Conger, Minnesota

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Population in 2014: 144 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +8.3%
Males: 76  (52.8%)
Females: 68  (47.2%)
Median resident age:  31.4 years
Minnesota median age:  37.9 years

Zip code: 56020

Estimated median household income in 2016: $55,516 (it was $32,500 in 2000)
Conger:

$55,516
MN:

$65,599

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $25,038 (it was $17,944 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $67,798 (it was $44,000 in 2000)
Conger:

$67,798
MN:

$211,800

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $69,563; Detached houses: $69,109

Median gross rent in 2016: $652.

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    • 14297.3%White alone
    • 32.1%Two or more races
    • 10.7%Asian alone
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Conger: 85.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Norwegian (40.3%), German (18.1%), European (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1289 feet

Land area: 0.12 square miles.

Population density: 1,227 people per square mile   (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Conger:

  • High school or higher: 94.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Conger city:

  • Never married: 22.7%
  • Now married: 54.0%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 13.9%

4 residents are foreign born (3.0% Europe).

This city:

3.0%
Minnesota:

5.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,316 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $978 (1.7%)

Conger satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rochester, MN (59.9 miles , pop. 85,806).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (94.3 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (321.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Alden, MN (2.1 miles ), Twin Lakes, MN (2.5 miles) , Walters, MN (2.7 miles) , Emmons, MN (2.8 miles ), Albert Lea, MN (2.9 miles ), Manchester, MN (2.9 miles) , Kiester, MN (3.2 miles ), Freeborn, MN (3.3 miles ).

Latitude: 43.61 N, Longitude: 93.53 W

Area code: 507

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

3.1%
Minnesota:

3.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (25%)
  • Wholesale trade (22%)
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Educational services (2%)
  • Health care and social assistance (40%)
  • Retail trade (23%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Information (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (31%)
  • Production occupations (20%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (15%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (38%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)

Average climate in Conger, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Conger-area historical tornado activity is above Minnesota state average. It is 67% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/30/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 5.9 miles away from the Conger city center killed 5 people and injured 35 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/30/1967, a category F4 tornado 12.8 miles away from the city center killed 6 people and injured 22 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Conger-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 188.3 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 196.9 miles away from Conger center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 295.8 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 276.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 462.6 miles away from Conger center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 279.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Freeborn County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 4, Winds: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Conger topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Conger:

  • REM WOODVALE INC PLAINVIEW (Hospital, about 8 miles away; ALBERT LEA, MN)
  • ST JOHNS LUTHERAN HOME (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; ALBERT LEA, MN)
  • MAYO CLINIC HEALTH SYSTEM - ALBERT LEA Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; ALBERT LEA, MN)
  • MAYO DIALYSIS - ALBERT LEA (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; ALBERT LEA, MN)
  • ALBERT LEA M C HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; ALBERT LEA, MN)
  • THORNE CREST RETIREMENT CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; ALBERT LEA, MN)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - ALBERT LEA (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; ALBERT LEA, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Conger:

  • Riverland Community College (about 27 miles; Austin, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,321)
  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 38 miles; Mason City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,235)
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 44 miles; Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 13,940)
  • South Central College (about 47 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,726)
  • Gustavus Adolphus College (about 54 miles; Saint Peter, MN; FT enrollment: 2,496)
  • St Olaf College (about 62 miles; Northfield, MN; FT enrollment: 3,141)
  • Rochester Community and Technical College (about 62 miles; Rochester, MN; FT enrollment: 4,444)

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Notable locations in Conger: Conger City Hall (A), Conger Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Conger: Saint Paul Lutheran Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Freeborn 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 2000 was 46.0. This is significantly better than average.

City:

46.0
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2000 was 12.3. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.3
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 8.5%
(10.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  61.3%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.1%
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:

6.1
Minnesota average:

10.7

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Conger city (based on Freeborn County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant16,60935
Catholic5,3883
Evangelical Protestant4,21722
Other1682
None4,873-
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: 5
Freeborn County:

1.60 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Freeborn County:

5.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 27
Here:

8.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.3%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Freeborn County:

28.2%
Minnesota:

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

11.7%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

50.9%
Minnesota:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Conger:

43.6%
Minnesota:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.7
Minnesota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

16.4%
Minnesota:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Conger:

8.1%
Minnesota:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
Minnesota:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

24.7%
Minnesota:

33.2%

General health condition:
Conger:

56.3%
Minnesota:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

71.8%
Minnesota:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Conger, 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 0$0 1$1,706
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$7,507
Water Supply 0$0 1$768
Totals for Government 0$0 9$9,981

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

  • Current Operations - Liquor Stores: $162,000 ($1125.00)
    General - Other: $15,000 ($104.17)
    Solid Waste Management: $13,000 ($90.28)
    Water Utilities: $9,000 ($62.50)
    Regular Highways: $8,000 ($55.56)
    Fire Protection: $7,000 ($48.61)
    Parks & Recreation: $5,000 ($34.72)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($13.89)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($6.94)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $58,000 ($402.78)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($27.78)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $50,000 ($347.22)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $19,000 ($131.94)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $26,000 ($180.56)
    General Revenue, NEC: $4,000 ($27.78)
    Special Assessments: $1,000 ($6.94)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $175,000 ($1215.28)
    Water Utilities: $10,000 ($69.44)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $34,000 ($236.11)
    All Other: $4,000 ($27.78)
  • Tax - Property: $12,000 ($83.33)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $76,000 ($527.78)

4.43% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,495 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.43%
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 Mower County, MN  0.49% ($37,524 average AGI)
from Steele County, MN  0.35% ($38,591)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.27% ($38,706)


5.03% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,885 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.03%
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 Mower County, MN  0.58% ($25,676 average AGI)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.34% ($25,818)
to Olmsted County, MN  0.27% ($26,265)

Strongest AM radio stations in Conger:

  • KATE (1450 AM; 1 kW; ALBERT LEA, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KNFX (970 AM; 5 kW; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KGLO (1300 AM; 5 kW; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KDHL (920 AM; 5 kW; FARIBAULT, MN; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KOWZ (1170 AM; 3 kW; WASECA, MN; Owner: MAIN STREET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTOE (1420 AM; 5 kW; MANKATO, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Conger:

  • KCPI (94.9 FM; ALBERT LEA, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KAUS-FM (99.9 FM; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • K299AL (107.7 FM; ALBERT LEA, MN; Owner: FREEBORN COUNTY CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC)
  • KQPR (96.1 FM; ALBERT LEA, MN; Owner: HOMETOWN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBDC (88.5 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • K220AR (91.9 FM; ALBERT LEA, MN; Owner: MANKATO STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KLSS-FM (106.1 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF MASON CITY, INC.)
  • KYTC (102.7 FM; NORTHWOOD, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF MASON CITY, INC.)
  • KIAI (93.9 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KOWZ-FM (100.9 FM; BLOOMING PRAIRIE, MN; Owner: BLOOMING PRAIRIE FARM RADIO INC.)
  • KRUE (92.1 FM; WASECA, MN; Owner: MAIN STREET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KJLY (104.5 FM; BLUE EARTH, MN; Owner: MINN-IOWA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING,INC)
  • K280EB (103.9 FM; ALBERT LEA, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)

TV broadcast stations around Conger:

  • KAAL (Channel 6; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: KAAL-TV, LLC)
  • KIMT (Channel 3; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KYIN (Channel 24; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K54HA (Channel 54; ALBERT LEA, MN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KTTC (Channel 10; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: KTTC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K57EU (Channel 57; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K43DH (Channel 43; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K45DF (Channel 45; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K49DB (Channel 49; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K51CY (Channel 51; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K53DI (Channel 53; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K55FJ (Channel 55; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K61EU (Channel 61; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K60FY (Channel 60; FROST, MN; Owner: BLUE EARTH - NICOLLET - FARIBAULT COOP. ELEC. ASSOC.)
  • K14KD (Channel 14; FROST, MN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION)
  • K27FI (Channel 27; FROST, MN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL ELECTRIC ASSN.)
  • K31EF (Channel 31; FROST, MN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL ELECTRIC ASSN.)
  • K36FI (Channel 36; FROST, MN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION)
  • K58FC (Channel 58; FROST, MN; Owner: BLUE EARTH - NICOLLET - FARIBAULT COOP. ELEC. ASSOC.)
  • K62FH (Channel 62; FROST, MN; Owner: BLUE EARTH - NICOLLET - FARIBAULT COOP. ELEC. ASSOC.)
  • K65FW (Channel 65; FROST, MN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL ELECTRIC ASSN.)

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

  • CONGER (Population served: 143, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (88%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • Wood (3%)

Conger 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.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
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