Barry, Minnesota

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Population in 2019: 15 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -40.0%
Males: (30.0%)
Females: 11  (70.0%)
Median resident age:

19.2 years
Minnesota median age:

38.4 years

Zip codes: 56210, 56240.

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Estimated median household income in 2019: $33,496 (it was $18,250 in 2000)
Barry:

$33,496
MN:

$74,593

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $13,090 (it was $7,124 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $49,199 (it was $21,300 in 2000)
Barry:

$49,199
MN:

$246,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $126,564; detached houses: $126,478
March 2019 cost of living index in Barry: 82.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 0.0%

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According to our research of Minnesota and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Barry, Minnesota as of January 30, 2023.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Barry is 5 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (100.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1100 feet

Land area: 0.25 square miles.

Population density: 61 people per square mile   (very low).

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Barry city:

1.3% ($275)
Minnesota:

1.1% ($1,297)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (91.5 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (165.4 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (512.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Graceville, MN (2.4 miles ),
Beardsley, MN (2.7 miles ),
Clinton, MN (3.0 miles ),
Johnson, MN (3.6 miles),
Dumont, MN (3.6 miles),
Browns Valley, MN (3.7 miles ),
Wheaton, MN (4.2 miles ),
Wilmot, SD (4.2 miles )

Latitude: 45.56 N, Longitude: 96.56 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 320

Distribution of median household income in Barry, MN in 2019
Distribution of house value in Barry, MN in 2019

Barry satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.5%
Minnesota:

3.9%

Average climate in Barry, 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 NO2 SO2
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2002 was 13.5. This is significantly better than average.

City:

13.5
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2002 was 1.67. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.67
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2002 was 0.187. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.187
U.S.:

1.789

Tornado activity:

Barry-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Minnesota state average. It is 14% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/17/1996, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.6 miles away from the Barry city center caused $2 million in damages.

On 5/10/1982, a category F3 tornado 32.2 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Barry-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 17% 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 26.2 miles away from Barry center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 15.2 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 167.8 miles away from Barry 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 21.6 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 691.1 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 225.2 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 Big Stone County (16) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Barry:

  • BROWNS VALLEY HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; BROWNS VALLEY, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Barry:

  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 50 miles; Wahpeton, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,318)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 56 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 4,863)
  • Alexandria Technical & Community College (about 62 miles; Alexandria, MN; FT enrollment: 2,324)
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College (about 72 miles; Granite Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,225)
  • Ridgewater College (about 78 miles; Willmar, MN; FT enrollment: 3,288)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 86 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 3,711)
  • South Dakota State University (about 87 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)

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Big Stone County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.7 people
Minnesota:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

100.0%
Whole state:

64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

16.7%
Whole state:

6.9%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Barry:

Marital status in Barry, MN
  • Never married: 17.4%
  • Now married: 50.3%
  • Separated: 15.5%
  • Widowed: 16.8%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

For population 25 years and over in Barry:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 40.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

3.3
Minnesota average:

10.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Barry, MN (based on Big Stone County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,79411
Catholic1,4083
Evangelical Protestant1,30414
Other-1
None763-
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: 2
Here:

3.72 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Big Stone County:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Big Stone County:

14.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Big Stone County:

8.3%
State:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Big Stone County:

26.8%
Minnesota:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.0%
Minnesota:

13.0%
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 0$0 1$150
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$100
Financial Administration 0$0 1$554
Totals for Government 0$0 7$804

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $5,000 ($333.33)
    Water Utilities: $2,000 ($133.33)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($66.67)
    Health - Other: $1,000 ($66.67)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($66.67)

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

  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,000 ($66.67)
    Interest Earnings: $0 ($0.00)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $4,000 ($266.67)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,000 ($133.33)
  • Tax - Property: $9,000 ($600.00)

4.16% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($41,172 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.16%
Minnesota average:

7.17%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Strongest AM radio stations in Barry:

  • KMSD (1510 AM; 5 kW; MILBANK, SD; Owner: BIG STONE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDIO (1350 AM; 1 kW; ORTONVILLE, MN; Owner: BIG STONE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBRF (1250 AM; 10 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WBHR (660 AM; 10 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HERBERT M. HOPPE)

Strongest FM radio stations in Barry:

  • KCGN-FM (101.5 FM; ORTONVILLE, MN; Owner: CGN CORPORATION)
  • KKSD (104.3 FM; MILBANK, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPN.)
  • KRSU (91.3 FM; APPLETON, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KNCM (88.5 FM; APPLETON, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KPHR (106.3 FM; ORTONVILLE, MN; Owner: BIG STONE BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Barry:

  • KWCM-TV (Channel 10; APPLETON, MN; Owner: WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA EDUCATIONAL TV COMPANY)
  • K27EN (Channel 27; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: FEDERATED TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE)
  • K39DZ (Channel 39; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: FEDERATED TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE)
  • K45DP (Channel 45; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: FEDERATED TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE)
  • K51EJ (Channel 51; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: FEDERATED TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE)
  • K18DU (Channel 18; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: TRI-COUNTY UHF-TV, INC.)
  • K55FW (Channel 55; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: FEDERATED TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE)
  • K57BL (Channel 57; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: FEDERATED TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE)
  • K31DH (Channel 31; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: TRI-COUNTY UHF-TV, INC.)
  • K53DX (Channel 53; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: FEDERATED TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE)
  • K59BT (Channel 59; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: FEDERATED TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE)
  • K61BJ (Channel 61; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: FEDERATED TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE)
  • K63BW (Channel 63; DONNELLY/HERMAN, MN; Owner: FEDERATED TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE)
  • K47IC (Channel 47; MILBANK, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)

Barry fatal accident list:

Mar 18, 2004 02:07 AM, Sr-28, Lat: 45.558233, Lon: -96.560711, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 3, Drunk persons involved: 1

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Clinton 104, Lat: 45.557861 Lon: -96.556167, Type: Silo, Structure height: 33.5 m, Overall height: 35 m, Call Sign: WQMG640,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 08/03/2010, Expiration Date: 10/17/2020, Cancellation Date: 12/19/2020, Certifier: Nathaniel Spors, Registrant: Nates Net Inc., 325 S Main St., Milbank, SD 57252, Phone: (605) 432-1222, Email:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Barry, MN
  • 100.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Barry compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median household income 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 above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
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