Bellechester, Minnesota

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Population in 2013: 175 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +1.7%
 
Males: 87  (49.7%)
Females: 88  (50.3%)
Median resident age:  37.5 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip code: 55027

Estimated median household income in 2012: $32,379 (it was $33,333 in 2000)
Bellechester:

$32,379
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,184 (it was $19,927 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $109,446 (it was $62,500 in 2000)
Bellechester:

$109,446
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $115,299; Detached houses: $133,843; Mobile homes: $56,188

Median gross rent in 2012: $675.

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  • White alone - 157 (89.7%)
  • Hispanic - 18 (10.3%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Bellechester: 87.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (35.9%), Irish (10.5%), Norwegian (7.0%), Swiss (3.9%), French (2.7%), Swedish (2.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1110 feet

Land area: 0.32 square miles.

Population density: 553 people per square mile   (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Bellechester:

  • High school or higher: 84.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.5%
  • Unemployed: 1.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bellechester city:

  • Never married: 33.8%
  • Now married: 50.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 10.8%

28 residents are foreign born

This city:  14.4%
Minnesota:  7.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $886 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,188 (0.9%)

Bellechester satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rochester, MN (23.9 miles , pop. 85,806).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (50.1 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (300.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Goodhue, MN (2.4 miles ), Mazeppa, MN (2.6 miles ), Zumbro Falls, MN (2.7 miles) , Zumbrota, MN (3.1 miles ), Hammond, MN (3.5 miles) , Frontenac, MN (3.5 miles ), Lake City, MN (3.6 miles ), Pine Island, MN (3.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $90,000
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $117,500
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $130,000

Latitude: 44.37 N, Longitude: 92.51 W

Bellechester household income distribution Bellechester home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.5%
Minnesota:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +17 (+11.0%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (17%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Information (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Educational services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (9%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Registered nurses (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)

Average climate in Bellechester, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Bellechester-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 33% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/4/1958, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 37.7 miles away from the Bellechester city center killed 21 people and injured 74 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 9/16/1962, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 27.9 miles away from the city center injured 34 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bellechester-area historical earthquake activity is near Minnesota state average. It is 87% 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 194.5 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 205.6 miles away from Bellechester 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 272.0 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 341.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 474.3 miles away from Bellechester center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 452.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Goodhue County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bellechester topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Bellechester:

  • ZUMBROTA CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; ZUMBROTA, MN)
  • REM RIVER BLUFFS (PARK HEIGHTS) (Hospital, about 12 miles away; RED WING, MN)
  • HAVEN HOMES OF RED WING (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; RED WING, MN)
  • ST BRIGID'S AT HI-PARK (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; RED WING, MN)
  • LAKE CITY MED CNTR HOSPICE/HC (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; LAKE CITY, MN)
  • MAYO CLINIC HEALTH SYSTEM - LAKE CITY (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; LAKE CITY, MN)
  • SEMINARY HOME (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; RED WING, MN)

Amtrak station near Bellechester:

  • 14 miles: RED WING (LEVEE RD.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service.

Operable nuclear power plants near Bellechester:

  • 14 miles: Prairie Island 1 and 2 in Red Wing, MN.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bellechester:

  • Rochester Community and Technical College (about 25 miles; Rochester, MN; Full-time enrollment: 4,444)
  • St Olaf College (about 34 miles; Northfield, MN; FT enrollment: 3,141)
  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls (about 34 miles; River Falls, WI; FT enrollment: 5,868)
  • Dakota County Technical College (about 38 miles; Rosemount, MN; FT enrollment: 2,478)
  • Inver Hills Community College (about 42 miles; Inver Grove Heights, MN; FT enrollment: 4,049)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stout (about 46 miles; Menomonie, WI; FT enrollment: 8,120)
  • Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (about 47 miles; Winona, MN; FT enrollment: 4,022)

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Cemetery: Saint Mary's Catholic Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Goodhue 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 Bellechester that have no violations reported:

