Boy River, Minnesota

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Population in 2014: 46 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +21.1%
Males: 23  (50.0%)
Females: 23  (50.0%)
Median resident age:  37.8 years
Minnesota median age:  37.9 years

Zip code: 56672

Estimated median household income in 2016: $14,430 (it was $13,125 in 2000)
Boy River:

$14,430
MN:

$65,599

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $10,847 (it was $10,556 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $51,650 (it was $22,500 in 2000)
Boy River:

$51,650
MN:

$211,800

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $260,713; Detached houses: $277,227; Townhouses or other attached units: $299,062; In 2-unit structures: $153,597; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $271,553; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $237,743; Mobile homes: $95,531; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $126,207
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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Boy River: 86.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (29.4%), Irish (23.5%), American (11.8%), German (5.9%), Swedish (5.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1329 feet

Land area: 0.43 square miles.

Population density: 108 people per square mile   (very low).

Boy River, Minnesota map

For population 25 years and over in Boy River:

  • High school or higher: 83.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 16.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Boy River city:

  • Never married: 12.3%
  • Now married: 50.6%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 3.0%
  • Divorced: 31.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Boy River city:  0.9% ($199)
Minnesota:  1.1% ($1,297)

Boy River satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Duluth, MN (98.4 miles , pop. 86,918).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (157.8 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (486.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Federal Dam, MN (2.6 miles) , Remer, MN (3.5 miles ), Bena, MN (3.6 miles) , Longville, MN (3.7 miles) , Ball Club, MN (3.7 miles ), Whipholt, MN (3.7 miles) , Zemple, MN (4.3 miles) , Deer River, MN (4.4 miles ).

Latitude: 47.17 N, Longitude: 94.12 W

Area code: 218

Boy River household income distribution Boy River home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.6%
Minnesota:

3.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -5 (-11.6%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (100%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (67%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (100%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Community and social service occupations (0%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (67%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (33%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)

Average climate in Boy River, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Boy River-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Minnesota state average. It is 62% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/6/1969, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 27.2 miles away from the Boy River city center killed 12 people and injured 70 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/11/1966, a category F4 tornado 39.0 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Boy River-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Minnesota state average. It is 91% 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 138.2 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 146.2 miles away from Boy River 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 161.7 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 326.9 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 155.7 miles away from Boy River center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 314.4 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 Cass County (8) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 4, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Boy River:

  • Bemidji State University (about 42 miles; Bemidji, MN; Full-time enrollment: 4,316)
  • Central Lakes College-Brainerd (about 57 miles; Brainerd, MN; FT enrollment: 3,371)
  • Lake Superior College (about 97 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • The College of Saint Scholastica (about 99 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,762)
  • University of Minnesota-Duluth (about 100 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 10,612)
  • University of Wisconsin-Superior (about 101 miles; Superior, WI; FT enrollment: 2,302)
  • Alexandria Technical & Community College (about 108 miles; Alexandria, MN; FT enrollment: 2,324)

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Church in Boy River: Boy River Log Chapel (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cass County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2011 was 18.4. This is significantly better than average.

City:

18.4
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2011 was 5.11. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.11
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 69.4%
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  47.6%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  14.3%
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:

4.8
Minnesota average:

10.7

Boy River travel time to work - commute Boy River mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Religion statistics for Boy River city (based on Cass County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,80719
Evangelical Protestant3,01726
Catholic2,8208
Other13-
None17,910-
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: 12
Cass County:

4.19 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Cass County:

1.05 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Cass County:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 40
Here:

13.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.8%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Cass County:

27.9%
Minnesota:

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

15.7%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

46.4%
Minnesota:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

40.5%
State:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

30.3
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

31.4%
Minnesota:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

20.8%
Minnesota:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.6
Minnesota:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

73.9%
Minnesota:

33.2%

General health condition:
This city:

52.6%
Minnesota:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.9%
Minnesota:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Boy River, 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 1$9
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$58
Totals for Government 0$0 7$67

6.06% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,370 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.06%
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 Crow Wing County, MN  1.34% ($40,193 average AGI)
from Beltrami County, MN  0.44% ($21,429)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.41% ($43,565)


6.77% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,318 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.77%
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 Crow Wing County, MN  1.44% ($24,178 average AGI)
to Beltrami County, MN  0.54% ($22,328)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.45% ($55,196)

Strongest AM radio stations in Boy River:

  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WNMT (650 AM; 10 kW; NASHWAUK, MN; Owner: MIDWEST RADIO NETWORK, L.L.C.)
  • KOZY (1320 AM; 5 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MN; Owner: ITASCA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KKBJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: R.P. BROADCASTING)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • 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))
  • WDSM (710 AM; 10 kW; SUPERIOR, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KAKK (1570 AM; 1 kW; WALKER, MN)
  • WBHR (660 AM; 10 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HERBERT M. HOPPE)

Strongest FM radio stations in Boy River:

  • KQKK (101.9 FM; WALKER, MN; Owner: CAROL J. DELAHUNT)
  • KBLB (93.3 FM; NISSWA, MN; Owner: BL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLLZ-FM (99.1 FM; WALKER, MN; Owner: BG BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCRB-FM (88.5 FM; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KNBJ (91.3 FM; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)

TV broadcast stations around Boy River:

  • KCCW-TV (Channel 12; WALKER, MN; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KAWE (Channel 9; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: NORTHERN MINNESOTA PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K49CU (Channel 49; WALKER, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • K61BH (Channel 61; DEER RIVER, MN; Owner: KBJR LICENSE, INC.)
  • K65DT (Channel 65; WALKER, MN; Owner: LEECH LAKE TV CORPORATION)
  • K67BZ (Channel 67; WALKER, MN; Owner: LEECH LAKE TV CORP.)
  • K59BQ (Channel 59; DEER RIVER, MN; Owner: CHELSEY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF DULUTH, LLC)
  • K69CP (Channel 69; WALKER, MN; Owner: LEECH LAKE TV CORP.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 2m7ftTotal length
  • 50Total average daily traffic
  • 50Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Boy River, Lat: 47.145056 Lon: -94.177528, Type: Tower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WQRZ542, Licensee ID: L01760649
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHzGrant Date: 08/20/2013, Expiration Date: 08/20/2023, Certifier: Carri Jones Ms.Registrant: Leech Lake Telecommunications Company, LLC

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (86%)
  • Wood (10%)

Boy River compared to Minnesota state average:

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