Brooks, Minnesota

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Population in 2013: 141 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: 0.0%
 
Males: 75  (53.3%)
Females: 66  (46.7%)
Median resident age:  37.5 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip code: 56715

Estimated median household income in 2012: $24,196 (it was $25,417 in 2000)
Brooks:

$24,196
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,408 (it was $13,947 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $56,835 (it was $43,600 in 2000)
Brooks:

$56,835
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $76,745; Detached houses: $76,745

Median gross rent in 2012: $453.

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  • White alone - 135 (95.7%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (1.4%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (1.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.7%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (0.7%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Brooks: 86.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: French (29.0%), Norwegian (20.0%), Irish (14.0%), French Canadian (7.0%), English (5.0%), German (5.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1125 feet

Land area: 1.16 square miles.

Population density: 121 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Brooks:

  • High school or higher: 67.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Brooks city:

  • Never married: 27.0%
  • Now married: 53.8%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 11.1%
  • Divorced: 7.1%

1 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.8%
Minnesota:  7.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $700 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $600 (1.1%)

Brooks satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (75.5 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (236.6 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (580.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Plummer, MN (2.6 miles ), Oklee, MN (2.7 miles ), Mentor, MN (3.2 miles) , Erskine, MN (3.2 miles ), Red Lake Falls, MN (3.6 miles ), McIntosh, MN (3.7 miles ), Trail, MN (3.8 miles) , St. Hilaire, MN (4.1 miles ).

Latitude: 47.82 N, Longitude: 96.01 W

Area code: 218

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

4.9%
Minnesota:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -16 (-10.2%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (44%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (22%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Wholesale trade (11%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (32%)
  • Wholesale trade (27%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (23%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (14%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (11%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (11%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (11%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)

Average climate in Brooks, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Brooks-area historical tornado activity is below Minnesota state average. It is 43% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/26/1978, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 13.0 miles away from the Brooks city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 7/11/1980, a category F2 tornado 14.5 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Brooks-area historical earthquake activity is near Minnesota state average. It is 86% 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 148.6 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 148.9 miles away from Brooks center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 298.0 miles away from the city center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 735.3 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
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 146.1 miles away from Brooks 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 302.6 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 Red Lake County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 15, Storms: 6, Heavy Rains: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Brooks:

  • HILLCREST SENIOR LIVING (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; RED LAKE FALLS, MN)
  • MCINTOSH SENIOR LIVING (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; MCINTOSH, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Brooks:

  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 23 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,717)
  • University of North Dakota (about 50 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 12,858)
  • Bemidji State University (about 58 miles; Bemidji, MN; FT enrollment: 4,316)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 75 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 75 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 76 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 106 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 4,863)

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Cemeteries: Saint Joseph Cemetery (1), Presbyterian Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

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Red Lake County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 32.5%
(34.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  60.0%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  13.3%
Whole state:  6.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Brooks compared to Minnesota state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (75%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Brooks city (based on Red Lake County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 90.60%
Here: 90.6%
USA: 50.2%

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Red Lake County:

7.32 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Red Lake County:

4.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

14.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.4%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Red Lake County:

27.0%
Minnesota:

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

11.2%
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 0$0 1$246
Other Government Administration 0$0 11$1,372
Parks and Recreation 0$0 4$266
Water Supply 0$0 1$771
Totals for Government 0$0 17$2,655

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,000 ($21.28)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $24,000 ($170.21)
    Housing & Community Development: $15,000 ($106.38)
    Police Protection: $6,000 ($42.55)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($42.55)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($21.28)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($14.18)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($14.18)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($7.09)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $12,000 ($85.11)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $7,000 ($49.65)
    All Other: $1,000 ($7.09)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,000 ($7.09)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $15,000 ($106.38)
    General Revenue, NEC: $11,000 ($78.01)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $8,000 ($56.74)
  • Tax - Property: $32,000 ($226.95)
    NEC: $3,000 ($21.28)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $33,000 ($234.04)

6.88% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,116 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.88%
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 Pennington County, MN  2.09% ($29,824 average AGI)
from Polk County, MN  0.92% ($18,533)


7.57% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,903 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.57%
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 Pennington County, MN  1.83% ($28,433 average AGI)
to Polk County, MN  1.40% ($24,348)

Strongest AM radio stations in Brooks:

  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KKCQ (1480 AM; 5 kW; FOSSTON, MN; Owner: PINE TO PRAIRIE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KKAQ (1460 AM; 3 kW; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KNOX (1310 AM; 5 kW; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KTRF (1230 AM; 1 kW; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KQWB (1660 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KCNN (1590 AM; 5 kW; EAST GRAND FORKS, MN; Owner: KRAD, INC.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KKBJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: R.P. BROADCASTING)

Strongest FM radio stations in Brooks:

  • KNTN (102.7 FM; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KSNR (100.3 FM; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KQMN (91.5 FM; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KKDQ (99.3 FM; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KKEQ (107.1 FM; FOSSTON, MN; Owner: PINE TO PRAIRIE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSRQ (90.1 FM; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; Owner: JOINT VOCAT. TECH COLLEGE DIS. #2200)

TV broadcast stations around Brooks:

  • KBRR (Channel 10; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)

Brooks fatal accident list:

Jun 1, 1979 01:40 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 3
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 2 meters (7ft)
Total average daily traffic: 2,100
Total average daily truck traffic: 200
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 2,250
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