Biscay, Minnesota

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Population in 2014: 111 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -2.6%
 
Males: 41  (37.6%)
Females: 70  (62.4%)
Median resident age:  53.5 years
Minnesota median age:  37.9 years

Zip code: 55336

Estimated median household income in 2016: $63,558 (it was $49,583 in 2000)
Biscay:

$63,558
MN:

$65,599

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $29,667 (it was $22,988 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $98,656 (it was $70,000 in 2000)
Biscay:

$98,656
MN:

$211,800

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $190,989; Detached houses: $197,976; Townhouses or other attached units: $169,209; In 2-unit structures: $144,022; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $131,723; Mobile homes: $37,793

Median gross rent in 2016: $608.

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  • Races in Biscay, MN (2010)

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    • 9886.7%White alone
    • 108.8%Hispanic
    • 43.5%Two or more races
    • 10.9%Asian alone
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Biscay: 88.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (63.9%), American (11.1%), Scandinavian (5.6%), Polish (2.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1020 feet

Land area: 0.07 square miles.

Population density: 1,599 people per square mile   (low).

Biscay, Minnesota map

For population 25 years and over in Biscay:

  • High school or higher: 88.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Biscay city:

  • Never married: 26.7%
  • Now married: 62.5%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 5.5%
  • Divorced: 2.8%

15 residents are foreign born (17.6% Latin America).

This city:

17.6%
Minnesota:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,229 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,258 (1.0%)

Biscay satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Eden Prairie, MN (39.9 miles , pop. 54,901).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (50.2 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (390.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Silver Lake, MN (2.6 miles ), Hutchinson, MN (2.6 miles ), Glencoe, MN (2.7 miles ), Brownton, MN (2.8 miles ), New Auburn, MN (3.3 miles ), Lester Prairie, MN (3.5 miles ), Plato, MN (3.5 miles ), Stewart, MN (3.6 miles ).

Latitude: 44.83 N, Longitude: 94.27 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 320

Biscay household income distribution Biscay home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.2%
Minnesota:

3.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -5 (-4.2%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (37%)
  • Retail trade (26%)
  • Construction (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Finance and insurance (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (18%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (32%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (26%)
  • Production occupations (26%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (25%)
  • Production occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (11%)
  • Community and social service occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (4%)

Average climate in Biscay, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Biscay-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 23% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/19/1951, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.0 miles away from the Biscay city center killed one person and injured 20 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/6/1965, a category F4 tornado 25.9 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 175 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Biscay-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Minnesota state average. It is 90% 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 103.9 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 114.5 miles away from Biscay center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 256.7 miles away from the city 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 142.5 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 37.5 miles away from Biscay 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 271.1 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 McLeod County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Biscay topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Biscay:

  • GLENCOE AREA HEALTH CENTER LTC (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; GLENCOE, MN)
  • GLENCOE REGIONAL HEALTH SERVICES (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; GLENCOE, MN)
  • HARMONY RIVER LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; HUTCHINSON, MN)
  • CONNECTCARE (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; HUTCHINSON, MN)
  • OUTREACH TRILLIUM WEST (Hospital, about 15 miles away; WINSTED, MN)
  • ST MARYS HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 15 miles away; WINSTED, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Biscay:

  • Gustavus Adolphus College (about 38 miles; Saint Peter, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,496)
  • Ridgewater College (about 45 miles; Willmar, MN; FT enrollment: 3,288)
  • Normandale Community College (about 47 miles; Bloomington, MN; FT enrollment: 7,048)
  • South Central College (about 47 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,726)
  • Hennepin Technical College (about 47 miles; Brooklyn Park, MN; FT enrollment: 4,515)
  • North Hennepin Community College (about 49 miles; Brooklyn Park, MN; FT enrollment: 4,943)
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 49 miles; Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 13,940)

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McLeod County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 0.0%
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Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  76.7%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.7%
Whole state:  6.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.0
Minnesota average:

10.7

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Biscay city (based on McLeod County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant17,83134
Catholic8,0205
Mainline Protestant3,76813
Other3043
None6,728-
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
McLeod County:

1.62 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
McLeod County:

4.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
Here:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.7%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
McLeod County:

26.8%
Minnesota:

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

13.7%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Biscay:

47.5%
Minnesota:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Biscay:

42.4%
State:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Biscay:

28.7
Minnesota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

26.3%
State:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Biscay:

8.2%
Minnesota:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.6%
Minnesota:

33.2%

General health condition:
Biscay:

53.6%
Minnesota:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

77.2%
Minnesota:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Biscay, MN Residents
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 2$4,350
Other Government Administration 0$0 2$122
Water Supply 0$0 1$127
Totals for Government 0$0 5$4,599

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

  • Current Operations - Liquor Stores: $351,000 ($3162.16)
    Water Utilities: $13,000 ($117.12)
    Regular Highways: $8,000 ($72.07)
    Central Staff Services: $8,000 ($72.07)
    Financial Administration: $6,000 ($54.05)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($18.02)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($18.02)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($9.01)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Liquor Stores: $2,000 ($18.02)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $98,000 ($882.88)

