Community Profile

Community Profile

Overview

Worthington is a community of friendly people always willing to offer a helping hand. We pride ourselves on the natural beauty of our town, which has numerous parks, recreational facilities, entertainment and restaurants, as well as Okabena Lake. Strong retail and industrial sectors, with high transportation accessibility, ensure economic vitality.

Location

  • County: Nobles (website)
  • Region: Southwest Minnesota
  • Distance from…
    • Minneapolis, MN - ~175 miles
    • Rochester, MN - ~180 miles
    • Sioux Falls, SD - ~60 miles
    • Omaha, NE - ~200 miles
  • U.S. Congressional District: 1 (map)
  • Minnesota Legislative Districts: 22B (map)

Population

Information courtesy of the U.S. Census Bureau.

2000 Census 11,283
2010 Census 12,764

Workforce (Nobles County)

Available Labor Force Total Employment Total Unemployment Unemployment Rate
14,822 14,139 961 4.5%

Source: US Census Bureau - 2010 Census href="http://www.positivelyminnesota.com/apps/lmi/laus/CurrentStats.aspx">Department of Employment and Economic Development - Local Area Unemployment Statistics Data.

Major Employers

Employer Products/Services Employee Count
JBS Animal Slaughtering & Processing 2,400
School District 518 Public School System 470
Prairie Holdings Group Pharmaceutical & Medicine Manufacturing 408
Sanford Medical Group Hospital & Physicians 300
Wal Mart Retail & Groceries 250-300
Bedford Industries Plastics Product Manufacturing 269
Client Community Service, Inc. Programs & Services for Persons with Disabilities 175
Farley's & Sather's Candy Co. Sales & Manufacturing 170
Atchison Enterprises Inc. Nursing Homes 170
Nobles County Public Services 157
Highland Manufacturing Home Manufacturing 130-150

Education

Public Schools

Worthington Independent School District 518 (website)

  • Prairie Elementary - K–5 (website)
  • Worthington Middle School - 6–8 (website)
  • Worthington High School - 9–12 (website)

Private Schools

  • St. Mary's Catholic School - K–6 (website)
  • Worthington Christian School - K–8 (website)

Utilities

Utility Type Utility Name Phone Contact
Electricity City of Worthington (507) 372-8600
Natural Gas Minnesota Energy Resources Corp (800) 889-9508
Wastewater Worthington Public Utilities (507) 372-8680
Water Worthington Public Utilities (507) 372-8680

Communications

Type Company Name Phone Contact
Telephone, TV, Internet Frontier Communications (website) (800) 435-1504
Telephone, TV, Internet Mediacom (website) (507) 372-7747
Telephone, TV, Internet Knology (website) (507) 343-7840

Housing and Commercial Activity

Housing Information
Owner Occupied Units 2,808
Renter Occupied Units 1,650
Percentage Owner Occupied 63%
Median Rent $570
Overall Vacancy Rate 2.5