Boyd, Minnesota

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Population in 2013: 166 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -21.0%
 
Males: 89  (54.1%)
Females: 77  (45.9%)
Median resident age:  37.9 years
Minnesota median age:  37.7 years

Zip codes: 56218.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $24,728 (it was $30,625 in 2000)
Boyd:

$24,728
MN:

$60,702

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $16,784 (it was $16,917 in 2000)

Boyd city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $24,537 (it was $18,900 in 2000)
Boyd:

$24,537
MN:

$180,100

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $58,253; Detached houses: $58,532

Median gross rent in 2013: $739.

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  • Races in Boyd, MN (2010)

    Boyd races chart
    • 16594.3%White alone
    • 84.6%Hispanic
    • 10.6%Asian alone
    • 10.6%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Boyd: 86.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Norwegian (33.2%), German (28.0%), Irish (9.3%), English (8.3%), Russian (8.3%), Swedish (2.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1040 feet

Land area: 0.53 square miles.

Population density: 311 people per square mile   (very low).

Boyd,MN real estate house value index trend

Boyd, Minnesota map

For population 25 years and over in Boyd:

  • High school or higher: 56.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Boyd city:

  • Never married: 43.1%
  • Now married: 31.7%
  • Separated: 3.5%
  • Widowed: 15.2%
  • Divorced: 6.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $512 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $497 (2.2%)

Boyd satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Cloud, MN (97.4 miles , pop. 59,107).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (129.3 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (462.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Clarkfield, MN (2.5 miles ), Dawson, MN (3.0 miles ), Montevideo, MN (3.3 miles ), Hazel Run, MN (3.4 miles) , St. Leo, MN (3.4 miles) , Watson, MN (3.5 miles ), Hanley Falls, MN (4.2 miles ), Granite Falls, MN (4.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $200,000

Latitude: 44.85 N, Longitude: 95.90 W

Area code: 320

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

4.0%
Minnesota:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -40 (-16.0%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (42%)
  • Manufacturing (38%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (13%)
  • Construction (2%)
  • Other services, except public administration (2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (41%)
  • Retail trade (33%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (20%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (20%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (18%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (4%)
  • Sales and related occupations (26%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (22%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (19%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (4%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)

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

Average climate in Boyd, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Boyd-area historical tornado activity is near Minnesota state average. It is 6% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/25/2000, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.9 miles away from the Boyd city center killed one person and injured 15 people and caused $20 million in damages.

On 6/13/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 40.9 miles away from the city center killed 9 people and injured 150 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Boyd-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 84% 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 57.0 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 60.0 miles away from Boyd center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 178.4 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 79.9 miles away from the city 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 207.5 miles away from Boyd 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 146.7 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 Lac qui Parle County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Boyd topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Boyd:

  • CLARKFIELD HOME HEALTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; CLARKFIELD, MN)
  • COMMUNITY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 7 miles away; CLARKFIELD, MN)
  • JOHNSON MEMORIAL HOSP AND HOME (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; DAWSON, MN)
  • REM SW SERVICES (MONTEVIDEO) (Hospital, about 11 miles away; MONTEVIDEO, MN)
  • MONTEVIDEO DIALYSIS OF DAVITA (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; MONTEVIDEO, MN)
  • CONCERNED CARE (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; MONTEVIDEO, MN)
  • CHIPPEWA COUNTY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 12 miles away; MONTEVIDEO, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Boyd:

  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College (about 17 miles; Granite Falls, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,225)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 29 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 3,711)
  • Ridgewater College (about 46 miles; Willmar, MN; FT enrollment: 3,288)
  • South Dakota State University (about 57 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)
  • Alexandria Technical & Community College (about 75 miles; Alexandria, MN; FT enrollment: 2,324)
  • College of Saint Benedict (about 92 miles; Saint Joseph, MN; FT enrollment: 2,025)
  • Rasmussen College-Minnesota (about 96 miles; St. Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 4,575)

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

Churches in Boyd include: Saint John Lutheran Church (A), Trinity Lutheran Church (B), Saint John Lutheran Church (C), Trinity Lutheran Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Trinity Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lac qui Parle 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 Boyd and their reported violations in the past:

BOYD (Population served: 175, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2013), St Public Notif requested (JUL-17-2013), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-17-2013), St Public Notif received (SEP-05-2013)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 35.2%
(26.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.0 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  48.9%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  14.8%
Whole state:  6.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Boyd compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below 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:

9.6
Minnesota average:

10.7

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (78%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Boyd city (based on Lac qui Parle County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,36416
Evangelical Protestant1,54210
Catholic1,0464
None307-
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: 2
Lac qui Parle County:

2.76 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Lac qui Parle County:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Lac qui Parle County:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Here:

9.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.1%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Lac qui Parle County:

26.7%
Minnesota:

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

16.3%
State:

13.0%
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 2$4,749$28,4940$0
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$7,090
Other and Unallocable 0$0 12$17,150
Totals for Government 2$4,749$28,49413$24,240

