Callaway, Minnesota

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Population in 2012: 235 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +17.5%
 
Males: 127  (54.3%)
Females: 108  (45.7%)
Median resident age:  32.0 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip code: 56521

Estimated median household income in 2012: $46,825 (it was $33,750 in 2000)
Callaway:

$46,825
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,993 (it was $12,151 in 2000)

Callaway city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $68,403 (it was $45,000 in 2000)
Callaway:

$68,403
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $83,079; Detached houses: $73,303; Townhouses or other attached units: $75,586; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $268,685; Mobile homes: $72,338

Median gross rent in 2012: $395.

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Callaway races chart
  • White alone - 116 (49.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 83 (35.5%)
  • Two or more races - 29 (12.4%)
  • Hispanic - 4 (1.7%)
  • Black alone - 2 (0.9%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Callaway: 87.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (10.6%), Norwegian (8.9%), Irish (4.4%), French (2.7%), Czech (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1370 feet

Land area: 0.63 square miles.

Population density: 372 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).
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For population 25 years and over in Callaway:

  • High school or higher: 80.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.8%
  • Unemployed: 6.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Callaway city:

  • Never married: 24.3%
  • Now married: 53.2%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 4.8%
  • Divorced: 17.1%

19 residents are foreign born (5.2% Asia, 2.2% Europe).

This city:  8.2%
Minnesota:  7.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $527 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $509 (0.8%)

Callaway satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (43.2 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (188.7 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (539.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Ogema, MN (2.9 miles) , White Earth, MN (2.9 miles ), Audubon, MN (3.0 miles ), Lake Park, MN (3.3 miles ), Detroit Lakes, MN (3.5 miles ), Waubun, MN (3.7 miles ), Hitterdal, MN (4.1 miles ), Ulen, MN (4.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $83,300
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $75,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 46.98 N, Longitude: 95.91 W

Area code: 218

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

4.4%
Minnesota:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -12 (-5.7%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (40%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Retail trade (3%)
  • Finance and insurance (20%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (12%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (17%)
  • Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (7%)
  • Carpenters (7%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (4%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (11%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Computer specialists (6%)
  • Child care workers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6%)

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

Average climate in Callaway, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Callaway-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Minnesota state average. It is 19% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/20/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 17.1 miles away from the Callaway city center killed 10 people and injured 103 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/28/1975, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 36.5 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Callaway-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 91.1 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 92.4 miles away from Callaway center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 255.6 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 94.4 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 729.6 miles away from Callaway center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 253.3 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 Becker County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Callaway topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Callaway:

  • SANFORD DIALYSIS DETROIT LAKES (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; DETROIT LAKES, MN)
  • ST MARYS HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; DETROIT LAKES, MN)
  • WEST HOME (Hospital, about 13 miles away; DETROIT LAKES, MN)
  • ESSENTIA HEALTH OAK CROSSING (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; DETROIT LAKES, MN)
  • EMMANUEL NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; DETROIT LAKES, MN)

Amtrak station near Callaway:

  • 12 miles: DETROIT LAKES (116 PIONEER ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Callaway:

  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 42 miles; Moorhead, MN; Full-time enrollment: 6,096)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 42 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 43 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 49 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 4,863)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 60 miles; Wahpeton, ND; FT enrollment: 2,318)
  • Bemidji State University (about 60 miles; Bemidji, MN; FT enrollment: 4,316)
  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 80 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,717)

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Notable locations in Callaway: Callaway Station (A), Callaway Volunteer Fire Department (B), Callaway City Hall (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Callaway: Immanuel Lutheran Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Becker 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 2012 was 62.2. This is about average.

