Comstock, Minnesota

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Population in 2019: 108 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -12.2%
Males: 66  (62.0%)
Females: 42  (38.0%)
Median resident age:

50.0 years
Minnesota median age:

38.4 years

Zip code: 56525

Estimated median household income in 2019: $94,585 (it was $37,917 in 2000)
Comstock:

$94,585
MN:

$74,593

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $37,819 (it was $19,781 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $130,898 (it was $62,200 in 2000)
Comstock:

$130,898
MN:

$246,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $150,107; detached houses: $150,320
March 2019 cost of living index in Comstock: 83.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 6.4%

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Ancestries: Norwegian (48.4%), European (19.4%), English (6.4%), German (6.4%), Dutch (3.2%), Scandinavian (3.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 920 feet

Land area: 0.22 square miles.

Population density: 501 people per square mile   (low).

Comstock, Minnesota map

4 residents are foreign born

This city:

5.1%
Minnesota:

8.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,145 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $623 (0.8%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Comstock, MN in 2019
Distribution of house value in Comstock, MN in 2019

Comstock satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.8%
Minnesota:

3.9%
Most common industries in Comstock, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (9.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.6%)
  • Educational services (7.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.1%)
  • Social assistance (6.1%)
  • Health care (6.1%)
  • Truck transportation (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (16.2%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (8.1%)
  • Truck transportation (8.1%)
  • Wood products (8.1%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (8.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.4%)
  • Food (5.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Food & beverage stores (17.2%)
  • Health care (13.8%)
  • Social assistance (13.8%)
  • Educational services (10.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.9%)
  • Printing & related support activities (6.9%)
  • Electronic shopping & mail-order houses (6.9%)
Most common occupations in Comstock, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.6%)
  • Electricians (7.6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7.6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6.1%)
  • Child care workers (6.1%)
  • Customer service representatives (6.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (13.5%)
  • Electricians (13.5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (13.5%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (8.1%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (8.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (17.2%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (13.8%)
  • Child care workers (13.8%)
  • Customer service representatives (13.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (10.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (10.3%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.9%)

Average climate in Comstock, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 63.1. This is about average.

City:

63.1
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 15.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 14.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.6
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.18. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.18
U.S.:

8.46

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 significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 18% 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 the city 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 Comstock 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 (27) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 21
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 22, Storms: 12, Tornadoes: 5, Winds: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Other: 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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Church in Comstock: Comstock American Lutheran Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Clay 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 Comstock that have no violations reported:

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

For population 15 years and over in Comstock:

Marital status in Comstock, MN
  • Never married: 27.3%
  • Now married: 55.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 13.3%

For population 25 years and over in Comstock:

  • High school or higher: 96.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 44.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 25.4%
  • Unemployed: 4.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.8
Minnesota average:

10.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Comstock, MN (based on Clay County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
This county:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

3.66 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

6.4%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

26.5%
State:

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

11.6%
Minnesota:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Comstock:

58.1%
State:

50.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Comstock:

52.3%
Minnesota:

48.4%

Average BMI:
This city:

27.5
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

7.9%
Minnesota:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Comstock:

13.7%
Minnesota:

9.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Comstock:

7.1
Minnesota:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

34.3%
Minnesota:

33.5%

General health condition:
Here:

58.1%
Minnesota:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

80.1%
State:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Comstock, MN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
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$596
Water Supply 0$0 1$112
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$166
Totals for Government 0$0 7$874

Comstock government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $33,000 ($305.56)
    General - Other: $15,000 ($138.89)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,000 ($83.33)
    Water Utilities: $8,000 ($74.07)
    Financial Administration: $8,000 ($74.07)
    Regular Highways: $6,000 ($55.56)
    Local Fire Protection: $4,000 ($37.04)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($27.78)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($9.26)

Comstock government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $32,000 ($296.30)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,000 ($83.33)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,000 ($9.26)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,000 ($9.26)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $8,000 ($74.07)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $15,000 ($138.89)
  • Tax - Property: $16,000 ($148.15)

Comstock government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,000 ($268.52)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,000 ($175.93)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,000 ($92.59)

9.26% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($42,654 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.26%
Minnesota average:

7.10%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Cass County, ND  4.38% ($45,732 average AGI)
from Otter Tail County, MN  0.37% ($40,241)
from Becker County, MN  0.36% ($37,759)


8.86% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($48,798 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.86%
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 Cass County, ND  3.80% ($49,669 average AGI)
to Becker County, MN  0.50% ($53,957)
to Otter Tail County, MN  0.44% ($66,495)

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.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 26ft / 7.8mTotal length
  • $88,000,000Total costs
  • 2,095Total average daily traffic
  • 139Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,395Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • 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: 02/14/2018, Expiration Date: 04/29/2028, Cancellation Date: 03/28/2018, Certifier: Kevin P O'Neil, Registrant: Kevin P O\'Neil, Comstock, MN 56525
  • Call Sign: KE0NNB, Licensee ID: L02107582, Grant Date: 05/26/2017, Expiration Date: 05/26/2027, Certifier: Albert T Oneil, Registrant: Albert T Oneil, 1624 160th Ave S, Comstock, MN 56525
  • Call Sign: AE0BM, Previous Call Sign: KD0DVV, Licensee ID: L01395047, Grant Date: 02/14/2018, Expiration Date: 04/29/2028, Certifier: Kevin P O'Neil, Registrant: Kevin P O\'Neil, Comstock, MN 56525

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Comstock, MN
  • 45.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 45.7%Electricity
  • 5.7%Other fuel
  • 2.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


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 above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
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