De Graff, Minnesota

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Population in 2012: 130 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -2.3%
 
Males: 71  (54.7%)
Females: 59  (45.3%)
Median resident age:  45.3 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip code: 56271

Estimated median household income in 2012: $18,680 (it was $38,000 in 2000)
De Graff:

$18,680
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,920 (it was $14,987 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $48,204 (it was $29,100 in 2000)
De Graff:

$48,204
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $47,780; Detached houses: $48,529; Mobile homes: $7,310
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  • White alone - 109 (94.8%)
  • Black alone - 5 (4.3%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.9%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in De Graff: 85.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (35.4%), Norwegian (22.2%), English (14.1%), Irish (10.1%), United States (6.1%), French (3.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1020 feet

Land area: 0.81 square miles.

Population density: 161 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in De Graff:

  • High school or higher: 83.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in De Graff city:

  • Never married: 38.9%
  • Now married: 44.7%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 7.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $370 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $525 (1.6%)

De Graff satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Cloud, MN (66.1 miles , pop. 59,107).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (109.3 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (456.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Murdock, MN (2.1 miles ), Benson, MN (2.8 miles ), Kerkhoven, MN (3.0 miles ), Sunburg, MN (3.5 miles) , Clontarf, MN (3.6 miles) , Danvers, MN (3.7 miles) , Pennock, MN (4.0 miles ), Raymond, MN (4.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $138,100
  • 2011: 10 buildings, average cost: $167,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 45.26 N, Longitude: 95.47 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 320

De Graff household income distribution De Graff home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.5%
Minnesota:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -16 (-10.7%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (44%)
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Utilities (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (63%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (13%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Information (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (17%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (12%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Computer specialists (7%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (14%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (12%)
  • Accountants and auditors (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (7%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)

Average climate in De Graff, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

De Graff-area historical tornado activity is near Minnesota state average. It is 4% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/25/2000, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 26.9 miles away from the De Graff city center killed one person and injured 15 people and caused $20 million in damages.

On 7/11/2008, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 20.8 miles away from the city center injured 2 people.

Earthquake activity:

De Graff-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 86% 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 39.6 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 49.1 miles away from De Graff center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 206.7 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 76.8 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 242.5 miles away from De Graff 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 179.6 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 Swift County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 4, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
De Graff topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near De Graff:

  • SWIFT COUNTY BENSON HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 8 miles away; BENSON, MN)
  • SWIFT CTY BENSON HOSP HH CARE (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; BENSON, MN)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - MEADOW LANE (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; BENSON, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to De Graff:

  • Ridgewater College (about 22 miles; Willmar, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,288)
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College (about 32 miles; Granite Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,225)
  • Alexandria Technical & Community College (about 43 miles; Alexandria, MN; FT enrollment: 2,324)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 58 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 3,711)
  • College of Saint Benedict (about 60 miles; Saint Joseph, MN; FT enrollment: 2,025)
  • Rasmussen College-Minnesota (about 65 miles; St. Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 4,575)
  • St Cloud Technical and Community College (about 67 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 3,493)

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Notable locations in De Graff: De Graff (A), Degraff Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in De Graff: Saint Bridget's Catholic Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Saint Bridget Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Swift 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 2003 was 55.3. This is better than average.

City:

55.3
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2003 was 37.0. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 20.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

37.0
U.S.:

20.2
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 37.2%
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  64.2%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.5%
Whole state:  6.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

De Graff compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value 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 below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

De Graff travel time to work - commute De Graff mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (78%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • No fuel used (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for De Graff city (based on Swift County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 81.28%
Here: 81.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchUnited Church of ChristEvangelical Free Church of America
Adherents44.2%28.2%14.9%3.3%2.7%
Congregations31.3%18.8%15.6%6.3%6.3%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchBaptist General ConferenceLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents1.6%1.5%1.3%1.2%1.2%
Congregations3.1%6.3%3.1%3.1%6.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Swift County:

2.70 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Swift County:

6.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 13
Here:

11.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.7%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Swift County:

28.2%
Minnesota:

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

12.5%
State:

13.0%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
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 6$10,000
Water Supply 0$0 1$1,800
Totals for Government 0$0 7$11,800

De Graff government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Liquor Stores: $209,000 ($1607.69)
    Water Utilities: $20,000 ($153.85)
    General - Other: $16,000 ($123.08)
    Regular Highways: $9,000 ($69.23)
    Fire Protection: $3,000 ($23.08)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($15.38)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Liquor Stores: $20,000 ($153.85)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $105,000 ($807.69)

