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Population in 2012: 101 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -28.9%
Males: 59  (58.7%)
Females: 42  (41.3%)

Median resident age:  46.5 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip codes: 56207, 56267.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $41,097 (it was $43,500 in 2000)
Alberta:

$41,097
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $27,950

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $57,385 (it was $38,300 in 2000)
Alberta:

$57,385
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $85,341; Detached houses: $85,341

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Alberta: 88.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (43.5%), Irish (17.6%), Norwegian (15.3%), Danish (6.1%), Dutch (4.6%), English (3.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1110 feet

Land area: 0.28 square miles.

Population density: 365 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Alberta:

  • High school or higher: 98.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 10.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Alberta city:

  • Never married: 10.8%
  • Now married: 65.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 1.1%
  • Divorced: 22.6%

3 residents are foreign born (2.1% Europe).

This city:  2.1%
Minnesota:  7.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,250 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $782 (1.8%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Cloud, MN (90.8 miles , pop. 59,107).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (141.7 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (491.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Chokio, MN (2.5 miles ), Morris, MN (2.6 miles ), Donnelly, MN (2.9 miles ), Johnson, MN (3.5 miles) , Hancock, MN (3.7 miles ), Cyrus, MN (3.9 miles ), Herman, MN (4.1 miles ), Graceville, MN (4.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $50,000
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Latitude: 45.57 N, Longitude: 96.05 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 320

Alberta household income distribution Alberta home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.4%
Minnesota:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +6 (+4.4%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (29%)
  • Accommodation and food services (19%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Utilities (10%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Information (24%)
  • Finance and insurance (19%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (13%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (13%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (10%)
  • Food processing workers (8%)
  • Other transportation workers (8%)
  • Life and physical scientists (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (14%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (8%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Secondary school teachers (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)


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Tornado activity:

Alberta-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 28% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/17/1996, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.3 miles away from the Alberta city center caused $2 million in damages.

On 6/18/1964, a category F3 tornado 28.3 miles away from the city center injured 13 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Alberta-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above 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 6.6 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 13.7 miles away from Alberta 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 42.1 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 64.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Stevens County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Floods: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Tornado: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Alberta topographic map

Hospitals/medical centers near Alberta:

  • WEST WIND VILLAGE (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; MORRIS, MN)
  • SANFORD DIALYSIS MORRIS (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; MORRIS, MN)
  • STEVENS COMMUNITY MEDICAL CTR (Hospital, about 7 miles away; MORRIS, MN)

Political contributions by individuals in Alberta, MN

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Alberta:

  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 50 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,462)
  • Ridgewater College (about 57 miles; Willmar, MN; FT enrollment: 2,670)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 79 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 2,730)
  • College of Saint Benedict (about 84 miles; Saint Joseph, MN; FT enrollment: 2,057)
  • Rasmussen College-St Cloud (about 90 miles; St. Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 2,762)
  • Saint Cloud Technical College (about 91 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 2,740)
  • Saint Cloud State University (about 92 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 12,908)

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Notable location: Alberta (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Alberta include: Trinity Lutheran Church (A), Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (B), Church of the Nazarene (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Stevens 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 Alberta that have no violations reported:

  • ALBERTA (Population served: 142, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 7.3%

Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  78.0%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  2.4%
Whole state:  6.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Alberta compared to Minnesota 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 below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Alberta travel time to work - commute


Alberta mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (30%)
  • Electricity (26%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (26%)
  • Wood (19%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Alberta city (based on Stevens County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 76.72%
Here76.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic Church Inc. Apostolic Christian Church of AmericaWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodEvangelical Free Church of America
Adherents40.9%25.7%6.9%4.8%3.9%
Congregations28.0%8.0%4.0%8.0%8.0%
NameLutheran ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents3.8%3.5%3.3%3.0%4.2%
Congregations4.0%4.0%12.0%8.0%16.0%
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
This county:

4.16 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Stevens County:

4.16 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Stevens County:

8.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.1%
State:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.2%
Minnesota:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Stevens County:

10.5%
Minnesota:

13.0%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$228
Other Government Administration 0$0 4$221
Totals for Government 0$0 5$449

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $17,000 ($168.32)
    Sewerage: $12,000 ($118.81)
    Water Utilities: $10,000 ($99.01)
    General - Other: $10,000 ($99.01)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,000 ($89.11)
    Financial Administration: $6,000 ($59.41)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($29.70)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($19.80)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($29.70)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $3,000 ($29.70)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $32,000 ($316.83)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $14,000 ($138.61)
    Solid Waste Management: $10,000 ($99.01)
    All Other: $2,000 ($19.80)
    Parks & Recreation: $0 ($0.00)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($29.70)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $22,000 ($217.82)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $18,000 ($178.22)
    All Other: $4,000 ($39.60)
  • Tax - Property: $47,000 ($465.35)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $49,000 ($485.15)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $42,000 ($415.84)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $7,000 ($69.31)

Alberta government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $98,000 ($970.30)

5.66% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,096 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.66%
Minnesota average:

7.79%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Pope County, MN  0.48% ($40,125 average AGI)


6.87% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,381 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.87%
Minnesota average:

7.84%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Hennepin County, MN  0.74% ($22,160 average AGI)
to Douglas County, MN  0.48% ($41,000)
to Pope County, MN  0.48% ($26,750)