  • BELLECHESTER (Population served: 169, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 18.7%
(18.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  62.7%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  10.7%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Bellechester compared to Minnesota state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (71%)
  • Wood (13%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Utility gas (6%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bellechester city (based on Goodhue County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 81.36%
Here: 81.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran Church
Adherents48.1%24.4%9.6%3.8%2.7%
Congregations33.8%10.4%10.4%3.9%3.9%
NameAssemblies of GodEpiscopal ChurchAssociation of Free Lutheran CongregationsUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents1.7%1.6%1.4%1.2%5.6%
Congregations5.2%5.2%3.9%2.6%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: 12
Goodhue County:

2.62 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 26
Goodhue County:

5.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 34
Here:

7.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.7%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Goodhue County:

28.0%
Minnesota:

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

13.3%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$35
Other Government Administration 0$0 2$860
Water Supply 0$0 1$590
Totals for Government 0$0 4$1,485

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $5,000 ($28.57)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $19,000 ($108.57)
    Solid Waste Management: $17,000 ($97.14)
    Sewerage: $13,000 ($74.29)
    Regular Highways: $7,000 ($40.00)
    Police Protection: $4,000 ($22.86)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($22.86)
    Housing & Community Development: $2,000 ($11.43)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($5.71)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($5.71)
    Health Services - Other: $1,000 ($5.71)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($5.71)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($17.14)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Housing & Community Development: $16,000 ($91.43)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($5.71)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $7,000 ($40.00)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($34.29)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $16,000 ($91.43)
    Solid Waste Management: $13,000 ($74.29)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($11.43)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $9,000 ($51.43)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $19,000 ($108.57)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $21,000 ($120.00)
  • Tax - Property: $9,000 ($51.43)
    NEC: $4,000 ($22.86)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $114,000 ($651.43)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $80,000 ($457.14)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $111,000 ($634.29)
    Other, NEC: $77,000 ($440.00)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $3,000 ($17.14)
    Other, NEC: $3,000 ($17.14)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $66,000 ($377.14)

5.30% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,253 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.30%
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 Olmsted County, MN  0.66% ($42,798 average AGI)
from Dakota County, MN  0.58% ($38,321)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.34% ($61,000)


5.77% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,939 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.77%
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 Olmsted County, MN  0.83% ($37,006 average AGI)
to Dakota County, MN  0.73% ($49,145)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.38% ($48,394)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bellechester:

  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KOLM (1520 AM; 10 kW; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: OLMSTED COUNTY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDGY (630 AM; 8 kW; HUDSON, WI; Owner: 630 RADIO, INCORPORATED)
  • KCUE (1250 AM; 1 kW; RED WING, MN; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KWEB (1270 AM; 5 kW; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMEQ (880 AM; 10 kW; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KDHL (920 AM; 5 kW; FARIBAULT, MN; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WMNN (1330 AM; 10 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bellechester:

  • KNXR (97.5 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: UNITED AUDIO CORPORATION)
  • KLSE-FM (91.7 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KZSE (90.7 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KWNG (105.9 FM; RED WING, MN; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KWWK (96.5 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: OLMSTEAD COUNTY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KMFX-FM (102.5 FM; LAKE CITY, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KROC-FM (106.9 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KLCH (94.9 FM; LAKE CITY, MN; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KRCH (101.7 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KMSE (88.7 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: SAINT OLAF COLLEGE)
  • KLCX (107.7 FM; ST. CHARLES, MN; Owner: ST. CHARLES BROADCASTING CO. LLC)
  • WCAL (89.3 FM; NORTHFIELD, MN; Owner: ST. OLAF COLLEGE)
  • KQCL (95.9 FM; FARIBAULT, MN; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • K297AF (107.3 FM; RED WING, MN; Owner: KRCH OF MINNESOTA, INC.)
  • KFSI (92.9 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: FAITH SOUND, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Bellechester:

  • KXLT-TV (Channel 47; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: SHOCKLEY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KTTC (Channel 10; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: KTTC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K56HW (Channel 56; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K58GC (Channel 58; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K57CN (Channel 57; WABASHA, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
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