De Graff government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $8,000 ($61.54)
    Interest Earnings: $7,000 ($53.85)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $246,000 ($1892.31)
    Water Utilities: $21,000 ($161.54)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $8,000 ($61.54)
    All Other: $1,000 ($7.69)
  • Tax - Property: $12,000 ($92.31)

De Graff government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $5,000 ($38.46)

5.24% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,901 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.24%
Minnesota average:

7.79%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Kandiyohi County, MN  0.96% ($31,811 average AGI)
from Chippewa County, MN  0.26% ($29,100)
from Lac qui Parle County, MN  0.26% ($27,800)


6.65% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,008 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.65%
Minnesota average:

7.84%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Kandiyohi County, MN  0.87% ($30,853 average AGI)
to Chippewa County, MN  0.51% ($30,000)
to Yellow Medicine County, MN  0.31% ($28,583)

Strongest AM radio stations in De Graff:

  • KBMO (1290 AM; 1 kW; BENSON, MN; Owner: QUEST BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WBHR (660 AM; 10 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HERBERT M. HOPPE)
  • 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))
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KWLM (1340 AM; 1 kW; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: LAKELAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBRF (1250 AM; 10 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KMSD (1510 AM; 5 kW; MILBANK, SD; Owner: BIG STONE BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in De Graff:

  • KSCR-FM (93.5 FM; BENSON, MN; Owner: QUEST BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KQIC (102.5 FM; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: LAKELAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLFN (106.5 FM; SUNBURG, MN; Owner: LAKELAND BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KRSU (91.3 FM; APPLETON, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KNCM (88.5 FM; APPLETON, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KRVY-FM (97.3 FM; STARBUCK, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIKV-FM (100.7 FM; SAUK CENTRE, MN; Owner: BDI BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDJS-FM (95.3 FM; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KOLV (100.1 FM; OLIVIA, MN; Owner: BOLD RADIO, INC.)
  • KULO (94.3 FM; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: BDI BROADCASTING INC.)
  • K240CU (95.9 FM; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: REFUGE MEDIA GROUP)

TV broadcast stations around De Graff:

  • KWCM-TV (Channel 10; APPLETON, MN; Owner: WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA EDUCATIONAL TV COMPANY)
  • KCCO-TV (Channel 7; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KSAX (Channel 42; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: KSAX-TV, INC.)
  • K17FA (Channel 17; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: UHF TV, INC.)
  • K39FE (Channel 39; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: UHF TV, INC.)
  • K52GK (Channel 52; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: UHF TV, INC.)
  • K14LF (Channel 14; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: UHF TV, INC.)
  • K54GG (Channel 54; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: UHF TV, INC.)
  • K20GD (Channel 20; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: UHF TV, INC.)
  • K27CK (Channel 27; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: WILLMAR ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH)
  • K30FZ (Channel 30; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K49ED (Channel 49; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K15DC (Channel 15; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K19CW (Channel 19; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K25EI (Channel 25; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K31BT (Channel 31; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K17CS (Channel 17; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K23DF (Channel 23; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K29CC (Channel 29; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K33CR (Channel 33; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K52AH (Channel 52; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K54AK (Channel 54; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K56BZ (Channel 56; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K58EO (Channel 58; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K60AB (Channel 60; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)

De Graff fatal accident list:

May 23, 1977 10:35 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Jun 10, 1977 11:50 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 2 meters (7ft)
Total average daily traffic: 374
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 375

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 1 Mi W (Lat: 45.227750 Lon: -95.424750), Call Sign: KNEJ377
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.020 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/25/2002, Expiration Date: 12/02/2012, Cancellation Date: 02/02/2013, Certifier: William Schlagel
    Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Rd, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KA0TYZ, Licensee ID: L00997962
    Grant Date: 03/30/2005, Expiration Date: 06/20/2015, Certifier: Lois E Swenson
    Registrant: Lois E Swenson, 1130 60th Ave Se, De Graff, MN 56271
  • Call Sign: KB0FUP, Licensee ID: L00318137
    Grant Date: 01/25/2001, Expiration Date: 04/23/2011, Cancellation Date: 04/24/2013
    Registrant: John P Byrne, Rfd 1, De Graff, MN 56233
  • Call Sign: KB0FVE
    Grant Date: 04/23/1991, Expiration Date: 04/23/2001, Cancellation Date: 04/24/2003
    Registrant: Isabelle T Byrne, Rfd 1, De Graff, MN 56233

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