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Population in 2012: 52 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -8.8%
 

Males: 27  (53.5%)
Females: 25  (46.5%)

Median resident age:  49.5 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip code: 56327

Estimated median household income in 2012: $40,786 (it was $28,125 in 2000)
Farwell:

$40,786
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,634

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $53,529 (it was $23,000 in 2000)
Farwell:

$53,529
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $95,795; Detached houses: $95,795
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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Farwell: 87.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (40.6%), Norwegian (19.8%), Swedish (17.7%), French (6.3%), Polish (6.3%), English (1.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1340 feet

Land area: 0.29 square miles.

Population density: 181 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Farwell:

  • High school or higher: 83.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.1%
  • Unemployed: 3.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Farwell city:

  • Never married: 15.4%
  • Now married: 48.1%
  • Separated: 7.7%
  • Widowed: 3.8%
  • Divorced: 25.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $833 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $475 (0.9%)

Farwell satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Cloud, MN (71.2 miles , pop. 59,107).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (126.5 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (479.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Kensington, MN (2.0 miles ), Lowry, MN (2.4 miles ), Hoffman, MN (3.1 miles ), Starbuck, MN (3.2 miles ), Cyrus, MN (3.3 miles ), Long Beach, MN (3.4 miles ), Forada, MN (3.6 miles) , Glenwood, MN (3.7 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: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $40,000
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Latitude: 45.75 N, Longitude: 95.62 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 320

Farwell household income distribution Farwell home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.6%
Minnesota:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -17 (-23.0%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (56%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (19%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (53%)
  • Educational services (27%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)


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Tornado activity:

Farwell-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 30% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/18/1964, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.1 miles away from the Farwell city center injured 13 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/13/2001, a category F3 tornado 32.1 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused $5 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Farwell-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 91% 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 21.2 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 33.0 miles away from Farwell 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 60.1 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 60.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pope County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Tornado: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Farwell:

  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - HOFFMAN (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; HOFFMAN, MN)
  • MINNEWASKA DISTRICT HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 11 miles away; STARBUCK, MN)
  • MINNEWASKA COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; STARBUCK, MN)

Political contributions by individuals in Farwell, MN

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Farwell:

  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 44 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,462)
  • Ridgewater College (about 50 miles; Willmar, MN; FT enrollment: 2,670)
  • College of Saint Benedict (about 65 miles; Saint Joseph, MN; FT enrollment: 2,057)
  • Rasmussen College-St Cloud (about 70 miles; St. Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 2,762)
  • Saint Cloud Technical College (about 71 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 2,740)
  • Saint Cloud State University (about 73 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 12,908)
  • Central Lakes College-Brainerd (about 80 miles; Brainerd, MN; FT enrollment: 2,341)

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Notable locations in Farwell: Wildridge Campgrounds (A), Farwell (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Pope 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 Farwell that have no violations reported:

  • WILDRIDGE RV ASSOCIATION (Population served: 92, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MILL LAKE RESORT (Population served: 68, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 14.1%

Average household size:
This city:  1.9 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  51.9%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  11.1%
Whole state:  6.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Farwell compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly 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.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Farwell travel time to work - commute


Farwell mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (37%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (26%)
  • Other fuel (22%)
  • Utility gas (11%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Farwell city (based on Pope County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 78.85%
Here78.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchAssociation of Free Lutheran CongregationsOther
Adherents59.0%20.8%5.5%3.6%11.0%
Congregations50.0%10.7%7.1%7.1%25.0%
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: 5
This county:

4.54 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Pope County:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 13
Pope County:

11.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.5%
State:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.2%
Minnesota:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Pope County:

11.9%
Minnesota:

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
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$270
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$748
Totals for Government 0$0 8$1,018

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $15,000 ($288.46)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($57.69)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($38.46)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($19.23)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($19.23)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($19.23)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,000 ($57.69)

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

  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $9,000 ($173.08)
    General Revenue, NEC: $4,000 ($76.92)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $19,000 ($365.38)
  • Tax - Property: $3,000 ($57.69)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $50,000 ($961.54)

6.30% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($49,972 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.30%
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 Douglas County, MN  1.34% ($28,900 average AGI)
from Stearns County, MN  0.67% ($72,833)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.45% ($47,350)


6.86% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,453 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.86%
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 Douglas County, MN  1.44% ($32,092 average AGI)
to Stearns County, MN  0.69% ($27,871)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.49% ($32,955)

Strongest AM radio stations in Farwell:

  • KBRF (1250 AM; 10 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KXRA (1490 AM; 1 kW; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: PARADIS BROADCASTING OF ALEXANDRIA, INC.)
  • KMRS (1230 AM; 1 kW; MORRIS, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBHR (660 AM; 10 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HERBERT M. HOPPE)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • 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))
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KJJK (1020 AM; 2 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Farwell:

