Elba, Minnesota

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Population in 2013: 155 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -27.6%
Males: 86  (55.8%)
Females: 69  (44.2%)
Median resident age:  44.6 years
Minnesota median age:  37.7 years

Zip codes: 55910.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $41,213 (it was $38,750 in 2000)
Elba:

$41,213
MN:

$60,702

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $16,158 (it was $14,398 in 2000)

Elba city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $109,555 (it was $72,100 in 2000)
Elba:

$109,555
MN:

$180,100

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $183,445; Detached houses: $193,326; Townhouses or other attached units: $157,742; In 2-unit structures: $104,118; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $152,079; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $283,765; Mobile homes: $27,458

Median gross rent in 2013: $671.

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  • Races in Elba, MN (2010)

    Elba races chart
    • 14796.7%White alone
    • 53.3%Hispanic

Races in Elba detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Elba: 88.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (46.9%), Irish (13.1%), Norwegian (8.9%), United States (4.7%), English (3.3%), Polish (3.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 720 feet

Land area: 2.04 square miles.

Population density: 76 people per square mile   (very low).

Elba,MN real estate house value index trend

Elba, Minnesota map

For population 25 years and over in Elba:

  • High school or higher: 81.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 35.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Elba city:

  • Never married: 28.4%
  • Now married: 56.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 9.5%

3 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.9%
Minnesota:

7.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,027 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $651 (0.6%)

Elba satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $263,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 44.09 N, Longitude: 92.02 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 507

Elba household income distribution Elba home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.6%
Minnesota:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -6 (-2.7%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (56%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (19%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (14%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (32%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (16%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Community and social service occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Elba: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Elba, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Elba-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 23% 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.

Earthquake activity:

Elba-area historical earthquake activity is near Minnesota state average. It is 87% 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 225.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 241.2 miles away from Elba center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 445.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 236.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 422.8 miles away from Elba center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 366.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

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: Floods: 11, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 5, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and 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: 4,022)
  • Winona State University (about 19 miles; Winona, MN; FT enrollment: 8,397)
  • Rochester Community and Technical College (about 21 miles; Rochester, MN; FT enrollment: 4,444)
  • Western Technical College (about 43 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 3,377)
  • Viterbo University (about 44 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 2,848)
  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (about 44 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 9,837)
  • Chippewa Valley Technical College (about 55 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 4,038)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 82.1. This is about average.

City:

82.1
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 29.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/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.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.88. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.88
U.S.:

9.14

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

  • ELBA (Population served: 152, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 30.1%
(31.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
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

Elba compared to Minnesota state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.1
Minnesota average:

10.7

Elba travel time to work - commute Elba mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (72%)
  • Other fuel (12%)
  • Utility gas (9%)
  • Wood (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic11,47013
Evangelical Protestant9,72935
Mainline Protestant6,54823
Other6745
None23,040-
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: 9
Winona County:

1.81 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

3.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.4%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Winona County:

27.6%
Minnesota:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.2%
State:

13.0%
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

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $17,000 ($109.68)
    General - Other: $8,000 ($51.61)
    Water Utilities: $5,000 ($32.26)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($25.81)
    Fire Protection: $4,000 ($25.81)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($19.35)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($6.45)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $6,000 ($38.71)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $20,000 ($129.03)

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

  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $23,000 ($148.39)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $9,000 ($58.06)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $8,000 ($51.61)
  • Tax - Property: $22,000 ($141.94)
    NEC: $5,000 ($32.26)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $19,000 ($122.58)

4.96% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,519 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.96%
Minnesota average:

6.51%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Olmsted County, MN  0.64% ($26,681 average AGI)
from La Crosse County, WI  0.27% ($34,940)
from Houston County, MN  0.23% ($32,605)


5.67% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,735 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.67%
Minnesota average:

6.71%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($609 average AGI)
Winona County:

0.05%
Minnesota average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Olmsted County, MN  0.76% ($31,923 average AGI)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.50% ($25,021)
to La Crosse County, WI  0.38% ($35,338)

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 persons involved: 1
May 17, 1987 07:05 PM, 74, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Aug 8, 1976 10:25 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 27m89ftTotal length
  • $147,000Total costs
  • 5,094Total average daily traffic
  • 124Total average daily truck traffic
  • 4,776Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic

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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