Chokio, Minnesota

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Population in 2014: 391 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -11.7%
 
Males: 171  (43.9%)
Females: 220  (56.1%)
Median resident age:  46.4 years
Minnesota median age:  37.7 years

Zip codes: 56221.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $41,847 (it was $34,107 in 2000)
Chokio:

$41,847
MN:

$60,702

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $23,516 (it was $15,891 in 2000)

Chokio city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $71,887 (it was $45,800 in 2000)
Chokio:

$71,887
MN:

$180,100

Median gross rent in 2013: $549.

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  • Races in Chokio, MN (2010)

    Chokio races chart
    • 39699.0%White alone
    • 20.5%Hispanic
    • 10.3%Asian alone
    • 10.3%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Chokio: 86.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (41.0%), Norwegian (13.9%), Irish (5.8%), Polish (5.8%), Danish (4.1%), Swedish (4.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1125 feet

Land area: 0.49 square miles.

Population density: 791 people per square mile   (low).

Chokio, Minnesota map

For population 25 years and over in Chokio:

  • High school or higher: 82.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.2%
  • Unemployed: 3.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chokio city:

  • Never married: 11.9%
  • Now married: 54.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 15.4%
  • Divorced: 18.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $865 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,163 (1.5%)

Chokio satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (94.8 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (147.6 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (496.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Johnson, MN (2.4 miles) , Alberta, MN (2.5 miles) , Donnelly, MN (3.3 miles ), Graceville, MN (3.6 miles ), Morris, MN (3.6 miles ), Clinton, MN (3.9 miles ), Dumont, MN (4.0 miles) , Herman, MN (4.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $52,300
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $51,000
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $182,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 45.57 N, Longitude: 96.17 W

Area code: 320

Chokio household income distribution Chokio home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.1%
Minnesota:

3.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -77 (-14.8%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Wholesale trade (28%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Educational services (41%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Information (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Retail trade (3%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Material moving occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (16%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (36%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (16%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (13%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (5%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Sales and related occupations (3%)

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

Average climate in Chokio, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Chokio, Minnesota average temperatures Chokio, Minnesota average precipitation Chokio, Minnesota humidity Chokio, Minnesota wind speed Chokio, Minnesota snowfall Chokio, Minnesota sunshine Chokio, Minnesota clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Chokio-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Minnesota state average. It is 14% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/17/1996, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.3 miles away from the Chokio city center caused $2 million in damages.

On 5/10/1982, a category F3 tornado 34.0 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Chokio-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 83% 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 9.2 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 9.0 miles away from Chokio center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 184.3 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 36.5 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 709.8 miles away from Chokio center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 236.4 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 Stevens County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Chokio topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Chokio:

  • WEST WIND VILLAGE (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; MORRIS, MN)
  • SANFORD DIALYSIS MORRIS (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; MORRIS, MN)
  • STEVENS COMMUNITY MEDICAL CTR (Hospital, about 14 miles away; MORRIS, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chokio:

  • Alexandria Technical & Community College (about 44 miles; Alexandria, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,324)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 50 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 4,863)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 53 miles; Wahpeton, ND; FT enrollment: 2,318)
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College (about 61 miles; Granite Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,225)
  • Ridgewater College (about 62 miles; Willmar, MN; FT enrollment: 3,288)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 80 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 3,711)
  • College of Saint Benedict (about 90 miles; Saint Joseph, MN; FT enrollment: 2,025)

Public high school in Chokio:

Public elementary/middle school in Chokio:

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

Church in Chokio: Our Saviour's Lutheran Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Stevens 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 2002 was 19.1. This is significantly better than average.

City:

19.1
U.S.:

74.7

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2002 was 1.67. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.67
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2002 was 0.187. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.187
U.S.:

1.912

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 12.0. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.0
U.S.:

20.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 11.3%
Average household size:
This city:  1.9 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  56.0%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.8%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

Banks with branches in Chokio (2011 data):

  • United Farmers & Merchants State Bank: Chokio Branch at 209 S Main St, branch established on 1986/11/07. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $37.4 mil, Deposits: $34.1 mil, headquarters in Morris, MN, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Donnelly Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.1
Minnesota average:

10.7

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Chokio city (based on Stevens County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,66610
Evangelical Protestant1,82311
Catholic1,5462
Other1-
None2,690-
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: 4
Stevens County:

4.16 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Stevens County:

4.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

8.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.1%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Stevens County:

27.2%
Minnesota:

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

10.5%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$2,644
Streets and Highways 1$3,212$38,5441$202
Totals for Government 1$3,212$38,5447$2,846

