Alpha, Minnesota

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Population in 2019: 119 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -5.6%
 
Males: 64  (53.8%)
Females: 55  (46.2%)
Median resident age:

39.2 years
Minnesota median age:

38.4 years

Zip code: 56111

Estimated median household income in 2019: $44,677 (it was $41,750 in 2000)
Alpha:

$44,677
MN:

$74,593

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $32,868 (it was $18,769 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $68,864 (it was $26,500 in 2000)
Alpha:

$68,864
MN:

$246,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $176,272; detached houses: $176,522

Median gross rent in 2019: $507.

March 2019 cost of living index in Alpha: 84.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 5.1%

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Ancestries: German (39.3%), Czech (28.6%), Norwegian (14.3%), American (7.1%), Dutch (3.6%), English (1.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1387 feet

Land area: 0.18 square miles.

Population density: 672 people per square mile   (low).

Alpha, Minnesota map

2 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.7%
Minnesota:

8.5%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Alpha city:

1.2% ($310)
Minnesota:

1.1% ($1,297)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (93.5 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (121.3 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (385.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Jackson, MN (2.5 miles ),
Dunnell, MN (2.7 miles),
Sherburn, MN (2.7 miles ),
Trimont, MN (3.4 miles ),
Welcome, MN (3.6 miles ),
Ceylon, MN (3.7 miles ),
Superior, IA (3.8 miles),
Lakefield, MN (3.9 miles )

Latitude: 43.64 N, Longitude: 94.87 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 507

Distribution of median household income in Alpha, MN in 2019
Distribution of house value in Alpha, MN in 2019

Alpha satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.0%
Minnesota:

3.9%
Population change in the 1990s: +21 (+20.0%).
Most common industries in Alpha, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Machinery (16.7%)
  • Health care (9.1%)
  • Truck transportation (7.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.6%)
  • Public administration (6.1%)
  • Chemicals (6.1%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (6.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Machinery (18.4%)
  • Truck transportation (13.2%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (10.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.3%)
  • Construction (5.3%)
  • Computer & electronic products (5.3%)
  • Public administration (5.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (21.4%)
  • Chemicals (14.3%)
  • Machinery (14.3%)
  • Food (10.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (10.7%)
  • Gasoline stations (7.1%)
  • Public administration (7.1%)
Most common occupations in Alpha, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (9.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.6%)
  • Financial managers (6.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.1%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (13.2%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (10.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (10.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.3%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (14.3%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (10.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (10.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (10.7%)
  • Food processing workers (10.7%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (7.1%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7.1%)

Average climate in Alpha, Minnesota

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Tornado activity:

Alpha-area historical tornado activity is above Minnesota state average. It is 57% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1971, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 17.9 miles away from the Alpha city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 3/29/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 39.3 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 19 people and caused $75 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Alpha-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 135% greater 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 151.8 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 229.5 miles away from Alpha center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 157.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 211.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 180.3 miles away from Alpha center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 510.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jackson County (16) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 7, Winds: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Alpha topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Alpha:

  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - JACKSON (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; JACKSON, MN)
  • SANFORD JACKSON MEDICAL CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 7 miles away; JACKSON, MN)
  • TRIMONT COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 12 miles away; TRIMONT, MN)
  • TRIMONT HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; TRIMONT, MN)
  • TRIMONT NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; TRIMONT, MN)
  • COLONIAL MANOR NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; LAKEFIELD, MN)
  • AVERA HOLY FAMILY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 16 miles away; ESTHERVILLE, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Alpha:

  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 17 miles; Estherville, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,311)
  • South Central College (about 56 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,726)
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 56 miles; Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 13,940)
  • Gustavus Adolphus College (about 66 miles; Saint Peter, MN; FT enrollment: 2,496)
  • Buena Vista University (about 71 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 72 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 3,711)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 87 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Alpha Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Alpha: Trinity Lutheran Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Jackson 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 Alpha that have no violations reported:

  • ALPHA (Population served: 116, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Minnesota:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

80.9%
Whole state:

64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.5%
Whole state:

6.9%


No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Alpha (2011 data):

