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Bancroft is a township in Freeborn County, in the Albert Lea metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Bancroft. For links to other places called Bancroft, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Bancroft is 43.718N. The longitude is -93.345W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,243 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,065.
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28% of Bancroft residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bancroft ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bancroft was $22,744, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Bancroft residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Bancroft, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $313. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $826.
Freeborn County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bancroft political report.
The average commute time for Bancroft workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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