Blooming Prairie, Minnesota

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Population in 2014: 1,976 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +2.2%
 
Males: 880  (44.6%)
Females: 1,096  (55.4%)
Median resident age:  40.0 years
Minnesota median age:  37.9 years

Zip codes: 55917.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $55,646 (it was $40,345 in 2000)
Blooming Prairie:

$55,646
MN:

$65,599

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $26,492 (it was $19,343 in 2000)

Blooming Prairie city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $123,320 (it was $83,100 in 2000)
Blooming Prairie:

$123,320
MN:

$211,800

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $178,848; Detached houses: $185,479; Townhouses or other attached units: $186,465; In 2-unit structures: $123,118; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $138,662; Mobile homes: $26,307

Median gross rent in 2016: $694.

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  • Races in Blooming Prairie, MN (2010)

    Blooming Prairie races chart
    • 1,82991.6%White alone
    • 1266.3%Hispanic
    • 211.1%Two or more races
    • 70.4%Black alone
    • 80.4%Asian alone
    • 50.3%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Blooming Prairie: 86.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (38.5%), Norwegian (16.7%), Irish (12.6%), Czech (4.3%), American (3.6%), Danish (2.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1290 feet

Land area: 1.35 square miles.

Population density: 1,460 people per square mile   (low).

Blooming Prairie,MN real estate house value index trend

Blooming Prairie, Minnesota map

For population 25 years and over in Blooming Prairie:

  • High school or higher: 89.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Blooming Prairie city:

  • Never married: 30.9%
  • Now married: 46.3%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 10.6%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

14 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.8%
Minnesota:

7.8%



According to our research of Minnesota and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota as of January 23, 2019.
The ratio of number of residents in Blooming Prairie to the number of sex offenders is 918 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,437 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,711 (1.3%)

Blooming Prairie satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rochester, MN (31.0 miles , pop. 85,806).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (75.2 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (306.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Waltham, MN (3.1 miles) , Lansing, MN (3.1 miles) , Hollandale, MN (3.2 miles ), Hayfield, MN (3.2 miles ), Geneva, MN (3.3 miles ), Ellendale, MN (3.5 miles ), Claremont, MN (3.5 miles ), Brownsdale, MN (3.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $143,200
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $134,100
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $97,400
  • 2000: 4 buildings, average cost: $106,900
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $140,000
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $124,900
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $124,900
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $173,700
  • 2006: 4 buildings, average cost: $140,000
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $140,000
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $151,400
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $261,000
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $216,000
  • 2014: 6 buildings, average cost: $301,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 43.87 N, Longitude: 93.05 W

Area code: 507

Blooming Prairie household income distribution Blooming Prairie home values distribution

Crime rates in Blooming Prairie by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Murders 00000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0010N/AN/AN/A0001
per 100,000 0.00.050.60.0N/AN/AN/A0.00.00.050.2
Robberies 00000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 14141100001
per 100,000 50.7201.450.6203.850.650.60.00.00.00.050.2
Burglaries 12910196800323
per 100,000 608.2453.2506.1967.9303.8405.10.00.0152.9101.4150.5
Theft 123020131815014311
per 100,000 608.21,510.61,012.1662.3911.4759.50.051.0203.9152.1551.9
Auto thefts 01177501112
per 100,000 0.050.450.6356.6354.4253.20.051.051.050.7100.4
Arson 10000000000
per 100,000 50.70.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 282.2) 80.2142.0135.9163.596.289.10.06.122.917.290.8

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Crime rate in Blooming Prairie detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.51
Minnesota average:

1.46
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.9%
Minnesota:

3.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -118 (-5.8%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (27%)
  • Construction (25%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (19%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (4%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (5%)

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

Average climate in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota

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Tornado activity:

Blooming Prairie-area historical tornado activity is above Minnesota state average. It is 53% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/30/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.1 miles away from the Blooming Prairie city center killed 5 people and injured 35 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/30/1967, a category F4 tornado 20.8 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Blooming Prairie-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 85% 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 192.4 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 202.2 miles away from Blooming Prairie center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 316.8 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 461.0 miles away from the city 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 269.0 miles away from Blooming Prairie 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 303.6 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 Steele County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Blooming Prairie topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Blooming Prairie:

  • PRAIRIE MANOR CARE CENTER (220 THIRD STREET NORTHWEST)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Blooming Prairie:

