Of course, our location in Kandiyohi County surrounded by a multitude of recreational lakes, recreational trails, and good, workable soil provides the natural foundation for success. And citizens here have capitalized on the opportunities: The City of Willmar has enjoyed a 10 percent population boom between censuses, and the citys employment jumped nearly 50 percent during this time. Diversity is the key Willmars residents reflect Caucasian, Black, American Indian, Asian, Hispanic, and Somalian cultures, with many families claiming two or more races.
No wonder weve been dubbed the 19th most livable micropolitan city in the nation in Life in Americas Small Cities, and made Demographics Dailys "dream town" list. The latter assessed Willmar positively in each of its eight criteria: vitality, supply of good jobs, freedom from stress, connection to cultural mainstream, support for schools, access to health care, low cost of living, and small-town character.
Yet its not enough to rest on yesterdays accomplishments. Our community leaders gladly share their vision for where they are actively steering Willmar in every decision they make. By the year 2020, Willmar will -
boast a new
Weve reserved a hearty welcome and a role for you in this vital future, whether your stay spans a few hours or several generations.
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