Wilmington, MN


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Wilmington, MN

About Wilmington, MN

Living in the small town of Wilmington, MN can be a very pleasant and peaceful experience. With a population of just over 1,000 people, it offers a cozy and quiet atmosphere that people find comforting and calming. There are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy such as hiking, biking, canoeing, and fishing in the nearby lakes and rivers. The town also boasts a variety of restaurants, shops, museums, and galleries to explore. For those looking for a slower pace of life with plenty to do in their free time, Wilmington makes an excellent home. Small city - Extreme southwest Wisconsin along Mississippi River and I-90, 60 miles west of Rochester, Minnesota.

Location Details

State: Minnesota
County: Houston County
Metro Area: La Crosse-Onalaska Metro Area
City: Wilmington
Zip Codes: No Zip Codes Here.
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Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 838 ft above sea level
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Eighteenth-century European travelers and trappers founded La Crosse as a crossing point over the Mississippi River. Today’s balanced economic base includes mixed agriculture, orchards, and dairy farms alongside businesses in manufacturing, furniture, mail-order, and food distribution.

The G. Heilemann Brewery, fronted by a giant six-pack of beer, gives a hint at the good-natured character of the town. The river setting is attractive, with scenic, wooded bluffs on both sides of the river. There are some localized arts and museum amenities, and the town has a number of historic buildings and several pubs. Downtown is generally attractive and livable, as is typical for the region.

Costs of living and housing are reasonable. A large Lutheran hospital and a Mayo Clinic affiliate bring a strong health care presence, in the shadow of health care giant Rochester, Minnesota which also adds some services and amenities not available locally. The area is one of the coldest in Wisconsin and the country.

The city of La Crosse sits on the east bank of the Mississippi River at the confluence of the Mississippi, Black, and La Crosse rivers. Bluffs rise 500 feet above the valley floor. Heavily wooded, steep-sided hills with narrow valleys are characteristic of the region. The invigorating continental climate and storm-track location result in wide and frequent variations in temperature.

Summers are warm with moderate humidity and periods of weeklong heat. Summer precipitation arrives as scattered thunderstorms, some severe. Winters are cold and variably humid. Snow is frequent, occasionally heavy, and is the prominent form of winter precipitation. The location west of the Great Lakes results in more sunny days than most Wisconsin cities. First freeze is mid-October, last is late April.

Wilmington Cost of Living
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Attractive setting, small-town atmosphere, and low crime rate make Wilmington a great place to live.

$392,100
+13.8% higher than avg
$63,214
-9.2% lower than avg
$750 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
-53.1% lower than avg
Wilmington Crime
14.8 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
Minimum annual income
To live comfortably in Wilmington, Minnesota
$75,240
for a family
$27,600
for a single person
Pros & Cons of Wilmington
   Attractive setting
Recent job declines
   Small-town atmosphere
Harsh winters
   Low crime rate
Isolation
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