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Population in 2012: 240 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +4.8%
 

Males: 123  (51.4%)
Females: 117  (48.6%)

Median resident age:  44.5 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip codes: 55931.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,606 (it was $29,688 in 2000)
Eitzen:

$38,606
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,315

Eitzen city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $75,198 (it was $50,000 in 2000)
Eitzen:

$75,198
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $97,648; Detached houses: $101,565; Mobile homes: $31,059

Median gross rent in 2012: $700.

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Eitzen: 87.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (54.8%), Norwegian (15.5%), Irish (13.6%), English (3.1%), United States (2.8%), French (2.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1140 feet

Land area: 0.58 square miles.

Population density: 413 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Eitzen:

  • High school or higher: 91.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.5%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Eitzen city:

  • Never married: 23.7%
  • Now married: 59.9%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 7.7%

3 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.2%
Minnesota:  7.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,016 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,250 (1.4%)

Eitzen satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: La Crosse, WI (24.1 miles , pop. 51,818).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (108.4 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (224.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Caledonia, MN (3.0 miles ), New Albin, IA (3.0 miles ), Spring Grove, MN (3.1 miles ), Genoa, WI (3.6 miles ), De Soto, WI (3.8 miles ), Mabel, MN (3.9 miles ), Lansing, IA (4.0 miles ), Brownsville, MN (4.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $126,800
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $131,500
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $137,800
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $145,900
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $151,500
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $155,600
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $152,800
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $161,100
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $213,100

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Latitude: 43.51 N, Longitude: 91.46 W

Area code: 507

Eitzen household income distribution Eitzen home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.4%
Minnesota:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +7 (+3.2%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Other services, except public administration (21%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (13%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Information (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Carpenters (16%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (11%)
  • Woodworkers (11%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (6%)
  • Cashiers (12%)
  • Child care workers (11%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (9%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Personal appearance workers (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Eitzen-area historical tornado activity is above Minnesota state average. It is 98% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/30/1954, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 27.1 miles away from the Eitzen city center .

On 5/15/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 43.5 miles away from the city center killed 13 people and injured 462 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Houston County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 5, Floods: 3, Wind: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Eitzen:

  • HOUSTON COUNTY PHNS (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; CALEDONIA, MN)
  • TWEETEN LUTHERAN HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; SPRING GROVE, MN)
  • LUTHERAN HOME HEALTH AGENCY,THE (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; CALEDONIA, MN)

Political contributions by individuals in Eitzen, MN

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Eitzen:

  • Luther College (about 22 miles; Decorah, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,470)
  • Viterbo University (about 24 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 2,076)
  • Western Technical College (about 24 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 2,278)
  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (about 25 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 8,660)
  • Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (about 31 miles; Calmar, IA; FT enrollment: 2,564)
  • Winona State University (about 39 miles; Winona, MN; FT enrollment: 7,637)
  • Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (about 39 miles; Winona, MN; FT enrollment: 2,056)

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Notable locations in Eitzen: Eitzen City Hall (A), Eitzen Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Saint Lukes Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Houston County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 36.1. This is about average.
City:

36.1
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.5
U.S.:

9.6

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

EITZEN (Address: Eitzen City Hall , Population served: 233, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2002 and MAR-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-28-2002), St Public Notif requested (JAN-28-2002), St Tech Assistance Visit (JAN-28-2002), St Compliance Meeting conducted (JAN-28-2002), St Compliance achieved (FEB-04-2002), St Public Notif received (APR-09-2002)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 9.2%

Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  54.5%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  10.7%
Whole state:  6.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Eitzen compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value 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 below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.


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Banks with branches in Eitzen (2011 data):

  • Eitzen State Bank: Eitzen Office at 108 Iowa Avenue Branch, branch established on 2007/09/01. Info updated 2007/09/24: Bank assets: $77.5 mil, Deposits: $64.3 mil, headquarters in Caledonia, MN, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Eitzen Independents, Inc.

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Eitzen travel time to work - commute


Eitzen mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (52%)
  • Electricity (22%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (11%)
  • Wood (8%)
  • Other fuel (5%)
  • Utility gas (3%)

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1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Eitzen city (based on Houston County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 80.14%
Here80.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of Christ
Adherents44.2%34.8%9.7%5.6%3.0%
Congregations15.2%27.3%15.2%15.2%6.1%
NameEvangelical Free Church of AmericaBaptist General ConferenceAssemblies of GodLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents1.2%0.4%0.4%0.3%0.2%
Congregations9.1%3.0%3.0%3.0%3.0%
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
Houston County:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.13 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
This county:

11.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.0%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Houston County:

26.8%
State:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.1%
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 1$1,035
Streets and Highways 1$2,583$30,9960$0
Totals for Government 1$2,583$30,9961$1,035

