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Population in 2012: 496 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +13.5%
Males: 257  (52.0%)
Females: 239  (48.0%)

Median resident age:  38.0 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip codes: 56535.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $28,717 (it was $26,771 in 2000)
Erskine:

$28,717
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,665

Erskine city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $76,483 (it was $30,000 in 2000)
Erskine:

$76,483
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $106,643; Detached houses: $108,401; Mobile homes: $75,875

Median gross rent in 2012: $534.

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  • White alone - 468 (93.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 11 (2.2%)
  • Two or more races - 11 (2.2%)
  • Hispanic - 10 (2.0%)
  • Black alone - 2 (0.4%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Erskine: 86.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Norwegian (36.7%), German (15.1%), French (9.9%), Swedish (9.2%), Irish (5.5%), Czech (2.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 0.74 square miles.

Population density: 670 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Erskine:

  • High school or higher: 85.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.8%
  • Unemployed: 10.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Erskine city:

  • Never married: 28.3%
  • Now married: 52.4%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 9.9%
  • Divorced: 8.7%

23 residents are foreign born (0.6% Asia).

This city:  4.5%
Minnesota:  7.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,412 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,094 (1.5%)

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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:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $30,000
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Latitude: 47.67 N, Longitude: 96.01 W

Area code: 218

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.1%
Minnesota:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +15 (+3.6%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (18%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (12%)
  • Other transportation workers (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Plant and system operators (5%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (4%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (10%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Child care workers (6%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)

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Tornado activity:

Erskine-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Minnesota state average. It is 8% 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.

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: 12, Storms: 11, Floods: 9, Tornadoes: 6, Heavy Rains: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snow: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospital/medical center in Erskine:

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

Other hospitals/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)

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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: 2,038)
  • University of North Dakota (about 53 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 10,215)
  • Bemidji State University (about 55 miles; Bemidji, MN; FT enrollment: 3,658)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 66 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 11,679)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 66 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 5,882)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 66 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,740)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 96 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 3,462)

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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 that have no violations reported:

  • ERSKINE (Population served: 437, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • UNION LAKE SARAH CAMPGRND (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • CROSSROADS APARTMENTS (Population served: 26, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SARON LUTHERAN CHURCH (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • RYDELL NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • RODNES LUTHERAN CHURCH (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 25.5%
(20.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 66.7% 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Erskine, MN

Erskine compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • House age 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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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.

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Erskine travel time to work - commute


Erskine mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (43%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (34%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (12%)
  • Utility gas (5%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 73.32%
Here73.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchAssociation of Free Lutheran CongregationsPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents43.0%36.5%6.9%4.3%3.5%
Congregations42.7%10.7%9.3%12.0%4.0%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchBaptist General ConferenceEvangelical Free Church of AmericaLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents1.9%1.0%0.5%0.5%1.9%
Congregations5.3%2.7%1.3%1.3%10.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Polk County:

2.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

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

5.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Polk County:

7.5%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Polk County:

27.6%
State:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.9%
State:

13.0%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$2,812$33,7440$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$672
Police Protection - Officers 1$3,472$41,6640$0
Firefighters 0$0 20$454
Streets and Highways 1$2,470$29,6400$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 4$1,296
Totals for Government 3$8,754$35,01629$2,422

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $161,000 ($324.60)
    General - Other: $86,000 ($173.39)
    Regular Highways: $67,000 ($135.08)
    Financial Administration: $63,000 ($127.02)
    Fire Protection: $36,000 ($72.58)
    Parks & Recreation: $28,000 ($56.45)
    Police Protection: $22,000 ($44.35)
    Central Staff Services: $7,000 ($14.11)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $15,000 ($30.24)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $60,000 ($120.97)
    Water Utilities: $12,000 ($24.19)
    Fire Protection: $12,000 ($24.19)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $80,000 ($161.29)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $38,000 ($76.61)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $17,000 ($34.27)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($4.03)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $11,000 ($22.18)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $30,000 ($60.48)
    Interest Earnings: $14,000 ($28.23)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $145,000 ($292.34)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $95,000 ($191.53)
    All Other: $6,000 ($12.10)
  • Tax - Property: $151,000 ($304.44)
    NEC: $3,000 ($6.05)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $801,000 ($1614.92)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $258,000 ($520.16)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $56,000 ($112.90)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $784,000 ($1580.65)
    Other, NEC: $172,000 ($346.77)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $30,000 ($60.48)
    Water Utilities: $17,000 ($34.27)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $220,000 ($443.55)

6.19% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,008 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.19%
Minnesota average:

7.79%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Grand Forks County, ND  1.79% ($32,507 average AGI)
from Marshall County, MN  0.26% ($30,933)
from Red Lake County, MN  0.24% ($17,571)


7.26% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,344 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.26%
Minnesota average:

7.84%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Grand Forks County, ND  1.73% ($24,358 average AGI)
to Cass County, ND  0.43% ($26,440)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.32% ($30,973)

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 drivers: 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

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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

Businesses in Erskine, MN

  • RadioShack: 1

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