  • Farmers and Merchants State Bank of Alpha: Farmers And Merchants State Bank Of at 210 North Main Street, branch established on 1911/08/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $29.7 mil, Deposits: $26.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Alpha:

Marital status in Alpha, MN
  • Never married: 21.4%
  • Now married: 47.0%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 20.9%

For population 25 years and over in Alpha:

  • High school or higher: 93.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.1%
  • Unemployed: 2.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.3
Minnesota average:

10.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Alpha, MN (based on Jackson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,45111
Evangelical Protestant2,33812
Catholic2,0163
Other-1
None2,461-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Jackson County:

1.84 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Jackson County:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Jackson County:

4.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.6%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Jackson County:

28.2%
Minnesota:

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

11.1%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Alpha:

61.9%
Minnesota:

50.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

68.2%
Minnesota:

48.4%

Average BMI:
Here:

26.7
Minnesota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

18.8%
Minnesota:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

8.6%
Minnesota:

9.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Alpha:

7.4
Minnesota:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

33.7%
State:

33.5%

General health condition:
Alpha:

69.4%
Minnesota:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

85.7%
State:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Alpha, MN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Electric Power 0$0 2$2,806
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$164
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$344
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$8,235
Sewerage 0$0 1$5,488
Totals for Government 0$0 12$17,037

Alpha government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $122,000 ($1025.21)
    Local Fire Protection: $49,000 ($411.76)
    Water Utilities: $29,000 ($243.70)
    Regular Highways: $21,000 ($176.47)
    General - Other: $18,000 ($151.26)
    Solid Waste Management: $11,000 ($92.44)
    Financial Administration: $10,000 ($84.03)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000 ($33.61)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($16.81)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($8.40)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $20,000 ($168.07)

Alpha government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $11,000 ($92.44)
    Other: $6,000 ($50.42)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $24,000 ($201.68)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $122,000 ($1025.21)
    Water Utilities: $29,000 ($243.70)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $36,000 ($302.52)
    Other: $14,000 ($117.65)
  • Tax - Property: $54,000 ($453.78)

Alpha government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,000 ($243.70)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,000 ($151.26)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,000 ($84.03)

5.62% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,688 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.62%
Minnesota average:

7.17%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Cottonwood County, MN  0.55% ($33,625 average AGI)
to Martin County, MN  0.50% ($44,773)

Strongest AM radio stations in Alpha:

  • KKOJ (1190 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MN; Owner: KLEVEN BROADCASTING CO. OF MINN.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KSUM (1370 AM; 1 kW; FAIRMONT, MN; Owner: WOODWARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KDOM (1580 AM; 1 kW; WINDOM, MN; Owner: WINDOM RADIO INCORPORATED)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KLGA (1600 AM; 5 kW; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Alpha:

  • KRAQ (105.7 FM; JACKSON, MN; Owner: KLEVEN BROADCASTING CO. OF MINNESOTA)
  • KILR-FM (95.9 FM; ESTHERVILLE, IA; Owner: JACOBSON BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KUQQ (102.1 FM; MILFORD, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KFMC-FM (106.5 FM; FAIRMONT, MN; Owner: WOODWARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KEEZ-FM (99.1 FM; MANKATO, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KUOO (103.9 FM; SPIRIT LAKE, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KXAC (100.5 FM; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KDOM-FM (94.3 FM; WINDOM, MN; Owner: WINDOM RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Alpha:

