Elrosa, Minnesota

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Population in 2014: 212 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +27.7%
Males: 108  (51.0%)
Females: 104  (49.0%)
Median resident age:  50.3 years
Minnesota median age:  37.7 years

Zip code: 56325

Estimated median household income in 2013: $49,635 (it was $34,375 in 2000)
Elrosa:

$49,635
MN:

$60,702

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $27,976 (it was $17,227 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $110,016 (it was $73,100 in 2000)
Elrosa:

$110,016
MN:

$180,100

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $111,189; Detached houses: $113,656

Median gross rent in 2013: $837.

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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Elrosa: 87.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (76.8%), United States (8.0%), Norwegian (4.3%), Czech (1.4%), Irish (1.4%), Polish (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1310 feet

Land area: 0.13 square miles.

Population density: 1,661 people per square mile   (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Elrosa:

  • High school or higher: 74.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Elrosa city:

  • Never married: 21.8%
  • Now married: 65.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 5.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $935 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,208 (1.0%)

Elrosa satellite photo by USGS

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

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

3.0%
Minnesota:

3.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Other services, except public administration (16%)
  • Wholesale trade (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (34%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (13%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Community and social service occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (29%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)

Average climate in Elrosa, Minnesota

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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 Elrosa 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 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 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 (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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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)

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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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 7.4%
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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.6
Minnesota average:

10.7

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Elrosa city (based on Stearns County data)

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
Stearns County:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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.
State:

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

8.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.2%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Stearns County:

27.2%
Minnesota:

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

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
Totals for Government 0$0 6$306

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

  • Current Operations - Fire Protection: $24,000 ($113.21)
    Regular Highways: $6,000 ($28.30)
    General - Other: $5,000 ($23.58)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($9.43)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($9.43)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($4.72)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $13,000 ($61.32)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($9.43)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $19,000 ($89.62)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $20,000 ($94.34)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($9.43)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($18.87)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($4.72)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $22,000 ($103.77)
    All Other: $10,000 ($47.17)
  • Tax - Property: $21,000 ($99.06)
    NEC: $3,000 ($14.15)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $48,000 ($226.42)

6.26% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,693 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.26%
Minnesota average:

6.51%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($162 average AGI)
Stearns County:

0.03%
Minnesota average:

0.02%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Benton County, MN  1.31% ($30,497 average AGI)
from Sherburne County, MN  0.57% ($28,972)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.46% ($29,148)


7.14% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,441 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.14%
Minnesota average:

6.71%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($74 average AGI)
Stearns County:

0.04%
Minnesota average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Benton County, MN  1.39% ($30,206 average AGI)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.79% ($31,098)
to Sherburne County, MN  0.64% ($30,580)

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: 6145594448, Maggie.Staton@nextel.Com, 3000 CORPORATE EXCHANGE DR STE200
  • Kyle B Entz, 40867 320th St (Lat: 45.584444 Lon: -94.960139), Type: 97.5, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: 6145594448, Maggie.Staton@nextel.Com, 3000 CORPORATE EXCHANGE DR STE200
  • Maggie Staton, 40867 320th St (Lat: 45.584444 Lon: -94.960139), Type: 97.5, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: 6145594448, Maggie.Staton@nextel.Com, 3000 CORPORATE EXCHANGE DR STE200

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (42%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (41%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (11%)
  • Wood (3%)

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 above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage 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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