Arco, Minnesota

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Population in 2022: 86 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -14.0%
Males: 43  (50.0%)
Females: 43  (50.0%)
Median resident age:

60.3 years
Minnesota median age:

39.0 years

Zip code: 56113

Estimated median household income in 2022: $56,623 (it was $30,625 in 2000)
Arco:

$56,623
MN:

$82,338

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $33,474 (it was $13,479 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $-731,287,772 (it was $14,000 in 2000)
Arco $-731,287,772
MN $314,600

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $57,021; detached houses: $56,964
March 2022 cost of living index in Arco: -13079.5 (very low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 14.1%
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Ancestries: German (85.3%), Norwegian (5.9%), Polish (5.9%), American (2.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1670 feet

Land area: 0.65 square miles.

Population density: 133 people per square mile   (very low).

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $1,279 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $660 (2.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (64.6 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (148.9 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (463.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Ivanhoe, MN (2.5 miles ),
Tyler, MN (2.8 miles ),
Lake Benton, MN (3.1 miles ),
Florence, MN (3.5 miles),
Russell, MN (3.5 miles ),
Lynd, MN (3.8 miles ),
Hendricks, MN (3.8 miles ),
Ruthton, MN (3.9 miles )

Latitude: 44.38 N, Longitude: 96.18 W

Area code: 507

Distribution of median household income in Arco, MN in 2022
Distribution of house value in Arco, MN in 2022

Arco satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $161,100
  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $60,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Arco, MN residents
Average permit cost in Arco, MN
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

2.8%
Minnesota:

2.6%

Average climate in Arco, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2022 was 76.4. This is about average.

City:

76.4
U.S.:

72.6
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2022 was 32.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2022 was 6.57. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 18.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.57
U.S.:

8.11

Tornado activity:

Arco-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 35% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/13/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 26.0 miles away from the Arco city center killed 9 people and injured 150 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 7/7/1955, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.7 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 13 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Arco-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 127% 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 89.2 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 160.1 miles away from Arco center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 89.4 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 175.9 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 120.8 miles away from Arco center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 713.4 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lincoln County (12) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Arco topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Arco:

  • DIVINE PROVIDENCE HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; IVANHOE, MN)
  • TYLER HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; TYLER, MN)
  • TYLER HEALTHCARE CENTER INC (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; TYLER, MN)
  • HENDRICKS COMM C NC UNIT (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; HENDRICKS, MN)
  • HENDRICKS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; HENDRICKS, MN)
  • MINNEOTA MANOR (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; MINNEOTA, MN)
  • MINNEOTA MANOR HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; MINNEOTA, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Arco:

  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 22 miles; Marshall, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,711)
  • South Dakota State University (about 31 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College (about 43 miles; Granite Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,225)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 64 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • Ridgewater College (about 76 miles; Willmar, MN; FT enrollment: 3,288)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 96 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • South Central College (about 107 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,726)

Points of interest:

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

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

Lincoln 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 Arco that have no violations reported:

  • ARCO (Population served: 75, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.0 people
Minnesota:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

48.6%
Whole state:

64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.1%
Whole state:

6.9%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Arco:

Marital status in Arco, MN
  • Never married: 17.1%
  • Now married: 51.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 11.6%
  • Divorced: 19.5%

For population 25 years and over in Arco:

  • High school or higher: 92.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.5%
  • Unemployed: 8.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.4
Minnesota average:

10.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Arco, MN (based on Lincoln County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,0269
Catholic1,6734
Evangelical Protestant8119
Other11
None1,385-
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: 4
Lincoln County:

6.82 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Lincoln County:

15.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Here:

8.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.3%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Lincoln County:

26.6%
Minnesota:

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

13.1%
State:

13.0%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2022)
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$300
Firefighters 0$0 15$1,292
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$3,662
Sewerage 0$0 1$6,550
Police - Other 0$0 1$1,170
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$10,570
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$2,244
Totals for Government 0$0 28$25,788

