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Kiester is a city in Faribault County.
The community was named for Jacob Kiester, county historian
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Kiester. For links to other places called Kiester, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Kiester is 43.536N. The longitude is -93.711W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,253 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 525.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Kiester demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Faribault County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 56051 ZIP code.
37% of Kiester residents report German ancestry, and 2% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Kiester ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Kiester was $16,098, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Kiester residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Kiester, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $170. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $487.
Faribault County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Kiester political report.
The average commute time for Kiester workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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