Beaver Bay, Minnesota

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Population in 2013: 176 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +0.6%
 
Males: 104  (59.2%)
Females: 72  (40.8%)
Median resident age:  45.8 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip codes: 55601, 55614.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $37,360 (it was $30,000 in 2000)
Beaver Bay:

$37,360
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,335 (it was $18,415 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $190,520 (it was $56,700 in 2000)
Beaver Bay:

$190,520
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $357,778; Detached houses: $389,056; Townhouses or other attached units: $847,323; Mobile homes: $100,763

Median gross rent in 2012: $582.

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  • White alone - 166 (91.7%)
  • Two or more races - 10 (5.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (1.7%)
  • Black alone - 2 (1.1%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Beaver Bay: 91.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (34.3%), Swedish (8.6%), Scottish (8.1%), United States (6.2%), Norwegian (4.3%), Irish (3.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 700 feet

Land area: 0.49 square miles.

Population density: 363 people per square mile   (very low).

Beaver Bay, Minnesota map

For population 25 years and over in Beaver Bay:

  • High school or higher: 93.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 35.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.4%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Beaver Bay city:

  • Never married: 34.2%
  • Now married: 49.4%
  • Separated: 6.5%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 9.9%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.1%
Minnesota:  7.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,969 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $743 (0.8%)

Beaver Bay satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Duluth, MN (50.7 miles , pop. 86,918).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (181.5 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (414.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Silver Bay, MN (1.7 miles ), Finland, MN (3.3 miles) , Two Harbors, MN (4.9 miles ), Cornucopia, WI (5.4 miles) , Herbster, WI (5.4 miles) , Russell, WI (5.6 miles ), Bell, WI (5.7 miles ), Clover, WI (5.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $15,100
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $29,700
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $29,700
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $969,900
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $226,500
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $122,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 47.26 N, Longitude: 91.30 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 218

Beaver Bay household income distribution Beaver Bay home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.3%
Minnesota:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +1 (+0.6%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (32%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (29%)
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (41%)
  • Accommodation and food services (31%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (15%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (17%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Construction laborers (12%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Other financial specialists (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (11%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (11%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Top executives (5%)
  • Other financial specialists (5%)
  • Life and physical scientists (5%)

Average climate in Beaver Bay, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Beaver Bay-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Minnesota state average. It is 97% 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 251.1 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 261.8 miles away from Beaver Bay 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 283.5 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 444.1 miles away from the city center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 236.2 miles away from Beaver Bay center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 418.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lake County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Beaver Bay topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Beaver Bay:

  • University of Minnesota-Duluth (about 48 miles; Duluth, MN; Full-time enrollment: 10,612)
  • The College of Saint Scholastica (about 49 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,762)
  • Lake Superior College (about 52 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • University of Wisconsin-Superior (about 53 miles; Superior, WI; FT enrollment: 2,302)
  • Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (about 109 miles; Shell Lake, WI; FT enrollment: 2,414)
  • Michigan Technological University (about 130 miles; Houghton, MI; FT enrollment: 6,078)
  • Central Lakes College-Brainerd (about 152 miles; Brainerd, MN; FT enrollment: 3,371)
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Notable location: Beaver Bay Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Bay Area Information Center (1001 Main Street).

Hotels: Northland Trails Guest House (Po Box 521), Inn at Beaver Bay (Highway 61 & Beaver), Moose Country Inn & Apartments (700 Macdonald Avenue).

Lake County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
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Drinking water stations with addresses in Beaver Bay and their reported violations in the past:

BEAVER BAY (Population served: 177, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In JUN-2012, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-18-2012), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-18-2012), St Compliance achieved (AUG-13-2012), St Public Notif received (AUG-15-2012)
  • Monthly Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In JUN-2012, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-18-2012), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-18-2012), St Compliance achieved (AUG-13-2012), St Public Notif received (AUG-15-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-01-2010), St Public Notif requested (JAN-20-2011), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-20-2011), St Public Notif received (JAN-31-2011)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from AUG-29-2008 to SEP-11-2008), St Compliance achieved (NOV-05-2008), St Public Notif requested (NOV-06-2008), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-06-2008), St Public Notif received (NOV-15-2008)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In MAY-2005, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-01-2005), St Public Notif requested (JUN-24-2005), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-24-2005)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 4 other older monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 30.0%
(31.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  57.1%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  14.3%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 6.0% of all households

Beaver Bay compared to Minnesota state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Beaver Bay travel time to work - commute Beaver Bay mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (57%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (26%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)
  • Utility gas (4%)
  • Wood (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Beaver Bay city (based on Lake County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 63.00%
Here: 63.0%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchUnited Church of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)Assemblies of God
Adherents42.9%33.3%3.8%3.0%2.9%
Congregations25.0%8.3%4.2%8.3%8.3%
NameLutheran ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)American Baptist Churches in the USAConservative Baptist Association of AmericaOther
Adherents2.7%2.4%2.4%2.3%4.3%
Congregations8.3%4.2%4.2%8.3%20.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Lake County:

1.87 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Lake County:

8.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 18
Here:

16.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.8%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Lake County:

27.0%
Minnesota:

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

16.4%
State:

13.0%
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$3,576$42,9126$640
Other and Unallocable 2$5,114$30,6844$2,697
Totals for Government 3$8,690$34,76010$3,337

