Cobden, Minnesota

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Population in 2014: 35 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -42.6%
Males: 16  (47.1%)
Females: 19  (52.9%)
Median resident age:  50.7 years
Minnesota median age:  37.9 years

Zip code: 56085

Estimated median household income in 2016: $60,819 (it was $43,750 in 2000)
Cobden:

$60,819
MN:

$65,599

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $20,349 (it was $15,179 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $55,816 (it was $32,500 in 2000)
Cobden:

$55,816
MN:

$211,800

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $116,564; Detached houses: $115,803
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  • Races in Cobden, MN (2010)

    Cobden races chart
    • 2980.6%White alone
    • 411.1%Hispanic
    • 25.6%Two or more races
    • 12.8%American Indian alone
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Cobden: 85.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (61.5%), American (30.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1035 feet

Land area: 0.96 square miles.

Population density: 37 people per square mile   (very low).

Cobden, Minnesota map

For population 25 years and over in Cobden:

  • High school or higher: 73.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 4.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cobden city:

  • Never married: 47.7%
  • Now married: 23.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 11.6%
  • Divorced: 17.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $346 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $493 (0.6%)

Cobden satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Eden Prairie, MN (78.9 miles , pop. 54,901).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (90.9 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (399.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Evan, MN (2.2 miles) , Sleepy Eye, MN (2.5 miles ), Springfield, MN (2.7 miles ), Morgan, MN (3.1 miles ), Clements, MN (3.5 miles) , Comfrey, MN (3.5 miles ), Sanborn, MN (3.9 miles ), Darfur, MN (4.0 miles) .

Latitude: 44.29 N, Longitude: 94.85 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 507

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

3.1%
Minnesota:

3.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -1 (-1.6%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (80%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (0%)
  • Manufacturing (43%)
  • Educational services (29%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Material moving occupations (60%)
  • Production occupations (40%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Production occupations (43%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (29%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (29%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)

Average climate in Cobden, Minnesota

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Tornado activity:

Cobden-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 31% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/13/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 37.2 miles away from the Cobden city center killed 9 people and injured 150 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/29/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 28.7 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 19 people and caused $75 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Cobden-area historical earthquake activity is above Minnesota state average. It is 80% 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 112.1 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 119.2 miles away from Cobden center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 226.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 228.5 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 143.2 miles away from Cobden 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 183.3 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 Brown County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Cobden topographic map

Birthplace of: Lefty Bertrand - Baseball player.

Hospitals and medical centers near Cobden:

  • SLEEPY EYE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; SLEEPY EYE, MN)
  • ST JOHN LUTHERAN HOME (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; SPRINGFIELD, MN)
  • MAYO CLINIC HEALTH SYSTEM - SPRINGFIELD Critical Access Hospitals (about 7 miles away; SPRINGFIELD, MN)
  • SPRINGFIELD MEDICAL CTR/MAYO HLTH SYS (Hospital, about 7 miles away; SPRINGFIELD, MN)
  • COMFREY HOSPITAL INC (Hospital, about 13 miles away; COMFREY, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cobden:

  • South Central College (about 41 miles; North Mankato, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,726)
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 44 miles; Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 13,940)
  • Gustavus Adolphus College (about 44 miles; Saint Peter, MN; FT enrollment: 2,496)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 47 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 3,711)
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College (about 51 miles; Granite Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,225)
  • Ridgewater College (about 60 miles; Willmar, MN; FT enrollment: 3,288)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 62 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)

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Brown County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 0.0%
Average household size:
This city:  2.0 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  38.9%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  16.7%
Whole state:  6.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.4
Minnesota average:

10.7

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Cobden city (based on Brown County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic10,7787
Evangelical Protestant6,54716
Mainline Protestant5,75015
Other752
None2,743-
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: 6
Brown County:

2.31 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

3.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 24
Here:

9.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.6%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Brown County:

28.4%
Minnesota:

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

11.4%
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 2$76$4560$0
Sewerage 2$500$3,0000$0
Totals for Government 4$576$1,7280$0

