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Population in 2012: 156 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -27.1%
Males: 82  (52.6%)
Females: 74  (47.4%)

Median resident age:  45.3 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip codes: 55910.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $41,452 (it was $38,750 in 2000)
Elba:

$41,452
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,301

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $112,476 (it was $72,100 in 2000)
Elba:

$112,476
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $141,483; Detached houses: $158,265; Mobile homes: $62,147

Median gross rent in 2012: $717.

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  • White alone - 147 (96.7%)
  • Hispanic - 5 (3.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Elba: 87.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (54.1%), Irish (12.7%), Norwegian (6.8%), United States (4.9%), Polish (3.9%), French (2.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 720 feet

Land area: 2.04 square miles.

Population density: 77 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Elba:

  • High school or higher: 77.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 1.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 17.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Elba city:

  • Never married: 25.0%
  • Now married: 60.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 8.3%

4 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.9%
Minnesota:  7.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,091 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $767 (0.7%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rochester, MN (23.1 miles , pop. 85,806).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (80.5 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (269.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Altura, MN (2.1 miles ), Utica, MN (2.9 miles ), St. Charles, MN (3.0 miles ), Plainview, MN (3.0 miles ), Rollingstone, MN (3.1 miles ), Minneiska, MN (3.2 miles) , Dover, MN (3.2 miles ), Lewiston, MN (3.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $66,300
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $55,000
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $55,000
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $55,000
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $55,000
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $91,300
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $263,300
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Latitude: 44.09 N, Longitude: 92.02 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 507

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.9%
Minnesota:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -6 (-2.7%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (24%)
  • Construction (20%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (47%)
  • Retail trade (28%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Manufacturing (3%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (15%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secondary school teachers (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (17%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (15%)
  • Cashiers (11%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)

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Tornado activity:

Elba-area historical tornado activity is above Minnesota state average. It is 83% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/16/1962, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 23.1 miles away from the Elba city center injured 34 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/15/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 45.8 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 Winona 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 Elba:

  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - WHITEWATER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; ST CHARLES, MN)
  • LEWISTON VILLA NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; LEWISTON, MN)

Amtrak station near Elba:

  • 19 miles: WINONA (65 E. MARK ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Elba:

  • Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (about 17 miles; Winona, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,056)
  • Winona State University (about 19 miles; Winona, MN; FT enrollment: 7,637)
  • Rochester Community and Technical College (about 21 miles; Rochester, MN; FT enrollment: 3,599)
  • Western Technical College (about 43 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 2,278)
  • Viterbo University (about 44 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 2,076)
  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (about 44 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 8,660)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stout (about 55 miles; Menomonie, WI; FT enrollment: 7,101)

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Church in Elba: Saint Aloysius Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Aloysius Cemetery (1), Fairwater Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers: Middle Fork Whitewater River (A), North Fork Whitewater River (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Winona 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 33.9. This is about average.
City:

33.9
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.74. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.74
U.S.:

9.59
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 21.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

21.7
U.S.:

22.1

Drinking water stations with addresses in Elba that have no violations reported:

  • ELBA (Population served: 115, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LOST ARROW CAMPGROUND (Population served: 40, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WHITEWATER VALLEY CAMPGROUND (Population served: 40, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 23.7%

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

Percentage of family households:
This city:  62.9%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.1%
Whole state:  6.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Elba, MN

Elba compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage 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 below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Elba travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (73%)
  • Other fuel (23%)
  • Wood (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Elba city (based on Winona County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 66.83%
Here66.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist Church
Adherents43.7%15.6%13.3%12.3%4.4%
Congregations18.8%7.2%14.5%8.7%11.6%
NameUnited Church of ChristEvangelical Free Church of AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)Moravian Church in AmericaOther
Adherents2.2%1.2%0.9%0.9%5.5%
Congregations4.3%1.4%4.3%2.9%26.1%
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: 9
Winona County:

1.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Winona County:

3.81 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 37
This county:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.4%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Winona County:

27.6%
State:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.2%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 6$80
Totals for Government 0$0 6$80

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $17,000 ($108.97)
    General - Other: $8,000 ($51.28)
    Water Utilities: $5,000 ($32.05)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($25.64)
    Fire Protection: $4,000 ($25.64)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($19.23)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($6.41)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $6,000 ($38.46)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $20,000 ($128.21)

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

  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $23,000 ($147.44)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $9,000 ($57.69)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $8,000 ($51.28)
  • Tax - Property: $22,000 ($141.03)
    NEC: $5,000 ($32.05)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $19,000 ($121.79)

5.87% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,699 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.87%
Minnesota average:

7.79%

0.19% of residents moved from foreign countries ($111 average AGI)
Winona County:

0.19%
Minnesota average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Olmsted County, MN  0.72% ($32,817 average AGI)
from La Crosse County, WI  0.34% ($32,283)
from Fillmore County, MN  0.32% ($37,786)


6.77% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,434 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.77%
Minnesota average:

7.84%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($306 average AGI)
Winona County:

0.06%
Minnesota average:

0.04%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Olmsted County, MN  1.01% ($35,122 average AGI)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.61% ($28,183)
to La Crosse County, WI  0.38% ($37,985)