Beaver Bay government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Liquor Stores: $344,000 ($1954.55)
    General - Other: $104,000 ($590.91)
    Sewerage: $45,000 ($255.68)
    Regular Highways: $41,000 ($232.95)
    Water Utilities: $38,000 ($215.91)
    Fire Protection: $8,000 ($45.45)
    Financial Administration: $5,000 ($28.41)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($22.73)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $28,000 ($159.09)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $18,000 ($102.27)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $168,000 ($954.55)

Beaver Bay government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $50,000 ($284.09)
    All Other: $31,000 ($176.14)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $6,000 ($34.09)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $18,000 ($102.27)
    Special Assessments: $17,000 ($96.59)
    General Revenue, NEC: $6,000 ($34.09)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $309,000 ($1755.68)
    Water Utilities: $36,000 ($204.55)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $61,000 ($346.59)
    All Other: $5,000 ($28.41)
  • Tax - Property: $69,000 ($392.05)
    NEC: $6,000 ($34.09)

Beaver Bay government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $460,000 ($2613.64)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $418,000 ($2375.00)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $42,000 ($238.64)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $309,000 ($1755.68)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $55,000 ($312.50)

4.67% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($49,420 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.67%
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 St. Louis County, MN  1.25% ($32,364 average AGI)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.41% ($57,556)


5.25% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,418 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.25%
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 St. Louis County, MN  2.15% ($31,663 average AGI)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.41% ($29,833)

Strongest AM radio stations in Beaver Bay:

  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WDSM (710 AM; 10 kW; SUPERIOR, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWJC (850 AM; daytime; 10 kW; DULUTH, MN; Owner: WWJC, INC.)
  • KDAL (610 AM; 5 kW; DULUTH, MN; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WNMT (650 AM; 10 kW; NASHWAUK, MN; Owner: MIDWEST RADIO NETWORK, L.L.C.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WJMS (590 AM; 5 kW; IRONWOOD, MI; Owner: ROBERTS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Beaver Bay:

  • W280AA (103.9 FM; SILVER BAY, MN; Owner: REFUGE MEDIA GROUP)

Beaver Bay fatal accident list:

Aug 24, 2010 05:45 PM, Sr-61, Lat: 47.24904, Lon: -91.31544, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 9 meters (30ft)
Total average daily traffic: 4,000
Total average daily truck traffic: 360
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 5,100

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • WTP, Wtpnear 1824 Mary Street (Lat: 47.252222 Lon: -91.307500), Type: Tank, Structure height: 11 m, Overall height: 12.2 m, Call Sign: WQJK752
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.537 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/15/2008, Expiration Date: 10/15/2018, Certifier: Heather L Roberts
    Registrant: Siemens Water Technologies, 1239 Willow Lake Boulevard, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110, Phone: (651) 766-2700, Fax: (651) 766-2743, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • STATION, Th 61 6 Mi N Of (Lat: 47.319639 Lon: -91.212361), Overall height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: WNTH778
    Assigned Frequencies: 2135.60 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/30/2010, Expiration Date: 02/06/2021, Cancellation Date: 02/04/2011
    Registrant: Minnesota Dept Of Transportation, 395 John Ireland Blvd Ms730, St Paul, MN 55155, Phone: (651) 234-7973, Fax: (651) 234-7960, Email:
  • STATION, 0.7 Mi W Of (Lat: 47.250750 Lon: -91.322361), Overall height: 42.7 m, Call Sign: WNTN545
    Assigned Frequencies: 2192.80 MHz, 2183.20 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/20/2002, Expiration Date: 05/29/2012, Cancellation Date: 07/08/2005
    Registrant: Phone: (612) 296-9198
  • Beaver Bay, .7 Miles West Of Beaver Bay (Lat: 47.250000 Lon: -91.322028), Type: Tower, Structure height: 42.7 m, Call Sign: WPYG656
    Assigned Frequencies: 6404.79 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 6605.00 MHz, 6615.00 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, 6286.19 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/15/2013, Expiration Date: 08/07/2023, Certifier: James R Mohn
    Registrant: Minnesota Dept Of Transportation, 395 John Ireland Blvd., Ms 730, St. Paul, MN 55155, Phone: (651) 234-7973, Fax: (651) 234-7960, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: KB0AQF
    Grant Date: 11/05/1997, Expiration Date: 11/05/2007, Cancellation Date: 11/06/2009
    Registrant: Sheila R Lapp, 140 Circle Pines Dr, Beaver Bay, MN 56601
  • Call Sign: KB0PGP
    Grant Date: 10/18/1994, Expiration Date: 10/18/2004, Cancellation Date: 10/19/2006
    Registrant: Amber J Lattin, Beaver Bay, MN 55601-0383
  • Call Sign: KB0PTL
    Grant Date: 12/01/1994, Expiration Date: 12/01/2004, Cancellation Date: 12/02/2006
    Registrant: Dru S Lattin, Beaver Bay, MN 55601
  • Call Sign: KB0SFB
    Grant Date: 04/25/1995, Expiration Date: 04/25/2005, Cancellation Date: 04/26/2007
    Registrant: Gillian A Lattin, Beaver Bay, MN 55601
  • Call Sign: N0NKL, Previous Call Sign: WH6KM, Licensee ID: L00323668
    Grant Date: 05/25/2011, Expiration Date: 08/07/2021, Certifier: John H White
    Registrant: John H White, Beaver Bay, MN 55601-0502

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