Erskine, Minnesota

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Population in 2013: 493 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +12.8%
Males: 252  (51.3%)
Females: 241  (48.7%)
Median resident age:  36.5 years
Minnesota median age:  37.7 years

Zip codes: 56535.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $32,717 (it was $26,771 in 2000)
Erskine:

$32,717
MN:

$60,702

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $18,301 (it was $18,122 in 2000)

Erskine city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $73,899 (it was $30,000 in 2000)
Erskine:

$73,899
MN:

$180,100

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $89,882; Detached houses: $90,623; Mobile homes: $77,374

Median gross rent in 2013: $533.

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  • Races in Erskine, MN (2010)

    Erskine races chart
    • 46893.0%White alone
    • 112.2%American Indian alone
    • 112.2%Two or more races
    • 102.0%Hispanic
    • 20.4%Black alone
    • 10.2%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Erskine: 87.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Norwegian (34.9%), German (17.7%), French (9.1%), Swedish (8.1%), Irish (4.3%), English (3.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 0.74 square miles.

Population density: 666 people per square mile   (low).

Erskine,MN real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Erskine:

  • High school or higher: 84.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Erskine city:

  • Never married: 24.7%
  • Now married: 51.5%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 8.4%
  • Divorced: 13.2%

25 residents are foreign born (2.4% Latin America, 0.6% Asia).

This city:

4.9%
Minnesota:

7.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,406 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $957 (1.5%)

Erskine satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (66.6 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (228.2 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (573.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: McIntosh, MN (2.5 miles ), Mentor, MN (2.6 miles) , Winger, MN (3.0 miles ), Brooks, MN (3.2 miles) , Fosston, MN (3.7 miles ), Oklee, MN (3.7 miles ), Bejou, MN (4.0 miles) , Fertile, MN (4.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $30,000

Latitude: 47.67 N, Longitude: 96.01 W

Area code: 218

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

4.5%
Minnesota:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +15 (+3.6%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (16%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (38%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (17%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Erskine, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Erskine-area historical tornado activity is below Minnesota state average. It is 38% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/20/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 56.1 miles away from the Erskine city center killed 10 people and injured 103 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/28/1975, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 58.7 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Erskine-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 86% 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 138.2 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 138.5 miles away from Erskine center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 289.3 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 732.9 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
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 136.1 miles away from Erskine center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 293.0 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 Polk County (24) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 20
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 21, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 6, Heavy Rains: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Erskine topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Erskine:

  • PIONEER MEMORIAL CARE CENTER (23028 - 347TH STREET SOUTHEAST)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Erskine:

  • MCINTOSH SENIOR LIVING (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; MCINTOSH, MN)
  • JOHNSON REST HOME (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; FOSSTON, MN)
  • FIRST CARE LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; FOSSTON, MN)

Airports located in Erskine:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Erskine:

  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 33 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,717)
  • University of North Dakota (about 53 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 12,858)
  • Bemidji State University (about 55 miles; Bemidji, MN; FT enrollment: 4,316)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 66 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 66 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 67 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 96 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 4,863)

Public high school in Erskine:

Public elementary/middle school in Erskine:

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Notable locations in Erskine: Saint Michael's Park Campground (A), Erskine (B), Lake Cameoon RV Park and Campground (C), Erskine Police Department (D), Erskine Fire Department (E), Erskine City Hall (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Erskine include: Grace Lutheran Church (A), United Methodist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Cameron Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Polk County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Erskine and their reported violations in the past:

ERSKINE (Population served: 503, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-01-2013), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-01-2013), St Public Notif received (NOV-25-2013)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 19.8%
(15.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 46.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 83.3% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  56.0%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.0%
Whole state:  6.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Erskine compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age 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.

Banks with branches in Erskine (2011 data):

  • American State Bank of Erskine: American State Bank Of Erskine at 201 Vance Street, branch established on 1929/04/14. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $25.1 mil, Deposits: $21.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Medr Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.8
Minnesota average:

10.7

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (46%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (36%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (10%)
  • Utility gas (3%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Erskine city (based on Polk County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant9,58235
Catholic6,50013
Evangelical Protestant3,31139
Other2926
None11,915-
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: 7
Polk County:

2.28 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Polk County:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Polk County:

5.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 18
Here:

5.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.5%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Polk County:

27.6%
Minnesota:

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

10.9%
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
Financial Administration 1$3,170$38,0400$0
Other Government Administration 5$679$1,6300$0
Streets and Highways 1$3,150$37,8000$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$214
Water Supply 1$3,150$37,8000$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$906
Totals for Government 8$10,149$15,2242$1,120

