Atwater, Minnesota

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Population in 2019: 1,119 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +3.7%
 
Males: 540  (48.3%)
Females: 579  (51.7%)
Median resident age:

38.4 years
Minnesota median age:

38.4 years

Zip codes: 56209.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $57,458 (it was $39,265 in 2000)
Atwater:

$57,458
MN:

$74,593

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $26,374 (it was $21,112 in 2000)

Atwater city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $104,784 (it was $66,000 in 2000)
Atwater:

$104,784
MN:

$246,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $108,562; detached houses: $110,835; mobile homes: $46,175

Median gross rent in 2019: $732.

March 2019 cost of living index in Atwater: 85.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 6.2%

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  • Races in Atwater, MN (2019)
    • 98996.3%White alone
    • 191.9%Hispanic
    • 40.4%Asian alone
    • 40.4%Two or more races

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

Crime rates in Atwater by year

Type

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(89.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(89.3)
0
(0.0)
2
(178.9)
1
(89.7)
1
(90.1)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(89.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index10.717.87.23.63.6

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Crime rate in Atwater detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.90
Minnesota average:

1.71
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Ancestries: German (39.2%), Norwegian (17.5%), Irish (5.5%), Swedish (4.8%), Scandinavian (4.3%), American (3.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1215 feet

Land area: 1.02 square miles.

Population density: 1,092 people per square mile   (low).

Atwater, Minnesota map

4 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.4%
Minnesota:

8.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,384 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,617 (1.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Cloud, MN (41.4 miles , pop. 59,107).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (74.8 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (422.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Grove City, MN (2.2 miles ),
Kandiyohi, MN (2.7 miles ),
Spicer, MN (3.2 miles ),
Litchfield, MN (3.5 miles ),
Willmar, MN (3.6 miles ),
New London, MN (3.7 miles ),
Lake Lillian, MN (3.8 miles ),
Cosmos, MN (3.8 miles )

Latitude: 45.14 N, Longitude: 94.78 W

Area code: 320

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $74,000
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $96,700
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $81,700
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $42,000
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $134,000
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $146,700
  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $71,500
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $152,300
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $165,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $122,900
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $75,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Atwater, MN residents
Average permit cost in Atwater, MN
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.3%
Minnesota:

3.9%
Most common industries in Atwater, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (15.1%)
  • Educational services (10.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.6%)
  • Construction (6.2%)
  • Food (4.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.2%)
  • Social assistance (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (12.4%)
  • Educational services (7.9%)
  • Food (7.5%)
  • Machinery, equipment, supplies merchant wholesalers (6.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.2%)
  • Truck transportation (5.2%)
  • Health care (5.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (24.4%)
  • Educational services (13.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.7%)
  • Social assistance (7.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.2%)
  • Personal & laundry services (3.5%)
Most common occupations in Atwater, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (7.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Registered nurses (6.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.0%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)

Average climate in Atwater, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Atwater-area historical tornado activity is near Minnesota state average. It is 9% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/19/1951, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 26.7 miles away from the Atwater city center killed one person and injured 20 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 7/11/2008, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 18.2 miles away from the city center injured 2 people.

Earthquake activity:

Atwater-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 40% 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 71.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 82.4 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 236.4 miles away from Atwater 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 110.7 miles away from Atwater center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 14.3 miles away from Atwater center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 262.3 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 Kandiyohi County (13) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Atwater topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Atwater:

  • ATWATER HOUSE ("110 5TH STREET NORTH, BOX 355")

Other hospitals and medical centers near Atwater:

  • LAKEWOOD HOME (Hospital, about 11 miles away; SPICER, MN)
  • QUALITY QUEST HEALTH CARE INC (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; WILLMAR, MN)
  • MEEKER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 13 miles away; LITCHFIELD, MN)
  • AUGUSTANA HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; LITCHFIELD, MN)
  • BETHESDA HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; WILLMAR, MN)
  • BETHESDA NH PLEASANTVIEW (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; WILLMAR, MN)
  • WILLMAR REGIONAL TREATMENT CENTER (Hospital, about 13 miles away; WILLMAR, MN)

Airports located in Atwater:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Atwater:

  • Ridgewater College (about 15 miles; Willmar, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,288)
  • College of Saint Benedict (about 37 miles; Saint Joseph, MN; FT enrollment: 2,025)
  • Rasmussen College-Minnesota (about 41 miles; St. Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 4,575)
  • Saint Cloud State University (about 42 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 12,822)
  • St Cloud Technical and Community College (about 43 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 3,493)
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College (about 45 miles; Granite Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,225)
  • Alexandria Technical & Community College (about 59 miles; Alexandria, MN; FT enrollment: 2,324)

Public elementary/middle school in Atwater:

  • A.C.G.C. ELEMENTARY (Location: 302 S 2ND ST, Grades: PK-4)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Atwater: Atwater (A), City of Atwater Fire Department (B), Atwater Police Department (C), Atwater Library (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Atwater include: Immanuel Lutheran Church (A), Bethlehem Lutheran Church (B), United Methodist Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Marys Cemetery (1), Bethlehem Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Tadd Lake (A), Upper Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Atwater include: Homer Bach Softball Field (1), Gordy Johnson Little League Field (2), Centennial Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Kandiyohi 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 Atwater and their reported violations in the past:

ATWATER (Population served: 1,090, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Minnesota:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

66.7%
Whole state:

64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.1%
Whole state:

6.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Atwater in 2010:

  • 13 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 6 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 4 people in group homes intended for adults
11 people in homes for the mentally ill in 2000
5 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Banks with branches in Atwater (2011 data):

  • Atwater State Bank: at 222 Atlantic Avenue, branch established on 1932/05/16. Info updated 2007/06/05: Bank assets: $42.3 mil, Deposits: $37.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Cattail Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Atwater:

Marital status in Atwater, MN
  • Never married: 31.9%
  • Now married: 50.8%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 3.3%
  • Divorced: 13.5%

For population 25 years and over in Atwater:

  • High school or higher: 95.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.7%
  • Unemployed: 5.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.1
Minnesota average:

10.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Atwater
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Atwater, MN (based on Kandiyohi County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant16,66835
Evangelical Protestant8,75334
Catholic5,3764
Other2833
None11,159-
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: 8
Kandiyohi County:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Here:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
Here:

5.41 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 23
This county:

5.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.0%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.3%
State:

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

13.6%
Minnesota:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

51.6%
Minnesota:

50.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Atwater:

51.4%
Minnesota:

48.4%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.9
Minnesota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Atwater:

19.7%
State:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.9%
State:

9.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Atwater:

6.9
Minnesota:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

41.1%
Minnesota:

33.5%

General health condition:
Atwater:

57.3%
Minnesota:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Atwater:

80.0%
Minnesota:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Atwater, 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
Police Protection - Officers 2$7,194$43,1641$720
Streets and Highways 2$7,324$43,9440$0
Other Government Administration 1$4,027$48,3241$305
Firefighters 0$0 18$4,940
Totals for Government 5$18,545$44,50820$5,966

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $32,000 ($28.60)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $161,000 ($143.88)
    Police Protection: $111,000 ($99.20)
    Sewerage: $109,000 ($97.41)
    Regular Highways: $107,000 ($95.62)
    General - Other: $96,000 ($85.79)
    Financial Administration: $89,000 ($79.54)
    Local Fire Protection: $66,000 ($58.98)
    Parks and Recreation: $57,000 ($50.94)
    Health - Other: $41,000 ($36.64)
    Libraries: $15,000 ($13.40)
    Housing and Community Development: $9,000 ($8.04)
    Central Staff Services: $7,000 ($6.26)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $5,000 ($4.47)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($4.47)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($5.36)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Health - Other: $146,000 ($130.47)
    Sewerage: $116,000 ($103.66)
    Water Utilities: $109,000 ($97.41)
    Regular Highways: $9,000 ($8.04)
    Police Protection: $4,000 ($3.57)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $4,000 ($3.57)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $146,000 ($130.47)
    Other: $83,000 ($74.17)
    Parks and Recreation: $24,000 ($21.45)
    Housing and Community Development: $9,000 ($8.04)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,000 ($0.89)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $35,000 ($31.28)
    Special Assessments: $25,000 ($22.34)
    Interest Earnings: $8,000 ($7.15)
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,000 ($1.79)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $169,000 ($151.03)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $299,000 ($267.20)
    Other: $48,000 ($42.90)
  • Tax - Property: $435,000 ($388.74)
    Other License: $19,000 ($16.98)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $277,000 ($247.54)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $266,000 ($237.71)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $175,000 ($156.39)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $164,000 ($146.56)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $919,000 ($821.27)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $447,000 ($399.46)

