Federal Dam, Minnesota

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Population in 2012: 107 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +5.9%
 
Males: 48  (45.8%)
Females: 59  (54.2%)
Median resident age:  48.0 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip code: 56641

Estimated median household income in 2012: $31,134 (it was $22,917 in 2000)
Federal Dam:

$31,134
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,513 (it was $12,414 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $79,330 (it was $38,300 in 2000)
Federal Dam:

$79,330
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $97,175; Detached houses: $98,068; Mobile homes: $94,170

Median gross rent in 2012: $913.

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  • White alone - 62 (56.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 26 (23.6%)
  • Two or more races - 22 (20.0%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Federal Dam: 84.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (18.9%), Polish (16.3%), Swedish (9.5%), Norwegian (6.8%), Irish (5.8%), English (3.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1300 feet

Land area: 1.90 square miles.

Population density: 56 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).
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For population 25 years and over in Federal Dam:

  • High school or higher: 82.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Federal Dam city:

  • Never married: 45.4%
  • Now married: 30.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 11.8%
  • Divorced: 12.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $942 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $500 (0.9%)

Federal Dam satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Duluth, MN (104.1 miles , pop. 86,918).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (164.1 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (493.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Bena, MN (2.6 miles) , Boy River, MN (2.6 miles) , Ball Club, MN (3.8 miles ), Whipholt, MN (3.9 miles) , Longville, MN (4.2 miles) , Remer, MN (4.4 miles ), Walker, MN (4.5 miles ), Cass Lake, MN (4.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $50,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 47.24 N, Longitude: 94.22 W

Area code: 218

Federal Dam household income distribution Federal Dam home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.4%
Minnesota:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -17 (-14.4%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (36%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (24%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (76%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Educational services (2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)

Average climate in Federal Dam, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Federal Dam-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Minnesota state average. It is 63% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/6/1969, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 32.1 miles away from the Federal Dam city center killed 12 people and injured 70 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/11/1966, a category F4 tornado 43.1 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Federal Dam-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below 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 139.4 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 146.9 miles away from Federal Dam 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 161.3 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 326.6 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 159.7 miles away from Federal Dam 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 315.3 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 Cass County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 3, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Federal Dam:

  • Bemidji State University (about 35 miles; Bemidji, MN; Full-time enrollment: 4,316)
  • Central Lakes College-Brainerd (about 63 miles; Brainerd, MN; FT enrollment: 3,371)
  • Lake Superior College (about 103 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • The College of Saint Scholastica (about 104 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,762)
  • University of Minnesota-Duluth (about 105 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 10,612)
  • University of Wisconsin-Superior (about 107 miles; Superior, WI; FT enrollment: 2,302)
  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 110 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,717)

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Notable location: Federal Dam Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Federal Dam: Leech Lake Dam Recreation Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Cass County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2011 was 18.4. This is significantly better than average.

City:

18.4
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2011 was 5.11. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.11
U.S.:

9.14

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

SUGAR POINT RESORT (Address: 10125 Sugar Point Drive NW , Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-1998 and DEC-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-16-2001)
MY BUDDY'S PLACE (Address: 12 First Avenue East , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-1997 and DEC-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (OCT-20-1997), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-20-1997), St Public Notif requested (OCT-20-1997), St Tech Assistance Visit (OCT-20-1997), St Compliance Meeting conducted (OCT-20-1997), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-20-1997), St Compliance achieved (DEC-26-1997)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Federal Dam that have no violations reported:

  • NORTH STAR RESORT (Population served: 120, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MACHART'S (Population served: 75, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 12.4%
(12.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.8% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  53.1%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  14.3%
Whole state:  6.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Federal Dam compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Federal Dam travel time to work - commute Federal Dam mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (50%)
  • Electricity (23%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (14%)
  • Wood (12%)

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 Federal Dam city (based on Cass County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 38.81%
Here: 38.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchUnited Church of ChristEpiscopal Church
Adherents38.9%29.2%5.9%5.6%4.8%
Congregations25.9%14.8%9.3%5.6%3.7%
NameChristian and Missionary AllianceAssemblies of GodChurch of the NazareneUnited Methodist ChurchOther
Adherents4.7%2.7%2.3%1.8%4.2%
Congregations11.1%7.4%1.9%3.7%16.7%
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: 12
Cass County:

