Comstock, Minnesota

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Population in 2014: 93 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -24.4%
Males: 56  (60.6%)
Females: 37  (39.4%)
Median resident age:  41.9 years
Minnesota median age:  37.9 years

Zip code: 56525

Estimated median household income in 2016: $56,208 (it was $37,917 in 2000)
Comstock:

$56,208
MN:

$65,599

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $25,467 (it was $19,781 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $116,573 (it was $62,200 in 2000)
Comstock:

$116,573
MN:

$211,800

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $111,487; Detached houses: $110,759
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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Comstock: 84.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (26.8%), Scandinavian (26.8%), Norwegian (23.2%), European (10.7%), Scottish (3.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 920 feet

Land area: 0.22 square miles.

Population density: 431 people per square mile   (low).

Comstock, Minnesota map

For population 25 years and over in Comstock:

  • High school or higher: 97.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 31.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 16.2%
  • Unemployed: 4.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Comstock city:

  • Never married: 29.7%
  • Now married: 54.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.5%
  • Divorced: 12.0%

1 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.9%
Minnesota:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,211 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $800 (1.0%)

Comstock satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (14.9 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (204.6 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (558.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Oxbow, ND (1.7 miles ), Christine, ND (2.6 miles) , Wolverton, MN (2.6 miles) , Briarwood, ND (3.0 miles) , Sabin, MN (3.1 miles ), Baker, MN (3.2 miles) , Horace, ND (3.2 miles ), Frontier, ND (3.2 miles ).

Latitude: 46.66 N, Longitude: 96.75 W

Area code: 218

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

2.5%
Minnesota:

3.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: 0 (0.0%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (19%)
  • Wholesale trade (17%)
  • Other services, except public administration (14%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (58%)
  • Educational services (26%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (22%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (22%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Community and social service occupations (26%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (21%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (16%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)

Average climate in Comstock, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Comstock-area historical tornado activity is near Minnesota state average. It is 1% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/20/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 28.5 miles away from the Comstock city center killed 10 people and injured 103 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 7/2/1955, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.3 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 19 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Comstock-area historical earthquake activity is above Minnesota state average. It is 82% 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 76.4 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 71.6 miles away from Comstock center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 687.3 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 212.8 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 60.6 miles away from Comstock 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 215.3 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 Clay County (25) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 21
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 21, Storms: 12, Tornadoes: 5, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Comstock topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Comstock:

  • ELIM CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; FARGO, ND)
  • FRIENDSHIP-1635 (Hospital, about 13 miles away; FARGO, ND)
  • BETHANY ON 42ND (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; FARGO, ND)
  • VILLA MARIA (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; FARGO, ND)
  • FRIENDSHIP-2502 (Hospital, about 13 miles away; FARGO, ND)
  • FRIENDSHIP-3012 (Hospital, about 13 miles away; FARGO, ND)
  • SANFORD DIALYSIS FARGO (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; FARGO, ND)

Amtrak station near Comstock:

  • 16 miles: FARGO (420 4TH ST. N) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Comstock:

  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 14 miles; Moorhead, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,767)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 15 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 17 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 28 miles; Wahpeton, ND; FT enrollment: 2,318)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 41 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 4,863)
  • Alexandria Technical & Community College (about 86 miles; Alexandria, MN; FT enrollment: 2,324)
  • University of North Dakota (about 89 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 12,858)

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Clay 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 2013 was 80.6. This is about average.

City:

80.6
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.149. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.149
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 4.29. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.29
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.236. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.236
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 28.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 16.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.8
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 6.72. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 19.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.72
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 12.0%
(7.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  71.1%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.3%
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:

7.9
Minnesota average:

10.7

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Comstock city (based on Clay County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant17,95932
Catholic9,90011
Evangelical Protestant8,05530
Other241
None23,061-
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
Clay County:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Clay County:

3.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
Here:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.4%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Clay County:

26.5%
Minnesota:

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

11.6%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Comstock:

51.1%
State:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Comstock:

46.7%
Minnesota:

46.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.5
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.6%
Minnesota:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Comstock:

6.1%
Minnesota:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Comstock:

6.8
Minnesota:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

31.5%
Minnesota:

33.2%

General health condition:
Here:

57.9%
Minnesota:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

75.2%
State:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Comstock, MN Residents
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 1$475$5,7000$0
Other Government Administration 5$166$3980$0
Sewerage 1$600$7,2000$0
Water Supply 1$112$1,3440$0
Totals for Government 8$1,353$2,0300$0

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $36,000 ($387.10)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $24,000 ($258.06)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,000 ($96.77)
    General - Other: $7,000 ($75.27)
    Water Utilities: $6,000 ($64.52)
    Parks & Recreation: $5,000 ($53.76)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($43.01)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($21.51)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($10.75)
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000 ($10.75)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($10.75)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $21,000 ($225.81)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $15,000 ($161.29)
    Solid Waste Management: $10,000 ($107.53)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,000 ($10.75)
    Highways: $1,000 ($10.75)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $30,000 ($322.58)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $11,000 ($118.28)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $13,000 ($139.78)
  • Tax - Property: $5,000 ($53.76)

8.03% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,581 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.03%
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 Cass County, ND  3.27% ($35,623 average AGI)
from Otter Tail County, MN  0.46% ($28,424)
from Becker County, MN  0.30% ($26,879)


7.96% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,706 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.96%
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 Cass County, ND  3.28% ($29,990 average AGI)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.47% ($26,069)
to Becker County, MN  0.32% ($42,500)

Strongest AM radio stations in Comstock:

  • KFGO (790 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KVOX (1280 AM; 5 kW; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDAY (970 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • KQWB (1660 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KBRF (1250 AM; 10 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Comstock:

  • KFAB-FM (92.7 FM; KINDRED, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KVOX-FM (99.9 FM; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KCCM-FM (91.1 FM; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KLTA (105.1 FM; BRECKENRIDGE, MN; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KQWB-FM (98.7 FM; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KEGK (106.9 FM; WAHPETON, ND; Owner: GUDERIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCCD (90.3 FM; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WDAY-FM (93.7 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFNW-FM (97.9 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KKBX (101.9 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KDSU (91.9 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KPFX (107.9 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KFBN (88.7 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: FARGO BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • KZCR (103.3 FM; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC)
  • KRVI (95.1 FM; DETROIT LAKES, MN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Comstock:

  • KVRR (Channel 15; FARGO, ND; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • K56ET (Channel 56; FARGO, 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.)
  • KXJB-TV (Channel 4; VALLEY CITY, ND; Owner: CATAMOUNT BROADCASTING OF FARGO LLC)
  • KVNJ-LP (Channel 2; FARGO, ND; Owner: G.I.G., INC.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Comstock)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Comstock, .8 Mile East Of Us Hwy 75 On Clay Co Rd 50. (Lat: 46.629889 Lon: -96.739694), Type: Tower, Structure height: 100.6 m, Overall height: 106.7 m, Call Sign: WQMQ321
    Assigned Frequencies: 6805.00 MHz, 6765.00 MHzGrant Date: 10/20/2010, Expiration Date: 10/20/2020, Certifier: Thomas E WalshRegistrant: Minnesota Department Of Transportation, 395 John Ireland Blvd Ms730, Saint Paul, MN 55155, Phone: (651) 234-7973, Fax: (651) 234-7960, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KC0PFS, Licensee ID: L00644599, Grant Date: 12/01/2012, Expiration Date: 02/25/2023, Certifier: Anton M O Neil, Registrant: Anton M O Neil, 1624 160th Ave S, Comstock, MN 56525
  • Call Sign: KD0DVV, Licensee ID: L01395047, Grant Date: 04/29/2008, Expiration Date: 04/29/2018, Certifier: Kevin P O'Neil, Registrant: Kevin P O\'Neil, Comstock, MN 56525

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

  • COMSTOCK (Population served: 96, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (40%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (38%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (18%)

Comstock compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median house value 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly 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.
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