Balaton, Minnesota

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Population in 2017: 628 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -1.4%
 
Males: 311  (49.6%)
Females: 317  (50.4%)
Median resident age:

43.7 years
Minnesota median age:

37.9 years

Zip codes: 56115.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $52,901 (it was $36,442 in 2000)
Balaton:

$52,901
MN:

$68,388

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $25,198 (it was $16,167 in 2000)

Balaton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $78,523 (it was $41,400 in 2000)
Balaton:

$78,523
MN:

$224,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $95,184; detached houses: $94,766

Median gross rent in 2017: $661.

March 2019 cost of living index in Balaton: 85.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 13.8%
(12.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 50.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Balaton, MN (2010)
    • 61796.0%White alone
    • 111.7%Hispanic
    • 91.4%Two or more races
    • 30.5%Black alone
    • 30.5%American Indian alone

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

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Ancestries: German (23.6%), Norwegian (13.6%), Swedish (12.4%), American (8.5%), English (6.6%), Russian (5.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1523 feet

Land area: 1.36 square miles.

Population density: 462 people per square mile   (low).

Balaton, Minnesota map

9 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.6%
Minnesota:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,048 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $897 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (64.5 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (137.8 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (445.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Garvin, MN (2.4 miles),
Russell, MN (2.6 miles ),
Florence, MN (3.0 miles),
Lynd, MN (3.3 miles ),
The Lakes, MN (3.4 miles ),
Ruthton, MN (3.5 miles ),
Tracy, MN (3.5 miles ),
Tyler, MN (3.6 miles )

Latitude: 44.23 N, Longitude: 95.87 W

Area code: 507

Distribution of median household income in Balaton, MN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Balaton, MN in 2017
Balaton satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2006: 5 buildings, average cost: $189,700
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $207,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $160,000
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $250,000
  • 2017: 2 buildings, average cost: $235,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Balaton, MN residents
Average permit cost in Balaton, MN
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.2%
Minnesota:

4.1%
Most common industries in Balaton, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Food (20.6%)
  • Health care (17.6%)
  • Truck transportation (8.2%)
  • Educational services (6.5%)
  • Construction (5.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Food (20.8%)
  • Truck transportation (14.8%)
  • Construction (10.7%)
  • Educational services (7.4%)
  • Public administration (5.4%)
  • Wood products (4.7%)
  • Health care (4.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (29.9%)
  • Food (20.4%)
  • Educational services (5.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.5%)
  • Data processing, libraries, other information services (3.2%)
Most common occupations in Balaton, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (18.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.7%)
  • Construction laborers (5.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (12.7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (10.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (3.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Customer service representatives (2.5%)

Average climate in Balaton, 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 2018 was 58.2. This is better than average.

City:

58.2
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.19. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 14.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.19
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Balaton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 40% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/13/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 7.5 miles away from the Balaton city center killed 9 people and injured 150 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/16/1992, a category F5 tornado 16.2 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 35 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Balaton-area historical earthquake activity is above Minnesota state average. It is 76% 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 99.6 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 175.3 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 101.7 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 182.5 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 132.8 miles away from Balaton center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 117.9 miles away from Balaton center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lyon County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Balaton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Balaton:

  • COLONIAL MANOR OF BALATON (HIGHWAY 14 EAST PO BOX 219)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Balaton:

  • TYLER HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; TYLER, MN)
  • TYLER HEALTHCARE CENTER INC (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; TYLER, MN)
  • WMMC HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; MARSHALL, MN)
  • MARSHALL DIALYSIS OF DAVITA (Dialysis Facility, about 16 miles away; MARSHALL, MN)
  • AVERA MARSHALL REGIONAL MEDICAL CTR Critical Access Hospitals (about 16 miles away; MARSHALL, MN)
  • PRAIRIE HOME HOSPICE (Hospital, about 16 miles away; MARSHALL, MN)
  • AVERA MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; MARSHALL, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Balaton:

  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 17 miles; Marshall, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,711)
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College (about 43 miles; Granite Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,225)
  • South Dakota State University (about 46 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 65 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • Ridgewater College (about 74 miles; Willmar, MN; FT enrollment: 3,288)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 78 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • South Central College (about 91 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,726)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Balaton: Balaton (A), East Bay Golf Course (B), Balaton City Hall (C), Balaton Library (D), Balaton Police Department (E), Balaton Fire Department and Ambulance Service (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Balaton include: Balaton United Methodist Church (A), Victory Christian Church (B), Saint Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church (C), Trinity Lutheran Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Yankton Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Lyon 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 Balaton that have no violations reported:

