Deer River, Minnesota

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Population in 2017: 934 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +3.4%
 
Males: 483  (51.8%)
Females: 451  (48.2%)
Median resident age:

42.2 years
Minnesota median age:

37.9 years

Zip codes: 56636.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $31,791 (it was $21,900 in 2000)
Deer River:

$31,791
MN:

$68,388

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $20,383 (it was $13,078 in 2000)

Deer River city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $88,386 (it was $46,600 in 2000)
Deer River:

$88,386
MN:

$224,000

Median gross rent in 2017: $599.

March 2019 cost of living index in Deer River: 86.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 16.0%
(10.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 10.5% for American Indian residents, 92.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Deer River, MN (2017)
    • 63863.9%White alone
    • 27727.7%American Indian alone
    • 545.4%Hispanic
    • 161.6%Two or more races
    • 40.4%Black alone
    • 20.2%Asian alone

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

Crime rates in Deer River by year

Type

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(106.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(107.3)
1
(107.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(107.3)
0
(0.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
2
(212.1)
3
(321.2)
19
(2,039)
32
(3,430)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(107.3)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)93.312.8119.1158.6

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Crime rate in Deer River detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 4 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.29
Minnesota average:

1.67
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Ancestries: German (15.2%), Finnish (7.3%), American (5.6%), English (5.6%), Norwegian (3.9%), Swedish (3.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1291 feet

Land area: 1.06 square miles.

Population density: 880 people per square mile   (low).

Deer River, Minnesota map

35 residents are foreign born (2.0% Europe, 1.1% Latin America).

This city:

3.5%
Minnesota:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $665 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $678 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Duluth, MN (87.8 miles , pop. 86,918).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (165.9 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (484.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Zemple, MN (1.0 miles),
Ball Club, MN (2.6 miles ),
Cohasset, MN (3.1 miles ),
Grand Rapids, MN (3.8 miles ),
La Prairie, MN (4.0 miles ),
Coleraine, MN (4.2 miles ),
Inger, MN (4.2 miles ),
Bovey, MN (4.3 miles )

Latitude: 47.34 N, Longitude: 93.79 W

Area code: 218

Distribution of median household income in Deer River, MN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Deer River, MN in 2017
Deer River satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $48,500
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $27,800
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $49,000
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $81,000
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $52,500
  • 2002: 7 buildings, average cost: $104,100
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $120,500
  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $138,300
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $93,000
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $187,500
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $80,700
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $94,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $161,000
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $194,000
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $85,200
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $145,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Deer River, MN residents
Average permit cost in Deer River, MN
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

7.3%
Minnesota:

4.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +18 (+2.0%).
Most common industries in Deer River, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (15.8%)
  • Construction (7.9%)
  • Educational services (7.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.0%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (6.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.2%)
  • Truck transportation (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (14.8%)
  • Truck transportation (6.8%)
  • Public administration (6.3%)
  • Health care (5.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.1%)
  • Wood products (4.5%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (27.3%)
  • Educational services (11.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.0%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (8.4%)
  • Social assistance (5.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Deer River, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Construction laborers (5.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (11.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (7.1%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (5.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.8%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (5.2%)

Average climate in Deer River, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Deer River-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Minnesota state average. It is 69% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/6/1969, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 27.4 miles away from the Deer River city center killed 12 people and injured 70 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 8/6/1969, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 34.2 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Deer River-area historical earthquake activity is below Minnesota state average. It is 92% 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 157.2 miles away from Deer River center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 165.4 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 181.0 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 346.2 miles away from the city center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 171.5 miles away from Deer River 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 333.5 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 Itasca County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Deer River topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Deer River:

  • DEER RIVER HEALTHCARE CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 115 10TH AVENUE NORTHEAST)
  • DEER RIVER HOME CARE (1002 COMSTOCK DRIVE)
  • HOMESTEAD REHABILITATION AND LIVING CENTER (115 10TH AVENUE NORTHEAST)

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

  • Bemidji State University (about 52 miles; Bemidji, MN; Full-time enrollment: 4,316)
  • Central Lakes College-Brainerd (about 72 miles; Brainerd, MN; FT enrollment: 3,371)
  • Lake Superior College (about 87 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • The College of Saint Scholastica (about 88 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,762)
  • University of Minnesota-Duluth (about 89 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 10,612)
  • University of Wisconsin-Superior (about 92 miles; Superior, WI; FT enrollment: 2,302)
  • St Cloud Technical and Community College (about 123 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 3,493)

Public high school in Deer River:

Public elementary/middle schools in Deer River:

  • KING ELEMENTARY (Location: 500 5TH ST SE, Grades: PK-5)
  • DEER RIVER SCHOOLS SPED (Location: 313 MAIN AVE E, Grades: KG-5)
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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Deer River: Deer River (A), Deer River District Ranger Office (B), Deer River Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Deer River include: Saint Mary's Church (A), United Methodist Church (B), Evangelical Covenant Church (C), Saint Augustine Church (D), Deer River Bible Church (E), Bethany Lutheran Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Deer River: Deer River Wayside Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotels: Gosh Dam Place (38589 State Highway 46), Bahr's Motel (109 Division Street).