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $82,000 ($209.72)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $125,000 ($319.69)
    Solid Waste Management: $31,000 ($79.28)
    Water Utilities: $27,000 ($69.05)
    Fire Protection: $24,000 ($61.38)
    Financial Administration: $24,000 ($61.38)
    Sewerage: $15,000 ($38.36)
    Regular Highways: $10,000 ($25.58)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($10.23)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($7.67)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $47,000 ($120.20)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $661,000 ($1690.54)
    General - Other: $109,000 ($278.77)
    Sewerage: $73,000 ($186.70)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($5.12)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $124,000 ($317.14)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $92,000 ($235.29)
    Solid Waste Management: $37,000 ($94.63)
    All Other: $15,000 ($38.36)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($5.12)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $902,000 ($2306.91)
    All Other: $66,000 ($168.80)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $15,000 ($38.36)
    Special Assessments: $14,000 ($35.81)
    General Revenue, NEC: $11,000 ($28.13)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $37,000 ($94.63)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $137,000 ($350.38)
    All Other: $28,000 ($71.61)
  • Tax - Property: $51,000 ($130.43)
    NEC: $2,000 ($5.12)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $792,000 ($2025.58)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $750,000 ($1918.16)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $42,000 ($107.42)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $270,000 ($690.54)

5.64% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,536 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.64%
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 Douglas County, MN  0.35% ($30,167 average AGI)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.29% ($31,700)


6.64% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,039 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.64%
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 Hennepin County, MN  0.54% ($25,316 average AGI)
to Pope County, MN  0.46% ($28,500)
to Douglas County, MN  0.40% ($64,286)

Strongest AM radio stations in Chokio:

  • KMRS (1230 AM; 1 kW; MORRIS, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBRF (1250 AM; 10 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KMSD (1510 AM; 5 kW; MILBANK, SD; Owner: BIG STONE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KDIO (1350 AM; 1 kW; ORTONVILLE, MN; Owner: BIG STONE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WBHR (660 AM; 10 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HERBERT M. HOPPE)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Chokio:

  • KRSU (91.3 FM; APPLETON, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KNCM (88.5 FM; APPLETON, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KKOK-FM (95.7 FM; MORRIS, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCGN-FM (101.5 FM; ORTONVILLE, MN; Owner: CGN CORPORATION)
  • KRVY-FM (97.3 FM; STARBUCK, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KUMM (89.7 FM; MORRIS, MN; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, MORRIS)

TV broadcast stations around Chokio:

  • K27EN (Channel 27; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: FEDERATED TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE)
  • K39DZ (Channel 39; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: FEDERATED TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE)
  • K45DP (Channel 45; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: FEDERATED TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE)
  • K51EJ (Channel 51; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: FEDERATED TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE)
  • K18DU (Channel 18; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: TRI-COUNTY UHF-TV, INC.)
  • K55FW (Channel 55; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: FEDERATED TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE)
  • K57BL (Channel 57; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: FEDERATED TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE)
  • K31DH (Channel 31; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: TRI-COUNTY UHF-TV, INC.)
  • K53DX (Channel 53; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: FEDERATED TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE)
  • K59BT (Channel 59; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: FEDERATED TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE)
  • K61BJ (Channel 61; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: FEDERATED TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE)
  • K63BW (Channel 63; DONNELLY/HERMAN, MN; Owner: FEDERATED TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE)
  • K21AK (Channel 21; APPLETON, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA, INC.)
  • KWCM-TV (Channel 10; APPLETON, MN; Owner: WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA EDUCATIONAL TV COMPANY)
  • 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.)
  • K54AK (Channel 54; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)

Chokio fatal accident list:

Dec 1, 1998 06:05 AM, Sr-28, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Sep 7, 1994 10:25 PM, 13, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 1m3ftTotal length
  • 731Total average daily traffic
  • 740Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • Dennis C Olson, Adjacent To Csah 19. S 1/2 Ne 1/4 And N 1/2 Se 1/4 Of Section 12, T124n, R45w (Lat: 45.561167 Lon: -96.243056), Type: 128.9, Overall height: 121.9 m, Registrant: 7632412266, Dcolson@grenergy.Com, 17845 EAST HIGHWAY 10
  • Dennis C Olson, Adjacent To Csah 19. S 1/2 Ne 1/4 And N 1/2 Se 1/4 Of Section 12, T124n, R45w (Lat: 45.561167 Lon: -96.243056), Type: 128.9, Overall height: 121.9 m, Registrant: 7632412266, Dcolson@grenergy.Com, 17845 EAST HIGHWAY 10
  • Dennis C Olson, Adjacent To Csah 19. S 1/2 Ne 1/4 And N 1/2 Se 1/4 Of Section 12, T124n, R45w (Lat: 45.561167 Lon: -96.243056), Type: 128.9, Overall height: 121.9 m, Registrant: 7634455560, Dcolson@grenergy.Com, 12300 ELM CREEK BOULEVARD
  • 3.4 Mi Nw (Lat: 45.585000 Lon: -96.242222), Type: 122.8, Overall height: 121.9 m, Registrant: 6123247111

