Farwell, Minnesota

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Population in 2019: 52 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -8.8%
 
Males: 25  (48.4%)
Females: 27  (51.6%)
Median resident age:

50.3 years
Minnesota median age:

38.4 years

Zip code: 56327

Estimated median household income in 2019: $49,690 (it was $28,125 in 2000)
Farwell:

$49,690
MN:

$74,593

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $25,168 (it was $19,917 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $99,165 (it was $23,000 in 2000)
Farwell:

$99,165
MN:

$246,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $95,204; detached houses: $94,996
March 2019 cost of living index in Farwell: 85.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 23.3%

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Ancestries: Norwegian (41.7%), Swedish (33.3%), Scandinavian (8.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1340 feet

Land area: 0.29 square miles.

Population density: 181 people per square mile   (very low).

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $906 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $700 (1.1%)

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 )

Latitude: 45.75 N, Longitude: 95.62 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 320

Distribution of median household income in Farwell, MN in 2019
Distribution of house value in Farwell, MN in 2019

Farwell satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $40,000
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.2%
Minnesota:

3.9%

Average climate in Farwell, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Farwell-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Minnesota state average. It is 12% smaller 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 30% 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 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 213.8 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 60.1 miles away from Farwell center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 736.8 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 262.5 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 Pope County (12) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 4, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and 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)
  • GLACIAL RIDGE HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 14 miles away; GLENWOOD, MN)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - GLENWOOD LAKEVIEW (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; GLENWOOD, MN)
  • LAKEVIEW CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; GLENWOOD, MN)
  • GLENWOOD VILLAGE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; GLENWOOD, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Farwell:

  • Alexandria Technical & Community College (about 15 miles; Alexandria, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,324)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 44 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 4,863)
  • Ridgewater College (about 51 miles; Willmar, MN; FT enrollment: 3,288)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 60 miles; Wahpeton, ND; FT enrollment: 2,318)
  • College of Saint Benedict (about 65 miles; Saint Joseph, MN; FT enrollment: 2,025)
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College (about 66 miles; Granite Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,225)
  • Rasmussen College-Minnesota (about 70 miles; St. Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 4,575)

Points of interest:

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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
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

For population 15 years and over in Farwell:

Marital status in Farwell, MN
  • Never married: 28.4%
  • Now married: 42.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 20.8%

For population 25 years and over in Farwell:

  • High school or higher: 91.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.5
Minnesota average:

10.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Farwell, MN (based on Pope County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant5,17214
Catholic1,3393
Evangelical Protestant97810
Other21
None3,504-
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: 5
Pope County:

4.54 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

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

7.5%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Pope County:

27.2%
Minnesota:

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

11.9%
Minnesota:

13.0%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$795
Totals for Government 0$0 2$795

Farwell government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $18,000 ($346.15)
    Parks and Recreation: $10,000 ($192.31)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($96.15)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($57.69)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,000 ($38.46)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($38.46)

Farwell government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $5,000 ($96.15)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $14,000 ($269.23)
  • Tax - Property: $9,000 ($173.08)

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)

Farwell fatal accident list:

Aug 15, 1998 04:45 PM, Sr-55, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 3ft / 1.2mTotal length
  • 35Total average daily traffic
  • 35Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • Shauna Adair, 10 State Hwy 55 (Hv1405 Farwell) (Lat: 45.748250 Lon: -95.614167), Type: 53.0, Structure height: 27121 m, Overall height: 50.3 m, Registrant: Horvath Towers V, LLC, Sadair@horvathcommunications.Com, , South- Bend, Phone: (574) 237-0464
  • Ashlee Roher, 10 State Hwy 55 (Hv1405 Farwell) (Lat: 45.748250 Lon: -95.614167), Type: 53.0, Structure height: 27121 m, Overall height: 50.3 m, Registrant: Horvath Towers V, LLC, Aroher@horvathcommunications.Com, , South- Bend, Phone: (574) 237-0464
  • Ashlee Roher, 10 State Hwy 55 (Hv1405 Farwell) (Lat: 45.748250 Lon: -95.614167), Type: 53.0, Structure height: 27121 m, Overall height: 50.3 m, Registrant: Horvath Towers V, LLC, Aroher@horvathcommunications.Com, , South- Bend, Phone: (574) 237-0464
  • Ashlee Roher, 10 State Hwy 55 (Hv1405 Farwell) (Lat: 45.748250 Lon: -95.614167), Type: 53.0, Structure height: 27121 m, Overall height: 50.3 m, Registrant: Horvath Towers V, LLC, Aroher@horvathcommunications.Com, , South- Bend, Phone: (574) 237-0464

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 45.708333 Lon: -95.656028, Call Sign: WQSC697,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.857 MHz, Grant Date: 09/03/2013, Expiration Date: 09/03/2023, Certifier: Roger Bennett, Registrant: Brandon Communications, 800 Central Avenue North, Brandon, MN 56315, Phone: (320) 524-2283, Fax: (320) 524-2409, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

6
  • 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, Cancellation Date: 01/15/2014, 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, Cancellation Date: 05/28/2014, 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
  • Call Sign: KE0BEB, Licensee ID: L01878131, Grant Date: 07/02/2014, Expiration Date: 07/02/2024, Cancellation Date: 05/12/2015, Certifier: Thomas R Steffl, Registrant: Thomas R Steffl, 9465 Country Ln Sw, Farwell, MN 56308
  • Call Sign: K0TRZ, Previous Call Sign: KE0BEB, Licensee ID: L01878131, Grant Date: 05/12/2015, Expiration Date: 05/12/2025, Certifier: Thomas R Steffl, Registrant: Thomas R Steffl, 9465 Country Ln Sw, Farwell, MN 56308

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • 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, N38661, N-38661, Serial Number: 5-1050, Year manufactured: 1941, Airworthiness Date: 04/14/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 04/06/1965
    Registrant (Individual): Gene A Corle, 12017 Wolf Lake Road Sw, Farwell, MN 56327
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 07/10/2020

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Farwell, MN
  • 64.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 21.4%Other fuel
  • 14.3%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Farwell, MN
  • 100.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Farwell 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 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 above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
There is 1 pilot and 1 other airmen in this city.
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