Climax, Minnesota

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Population in 2013: 266 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +9.5%
 
Males: 130  (48.9%)
Females: 136  (51.1%)
Median resident age:  38.2 years
Minnesota median age:  37.7 years

Zip codes: 56523.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $37,092 (it was $24,688 in 2000)
Climax:

$37,092
MN:

$60,702

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $20,370 (it was $14,320 in 2000)

Climax city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $60,768 (it was $43,800 in 2000)
Climax:

$60,768
MN:

$180,100

Median gross rent in 2013: $445.

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  • Races in Climax, MN (2010)

    Climax races chart
    • 23788.8%White alone
    • 186.7%Hispanic
    • 51.9%Black alone
    • 51.9%Two or more races
    • 20.7%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Climax: 86.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Norwegian (41.3%), German (18.6%), French (6.0%), United States (4.7%), Arab (4.4%), English (4.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 865 feet

Land area: 1.15 square miles.

Population density: 232 people per square mile   (very low).

Climax,MN real estate house value index trend

Climax, Minnesota map

For population 25 years and over in Climax:

  • High school or higher: 93.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.1%
  • Unemployed: 9.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Climax city:

  • Never married: 31.2%
  • Now married: 47.1%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 4.8%
  • Divorced: 15.8%

18 residents are foreign born (6.8% Latin America, 0.8% Africa).

This city:

7.6%
Minnesota:

7.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,135 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $726 (2.1%)

Climax satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (51.0 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (249.3 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (599.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Nielsville, MN (2.4 miles) , Shelly, MN (3.2 miles ), Caledonia, ND (3.3 miles) , Fisher, MN (3.6 miles ), Buxton, ND (3.6 miles ), Beltrami, MN (3.8 miles) , Reynolds, ND (3.8 miles ), Crookston, MN (3.9 miles ).

Latitude: 47.61 N, Longitude: 96.82 W

Area code: 218

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

4.5%
Minnesota:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -21 (-8.0%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (31%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (27%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (24%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (20%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Community and social service occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (23%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Community and social service occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (7%)

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

Average climate in Climax, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Tornado activity:

Climax-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Minnesota state average. It is 15% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/26/2007, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 37.8 miles away from the Climax city center killed one person and injured 18 people and caused $50 million in damages.

On 6/16/1973, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 20.4 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Climax-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 139.1 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 695.4 miles away from Climax center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 136.1 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 265.9 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 126.0 miles away from Climax 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 275.7 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 Polk County (24) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 20
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 21, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 6, Heavy Rains: 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).
Climax topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Climax:

  • RIVERVIEW HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; CROOKSTON, MN)
  • RIVERVIEW HOSPITAL AND NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; CROOKSTON, MN)
  • VILLA ST VINCENT (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; CROOKSTON, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Climax:

  • University of North Dakota (about 25 miles; Grand Forks, ND; Full-time enrollment: 12,858)
  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 47 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,717)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 50 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 52 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 52 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)
  • Bemidji State University (about 92 miles; Bemidji, MN; FT enrollment: 4,316)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 93 miles; Wahpeton, ND; FT enrollment: 2,318)

Public high school in Climax:

Public elementary/middle school in Climax:

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Notable locations in Climax: Climax Municipal Golf Course (A), Climax Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Polk 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 2001 was 44.2. This is significantly better than average.

City:

44.2
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 8.35. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.35
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Climax and their reported violations in the past:

CLIMAX (Population served: 267, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between FEB-24-2010 and FEB-23-2020, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAR-30-2010), St Compliance Meeting conducted (MAR-30-2010), St Public Notif requested (MAR-30-2010), St Public Notif received (3 times from APR-08-2010 to MAR-28-2012), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAY-16-2012), St Public Notif received (JUN-18-2012), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-01-2012), St Public Notif received (AUG-09-2013), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-14-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from SEP-06-2011 to SEP-19-2011), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-18-2011), St Public Notif requested (NOV-18-2011), St Public Notif received (NOV-30-2011), St Compliance achieved (DEC-23-2011)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.4%
(19.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  56.3%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.1%
Whole state:  6.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Climax compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.6
Minnesota average:

10.7

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (42%)
  • Electricity (35%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (16%)
  • Utility gas (3%)
  • Wood (2%)

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 Climax city (based on Polk County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant9,58235
Catholic6,50013
Evangelical Protestant3,31139
Other2926
None11,915-
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: 7
Polk County:

2.28 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Polk County:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Polk County:

5.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 18
Here:

5.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.5%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Polk County:

27.6%
Minnesota:

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

10.9%
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$797
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$798
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$187
Fire - Other 0$0 1$122
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$66
Sewerage 0$0 3$744
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$12
Water Supply 0$0 2$505
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$158
Totals for Government 0$0 12$3,389

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $9,000 ($33.83)
  • Current Operations - Parks & Recreation: $164,000 ($616.54)
    Water Utilities: $20,000 ($75.19)
    Sewerage: $19,000 ($71.43)
    Regular Highways: $19,000 ($71.43)
    General - Other: $18,000 ($67.67)
    Housing & Community Development: $15,000 ($56.39)
    Financial Administration: $14,000 ($52.63)
    Solid Waste Management: $11,000 ($41.35)
    Fire Protection: $9,000 ($33.83)
    Police Protection: $8,000 ($30.08)
    Libraries: $6,000 ($22.56)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($11.28)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $10,000 ($37.59)
    Parks & Recreation: $6,000 ($22.56)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($11.28)
    Sewerage: $2,000 ($7.52)
    Water Utilities: $1,000 ($3.76)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $24,000 ($90.23)

