Donaldson, Minnesota

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Population in 2014: 41 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: 0.0%
 
Males: 38  (93.3%)
Females: (6.7%)
Median resident age:  57.5 years
Minnesota median age:  37.9 years

Zip code: 56720

Estimated median household income in 2016: $44,157 (it was $26,875 in 2000)
Donaldson:

$44,157
MN:

$65,599

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $32,363 (it was $11,637 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $48,664 (it was $14,200 in 2000)
Donaldson:

$48,664
MN:

$211,800

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $42,126; Detached houses: $41,851

Median gross rent in 2016: $944.

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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Donaldson: 86.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (80.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 825 feet

Land area: 0.83 square miles.

Population density: 50 people per square mile   (very low).

Donaldson, Minnesota map

For population 25 years and over in Donaldson:

  • High school or higher: 93.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Donaldson city:

  • Never married: 13.2%
  • Now married: 19.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 67.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Donaldson city:  3.5% ($500)
Minnesota:  1.1% ($1,297)

Donaldson satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (117.7 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (302.9 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (646.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Kennedy, MN (2.2 miles ), Stephen, MN (2.9 miles ), Drayton, ND (3.6 miles ), Hallock, MN (3.7 miles ), Halma, MN (3.9 miles) , Lake Bronson, MN (3.9 miles ), Argyle, MN (4.1 miles ), Karlstad, MN (4.2 miles ).

Latitude: 48.57 N, Longitude: 96.90 W

Area code: 218

Donaldson household income distribution Donaldson home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.5%
Minnesota:

3.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -16 (-28.1%).

Average climate in Donaldson, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Donaldson-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Minnesota state average. It is 49% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/6/1999, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 40.5 miles away from the Donaldson city center caused $1 million in damages.

On 5/19/2004, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 25.0 miles away from the city center caused $200,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Donaldson-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 84% 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 204.8 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 709.2 miles away from Donaldson center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 202.5 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 324.4 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 192.6 miles away from Donaldson 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 339.0 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 Kittson County (25) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 22
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 23, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 5, Heavy Rains: 3, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Donaldson topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Donaldson:

  • KITTSON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; HALLOCK, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Donaldson:

  • University of North Dakota (about 46 miles; Grand Forks, ND; Full-time enrollment: 12,858)
  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 46 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,717)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 117 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 119 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 119 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)
  • Bemidji State University (about 121 miles; Bemidji, MN; FT enrollment: 4,316)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 160 miles; Wahpeton, ND; FT enrollment: 2,318)

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Kittson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 0.0%
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  70.6%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  0.0%
Whole state:  6.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

1.2
Minnesota average:

10.7

Donaldson travel time to work - commute Donaldson mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Donaldson city (based on Kittson County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,75210
Evangelical Protestant88910
Catholic5003
None411-
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: 4
Kittson County:

8.90 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Kittson County:

4.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Here:

15.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.3%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Kittson County:

27.6%
Minnesota:

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

9.7%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Donaldson:

44.8%
Minnesota:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Donaldson:

46.3%
Minnesota:

46.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

27.7
Minnesota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

21.9%
Minnesota:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

3.7%
Minnesota:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Donaldson:

6.9
Minnesota:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

20.0%
Minnesota:

33.2%

General health condition:
Donaldson:

59.7%
Minnesota:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

87.5%
State:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Donaldson, MN Residents
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
Financial Administration 1$38$4560$0
Other Government Administration 4$30$900$0
Sewerage 0$0 1$51
Totals for Government 5$68$1631$751

Donaldson government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $9,000 ($219.51)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($121.95)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($73.17)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($24.39)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($24.39)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($24.39)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($24.39)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $10,000 ($243.90)

Donaldson government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $4,000 ($97.56)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($48.78)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($24.39)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $3,000 ($73.17)
  • Tax - Property: $4,000 ($97.56)

4.32% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,713 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.32%
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 Marshall County, MN  0.54% ($24,600 average AGI)


4.94% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,543 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.94%
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 Grand Forks County, ND  0.75% ($37,000 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Donaldson:

  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KNOX (1310 AM; 5 kW; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KCNN (1590 AM; 5 kW; EAST GRAND FORKS, MN; Owner: KRAD, INC.)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KXPO (1340 AM; 1 kW; GRAFTON, ND; Owner: KGPC COMPANY)
  • KKAQ (1460 AM; 3 kW; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KQWB (1660 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KKCQ (1480 AM; 5 kW; FOSSTON, MN; Owner: PINE TO PRAIRIE BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Donaldson:

  • KNRR (Channel 12; PEMBINA, ND; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • K58BP (Channel 58; GLASSTON, ND; Owner: CATAMOUNT BROADCASTING OF FARGO LLC)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 138m453ftTotal length
  • 49,900Total average daily traffic
  • 2,292Total average daily truck traffic
  • 51,495Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • Guy Chambers, On 460th St, 1.3 Miles West Of Marshall Co Hwy 23. (Lat: 48.542917 Lon: -96.830361), Type: 106.7, Overall height: 100.6 m, Registrant: 6512347966, Guy.Chambers@state.Mn.Us, 395 JOHN IRELAND BOULEVARD
  • Guy Chambers, On 460th St, 1.3 Miles West Of Marshall Co Hwy 23. (Lat: 48.542917 Lon: -96.830361), Type: 106.7, Overall height: 100.6 m, Registrant: 6512347966, Guy.Chambers@state.Mn.Us, 395 JOHN IRELAND BOULEVARD
  • Guy Chambers, On 460th St, 1.3 Miles West Of Marshall Co Hwy 23. (Lat: 48.542917 Lon: -96.830361), Type: 106.7, Overall height: 100.6 m, Registrant: 6512347969, James.Mohn@state.Mn.Us, 395 JOHN IRELAND BOULEVARD

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • At Lakehead Pipe Line Donaldson Pumping Sta On Cr 11 1.75 Mi W (Lat: 48.574417 Lon: -96.933667), Structure height: 61 m, Call Sign: KNBD448
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.550 MHzGrant Date: 02/03/2011, Expiration Date: 04/22/2021Registrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street, Nw, Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4100, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:
  • K-M RESERVOIR 1, K-M Reservoir 1 2.2 Miles North On Cr 5 Of Hwy 75 (Lat: 48.603556 Lon: -96.802056), Type: Tower, Structure height: 7 m, Call Sign: WQLD606
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.150 MHzGrant Date: 12/15/2009, Expiration Date: 12/15/2019, Certifier: Todd NordineRegistrant: In Control, Inc., 10350 Jamestown Street Ne, Blaine, MN 55449, Phone: (763) 783-9500, Fax: (763) 783-9502

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Donaldson, On 460th St, 1.3 Miles West Of Marshall Co Hwy 23. (Lat: 48.542917 Lon: -96.830361), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 100.6 m, Overall height: 106.7 m, Call Sign: WQNA476
    Assigned Frequencies: 6655.00 MHz, 6625.00 MHzGrant Date: 11/23/2010, Expiration Date: 11/23/2020, Certifier: Thomas E WalshRegistrant: Minnesota Department Of Transportation, 1500 West County Road B2 Ms730, Roseville, MN 55113, Phone: (651) 234-7973, Fax: (651) 234-7960, Email:
  • A1R0419B, On 460th St, 1.3 Miles West Of Marshall Co Hwy 23. (Lat: 48.542917 Lon: -96.830361), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 100.6 m, Overall height: 106.7 m, Call Sign: WQWZ642
    Assigned Frequencies: 6197.24 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6226.89 MHz... (+22 more)Grant Date: 01/07/2016, Expiration Date: 01/07/2026, Certifier: David WerblowRegistrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:

Drinking water stations with addresses in Donaldson and their reported violations in the past:

KITTSON-MARSHALL RURAL WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 952, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-12-2014), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-12-2014), St Compliance achieved (FEB-25-2014), St Public Notif received (APR-03-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2007 and MAR-2007, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-04-2007), St Formal NOV issued (APR-04-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAY-29-2007), St Public Notif received (JUN-06-2007)
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (60%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (40%)

Donaldson 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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