Badger, Minnesota

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Population in 2019: 355 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -24.5%
Males: 200  (56.5%)
Females: 155  (43.5%)
Median resident age:

35.6 years
Minnesota median age:

38.4 years

Zip codes: 56714.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $38,792 (it was $30,234 in 2000)
Badger:

$38,792
MN:

$74,593

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $21,051 (it was $15,727 in 2000)

Badger city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $96,300 (it was $50,800 in 2000)
Badger:

$96,300
MN:

$246,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $126,716; detached houses: $119,119; mobile homes: $139,999

Median gross rent in 2019: $656.

March 2019 cost of living index in Badger: 85.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 16.6%
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  • Races in Badger, MN (2010)
    • 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



According to our research of Minnesota and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Badger, Minnesota as of March 04, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Badger is 477 to 1.


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Ancestries: Norwegian (33.5%), German (14.8%), Swedish (9.7%), Albanian (5.2%), American (3.9%), British (3.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1082 feet

Land area: 1.33 square miles.

Population density: 267 people per square mile   (very low).

Badger, Minnesota map

20 residents are foreign born (1.8% Europe).

This city:

4.6%
Minnesota:

8.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,465 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,410 (1.6%)

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 )

Latitude: 48.78 N, Longitude: 96.02 W

Area code: 218

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

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 Badger, MN residents
Average permit cost in Badger, MN
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.6%
Minnesota:

3.9%
Population change in the 1990s: +90 (+23.7%).
Most common industries in Badger, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (34.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (10.3%)
  • Educational services (5.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.8%)
  • Health care (3.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (34.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (16.8%)
  • Educational services (5.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.1%)
  • Truck transportation (4.4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.6%)
  • Machinery, equipment, supplies merchant wholesalers (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (33.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.1%)
  • Educational services (5.6%)
  • Health care (5.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.8%)
  • Wood products (3.2%)
Most common occupations in Badger, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Assemblers and fabricators (24.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.2%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.8%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Assemblers and fabricators (24.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (13.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.0%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (4.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Assemblers and fabricators (24.2%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (8.1%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.2%)

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 significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 41% 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 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 751.8 miles away from Badger 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 Badger 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 1/9/2020 at 18:16:48, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 MB) earthquake occurred 175.9 miles away from Badger 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 (23) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 20
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 20, Storms: 9, Heavy Rains: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Other: 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:

See full list of schools located in Badger

Points of interest:

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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

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

  • BADGER (Population served: 375, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
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.

For population 15 years and over in Badger:

Marital status in Badger, MN
  • Never married: 30.9%
  • Now married: 45.0%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 4.8%
  • Divorced: 18.0%

For population 25 years and over in Badger:

  • High school or higher: 92.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.4%
  • Unemployed: 2.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.6
Minnesota average:

10.6

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Badger, MN (based on Roseau County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
This county:

5.04 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

0.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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:
Here:

6.5%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.0%
State:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Roseau County:

13.5%
Minnesota:

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 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 1$1,058$12,6960$0
Sewerage 1$1,060$12,7200$0
Streets and Highways 1$1,058$12,6960$0
Financial Administration 1$7,312$87,7440$0
Totals for Government 4$10,488$31,4640$0

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $125,000 ($352.11)
    Water Utilities: $75,000 ($211.27)
    Sewerage: $54,000 ($152.11)
    Local Fire Protection: $52,000 ($146.48)
    Solid Waste Management: $48,000 ($135.21)
    Regular Highways: $47,000 ($132.39)
    Financial Administration: $46,000 ($129.58)
    Parks and Recreation: $22,000 ($61.97)
    Health - Other: $7,000 ($19.72)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($11.27)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $20,000 ($56.34)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $22,000 ($61.97)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $17,000 ($47.89)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $4,000 ($11.27)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $52,000 ($146.48)
    Solid Waste Management: $46,000 ($129.58)
    Other: $40,000 ($112.68)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,000 ($8.45)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $2,000 ($5.63)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $44,000 ($123.94)
    Other: $2,000 ($5.63)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $8,000 ($22.54)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $63,000 ($177.46)
    Special Assessments: $3,000 ($8.45)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($2.82)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $76,000 ($214.08)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $110,000 ($309.86)
    Other: $15,000 ($42.25)
  • Tax - Property: $100,000 ($281.69)
    Other License: $3,000 ($8.45)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $416,000 ($1171.83)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $397,000 ($1118.31)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $40,000 ($112.68)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,000 ($61.97)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $241,000 ($678.87)

3.92% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($38,948 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.92%
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 Lake of the Woods County, MN  0.37% ($42,000 average AGI)


4.81% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($52,593 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.81%
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 Pennington County, MN  0.35% ($31,522 average AGI)

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
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 20ft / 6.3mTotal length
  • $2,000Total costs
  • 5,027Total average daily traffic
  • 624Total average daily truck traffic
  • 5,627Total future (year 2026) 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: 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, Certificate Issue Date: 10/01/1997
    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, Certificate Issue Date: 06/13/2013
    Registrant (Individual): David A Trangsrud, 26189 240th Ave, Badger, MN 56714
  • 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, Certificate Issue Date: 03/26/1982
    Registrant (Individual): Curtis C Johnson, 19747 330th Ave, Badger, MN 56714
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 04/03/2020

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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Badger, MN
  • 52.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 24.6%Electricity
  • 15.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.8%No fuel used
  • 2.4%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Badger, MN
  • 63.3%Electricity
  • 35.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.7%Utility gas


Badger compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median household income below 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.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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  • Richard Larry Sunsdahl (4)
  • Richard H. Bates, Jr. (1)
  • Gerald A. Kukowski (1)

Total of 6 patent applications in 2008-2021.