4.81% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($48,240 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.81%
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 Stearns County, MN  0.42% ($47,685 average AGI)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.29% ($47,740)
from Renville County, MN  0.27% ($26,681)


6.07% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($53,873 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.07%
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 Stearns County, MN  0.78% ($35,913 average AGI)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.59% ($45,788)
to Swift County, MN  0.33% ($31,356)

Businesses in Atwater, MN

  • Ford: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Atwater:

  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WBHR (660 AM; 10 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HERBERT M. HOPPE)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KDJS (1590 AM; 1 kW; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KWLM (1340 AM; 1 kW; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: LAKELAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KLFD (1410 AM; 1 kW; LITCHFIELD, MN; Owner: MID MINNESOTA BROADCASTING)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WVAL (800 AM; 3 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: TRI-COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KASM (1150 AM; 2 kW; ALBANY, MN; Owner: STARCOM, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Atwater:

  • KKLN (94.1 FM; ATWATER, MN; Owner: FLAGSHIP BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KQIC (102.5 FM; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: LAKELAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBHZ (91.9 FM; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: CHRISTIAN HERITAGE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSJR-FM (90.1 FM; COLLEGEVILLE, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KNSR (88.9 FM; COLLEGEVILLE, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • K240CU (95.9 FM; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: REFUGE MEDIA GROUP)
  • KARP-FM (106.9 FM; DASSEL, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KZPK (98.9 FM; PAYNESVILLE, MN; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KMXK (94.9 FM; COLD SPRING, MN; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF ST. CLOUD, INC.)
  • KLFN (106.5 FM; SUNBURG, MN; Owner: LAKELAND BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KIKV-FM (100.7 FM; SAUK CENTRE, MN; Owner: BDI BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOLV (100.1 FM; OLIVIA, MN; Owner: BOLD RADIO, INC.)
  • KDJS-FM (95.3 FM; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Atwater:

  • K14LF (Channel 14; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: UHF TV, INC.)
  • K54GG (Channel 54; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: UHF TV, INC.)
  • K17FA (Channel 17; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: UHF TV, INC.)
  • K39FE (Channel 39; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: UHF TV, INC.)
  • K52GK (Channel 52; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: UHF TV, INC.)
  • K30FZ (Channel 30; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K20GD (Channel 20; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: UHF TV, INC.)
  • K27CK (Channel 27; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: WILLMAR ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH)
  • KCCO-TV (Channel 7; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KSAX (Channel 42; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: KSAX-TV, INC.)
  • K23FP (Channel 23; OLIVIA, MN; Owner: RENVILLE COUNTY TV CORPORATION)
  • K45FR (Channel 45; OLIVIA, MN; Owner: RENVILLE COUNTY TV CORPORATION)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 26ft / 7.9mTotal length
  • 5,700Total average daily traffic
  • 513Total average daily truck traffic
  • 5,700Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Atwater)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Atwater, MN)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6
  • ATWATER, 3834 187th Street Northeast (Lat: 45.163528 Lon: -94.786417), Type: Tower, Structure height: 122.2 m, Overall height: 129.8 m, Call Sign: WPNI854,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6565.00 MHz, Grant Date: 05/11/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Cancellation Date: 03/19/2019, Certifier: Michael P Goggin, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S Akard St., Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:
  • Atwater, Water Tank, Sw Corner Of Minnesota Avenue And 2nd Street In (Lat: 45.138667 Lon: -94.776389), Type: Tank, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 51.8 m, Call Sign: WQBM635,
    Assigned Frequencies: 943.375 MHz, Grant Date: 09/30/2014, Expiration Date: 11/05/2024, Certifier: Leonard J Koehnen Pe, Registrant: Kandiyohi County Sheriff\'s Office, 2201 23rd St Ne Suite 101, Willmar, MN 56201, Phone: (320) 231-6520, Fax: (320) 231-6289, Email:
  • Atwater, Lat: 45.073333 Lon: -94.755556, Type: Gtower, Structure height: 89 m, Overall height: 89.6 m, Call Sign: WQKH680,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 03/27/2019, Expiration Date: 02/14/2021, Cancellation Date: 03/09/2021, Certifier: Greg F Radtke Mr., Registrant: Shelley Sadowsky, LLC, 5938 Dorchester Way, Rockville, MD 20852, Phone: (202) 997-9392, Email:
  • GROVE CITY E, 25 And 295th St (Lat: 45.174000 Lon: -94.698056), Type: Tank, Structure height: 36.6 m, Call Sign: WQYJ218,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10755.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz... (+8 more), Grant Date: 10/13/2016, Expiration Date: 10/13/2026, Certifier: Daniel L Richter, Registrant: Pcs Technologies, Inc., 30 W. Water Street, St Paul, MN 55107, Phone: (651) 222-5881, Fax: (651) 228-2645, Email:
  • Amdahl, Acton Township (Lat: 45.109500 Lon: -94.738250), Type: Silo, Structure height: 39 m, Overall height: 40 m, Call Sign: WRFA717,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11405.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, Grant Date: 01/16/2020, Expiration Date: 01/16/2030, Certifier: Corey , Hauer, Registrant: Intelpath, Hinsdale, IL 60522, Phone: (312) 841-9188, Email:
  • 108 N. 3rd. Street (Lat: 45.138000 Lon: -94.780833), Overall height: 18.3 m, Call Sign: WLO533,
    Assigned Frequencies: 951.500 MHz, Grant Date: 02/07/1989, Expiration Date: 04/01/2029, Registrant: Headwaters Media, LLC, 1605 South 1st Street, Willmar, MN 56201