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

  • Current Operations - Liquor Stores: $274,000 ($1650.60)
    Water Utilities: $53,000 ($319.28)
    General - Other: $48,000 ($289.16)
    Regular Highways: $21,000 ($126.51)
    Financial Administration: $21,000 ($126.51)
    Solid Waste Management: $20,000 ($120.48)
    Parks & Recreation: $20,000 ($120.48)
    Fire Protection: $20,000 ($120.48)
    Police Protection: $14,000 ($84.34)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($24.10)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $8,000 ($48.19)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $955,000 ($5753.01)
    Health - Other: $15,000 ($90.36)
    General - Other: $8,000 ($48.19)
    Police Protection: $1,000 ($6.02)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $60,000 ($361.45)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($6.02)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $19,000 ($114.46)
    Parks & Recreation: $18,000 ($108.43)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $18,000 ($108.43)
    Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($24.10)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $300,000 ($1807.23)
    Water Utilities: $16,000 ($96.39)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $95,000 ($572.29)
    All Other: $7,000 ($42.17)
  • Tax - Property: $57,000 ($343.37)
    NEC: $1,000 ($6.02)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $25,000 ($150.60)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $135,000 ($813.25)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Water Utilities: $135,000 ($813.25)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $150,000 ($903.61)
    Other, NEC: $135,000 ($813.25)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $10,000 ($60.24)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $574,000 ($3457.83)

4.47% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,023 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.47%
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 Chippewa County, MN  1.14% ($28,559 average AGI)
from Yellow Medicine County, MN  0.44% ($28,077)


4.76% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,817 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.76%
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 Chippewa County, MN  0.64% ($27,842 average AGI)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.40% ($24,667)

Strongest AM radio stations in Boyd:

  • KDMA (1460 AM; 1 kW; MONTEVIDEO, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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.)
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KMSD (1510 AM; 5 kW; MILBANK, SD; Owner: BIG STONE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WBHR (660 AM; 10 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HERBERT M. HOPPE)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)

Strongest FM radio stations in Boyd:

  • KRSU (91.3 FM; APPLETON, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KNCM (88.5 FM; APPLETON, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KKRC (93.9 FM; GRANITE FALLS, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMGM (105.5 FM; MONTEVIDEO, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBPG (89.5 FM; MONTEVIDEO, MN; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KLQP (92.1 FM; MADISON, MN; Owner: LAC QUI PARLE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Boyd:

  • KWCM-TV (Channel 10; APPLETON, MN; Owner: WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA EDUCATIONAL TV COMPANY)
  • K61AU (Channel 61; GRANITE FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY TV IMPROVEMENT CORP)
  • K18DI (Channel 18; GRANITE FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY TV IMPROVEMENT)
  • K24CS (Channel 24; GRANITE FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY TV IMPROVEMENT)
  • K26DG (Channel 26; GRANITE FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY TV IMPROVEMENT)
  • K32DR (Channel 32; GRANITE FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY TV IMPROVEMENT)
  • K47EA (Channel 47; GRANITE FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY TV IMPROVEMENT)
  • K63AU (Channel 63; GRANITE FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY TV IMPROVEMENT CORP)
  • K65BA (Channel 65; GRANITE FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY TV IMPROVEMENT CORP)
  • K67AN (Channel 67; GRANITE FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY TV IMPROVEMENT CORP)
  • K69DP (Channel 69; GRANITE FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY TV IMPROVEMENT CORP)
  • K16CP (Channel 16; GRANITE FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY TV IMPROVEMENT)
  • K22DO (Channel 22; GRANITE FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY TV IMPROVEMENT)
  • K35DK (Channel 35; GRANITE FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY TV IMPROVEMENT)
  • K45DJ (Channel 45; GRANITE FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY TV IMPROVEMENT)
  • K49ED (Channel 49; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K15DC (Channel 15; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K19CW (Channel 19; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K25EI (Channel 25; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K31BT (Channel 31; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K17CS (Channel 17; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K23DF (Channel 23; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K29CC (Channel 29; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K33CR (Channel 33; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K52AH (Channel 52; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 0mTotal length
  • 485Total average daily traffic
  • 520Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 1 1/4 Mi W & 1/4 Mi S (Lat: 44.843583 Lon: -95.930306), Call Sign: KSB405
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.895 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/13/2012, Expiration Date: 02/16/2023
    Registrant: Alpha Wireless Communications Co, 1115 Cross St., North Mankato, MN 56003, Phone: (507) 625-6720, Fax: (507) 625-6725, Email:
  • Lat: 44.772528 Lon: -95.889694, Call Sign: WQDT795
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.495 MHz, 160.005 MHz, 160.170 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/28/2005, Expiration Date: 10/28/2015, Certifier: Chad Husby
    Registrant: Alpha Wireless Communications, 1115 Cross Street, North Mankato, MN 56003, Phone: (507) 625-6720, Fax: (507) 625-6725

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: WD0BXG
    Grant Date: 06/17/1996, Expiration Date: 06/17/2006, Cancellation Date: 06/18/2008
    Registrant: Robert C Johnson, Rt Box 18, Boyd, MN 56218

Most common first names in Boyd, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John881.1 years
Oscar878.5 years
Arnold675.4 years
Arthur574.0 years
Henry582.2 years
Alice474.8 years
Alfred474.5 years
Harold478.6 years
Helmer476.0 years
Clara492.5 years
Most common last names in Boyd, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hanson1078.5 years
Olson1076.2 years
Anderson978.2 years
Nelson779.3 years
Johnson682.2 years
Roggenbuck584.4 years
Kopitzke579.0 years
Koepp463.5 years
Peterson477.5 years
Moen476.8 years

Boyd on our top lists:

  • #36 on the list of "Top 100 cities with lowest ratio of median house value to median household income"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2005 and 2006"
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