Arco, Minnesota

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Population in 2014: 73 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -27.0%
Males: 41  (56.5%)
Females: 32  (43.5%)
Median resident age:  51.0 years
Minnesota median age:  37.9 years

Zip code: 56113

Estimated median household income in 2016: $29,833 (it was $30,625 in 2000)
Arco:

$29,833
MN:

$65,599

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $23,174 (it was $13,479 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $30,415 (it was $14,000 in 2000)
Arco:

$30,415
MN:

$211,800

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $59,291; Detached houses: $59,043

Median gross rent in 2016: $820.

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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Arco: 85.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (30.9%), Belgian (18.2%), Danish (10.9%), American (7.3%), Dutch (3.6%), Polish (3.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1670 feet

Land area: 0.65 square miles.

Population density: 113 people per square mile   (very low).

Arco, Minnesota map

For population 25 years and over in Arco:

  • High school or higher: 84.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.4%
  • Unemployed: 8.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Arco city:

  • Never married: 21.6%
  • Now married: 36.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 16.1%
  • Divorced: 25.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $426 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $635 (2.1%)

Arco satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $161,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 44.38 N, Longitude: 96.18 W

Area code: 507

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

2.2%
Minnesota:

3.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -4 (-3.8%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (36%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Retail trade (26%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (22%)
  • Finance and insurance (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (44%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (32%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (4%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (4%)
  • Material moving occupations (4%)
  • Sales and related occupations (26%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (26%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (22%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (4%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (4%)

Average climate in Arco, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 above Minnesota state average. It is 75% 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 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, 4.3 LG, 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 (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 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)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 77.6. This is about average.

City:

77.6
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 33.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 7.36. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 18.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.36
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 36.8%
(35.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents)
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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.2
Minnesota average:

10.7

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Religion statistics for Arco city (based on Lincoln County data)

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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Arco:

25.0%
Minnesota:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Arco:

37.5%
Minnesota:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Arco:

33.8
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

50.0%
Minnesota:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

25.0%
State:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Arco:

6.5
Minnesota:

6.8

General health condition:
This city:

50.0%
Minnesota:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Arco:

90.0%
Minnesota:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Arco, 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$73
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$891
Police - Other 0$0 1$285
Firefighters 0$0 9$314
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$2,572
Sewerage 0$0 1$1,594
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$547
Totals for Government 0$0 19$6,276

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

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $25,000 ($342.47)
    General - Other: $21,000 ($287.67)
    Water Utilities: $15,000 ($205.48)
    Regular Highways: $9,000 ($123.29)
    Financial Administration: $8,000 ($109.59)
    Fire Protection: $5,000 ($68.49)
    Housing & Community Development: $5,000 ($68.49)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($27.40)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($68.49)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $7,000 ($95.89)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($27.40)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $7,000 ($95.89)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $13,000 ($178.08)
    All Other: $1,000 ($13.70)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $19,000 ($260.27)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($41.10)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $15,000 ($205.48)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $27,000 ($369.86)
  • Tax - Property: $11,000 ($150.68)
    NEC: $2,000 ($27.40)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $130,000 ($1780.82)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $123,000 ($1684.93)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $7,000 ($95.89)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $20,000 ($273.97)

4.55% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,533 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.55%
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 Lyon County, MN  1.00% ($31,913 average AGI)
from Pipestone County, MN  0.74% ($25,176)


6.17% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,607 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.17%
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 Lyon County, MN  1.23% ($41,034 average AGI)
to Pipestone County, MN  0.55% ($24,846)
to Brookings County, SD  0.55% ($36,231)

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.)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 2642 County Hwy 7 (Lat: 44.436806 Lon: -96.178750), Call Sign: WQNI204
    Assigned Frequencies: 464.762 MHzGrant Date: 02/10/2011, Expiration Date: 02/10/2021, Certifier: Kelly KrogRegistrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 04/29/1997, Expiration Date: 06/18/2002, Cancellation Date: 04/17/2002Registrant: 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: 10/15/2010, Expiration Date: 10/15/2020, Certifier: Corey D Babcock, Registrant: Corey D Babcock, 2193 County Rd 123, Arco, MN 56113

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

  • ARCO (Population served: 75, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (42%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (40%)
  • Wood (10%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)

Arco compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median household income below 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.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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