Birthplace of: John Linder - Politician.

Itasca County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

  • DEER RIVER (Population served: 903, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Minnesota:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

53.4%
Whole state:

64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.6%
Whole state:

6.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households
31 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
7 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
50 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Deer River (2011 data):

  • Northview Bank: Deer River Branch at 216 4th Street Se, branch established on 1908/05/14. Info updated 2012/03/05: Bank assets: $230.5 mil, Deposits: $201.0 mil, headquarters in Sandstone, MN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Finlayson Bancshares, Inc.
  • Woodland Bank: at 315 Main Ave., branch established on 1920/01/01. Info updated 2007/05/29: Bank assets: $109.7 mil, Deposits: $100.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Remer Bancorporation, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Deer River:

Marital status in Deer River, MN
  • Never married: 31.0%
  • Now married: 45.3%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 14.2%

For population 25 years and over in Deer River:

  • High school or higher: 89.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.6%
  • Unemployed: 8.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.5
Minnesota average:

10.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Deer River
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Deer River, MN (based on Itasca County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic8,48513
Evangelical Protestant6,48249
Mainline Protestant6,37430
Other3404
Orthodox301
None23,347-
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
This county:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Here:

1.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 34
Here:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 43
This county:

9.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Itasca County:

7.6%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.4%
Minnesota:

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

12.8%
Minnesota:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.8%
Minnesota:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

44.8%
Minnesota:

46.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.3
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Deer River:

17.0%
Minnesota:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.5%
Minnesota:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Deer River:

6.9
Minnesota:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

32.1%
State:

33.2%

General health condition:
Deer River:

56.5%
Minnesota:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

74.6%
Minnesota:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Deer River, MN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 3$12,184$48,7362$6,331
Financial Administration 2$8,227$49,3621$2,064
Streets and Highways 2$9,540$57,2400$0
Firefighters 0$0 25$4,350
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$5,082
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 7$29,951$51,34535$17,827

Deer River government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $4,000 ($4.28)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $318,000 ($340.47)
    General - Other: $205,000 ($219.49)
    Water Utilities: $179,000 ($191.65)
    Sewerage: $165,000 ($176.66)
    Regular Highways: $165,000 ($176.66)
    Local Fire Protection: $164,000 ($175.59)
    Financial Administration: $55,000 ($58.89)
    Parks and Recreation: $36,000 ($38.54)
    Central Staff Services: $27,000 ($28.91)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $8,000 ($8.57)
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000 ($1.07)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $49,000 ($52.46)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $19,000 ($20.34)
    Sewerage: $15,000 ($16.06)
    Parks and Recreation: $9,000 ($9.64)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($2.14)
    Police Protection: $1,000 ($1.07)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $467,000 ($500.00)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $12,000 ($12.85)

Deer River government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $446,000 ($477.52)
    Sewerage: $142,000 ($152.03)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $73,000 ($78.16)
    Special Assessments: $26,000 ($27.84)
    Fines and Forfeits: $10,000 ($10.71)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $165,000 ($176.66)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $339,000 ($362.96)
    Other: $58,000 ($62.10)
  • Tax - Property: $412,000 ($441.11)
    Other License: $13,000 ($13.92)

Deer River government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,939,000 ($2076.02)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,703,000 ($1823.34)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $236,000 ($252.68)

Deer River government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $206,000 ($220.56)

4.68% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($51,848 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.68%
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 St. Louis County, MN  1.01% ($48,063 average AGI)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.31% ($52,019)
from Cass County, MN  0.22% ($40,128)


4.58% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($45,796 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.58%
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 St. Louis County, MN  0.91% ($39,557 average AGI)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.36% ($58,730)
to Cass County, MN  0.20% ($39,543)

Businesses in Deer River, MN

  • La-Z-Boy: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Deer River:

  • WNMT (650 AM; 10 kW; NASHWAUK, MN; Owner: MIDWEST RADIO NETWORK, L.L.C.)
  • KOZY (1320 AM; 5 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MN; Owner: ITASCA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WDSM (710 AM; 10 kW; SUPERIOR, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WWJC (850 AM; daytime; 10 kW; DULUTH, MN; Owner: WWJC, INC.)
  • KKBJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: R.P. BROADCASTING)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KDAL (610 AM; 5 kW; DULUTH, MN; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Deer River:

  • KMFY (96.9 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MN; Owner: ITASCA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBAJ (105.5 FM; DEER RIVER, MN; Owner: RED ROCK RADIO CORP.)
  • KAXE (91.7 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MN; Owner: NORTHERN COMMUNITY RADIO)
  • K236AD (95.1 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HEARTLAND CHRISTIAN BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • K281AB (104.1 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • K297AD (107.3 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KGPZ (96.1 FM; COLERAINE, MN; Owner: LATTO NORTHLAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCRB-FM (88.5 FM; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KNBJ (91.3 FM; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KBLB (93.3 FM; NISSWA, MN; Owner: BL BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Deer River:

  • K61BH (Channel 61; DEER RIVER, MN; Owner: KBJR LICENSE, INC.)
  • K59BQ (Channel 59; DEER RIVER, MN; Owner: CHELSEY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF DULUTH, LLC)
  • K29EB (Channel 29; GRAND RAPIDS, MN; Owner: KQDS ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • KAWE (Channel 9; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: NORTHERN MINNESOTA PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KCCW-TV (Channel 12; WALKER, MN; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)

Deer River fatal accident list:

Mar 29, 1994 07:55 AM, 2, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
May 22, 1976 05:30 PM, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
May 22, 1975 05:30 PM, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 23ft / 7.2mTotal length
  • $925,000,000Total costs
  • 9,029Total average daily traffic
  • 1,008Total average daily truck traffic
  • 9,329Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Deer River)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

79 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • 101 1st Ave Ne (Lat: 47.340222 Lon: -93.789389), Call Sign: WYR706, Licensee ID: L00071671,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.220 MHz, Grant Date: 11/13/2013, Expiration Date: 01/31/2024, Registrant: Independent School District 317, 101 1st Ave Ne, Deer River, MN 56636, Phone: (218) 245-2420
  • Hwy 2 West 3 Miles Sw Of (Lat: 47.333556 Lon: -93.850222), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91 m, Overall height: 97 m, Call Sign: KLQ572,
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.370 MHz, Grant Date: 01/14/2011, Expiration Date: 02/08/2021, Cancellation Date: 04/06/2016, Certifier: John J Wallbillich, Registrant: Great Lakes Gas Transmission Limited Partnership, 5250 Corporate Drive, Troy, MI 48098, Phone: (248) 205-4520, Fax: (248) 205-4620, Email:
  • At Lakehead Pumping Sta. On Us-2 1 Mi. Se Deer River (Lat: 47.325278 Lon: -93.762778), Type: Tower, Structure height: 82.3 m, Call Sign: KAJ950,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.750 MHz, Grant Date: 05/23/2011, Expiration Date: 06/18/2021, Certifier: Mstk Jerabek, Registrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street Nw, Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4100, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:
  • DEER RIVER, 33184 Co Rd 144 (Lat: 47.359750 Lon: -93.754944), Type: Tower, Structure height: 100.6 m, Overall height: 106.7 m, Call Sign: WQJK745,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.557 MHz, Grant Date: 08/03/2018, Expiration Date: 10/15/2028, Certifier: Pat Medure, Registrant: Itasca County Sheriff\'s Office, 440 1st Ave Ne, Grand Rapids, MN 55744, Phone: (218) 326-3477, Fax: (218) 326-4663, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

25 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Deer River)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: CESSNA P206 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 132 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 206JF , Serial Number: P206-0137, Year manufactured: 1965, Airworthiness Date: 06/11/1965, Certificate Issue Date: 01/31/2006
    Registrant (Individual): Kenneth J Reichert, 47703 Nutmeg Rd, Deer River, MN 56636
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 11AC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 75 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3223E , Serial Number: 11AC-1570, Airworthiness Date: 06/02/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 12/07/2012
    Registrant (Individual): Dale F Woodard, 7674 County Road 65 Ne, Deer River, MN 56636
  • Aircraft: AEROSTAR INTERNATIONAL INC S-57A (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: None
    N-Number: 5288U , Serial Number: S57A-3226, Year manufactured: 2001, Airworthiness Date: 01/25/2001, Certificate Issue Date: 03/04/2013
    Registrant (Corporation): Deer River Balloon Co Inc, Po Box 145, Deer River, MN 56636
  • Aircraft: KEIL EDWIN W PEGASUS AH-1 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: SUBARU ALL MDLS A/B (400 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 68WK , Serial Number: 007, Year manufactured: 2007, Airworthiness Date: 01/20/2008
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, 7674 County Road 65 Ne, Deer River, MN 56636
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 11AC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 75 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 86007 , Serial Number: 11AC-426, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 02/16/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 05/18/2006
    Registrant (Individual): Dale F Woodard, 7674 County Road 65 Ne, Deer River, MN 56636

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 37. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 57 took place in 2003, and the least - 23 in 2011. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Deer River, MN When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (46.1%), and Structure Fires (37.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Deer River, MN
    • 28846.1%Outside Fires
    • 23337.3%Structure Fires
    • 8012.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 243.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Deer River, MN
Most common first names in Deer River, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3078.1 years
James2874.9 years
Charles2778.9 years
William2572.9 years
George2277.5 years
Mary2282.1 years
Robert2178.2 years
Joseph1676.7 years
Carl1679.6 years
Richard1668.2 years
Most common last names in Deer River, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson2173.3 years
Olson2071.8 years
Isaacs1375.7 years
Anderson1280.0 years
Smith1273.0 years
Erickson1169.6 years
Peterson1175.5 years
Nelson1080.1 years
Danielson1076.9 years
Maki980.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Deer River, MN
  • 81.1%Utility gas
  • 9.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.5%Wood
  • 2.6%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Deer River, MN
  • 59.7%Utility gas
  • 38.2%Electricity
  • 2.1%Other fuel


Deer River 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There are 6 pilots and 7 other airmen in this city.
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