Farwell, Minnesota

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Population in 2013: 52 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -8.8%
 
Males: 29  (56.0%)
Females: 23  (44.0%)
Median resident age:  41.4 years
Minnesota median age:  37.7 years

Zip code: 56327

Estimated median household income in 2013: $39,945 (it was $28,125 in 2000)
Farwell:

$39,945
MN:

$60,702

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $16,614 (it was $19,917 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $56,359 (it was $23,000 in 2000)
Farwell:

$56,359
MN:

$180,100
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Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Farwell: 89.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (38.5%), Norwegian (17.7%), Swedish (16.7%), Polish (6.3%), French (3.1%), United States (3.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1340 feet

Land area: 0.29 square miles.

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

Farwell, Minnesota map

For population 25 years and over in Farwell:

  • High school or higher: 86.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Farwell city:

  • Never married: 17.9%
  • Now married: 50.8%
  • Separated: 7.5%
  • Widowed: 1.8%
  • Divorced: 22.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $878 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $391 (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:

  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $40,000

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 June 2014:
Here:

3.3%
Minnesota:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -17 (-23.0%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (50%)
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (13%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (40%)
  • Educational services (33%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (13%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (31%)
  • Management occupations (19%)
  • Production occupations (19%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13%)
  • Material moving occupations (13%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (33%)
  • Community and social service occupations (27%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (27%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)

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 slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 85% 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 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 736.8 miles away from Farwell center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, 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 (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Farwell topographic map

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)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2001 was 34.0. This is significantly better than average.

City:

34.0
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 15.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 14.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.9
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 7.10. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 15.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.10
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 14.9%
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 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.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.7
Minnesota average:

10.7

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (41%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (21%)
  • Other fuel (14%)
  • Utility gas (7%)
  • Electricity (7%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

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
Pope County:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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%
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 0$0 1$64
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$329
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$779
Totals for Government 0$0 8$1,172

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)

5.85% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,959 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.85%
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 Douglas County, MN  1.42% ($31,662 average AGI)
from Stearns County, MN  0.50% ($35,261)
from Stevens County, MN  0.35% ($28,500)


6.24% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,836 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.24%
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 Douglas County, MN  1.69% ($26,231 average AGI)
to Stearns County, MN  0.46% ($29,524)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.39% ($48,444)

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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