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Atwater)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: ARGETSINGER DENNIS P VANS RV-8 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING O-360-A4M (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 312FM, N312FM, N-312FM, Serial Number: 82162, Year manufactured: 2013, Airworthiness Date: 11/09/2013, Certificate Issue Date: 01/04/2017
    Registrant (Individual): Jay E Bosch, 8191 County Road 4 Se, Atwater, MN 56209
  • Aircraft: BOSCH PIETENPOL AIRCAMPER (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 58 mph), Engine: FRANKLIN 4AC176B SER (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6936, N6936, N-6936, Serial Number: SOB-1, Year manufactured: 1974, Airworthiness Date: 06/17/1980, Certificate Issue Date: 10/03/1973
    Registrant (Individual): Jay E Bosch, 8191 County Road 4 Se, Atwater, MN 56209
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-151 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 80 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9027F, N9027F, N-9027F, Serial Number: 28-7715299, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 12/15/1976, Certificate Issue Date: 07/30/2019
    Registrant (Individual): Jon D Erickson, 3490 County Road 4 Ne, Atwater, MN 56209

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

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 8. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 24 took place in 2009, and the least - 0 in 2003. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Atwater, MN When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (56.1%), and Outside Fires (25.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Atwater, MN
    • 7456.1%Structure Fires
    • 3425.8%Outside Fires
    • 1612.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 86.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Atwater, MN
Most common first names in Atwater, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Arthur1580.9 years
Carl1381.5 years
William1279.5 years
Anna1187.6 years
John1065.5 years
Esther985.0 years
George977.5 years
Walter971.9 years
Clarence979.3 years
Harold985.3 years
Most common last names in Atwater, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Peterson2377.4 years
Johnson2179.2 years
Anderson2077.4 years
Nelson1876.4 years
Larson1377.9 years
Slinden1282.2 years
Hovey1173.5 years
Olson1081.1 years
Swenson1073.0 years
Kragenbring976.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Atwater, MN
  • 81.6%Utility gas
  • 13.0%Electricity
  • 3.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.7%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Atwater, MN
  • 76.7%Utility gas
  • 12.9%Electricity
  • 3.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.4%Other fuel
  • 3.4%No fuel used


Atwater 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 below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Atwater on our top lists:

  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the mentally ill (population 1,000+)"
There are 2 pilots and 4 other airmen in this city.
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