  • KIKV-FM (100.7 FM; SAUK CENTRE, MN; Owner: BDI BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRVY-FM (97.3 FM; STARBUCK, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXRA-FM (92.3 FM; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: PARADIS BROADCASTING OF ALEX, INC.)
  • KULO (94.3 FM; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: BDI BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KKOK-FM (95.7 FM; MORRIS, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMGK (107.1 FM; GLENWOOD, MN; Owner: BRANSTOCK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KRSU (91.3 FM; APPLETON, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KQIC (102.5 FM; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: LAKELAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXRZ (99.3 FM; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: PARADIS BROADCASTING OF ALEXANDRIA, INC.)
  • KBHL (103.9 FM; OSAKIS, MN; Owner: CHRISTIAN HERITAGE BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Farwell:

  • KCCO-TV (Channel 7; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KSAX (Channel 42; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: KSAX-TV, INC.)
  • K21AK (Channel 21; APPLETON, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA, INC.)
  • K36AA (Channel 36; ALEXANDRIA, ETC., MN; Owner: SELECTIVE TV, INC.)
  • K16CO (Channel 16; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: SELECTIVE TV, INC.)
  • K18DG (Channel 18; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: SELECTIVE TV, INC.)
  • K26CL (Channel 26; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: SELECTIVE TV, INC.)
  • K32EB (Channel 32; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: SELECTIVE TV, INC.)
  • K48DV (Channel 48; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: SELECTIVE TV, INC.)
  • K50DB (Channel 50; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: SELECTIVE TV, INC.)
  • K52DZ (Channel 52; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: SELECTIVE TV, INC.)
  • K55ID (Channel 55; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: SELECTIVE TV, INC.)
  • K58DS (Channel 58; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: SELECTIVE TV, INC.)
  • K60EJ (Channel 60; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: SELECTIVE TV, INC.)
  • K65HD (Channel 65; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: SELECTIVE TV, INC.)
  • K67HI (Channel 67; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: SELECTIVE TV, INC.)
  • KWCM-TV (Channel 10; APPLETON, MN; Owner: WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA EDUCATIONAL TV COMPANY)
  • K45DP (Channel 45; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: FEDERATED TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE)
  • K51EJ (Channel 51; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: FEDERATED TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE)
  • K27EN (Channel 27; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: FEDERATED TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE)
  • K39DZ (Channel 39; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: FEDERATED TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE)
  • K31DH (Channel 31; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: TRI-COUNTY UHF-TV, INC.)
  • K53DX (Channel 53; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: FEDERATED TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE)
  • K59BT (Channel 59; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: FEDERATED TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE)
  • K61BJ (Channel 61; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: FEDERATED TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE)


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KA0IEE
    Grant Date: 11/29/1996, Expiration Date: 11/29/2006, Cancellation Date: 12/02/2008
    Registrant: Mary A Smith, 14860 Church Rd Sw, Farwell, MN 56327
  • Call Sign: KB0JUV, Licensee ID: L00411346
    Grant Date: 10/17/2001, Expiration Date: 01/14/2012, Certifier: Rosemary E Christensen
    Registrant: Rosemary E Christensen, 34049 St Hwy 55, Farwell, MN 56327
  • Call Sign: N0SRX, Licensee ID: L00474053
    Grant Date: 02/26/2002, Expiration Date: 05/26/2012, Certifier: Lawrence H Christensen
    Registrant: Lawrence H Christensen, 34049 State Hwy 55, Farwell, MN 56327
  • Call Sign: KD0UDS, Licensee ID: L01761596
    Grant Date: 01/25/2013, Expiration Date: 01/25/2023, Certifier: Jason A Ebacher
    Registrant: Jason A Ebacher, Farwell, MN 56327

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-12 (Category: Land, Seats: 3, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 82 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2492M , Serial Number: 12-1699, Year manufactured: 1947, Airworthiness Date: 08/14/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Donald H Clobes, 7289 Blackwell Dr Sw, Farwell, MN 56327
  • Aircraft: PIPER J5A (Category: Land, Seats: 3, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 77 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 38661 , Serial Number: 5-1050, Year manufactured: 1941, Airworthiness Date: 04/14/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Gene A Corle, 12017 Wolf Lake Road Sw, Farwell, MN 56327
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-12 (Category: Land, Seats: 3, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 82 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 747DC , Serial Number: 12-3266
    Registrant (Individual): Donald H Clobes, 7289 Blackwell Dr Sw, Farwell, MN 56327
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 7AC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 84374 , Serial Number: 7AC-3064, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 01/15/1957
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Donald H Clobes, 7289 Blackwell Dr Sw, Farwell, MN 56327, Other Owners: Daniel L Barber


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