Alvarado, Minnesota

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Population in 2019: 362 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -2.4%
 
Males: 187  (51.7%)
Females: 175  (48.3%)
Median resident age:

37.7 years
Minnesota median age:

38.4 years

Zip codes: 56710.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $57,209 (it was $40,625 in 2000)
Alvarado:

$57,209
MN:

$74,593

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $30,348 (it was $16,015 in 2000)

Alvarado city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $106,106 (it was $45,600 in 2000)
Alvarado:

$106,106
MN:

$246,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $99,227; detached houses: $115,531; mobile homes: $11,505

Median gross rent in 2019: $562.

March 2019 cost of living index in Alvarado: 85.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 15.8%
(7.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 68.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 75.0% for other race residents, 53.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Alvarado, MN (2019)
    • 31981.6%White alone
    • 5614.3%Hispanic
    • 92.3%American Indian alone
    • 30.8%Black alone

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

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Ancestries: Norwegian (24.2%), German (20.5%), American (3.7%), Polish (3.7%), Swedish (2.6%), French (2.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 812 feet

Land area: 0.21 square miles.

Population density: 1,696 people per square mile   (low).

Alvarado, Minnesota map

17 residents are foreign born (4.3% Latin America).

This city:

4.3%
Minnesota:

8.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,322 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,059 (1.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (91.9 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (285.1 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (632.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Oslo, MN (2.5 miles ),
Warren, MN (3.2 miles ),
Manvel, ND (3.4 miles ),
Argyle, MN (3.6 miles ),
Ardoch, ND (4.0 miles),
East Grand Forks, MN (4.3 miles ),
Minto, ND (4.3 miles ),
Stephen, MN (4.3 miles )

Latitude: 48.19 N, Longitude: 97.00 W

Area code: 218

Distribution of median household income in Alvarado, MN in 2019
Distribution of house value in Alvarado, MN in 2019
Alvarado satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $90,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $85,000
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $54,500
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $87,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Alvarado, MN residents
Average permit cost in Alvarado, MN
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.8%
Minnesota:

3.9%
Population change in the 1990s: +16 (+4.5%).
Most common industries in Alvarado, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (10.3%)
  • Construction (9.1%)
  • Educational services (8.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.4%)
  • Public administration (6.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (18.2%)
  • Public administration (8.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.8%)
  • Educational services (6.8%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (5.7%)
  • Farm product raw materials merchant wholesalers (5.7%)
  • Food (4.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (20.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.3%)
  • Educational services (9.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.9%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (4.6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4.6%)
Most common occupations in Alvarado, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Health technologists and technicians (7.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Construction laborers (6.8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Health technologists and technicians (14.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (10.3%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6.9%)
  • Cashiers (6.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.6%)

Average climate in Alvarado, Minnesota

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Tornado activity:

Alvarado-area historical tornado activity is below Minnesota state average. It is 33% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/11/1958, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 22.4 miles away from the Alvarado city center injured 2 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 8/26/2007, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 43.4 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 18 people and caused $50 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Alvarado-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 25% 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 180.4 miles away from the city center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 697.2 miles away from Alvarado center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 177.4 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 298.5 miles away from the city 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 166.5 miles away from Alvarado center
On 2/7/2020 at 18:30:28, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 ML) earthquake occurred 204.4 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 Marshall County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 21
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 23, Storms: 10, Heavy Rains: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Alvarado topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Alvarado:

  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - WARREN (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; WARREN, MN)
  • NORTH VALLEY HEALTH CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 11 miles away; WARREN, MN)

Amtrak station near Alvarado:

  • 20 miles: GRAND FORKS (5555 DEMERS AVE.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Alvarado:

  • University of North Dakota (about 20 miles; Grand Forks, ND; Full-time enrollment: 12,858)
  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 39 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,717)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 91 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 93 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 93 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)
  • Bemidji State University (about 111 miles; Bemidji, MN; FT enrollment: 4,316)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 134 miles; Wahpeton, ND; FT enrollment: 2,318)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Alvarado: Alvarado Station (A), Alvarado Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Alvarado: Alvarado Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Marshall 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 Alvarado that have no violations reported:

  • ALVARADO (Population served: 363, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.6 people
Minnesota:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

76.6%
Whole state:

64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.3%
Whole state:

6.9%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Alvarado:

Marital status in Alvarado, MN
  • Never married: 24.4%
  • Now married: 59.9%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 9.9%
  • Divorced: 5.4%

For population 25 years and over in Alvarado:

  • High school or higher: 80.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.7
Minnesota average:

10.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Alvarado, MN (based on Marshall County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,83022
Catholic2,00013
Evangelical Protestant73617
None2,873-
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: 7
Marshall County:

7.31 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Marshall County:

2.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Here:

7.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.6%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Marshall County:

27.5%
Minnesota:

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

15.4%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

43.3%
Minnesota:

50.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

36.8%
Minnesota:

48.4%

Average BMI:
Alvarado:

28.5
Minnesota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

25.9%
Minnesota:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

9.9%
State:

9.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Minnesota:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

33.8%
Minnesota:

33.5%

General health condition:
Here:

48.8%
Minnesota:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Alvarado:

75.1%
Minnesota:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Alvarado, 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
Financial Administration 2$7,772$46,6327$3,512
Electric Power 2$7,772$46,6327$3,061
Totals for Government 4$15,544$46,63214$6,573

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

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $428,000 ($1182.32)
    General - Other: $166,000 ($458.56)
    Water Utilities: $115,000 ($317.68)
    Sewerage: $58,000 ($160.22)
    Financial Administration: $30,000 ($82.87)
    Solid Waste Management: $28,000 ($77.35)
    Local Fire Protection: $25,000 ($69.06)
    Regular Highways: $10,000 ($27.62)
    Parks and Recreation: $6,000 ($16.57)
    Central Staff Services: $6,000 ($16.57)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $4,000 ($11.05)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($16.57)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Natural Resources - Other: $10,000 ($27.62)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($16.57)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $57,000 ($157.46)
    Solid Waste Management: $28,000 ($77.35)
    Parks and Recreation: $7,000 ($19.34)
    Other: $4,000 ($11.05)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $2,000 ($5.52)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $3,000 ($8.29)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $35,000 ($96.69)
    General Revenue - Other: $29,000 ($80.11)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $428,000 ($1182.32)
    Water Utilities: $109,000 ($301.10)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $76,000 ($209.94)
    Other: $16,000 ($44.20)
  • Tax - Property: $67,000 ($185.08)
    Other License: $2,000 ($5.52)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $184,000 ($508.29)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $112,000 ($309.39)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $73,000 ($201.66)

Alvarado government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $442,000 ($1220.99)

4.06% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($39,871 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.06%
Minnesota average:

7.10%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Pennington County, MN  1.10% ($45,548 average AGI)
from Grand Forks County, ND  0.65% ($31,120)
from Polk County, MN  0.60% ($48,478)

Strongest AM radio stations in Alvarado:

  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KCNN (1590 AM; 5 kW; EAST GRAND FORKS, MN; Owner: KRAD, INC.)
  • KNOX (1310 AM; 5 kW; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KUND (1370 AM; 1 kW; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KKXL (1440 AM; 1 kW; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KXPO (1340 AM; 1 kW; GRAFTON, ND; Owner: KGPC COMPANY)
  • KKAQ (1460 AM; 3 kW; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KQWB (1660 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Alvarado:

  • KJKJ (107.5 FM; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KQMN (91.5 FM; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KKXL-FM (92.9 FM; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KNOX-FM (94.7 FM; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KQHT (96.1 FM; CROOKSTON, MN; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KZLT-FM (104.3 FM; EAST GRAND FORKS, MN; Owner: KRAD, INC.)
  • KUND-FM (89.3 FM; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA)

TV broadcast stations around Alvarado:

  • KGFE (Channel 2; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: PRAIRIE PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDAZ-TV (Channel 8; DEVILS LAKE, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • K49FF (Channel 49; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Alvarado fatal accident list:

Jul 2, 1976 11:25 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1
Jul 2, 1975 11:25 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 13Number of bridges
  • 49ft / 14.6mTotal length
  • $103,001,000Total costs
  • 4,356Total average daily traffic
  • 610Total average daily truck traffic
  • 4,397Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic
New bridges in Alvarado, MN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 61980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Alvarado, MN

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 5.5 Mi Sw (Lat: 48.123306 Lon: -97.072583), Structure height: 152 m, Call Sign: KPG900, Licensee ID: L00191820,
    Assigned Frequencies: 455.020 MHz, Grant Date: 03/27/1992, Expiration Date: 04/01/2006, Cancellation Date: 07/03/2001, Registrant: Red River Broadcast Corp., Fargo, ND 58106

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

64 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KC0WUM, Licensee ID: L01154365, Grant Date: 05/22/2006, Expiration Date: 05/22/2016, Cancellation Date: 05/23/2018, Certifier: Dylan L Gilje, Registrant: Dylan L Gilje, 230 5th St, Alvarado, MN 56710
  • Call Sign: K0JKL, Previous Call Sign: KD0RLF, Licensee ID: L01699786, Grant Date: 04/17/2012, Expiration Date: 04/17/2022, Certifier: Alexander M Manz, Registrant: Alexander M Manz, 45370 State Hwy 1 Nw, Alvarado, MN 56710

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 8. The highest number of reported fires - 15 took place in 2010, and the least - 2 in 2017. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Alvarado, MN When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (51.9%), and Structure Fires (34.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Alvarado, MN
    • 7051.9%Outside Fires
    • 4634.1%Structure Fires
    • 1712.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 21.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Alvarado, MN
Most common first names in Alvarado, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1077.4 years
Carl584.0 years
Clara488.0 years
Edwin478.0 years
Oscar478.3 years
Arthur482.0 years
Albert378.3 years
Alfred383.7 years
Edward374.0 years
William374.7 years
Most common last names in Alvarado, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Olson1279.2 years
Nelson881.8 years
Johnson780.3 years
Hanson681.3 years
Anderson678.7 years
Sands687.0 years
Bergman579.6 years
Erickson574.2 years
Lindroth484.0 years
Moen479.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Alvarado, MN
  • 41.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 28.2%Electricity
  • 16.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 10.7%Utility gas
  • 2.3%Wood
  • 0.8%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Alvarado, MN
  • 78.9%Electricity
  • 13.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Alvarado compared to Minnesota 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 above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
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