Alvarado, Minnesota

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Population in 2014: 357 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -3.8%
 
Males: 177  (49.7%)
Females: 180  (50.3%)
Median resident age:  32.0 years
Minnesota median age:  37.9 years

Zip codes: 56710.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $48,465 (it was $40,625 in 2000)
Alvarado:

$48,465
MN:

$65,599

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $23,839 (it was $16,015 in 2000)

Alvarado city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $95,116 (it was $45,600 in 2000)
Alvarado:

$95,116
MN:

$211,800

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $86,326; Detached houses: $100,567; Mobile homes: $11,468

Median gross rent in 2016: $588.

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  • Races in Alvarado, MN (2010)

    Alvarado races chart
    • 30182.9%White alone
    • 5916.3%Hispanic
    • 10.3%Black alone
    • 10.3%American Indian alone
    • 10.3%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Alvarado: 86.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (18.4%), Norwegian (15.7%), Polish (6.0%), Irish (3.7%), American (2.8%), French (2.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 812 feet

Land area: 0.21 square miles.

Population density: 1,673 people per square mile   (low).

Alvarado,MN real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Alvarado:

  • High school or higher: 81.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.7%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Alvarado city:

  • Never married: 24.2%
  • Now married: 65.5%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 5.8%

23 residents are foreign born (5.1% Latin America).

This city:

5.1%
Minnesota:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,100 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $787 (1.0%)

Alvarado satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 48.19 N, Longitude: 97.00 W

Area code: 218

Alvarado household income distribution Alvarado home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.9%
Minnesota:

3.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +16 (+4.5%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (21%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (27%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (11%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Community and social service occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Alvarado, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 83% 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 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 312.4 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 (25) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 21
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 22, Storms: 10, Heavy Rains: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 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)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2001 was 44.2. This is significantly better than average.

City:

44.2
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 8.35. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.35
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 15.2%
(7.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 51.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 33.3% for other race residents, 12.6% for two or more races residents)
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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.0
Minnesota average:

10.7

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Religion statistics for Alvarado city (based on Marshall County data)

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:

46.4%
Minnesota:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

41.6%
Minnesota:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Alvarado:

28.8
Minnesota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

24.4%
Minnesota:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.9%
State:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Minnesota:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

33.8%
Minnesota:

33.2%

General health condition:
Here:

52.6%
Minnesota:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Alvarado:

76.3%
Minnesota:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Alvarado, MN Residents
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 0$0 1$2,058
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$360
Water Supply 2$6,946$41,6760$0
Electric Power 2$6,786$40,7167$2,538
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$78
Totals for Government 4$13,732$41,19614$5,034

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

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $139,000 ($389.36)
    General - Other: $121,000 ($338.94)
    Regular Highways: $73,000 ($204.48)
    Water Utilities: $50,000 ($140.06)
    Financial Administration: $38,000 ($106.44)
    Parks & Recreation: $7,000 ($19.61)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($16.81)
    Central Staff Services: $6,000 ($16.81)
    Fire Protection: $6,000 ($16.81)
    Sewerage: $5,000 ($14.01)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $67,000 ($187.68)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $212,000 ($593.84)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $61,000 ($170.87)
    Solid Waste Management: $16,000 ($44.82)
    Parks & Recreation: $6,000 ($16.81)
    All Other: $3,000 ($8.40)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $56,000 ($156.86)
    Special Assessments: $41,000 ($114.85)
    Interest Earnings: $7,000 ($19.61)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $212,000 ($593.84)
    Water Utilities: $65,000 ($182.07)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $28,000 ($78.43)
    All Other: $5,000 ($14.01)
  • Tax - Property: $12,000 ($33.61)
    NEC: $3,000 ($8.40)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,118,000 ($3131.65)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $210,000 ($588.24)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $828,000 ($2319.33)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $80,000 ($224.09)

5.08% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,446 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.08%
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 Pennington County, MN  0.94% ($22,917 average AGI)
from Grand Forks County, ND  0.70% ($39,148)
from Polk County, MN  0.52% ($37,300)


5.20% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,325 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.20%
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 Pennington County, MN  0.88% ($37,618 average AGI)
to Grand Forks County, ND  0.88% ($27,735)
to Polk County, MN  0.42% ($37,063)

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

FCC Registered Broadcast 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 MHzGrant Date: 03/27/1992, Expiration Date: 04/01/2006, Cancellation Date: 07/03/2001Registrant: Red River Broadcast Corp., Fargo, ND 58106

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KC0WUM, Licensee ID: L01154365, Grant Date: 05/22/2006, Expiration Date: 05/22/2016, Certifier: Dylan L Gilje, Registrant: Dylan L Gilje, 230 5th St, Alvarado, MN 56710

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

  • ALVARADO (Population served: 363, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 7
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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (47%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (32%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (13%)
  • Utility gas (5%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Alvarado compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
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