Bigelow, Minnesota

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Population in 2013: 238 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +3.0%
 
Males: 110  (46.6%)
Females: 128  (53.4%)
Median resident age:  34.2 years
Minnesota median age:  37.7 years

Zip codes: 56117.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $51,992 (it was $32,750 in 2000)
Bigelow:

$51,992
MN:

$60,702

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $21,162 (it was $15,227 in 2000)

Bigelow city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $83,389 (it was $45,000 in 2000)
Bigelow:

$83,389
MN:

$180,100

Median gross rent in 2013: $677.

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  • Races in Bigelow, MN (2010)

    Bigelow races chart
    • 18779.6%White alone
    • 4720.0%Hispanic
    • 10.4%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Bigelow: 87.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (34.2%), English (10.6%), Dutch (6.5%), Norwegian (6.5%), Irish (2.7%), Polish (2.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1640 feet

Land area: 0.38 square miles.

Population density: 629 people per square mile   (low).

Bigelow,MN real estate house value index trend

Bigelow, Minnesota map

For population 25 years and over in Bigelow:

  • High school or higher: 68.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.9%
  • Unemployed: 2.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bigelow city:

  • Never married: 16.4%
  • Now married: 68.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.7%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

44 residents are foreign born (14.6% Latin America).

This city:

15.7%
Minnesota:

7.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,192 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $769 (1.1%)

Bigelow satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (52.3 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (156.1 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (423.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Sibley, IA (2.7 miles ), Worthington, MN (3.1 miles ), Rushmore, MN (3.1 miles ), Ocheyedan, IA (3.2 miles ), Little Rock, IA (3.3 miles ), Round Lake, MN (3.4 miles ), Harris, IA (3.7 miles) , Ashton, IA (3.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $25,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $168,100

Latitude: 43.50 N, Longitude: 95.69 W

Area code: 507

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

3.8%
Minnesota:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -1 (-0.4%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (52%)
  • Construction (25%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
  • Other services, except public administration (2%)
  • Public administration (2%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Information (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (44%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (22%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (3%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (2%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (32%)
  • Production occupations (27%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (14%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)
  • Management occupations (3%)

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

Average climate in Bigelow, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Bigelow-area historical tornado activity is above Minnesota state average. It is 71% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1992, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 26.3 miles away from the Bigelow city center killed one person and injured 35 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 8/7/1994, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.1 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bigelow-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 150.7 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 191.8 miles away from Bigelow 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 169.6 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 153.0 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 140.7 miles away from Bigelow center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 116.1 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 Nobles County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bigelow topographic map

Birthplace of: Nicholas Wolterstorff - Philosopher.

Hospitals and medical centers near Bigelow:

  • OSCEOLA COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVI (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; SIBLEY, IA)
  • COUNTRY VIEW MANOR INC (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; SIBLEY, IA)
  • C C S INC - RIDGEWOOD (Hospital, about 8 miles away; WORTHINGTON, MN)
  • SOUTH SHORE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; WORTHINGTON, MN)
  • OSCEOLA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 9 miles away; SIBLEY, IA)
  • SANFORD WORTHINGTON MEDICAL CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; WORTHINGTON, MN)
  • SANFORD WORTHINGTON HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; WORTHINGTON, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bigelow:

  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 44 miles; Estherville, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,311)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 55 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • Buena Vista University (about 65 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 66 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 3,711)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 79 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)
  • South Dakota State University (about 79 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)
  • University of South Dakota (about 80 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)

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Notable locations in Bigelow: Bigelow (A), Bigelow Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Bigelow: Christian Reformed Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Bigelow: Wyatt Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Nobles 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 Bigelow and their reported violations in the past:

BIGELOW (Address: 1537 Broadway St. , Population served: 235, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-1993, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from NOV-01-1993 to DEC-01-1993), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-11-1994), St Other (MAR-28-1994), St Compliance achieved (MAR-30-1994), Fed PAO issued (MAY-26-1994)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 7.2%
(10.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.7 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  67.0%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  12.5%
Whole state:  6.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Bigelow compared to Minnesota 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 significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.2
Minnesota average:

10.7

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (90%)
  • Utility gas (4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Bigelow city (based on Nobles County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic5,6207
Mainline Protestant5,01617
Evangelical Protestant3,91222
Other2452
None6,585-
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: 6
Nobles County:

2.98 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Nobles County:

5.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Here:

8.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.6%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Nobles County:

27.6%
Minnesota:

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

19.5%
State:

13.0%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$719$8,6280$0
Sewerage 1$821$9,8520$0
Totals for Government 2$1,540$9,2400$0

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

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $119,000 ($500.00)
    Water Utilities: $34,000 ($142.86)
    General - Other: $24,000 ($100.84)
    Solid Waste Management: $15,000 ($63.03)
    Regular Highways: $15,000 ($63.03)
    Fire Protection: $12,000 ($50.42)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($12.61)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($8.40)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($8.40)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,000 ($16.81)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $8,000 ($33.61)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $18,000 ($75.63)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $15,000 ($63.03)
    All Other: $10,000 ($42.02)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $2,000 ($8.40)
    Special Assessments: $2,000 ($8.40)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $172,000 ($722.69)
    Water Utilities: $24,000 ($100.84)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $31,000 ($130.25)
  • Tax - Property: $18,000 ($75.63)
    NEC: $1,000 ($4.20)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $92,000 ($386.55)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $86,000 ($361.34)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $6,000 ($25.21)

