Badger, Minnesota

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Population in 2014: 373 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -20.6%
Males: 203  (54.5%)
Females: 170  (45.5%)
Median resident age:  34.9 years
Minnesota median age:  37.9 years

Zip codes: 56714.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $49,723 (it was $30,234 in 2000)
Badger:

$49,723
MN:

$65,599

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $22,646 (it was $15,727 in 2000)

Badger city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $88,038 (it was $50,800 in 2000)
Badger:

$88,038
MN:

$211,800

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $110,953; Detached houses: $104,020; Mobile homes: $130,347

Median gross rent in 2016: $546.

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  • Races in Badger, MN (2010)

    Badger races chart
    • 34792.5%White alone
    • 92.4%Two or more races
    • 82.1%Asian alone
    • 41.1%American Indian alone
    • 41.1%Hispanic
    • 20.5%Other race alone
    • 10.3%Black alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Badger: 85.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Norwegian (31.1%), Albanian (7.7%), German (7.7%), American (7.1%), Swedish (6.6%), Czech (6.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1082 feet

Land area: 1.33 square miles.

Population density: 280 people per square mile   (very low).

Badger, Minnesota map

For population 25 years and over in Badger:

  • High school or higher: 90.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.5%
  • Unemployed: 2.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Badger city:

  • Never married: 29.5%
  • Now married: 49.8%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 4.5%
  • Divorced: 15.4%

21 residents are foreign born (2.9% Europe).

This city:

4.4%
Minnesota:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,299 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,285 (2.0%)

Badger satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (137.0 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (294.1 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (627.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Greenbush, MN (3.1 miles ), Roseau, MN (3.5 miles ), Strathcona, MN (4.1 miles) , Middle River, MN (5.0 miles ), Karlstad, MN (5.2 miles ), Halma, MN (5.3 miles) , Strandquist, MN (5.3 miles) , Lake Bronson, MN (5.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $63,300
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $88,000
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $65,000
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $71,800
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $120,000
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $126,000
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $72,500
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $127,500
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $75,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 48.78 N, Longitude: 96.02 W

Area code: 218

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

2.9%
Minnesota:

3.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +90 (+23.7%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (42%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (21%)
  • Material moving occupations (19%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (25%)
  • Production occupations (22%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Badger, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Badger-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Minnesota state average. It is 68% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/5/2006, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 32.3 miles away from the Badger city center caused $20 million in damages.

On 6/27/1997, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 1.5 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused $250,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Badger-area historical earthquake activity is near Minnesota state average. It is 88% 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 215.2 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 215.2 miles away from Badger center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 751.8 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 354.6 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 210.7 miles away from Badger 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 364.2 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 Roseau County (21) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 20
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 19, Storms: 9, Heavy Rains: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Badger topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Badger:

  • GREENBUSH COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 10 miles away; GREENBUSH, MN)
  • LIFECARE HOME CARE AND HOSPICE (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; ROSEAU, MN)
  • LIFECARE ROSEAU MANOR (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; ROSEAU, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Badger:

  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 46 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,717)
  • University of North Dakota (about 77 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 12,858)
  • Bemidji State University (about 105 miles; Bemidji, MN; FT enrollment: 4,316)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 136 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 137 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 138 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 173 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 4,863)

Public high school in Badger:

Public elementary/middle school in Badger:

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

Churches in Badger include: Badger Creek Free Lutheran Church (A), Our Redeemer Lutheran Church (B), Saint Mary's Catholic Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Hotels: Other Place (1009 Highway 11 South), Badger Motel (1009 Highway 11 South).

Roseau County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 11.2%
(11.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  56.9%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.2%
Whole state:  6.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Badger (2011 data):

  • Border State Bank: Badger Location at 202 North Main Street, branch established on 1995/02/15. Info updated 2007/05/16: Bank assets: $341.6 mil, Deposits: $297.0 mil, headquarters in Greenbush, MN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Border Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.7
Minnesota average:

10.7

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Religion statistics for Badger city (based on Roseau County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,82013
Catholic2,1006
Evangelical Protestant1,98725
Other2221
None7,500-
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
Roseau County:

5.04 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Roseau County:

0.63 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Roseau County:

6.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 16
Here:

10.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.5%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Roseau County:

28.0%
Minnesota:

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

13.5%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Badger:

48.7%
Minnesota:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Badger:

45.5%
Minnesota:

46.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.9
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Badger:

23.8%
Minnesota:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

17.4%
Minnesota:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Minnesota:

6.8

Overweight people:
Badger:

42.1%
Minnesota:

33.2%

General health condition:
Badger:

53.8%
Minnesota:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Badger:

78.8%
State:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Badger, 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
Other Government Administration 1$2,872$34,4645$280
Firefighters 0$0 18$425
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$800
Water Supply 1$2,566$30,7920$0
Totals for Government 2$5,438$32,62824$1,505

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $14,000 ($37.53)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $91,000 ($243.97)
    Housing & Community Development: $53,000 ($142.09)
    Financial Administration: $40,000 ($107.24)
    Solid Waste Management: $33,000 ($88.47)
    Regular Highways: $32,000 ($85.79)
    Fire Protection: $28,000 ($75.07)
    Water Utilities: $18,000 ($48.26)
    Sewerage: $12,000 ($32.17)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($8.04)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($2.68)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $14,000 ($37.53)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $64,000 ($171.58)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($10.72)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $43,000 ($115.28)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $57,000 ($152.82)
    Solid Waste Management: $36,000 ($96.51)
    Sewerage: $16,000 ($42.90)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($5.36)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($5.36)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $53,000 ($142.09)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $29,000 ($77.75)
    Special Assessments: $16,000 ($42.90)
    Interest Earnings: $7,000 ($18.77)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $20,000 ($53.62)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $94,000 ($252.01)
    All Other: $8,000 ($21.45)
  • Tax - Property: $45,000 ($120.64)
    NEC: $3,000 ($8.04)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $393,000 ($1053.62)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $366,000 ($981.23)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $27,000 ($72.39)

3.73% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($47,109 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.73%
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  0.28% ($29,059 average AGI)
from Polk County, MN  0.19% ($21,333)
from Cass County, ND  0.19% ($31,083)


5.35% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,137 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.35%
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  0.45% ($21,071 average AGI)
to Cass County, ND  0.37% ($25,609)
to Grand Forks County, ND  0.35% ($23,318)

Strongest AM radio stations in Badger:

  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KRWB (1410 AM; 1 kW; ROSEAU, MN; Owner: BORDER BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KKAQ (1460 AM; 3 kW; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KNOX (1310 AM; 5 kW; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KCNN (1590 AM; 5 kW; EAST GRAND FORKS, MN; Owner: KRAD, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WNMT (650 AM; 10 kW; NASHWAUK, MN; Owner: MIDWEST RADIO NETWORK, L.L.C.)
  • KKCQ (1480 AM; 5 kW; FOSSTON, MN; Owner: PINE TO PRAIRIE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Badger:

  • KCAJ-FM (102.1 FM; ROSEAU, MN; Owner: JACK J. SWANSON)
  • KKWQ (92.5 FM; WARROAD, MN; Owner: BORDER BROADCASTING LP)

TV broadcast stations around Badger:

  • K42CU (Channel 42; ROSEAU, MN; Owner: ROSEAU COUNTY)
  • K46BV (Channel 46; ROSEAU, MN; Owner: ROSEAU COUNTY)
  • K48CQ (Channel 48; ROSEAU, MN; Owner: ROSEAU COUNTY)

Badger fatal accident list:

Oct 24, 1981 11:15 AM, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 11, Fatalities: 5
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 5m16ftTotal length
  • 2,453Total average daily traffic
  • 312Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,753Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: JOHNSON CURTIS C CUBY (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1391N , Serial Number: 12, Year manufactured: 1986, Airworthiness Date: 12/22/1986
    Registrant (Individual): Curtis C Johnson, 19747 330th Ave, Badger, MN 56714
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-17 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 75 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4631H , Serial Number: 17-46, Year manufactured: 1948, Airworthiness Date: 08/13/1955
    Registrant (Individual): Charles G Eaton, 31736 State Highway 11, Badger, MN 56714
  • Aircraft: STINSON 108-3 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: FRANKLIN 6A4165 SERIES (165 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6033M , Serial Number: 108-4033, Year manufactured: 1947, Airworthiness Date: 01/20/1956
    Registrant (Individual): David A Trangsrud, 26189 240th Ave, Badger, MN 56714

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

  • BADGER (Population served: 375, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Most common first names in Badger, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1277.0 years
Arthur878.6 years
George881.2 years
Alfred781.6 years
Albert774.4 years
Harry680.3 years
Clarence678.8 years
Clifford674.9 years
Edward581.2 years
James580.8 years
Most common last names in Badger, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson2080.9 years
Erickson1280.7 years
Anderson1075.9 years
Olson877.0 years
Carlson873.4 years
Meier778.4 years
Lee771.4 years
Monsrud776.7 years
Melby781.6 years
Gregerson684.0 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (44%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (38%)
  • Utility gas (9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6%)
  • Wood (2%)

Badger 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 significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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