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,000 ($8.33)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $127,000 ($529.17)
    General - Other: $49,000 ($204.17)
    Sewerage: $15,000 ($62.50)
    Fire Protection: $12,000 ($50.00)
    Water Utilities: $10,000 ($41.67)
    Financial Administration: $5,000 ($20.83)
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($16.67)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($12.50)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($8.33)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($8.33)
    Health Services - Other: $1,000 ($4.17)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($12.50)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $34,000 ($141.67)
    Sewerage: $8,000 ($33.33)
    Electric Utilities: $4,000 ($16.67)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $42,000 ($175.00)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $26,000 ($108.33)
    Parks & Recreation: $5,000 ($20.83)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $18,000 ($75.00)
    Special Assessments: $8,000 ($33.33)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($8.33)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $172,000 ($716.67)
    Water Utilities: $13,000 ($54.17)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $50,000 ($208.33)
  • Tax - Property: $45,000 ($187.50)
    NEC: $2,000 ($8.33)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $61,000 ($254.17)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $51,000 ($212.50)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $10,000 ($41.67)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $125,000 ($520.83)

4.80% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($40,364 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.80%
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 La Crosse County, WI  1.48% ($32,655 average AGI)
from Winona County, MN  0.57% ($48,267)
from Fillmore County, MN  0.27% ($25,762)


5.44% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,634 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.44%
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 La Crosse County, WI  1.59% ($34,080 average AGI)
to Winona County, MN  0.66% ($24,923)
to Fillmore County, MN  0.41% ($29,406)

Strongest AM radio stations in Eitzen:

  • WKTY (580 AM; 5 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • KNEI (1140 AM; 2 kW; WAUKON, IA; Owner: WENNES COMMUNICATIONS STATIONS, INC.)
  • WIZM (1410 AM; 5 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KAGE (1380 AM; 4 kW; WINONA, MN; Owner: KAGE, INC.)
  • WKLJ (1290 AM; 5 kW; SPARTA, WI; Owner: SPARTA-TOMAH BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KOLM (1520 AM; 10 kW; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: OLMSTED COUNTY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))

Strongest FM radio stations in Eitzen:

  • KCLH (94.7 FM; CALEDONIA, MN; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • KQEG (102.7 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: WHITE EAGLE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHLA (90.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WRQT (95.7 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WLSU (88.9 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: BD.OF REGENTS, UNIV.OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • KNEI-FM (103.5 FM; WAUKON, IA; Owner: WENNES COMMUNICATIONS STATIONS, INC.)
  • KXLC (91.1 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WIZM-FM (93.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • KQYB (98.3 FM; SPRING GROVE, MN; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • KDEC-FM (100.5 FM; DECORAH, IA; Owner: DECORAH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLXR-FM (104.9 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: MISSISSIPPI VALLEY B/CASTERS, L.L.C.)
  • KOEL-FM (92.3 FM; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • K270AG (101.9 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: S & S BROADCASTING)
  • KROC-FM (106.9 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • K222AG (92.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: RAY A. KNUDSON)
  • KVIK (104.7 FM; DECORAH, IA; Owner: WENNES COMMUNICATIONS STATIONS, INC.)
  • WQCC (106.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: MISSISSIPPI VALLEY BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • K220EP (91.9 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: FAITH SOUND, INC.)
  • KWNO-FM (99.3 FM; RUSHFORD, MN; Owner: KAGE, INC)
  • KHME (101.1 FM; WINONA, MN; Owner: KAGE, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Eitzen:

  • WXOW-TV (Channel 19; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: WXOW-WQOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WLAX (Channel 25; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: GRANT MEDIA, INC.)
  • WHLA-TV (Channel 31; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: WISCONSIN EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WKBT (Channel 8; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: QUEENB TELEVISION, LLC)
  • KTTC (Channel 10; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: KTTC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K41AD (Channel 41; LANSING, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • WDLS-LP (Channel 35; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, INC.)
  • W44BF (Channel 44; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: TV-45, INC.)
  • K14AF (Channel 14; DECORAH, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KQEG-CA (Channel 50; La CRESCENT, MN; Owner: WHITE EAGLE PARTNERSHIP)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Eitzen)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • SPRING HILL, 26692st Hwyno. 4 (Lat: 45.540000 Lon: -94.817361), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: WQQV554
    Assigned Frequencies: 11245.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/11/2013, Expiration Date: 03/11/2023, Certifier: John E Monday
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 2200 N. Greenville Ave., 1w, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (972) 234-7003, Fax: (972) 301-6893, Email:



Most common first names in Eitzen, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Louis483.5 years
John467.5 years
Ruth478.5 years
Clarence378.0 years
Elmer377.7 years
Franklin390.3 years
Donald366.3 years
Henry377.0 years
Leo385.3 years
Ruby374.7 years
Most common last names in Eitzen, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Meiners1577.2 years
Meyer1170.7 years
Wiemerslage975.1 years
Deters788.8 years
Fruechte685.7 years
Paus673.8 years
Thiele583.0 years
Kruse585.2 years
Haar587.4 years
Burmester489.0 years

Eitzen on our top lists:

  • #44 on the list of "Top 100 least racially diverse cities"
  • #10 (55931) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Latvian first ancestries"
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