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Population in 2012: 360 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -12.8%
 

Males: 184  (51.3%)
Females: 176  (48.7%)

Median resident age:  42.1 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip codes: 56121.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $34,870 (it was $31,100 in 2000)
Ceylon:

$34,870
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,049

Ceylon city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $35,625 (it was $19,600 in 2000)
Ceylon:

$35,625
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $51,308; Detached houses: $51,690; Townhouses or other attached units: $22,671

Median gross rent in 2012: $475.

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  • White alone - 348 (94.3%)
  • Hispanic - 18 (4.9%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Ceylon: 85.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (41.7%), Norwegian (8.1%), Irish (6.5%), Swedish (5.6%), Polish (5.0%), United States (4.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1260 feet

Land area: 0.65 square miles.

Population density: 554 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Ceylon:

  • High school or higher: 87.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ceylon city:

  • Never married: 26.3%
  • Now married: 55.8%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 9.1%
  • Divorced: 7.7%

13 residents are foreign born

This city:  3.4%
Minnesota:  7.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $714 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $643 (1.9%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (105.2 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (119.9 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (372.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Dolliver, IA (2.2 miles) , Dunnell, MN (2.7 miles) , Welcome, MN (3.1 miles ), Sherburn, MN (3.1 miles ), Gruver, IA (3.2 miles) , Fairmont, MN (3.5 miles ), Armstrong, IA (3.5 miles ), Estherville, IA (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 43.53 N, Longitude: 94.63 W

Area code: 507

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.9%
Minnesota:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -48 (-10.4%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (33%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (34%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Finance and insurance (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (15%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Religious workers (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (11%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (10%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Ceylon-area historical tornado activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 141% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/21/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 18.2 miles away from the Ceylon city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 8/29/1964, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 40.2 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Martin County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Blizzard: 1, Tornado: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Walter Mondale - (born 1928), politician.


Hospitals/medical centers near Ceylon:

  • LAKEVIEW METHODIST HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; FAIRMONT, MN)
  • MAYO DIALYSIS - FAIRMONT (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; FAIRMONT, MN)
  • CRESTVIEW NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; FAIRMONT, MN)

Political contributions by individuals in Ceylon, MN

Airports located in Ceylon:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ceylon:

  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 53 miles; Mankato, MN; Full-time enrollment: 12,138)
  • South Central College (about 54 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,118)
  • Gustavus Adolphus College (about 64 miles; Saint Peter, MN; FT enrollment: 2,501)
  • Buena Vista University (about 69 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,241)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 76 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 3,064)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 85 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 2,730)
  • St. Olaf College (about 97 miles; Northfield, MN; FT enrollment: 3,028)

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Notable locations in Ceylon: Ceylon Fire Department (A), Martin County Library (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Ceylon include: Doliver Lutheran Church (A), Saint John's United Church (B), Saint Peter Lutheran Church (C), Our Saviour Lutheran Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Martin 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 Ceylon and their reported violations in the past:

CEYLON (Address: 112 West Main , Population served: 382, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2004 and SEP-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance Meeting conducted (JUL-28-2004), St Tech Assistance Visit (JUL-28-2004), St Public Notif requested (JUL-28-2004), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-28-2004), St Compliance achieved (AUG-27-2004), St Public Notif received (AUG-31-2004)

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

  • ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH (Population served: 129, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 26.7%
(18.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 81.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  65.4%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.2%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Ceylon, MN

Ceylon compared to Minnesota state average:

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


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Banks with branches in Ceylon (2011 data):

  • State Bank of Ceylon: State Bank Of Ceylon at 104 West Main Street, branch established on 1901/04/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $11.1 mil, Deposits: $9.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Ceylon Bancorporation, Inc.

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Ceylon travel time to work - commute


Ceylon mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (66%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (21%)
  • Utility gas (9%)
  • Electricity (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Ceylon city (based on Martin County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 88.59%
Here88.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameLutheran ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchUnited Church of ChristUnited Methodist Church
Adherents28.8%23.7%18.0%9.0%8.1%
Congregations21.8%16.4%7.3%12.7%10.9%
NameEvangelical Free Church of America The Evangelical Covenant ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristSalvation ArmyOther
Adherents3.2%2.0%1.5%1.4%4.3%
Congregations3.6%3.6%5.5%1.8%16.4%
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: 5
Martin County:

2.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Martin County:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
This county:

6.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Martin County:

7.9%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Martin County:

27.8%
State:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.3%
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 1$2,327$27,9240$0
Water Supply 1$4,305$51,6600$0
Totals for Government 2$6,632$39,7920$0

