Donaldson, Minnesota

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Population in 2019: 40 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -2.4%
 
Males: 30  (75.0%)
Females: 10  (25.0%)
Median resident age:

61.1 years
Minnesota median age:

38.4 years

Zip code: 56720

Estimated median household income in 2019: $51,570 (it was $26,875 in 2000)
Donaldson:

$51,570
MN:

$74,593

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $22,306 (it was $11,637 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $31,668 (it was $14,200 in 2000)
Donaldson:

$31,668
MN:

$246,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $39,541; detached houses: $39,439

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,023.

March 2019 cost of living index in Donaldson: 85.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 75.0%

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Ancestries: Norwegian (36.6%), Swedish (36.6%), German (24.4%), Polish (14.6%), Italian (4.9%), Scotch-Irish (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 825 feet

Land area: 0.83 square miles.

Population density: 48 people per square mile   (very low).

Donaldson, Minnesota map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Donaldson city:

3.5% ($500)
Minnesota:

1.1% ($1,297)

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

Distribution of median household income in Donaldson, MN in 2019
Distribution of house value in Donaldson, MN in 2019

Donaldson satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.0%
Minnesota:

3.9%

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 significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 30% 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 the city center
On 2/7/2020 at 18:30:28, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 ML) earthquake occurred 207.2 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 (27) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 22
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 24, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 5, Heavy Rains: 3, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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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

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
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

For population 15 years and over in Donaldson:

Marital status in Donaldson, MN
  • Never married: 74.6%
  • Now married: 0.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 25.4%

For population 25 years and over in Donaldson:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

0.0
Minnesota average:

10.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Donaldson, MN (based on Kittson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
This county:

8.90 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

4.45 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

15.58 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Kittson 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:

43.4%
Minnesota:

50.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Donaldson:

43.4%
Minnesota:

48.4%

Average BMI:
This city:

27.0
Minnesota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

41.2%
Minnesota:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

5.9%
Minnesota:

9.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Donaldson:

6.4
Minnesota:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

21.1%
Minnesota:

33.5%

General health condition:
Donaldson:

63.2%
Minnesota:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

84.2%
State:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Donaldson, MN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$90
Sewerage 0$0 1$121
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$282
Streets and Highways 0$0 2$282
Totals for Government 0$0 9$775

Donaldson government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $6,000 ($150.00)
    Regular Highways: $6,000 ($150.00)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($125.00)
    Sewerage: $5,000 ($125.00)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,000 ($75.00)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($50.00)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,000 ($50.00)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($50.00)

Donaldson government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $5,000 ($125.00)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,000 ($75.00)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($25.00)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,000 ($25.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $5,000 ($125.00)
  • Tax - Property: $26,000 ($650.00)

3.03% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($34,444 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.03%
Minnesota average:

7.10%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

3.19% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($42,491 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.19%
Minnesota average:

7.17%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

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
  • 14Number of bridges
  • 427ft / 130mTotal length
  • $1,000Total costs
  • 98,789Total average daily traffic
  • 5,838Total average daily truck traffic
  • 52,923Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic
New bridges in Donaldson, MN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 11960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 72000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Donaldson, MN

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: State Of Minnesota, Guy.Chambers@state.Mn.Us, , MS730 Saint- Paul, Phone: (651) 234-7966
  • 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: State Of Minnesota, Guy.Chambers@state.Mn.Us, , MS730 Saint- Paul, Phone: (651) 234-7966
  • 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: State Of Minnesota, James.Mohn@state.Mn.Us, , MS730 Saint- Paul, Phone: (651) 234-7969

FCC Registered Broadcast 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 MHz, Grant Date: 05/24/2021, Expiration Date: 04/22/2031, Registrant: Fcc-Faa Licensing, LLC, 8932 Suite D Milford Haven Ct., Lorton, VA 22079, Phone: (703) 615-6615, 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 MHz, Grant Date: 11/21/2019, Expiration Date: 12/15/2029, Certifier: Todd Nordine, Registrant: North Kittson Rural Water, 106 N 4th Ave, Lake Bronson, MN 56734, Phone: (218) 754-6161, Fax: (218) 754-6160, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Donaldson, MN
  • 75.0%Utility gas
  • 25.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


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 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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