City:

62.2
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 30.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.7
U.S.:

32.0

Drinking water stations with addresses in Callaway that have no violations reported:

  • MAPLELAG (Population served: 250, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • CALLAWAY (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MAPLEWOOD FAMILY RESORT (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 23.0%
(26.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 9.6% for American Indian residents, 53.1% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  3.0 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  75.9%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  13.9%
Whole state:  6.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Callaway compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Callaway (2011 data):

  • Midwest Bank: Callaway Branch at Main And Wisconsin Streets, branch established on 1978/08/21. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $299.8 mil, Deposits: $265.2 mil, headquarters in Detroit Lakes, MN, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Midwest Bank Group, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (50%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (35%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Utility gas (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Callaway city (based on Becker County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 73.94%
Here: 73.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEpiscopal Church
Adherents34.3%33.0%16.7%3.0%2.9%
Congregations28.6%17.9%14.3%3.6%5.4%
NameChristian and Missionary AllianceVineyard USA Additional (Not in any CCC Body) Congregational Christian ChurchesSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchOther
Adherents2.1%2.0%1.2%1.1%3.9%
Congregations3.6%1.8%1.8%1.8%21.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Becker County:

1.26 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Becker County:

0.63 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 24
Becker County:

7.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 24
Here:

7.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.0%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Becker County:

28.9%
Minnesota:

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

13.3%
State:

13.0%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$912
Water Supply 1$2,350$28,2000$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 9$8,616
Totals for Government 1$2,350$28,20010$9,528

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $17,000 ($72.34)
  • Current Operations - Liquor Stores: $330,000 ($1404.26)
    Fire Protection: $28,000 ($119.15)
    Parks & Recreation: $27,000 ($114.89)
    Regular Highways: $23,000 ($97.87)
    Sewerage: $22,000 ($93.62)
    Water Utilities: $20,000 ($85.11)
    Police Protection: $14,000 ($59.57)
    General - Other: $9,000 ($38.30)
    Financial Administration: $6,000 ($25.53)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($21.28)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($12.77)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($25.53)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $138,000 ($587.23)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $21,000 ($89.36)
    Parks & Recreation: $19,000 ($80.85)
    All Other: $8,000 ($34.04)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($21.28)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($21.28)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $16,000 ($68.09)
    Interest Earnings: $9,000 ($38.30)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $337,000 ($1434.04)
    Water Utilities: $18,000 ($76.60)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $39,000 ($165.96)
    All Other: $6,000 ($25.53)
  • Tax - Property: $20,000 ($85.11)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $80,000 ($340.43)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $65,000 ($276.60)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $15,000 ($63.83)

6.62% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 200538,550 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.62%
Minnesota average:

7.79%

0.12% of residents moved from foreign countries($175 average AGI)
Becker County:

0.12%
Minnesota average:

0.12%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Otter Tail County, MN  0.89% ($32,925 average AGI)
from Cass County, ND  0.82% ($51,663)
from Clay County, MN  0.67% ($35,600)


6.23% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 200631,534 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.23%
Minnesota average:

7.84%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Cass County, ND  0.89% ($41,604 average AGI)
to Otter Tail County, MN  0.68% ($30,963)
to Clay County, MN  0.63% ($30,171)

Strongest AM radio stations in Callaway:

  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KDLM (1340 AM; 1 kW; DETROIT LAKES, MN; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KQWB (1660 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KBRF (1250 AM; 10 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFGO (790 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WDAY (970 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • KVOX (1280 AM; 5 kW; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKCQ (1480 AM; 5 kW; FOSSTON, MN; Owner: PINE TO PRAIRIE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Callaway:

  • KRVI (95.1 FM; DETROIT LAKES, MN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRCQ (102.3 FM; DETROIT LAKES, MN; Owner: DETROIT LAKES BROADCASTING COMPANY,)
  • KVOX-FM (99.9 FM; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Callaway:

  • KVRR (Channel 15; FARGO, ND; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 46.983472 Lon: -95.907750, Call Sign: WQGX621
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.580 MHz, 151.655 MHz, 158.340 MHz, 159.525 MHz, 159.600 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/16/2007, Expiration Date: 05/16/2017, Certifier: Mike Steffl
    Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern Ste E 501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • STATION, 4.6 Mi Sw Of (Lat: 46.933833 Lon: -95.988917), Overall height: 19.8 m, Call Sign: WNEE995
    Assigned Frequencies: 958.750 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/15/2009, Expiration Date: 07/21/2019
    Registrant: Minnkota Power Cooperative, Inc., 1822 Mill Road, Grand Forks, ND 58203, Phone: (701) 795-4305, Fax: (701) 795-4333, Email:

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
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