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

  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $44,000 ($396.40)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($9.01)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $371,000 ($3342.34)
    Water Utilities: $6,000 ($54.05)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $10,000 ($90.09)
  • Tax - Property: $8,000 ($72.07)

4.95% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,876 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.95%
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 Carver County, MN  0.47% ($32,514 average AGI)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.46% ($27,739)
from Wright County, MN  0.44% ($28,354)


6.22% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,803 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.22%
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 Hennepin County, MN  0.81% ($47,154 average AGI)
to Carver County, MN  0.52% ($48,538)
to Meeker County, MN  0.48% ($37,819)

Strongest AM radio stations in Biscay:

  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KDUZ (1260 AM; 1 kW; HUTCHINSON, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • 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))
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KWOM (1600 AM; 5 kW; WATERTOWN, MN; Owner: WATERTOWN RADIO, INC.)
  • WBHR (660 AM; 10 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HERBERT M. HOPPE)
  • KSMM (1530 AM; 9 kW; SHAKOPEE, MN; Owner: STARBOARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMNN (1330 AM; 10 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KUOM (770 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN)
  • WDGY (630 AM; 8 kW; HUDSON, WI; Owner: 630 RADIO, INCORPORATED)

Strongest FM radio stations in Biscay:

  • KARP-FM (106.9 FM; DASSEL, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KTTB (96.3 FM; GLENCOE, MN; Owner: BLUE CHIP BROADCASTING LICENSES II, LTD.)
  • K215DU (90.9 FM; HUTCHINSON, MN; Owner: REFUGE MEDIA GROUP)
  • K204DS (88.7 FM; GLENCOE, MN; Owner: REFUGE MEDIA GROUP)

TV broadcast stations around Biscay:

  • KPXM (Channel 41; ST. CLOUD, MN; Owner: PAXSON MINNEAPOLIS LICENSE, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 1m3ftTotal length
  • $154,000Total costs
  • 1,886Total average daily traffic
  • 135Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,375Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Dave Pagel, Th 22 Approx .5 Mi N Of Biscay (Lat: 44.832778 Lon: -94.280750), Type: 106.7, Overall height: 100.6 m, Registrant: 6512347970, Dave.Pagel@dot.State.Mn.Us, 1500 WEST COUNTY RD B2
  • Dave H Pagel, Th 22 Approx .5 Mi N Of Biscay (Lat: 44.832778 Lon: -94.280750), Type: 106.7, Overall height: 100.6 m, Registrant: 6512347970, Dave.Pagel@dot.State.Mn.Us, 1500 WEST COUNTY RD B2

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Th 22 .5 Mi N (Lat: 44.832472 Lon: -94.280528), Call Sign: WLR98
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.000 MHzGrant Date: 06/03/2003, Expiration Date: 08/12/2013, Cancellation Date: 12/18/2012Registrant: State Of Minnesota, 395 John Ireland Boulevard, Ms730, Saint Paul, MN 55155, Phone: (651) 234-7966, Fax: (651) 234-7960, Email:
  • On Mn Hwy 22, .5mi N Of Biscay (Lat: 44.832778 Lon: -94.280750), Type: Tower, Structure height: 100.6 m, Overall height: 106.7 m, Call Sign: WPYR407
    Assigned Frequencies: 855.987 MHzGrant Date: 10/06/2003, Expiration Date: 10/06/2013, Cancellation Date: 12/07/2013, Certifier: Thomas E WalshRegistrant: Office Of Electronic Communications, 395 John Ireland Blvd Ms730, Saint Paul, MN 55155, Phone: (651) 234-7966, Fax: (651) 234-7960, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Biscay, Th 22 Approx .5 Mi N Of Biscay (Lat: 44.832778 Lon: -94.280750), Type: Tower, Structure height: 100.6 m, Overall height: 106.7 m, Call Sign: WQLI594
    Assigned Frequencies: 6695.00 MHz, 6655.00 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6345.49 MHzGrant Date: 02/01/2010, Expiration Date: 02/01/2020, Certifier: Thomas E WalshRegistrant: Minnesota Dept Of Transportation, 395 John Ireland Blvd Ms730, St Paul, MN 55155, Phone: (651) 234-7973, Fax: (651) 234-7960, Email:
  • BISCAY, Th 22 Approx .5 Mi N Of Biscay (Lat: 44.832778 Lon: -94.280750), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 100.6 m, Overall height: 106.7 m, Call Sign: WQQM432
    Assigned Frequencies: 11365.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHzGrant Date: 01/25/2013, Expiration Date: 01/25/2023, Certifier: Tim LangenfeldRegistrant: Alpha Wireless Communications Co, 1115 Cross St, North Mankato, MN 56003, Phone: (507) 625-6720, Fax: (507) 625-6725, Email:

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (92%)
  • Other fuel (6%)

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