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $161,000 ($326.57)
    General - Other: $86,000 ($174.44)
    Regular Highways: $67,000 ($135.90)
    Financial Administration: $63,000 ($127.79)
    Fire Protection: $36,000 ($73.02)
    Parks & Recreation: $28,000 ($56.80)
    Police Protection: $22,000 ($44.62)
    Central Staff Services: $7,000 ($14.20)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $15,000 ($30.43)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $60,000 ($121.70)
    Water Utilities: $12,000 ($24.34)
    Fire Protection: $12,000 ($24.34)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $80,000 ($162.27)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $38,000 ($77.08)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $17,000 ($34.48)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($4.06)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $11,000 ($22.31)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $30,000 ($60.85)
    Interest Earnings: $14,000 ($28.40)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $145,000 ($294.12)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $95,000 ($192.70)
    All Other: $6,000 ($12.17)
  • Tax - Property: $151,000 ($306.29)
    NEC: $3,000 ($6.09)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $801,000 ($1624.75)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $258,000 ($523.33)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $56,000 ($113.59)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $784,000 ($1590.26)
    Other, NEC: $172,000 ($348.88)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $30,000 ($60.85)
    Water Utilities: $17,000 ($34.48)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $220,000 ($446.25)

6.04% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,366 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.04%
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 Grand Forks County, ND  1.84% ($34,149 average AGI)
from Cass County, ND  0.27% ($26,156)
from Pennington County, MN  0.25% ($31,100)


6.74% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,472 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.74%
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 Grand Forks County, ND  1.91% ($30,517 average AGI)
to Clay County, MN  0.37% ($33,800)
to Cass County, ND  0.34% ($24,732)

Strongest AM radio stations in Erskine:

  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KKCQ (1480 AM; 5 kW; FOSSTON, MN; Owner: PINE TO PRAIRIE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KQWB (1660 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KKAQ (1460 AM; 3 kW; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KNOX (1310 AM; 5 kW; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KCNN (1590 AM; 5 kW; EAST GRAND FORKS, MN; Owner: KRAD, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KKBJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: R.P. BROADCASTING)
  • WDAY (970 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Erskine:

  • KNTN (102.7 FM; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KRJM (101.5 FM; MAHNOMEN, MN; Owner: R & J BROADCASTING)
  • KKEQ (107.1 FM; FOSSTON, MN; Owner: PINE TO PRAIRIE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KQMN (91.5 FM; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KSNR (100.3 FM; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKCQ-FM (96.7 FM; BAGLEY, MN; Owner: PINE TO PRAIRIE BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Erskine:

  • KBRR (Channel 10; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)

Erskine fatal accident list:

Jun 10, 1994 11:50 AM, 2, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Apr 22, 1978 01:40 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Nov 3, 1978 02:35 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Hwy Weigh Sta Th2 1.7 Km E Of Th59 (Lat: 47.656361 Lon: -95.969472), Type: Tower, Structure height: 18 m, Overall height: 19 m, Call Sign: KJU295
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.680 MHz, 154.920 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/22/2004, Expiration Date: 09/23/2014, Cancellation Date: 10/19/2012, Certifier: Robert J Prudhomme
    Registrant: Transportation Bldg Ms 730, Saint Paul, MN 55155, Fax: (651) 297-5735
  • 201 Ross Ave (Lat: 47.669972 Lon: -96.008639), Call Sign: WPD99, Licensee ID: L00020181
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.325 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/26/2002, Expiration Date: 11/24/2012, Cancellation Date: 10/01/2012
    Registrant: Garden Valley Telephone Company, Erskine, MN 56535-0259, Phone: (218) 687-2400
  • 23130 345th St Se (Lat: 47.630833 Lon: -96.015000), Call Sign: WQLI517
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.287 MHz, 467.287 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/29/2010, Expiration Date: 01/29/2020, Certifier: Dan Parent
    Registrant: Advanced Wireless Communications, 20809 Kensington Blvd, Lakeville, MN 55044-8353, Phone: (800) 475-5852, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: WB0MSB, Licensee ID: L00855101
    Grant Date: 04/28/2004, Expiration Date: 07/15/2014, Certifier: Vincent H Raaen
    Registrant: Vincent H Raaen, 38542 Pwr Rd Se, Erskine, MN 56535

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 65-CA (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 75 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 33726 , Serial Number: C12961
    Registrant (Individual): Elby Hanson, , Erskine, MN 56535

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 17
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Erskine, MN
Most common first names in Erskine, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Carl1483.9 years
John1477.0 years
Emma1484.6 years
Oscar1082.5 years
Elmer1078.0 years
George1083.0 years
Myrtle984.9 years
Albert978.8 years
Clara987.9 years
Marie884.2 years
Most common last names in Erskine, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson3181.1 years
Ness1878.2 years
Olson1785.3 years
Hanson1586.6 years
Anderson1381.4 years
Carlson1274.0 years
Peterson1179.1 years
Hagen882.5 years
Nelson777.7 years
Benson783.0 years

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