  • GLENDALOUGH OF AUSTIN INC (Hospital, about 14 miles away; AUSTIN, MN)
  • BURR OAK MANOR (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; AUSTIN, MN)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - COMFORCARE (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; AUSTIN, MN)
  • REM WOODVALE INC CEDAR IV (Hospital, about 15 miles away; AUSTIN, MN)
  • 1000 12TH STREET SOUTHWEST (Hospital, about 15 miles away; AUSTIN, MN)
  • FAIRVIEW CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; DODGE CENTER, MN)
  • SACRED HEART HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; AUSTIN, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Blooming Prairie:

  • Riverland Community College (about 14 miles; Austin, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,321)
  • Rochester Community and Technical College (about 34 miles; Rochester, MN; FT enrollment: 4,444)
  • St Olaf College (about 42 miles; Northfield, MN; FT enrollment: 3,141)
  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 50 miles; Mason City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,235)
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 51 miles; Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 13,940)
  • South Central College (about 54 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,726)
  • Gustavus Adolphus College (about 56 miles; Saint Peter, MN; FT enrollment: 2,496)

Public high school in Blooming Prairie:

Public elementary/middle school in Blooming Prairie:

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Notable locations in Blooming Prairie: Blooming Prairie (A), Blooming Prairie Fire Department (B), Blooming Prairie Police Department (C), Blooming Prairie Library (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Blooming Prairie include: United Methodist Church (A), First Baptist Church (B), Saint Columbanus Church (C), First Lutheran Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Steele 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)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2000 was 46.0. This is significantly better than average.

City:

46.0
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2000 was 12.3. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 21.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.3
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 15.7%
(13.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 49.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  66.7%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.7%
Whole state:  6.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported
55 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
91 people in nursing homes in 2000

Blooming Prairie, Minnesota environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Blooming Prairie (2011 data):

  • Farmers and Merchants State Bank of Blooming Prairie: Farmers And Merchants State Bank Of at 245 East Main Street, branch established on 1904/05/07. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $76.3 mil, Deposits: $70.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Country Bankers, Inc.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Blooming Prairie Branch at 236 East Main Street, branch established on 1988/07/21. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.1
Minnesota average:

10.7

Blooming Prairie travel time to work - commute Blooming Prairie mode of transportation to work chart

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Religion statistics for Blooming Prairie city (based on Steele County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant12,19419
Catholic9,2257
Evangelical Protestant4,29821
Other6204
None10,239-
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: 7
Steele County:

1.93 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Steele County:

4.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
Here:

6.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.4%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Steele County:

27.3%
Minnesota:

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

12.6%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Blooming Prairie:

49.2%
Minnesota:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

44.5%
Minnesota:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.4
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Blooming Prairie:

20.5%
Minnesota:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Blooming Prairie:

11.1%
Minnesota:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
Minnesota:

6.8

Overweight people:
Blooming Prairie:

33.8%
State:

33.2%

General health condition:
Blooming Prairie:

54.0%
State:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

75.6%
Minnesota:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Blooming Prairie, 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
Other Government Administration 2$9,570$57,42021$2,940
Police Protection - Officers 3$15,298$61,1923$1,414
Streets and Highways 2$7,898$47,3882$238
Health 0$0 1$617
Sewerage 2$7,353$44,1180$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 22$2,324
Local Libraries 1$3,512$42,1442$1,424
Totals for Government 10$43,631$52,35751$8,957

Blooming Prairie government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $140,000 ($70.85)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $1,522,000 ($770.24)
    Sewerage: $483,000 ($244.43)
    General - Other: $393,000 ($198.89)
    Police Protection: $191,000 ($96.66)
    Regular Highways: $152,000 ($76.92)
    Financial Administration: $126,000 ($63.77)
    Water Utilities: $122,000 ($61.74)
    Libraries: $86,000 ($43.52)
    Parks & Recreation: $77,000 ($38.97)
    Fire Protection: $58,000 ($29.35)
    Central Staff Services: $7,000 ($3.54)
    Health Services - Other: $5,000 ($2.53)
    General Public Buildings: $3,000 ($1.52)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash & Deposits: $253,000 ($128.04)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $201,000 ($101.72)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Electric Utilities: $462,000 ($233.81)
    Sewerage: $154,000 ($77.94)
    Health - Other: $82,000 ($41.50)
    Regular Highways: $44,000 ($22.27)
    Police Protection: $26,000 ($13.16)
    Fire Protection: $12,000 ($6.07)
    General - Other: $10,000 ($5.06)
    Parks & Recreation: $6,000 ($3.04)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,516,000 ($767.21)

