Akeley, Minnesota

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Population in 2013: 438 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +6.3%
 
Males: 225  (51.6%)
Females: 213  (48.4%)
Median resident age:  41.0 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip codes: 56433.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $32,224 (it was $26,719 in 2000)
Akeley:

$32,224
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,584 (it was $13,749 in 2000)

Akeley city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $59,222 (it was $35,000 in 2000)
Akeley:

$59,222
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $69,331; Detached houses: $76,981; Mobile homes: $39,296

Median gross rent in 2012: $611.

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  • White alone - 407 (94.2%)
  • Two or more races - 8 (1.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 7 (1.6%)
  • Hispanic - 5 (1.2%)
  • Asian alone - 4 (0.9%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.2%)

Races in Akeley detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Akeley: 87.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (25.1%), Norwegian (15.1%), Irish (14.3%), French (7.0%), English (6.2%), Swedish (3.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 1.48 square miles.

Population density: 295 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Akeley:

  • High school or higher: 81.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.4%
  • Unemployed: 9.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Akeley city:

  • Never married: 29.9%
  • Now married: 43.6%
  • Separated: 4.0%
  • Widowed: 4.7%
  • Divorced: 17.9%

8 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.9%
Minnesota:  7.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,103 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $610 (1.6%)

Akeley satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (98.7 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (157.4 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (498.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Nevis, MN (2.5 miles ), Walker, MN (3.1 miles ), Hackensack, MN (3.3 miles ), Laporte, MN (3.8 miles) , Backus, MN (4.0 miles ), Park Rapids, MN (4.1 miles ), Whipholt, MN (4.2 miles) , Lake George, MN (4.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $101,700
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $111,900
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $22,700
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $122,900
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $129,600
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $149,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $50,000
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $168,100
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $213,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 47.00 N, Longitude: 94.73 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 218

Akeley household income distribution Akeley home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.2%
Minnesota:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +19 (+4.8%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (12%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (49%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Carpenters (10%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)

Work and jobs in Akeley: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Akeley, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Akeley-area historical tornado activity is below Minnesota state average. It is 47% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/6/1969, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 28.5 miles away from the Akeley city center killed 12 people and injured 70 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/11/1966, a category F4 tornado 30.8 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Akeley-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Minnesota state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 111.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 118.4 miles away from Akeley center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 132.0 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 297.4 miles away from the city center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 139.1 miles away from Akeley center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 286.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hubbard County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 2, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Akeley topographic map

Birthplace of: John Carlson (Minnesota politician) - Politician.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Akeley:

  • Bemidji State University (about 34 miles; Bemidji, MN; Full-time enrollment: 4,316)
  • Central Lakes College-Brainerd (about 52 miles; Brainerd, MN; FT enrollment: 3,371)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 82 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 4,863)
  • Alexandria Technical & Community College (about 85 miles; Alexandria, MN; FT enrollment: 2,324)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 97 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 97 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 99 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)

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Notable locations in Akeley: Akeley Campground (A), Eastern Hubbard County Fire District Akeley Fire and Rescue (B), Paul Bunyan Historical Museum (C), Akeley City Hall (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Akeley include: Saint John's Catholic Church (A), Saint John's Lutheran Church (B), First Lutheran Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Mud Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Akeley include: Akelely City Park (1), Paul Bunyan Statue (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hubbard County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Akeley that have no violations reported:

  • AKELEY (Population served: 432, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 22.7%
(20.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  61.1%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  13.5%
Whole state:  6.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Akeley compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Akeley (2011 data):

  • The First National Bank of Walker: Akeley Branch at State Trunk Highways 64 And 34, branch established on 1979/03/12. Info updated 2010/06/01: Bank assets: $293.3 mil, Deposits: $251.3 mil, headquarters in Walker, MN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Walker Ban Co.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Akeley travel time to work - commute Akeley mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (55%)
  • Electricity (21%)
  • Wood (18%)
  • Utility gas (3%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Akeley city (based on Hubbard County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 46.97%
Here: 47.0%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchConservative Baptist Association of America
Adherents28.2%27.8%20.3%10.3%5.4%
Congregations14.8%14.8%14.8%11.1%7.4%
NameAssemblies of GodChurches of ChristChristian Churches and Churches of ChristChurch of the NazareneOther
Adherents1.9%1.3%1.2%1.0%2.7%
Congregations3.7%7.4%3.7%3.7%18.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Hubbard County:

2.13 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Hubbard County:

1.60 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Hubbard County:

9.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 21
Here:

11.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.6%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Hubbard County:

27.0%
Minnesota:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.1%
State:

13.0%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$13,700$164,4001$2,458
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$10,023
Streets and Highways 1$4,428$53,1362$4,134
Sewerage 1$4,428$53,1361$2,340
Water Supply 1$4,428$53,1361$2,340
Totals for Government 4$26,984$80,9526$21,295

