WI)

Lewiston   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Winona

Buffalo City   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Winona

Located in Buffalo County (WI)

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Minnesota

About Winona County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Winona:

The official website for Winona 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.

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<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Winona. 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>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 Winona 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 Winona may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Winona.

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<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Winona - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<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 Winona). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Winona or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Winona) 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 Winona. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Winona

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Winona. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.0512, Longitude: -91.6691     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Winona have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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