Blooming Prairie government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $466,000 ($235.83)
    All Other: $229,000 ($115.89)
    Parks & Recreation: $28,000 ($14.17)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Government: $17,000 ($8.60)
    From Local Government: $4,000 ($2.02)
    Local Employee Contribution: $1,000 ($0.51)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Electric Utilities: $75,000 ($37.96)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $10,000 ($5.06)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $125,000 ($63.26)
    Special Assessments: $84,000 ($42.51)
    Interest Earnings: $37,000 ($18.72)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $1,735,000 ($878.04)
    Water Utilities: $124,000 ($62.75)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $526,000 ($266.19)
    All Other: $66,000 ($33.40)
  • Tax - Property: $472,000 ($238.87)
    NEC: $8,000 ($4.05)
    Public Utilities: $7,000 ($3.54)

Blooming Prairie government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $3,615,000 ($1829.45)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Electric Utilities: $280,000 ($141.70)
    Other NEC: $224,000 ($113.36)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $3,557,000 ($1800.10)
    Electric Utilities: $280,000 ($141.70)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $281,000 ($142.21)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $18,000 ($9.11)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $104,000 ($52.63)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $629,000 ($318.32)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $380,000 ($192.31)

4.86% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,163 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.86%
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 Rice County, MN  0.69% ($30,176 average AGI)
from Waseca County, MN  0.36% ($44,585)
from Dodge County, MN  0.24% ($26,333)


5.79% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,414 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.79%
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 Rice County, MN  0.67% ($33,280 average AGI)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.41% ($28,000)
to Dakota County, MN  0.35% ($41,019)

Strongest AM radio stations in Blooming Prairie:

  • KNFX (970 AM; 5 kW; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KOLM (1520 AM; 10 kW; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: OLMSTED COUNTY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KDHL (920 AM; 5 kW; FARIBAULT, MN; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KOWZ (1170 AM; 3 kW; WASECA, MN; Owner: MAIN STREET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KWEB (1270 AM; 5 kW; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KAUS (1480 AM; 1 kW; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)

Strongest FM radio stations in Blooming Prairie:

  • KAUS-FM (99.9 FM; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KROC-FM (106.9 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KOWZ-FM (100.9 FM; BLOOMING PRAIRIE, MN; Owner: BLOOMING PRAIRIE FARM RADIO INC.)
  • K252DM (98.3 FM; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: AUSTIN CHRISTIAN RADIO)
  • KRUE (92.1 FM; WASECA, MN; Owner: MAIN STREET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KWWK (96.5 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: OLMSTEAD COUNTY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KNXR (97.5 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: UNITED AUDIO CORPORATION)
  • KYBA (105.3 FM; STEWARTVILLE, MN; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO)
  • KQPR (96.1 FM; ALBERT LEA, MN; Owner: HOMETOWN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLSE-FM (91.7 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KCPI (94.9 FM; ALBERT LEA, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KZSE (90.7 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KVGO (104.3 FM; SPRING VALLEY, MN; Owner: KVGO, INC.)
  • KMSK (91.3 FM; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: MANKATO STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • K280EC (103.9 FM; OWATONNA, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • K289AE (105.7 FM; OWATONNA, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KBGY (107.5 FM; FARIBAULT, MN; Owner: MILESTONE RADIO II LLC)
  • KRFO-FM (104.9 FM; OWATONNA, MN; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • K299AL (107.7 FM; ALBERT LEA, MN; Owner: FREEBORN COUNTY CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC)
  • K277AD (103.3 FM; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)

TV broadcast stations around Blooming Prairie:

  • KAAL (Channel 6; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: KAAL-TV, LLC)
  • KYIN (Channel 24; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KTTC (Channel 10; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: KTTC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KIMT (Channel 3; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KSMQ-TV (Channel 15; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT #492)
  • KXLT-TV (Channel 47; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: SHOCKLEY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • K57EU (Channel 57; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K43DH (Channel 43; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K45DF (Channel 45; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K49DB (Channel 49; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K51CY (Channel 51; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K53DI (Channel 53; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K55FJ (Channel 55; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K61EU (Channel 61; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)

