De Graff, Minnesota

We are giving away $1200 in prizes - enter simply by sending us your own city pictures!

  • OSM Map
  • General Map
  • Google Map
  • MSN Map
Population in 2013: 130 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -2.3%
 
Males: 64  (49.6%)
Females: 66  (50.4%)
Median resident age:  33.1 years
Minnesota median age:  37.7 years

Zip code: 56271

Estimated median household income in 2013: $35,930 (it was $38,000 in 2000)
De Graff:

$35,930
MN:

$60,702

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $20,372 (it was $14,987 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $30,192 (it was $29,100 in 2000)
De Graff:

$30,192
MN:

$180,100
Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2011 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram
  • Races in De Graff, MN (2010)

    De Graff races chart
    • 10994.8%White alone
    • 54.3%Black alone
    • 10.9%Two or more races
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in De Graff: 85.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
De Graff, MN forum
Discuss De Graff, Minnesota on our local forum with over 1,800,000 registered users

Latest news from De Graff, MN collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Ancestries: German (30.2%), Norwegian (20.1%), Irish (12.1%), English (10.7%), Polish (8.7%), French (5.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1020 feet

Land area: 0.81 square miles.

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

De Graff, Minnesota map

For population 25 years and over in De Graff:

  • High school or higher: 71.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.5%
  • Unemployed: 6.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in De Graff city:

  • Never married: 38.4%
  • Now married: 42.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.7%
  • Divorced: 14.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $376 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $372 (1.4%)

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 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (34%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (24%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (57%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Information (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (29%)
  • Transportation occupations (29%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (3%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (24%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (14%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (14%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Community and social service occupations (5%)

Average climate in De Graff, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

De Graff, Minnesota average temperatures De Graff, Minnesota average precipitation De Graff, Minnesota humidity De Graff, Minnesota wind speed De Graff, Minnesota snowfall De Graff, Minnesota sunshine De Graff, Minnesota clear and cloudy days

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)

Click to draw/clear city borders

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 2013: 41.1%
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 below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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 significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.8
Minnesota average:

10.7

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 (75%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Utility gas (5%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • No fuel used (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

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)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,87313
Catholic2,3995
Evangelical Protestant1,78111
Other1-
None1,729-
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: 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 2012)
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 2$214
Water Supply 0$0 1$127
Totals for Government 0$0 3$341

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)

4.99% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,528 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.99%
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 Kandiyohi County, MN  0.88% ($23,647 average AGI)
from Chippewa County, MN  0.47% ($30,278)
from Pope County, MN  0.28% ($59,273)


6.10% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,908 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.10%
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 Kandiyohi County, MN  1.02% ($31,325 average AGI)
to Stearns County, MN  0.43% ($16,176)
to Pope County, MN  0.38% ($57,467)

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 persons involved: 1
Jun 10, 1977 11:50 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 2m7ftTotal length
  • 374Total average daily traffic
  • 375Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

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

Cost of Living Calculator