  • BALATON (Population served: 643, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Minnesota:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

61.5%
Whole state:

64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.1%
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: 0.4% of all households
14 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

Banks with branches in Balaton (2011 data):

  • First Independent Bank: Balaton Branch at 108 Third Street, branch established on 1999/04/22. Info updated 2012/01/11: Bank assets: $205.8 mil, Deposits: $186.4 mil, headquarters in Russell, MN, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Finlayson Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Balaton:

Marital status in Balaton, MN
  • Never married: 26.8%
  • Now married: 52.3%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 10.7%

For population 25 years and over in Balaton:

  • High school or higher: 92.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.4%
  • Unemployed: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.7
Minnesota average:

10.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Balaton
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Balaton, MN (based on Lyon County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic7,4576
Mainline Protestant5,87116
Evangelical Protestant3,16123
Other2993
None9,069-
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: 9
Here:

3.65 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Lyon County:

3.24 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 20
This county:

8.10 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

6.9%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Lyon County:

29.1%
Minnesota:

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

13.2%
Minnesota:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

47.0%
State:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Balaton:

39.7%
State:

46.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.4
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Balaton:

20.6%
Minnesota:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

13.6%
State:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Balaton:

6.8
Minnesota:

6.8

Overweight people:
Balaton:

32.0%
Minnesota:

33.2%

General health condition:
Here:

51.2%
State:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

73.9%
Minnesota:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Balaton, 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 and Unallocable 3$13,451$53,8047$6,572
Police Protection - Officers 2$7,731$46,3860$0
Streets and Highways 2$8,898$53,3880$0
Solid Waste Management 2$6,997$41,9820$0
Sewerage 2$5,341$32,0460$0
Financial Administration 2$8,366$50,1961$3,808
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 13$50,784$46,8788$10,380

Balaton government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $1,995,000 ($3176.75)
    Liquor Stores: $408,000 ($649.68)
    Housing and Community Development: $256,000 ($407.64)
    Regular Highways: $145,000 ($230.89)
    Parks and Recreation: $138,000 ($219.75)
    Water Utilities: $114,000 ($181.53)
    General - Other: $83,000 ($132.17)
    Sewerage: $67,000 ($106.69)
    Police Protection: $66,000 ($105.10)
    Health - Other: $55,000 ($87.58)
    Financial Administration: $51,000 ($81.21)
    Local Fire Protection: $49,000 ($78.03)
    Solid Waste Management: $42,000 ($66.88)
    Central Staff Services: $22,000 ($35.03)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $2,000 ($3.18)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($1.59)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash and Deposits: $157,000 ($250.00)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $164,000 ($261.15)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $26,000 ($41.40)
    Health - Other: $22,000 ($35.03)
    Parks and Recreation: $8,000 ($12.74)
    Housing and Community Development: $6,000 ($9.55)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($7.96)
    Water Utilities: $2,000 ($3.18)
    Sewerage: $1,000 ($1.59)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,761,000 ($2804.14)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $10,000 ($15.92)

Balaton government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $2,041,000 ($3250.00)
    Housing and Community Development: $235,000 ($374.20)
    Sewerage: $100,000 ($159.24)
    Solid Waste Management: $44,000 ($70.06)
    Parks and Recreation: $43,000 ($68.47)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Governments: $12,000 ($19.11)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $3,000 ($4.78)
    Local Employee Contribution: $1,000 ($1.59)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $80,000 ($127.39)
    Interest Earnings: $9,000 ($14.33)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,000 ($1.59)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $426,000 ($678.34)
    Water Utilities: $126,000 ($200.64)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $216,000 ($343.95)
    Other: $19,000 ($30.25)
  • Tax - Property: $212,000 ($337.58)

Balaton government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,170,000 ($6640.13)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,981,000 ($6339.17)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $189,000 ($300.96)

Balaton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $930,000 ($1480.89)

5.89% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($39,015 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.89%
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 Redwood County, MN  0.41% ($38,976 average AGI)
from Lincoln County, MN  0.36% ($41,639)
from Yellow Medicine County, MN  0.23% ($59,348)


6.88% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($48,763 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.88%
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 Hennepin County, MN  0.67% ($45,500 average AGI)
to Yellow Medicine County, MN  0.47% ($34,042)
to Redwood County, MN  0.34% ($28,647)

Strongest AM radio stations in Balaton:

  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KMHL (1400 AM; 1 kW; MARSHALL, MN; Owner: K M H L BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA 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)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKOJ (1190 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MN; Owner: KLEVEN BROADCASTING CO. OF MINN.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Balaton:

  • KARL (105.1 FM; TRACY, MN; Owner: KMHL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K277AI (103.3 FM; RUSSELL, MN; Owner: CHRISTIAN HERITAGE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KARZ (107.5 FM; MARSHALL, MN; Owner: KMHL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KKCK (99.7 FM; MARSHALL, MN; Owner: KMHL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KISD (98.7 FM; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KJOE (106.1 FM; SLAYTON, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KNSW (91.7 FM; WORTHINGTON-MARSHALL, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KLQL (101.1 FM; LUVERNE, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KELO-FM (92.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KRSW (89.3 FM; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • K294AQ (106.7 FM; MARSHALL, MN; Owner: WINDSENT, INC.)
  • KNSG (94.7 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • K212FH (90.3 FM; BALSTON, MN; Owner: REFUGE MEDIA GROUP)

TV broadcast stations around Balaton:

  • 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.)
  • KDLT-TV (Channel 46; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • KRWF (Channel 43; REDWOOD FALLS, MN; Owner: KSAX-TV, INC.)

Balaton fatal accident list:

Jun 8, 2013 02:31 AM, Us-14, Lat: 44.239619, Lon: -95.864775, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Sep 14, 1979 03:20 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 15Number of bridges
  • 115ft / 34.6mTotal length
  • 8,338Total average daily traffic
  • 564Total average daily truck traffic
  • 8,191Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic
New bridges in Balaton, MN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21960-1969
  • 91980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Balaton, MN

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Balaton)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

