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Population in 2012: 165 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -16.2%
 

Males: 81  (49.4%)
Females: 84  (50.6%)

Median resident age:  51.8 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip code: 56127

Estimated median household income in 2012: $35,182 (it was $38,333 in 2000)
Dunnell:

$35,182
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $26,273

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $33,880 (it was $24,300 in 2000)
Dunnell:

$33,880
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $81,788; Detached houses: $81,788
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  • White alone - 161 (96.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (1.8%)
  • Hispanic - 3 (1.8%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Dunnell: 87.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (46.1%), Swedish (11.8%), Norwegian (9.6%), Danish (7.3%), French (6.2%), Scotch-Irish (3.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1310 feet

Land area: 0.38 square miles.

Population density: 437 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Dunnell:

  • High school or higher: 84.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.7%
  • Unemployed: 2.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dunnell city:

  • Never married: 19.0%
  • Now married: 59.2%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 12.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $633 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $683 (1.8%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (98.2 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (122.4 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (379.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Sherburn, MN (2.6 miles ), Alpha, MN (2.7 miles) , Ceylon, MN (2.7 miles ), Dolliver, IA (3.2 miles) , Welcome, MN (3.3 miles ), Estherville, IA (3.3 miles ), Jackson, MN (3.4 miles ), Gruver, IA (3.5 miles) .

Latitude: 43.56 N, Longitude: 94.77 W

Area code: 507

Dunnell household income distribution Dunnell home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.9%
Minnesota:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +10 (+5.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (45%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (14%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Information (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (38%)
  • Wholesale trade (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (18%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (16%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (14%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Top executives (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (18%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (14%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (12%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (8%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (6%)
  • Therapists (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)


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Tornado activity:

Dunnell-area historical tornado activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 138% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/21/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 21.4 miles away from the Dunnell city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/31/1971, a category F3 tornado 23.2 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Martin County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Blizzard: 1, Tornado: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Dunnell:

  • AVERA HOLY FAMILY HOSPITAL (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Church, provides emergency services, about 11 miles away; ESTHERVILLE, IA)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - JACKSON (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; JACKSON, MN)
  • EMMET COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; ESTHERVILLE, IA)

Political contributions by individuals in Dunnell, MN

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dunnell:

  • South Central College (about 56 miles; North Mankato, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,118)
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 56 miles; Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 12,138)
  • Gustavus Adolphus College (about 67 miles; Saint Peter, MN; FT enrollment: 2,501)
  • Buena Vista University (about 68 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,241)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 79 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 2,730)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 80 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 3,064)
  • St. Olaf College (about 101 miles; Northfield, MN; FT enrollment: 3,028)

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Notable locations in Dunnell: Dunnell Library (A), Dunnell - Lake Fremont Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Dunnell include: Saint John's Lutheran Church (A), Immanuel Lutheran Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Martin 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 Dunnell that have no violations reported:

  • DUNNELL (Population served: 189, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 10.4%

Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  62.5%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.3%
Whole state:  6.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Dunnell compared to Minnesota state average:

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


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Banks with branches in Dunnell (2011 data):

  • Farmers State Bank of Trimont: Dunnell Branch at 101 West Winberg Street, branch established on 1903/03/17. Info updated 2009/07/23: Bank assets: $57.8 mil, Deposits: $46.4 mil, headquarters in Trimont, MN, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Fsb Holding Company, Inc.

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Dunnell travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (95%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Dunnell city (based on Martin County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 88.59%
Here88.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameLutheran ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchUnited Church of ChristUnited Methodist Church
Adherents28.8%23.7%18.0%9.0%8.1%
Congregations21.8%16.4%7.3%12.7%10.9%
NameEvangelical Free Church of America The Evangelical Covenant ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristSalvation ArmyOther
Adherents3.2%2.0%1.5%1.4%4.3%
Congregations3.6%3.6%5.5%1.8%16.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Martin County:

2.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Martin County:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
This county:

6.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.9%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Martin County:

27.8%
State:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.3%
State:

13.0%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
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$1,901
Welfare 1$3,830$45,9601$618
Totals for Government 1$3,830$45,9607$2,519

