Balaton, Minnesota

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Population in 2014: 626 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -1.7%
 
Males: 305  (48.9%)
Females: 321  (51.1%)
Median resident age:  44.6 years
Minnesota median age:  37.9 years

Zip codes: 56115.

Estimated median household income in 2015: $46,719 (it was $36,442 in 2000)
Balaton:

$46,719
MN:

$63,488

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $25,798 (it was $16,167 in 2000)

Balaton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $80,988 (it was $41,400 in 2000)
Balaton:

$80,988
MN:

$200,000

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $171,954; Detached houses: $174,408; Townhouses or other attached units: $175,561; In 2-unit structures: $129,332; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $137,091; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $230,404; Mobile homes: $33,744

Median gross rent in 2015: $654.

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  • Races in Balaton, MN (2010)

    Balaton races chart
    • 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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Balaton: 86.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (25.5%), Norwegian (14.3%), Swedish (9.3%), English (8.1%), American (6.2%), Russian (5.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1523 feet

Land area: 1.36 square miles.

Population density: 461 people per square mile   (low).

Balaton,MN real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Balaton:

  • High school or higher: 94.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.3%
  • Unemployed: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Balaton city:

  • Never married: 30.1%
  • Now married: 50.3%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 8.2%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

6 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.1%
Minnesota:

7.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $940 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $921 (0.9%)

Balaton satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Latitude: 44.23 N, Longitude: 95.87 W

Area code: 507

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

2.4%
Minnesota:

3.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -108 (-14.5%).
Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Wholesale trade (14%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Finance and insurance (23%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (25%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (12%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Balaton, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 Balaton 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 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 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)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

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

City:

77.6
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 33.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 7.36. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 14.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.36
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 12.8%
(10.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 60.9% for two or more races residents)
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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.6
Minnesota average:

10.8

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

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Religion statistics for Balaton city (based on Lyon County data)

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
Lyon County:

3.65 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

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

8.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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%
State:

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
Financial Administration 2$8,366$50,1961$3,808
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
Other and Unallocable 3$13,451$53,8047$6,572
Totals for Government 13$50,784$46,8788$10,380

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

  • Current Operations - Welfare - Other: $1,750,000 ($2795.53)
    Liquor Stores: $308,000 ($492.01)
    General - Other: $112,000 ($178.91)
    Water Utilities: $93,000 ($148.56)
    Sewerage: $78,000 ($124.60)
    Regular Highways: $76,000 ($121.41)
    Police Protection: $70,000 ($111.82)
    Housing & Community Development: $51,000 ($81.47)
    Parks & Recreation: $41,000 ($65.50)
    Financial Administration: $37,000 ($59.11)
    Solid Waste Management: $34,000 ($54.31)
    Health Services - Other: $26,000 ($41.53)
    Fire Protection: $22,000 ($35.14)
    Central Staff Services: $8,000 ($12.78)
    Libraries: $2,000 ($3.19)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,000 ($1.60)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash & Deposits: $108,000 ($172.52)
    Benefit Payments: $1,000 ($1.60)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $46,000 ($73.48)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $41,000 ($65.50)
    Police Protection: $21,000 ($33.55)
    Welfare - Other: $18,000 ($28.75)
    Fire Protection: $18,000 ($28.75)
    Liquor Stores: $13,000 ($20.77)
    Parks & Recreation: $8,000 ($12.78)
    Sewerage: $2,000 ($3.19)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,273,000 ($2033.55)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $22,000 ($35.14)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $2,097,000 ($3349.84)
    Sewerage: $71,000 ($113.42)
    Solid Waste Management: $33,000 ($52.72)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($4.79)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Government: $8,000 ($12.78)
    Interest Revenue: $5,000 ($7.99)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,000 ($1.60)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $58,000 ($92.65)
    Interest Earnings: $43,000 ($68.69)
    Special Assessments: $16,000 ($25.56)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $329,000 ($525.56)
    Water Utilities: $79,000 ($126.20)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $201,000 ($321.09)
    All Other: $4,000 ($6.39)
  • Tax - Property: $117,000 ($186.90)
    NEC: $1,000 ($1.60)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $418,000 ($667.73)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $781,000 ($1247.60)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $58,000 ($92.65)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $775,000 ($1238.02)
    Water Utilities: $406,000 ($648.56)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $64,000 ($102.24)
    Water Utilities: $12,000 ($19.17)

