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Hayward is a township in Freeborn County, in the Albert Lea metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Hayward. For links to other places called Hayward, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Hayward is 43.622N. The longitude is -93.229W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,234 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 438.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Hayward demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Freeborn 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 56043 ZIP code.
21% of Hayward residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hayward ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hayward was $17,064, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Hayward residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Hayward, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $275. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $783.
Freeborn County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hayward political report.
The average commute time for Hayward workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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