Elrosa, Minnesota

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Population in 2017: 222 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +33.7%
Males: 110  (49.7%)
Females: 112  (50.3%)
Median resident age:

41.6 years
Minnesota median age:

37.9 years

Zip code: 56325

Estimated median household income in 2017: $51,264 (it was $34,375 in 2000)
Elrosa:

$51,264
MN:

$68,388

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,616 (it was $17,227 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $127,657 (it was $73,100 in 2000)
Elrosa:

$127,657
MN:

$224,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $176,225; detached houses: $174,703

Median gross rent in 2017: $819.

March 2019 cost of living index in Elrosa: 86.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 9.8%
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  • Races in Elrosa, MN (2010)
    • 20898.6%White alone
    • 31.4%Two or more races
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Ancestries: German (76.2%), American (14.3%), Norwegian (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1310 feet

Land area: 0.13 square miles.

Population density: 1,740 people per square mile   (low).

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $737 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,284 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Cloud, MN (37.6 miles , pop. 59,107).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (91.7 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (445.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Greenwald, MN (2.2 miles ),
Meire Grove, MN (2.4 miles),
Spring Hill, MN (2.5 miles),
Belgrade, MN (2.9 miles ),
Brooten, MN (3.1 miles ),
Melrose, MN (3.2 miles ),
Lake Henry, MN (3.2 miles),
New Munich, MN (3.2 miles )

Latitude: 45.56 N, Longitude: 94.95 W

Area code: 320

Distribution of median household income in Elrosa, MN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Elrosa, MN in 2017

Elrosa satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.2%
Minnesota:

4.1%
Most common industries in Elrosa, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Food (17.9%)
  • Construction (11.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (11.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (9.0%)
  • Health care (7.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.5%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (6.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Food (27.9%)
  • Construction (14.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (9.3%)
  • Gasoline stations (7.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.7%)
  • Miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers (4.7%)
  • Farm supplies merchant wholesalers (4.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Finance & insurance (25.0%)
  • Educational services (12.5%)
  • Health care (12.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.3%)
  • Construction (8.3%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (8.3%)
Most common occupations in Elrosa, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (9.0%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (9.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.0%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6.0%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (16.3%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (9.3%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (9.3%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (9.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.3%)
  • Food processing workers (7.0%)
  • Other transportation occupations (7.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (16.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (12.5%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (12.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8.3%)
  • Cashiers (8.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.3%)

Average climate in Elrosa, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Elrosa-area historical tornado activity is near Minnesota state average. It is 5% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1964, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.2 miles away from the Elrosa city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/18/1964, a category F3 tornado 22.5 miles away from the city center injured 13 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Elrosa-area historical earthquake activity is near Minnesota state average. It is 88% 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 53.4 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 65.5 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 237.7 miles away from Elrosa 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 93.9 miles away from the city center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 39.1 miles away from Elrosa center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 275.2 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 Stearns County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Elrosa topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Elrosa:

  • BELGRADE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; BELGRADE, MN)
  • CENTRACARE HEALTH SYSTEM - MELROSE PINE VILLA C C (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; MELROSE, MN)
  • ST MICHAELS HOSPITAL AND NH (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; SAUK CENTRE, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Elrosa:

  • Alexandria Technical & Community College (about 30 miles; Alexandria, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,324)
  • Ridgewater College (about 31 miles; Willmar, MN; FT enrollment: 3,288)
  • College of Saint Benedict (about 31 miles; Saint Joseph, MN; FT enrollment: 2,025)
  • Rasmussen College-Minnesota (about 36 miles; St. Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 4,575)
  • St Cloud Technical and Community College (about 38 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 3,493)
  • Saint Cloud State University (about 39 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 12,822)
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College (about 61 miles; Granite Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,225)

Points of interest:

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

Church in Elrosa: Saint Peter and Paul Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Stearns County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Minnesota:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

72.9%
Whole state:

64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

4.7%
Whole state:

6.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.2% of all households
5 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional) in 2010

Banks with branches in Elrosa (2011 data):

  • North American State Bank: Elrosa Branch at Main Street, branch established on 1919/10/25. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $105.2 mil, Deposits: $87.9 mil, headquarters in Belgrade, MN, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Nasb Shares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Elrosa:

Marital status in Elrosa, MN
  • Never married: 17.1%
  • Now married: 68.8%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 9.8%
  • Divorced: 4.1%

For population 25 years and over in Elrosa:

  • High school or higher: 77.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.3
Minnesota average:

10.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Elrosa, MN (based on Stearns County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic62,56548
Mainline Protestant17,43828
Evangelical Protestant12,07147
Other9697
Orthodox211
None57,578-
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: 29
Here:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Stearns County:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Stearns County:

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 49
Stearns County:

3.35 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 120
Stearns County:

8.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

6.2%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Stearns County:

27.2%
Minnesota:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.6%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

45.3%
Minnesota:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

44.8%
Minnesota:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Elrosa:

27.4
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Elrosa:

19.7%
State:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.1%
Minnesota:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Elrosa:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

20.2%
Minnesota:

33.2%

General health condition:
This city:

57.7%
State:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Elrosa:

87.0%
Minnesota:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Elrosa, 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 6$306
Other Government Administration 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 0$0 6$306