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $3,000 ($85.71)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($57.14)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($57.14)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($28.57)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($28.57)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $194,000 ($5542.86)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,000 ($114.29)

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

  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $5,000 ($142.86)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $2,000 ($57.14)
  • Tax - NEC: $3,000 ($85.71)
    Property: $1,000 ($28.57)

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

  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $200,000 ($5714.29)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $195,000 ($5571.43)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $5,000 ($142.86)

4.08% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,887 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.08%
Minnesota average:

6.51%

0.10% of residents moved from foreign countries ($7,386 average AGI)
Brown County:

0.10%
Minnesota average:

0.02%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Nicollet County, MN  0.50% ($38,778 average AGI)
from Blue Earth County, MN  0.45% ($25,714)
from Redwood County, MN  0.28% ($32,333)


4.81% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,011 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.81%
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 Nicollet County, MN  0.56% ($38,557 average AGI)
to Blue Earth County, MN  0.44% ($31,333)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.32% ($44,143)

Strongest AM radio stations in Cobden:

  • 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)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KNUJ (860 AM; 1 kW; NEW ULM, MN)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KTOE (1420 AM; 5 kW; MANKATO, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KKOJ (1190 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MN; Owner: KLEVEN BROADCASTING CO. OF MINN.)
  • WBHR (660 AM; 10 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HERBERT M. HOPPE)
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KLGR (1490 AM; 1 kW; REDWOOD FALLS, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cobden:

  • KNUJ-FM (107.3 FM; SLEEPY EYE, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • K222AE (92.3 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MN; Owner: PRAIRIE LIGHT CHRISTIAN RADIO)
  • KEEZ-FM (99.1 FM; MANKATO, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KRRW (101.5 FM; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KNSG (94.7 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KGAC (90.5 FM; ST. PETER, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KXLP (93.1 FM; NEW ULM, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KXAC (100.5 FM; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KLGR-FM (97.7 FM; REDWOOD FALLS, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Cobden:

  • K30FN (Channel 30; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TELEVISION ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN MINNESOTA)
  • K16CG (Channel 16; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K21DG (Channel 21; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K24CP (Channel 24; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K26CS (Channel 26; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K35DC (Channel 35; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K42AV (Channel 42; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K44AD (Channel 60; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K46AA (Channel 46; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K48AA (Channel 48; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K50AB (Channel 50; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K52AB (Channel 52; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K54AC (Channel 54; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K14KE (Channel 14; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MINNESOTA)
  • K19CA (Channel 19; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: UNITED COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • K40BU (Channel 40; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • KEYC-TV (Channel 12; MANKATO, MN; Owner: UNITED COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • K46FY (Channel 46; REDWOOD FALLS, MN; Owner: REDWOOD TV IMPROVEMENT CORPORATION)
  • K17BV (Channel 17; REDWOOD FALLS, MN; Owner: REDWOOD TV IMPROVEMENT CORP.)
  • K39CH (Channel 39; REDWOOD FALLS, MN; Owner: REDWOOD TV IMPROVEMENT)
  • K54GH (Channel 54; REDWOOD FALLS, MN; Owner: REDWOOD TV IMPROVEMENT CORPORATION)
  • K19CV (Channel 19; REDWOOD FALLS, MN; Owner: REDWOOD TV IMPROVEMENT)
  • K48GQ (Channel 48; REDWOOD FALLS, MN; Owner: REDWOOD TV IMPROVEMENT CORPORATION)
  • K52GU (Channel 52; REDWOOD FALLS, MN; Owner: REDWOOD TV IMPROVEMENT CORPORATION)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 4m13ftTotal length
  • 2,650Total average daily traffic
  • 291Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Cobden)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • A1P0860C, 33864 Us Hwy 14 (Cobden - 050071) (Lat: 44.285528 Lon: -94.865083), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 94.5 m, Call Sign: WQVQ340
    Assigned Frequencies: 11425.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHzGrant Date: 04/14/2015, Expiration Date: 04/14/2025, Certifier: David WerblowRegistrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:

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

  • COBDEN (Population served: 36, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (70%)
  • Other fuel (20%)

Cobden 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.
  • 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 significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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