Akeley government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $25,000 ($57.08)
  • Current Operations - Liquor Stores: $389,000 ($888.13)
    Sewerage: $102,000 ($232.88)
    Water Utilities: $98,000 ($223.74)
    Regular Highways: $58,000 ($132.42)
    Financial Administration: $40,000 ($91.32)
    Police Protection: $36,000 ($82.19)
    General - Other: $30,000 ($68.49)
    Fire Protection: $22,000 ($50.23)
    Parks & Recreation: $16,000 ($36.53)
    Central Staff Services: $6,000 ($13.70)
    Housing & Community Development: $1,000 ($2.28)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $13,000 ($29.68)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $8,000 ($18.26)
    Liquor Stores: $5,000 ($11.42)
    Police Protection: $3,000 ($6.85)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $65,000 ($148.40)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $25,000 ($57.08)

Akeley government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $56,000 ($127.85)
    Parks & Recreation: $32,000 ($73.06)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $25,000 ($57.08)
    Interest Earnings: $8,000 ($18.26)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $422,000 ($963.47)
    Water Utilities: $63,000 ($143.84)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $77,000 ($175.80)
    All Other: $9,000 ($20.55)
  • Tax - Property: $49,000 ($111.87)

Akeley government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $533,000 ($1216.89)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $208,000 ($474.89)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $22,000 ($50.23)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $520,000 ($1187.21)
    Other, NEC: $228,000 ($520.55)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $13,000 ($29.68)
    Other, NEC: $2,000 ($4.57)

6.39% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,647 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.39%
Minnesota average:

6.51%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Beltrami County, MN  0.87% ($48,000 average AGI)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.49% ($59,632)
from Cass County, MN  0.44% ($24,059)


7.15% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,611 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.15%
Minnesota average:

6.71%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Beltrami County, MN  0.94% ($25,189 average AGI)
to Wadena County, MN  0.52% ($22,951)
to Cass County, MN  0.51% ($18,825)

Strongest AM radio stations in Akeley:

  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KAKK (1570 AM; 1 kW; WALKER, MN)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KKBJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: R.P. BROADCASTING)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WNMT (650 AM; 10 kW; NASHWAUK, MN; Owner: MIDWEST RADIO NETWORK, L.L.C.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WBHR (660 AM; 10 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HERBERT M. HOPPE)
  • WWWI (1270 AM; 5 kW; BAXTER, MN; Owner: TOWER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KLIZ (1380 AM; 5 kW; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: KOMMERSTAD COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY. LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Akeley:

  • KLLZ-FM (99.1 FM; WALKER, MN; Owner: BG BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBLB (93.3 FM; NISSWA, MN; Owner: BL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDKK (97.5 FM; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DELAHUNT BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KXKK (92.5 FM; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: BERNADINE A. SCHUMACHER)
  • KKZY (95.5 FM; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: BG BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KBHP (101.1 FM; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: PAUL BUNYAN BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KKWS (105.9 FM; WADENA, MN; Owner: KOMMERSTAD COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, LLC)
  • KQKK (101.9 FM; WALKER, MN; Owner: CAROL J. DELAHUNT)
  • KSKK (94.7 FM; STAPLES, MN; Owner: NORMIN BROADCASTING CO.)

TV broadcast stations around Akeley:

  • KCCW-TV (Channel 12; WALKER, MN; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • K69CP (Channel 69; WALKER, MN; Owner: LEECH LAKE TV CORP.)
  • K67BZ (Channel 67; WALKER, MN; Owner: LEECH LAKE TV CORP.)
  • K65DT (Channel 65; WALKER, MN; Owner: LEECH LAKE TV CORPORATION)
  • K32FY (Channel 32; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K05IV (Channel 5; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • K49CU (Channel 49; WALKER, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Akeley)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Badoura Nursery Jct 64 & 87 9 Mi S (Lat: 46.852194 Lon: -94.717778), Type: Building, Structure height: 34 m, Call Sign: KAL312
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.325 MHz, 151.385 MHz, 151.415 MHz, 159.315 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/11/2005, Expiration Date: 03/28/2015, Certifier: King Fung
    Registrant: Minnesota Dept Of Transportation, 1500 W Cr B2, Roseville, MN 55113, Phone: (651) 234-7970, Fax: (651) 234-7960, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • BADOURA, Within Mp 230 Kv Substn Hwy 64 9 Mi S Of (Lat: 46.875833 Lon: -94.720556), Type: Tower, Structure height: 60.9 m, Overall height: 67.1 m, Call Sign: WAZ503
    Assigned Frequencies: 6625.00 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6373.90 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/02/2008, Expiration Date: 04/20/2018
    Registrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street, Nw, Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4282, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Akeley)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150E (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3098J , Serial Number: 15061198, Year manufactured: 1965, Airworthiness Date: 02/04/1965
    Registrant (Individual): Pending Registration, 7135 6th Lake Rd Nw, Akeley, MN 56433

Most common first names in Akeley, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1670.2 years
William1271.5 years
Robert1265.9 years
Donald864.6 years
Carl880.5 years
Joseph879.5 years
Ruth879.5 years
George681.8 years
James671.0 years
Mary679.7 years
Most common last names in Akeley, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson980.2 years
Moore672.2 years
Poncelet685.8 years
Cunningham577.2 years
Knott579.2 years
Biessener478.7 years
Erickson483.5 years
Miller479.7 years
Nelson475.5 years
Olson466.8 years
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