Elrosa government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $32,000 ($144.14)
    Local Fire Protection: $29,000 ($130.63)
    Regular Highways: $18,000 ($81.08)
    Parks and Recreation: $9,000 ($40.54)
    Police Protection: $3,000 ($13.51)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($13.51)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($9.01)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $40,000 ($180.18)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $49,000 ($220.72)

Elrosa government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $52,000 ($234.23)
    Parks and Recreation: $8,000 ($36.04)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,000 ($27.03)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,000 ($4.50)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($4.50)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,000 ($4.50)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $28,000 ($126.13)
    Other: $13,000 ($58.56)
  • Tax - Property: $17,000 ($76.58)
    Other License: $3,000 ($13.51)

6.85% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($42,236 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.85%
Minnesota average:

7.10%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Benton County, MN  1.39% ($38,687 average AGI)
from Sherburne County, MN  0.66% ($35,307)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.41% ($62,250)


7.56% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,249 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.56%
Minnesota average:

7.17%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Benton County, MN  1.46% ($40,572 average AGI)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.85% ($43,221)
to Sherburne County, MN  0.70% ($51,642)

Strongest AM radio stations in Elrosa:

  • WBHR (660 AM; 10 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HERBERT M. HOPPE)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KASM (1150 AM; 2 kW; ALBANY, MN; Owner: STARCOM, LLC)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KLTF (960 AM; 5 kW; LITTLE FALLS, MN; Owner: KLTF/KFML, INC.)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WVAL (800 AM; 3 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: TRI-COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KXSS (1390 AM; 3 kW; WAITE PARK, MN; Owner: REPCOM, INC.)
  • KBRF (1250 AM; 10 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Elrosa:

  • KIKV-FM (100.7 FM; SAUK CENTRE, MN; Owner: BDI BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KULO (94.3 FM; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: BDI BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KSJR-FM (90.1 FM; COLLEGEVILLE, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KQIC (102.5 FM; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: LAKELAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KNSR (88.9 FM; COLLEGEVILLE, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KLFN (106.5 FM; SUNBURG, MN; Owner: LAKELAND BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KDDG (105.5 FM; ALBANY, MN; Owner: STARCOM, LLC)
  • KBHL (103.9 FM; OSAKIS, MN; Owner: CHRISTIAN HERITAGE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKJM (92.9 FM; ST. JOSEPH, MN; Owner: GABRIEL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, ST. CLOUD)
  • KMXK (94.9 FM; COLD SPRING, MN; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF ST. CLOUD, INC.)
  • KZPK (98.9 FM; PAYNESVILLE, MN; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KRVY-FM (97.3 FM; STARBUCK, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMGK (107.1 FM; GLENWOOD, MN; Owner: BRANSTOCK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Elrosa:

  • KCCO-TV (Channel 7; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KSAX (Channel 42; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: KSAX-TV, INC.)
  • K14LF (Channel 14; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: UHF TV, INC.)
  • K54GG (Channel 54; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: UHF TV, INC.)
  • K17FA (Channel 17; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: UHF TV, INC.)
  • K39FE (Channel 39; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: UHF TV, INC.)
  • K52GK (Channel 52; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: UHF TV, INC.)
  • K20GD (Channel 20; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: UHF TV, INC.)
  • K27CK (Channel 27; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: WILLMAR ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • Maggie Staton, 40867 320th St (Lat: 45.584444 Lon: -94.960139), Type: 97.5, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: Nextel West Corp, Maggie.Staton@nextel.Com, , Colum-bus, Phone: (614) 559-4448
  • Kyle B Entz, 40867 320th St (Lat: 45.584444 Lon: -94.960139), Type: 97.5, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: Nextel West Corp, Maggie.Staton@nextel.Com, , Colum-bus, Phone: (614) 559-4448
  • Maggie Staton, 40867 320th St (Lat: 45.584444 Lon: -94.960139), Type: 97.5, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: Nextel West Corp, Maggie.Staton@nextel.Com, , Colum-bus, Phone: (614) 559-4448

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 45.561944 Lon: -94.945556, Call Sign: WQAY724,
    Assigned Frequencies: 469.875 MHz, Grant Date: 07/18/2014, Expiration Date: 08/27/2024, Certifier: Timothy W Heinze, Registrant: Brandon Communications, 219 Robert St., Elrosa, MN 56325, Phone: (320) 697-5590, Fax: (320) 524-2409

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • Elrosa S3, Lat: 45.566722 Lon: -94.949472, Type: Silo, Structure height: 44 m, Call Sign: WQID890,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 02/05/2018, Expiration Date: 04/17/2020, Certifier: Richard Korkowski, Registrant: Lerman Senter Pllc, 2000 K Street, Nw Suite 600, Washington, DC 20006-1809, Phone: (202) 416-6744, Fax: (202) 293-7783, Email:
  • Elrosa CHS, 30868 Us Highway 71 (Lat: 45.569333 Lon: -94.945806), Type: Tower, Structure height: 38.4 m, Call Sign: WRAB450,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10755.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, Grant Date: 09/29/2017, Expiration Date: 09/29/2027, Certifier: Dave Wolf, Registrant: Black & Associates, 2052 Bridgegate Court, Westlake Village, CA 91361, Phone: (805) 495-7619, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Elrosa, MN
  • 43.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 39.4%Electricity
  • 13.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.0%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Elrosa, MN
  • 33.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 27.8%Utility gas
  • 22.2%Electricity
  • 16.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Elrosa compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage 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.
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