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Population in 2012: 236 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +2.2%
 

Males: 110  (46.9%)
Females: 126  (53.1%)

Median resident age:  34.5 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip codes: 56117.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $51,267 (it was $32,750 in 2000)
Bigelow:

$51,267
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,649

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $78,044 (it was $45,000 in 2000)
Bigelow:

$78,044
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $100,968; Detached houses: $100,968

Median gross rent in 2012: $673.

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  • White alone - 187 (79.6%)
  • Hispanic - 47 (20.0%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.4%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Bigelow: 86.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (36.8%), English (10.6%), Dutch (6.9%), Norwegian (5.5%), Russian (3.2%), Irish (2.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1640 feet

Land area: 0.38 square miles.

Population density: 624 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Bigelow:

  • High school or higher: 66.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bigelow city:

  • Never married: 15.6%
  • Now married: 70.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 9.4%

36 residents are foreign born

This city:  14.0%
Minnesota:  7.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,192 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $800 (1.1%)

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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:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $25,000
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $168,100
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Latitude: 43.50 N, Longitude: 95.69 W

Area code: 507

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.2%
Minnesota:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -1 (-0.4%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (56%)
  • Construction (24%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Information (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (14%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (12%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (16%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (7%)

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Tornado activity:

Bigelow-area historical tornado activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 154% 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.

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: Storms: 6, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Floods: 3, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snow: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Nicholas Wolterstorff - Philosopher.


Hospitals/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)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bigelow:

  • Buena Vista University (about 65 miles; Storm Lake, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,241)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 66 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 2,730)
  • South Dakota State University (about 79 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 9,084)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 79 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,536)
  • University of South Dakota (about 80 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 5,598)
  • South Central College (about 95 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,118)
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 96 miles; Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 12,138)

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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: Bigelow City Hall , Population served: 231, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-1993 and MAR-1994, Contaminant: Lead & 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)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 5.4%
(8.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Bigelow, MN

Bigelow compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median house value 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 above 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 significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Bigelow travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (88%)
  • Utility gas (6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 87.57%
Here87.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)Lutheran ChurchChristian Reformed Church in North America
Adherents35.9%18.7%10.6%9.0%6.5%
Congregations15.6%11.1%22.2%8.9%8.9%
NameReformed Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents5.3%5.2%3.1%1.5%4.4%
Congregations6.7%6.7%2.2%2.2%15.6%
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: 6
Nobles County:

2.98 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

5.97 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

8.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.6%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Nobles County:

27.6%
State:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

19.5%
State:

13.0%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 2$8,450$50,7000$0
Totals for Government 2$8,450$50,7000$0

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

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $119,000 ($504.24)
    Water Utilities: $34,000 ($144.07)
    General - Other: $24,000 ($101.69)
    Solid Waste Management: $15,000 ($63.56)
    Regular Highways: $15,000 ($63.56)
    Fire Protection: $12,000 ($50.85)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($12.71)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($8.47)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($8.47)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,000 ($16.95)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $8,000 ($33.90)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $18,000 ($76.27)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $15,000 ($63.56)
    All Other: $10,000 ($42.37)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $2,000 ($8.47)
    Special Assessments: $2,000 ($8.47)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $172,000 ($728.81)
    Water Utilities: $24,000 ($101.69)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $31,000 ($131.36)
  • Tax - Property: $18,000 ($76.27)
    NEC: $1,000 ($4.24)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $92,000 ($389.83)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $86,000 ($364.41)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $6,000 ($25.42)

4.10% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($25,194 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.10%
Minnesota average:

7.79%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Minnehaha County, SD  0.35% ($24,037 average AGI)
from Jackson County, MN  0.23% ($22,278)
from Cottonwood County, MN  0.20% ($22,067)


6.47% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,923 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.47%
Minnesota average:

7.84%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Minnehaha County, SD  0.74% ($25,121 average AGI)
to Murray County, MN  0.38% ($40,733)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.34% ($29,481)

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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