Conger, Minnesota

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Population in 2019: 144 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +8.3%
Males: 82  (57.4%)
Females: 62  (42.6%)
Median resident age:

35.4 years
Minnesota median age:

38.4 years

Zip code: 56020

Estimated median household income in 2019: $58,843 (it was $32,500 in 2000)
Conger:

$58,843
MN:

$74,593

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $28,362 (it was $17,944 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $66,110 (it was $44,000 in 2000)
Conger:

$66,110
MN:

$246,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $69,619; detached houses: $69,718

Median gross rent in 2019: $727.

March 2019 cost of living index in Conger: 85.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 10.0%

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Ancestries: Norwegian (45.2%), German (24.2%), American (11.3%), Danish (11.3%), Irish (4.8%), English (1.6%).

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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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 2019: $1,230 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,030 (1.7%)

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

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

Conger satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.4%
Minnesota:

3.9%
Most common industries in Conger, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (14.5%)
  • Health care (12.0%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (10.8%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.2%)
  • Food (6.0%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (6.0%)
  • Utilities (6.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (26.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (13.3%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (13.3%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (11.1%)
  • Computer & electronic products (6.7%)
  • Repair & maintenance (6.7%)
  • Recyclable material merchant wholesalers (4.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (26.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (10.5%)
  • Food (7.9%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (7.9%)
  • Utilities (7.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.9%)
  • Wood products (5.3%)
Most common occupations in Conger, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (13.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (9.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Carpenters (6.0%)
  • Electricians (6.0%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (20.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (15.6%)
  • Carpenters (11.1%)
  • Electricians (11.1%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (11.1%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (8.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (13.2%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (7.9%)
  • Media and communications workers (7.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.9%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (7.9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.3%)
  • Personal appearance workers (5.3%)

Average climate in Conger, Minnesota

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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 significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 106% greater 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 Conger center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 276.8 miles away from Conger 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 462.6 miles away from the city center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 528.7 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 (19) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 4, Winds: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 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)

Points of interest:

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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

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

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

For population 15 years and over in Conger:

Marital status in Conger, MN
  • Never married: 29.8%
  • Now married: 46.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 17.2%

For population 25 years and over in Conger:

  • High school or higher: 95.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.7
Minnesota average:

10.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Conger, MN (based on Freeborn County data)

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

1.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Freeborn County:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.13 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

8.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.3%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.2%
Minnesota:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Freeborn County:

11.7%
Minnesota:

13.0%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$234
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$1,329
Sewerage 0$0 1$886
Water Supply 0$0 1$712
Totals for Government 0$0 4$3,160

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

  • Current Operations - Liquor Stores: $233,000 ($1618.06)
    Sewerage: $89,000 ($618.06)
    General - Other: $31,000 ($215.28)
    Local Fire Protection: $21,000 ($145.83)
    Solid Waste Management: $14,000 ($97.22)
    Water Utilities: $14,000 ($97.22)
    Regular Highways: $9,000 ($62.50)
    Parks and Recreation: $9,000 ($62.50)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($20.83)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($13.89)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $29,000 ($201.39)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $91,000 ($631.94)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($6.94)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $60,000 ($416.67)
    Other: $40,000 ($277.78)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($6.94)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $6,000 ($41.67)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,000 ($6.94)
    Interest Earnings: $0 ($0.00)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $241,000 ($1673.61)
    Water Utilities: $30,000 ($208.33)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $25,000 ($173.61)
    Other: $21,000 ($145.83)
  • Tax - Property: $65,000 ($451.39)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $602,000 ($4180.56)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $587,000 ($4076.39)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,000 ($97.22)

4.76% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($40,277 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.76%
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 Mower County, MN  0.62% ($43,725 average AGI)
from Steele County, MN  0.34% ($48,773)
from Faribault County, MN  0.27% ($42,314)


5.09% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,229 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.09%
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 Mower County, MN  0.60% ($38,156 average AGI)
to Steele County, MN  0.36% ($44,298)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.29% ($47,816)

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.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 23ft / 6.6mTotal length
  • 922Total average daily traffic
  • 1,085Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Conger, Northern Country Co-Op (Lat: 43.615278 Lon: -93.531694), Type: Silo, Structure height: 41 m, Overall height: 42 m, Call Sign: WRDM725,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10835.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz... (+6 more), Grant Date: 06/05/2019, Expiration Date: 06/05/2029, Certifier: Corey Hauer, Registrant: Intelpath, Hinsdale, IL 60522, Phone: (312) 841-9188, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KE0WWJ, Licensee ID: L02295135, Grant Date: 09/27/2019, Expiration Date: 09/27/2029, Certifier: Joel J Michaud, Registrant: Joel J Michaud, 105 Maple St, Conger, MN 56020

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Conger, MN
  • 70.0%Utility gas
  • 16.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 6.0%Electricity
  • 6.0%Wood
  • 2.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Conger, MN
  • 87.5%Utility gas
  • 12.5%Electricity


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