4.88% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,548 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.88%
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 Minnehaha County, SD  0.45% ($29,378 average AGI)
from Murray County, MN  0.30% ($37,400)
from Ramsey County, MN  0.28% ($27,478)


6.01% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,865 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.01%
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 Minnehaha County, SD  0.63% ($40,906 average AGI)
to Murray County, MN  0.42% ($30,743)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.37% ($24,226)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bigelow:

  • KWOA (730 AM; 1 kW; WORTHINGTON, MN)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KKOJ (1190 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MN; Owner: KLEVEN BROADCASTING CO. OF MINN.)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, 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)
  • KELO (1320 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF S.D., INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bigelow:

  • KWOA-FM (95.1 FM; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KITN (93.5 FM; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KELO-FM (92.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KNWC-FM (96.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KISD (98.7 FM; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KJOE (106.1 FM; SLAYTON, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KBOJ (88.1 FM; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KLQL (101.1 FM; LUVERNE, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KNSW (91.7 FM; WORTHINGTON-MARSHALL, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KRSW (89.3 FM; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KUOO (103.9 FM; SPIRIT LAKE, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KILR-FM (95.9 FM; ESTHERVILLE, IA; Owner: JACOBSON BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KIWA-FM (105.3 FM; SHELDON, IA; Owner: SHELDON BROADCASTING CO., INC)

TV broadcast stations around Bigelow:

  • K07TY (Channel 7; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: NOBLES BROADCASTING CO., LTD.)
  • K33AB (Channel 33; SIBLEY, ETC., IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K15EB (Channel 15; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KELO-TV (Channel 11; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
  • 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)
  • K67GH (Channel 67; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KSMN (Channel 20; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA EDUCATIONAL TV COMPANY)
  • KAUN (Channel 36; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RAPID BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTTW (Channel 17; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K25AA (Channel 25; ROCK RAPIDS, ETC., IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)

Bigelow fatal accident list:

Nov 9, 1990 02:50 PM, 60, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Rfd 1 1 Mi Ne (Lat: 43.513861 Lon: -95.685000), Call Sign: KNCM724, Licensee ID: L00419143
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.885 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/04/2001, Expiration Date: 12/29/2011, Cancellation Date: 03/03/2012
    Registrant: Robert Dykstra, Rt 1 Box 42, Bigelow, MN 56117, Phone: (507) 683-2792
  • 2.5 Mi E (Lat: 43.508861 Lon: -95.637778), Call Sign: KSE890
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.175 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/12/2003, Expiration Date: 03/23/2013
    Registrant: Sioux Falls Two Way Radio Svc. Inc., 700 E. 3rd. St., Sioux Falls, SD 57103, Phone: (605) 334-9816, Fax: (605) 334-1554, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KC0GSU, Licensee ID: L00172174
    Grant Date: 11/16/1999, Expiration Date: 11/16/2009, Cancellation Date: 11/17/2011, Certifier: Jessica J Dykstra
    Registrant: Jessica J Dykstra, 1004 Roosevelt Ave, Bigelow, MN 56117
  • Call Sign: KC0HGV, Licensee ID: L00211608
    Grant Date: 02/25/2000, Expiration Date: 02/25/2010, Cancellation Date: 02/28/2012, Certifier: Seth O Dykstra
    Registrant: Seth O Dykstra, 1004 Roosevelt Ave, Bigelow, MN 56117
  • Call Sign: KC0HGW, Licensee ID: L00211609
    Grant Date: 02/25/2000, Expiration Date: 02/25/2010, Cancellation Date: 02/28/2012, Certifier: Gilbert L Dykstra
    Registrant: Gilbert L Dykstra, 1004 Roosevelt, Bigelow, MN 56117
  • Call Sign: KD0UTK, Licensee ID: L01774844
    Grant Date: 03/20/2013, Expiration Date: 03/20/2023, Certifier: Linda M Johnson
    Registrant: Linda M Johnson, 29074 Mccall Avenue, Bigelow, MN 56117-1137

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-20 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-290 SERIES (140 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7641K , Serial Number: 20-459, Year manufactured: 1950, Airworthiness Date: 09/19/1955
    Registrant (Individual): Gary P Ewert, Rt 1 Box 33, Bigelow, MN 56117

Most common first names in Bigelow, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Henry577.0 years
Edward473.2 years
Anna381.7 years
Harold369.3 years
Harry388.4 years
Martha378.0 years
Helen279.5 years
George277.9 years
Annie288.5 years
James264.0 years
Most common last names in Bigelow, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Anderson389.0 years
Johnson368.7 years
Fry362.3 years
Ling386.7 years
Wasmund373.3 years
Ahlers279.5 years
Hubbard280.5 years
Hohensee263.5 years
Benson292.5 years
Boneschans279.0 years
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