Strongest AM radio stations in Elba:

  • KOLM (1520 AM; 10 kW; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: OLMSTED COUNTY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KWEB (1270 AM; 5 kW; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KAGE (1380 AM; 4 kW; WINONA, MN; Owner: KAGE, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WMEQ (880 AM; 10 kW; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKTY (580 AM; 5 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • KMFX (1190 AM; daytime; 1 kW; WABASHA, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)

Strongest FM radio stations in Elba:

  • KNXR (97.5 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: UNITED AUDIO CORPORATION)
  • KLCX (107.7 FM; ST. CHARLES, MN; Owner: ST. CHARLES BROADCASTING CO. LLC)
  • KLSE-FM (91.7 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KZSE (90.7 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KRCH (101.7 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KMSE (88.7 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: SAINT OLAF COLLEGE)
  • KROC-FM (106.9 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KQAL (89.5 FM; WINONA, MN; Owner: WINONA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KHME (101.1 FM; WINONA, MN; Owner: KAGE, INC.)
  • KAGE-FM (95.3 FM; WINONA, MN; Owner: KAGE, INC.)
  • KMFX-FM (102.5 FM; LAKE CITY, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • K203BR (88.5 FM; WINONA, MN; Owner: FAITH SOUND, INC.)
  • WHLA (90.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • KWNO-FM (99.3 FM; RUSHFORD, MN; Owner: KAGE, INC)
  • WLSU (88.9 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: BD.OF REGENTS, UNIV.OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • KFIL-FM (103.1 FM; PRESTON, MN; Owner: KFIL, INC.)
  • KWWK (96.5 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: OLMSTEAD COUNTY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • K280EI (103.9 FM; WINONA, MN; Owner: MARATHON MEDIA GROUP, L.L.C.)
  • KXLC (91.1 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KQYB (98.3 FM; SPRING GROVE, MN; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Elba:

  • KXLT-TV (Channel 47; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: SHOCKLEY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WKBT (Channel 8; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: QUEENB TELEVISION, LLC)
  • KTTC (Channel 10; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: KTTC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K56HW (Channel 56; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K58GC (Channel 58; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WXOW-TV (Channel 19; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: WXOW-WQOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K38CL (Channel 38; WINONA, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KSMQ-TV (Channel 15; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT #492)
  • K52HH (Channel 52; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WLAX (Channel 25; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: GRANT MEDIA, INC.)
  • WHLA-TV (Channel 31; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: WISCONSIN EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • K57CN (Channel 57; WABASHA, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K62EV (Channel 62; WINONA, MN; Owner: KTTC TELEVISION, INC.)

Elba fatal accident list:

May 25, 1997 08:47 PM, 74, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
May 17, 1987 07:05 PM, 74, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Aug 8, 1976 10:25 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 5
Total length: 27 meters (89ft)
Total costs: $147,000
Total average daily traffic: 5,094
Total average daily truck traffic: 124
Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic: 4,776


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • David C Savolainen, Twp. Rd. 52 1 Mi. From Jct County Hwy. 39 (Lat: 44.066333 Lon: -92.020417), Type: 106.4, Overall height: 100.6 m
    Registrant: 6512347972, David.Savolainen@dot.State.Mn.Us, 1500 W. COUNTY RD. B2, Phone: (Sav) ola-inen
  • Jeffrey L Williams, Twp. Rd. 52 1 Mi. From Jct County Hwy. 39 (Lat: 44.066333 Lon: -92.020417), Type: 106.4, Overall height: 100.6 m
    Registrant: 6512347972, David.Savolainen@dot.State.Mn.Us, 1500 W. COUNTY RD. B2, Phone: (Sav) ola-inen

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Whitewater St Park 1 Mi S (Lat: 44.063861 Lon: -92.035722), Type: Pole, Structure height: 12 m, Overall height: 18 m, Call Sign: KNCE370
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.190 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/12/2012, Expiration Date: 07/28/2022, Certifier: Joseph G Dobesh Iii
    Registrant: Ofc Of Electronic Communications, Transportation Bldg Ms 730, Saint Paul, MN 55155, Fax: (612) 215-1294
  • Whitewater State Park (Lat: 44.063861 Lon: -92.035722), Call Sign: WGP273, Licensee ID: L00001503
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.000 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/02/2012, Expiration Date: 02/05/2022
    Registrant: State Of Minnesota, 395 John Ireland Blvd, Saint Paul, MN 55155, Phone: (612) 296-9198

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Elba, Twp. Rd. 52 1 Mi. From Jct County Hwy. 39 (Lat: 44.066333 Lon: -92.020417), Type: Tower, Structure height: 100.6 m, Overall height: 106.4 m, Call Sign: WQJE437
    Assigned Frequencies: 6725.62 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/08/2008, Expiration Date: 08/08/2018, Certifier: Thomas E Walsh
    Registrant: Minnesota Department Of Transportation, 395 John Ireland Blvd Ms730, Saint Paul, MN 55155, Phone: (651) 234-7973, Fax: (651) 234-7960, Email:


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