Deer Creek, Minnesota

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Population in 2013: 320 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -2.4%
 
Males: 170  (53.3%)
Females: 150  (46.7%)
Median resident age:  44.8 years
Minnesota median age:  37.7 years

Zip codes: 56527.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $29,420 (it was $28,558 in 2000)
Deer Creek:

$29,420
MN:

$60,702

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $18,025 (it was $14,097 in 2000)

Deer Creek city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $67,669 (it was $39,000 in 2000)
Deer Creek:

$67,669
MN:

$180,100

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $192,148; Detached houses: $201,770; Townhouses or other attached units: $179,970; In 2-unit structures: $73,279; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $127,956; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $66,107; Mobile homes: $62,212; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $38,324

Median gross rent in 2013: $408.

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  • Races in Deer Creek, MN (2010)

    Deer Creek races chart
    • 31597.8%White alone
    • 30.9%American Indian alone
    • 20.6%Two or more races
    • 20.6%Hispanic

Races in Deer Creek detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Deer Creek: 86.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (35.9%), Norwegian (13.1%), Irish (8.0%), English (7.4%), French (3.6%), Swedish (3.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1393 feet

Land area: 4.02 square miles.

Population density: 80 people per square mile   (very low).

Deer Creek,MN real estate house value index trend

Deer Creek, Minnesota map

For population 25 years and over in Deer Creek:

  • High school or higher: 82.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.3%
  • Unemployed: 9.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Deer Creek city:

  • Never married: 25.3%
  • Now married: 56.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.4%
  • Divorced: 13.4%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.7%
Minnesota:

7.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $559 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $596 (0.7%)

Deer Creek satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (78.1 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (139.9 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (492.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Bluffton, MN (2.6 miles ), Henning, MN (2.8 miles ), New York Mills, MN (3.0 miles ), Wadena, MN (3.1 miles ), Ottertail, MN (3.4 miles ), Hewitt, MN (3.5 miles ), Vining, MN (3.7 miles) , Verndale, MN (3.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $108,200
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $122,900
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $138,100
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $138,100
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $152,800
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $95,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $95,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 46.39 N, Longitude: 95.32 W

Area code: 218

Deer Creek household income distribution Deer Creek home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.4%
Minnesota:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +25 (+8.3%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (17%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (15%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Retail trade (23%)
  • Wholesale trade (13%)
  • Information (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Public administration (8%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (24%)
  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Community and social service occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (31%)
  • Sales and related occupations (19%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (10%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Deer Creek: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Deer Creek, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Deer Creek-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Minnesota state average. It is 19% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/13/2001, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.3 miles away from the Deer Creek city center injured 3 people and caused $5 million in damages.

On 6/20/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 54.4 miles away from the city center killed 10 people and injured 103 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Deer Creek-area historical earthquake activity is near Minnesota state average. It is 87% 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 60.8 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 68.1 miles away from Deer Creek center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 249.4 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 85.0 miles away from the city center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 753.1 miles away from Deer Creek center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 236.5 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 Otter Tail County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 4, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Deer Creek topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Deer Creek:

  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - HENNING (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; HENNING, MN)
  • TRI COUNTY HOSP HOME HLTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; WADENA, MN)
  • TRI COUNTY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 10 miles away; WADENA, MN)
  • OAKRIDGE HOMES OF WADENA (Hospital, about 10 miles away; WADENA, MN)
  • FAIR OAKS LODGE (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; WADENA, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Deer Creek:

  • Alexandria Technical & Community College (about 37 miles; Alexandria, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,324)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 38 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 4,863)
  • Central Lakes College-Brainerd (about 53 miles; Brainerd, MN; FT enrollment: 3,371)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 62 miles; Wahpeton, ND; FT enrollment: 2,318)
  • College of Saint Benedict (about 76 miles; Saint Joseph, MN; FT enrollment: 2,025)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 76 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 77 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)

Public high schools in Deer Creek:

Public elementary/middle school in Deer Creek:

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Notable location: Deer Creek Fire and Rescue (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Deer Creek include: Trinity Lutheran Church (A), United Methodist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Otter Tail 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
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Drinking water stations with addresses in Deer Creek and their reported violations in the past:

DEER CREEK (Population served: 322, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 14.2%
(14.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  61.9%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.2%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households

Deer Creek compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Deer Creek (2011 data):

  • Wadena State Bank: Deer Creek Branch at Main Street, branch established on 1948/03/15. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $117.8 mil, Deposits: $99.1 mil, headquarters in Wadena, MN, positive income, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Wadena Bankshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.7
Minnesota average:

10.7

Deer Creek travel time to work - commute Deer Creek mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (36%)
  • Electricity (22%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (17%)
  • Wood (10%)
  • Utility gas (9%)
  • Other fuel (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Deer Creek city (based on Otter Tail County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant18,01849
Evangelical Protestant14,56960
Catholic7,81314
Other1993
None16,704-
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: 11
Otter Tail County:

1.93 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Otter Tail County:

0.70 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 39
Otter Tail County:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 44
Here:

7.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.6%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Otter Tail County:

28.1%
Minnesota:

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

12.1%
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 6$957
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$1,503
Firefighters 0$0 15$255
Sewerage 0$0 2$407
Water Supply 0$0 2$407
Totals for Government 0$0 26$3,665

Deer Creek government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $32,000 ($100.00)
    Regular Highways: $28,000 ($87.50)
    General - Other: $25,000 ($78.13)
    Parks & Recreation: $20,000 ($62.50)
    Fire Protection: $16,000 ($50.00)
    Police Protection: $5,000 ($15.63)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($12.50)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($12.50)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($3.13)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $908,000 ($2837.50)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $18,000 ($56.25)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $14,000 ($43.75)

Deer Creek government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $20,000 ($62.50)
    Regular Highways: $6,000 ($18.75)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $14,000 ($43.75)
    Interest Earnings: $8,000 ($25.00)
    Special Assessments: $1,000 ($3.13)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $144,000 ($450.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $54,000 ($168.75)
    All Other: $7,000 ($21.88)
  • Tax - Property: $35,000 ($109.38)
    NEC: $2,000 ($6.25)

Deer Creek government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $325,000 ($1015.63)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Water Utilities: $325,000 ($1015.63)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $325,000 ($1015.63)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $325,000 ($1015.63)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $60,000 ($187.50)

5.01% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,328 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.01%
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 Cass County, ND  0.38% ($45,655 average AGI)
from Becker County, MN  0.34% ($25,141)
from Clay County, MN  0.31% ($35,899)


5.03% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,150 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 Cass County, ND  0.60% ($28,615 average AGI)
to Clay County, MN  0.44% ($28,424)
to Becker County, MN  0.32% ($36,151)

Strongest AM radio stations in Deer Creek:

  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KWAD (920 AM; 1 kW; WADENA, MN; Owner: KOMMERSTAD COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, LLC)
  • KBRF (1250 AM; 10 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KJJK (1020 AM; 2 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • KLTF (960 AM; 5 kW; LITTLE FALLS, MN; Owner: KLTF/KFML, INC.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • WWWI (1270 AM; 5 kW; BAXTER, MN; Owner: TOWER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Deer Creek:

  • KPRW (99.5 FM; PERHAM, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • KKWS (105.9 FM; WADENA, MN; Owner: KOMMERSTAD COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, LLC)
  • K272CR (102.3 FM; NEW YORK MILLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • KSKK (94.7 FM; STAPLES, MN; Owner: NORMIN BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KRVI (95.1 FM; DETROIT LAKES, MN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KJJK-FM (96.5 FM; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Deer Creek:

  • K17FE (Channel 17; WADENA, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K63DX (Channel 63; WADENA, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • K45AR (Channel 45; EAGLE BEND, MN; Owner: INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 790)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Deer Creek)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Fire Hall (Lat: 46.391361 Lon: -95.326417), Type: Building, Structure height: 24 m, Call Sign: KNCY884
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.295 MHz, 154.445 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/17/2012, Expiration Date: 04/03/2022
    Registrant: Brandon Communications, 800 Central Avenue N, Brandon, MN 56315, Phone: (320) 524-2283
  • Lat: 46.390833 Lon: -95.315278, Call Sign: WQMR323
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.187 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/27/2010, Expiration Date: 10/27/2020, Certifier: Lori Murdock
    Registrant: Brandon Communications, 800 Central Avenue North, Brandon, MN 56315, Phone: (320) 524-2283, Fax: (320) 524-2409, Email:

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
Most common first names in Deer Creek, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Alice674.7 years
Mildred683.1 years
John581.8 years
William583.0 years
Harry472.0 years
Bernard479.3 years
Charles473.0 years
Elmer472.5 years
Robert473.7 years
Raymond471.5 years
Most common last names in Deer Creek, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Voge769.4 years
Becker669.2 years
Roberts677.6 years
Helmrichs581.2 years
Haase483.5 years
Johnson479.7 years
Peterson478.0 years
Rodekuhr489.0 years
Zaske474.0 years
Hallauer377.3 years
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