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • 1 Mi N 2 Mi E & 2 1/2 Mi N (Lat: 45.717194 Lon: -96.225611), Call Sign: KNEN671, Licensee ID: L00055592
    Assigned Frequencies: 464.525 MHzGrant Date: 10/09/2002, Expiration Date: 11/13/2012, Cancellation Date: 01/19/2013Registrant: George Libbon, 62574 130th St, Chokio, MN 56221, Phone: (320) 677-2777
  • 58358 210th Street (Lat: 45.577750 Lon: -96.177000), Type: Rig, Structure height: 17.7 m, Overall height: 23 m, Call Sign: KNFG460
    Assigned Frequencies: 464.425 MHzGrant Date: 03/26/2012, Expiration Date: 02/28/2022Registrant: Brandon Communications, 800 Central Avenue N, Brandon, MN 56315, Phone: (320) 524-2283, Email:
  • Lat: 45.535250 Lon: -96.242278, Call Sign: WPDT944, Licensee ID: L00015436
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.925 MHzGrant Date: 01/28/2014, Expiration Date: 11/12/2023Registrant: Dierks Bros Inc
  • 2 Blks W Bn R Rd & Stevens County Hwy 13 (Lat: 45.575806 Lon: -96.177278), Call Sign: WSG633
    Assigned Frequencies: 464.875 MHz, 464.875 MHzGrant Date: 12/21/2004, Expiration Date: 03/13/2015, Cancellation Date: 01/16/2015Registrant: Brandon Communications, 800 Central Avenue N, Brandon, MN 56315, Phone: (320) 524-2283
  • Lat: 45.415472 Lon: -96.118556, Call Sign: WQSG870
    Assigned Frequencies: 466.150 MHzGrant Date: 09/18/2013, Expiration Date: 09/18/2023, Certifier: Jason EricksonRegistrant: Brandon Communications, 800 Central Avenue North, Brandon, MN 56315, Phone: (320) 524-2283, Fax: (320) 524-2409, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • MOONSHINE, 3.3 Miles West And 0.7 Miles South Of Chokio, Mn (Lat: 45.561167 Lon: -96.243056), Type: Tower, Structure height: 121.9 m, Overall height: 128.9 m, Call Sign: WQIX741
    Assigned Frequencies: 6645.00 MHz, 6585.00 MHzGrant Date: 06/12/2008, Expiration Date: 06/12/2018, Certifier: Marty L BerlingerRegistrant: Otter Tail Power Company, 215 South Cascade Street, Fergus Falls, MN 56537, Phone: (218) 739-8584, Fax: (218) 739-8632, Email:
  • Chokio Public Schools Box 87 (Lat: 45.572722 Lon: -96.176167), Overall height: 15.2 m, Call Sign: WLD369, Licensee ID: L00125055
    Assigned Frequencies: 2042.00 MHzGrant Date: 02/27/1985, Expiration Date: 04/01/2014, Cancellation Date: 01/11/2011Registrant: West Central Minnesota Educational Tv Corp., 120 West Schlieman Avenue, Appleton, MN 56208

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • 3.4 Miles Nw Of Chokio (Lat: 45.585222 Lon: -96.242278), Call Sign: WQZ637
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.570 MHzGrant Date: 03/09/1999, Expiration Date: 07/01/2008, Cancellation Date: 11/12/2004Registrant: Blooston, Mordkofsky, Jackson, & Dickens, 2120 L Street Nw Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 659-0830, Fax: (202) 828-5568

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KB0UUN, Licensee ID: L00821512, Grant Date: 02/03/2016, Expiration Date: 01/12/2026, Certifier: Roger J Witt, Registrant: Roger J Witt, 62495 310th St, Chokio, MN 56221-3007
  • Call Sign: KD6JEB, Licensee ID: L00768235, Grant Date: 11/22/2013, Expiration Date: 12/07/2023, Registrant: Jason S De Vita, 63501 300th St, Chokio, MN 56221
  • Call Sign: KE0QK, Previous Call Sign: N0BGQ, Grant Date: 09/15/1987, Expiration Date: 09/15/1997, Cancellation Date: 09/16/1999, Registrant: Roy I Fluegel, 306 S 3rd Ave, Chokio, MN 56221

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172H (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3903R , Serial Number: 17255403, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 10/26/1966
    Registrant (Corporation): Pomme De Terre Flying Club Inc, 109 3rd St East Box 340, Chokio, MN 56235
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-34-220T (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 7, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-360 SER (225 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8403J , Serial Number: 34-8133139, Year manufactured: 1981, Airworthiness Date: 05/22/1981
    Registrant (Corporation): Blue Sky Investments LLC, Po Box 321, Chokio, MN 56221

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

  • CHOKIO (Population served: 418, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 9
Most common first names in Chokio, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William1078.7 years
Walter672.5 years
Robert672.2 years
Floyd678.3 years
John681.3 years
Herman679.7 years
James583.4 years
Earl572.6 years
Clara582.0 years
Henry484.5 years
Most common last names in Chokio, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Zimmerman1282.9 years
Grossman688.0 years
Johnson674.0 years
Snell674.8 years
Carlson672.8 years
Damerow580.8 years
Ritter582.4 years
Boekholt480.5 years
Hagen482.5 years
Wade475.5 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (56%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (36%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Businesses in Chokio, MN

  • True Value: 1

Chokio compared to Minnesota 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 significantly above 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 below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
There are 2 pilots and no other airmen in this city.
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