Strongest AM radio stations in Alberta:

  • KMRS (1230 AM; 1 kW; MORRIS, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBRF (1250 AM; 10 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KMSD (1510 AM; 5 kW; MILBANK, SD; Owner: BIG STONE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WBHR (660 AM; 10 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HERBERT M. HOPPE)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KDIO (1350 AM; 1 kW; ORTONVILLE, MN; Owner: BIG STONE BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Alberta:

  • KKOK-FM (95.7 FM; MORRIS, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRSU (91.3 FM; APPLETON, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KUMM (89.7 FM; MORRIS, MN; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, MORRIS)
  • KNCM (88.5 FM; APPLETON, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KRVY-FM (97.3 FM; STARBUCK, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIKV-FM (100.7 FM; SAUK CENTRE, MN; Owner: BDI BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K213DN (90.5 FM; MORRIS, MN; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Alberta:

  • K21AK (Channel 21; APPLETON, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA, INC.)
  • K45DP (Channel 45; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: FEDERATED TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE)
  • K51EJ (Channel 51; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: FEDERATED TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE)
  • K27EN (Channel 27; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: FEDERATED TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE)
  • K39DZ (Channel 39; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: FEDERATED TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE)
  • K31DH (Channel 31; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: TRI-COUNTY UHF-TV, INC.)
  • K53DX (Channel 53; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: FEDERATED TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE)
  • K59BT (Channel 59; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: FEDERATED TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE)
  • K61BJ (Channel 61; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: FEDERATED TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE)
  • K63BW (Channel 63; DONNELLY/HERMAN, MN; Owner: FEDERATED TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE)
  • K18DU (Channel 18; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: TRI-COUNTY UHF-TV, INC.)
  • K55FW (Channel 55; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: FEDERATED TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE)
  • K57BL (Channel 57; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: FEDERATED TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE)
  • KWCM-TV (Channel 10; APPLETON, MN; Owner: WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA EDUCATIONAL TV COMPANY)
  • KCCO-TV (Channel 7; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KSAX (Channel 42; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: KSAX-TV, INC.)
  • K49ED (Channel 49; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K15DC (Channel 15; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K19CW (Channel 19; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K25EI (Channel 25; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K31BT (Channel 31; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K17CS (Channel 17; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K23DF (Channel 23; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K29CC (Channel 29; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K33CR (Channel 33; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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  • Ne 1/4 Of Nw 1/4 Sec 3 T124n R43w .5 Mi N (Lat: 45.585278 Lon: -96.046111), Type: 93.0, Overall height: 93 m
    Registrant: 2187398683, , 215 S CASCADE ST

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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  • 6.5 Mi S & 1.5 Mi E (Lat: 45.478306 Lon: -96.015056), Call Sign: KNAL608, Licensee ID: L00096336
    Assigned Frequencies: 464.850 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/03/1995, Expiration Date: 01/08/2001, Cancellation Date: 03/11/2001
    Registrant: Kermit F Stahn, Rr 3 Box 128, Morris, MN 56267, Phone: (612) 324-2696
  • Ne 1/4 Nw 1/4 Sec 3 Scott Twp 124 R 43 (Lat: 45.585250 Lon: -96.046167), Structure height: 93 m, Call Sign: WHA234, Licensee ID: L00001677
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.390 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/03/2002, Expiration Date: 01/13/2012, Cancellation Date: 11/10/2011
    Registrant: Otter Tail Power Company, 215 S Cascade St, Fergus Falls, MN 56537, Phone: (218) 739-8262
  • .5 Mi N (Lat: 45.585250 Lon: -96.046167), Structure height: 93 m, Call Sign: WNPZ939
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.650 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/09/2013, Expiration Date: 07/21/2023
    Registrant: Otter Tail Power Company, 215 South Cascade Street, Fergus Falls, MN 56537, Phone: (218) 739-8584, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • STATION, .5 Mi N Of Alberta Mn Ne 1/4 N W 1/4 Sec 3 Sctt Twp 124n R43w (Lat: 45.585222 Lon: -96.046139), Overall height: 93 m, Call Sign: WNEY280
    Assigned Frequencies: 928.581 MHz, 952.581 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/03/2008, Expiration Date: 02/17/2019
    Registrant: Phone: (218) 739-8683
  • Ne 1/4 Of Nw 1/4., Sec 3, T124n, R43w, .5 Mi N Of (Lat: 45.585222 Lon: -96.046139), Overall height: 93 m, Call Sign: WPOQ929, Licensee ID: L00001677
    Assigned Frequencies: 6805.00 MHz, 6675.00 MHz, 6615.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/26/2008, Expiration Date: 11/19/2018
    Registrant: Otter Tail Power Company
  • STATION, .5 Mi N Ne 1/4 Of Nw 1/4 Sec 3 Scott Twp 124n R 43 W (Lat: 45.585222 Lon: -96.046139), Overall height: 93 m, Call Sign: WAV698
    Assigned Frequencies: 959.000 MHz, 1865.00 MHz, 1905.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/07/1991, Expiration Date: 11/07/1996, Cancellation Date: 03/27/1995
    Registrant: Phone: (218) 739-8531


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