Blooming Prairie fatal accident list:

Jun 23, 1999 10:48 AM, Us-218, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Oct 18, 1991 11:00 AM, 218, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Oct 25, 1991 11:15 AM, 30, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jul 31, 1982 01:55 AM, 415, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 7, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Sep 13, 1981 08:05 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 11m36ftTotal length
  • $957,000Total costs
  • 9,435Total average daily traffic
  • 1,692Total average daily truck traffic
  • 9,275Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Blooming Prairie)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Blooming Prairie, MN)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

7
  • Call Sign: KB0PER, Grant Date: 10/06/1994, Expiration Date: 10/06/2004, Cancellation Date: 10/07/2006, Registrant: Doug B Weber, Rt 1 Box 106, Blooming Prairie, MN 55917
  • Call Sign: KB0RID, Licensee ID: L00967604, Grant Date: 03/06/2015, Expiration Date: 03/07/2025, Certifier: Linda G Swinyard Johnston, Registrant: Linda G Swinyard Johnston, 52287 335th St, Blooming Prairie, MN 55917
  • Call Sign: KB0UCM, Grant Date: 10/02/1995, Expiration Date: 10/02/2005, Cancellation Date: 10/03/2007, Registrant: Hans M Skrivseth, Rt 1 Box 106, Blooming Prairie, MN 55917
  • Call Sign: KB0UCP, Licensee ID: L00196827, Grant Date: 08/23/2005, Expiration Date: 10/02/2015, Cancellation Date: 08/31/2005, Registrant: Daniel W Nordman, 117 E Main, Blooming Prairie, MN 55917
  • Call Sign: KB0UVO, Grant Date: 01/12/1996, Expiration Date: 01/12/2006, Cancellation Date: 01/15/2008, Registrant: Maria L Weber, Rt 1 Box 106, Blooming Prairie, MN 55917
  • Call Sign: KC0WPZ, Licensee ID: L01146416, Grant Date: 05/02/2006, Expiration Date: 05/02/2016, Certifier: Mohammed R Kazemi, Registrant: Mohammed R Kazemi, 74947 140th Ave, Blooming Prairie, MN 55917
  • Call Sign: KD0KSL, Licensee ID: L01553767, Grant Date: 03/12/2010, Expiration Date: 03/12/2020, Certifier: Barbara R Ruhter, Registrant: Barbara R Ruhter, 5040 Se 98th St, Blooming Prairie, MN 55917

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: MOONEY M20C (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 127 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 78927 , Serial Number: 1961, Year manufactured: 1961, Airworthiness Date: 12/11/1961
    Registrant (Individual): Debra J Schrank, 8201 Hwy 218, Blooming Prairie, MN 55917
  • Aircraft: NATHAN LEE PETERSON VANS RV-8 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ECI IOX-360 (188 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 888NP , Serial Number: 82374, Year manufactured: 2014, Airworthiness Date: 05/01/2014
    Registrant (Individual): Nathan Lee Peterson, 75262 110th Ave, Blooming Prairie, MN 55917

Drinking water stations with addresses in Blooming Prairie and their reported violations in the past:

BLOOMING PRAIRIE (Population served: 1,963, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 31
  • Hazardous Condition: 7
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Blooming Prairie

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Blooming Prairie, MN
Most common first names in Blooming Prairie, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Joseph2582.2 years
Frank2480.2 years
John2380.8 years
Mary2185.6 years
William1678.9 years
Robert1672.0 years
Anna1684.7 years
Edward1580.1 years
Albert1480.6 years
Raymond1374.3 years
Most common last names in Blooming Prairie, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson4282.5 years
Peterson3779.0 years
Anderson3177.9 years
Nelson2779.4 years
Hanson2680.4 years
Christianson1984.1 years
Benson1478.4 years
Eaker1281.1 years
Strand1184.3 years
Coughlin1080.9 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (82%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Wood (1%)
Businesses in Blooming Prairie, MN
NameCountNameCount
Dairy Queen1Ford1
FedEx1Subway1

Blooming Prairie 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 significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Blooming Prairie on our top lists:

  • #53 on the list of "Top 100 safest cities (lowest city-data.com crime index)"
There is 1 pilot and 2 other airmen in this city.
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