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

  • Charges - Parks & Recreation: $118,000 ($443.61)
    Sewerage: $13,000 ($48.87)
    Solid Waste Management: $12,000 ($45.11)
    Housing & Community Development: $4,000 ($15.04)
    All Other: $1,000 ($3.76)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $22,000 ($82.71)
    Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($18.80)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $33,000 ($124.06)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $64,000 ($240.60)
    All Other: $6,000 ($22.56)
  • Tax - Property: $41,000 ($154.14)

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

  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $50,000 ($187.97)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $50,000 ($187.97)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $356,000 ($1338.35)

6.04% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,366 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.04%
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 Grand Forks County, ND  1.84% ($34,149 average AGI)
from Cass County, ND  0.27% ($26,156)
from Pennington County, MN  0.25% ($31,100)


6.74% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,472 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.74%
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 Grand Forks County, ND  1.91% ($30,517 average AGI)
to Clay County, MN  0.37% ($33,800)
to Cass County, ND  0.34% ($24,732)

Strongest AM radio stations in Climax:

  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KNOX (1310 AM; 5 kW; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KCNN (1590 AM; 5 kW; EAST GRAND FORKS, MN; Owner: KRAD, INC.)
  • KROX (1260 AM; 1 kW; CROOKSTON, MN)
  • KQWB (1660 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KMAV (1520 AM; daytime; 3 kW; MAYVILLE, ND; Owner: R & J BROADCASTING)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • WDAY (970 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • KFGO (790 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KKCQ (1480 AM; 5 kW; FOSSTON, MN; Owner: PINE TO PRAIRIE BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Climax:

  • KZLT-FM (104.3 FM; EAST GRAND FORKS, MN; Owner: KRAD, INC.)
  • KYCK (97.1 FM; CROOKSTON, MN; Owner: SS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KQHT (96.1 FM; CROOKSTON, MN; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KQMN (91.5 FM; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WDAY-FM (93.7 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KJKJ (107.5 FM; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKXL-FM (92.9 FM; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

TV broadcast stations around Climax:

  • KXJB-TV (Channel 4; VALLEY CITY, ND; Owner: CATAMOUNT BROADCASTING OF FARGO LLC)
  • KVLY-TV (Channel 11; FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTH DAKOTA TELEVISION LICENSE SUB, L.L.C.)
  • K49FF (Channel 49; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WDAY-TV (Channel 6; FARGO, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • KFME (Channel 13; FARGO, ND; Owner: PRAIRIE PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)

Climax fatal accident list:

Jan 26, 1990 10:35 PM, 75, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 7m23ftTotal length
  • 1,097Total average daily traffic
  • 131Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,150Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • Guy Chambers, On Us Hwy 75, .25 Mile South Of 360th St. Sw. (Lat: 47.640194 Lon: -96.815694), Type: 106.7, Overall height: 100.6 m
    Registrant: 6512347966, Guy.Chambers@state.Mn.Us, 395 JOHN IRELAND BOULEVARD
  • Guy Chambers, On Us Hwy 75, .25 Mile South Of 360th St. Sw. (Lat: 47.640194 Lon: -96.815694), Type: 106.7, Overall height: 100.6 m
    Registrant: 6512347966, Guy.Chambers@state.Mn.Us, 395 JOHN IRELAND BOULEVARD
  • Guy Chambers, On Us Hwy 75, .25 Mile South Of 360th St. Sw. (Lat: 47.640194 Lon: -96.815694), Type: 106.7, Overall height: 100.6 m
    Registrant: 6512347969, James.Mohn@state.Mn.Us, 395 JOHN IRELAND BOULEVARD

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 4 Mi W Of Eldred (Lat: 47.709694 Lon: -96.857306), Call Sign: KXY882, Licensee ID: L00023968
    Assigned Frequencies: 460.925 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/10/2004, Expiration Date: 03/22/2014
    Registrant: Thoreson, Delano:thoreson, I E Dba Thoreson Brothers, 37430 320th St. Sw, Climax, MN 56523, Phone: (218) 857-3391, Email:
  • Lat: 47.700917 Lon: -96.855861, Call Sign: WQKH600
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.500 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/21/2009, Expiration Date: 05/21/2019, Certifier: Vance Thoreson
    Registrant: Stones Mobile Radio, Inc., 1550 47th Avenue, South, Grand Forks, ND 58201, Phone: (701) 772-6691, Fax: (701) 772-7096, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Eldred, On Us Hwy 75, .25 Mile South Of 360th St. Sw. (Lat: 47.640194 Lon: -96.815694), Type: Tower, Structure height: 100.6 m, Overall height: 106.7 m, Call Sign: WQNK581
    Assigned Frequencies: 6546.25 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/04/2011, Expiration Date: 03/04/2021, Certifier: Thomas E Walsh
    Registrant: Minnesota Dept Of Transportation, 395 John Ireland Blvd Ms730, St Paul, MN 55155, Phone: (651) 234-7973, Fax: (651) 234-7960, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KD0CHZ, Licensee ID: L01344475
    Grant Date: 12/04/2007, Expiration Date: 12/04/2017, Certifier: Brian Evenson
    Registrant: Brian Evenson, 310 Centennial St, Climax, MN 56523-0053

Most common first names in Climax, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Carl576.6 years
Anna580.4 years
Edwin577.6 years
Howard372.3 years
George375.7 years
Alice377.7 years
Elmer374.0 years
Henry370.9 years
Gladys385.3 years
Marcus376.3 years
Most common last names in Climax, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Erickson784.3 years
Hanson682.0 years
Strommen675.5 years
Dale572.8 years
Gunderson568.8 years
Brokke474.0 years
Stortroen485.0 years
Thompson480.3 years
Gorden381.7 years
Larson381.0 years
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