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

  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $14,000 ($22.36)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,659,000 ($4247.60)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $10,000 ($15.97)

6.30% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,466 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.30%
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 Yellow Medicine County, MN  0.43% ($32,558 average AGI)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.34% ($36,029)
from Redwood County, MN  0.34% ($22,412)


7.40% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,679 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.40%
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 Hennepin County, MN  0.57% ($32,724 average AGI)
to Yellow Medicine County, MN  0.36% ($31,108)
to Minnehaha County, SD  0.26% ($41,192)

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: 44.23962, Lon: -95.86477, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Sep 14, 1979 03:20 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 12m39ftTotal length
  • 8,100Total average daily traffic
  • 240Total average daily truck traffic
  • 12,158Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • Water Tower 120 Central Ave S (Lat: 44.234972 Lon: -95.874194), Call Sign: KGT957
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.535 MHzGrant Date: 01/03/2002, Expiration Date: 02/12/2012, Cancellation Date: 03/17/2010, Certifier: Jerry L DragsethRegistrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 02/25/2014, Expiration Date: 05/16/2024Registrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 08/02/2001, Expiration Date: 08/02/2011, Cancellation Date: 10/08/2011, Certifier: Signature On FileRegistrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 08/27/2001, Expiration Date: 08/27/2011, Cancellation Date: 10/29/2011, Certifier: Gregg BakkerRegistrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 10/01/2008, Expiration Date: 10/01/2018, Certifier: Dennis MeulebroeckRegistrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 11/12/2013, Expiration Date: 11/12/2023, Certifier: Mark MatherRegistrant: West Central Communications, Inc, 612 Industrial Dr Sw, Willmar, MN 56201, Phone: (320) 235-0811, Fax: (320) 231-2655, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6
  • 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 MHzGrant Date: 03/09/1995, Expiration Date: 03/09/2000, Cancellation Date: 07/06/1999Registrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 12/18/2006, Expiration Date: 12/18/2016, Cancellation Date: 08/19/2011, Certifier: Scott SmythRegistrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 05/22/2009, Expiration Date: 05/22/2019, Certifier: Greg F Radtke Mr.Registrant: Dickstein Shapiro LLP, 1825 Eye St., Nw, Washington, DC 20006-5403, Phone: (202) 420-3042, Fax: (202) 420-2201, 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 MHzGrant Date: 07/18/2012, Expiration Date: 07/18/2022, Cancellation Date: 12/24/2013, Certifier: Pamelia Y HoofRegistrant: 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: 10795.0 MHz, 10875.0 MHz, 10795.0 MHz, 10875.0 MHz, 10795.0 MHz, 10875.0 MHz, 10795.0 MHz, 10875.0 MHz, 10795.0 MHz, 10875.0 MHz... (+4 more)Grant Date: 07/23/2015, Expiration Date: 07/23/2025, Certifier: Kyle B EntzRegistrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483
  • 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 MHzGrant Date: 01/25/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Cancellation Date: 08/14/2013, Certifier: David L ChristmanRegistrant: Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC, 60 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10023, Phone: (212) 364-8482, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • 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: 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
    Registrant (Individual): Neil Alan Daniels, 1368 250th Ave, Balaton, MN 56115

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

  • BALATON (Population served: 643, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 8
  • Hazardous Condition: 2

Incident types - Balaton

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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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (59%)
  • Electricity (21%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (17%)
  • Utility gas (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

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 below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
There are 2 pilots and no other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Richard Dale Lamb (4)
  • Robert B. Shomo, Jr. (3)
  • Michael David Johnson (1)
  • Mike David Johnson (1)
  • Evan Johnson (1)
  • Myyra Arlene Lamb (1)
  • Samuel Tutt (1)

Total of 7 patent applications in 2008-2017.