37 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

7
  • Water Tower 120 Central Ave S (Lat: 44.234972 Lon: -95.874194), Call Sign: KGT957,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.535 MHz, Grant Date: 01/03/2002, Expiration Date: 02/12/2012, Cancellation Date: 03/17/2010, Certifier: Jerry L Dragseth, Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Rd, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440
  • Office 331 South Washington (Lat: 44.229972 Lon: -95.876972), Call Sign: WZM390, Licensee ID: L00051822,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.565 MHz, Grant Date: 02/25/2014, Expiration Date: 05/16/2024, Registrant: Willis Wendland, 331 So Washington Ave, Balaton, MN 56115, Phone: (507) 734-5721
  • Lat: 44.233889 Lon: -95.809722, Call Sign: WPSU419,
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.080 MHz, 160.140 MHz, Grant Date: 08/02/2001, Expiration Date: 08/02/2011, Cancellation Date: 10/08/2011, Certifier: Signature On File, Registrant: National License Corporation, 9050 Briarclift Road, Indianapolis, IN 46256, Phone: (317) 849-5866, Fax: (800) 841-0516
  • Lat: 44.312750 Lon: -95.863917, Call Sign: WPTC214,
    Assigned Frequencies: 469.875 MHz, Grant Date: 08/27/2001, Expiration Date: 08/27/2011, Cancellation Date: 10/29/2011, Certifier: Gregg Bakker, Registrant: Weikert, Becky, 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440
  • 1762 230th Ave (Lat: 44.306389 Lon: -95.836111), Call Sign: WQJJ583,
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.250 MHz, Grant Date: 07/25/2018, Expiration Date: 10/01/2028, Certifier: Dennis Meulebroeck, Registrant: M & H Communications, 604 7th Street Sw, Pipestone, MN 56164, Phone: (507) 825-5321, Fax: (507) 825-2641, Email:
  • BALATON, S Lake Ave (Lat: 44.236333 Lon: -95.873139), Type: Pole, Structure height: 12.2 m, Overall height: 18.2 m, Call Sign: WQST229,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.430 MHz, Grant Date: 11/12/2013, Expiration Date: 11/12/2023, Certifier: Mark Mather, Registrant: West Central Communications, Inc, 612 Industrial Dr Sw, Willmar, MN 56201, Phone: (320) 235-0811, Fax: (320) 231-2655, Email:
  • Lat: 44.232194 Lon: -95.875000, Call Sign: WRCP259,
    Assigned Frequencies: 464.662 MHz, 464.737 MHz, 469.662 MHz, 469.837 MHz, 469.912 MHz, Grant Date: 11/26/2018, Expiration Date: 11/26/2028, Certifier: Rob Falconer, Registrant: Alpha Wireless Communications Co, 706 N. Grand Avenue, Spencer, IA 51301, Phone: (712) 262-4001, Fax: (712) 262-4039, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • STATION, County Rd 5 2 1/2 Mi N Of (Lat: 44.277722 Lon: -95.876389), Overall height: 7.6 m, Call Sign: WNTB704,
    Assigned Frequencies: 954.150 MHz, Grant Date: 03/09/1995, Expiration Date: 03/09/2000, Cancellation Date: 07/06/1999, Phone: (701) 663-4184
  • BALATON HS, 330 3rd Street (Lat: 44.232472 Lon: -95.874361), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Overall height: 31.4 m, Call Sign: WQGD795,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10995.0 MHz, Grant Date: 12/18/2006, Expiration Date: 12/18/2016, Cancellation Date: 08/19/2011, Certifier: Scott Smyth, Registrant: Trillion Partners, Inc., 9208 Waterford Centre Blvd. Suite 150, Austin, TX 78758, Phone: (512) 334-4100, Fax: (512) 334-4099, Email:
  • Lynd, Lat: 44.325500 Lon: -95.872222, Type: Gtower, Structure height: 151 m, Overall height: 152 m, Call Sign: WQKH680,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 03/27/2019, Expiration Date: 04/17/2020, Certifier: Greg F Radtke Mr., Registrant: Shelley Sadowsky, LLC, 5938 Dorchester Way, Rockville, MD 20852, Phone: (202) 997-9392, Email:
  • BALATON, 1328 County Road 5 (Lat: 44.245222 Lon: -95.877778), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 96 m, Call Sign: WQPQ367,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6226.89 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, Grant Date: 07/18/2012, Expiration Date: 07/18/2022, Cancellation Date: 12/24/2013, Certifier: Pamelia Y Hoof, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • MS03NP262, 1103 115th Street (Balaton #050107) (Lat: 44.226361 Lon: -95.886556), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 106.7 m, Overall height: 109.4 m, Call Sign: WQWD544,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10875.0 MHz, 10875.0 MHz, 10875.0 MHz, 10875.0 MHz, 10875.0 MHz, 10875.0 MHz, 10875.0 MHz, Grant Date: 07/23/2015, Expiration Date: 07/23/2025, Certifier: Kyle B Entz, Registrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (800) 572-8256, Fax: (703) 433-4483, Email:
  • BALATON, .6 Mi W (Lat: 44.231333 Lon: -95.884167), Overall height: 71 m, Call Sign: WHA531,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6182.41 MHz, 6271.37 MHz, 6330.67 MHz, 6389.98 MHz, Grant Date: 01/25/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Cancellation Date: 08/14/2013, Certifier: David L Christman, Registrant: Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC, 60 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10023, Phone: (212) 364-8482, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: KA0CRH, Licensee ID: L01352843, Grant Date: 12/21/2007, Expiration Date: 03/20/2018, Certifier: Charles E Griensewic, Registrant: Charles E Griensewic, 600 Summit Ave, Balaton, MN 56115
  • Call Sign: N0OWN, Licensee ID: L01049086, Grant Date: 03/29/2017, Expiration Date: 11/24/2026, Certifier: Kurt E Estey, Registrant: Kurt E Estey, 350 West 2nd St, Balaton, MN 56115
  • Call Sign: KC0JQN, Licensee ID: L00320461, Grant Date: 02/01/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: Arthur A Johnson, Registrant: Arthur A Johnson, 340 2nd Street West, Balaton, MN 56115

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-181 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 8261F , Serial Number: 28-7790235, Certificate Issue Date: 11/24/2003
    Registrant (Individual): Neil Alan Daniels, 1368 250th Ave, Balaton, MN 56115

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 11. The highest number of fire incidents - 26 took place in 2012, and the least - 4 in 2008. The data has a constant trend.
    Fire incident types in Balaton, MN When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (52.5%), and Structure Fires (33.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Balaton, MN
    • 9652.5%Outside Fires
    • 6233.9%Structure Fires
    • 2111.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 42.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Balaton, MN
Most common first names in Balaton, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1376.8 years
Anna1190.1 years
Arthur975.8 years
Henry982.3 years
George878.0 years
Mabel888.5 years
Emma785.8 years
Lillian785.5 years
Albert783.3 years
Carl786.1 years
Most common last names in Balaton, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson4182.6 years
Anderson2082.3 years
Miller1578.4 years
Swanson1477.0 years
Nelson1477.9 years
Erickson1478.8 years
Swan1183.7 years
Loeck982.6 years
Mitzner982.3 years
Larson883.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Balaton, MN
  • 59.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 22.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 16.1%Electricity
  • 1.2%Utility gas
  • 1.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Balaton, MN
  • 49.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 36.4%Electricity
  • 7.3%Utility gas
  • 7.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Balaton 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.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are 2 pilots and no other airmen in this city.
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  • Michael David Johnson (1)
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