Dovray, Minnesota

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Population in 2017: 52 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -22.4%
 
Males: 22  (42.9%)
Females: 30  (57.1%)
Median resident age:

59.2 years
Minnesota median age:

37.9 years

Zip code: 56125

Estimated median household income in 2017: $54,436 (it was $37,500 in 2000)
Dovray:

$54,436
MN:

$68,388

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,214 (it was $17,461 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $35,089 (it was $18,500 in 2000)
Dovray:

$35,089
MN:

$224,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $44,846; detached houses: $44,586
March 2019 cost of living index in Dovray: 83.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 6.5%
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  • Races in Dovray, MN (2010)
    • 5698.2%White alone
    • 11.8%Hispanic
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Ancestries: German (52.3%), Norwegian (18.2%), French (11.4%), American (9.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 01/02/1924

Elevation: 1490 feet

Land area: 0.25 square miles.

Population density: 208 people per square mile   (very low).

Dovray, Minnesota map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $215 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $331 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (69.0 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (129.0 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (426.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Westbrook, MN (2.4 miles ),
Currie, MN (2.4 miles ),
Avoca, MN (3.0 miles),
The Lakes, MN (3.0 miles ),
Slayton, MN (3.3 miles ),
Storden, MN (3.4 miles ),
Walnut Grove, MN (3.5 miles ),
Tracy, MN (3.6 miles )

Latitude: 44.05 N, Longitude: 95.55 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 507

Distribution of median household income in Dovray, MN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Dovray, MN in 2017

Dovray satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.9%
Minnesota:

4.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +7 (+11.7%).

Average climate in Dovray, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Dovray-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 44% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/13/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 12.8 miles away from the Dovray city center killed 9 people and injured 150 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/16/1992, a category F5 tornado 15.4 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 35 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Dovray-area historical earthquake activity is above Minnesota state average. It is 77% 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 114.3 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 191.9 miles away from Dovray center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 117.9 miles away from Dovray 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 190.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 146.7 miles away from Dovray center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 136.2 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 Murray County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Dovray:

  • SANFORD WESTBROOK MEDICAL CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 6 miles away; WESTBROOK, MN)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - SLAYTON (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; SLAYTON, MN)
  • MURRAY COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 12 miles away; SLAYTON, MN)
  • HOSPICE OF MURRAY COUNTY (Hospital, about 12 miles away; SLAYTON, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dovray:

  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 30 miles; Marshall, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,711)
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College (about 53 miles; Granite Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,225)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 58 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • South Dakota State University (about 64 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 70 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • South Central College (about 76 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,726)
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 78 miles; Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 13,940)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Dovray Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Dovray: Our Saviour's Lutheran Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Murray 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 Dovray and their reported violations in the past:

DOVRAY (Population served: 57, Purch groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (JUN-01-2012), St Compliance Meeting conducted (JUN-01-2012), St Public Notif requested (JUN-01-2012), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-01-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUN-04-2012), St Public Notif received (JUN-21-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-05-2013), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-05-2013), St Public Notif received (MAR-07-2013), St Compliance achieved (APR-23-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-16-2012), St Public Notif requested (NOV-16-2012), St Public Notif received (DEC-17-2012), St Compliance achieved (JAN-08-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-02-2011), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-10-2011), St Public Notif requested (NOV-10-2011), St Public Notif received (DEC-07-2011)
Average household size:
This city:

1.8 people
Minnesota:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

51.6%
Whole state:

64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

16.1%
Whole state:

6.9%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Dovray:

Marital status in Dovray, MN
  • Never married: 5.2%
  • Now married: 69.7%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 11.3%
  • Divorced: 12.1%

For population 25 years and over in Dovray:

  • High school or higher: 70.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 10.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.8
Minnesota average:

10.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Dovray, MN (based on Murray County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,19016
Catholic2,3305
Evangelical Protestant1,1665
None2,039-
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
Murray County:

3.54 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Here:

8.27 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 10
Murray County:

11.81 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

8.0%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.3%
State:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Murray County:

10.1%
Minnesota:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Dovray:

51.3%
Minnesota:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Dovray:

44.0%
Minnesota:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Dovray:

28.6
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Dovray:

16.7%
Minnesota:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

9.1%
Minnesota:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Dovray:

7.0
Minnesota:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

28.7%
Minnesota:

33.2%

General health condition:
Dovray:

56.4%
Minnesota:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Dovray:

70.6%
State:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Dovray, 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
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$298
Totals for Government 0$0 7$298

Dovray government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $33,000 ($634.62)
    Local Fire Protection: $13,000 ($250.00)
    Regular Highways: $11,000 ($211.54)
    Water Utilities: $9,000 ($173.08)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($57.69)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($57.69)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($57.69)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000 ($38.46)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $10,000 ($192.31)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $6,000 ($115.38)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,000 ($76.92)

Dovray government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $23,000 ($442.31)
    Other: $7,000 ($134.62)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($19.23)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $13,000 ($250.00)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $7,000 ($134.62)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $14,000 ($269.23)
    Other: $6,000 ($115.38)
  • Tax - Property: $18,000 ($346.15)
    Other License: $1,000 ($19.23)

Dovray government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $242,000 ($4653.85)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $234,000 ($4500.00)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,000 ($153.85)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $23,000 ($442.31)

Strongest AM radio stations in Dovray:

  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KKOJ (1190 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MN; Owner: KLEVEN BROADCASTING CO. OF MINN.)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KWOA (730 AM; 1 kW; WORTHINGTON, MN)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Dovray:

  • KISD (98.7 FM; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KJOE (106.1 FM; SLAYTON, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KNSW (91.7 FM; WORTHINGTON-MARSHALL, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KRSW (89.3 FM; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KLQL (101.1 FM; LUVERNE, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KARL (105.1 FM; TRACY, MN; Owner: KMHL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KWOA-FM (95.1 FM; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KNSG (94.7 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KKCK (99.7 FM; MARSHALL, MN; Owner: KMHL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K277AI (103.3 FM; RUSSELL, MN; Owner: CHRISTIAN HERITAGE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDOM-FM (94.3 FM; WINDOM, MN; Owner: WINDOM RADIO, INC.)
  • KITN (93.5 FM; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KARZ (107.5 FM; MARSHALL, MN; Owner: KMHL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Dovray:

  • KSMN (Channel 20; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA EDUCATIONAL TV COMPANY)
  • K07TY (Channel 7; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: NOBLES BROADCASTING CO., LTD.)
  • KSFY-TV (Channel 13; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • K15EB (Channel 15; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KRWF (Channel 43; REDWOOD FALLS, MN; Owner: KSAX-TV, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 23ft / 6.7mTotal length
  • 190Total average daily traffic
  • 190Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: N0JVV, Grant Date: 05/19/1995, Expiration Date: 04/25/1999, Cancellation Date: 04/26/2001, Registrant: Lewis C Chapin Sr, 521 Woodman Ave, Dovray, MN 56125

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Dovray, MN
  • 73.5%Utility gas
  • 17.6%Electricity
  • 8.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Dovray, MN
  • 100.0%Utility gas


Dovray compared to Minnesota 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.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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