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $23,000 ($267.44)
    Sewerage: $16,000 ($186.05)
    Water Utilities: $15,000 ($174.42)
    General - Other: $11,000 ($127.91)
    Financial Administration: $11,000 ($127.91)
    Local Fire Protection: $5,000 ($58.14)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($46.51)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $2,000 ($23.26)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $16,000 ($186.05)
    Other: $2,000 ($23.26)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $11,000 ($127.91)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $15,000 ($174.42)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $23,000 ($267.44)
  • Tax - Property: $43,000 ($500.00)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,000 ($34.88)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,000 ($23.26)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,000 ($23.26)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $18,000 ($209.30)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $107,000 ($1244.19)

Strongest AM radio stations in Arco:

  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KMHL (1400 AM; 1 kW; MARSHALL, MN; Owner: K M H L BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KMSD (1510 AM; 5 kW; MILBANK, SD; Owner: BIG STONE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Arco:

  • KKCK (99.7 FM; MARSHALL, MN; Owner: KMHL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KARL (105.1 FM; TRACY, MN; Owner: KMHL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KARZ (107.5 FM; MARSHALL, MN; Owner: KMHL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • K277AI (103.3 FM; RUSSELL, MN; Owner: CHRISTIAN HERITAGE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KISD (98.7 FM; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KJOE (106.1 FM; SLAYTON, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KLQL (101.1 FM; LUVERNE, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KNSW (91.7 FM; WORTHINGTON-MARSHALL, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KDBX (107.1 FM; CLEAR LAKE, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K294AQ (106.7 FM; MARSHALL, MN; Owner: WINDSENT, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Arco:

  • KSMN (Channel 20; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA EDUCATIONAL TV COMPANY)
  • KSFY-TV (Channel 13; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 39ft / 11.5mTotal length
  • $1,000Total costs
  • 1,019Total average daily traffic
  • 1,019Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 2642 County Hwy 7 (Lat: 44.436806 Lon: -96.178750), Call Sign: WQNI204,
    Assigned Frequencies: 464.762 MHz, Grant Date: 02/10/2011, Expiration Date: 02/10/2021, Cancellation Date: 04/17/2021, Certifier: Kelly Krog, Registrant: M & H Communications, 604 7th Street Sw, Pipestone, MN 56164, Phone: (507) 825-5321, Fax: (507) 825-2641, Email:


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • STATION, 3.5 Mi W Of (Lat: 44.386056 Lon: -96.252250), Overall height: 21.3 m, Call Sign: WHC831,
    Assigned Frequencies: 2183.20 MHz, Grant Date: 04/29/1997, Expiration Date: 06/18/2002, Cancellation Date: 04/17/2002, Phone: (605) 256-4536


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: KB0CGN, Grant Date: 02/17/1999, Expiration Date: 02/17/2009, Cancellation Date: 02/18/2011, Registrant: Sheri L Babcock, Rr 1 Box 35, Arco, MN 56113

  • Call Sign: KB0CGO, Grant Date: 03/27/1990, Expiration Date: 03/27/2000, Cancellation Date: 03/28/2002, Registrant: Darcy J Babcock, Rr 1 Box 35, Arco, MN 56113

  • Call Sign: KD0ED, Grant Date: 11/11/1997, Expiration Date: 11/11/2007, Cancellation Date: 11/13/2009, Registrant: Lois Y Babcock, Rfd 1 Box 29, Arco, MN 56113

  • Call Sign: WD0CTY, Grant Date: 03/29/1988, Expiration Date: 03/29/1998, Cancellation Date: 03/30/2000, Registrant: Donald E Babcock, R 1, Arco, MN 56113

  • Call Sign: KD0MVD, Licensee ID: L01597691, Grant Date: 09/18/2020, Expiration Date: 10/15/2030, Certifier: Corey D Babcock, Registrant: Corey D Babcock, 2193 County Rd 123, Arco, MN 56113


Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Arco, MN
  • 56.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 21.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 18.9%Electricity
  • 2.7%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Arco, MN
  • 100.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Arco compared to Minnesota state average:

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