  • K53EV (Channel 53; JACKSON, MN; Owner: FEDERATED RURAL ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION)
  • K41EG (Channel 41; JACKSON, MN; Owner: FEDERAL RURAL ELECTRIC ASSN.)
  • K45EH (Channel 45; JACKSON, MN; Owner: FEDERATED RURAL ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION)
  • K51EN (Channel 51; JACKSON, MN; Owner: FEDERATED RURAL ELECTRIC ASSN.)
  • K59FN (Channel 59; JACKSON, MN; Owner: BLUE EARTH - NICOLLET - FARIBAULT COOP. ELEC. ASSOC.)
  • K61GE (Channel 61; JACKSON, MN; Owner: BLUE EARTH - NICOLLET - FARIBAULT COOP. ELEC. ASSOC.)
  • K23FO (Channel 23; JACKSON, MN; Owner: FEDERATED RURAL ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION)
  • K57GE (Channel 57; JACKSON, MN; Owner: FEDERATED RURAL ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION)
  • KEYC-TV (Channel 12; MANKATO, MN; Owner: UNITED COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • K30FN (Channel 30; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TELEVISION ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN MINNESOTA)
  • K58AF (Channel 58; WINDOM, MN; Owner: CITY OF WINDOM)
  • K55FL (Channel 55; SPENCER, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K28AE (Channel 28; FAIRMONT, MN; Owner: OGDEN BROADCASTING OF MINNESOTA, INC)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 25Number of bridges
  • 144ft / 44.3mTotal length
  • $666,000,000Total costs
  • 50,199Total average daily traffic
  • 8,778Total average daily truck traffic
  • 35,556Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic
New bridges in Alpha, MN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 11960-1969
  • 131970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 22000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Alpha, MN

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 2 Mi S (Lat: 43.629389 Lon: -94.873889), Call Sign: WRB304, Licensee ID: L00053602,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.915 MHz, Grant Date: 05/21/2004, Expiration Date: 08/16/2014, Cancellation Date: 10/18/2014, Registrant: Dennis Whisney, 77301 600th Avenue, Alpha, MN 56111, Phone: (507) 847-4189, Fax: (507) 847-4782, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6
  • Alpha North, Lat: 43.637917 Lon: -94.871778, Type: Silo, Structure height: 32 m, Call Sign: WQMY983,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 11/13/2010, Expiration Date: 11/13/2020, Cancellation Date: 01/16/2021, Certifier: Carl J Torarp, Registrant: Localoop, Inc., 3280 Gorham Ave, Ste. 201, Minneapolis, MN 55426, Phone: (612) 327-3303, Email:
  • Alpha East, Lat: 43.637917 Lon: -94.871778, Type: Silo, Structure height: 32 m, Call Sign: WQMY983,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 11/13/2010, Expiration Date: 11/13/2020, Cancellation Date: 01/16/2021, Certifier: Carl J Torarp, Registrant: Localoop, Inc., 3280 Gorham Ave, Ste. 201, Minneapolis, MN 55426, Phone: (612) 327-3303, Email:
  • Alpha South, Lat: 43.637917 Lon: -94.871778, Type: Silo, Structure height: 32 m, Call Sign: WQMY983,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 11/13/2010, Expiration Date: 11/13/2020, Cancellation Date: 01/16/2021, Certifier: Carl J Torarp, Registrant: Localoop, Inc., 3280 Gorham Ave, Ste. 201, Minneapolis, MN 55426, Phone: (612) 327-3303, Email:
  • Alpha West, Lat: 43.637917 Lon: -94.871778, Type: Silo, Structure height: 32 m, Call Sign: WQMY983,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 11/13/2010, Expiration Date: 11/13/2020, Cancellation Date: 01/16/2021, Certifier: Carl J Torarp, Registrant: Localoop, Inc., 3280 Gorham Ave, Ste. 201, Minneapolis, MN 55426, Phone: (612) 327-3303, Email:
  • Alpha Elevator, 101 Palmer St (Lat: 43.637333 Lon: -94.872028), Type: Silo, Structure height: 42 m, Call Sign: WRDI449,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11075.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, Grant Date: 05/06/2019, Expiration Date: 05/06/2029, Certifier: Troy D Rasmussen, Registrant: Intelpath, Hinsdale, IL 60522, Phone: (312) 841-9188, Email:
  • Ploehn Grain Leg, 86106 600th Ave (Lat: 43.734444 Lon: -94.874139), Type: Silo, Structure height: 40 m, Call Sign: WRDJ351,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, Grant Date: 05/13/2019, Expiration Date: 05/13/2029, Certifier: Troy D Rasmussen, Registrant: Intelpath, Hinsdale, IL 60522, Phone: (312) 841-9188, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Alpha, MN
  • 86.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 13.5%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Alpha, MN
  • 100.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Alpha compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There is 1 pilot and no other airmen in this city.
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