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Polk County

Population in 2012: 265 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +9.1%
 

Males: 135  (51.3%)
Females: 130  (48.7%)

Median resident age:  32.1 years
Minnesota median age:  43.1 years

Zip codes: 56523.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $38,959 (it was $24,688 in 2000)
Climax:

$38,959
Minnesota:

$56,954
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $19,770

Climax city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $57,310 (it was $43,800 in 2000)
Climax:

$57,310
Minnesota:

$183,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $71,583; Detached houses: $76,420; Mobile homes: $28,056

Median gross rent in 2011: $469.

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  • White alone - 237 (88.8%)
  • Hispanic - 18 (6.7%)
  • Black alone - 5 (1.9%)
  • Two or more races - 5 (1.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.7%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Climax: 86.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Norwegian (43.6%), German (21.4%), Irish (4.4%), French (3.8%), Arab (3.6%), Swedish (3.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 865 feet

Land area: 1.15 square miles.

Population density: 231 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Climax:

  • High school or higher: 94.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.2%
  • Unemployed: 16.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Climax city:

  • Never married: 26.8%
  • Now married: 57.3%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 5.6%
  • Divorced: 9.9%

15 residents are foreign born (5.5% Latin America).

This city:  5.9%
Minnesota:  6.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,152 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $1,197 (2.0%)

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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 ), 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 ), Halstad, MN (4.2 miles ).

Latitude: 47.61 N, Longitude: 96.82 W

Area code: 218

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.1%
Minnesota:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -21 (-8.0%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (33%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (21%)
  • Construction (18%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (14%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other construction workers and helpers (16%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (12%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Material moving workers except laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (19%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (19%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (6%)
  • Religious workers (6%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)

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Tornado activity:

Climax-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 26% greater 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.

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: 12, Storms: 11, Floods: 9, Tornadoes: 6, Heavy Rains: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snow: 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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Hospitals/medical centers near Climax:

  • RIVERVIEW HOSPITAL (Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 16 miles away; CROOKSTON, MN)

Political contributions by individuals in Climax, MN

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Climax:

  • University of North Dakota (about 25 miles; Grand Forks, ND; Full-time enrollment: 10,215)
  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 47 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,038)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 50 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 11,679)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 52 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 5,882)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 52 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,740)
  • Bemidji State University (about 91 miles; Bemidji, MN; FT enrollment: 3,658)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 98 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 3,462)

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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

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

  • CLIMAX (Address: P.O. Box 214, Population served: 237, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 13.3%
(13.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race 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:  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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Climax, MN

Climax compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Climax travel time to work - commute


Climax mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (37%)
  • Electricity (36%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (23%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Climax (based on Polk County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 73.32%
Here73.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchAssociation of Free Lutheran CongregationsPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents43.0%36.5%6.9%4.3%3.5%
Congregations42.7%10.7%9.3%12.0%4.0%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchBaptist General ConferenceEvangelical Free Church of AmericaLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents1.9%1.0%0.5%0.5%1.9%
Congregations5.3%2.7%1.3%1.3%10.7%
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: 7
Polk County:

2.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

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

5.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.5%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Polk County:

27.6%
State:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.9%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$941
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$561
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 2$452
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$407
Sewerage 0$0 1$632
Water Supply 0$0 1$391
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$587
Totals for Government 0$0 13$3,971

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $9,000 ($33.96)
  • Current Operations - Parks & Recreation: $164,000 ($618.87)
    Water Utilities: $20,000 ($75.47)
    Sewerage: $19,000 ($71.70)
    Regular Highways: $19,000 ($71.70)
    General - Other: $18,000 ($67.92)
    Housing & Community Development: $15,000 ($56.60)
    Financial Administration: $14,000 ($52.83)
    Solid Waste Management: $11,000 ($41.51)
    Fire Protection: $9,000 ($33.96)
    Police Protection: $8,000 ($30.19)
    Libraries: $6,000 ($22.64)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($11.32)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $10,000 ($37.74)
    Parks & Recreation: $6,000 ($22.64)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($11.32)
    Sewerage: $2,000 ($7.55)
    Water Utilities: $1,000 ($3.77)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $24,000 ($90.57)

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

  • Charges - Parks & Recreation: $118,000 ($445.28)
    Sewerage: $13,000 ($49.06)
    Solid Waste Management: $12,000 ($45.28)
    Housing & Community Development: $4,000 ($15.09)
    All Other: $1,000 ($3.77)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $22,000 ($83.02)
    Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($18.87)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $33,000 ($124.53)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $64,000 ($241.51)
    All Other: $6,000 ($22.64)
  • Tax - Property: $41,000 ($154.72)

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

  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $50,000 ($188.68)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $50,000 ($188.68)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $356,000 ($1343.40)

6.19% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,008 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.19%
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 Grand Forks County, ND  1.79% ($32,507 average AGI)
from Marshall County, MN  0.26% ($30,933)
from Red Lake County, MN  0.24% ($17,571)


7.26% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,344 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.26%
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 Grand Forks County, ND  1.73% ($24,358 average AGI)
to Cass County, ND  0.43% ($26,440)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.32% ($30,973)

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
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 7 meters (23ft)
Total average daily traffic: 1,097
Total average daily truck traffic: 131
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 1,150


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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