4.19 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Cass County:

1.05 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Cass County:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 40
Here:

13.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.8%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Cass County:

27.9%
Minnesota:

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

15.7%
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 0$0 1$528
Other Government Administration 0$0 2$153
Sewerage 0$0 1$600
Totals for Government 0$0 4$1,281

Federal Dam government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $9,000 ($84.11)
    Fire Protection: $5,000 ($46.73)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($28.04)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($9.35)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($9.35)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $9,000 ($84.11)

Federal Dam government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $5,000 ($46.73)
    All Other: $3,000 ($28.04)
  • Tax - NEC: $8,000 ($74.77)
    Property: $5,000 ($46.73)

Federal Dam government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $2,000 ($18.69)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $2,000 ($18.69)

8.25% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 200546,381 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.25%
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 Crow Wing County, MN  1.92% ($39,462 average AGI)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.87% ($80,809)
from Beltrami County, MN  0.45% ($22,755)


8.29% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 200636,145 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.29%
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 Crow Wing County, MN  2.11% ($33,629 average AGI)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.64% ($40,800)
to Beltrami County, MN  0.64% ($32,145)

Strongest AM radio stations in Federal Dam:

  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WNMT (650 AM; 10 kW; NASHWAUK, MN; Owner: MIDWEST RADIO NETWORK, L.L.C.)
  • KKBJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: R.P. BROADCASTING)
  • KOZY (1320 AM; 5 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MN; Owner: ITASCA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KAKK (1570 AM; 1 kW; WALKER, MN)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • WDSM (710 AM; 10 kW; SUPERIOR, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBHR (660 AM; 10 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HERBERT M. HOPPE)

Strongest FM radio stations in Federal Dam:

  • KBLB (93.3 FM; NISSWA, MN; Owner: BL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KQKK (101.9 FM; WALKER, MN; Owner: CAROL J. DELAHUNT)
  • KCRB-FM (88.5 FM; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KNBJ (91.3 FM; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KLLZ-FM (99.1 FM; WALKER, MN; Owner: BG BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKZY (95.5 FM; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: BG BROADCASTING INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Federal Dam:

  • KCCW-TV (Channel 12; WALKER, MN; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KAWE (Channel 9; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: NORTHERN MINNESOTA PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K65DT (Channel 65; WALKER, MN; Owner: LEECH LAKE TV CORPORATION)
  • K67BZ (Channel 67; WALKER, MN; Owner: LEECH LAKE TV CORP.)
  • K69CP (Channel 69; WALKER, MN; Owner: LEECH LAKE TV CORP.)
  • K49CU (Channel 49; WALKER, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • K61BH (Channel 61; DEER RIVER, MN; Owner: KBJR LICENSE, INC.)
  • K59BQ (Channel 59; DEER RIVER, MN; Owner: CHELSEY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF DULUTH, LLC)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • 518 County 8 (Lat: 47.241611 Lon: -94.215361), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 103.6 m, Overall height: 106.4 m, Call Sign: KNKN447
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/28/2010, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020, Certifier: Michael P Goggin
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Karen Stoner, 518 Main Street, Cass County, Federal Dam, Mn 56641 (Lat: 47.241611 Lon: -94.215333), Type: 106.3, Overall height: 103.6 m
    Registrant: 6302218500, Brianm@centralstatestower.Com, 323 S. HALE STREET, SUITE 100
  • Karen Stoner, 518 Main Street, Cass County, Federal Dam, Mn 56641 (Lat: 47.241611 Lon: -94.215333), Type: 106.3, Overall height: 103.6 m
    Registrant: 6302218500, Brianm@centralstatestower.Com, 323 S. HALE STREET, SUITE 100

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1400N , Serial Number: 22924, Year manufactured: 1947, Airworthiness Date: 03/01/1956
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Kenneth Smith, 310 Pine St, Federal Dam, MN 56641, Other Owners: Gerald Bader

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