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

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $187,000 ($519.44)
    Electric Utilities: $161,000 ($447.22)
    Regular Highways: $82,000 ($227.78)
    Water Utilities: $72,000 ($200.00)
    General - Other: $52,000 ($144.44)
    Fire Protection: $52,000 ($144.44)
    Police Protection: $11,000 ($30.56)
    Financial Administration: $10,000 ($27.78)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($8.33)
    Health Services - Other: $3,000 ($8.33)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($8.33)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($5.56)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $36,000 ($100.00)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $10,000 ($27.78)
    Electric Utilities: $9,000 ($25.00)
    Water Utilities: $1,000 ($2.78)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($2.78)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $100,000 ($277.78)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $10,000 ($27.78)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $87,000 ($241.67)
    All Other: $29,000 ($80.56)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,000 ($2.78)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $22,000 ($61.11)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($5.56)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $227,000 ($630.56)
    Water Utilities: $79,000 ($219.44)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $134,000 ($372.22)
    All Other: $15,000 ($41.67)
    Water Utilities: $14,000 ($38.89)
  • Tax - Property: $97,000 ($269.44)
    NEC: $2,000 ($5.56)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $130,000 ($361.11)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $680,000 ($1888.89)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $655,000 ($1819.44)
    Water Utilities: $110,000 ($305.56)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $25,000 ($69.44)
    Water Utilities: $20,000 ($55.56)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,345,000 ($3736.11)

3.93% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,808 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.93%
Minnesota average:

7.79%

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


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Faribault County, MN  0.34% ($26,448 average AGI)
from Blue Earth County, MN  0.26% ($37,318)
from Jackson County, MN  0.25% ($20,667)


5.79% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($34,560 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.79%
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 Blue Earth County, MN  0.54% ($28,255 average AGI)
to Faribault County, MN  0.37% ($22,500)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.32% ($28,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ceylon:

  • KKOJ (1190 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MN; Owner: KLEVEN BROADCASTING CO. OF MINN.)
  • KSUM (1370 AM; 1 kW; FAIRMONT, MN; Owner: WOODWARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KLGA (1600 AM; 5 kW; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KILR (1070 AM; daytime; 0 kW; ESTHERVILLE, IA)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ceylon:

  • KFMC-FM (106.5 FM; FAIRMONT, MN; Owner: WOODWARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KILR-FM (95.9 FM; ESTHERVILLE, IA; Owner: JACOBSON BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KEEZ-FM (99.1 FM; MANKATO, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KRAQ (105.7 FM; JACKSON, MN; Owner: KLEVEN BROADCASTING CO. OF MINNESOTA)
  • K220AQ (91.9 FM; FAIRMONT, MN; Owner: MANKATO STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KUQQ (102.1 FM; MILFORD, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KXAC (100.5 FM; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KJLY (104.5 FM; BLUE EARTH, MN; Owner: MINN-IOWA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING,INC)
  • K221DO (92.1 FM; ESTHERVILLE, IA; Owner: REFUGE MEDIA GROUP)

TV broadcast stations around Ceylon:

  • KEYC-TV (Channel 12; MANKATO, MN; Owner: UNITED COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • K28AE (Channel 28; FAIRMONT, MN; Owner: OGDEN BROADCASTING OF MINNESOTA, INC)
  • K30FN (Channel 30; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TELEVISION ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN MINNESOTA)
  • K53EV (Channel 53; JACKSON, MN; Owner: FEDERATED RURAL ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION)
  • K41EG (Channel 41; JACKSON, MN; Owner: FEDERAL RURAL ELECTRIC ASSN.)
  • K45EH (Channel 45; JACKSON, MN; Owner: FEDERATED RURAL ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION)
  • K51EN (Channel 51; JACKSON, MN; Owner: FEDERATED RURAL ELECTRIC ASSN.)
  • K59FN (Channel 59; JACKSON, MN; Owner: BLUE EARTH - NICOLLET - FARIBAULT COOP. ELEC. ASSOC.)
  • K61GE (Channel 61; JACKSON, MN; Owner: BLUE EARTH - NICOLLET - FARIBAULT COOP. ELEC. ASSOC.)
  • K23FO (Channel 23; JACKSON, MN; Owner: FEDERATED RURAL ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION)
  • K57GE (Channel 57; JACKSON, MN; Owner: FEDERATED RURAL ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION)
  • K55FL (Channel 55; SPENCER, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)


Most common first names in Ceylon, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William881.9 years
George883.5 years
Edna779.6 years
Walter680.0 years
Arthur574.4 years
Charles584.0 years
Martha591.6 years
John583.8 years
Clarence579.6 years
Alfred472.0 years
Most common last names in Ceylon, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Schmidt1486.1 years
Prust983.9 years
Detert772.4 years
Koehler771.4 years
Rosenberg676.8 years
Schultze679.1 years
Petschke671.2 years
Leiding679.5 years
Anderson584.6 years
Beckendorf575.6 years

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  • #38 on the list of "Top 100 cities with lowest ratio of median house value to median household income"
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