Elizabeth, Minnesota

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Population in 2014: 173 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +0.6%
 
Males: 102  (59.2%)
Females: 71  (40.8%)
Median resident age:  43.6 years
Minnesota median age:  37.9 years

Zip codes: 56533, 56537.

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Estimated median household income in 2016: $40,859 (it was $33,438 in 2000)
Elizabeth:

$40,859
MN:

$65,599

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $25,103 (it was $13,841 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $87,706 (it was $32,100 in 2000)
Elizabeth:

$87,706
MN:

$211,800

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $110,396; Detached houses: $117,207; Mobile homes: $10,417

Median gross rent in 2016: $409.

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  • Races in Elizabeth, MN (2010)

    Elizabeth races chart
    • 16293.6%White alone
    • 52.9%Black alone
    • 31.7%American Indian alone
    • 21.2%Two or more races
    • 10.6%Asian alone
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Elizabeth: 85.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (46.0%), Norwegian (22.2%), Yugoslavian (9.5%), Polish (4.8%), Irish (1.6%), Swedish (1.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1250 feet

Land area: 0.36 square miles.

Population density: 476 people per square mile   (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Elizabeth:

  • High school or higher: 93.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.6%
  • Unemployed: 8.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Elizabeth city:

  • Never married: 16.0%
  • Now married: 56.6%
  • Separated: 4.1%
  • Widowed: 14.3%
  • Divorced: 8.9%

12 residents are foreign born (3.6% Europe, 3.6% Oceania).

This city:

7.1%
Minnesota:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $856 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $640 (0.8%)

Elizabeth satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (46.9 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (169.4 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (523.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Fergus Falls, MN (2.7 miles ), Erhard, MN (2.7 miles) , Rothsay, MN (3.1 miles ), Foxhome, MN (3.3 miles) , Pelican Rapids, MN (3.7 miles ), Underwood, MN (3.7 miles ), Dalton, MN (4.2 miles ), Battle Lake, MN (4.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $37,500
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $130,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 46.38 N, Longitude: 96.13 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 218

Elizabeth household income distribution Elizabeth home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.0%
Minnesota:

3.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +24 (+16.2%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (21%)
  • Wholesale trade (18%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (58%)
  • Public administration (18%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Manufacturing (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (26%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (18%)
  • Production occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Management occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Community and social service occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (12%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)

Average climate in Elizabeth, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Elizabeth-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Minnesota state average. It is 10% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/20/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 34.3 miles away from the Elizabeth city center killed 10 people and injured 103 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 7/2/1955, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 33.0 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 19 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Elizabeth-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 84% 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 49.3 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 49.4 miles away from Elizabeth center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 218.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 54.0 miles away from the city center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 714.5 miles away from Elizabeth center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 212.3 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 Otter Tail County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 4, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Elizabeth topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Elizabeth:

  • ESSENTIA HEALTH ST MARYS Acute Care Hospitals (about 1 miles away; DETROIT LAKES, MN)
  • KESSEL GROUP HOME INC (Hospital, about 7 miles away; FERGUS FALLS, MN)
  • NEW DIMENSIONS HOME HLTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; FERGUS FALLS, MN)
  • LAKELAND HOSPICE AND HOME CARE (Hospital, about 8 miles away; FERGUS FALLS, MN)
  • CARE 2000 HOME HEALTHCARE SERV (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; FERGUS FALLS, MN)
  • LAKE REGION HEALTHCARE CORPORATION Acute Care Hospitals (about 8 miles away; FERGUS FALLS, MN)
  • FMC DIALYSIS - FERGUS FALLS (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; FERGUS FALLS, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Elizabeth:

  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 7 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; Full-time enrollment: 4,863)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 24 miles; Wahpeton, ND; FT enrollment: 2,318)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 45 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 46 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 48 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Alexandria Technical & Community College (about 51 miles; Alexandria, MN; FT enrollment: 2,324)
  • Central Lakes College-Brainerd (about 92 miles; Brainerd, MN; FT enrollment: 3,371)

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

Churches in Elizabeth include: Saint Elizabeth's Catholic Church (A), Augustana Lutheran Church (B), Saint Elizabeth's Catholic Church (C), Saint John Lutheran Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Evangelical Lutheran Kirchof Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Otter Tail County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 24.0%
(18.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 83.3% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  74.2%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  3.0%
Whole state:  6.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.2
Minnesota average:

10.7

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Elizabeth city (based on Otter Tail County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant18,01849
Evangelical Protestant14,56960
Catholic7,81314
Other1993
None16,704-
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: 11
Otter Tail County:

1.93 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Otter Tail County:

0.70 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 39
Otter Tail County:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 44
Here:

7.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.6%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Otter Tail County:

28.1%
Minnesota:

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

12.1%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

41.7%
Minnesota:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Elizabeth:

45.8%
State:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Elizabeth:

34.0
Minnesota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Elizabeth:

33.3%
State:

21.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Elizabeth:

7.2
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Elizabeth:

33.3%
Minnesota:

33.2%

General health condition:
Elizabeth:

58.3%
State:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Elizabeth:

86.7%
Minnesota:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Elizabeth, 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
Financial Administration 0$0 2$2,350
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$128
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$49
Sewerage 0$0 1$208
Water Supply 0$0 1$623
Totals for Government 0$0 10$3,358

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

  • Current Operations - Liquor Stores: $316,000 ($1826.59)
    Fire Protection: $27,000 ($156.07)
    Water Utilities: $21,000 ($121.39)
    General - Other: $20,000 ($115.61)
    Financial Administration: $13,000 ($75.14)
    Central Staff Services: $8,000 ($46.24)
    Solid Waste Management: $7,000 ($40.46)
    Sewerage: $7,000 ($40.46)
    Regular Highways: $7,000 ($40.46)
    Parks & Recreation: $6,000 ($34.68)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash & Deposits: $147,000 ($849.71)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($17.34)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Liquor Stores: $2,000 ($11.56)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($11.56)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $203,000 ($1173.41)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $12,000 ($69.36)
    All Other: $10,000 ($57.80)
    Parks & Recreation: $7,000 ($40.46)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($34.68)
  • Employee Retirement - Interest Revenue: $16,000 ($92.49)
    From Other Government: $6,000 ($34.68)
    From Local Government: $3,000 ($17.34)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $10,000 ($57.80)
    Interest Earnings: $9,000 ($52.02)
    Special Assessments: $9,000 ($52.02)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $326,000 ($1884.39)
    Water Utilities: $15,000 ($86.71)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $46,000 ($265.90)
    All Other: $7,000 ($40.46)
  • Tax - Property: $11,000 ($63.58)
    NEC: $2,000 ($11.56)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $42,000 ($242.77)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $36,000 ($208.09)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $6,000 ($34.68)

5.01% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,328 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.01%
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 Cass County, ND  0.38% ($45,655 average AGI)
from Becker County, MN  0.34% ($25,141)
from Clay County, MN  0.31% ($35,899)


5.03% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,150 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.03%
Minnesota average:

6.71%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cass County, ND  0.60% ($28,615 average AGI)
to Clay County, MN  0.44% ($28,424)
to Becker County, MN  0.32% ($36,151)

Strongest AM radio stations in Elizabeth:

  • KBRF (1250 AM; 10 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • KJJK (1020 AM; 2 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KFGO (790 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KQWB (1660 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KVOX (1280 AM; 5 kW; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WDAY (970 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Elizabeth:

  • KZCR (103.3 FM; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC)
  • KNWF (91.5 FM; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KBOT (104.1 FM; PELICAN RAPIDS, MN; Owner: WASHINGTON RADIO, INC,)
  • KJJK-FM (96.5 FM; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • KRVI (95.1 FM; DETROIT LAKES, MN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KLTA (105.1 FM; BRECKENRIDGE, MN; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KFAB-FM (92.7 FM; KINDRED, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KVOX-FM (99.9 FM; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KEGK (106.9 FM; WAHPETON, ND; Owner: GUDERIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCCM-FM (91.1 FM; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)

TV broadcast stations around Elizabeth:

  • K49FA (Channel 49; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA ED. TV CORP.)
  • K41CS (Channel 41; ERHARD, MN; Owner: RURAL SVCS OF CENTRAL MINNESOTA, INC)
  • K43CS (Channel 43; ERHARD, MN; Owner: RURAL SVCS OF CENTRAL MINNESOTA, INC)
  • K51DC (Channel 51; ERHARD, MN; Owner: RURAL SVCS OF CENTRAL MINNESOTA, INC)
  • K31CH (Channel 31; ERHARD, MN; Owner: RURAL SVCS OF CENTRAL MINNESOTA, INC)
  • K39CJ (Channel 39; ERHARD, MN; Owner: RURAL SVCS OF CENTRAL MINNESOTA, INC)
  • K02MM (Channel 2; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 2m7ftTotal length
  • 1,249Total average daily traffic
  • 1,100Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Fire Hall Main St 2 Blocks W Of State Hwy 59 (Lat: 46.379694 Lon: -96.130333), Call Sign: WQC482
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.295 MHz, 154.445 MHzGrant Date: 04/02/2005, Expiration Date: 06/05/2015, Cancellation Date: 08/08/2015Registrant: Brandon Communications, 115 E Front St, Brandon, MN 56315, Phone: (320) 524-2283, Email:

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 7

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (44%)
  • Electricity (29%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (25%)

Elizabeth compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race 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 below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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