Chokio, Minnesota

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Population in 2017: 377 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -14.9%
 
Males: 181  (48.2%)
Females: 196  (51.8%)
Median resident age:

39.7 years
Minnesota median age:

37.9 years

Zip codes: 56221.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $49,511 (it was $34,107 in 2000)
Chokio:

$49,511
MN:

$68,388

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $24,767 (it was $15,891 in 2000)

Chokio city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $86,869 (it was $45,800 in 2000)
Chokio:

$86,869
MN:

$224,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $93,907; detached houses: $94,984; mobile homes: $60,367

Median gross rent in 2017: $593.

March 2019 cost of living index in Chokio: 85.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 15.9%
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  • Races in Chokio, MN (2010)
    • 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

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Ancestries: German (60.7%), Norwegian (23.4%), Irish (4.5%), English (4.0%), Czech (3.0%), American (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1125 feet

Land area: 0.49 square miles.

Population density: 762 people per square mile   (low).

Chokio, Minnesota map

14 residents are foreign born

This city:

2.9%
Minnesota:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,237 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,272 (1.6%)

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 )

Latitude: 45.57 N, Longitude: 96.17 W

Area code: 320

Distribution of median household income in Chokio, MN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Chokio, MN in 2017
Chokio satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $182,500
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $182,500
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $200,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Chokio, MN residents
Average permit cost in Chokio, MN
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.7%
Minnesota:

4.1%
Most common industries in Chokio, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (14.5%)
  • Educational services (13.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (10.9%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (8.6%)
  • Truck transportation (5.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.4%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (3.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (20.5%)
  • Educational services (11.1%)
  • Truck transportation (6.8%)
  • Warehousing & storage (6.0%)
  • Construction (5.1%)
  • Health care (5.1%)
  • Farm supplies merchant wholesalers (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (25.0%)
  • Educational services (16.3%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (15.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.8%)
  • Public administration (3.8%)
  • Truck transportation (3.8%)
Most common occupations in Chokio, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9.0%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.4%)
  • Communications equipment operators (5.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.5%)
  • Cashiers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13.7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (12.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Communications equipment operators (11.5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (7.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Cashiers (4.8%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (4.8%)

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
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2002 was 13.5. This is significantly better than average.

City:

13.5
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

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.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

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.:

1.789

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 the city 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 Chokio 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 Chokio 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 the city 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 (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 6, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 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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Points of interest:

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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

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

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

For population 15 years and over in Chokio:

Marital status in Chokio, MN
  • Never married: 18.9%
  • Now married: 57.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.7%
  • Divorced: 14.8%

For population 25 years and over in Chokio:

  • High school or higher: 92.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.1%
  • Unemployed: 3.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.9
Minnesota average:

10.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Chokio
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Chokio, MN (based on Stevens County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Here:

4.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.33 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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%
Minnesota:

13.0%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 1$4,300$51,6001$306
Financial Administration 0$0 1$2,864
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 1$4,300$51,6002$3,170

Chokio government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $372,000 ($986.74)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $128,000 ($339.52)
    Water Utilities: $91,000 ($241.38)
    Sewerage: $80,000 ($212.20)
    Solid Waste Management: $45,000 ($119.36)
    Local Fire Protection: $43,000 ($114.06)
    General - Other: $34,000 ($90.19)
    Financial Administration: $20,000 ($53.05)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($10.61)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000 ($5.31)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $49,000 ($129.97)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $12,000 ($31.83)
    Water Utilities: $7,000 ($18.57)
    General - Other: $6,000 ($15.92)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $86,000 ($228.12)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $18,000 ($47.75)

Chokio government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $67,000 ($177.72)
    Solid Waste Management: $45,000 ($119.36)
    Regular Highways: $31,000 ($82.23)
    Other: $17,000 ($45.09)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $26,000 ($68.97)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($2.65)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $122,000 ($323.61)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $193,000 ($511.94)
    General Local Government Support: $132,000 ($350.13)
  • Tax - Property: $68,000 ($180.37)

Chokio government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,847,000 ($4899.20)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,760,000 ($4668.44)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,160,000 ($3076.92)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,073,000 ($2846.15)

Chokio government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $375,000 ($994.69)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $68,000 ($180.37)

7.23% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($50,338 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.23%
Minnesota average:

7.17%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Pope County, MN  0.74% ($48,741 average AGI)

Businesses in Chokio, MN

  • True Value: 1

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, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 13ft / 4.0mTotal length
  • 3,879Total average daily traffic
  • 185Total average daily truck traffic
  • 3,740Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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  • 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: Great River Energy, Dcolson@grenergy.Com, , 800 Elk R-iver, Phone: (763) 241-2266
  • 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: Great River Energy, Dcolson@grenergy.Com, , 800 Elk R-iver, Phone: (763) 241-2266
  • 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: Great River Energy, Dcolson@grenergy.Com, , 800 Maple- Grove, Phone: (763) 445-5560
  • 3.4 Mi Nw (Lat: 45.585000 Lon: -96.242222), Type: 122.8, Overall height: 121.9 m, Registrant: Federated Telephone Cooperative, 156 Choki-o, Phone: (612) 324-7111

FCC Registered Broadcast 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 MHz, Grant Date: 10/09/2002, Expiration Date: 11/13/2012, Cancellation Date: 01/19/2013, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 03/26/2012, Expiration Date: 02/28/2022, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 01/28/2014, Expiration Date: 11/12/2023, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 12/21/2004, Expiration Date: 03/13/2015, Cancellation Date: 01/16/2015, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 09/18/2013, Expiration Date: 09/18/2023, Certifier: Jason Erickson, Registrant: Brandon Communications, 800 Central Avenue North, Brandon, MN 56315, Phone: (320) 524-2283, Fax: (320) 524-2409, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • 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 MHz, Grant Date: 03/28/2018, Expiration Date: 06/12/2028, Certifier: Marty L Berlinger, Registrant: Otter Tail Power Company, 215 South Cascade Street, Fergus Falls, MN 56537, Phone: (218) 739-8584, Fax: (218) 739-8632, Email:
  • Herman Lampert, 63553 Cr-20 (Lat: 45.713778 Lon: -96.245444), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 45 m, Call Sign: WRCD969,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10755.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, Grant Date: 09/06/2018, Expiration Date: 09/06/2028, Certifier: David J Coudron, Registrant: Intelpath, Hinsdale, IL 60522, Phone: (312) 841-9188, 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 MHz, Grant Date: 02/27/1985, Expiration Date: 04/01/2014, Cancellation Date: 01/11/2011, Registrant: West Central Minnesota Educational Tv Corp., 120 West Schlieman Avenue, Appleton, MN 56208

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

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  • 3.4 Miles Nw Of Chokio (Lat: 45.585222 Lon: -96.242278), Call Sign: WQZ637,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.570 MHz, Grant Date: 03/09/1999, Expiration Date: 07/01/2008, Cancellation Date: 11/12/2004, Registrant: 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:

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  • 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:

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  • 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, Certificate Issue Date: 07/17/1980
    Registrant (Corporation): Pomme De Terre Flying Club Inc, Po Box 173, Chokio, MN 56221
  • 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, Airworthiness Date: 05/22/1981, Certificate Issue Date: 08/09/2018
    Registrant (LLC): Blue Sky Investments LLC, Po Box 321, Chokio, MN 56221

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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Chokio, MN
  • 42.6%Electricity
  • 40.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 12.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.7%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Chokio, MN
  • 52.6%Electricity
  • 29.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 17.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


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