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $130,000 ($787.88)
    Sewerage: $105,000 ($636.36)
    Electric Utilities: $85,000 ($515.15)
    Water Utilities: $32,000 ($193.94)
    Regular Highways: $29,000 ($175.76)
    Parks & Recreation: $28,000 ($169.70)
    Fire Protection: $17,000 ($103.03)
    Financial Administration: $9,000 ($54.55)
    Police Protection: $6,000 ($36.36)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($18.18)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($12.12)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash & Deposits: $88,000 ($533.33)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $11,000 ($66.67)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $5,000 ($30.30)
    Police Protection: $2,000 ($12.12)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $65,000 ($393.94)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $103,000 ($624.24)
    Sewerage: $35,000 ($212.12)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,000 ($18.18)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($6.06)
  • Employee Retirement - Interest Revenue: $10,000 ($60.61)
    From Other Government: $4,000 ($24.24)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,000 ($6.06)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $43,000 ($260.61)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($12.12)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $87,000 ($527.27)
    Water Utilities: $33,000 ($200.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $50,000 ($303.03)
    All Other: $5,000 ($30.30)
  • Tax - Property: $60,000 ($363.64)

Dunnell government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $200,000 ($1212.12)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $245,000 ($1484.85)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $246,000 ($1490.91)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $199,000 ($1206.06)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $144,000 ($872.73)

3.93% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,808 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.93%
Minnesota average:

7.79%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Faribault County, MN  0.34% ($26,448 average AGI)
from Blue Earth County, MN  0.26% ($37,318)
from Jackson County, MN  0.25% ($20,667)


5.79% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($34,560 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.79%
Minnesota average:

7.84%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Blue Earth County, MN  0.54% ($28,255 average AGI)
to Faribault County, MN  0.37% ($22,500)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.32% ($28,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in Dunnell:

  • KKOJ (1190 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MN; Owner: KLEVEN BROADCASTING CO. OF MINN.)
  • 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)
  • KSUM (1370 AM; 1 kW; FAIRMONT, MN; Owner: WOODWARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KILR (1070 AM; daytime; 0 kW; ESTHERVILLE, IA)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KLGA (1600 AM; 5 kW; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Dunnell:

  • KRAQ (105.7 FM; JACKSON, MN; Owner: KLEVEN BROADCASTING CO. OF MINNESOTA)
  • KILR-FM (95.9 FM; ESTHERVILLE, IA; Owner: JACOBSON BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KFMC-FM (106.5 FM; FAIRMONT, MN; Owner: WOODWARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KUQQ (102.1 FM; MILFORD, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KEEZ-FM (99.1 FM; MANKATO, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KUOO (103.9 FM; SPIRIT LAKE, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KXAC (100.5 FM; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • K221DO (92.1 FM; ESTHERVILLE, IA; Owner: REFUGE MEDIA GROUP)
  • K220AQ (91.9 FM; FAIRMONT, MN; Owner: MANKATO STATE UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Dunnell:

  • K53EV (Channel 53; JACKSON, MN; Owner: FEDERATED RURAL ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION)
  • K41EG (Channel 41; JACKSON, MN; Owner: FEDERAL RURAL ELECTRIC ASSN.)
  • K45EH (Channel 45; JACKSON, MN; Owner: FEDERATED RURAL ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION)
  • K51EN (Channel 51; JACKSON, MN; Owner: FEDERATED RURAL ELECTRIC ASSN.)
  • K59FN (Channel 59; JACKSON, MN; Owner: BLUE EARTH - NICOLLET - FARIBAULT COOP. ELEC. ASSOC.)
  • K61GE (Channel 61; JACKSON, MN; Owner: BLUE EARTH - NICOLLET - FARIBAULT COOP. ELEC. ASSOC.)
  • K23FO (Channel 23; JACKSON, MN; Owner: FEDERATED RURAL ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION)
  • K57GE (Channel 57; JACKSON, MN; Owner: FEDERATED RURAL ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION)
  • KEYC-TV (Channel 12; MANKATO, MN; Owner: UNITED COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • K30FN (Channel 30; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TELEVISION ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN MINNESOTA)
  • K55FL (Channel 55; SPENCER, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K28AE (Channel 28; FAIRMONT, MN; Owner: OGDEN BROADCASTING OF MINNESOTA, INC)

Dunnell fatal accident list:

Dec 4, 1976 06:00 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1



FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: N0DUY, Licensee ID: L01123334
    Grant Date: 11/07/2007, Expiration Date: 12/05/2017
    Registrant: Roger B Swanson, 661 40th Ave, Dunnell, MN 56127
  • Call Sign: N0DWS
    Grant Date: 10/06/1997, Expiration Date: 10/06/2007, Cancellation Date: 10/07/2009
    Registrant: Martin D Petersen, Rr 1 Box 61, Dunnell, MN 56127


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3

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