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Population in 2012: 432 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -0.7%
 

Males: 217  (50.2%)
Females: 215  (49.8%)

Median resident age:  32.2 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip codes: 56723.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $40,810 (it was $38,750 in 2000)
Fisher:

$40,810
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $28,230

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $85,849 (it was $64,600 in 2000)
Fisher:

$85,849
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $110,532; Detached houses: $110,532

Median gross rent in 2012: $605.

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  • White alone - 409 (94.0%)
  • Hispanic - 20 (4.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (0.9%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.2%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Fisher: 87.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (25.9%), Norwegian (25.0%), French (8.5%), Irish (6.8%), Swedish (4.5%), Polish (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 840 feet

Land area: 0.40 square miles.

Population density: 1,085 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Fisher:

  • High school or higher: 86.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fisher city:

  • Never married: 29.0%
  • Now married: 52.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

7 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.7%
Minnesota:  7.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,859 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,958 (2.0%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (64.2 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (258.5 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (607.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Crookston, MN (3.0 miles ), Climax, MN (3.6 miles ), East Grand Forks, MN (3.7 miles ), Grand Forks, ND (3.8 miles ), Thompson, ND (3.8 miles ), Reynolds, ND (4.1 miles ), Nielsville, MN (4.3 miles) , Buxton, ND (4.4 miles ).

Latitude: 47.80 N, Longitude: 96.80 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: -4 (-0.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (17%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (38%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Fisher-area historical tornado activity is near Minnesota state average. It is 17% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/26/2007, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 38.1 miles away from the Fisher city center killed one person and injured 18 people and caused $50 million in damages.

On 8/11/1958, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 19.8 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 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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Hospitals/medical centers near Fisher:

  • RIVERVIEW HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; CROOKSTON, MN)
  • RIVERVIEW HOSPITAL AND NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; CROOKSTON, MN)
  • VILLA ST VINCENT (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; CROOKSTON, MN)

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Amtrak station near Fisher:

  • 17 miles: GRAND FORKS (5555 DEMERS AVE.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Local government website: www.fishermn.com

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fisher:

  • University of North Dakota (about 15 miles; Grand Forks, ND; Full-time enrollment: 10,215)
  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 37 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,038)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 63 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 11,679)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 65 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 5,882)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 65 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,740)
  • Bemidji State University (about 93 miles; Bemidji, MN; FT enrollment: 3,658)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 110 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 3,462)

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Notable locations in Fisher: Fisher (A), Fisher Police Department (B), Fisher Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Fisher include: Fisher Lutheran Church (A), Trinity Lutheran Church (B), Saint Francis Church (C). Display/hide their locations 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 Fisher that have no violations reported:

  • FISHER (Population served: 435, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 14.5%
(11.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 78.6% for Black residents, 5.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 50.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  63.3%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.1%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Fisher, MN

Fisher compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.


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Banks with branches in Fisher (2011 data):

  • Bremer Bank, National Association: Fisher Branch at 321 Thompson Avenue S, branch established on 1978/04/03. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $898.5 mil, Deposits: $707.2 mil, headquarters in Grand Forks, ND, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Otto Bremer Foundation

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Fisher travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (39%)
  • Electricity (27%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (23%)
  • Utility gas (9%)
  • Wood (2%)

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Religion statistics for Fisher 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$2,576$30,9120$0
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 2$1,029
Water Supply 0$0 2$850
Totals for Government 1$2,576$30,9124$1,879

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $49,000 ($113.43)
    Financial Administration: $34,000 ($78.70)
    Fire Protection: $30,000 ($69.44)
    Water Utilities: $30,000 ($69.44)
    Solid Waste Management: $27,000 ($62.50)
    Police Protection: $18,000 ($41.67)
    Sewerage: $17,000 ($39.35)
    Regular Highways: $15,000 ($34.72)
    Health Services - Other: $7,000 ($16.20)
    Central Staff Services: $7,000 ($16.20)
    Parks & Recreation: $6,000 ($13.89)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $14,000 ($32.41)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $97,000 ($224.54)
    Sewerage: $19,000 ($43.98)
    Fire Protection: $5,000 ($11.57)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($11.57)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $25,000 ($57.87)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $45,000 ($104.17)
    Sewerage: $34,000 ($78.70)
    All Other: $12,000 ($27.78)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $26,000 ($60.19)
    General Revenue, NEC: $11,000 ($25.46)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($4.63)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $45,000 ($104.17)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $51,000 ($118.06)
    All Other: $10,000 ($23.15)
  • Tax - Property: $57,000 ($131.94)
    NEC: $1,000 ($2.31)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $278,000 ($643.52)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $109,000 ($252.31)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $375,000 ($868.06)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $12,000 ($27.78)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $111,000 ($256.94)

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 Fisher:

  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KNOX (1310 AM; 5 kW; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KCNN (1590 AM; 5 kW; EAST GRAND FORKS, MN; Owner: KRAD, INC.)
  • KROX (1260 AM; 1 kW; CROOKSTON, MN)
  • KUND (1370 AM; 1 kW; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KQWB (1660 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KKXL (1440 AM; 1 kW; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KMAV (1520 AM; daytime; 3 kW; MAYVILLE, ND; Owner: R & J BROADCASTING)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WDAY (970 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fisher:

  • KYCK (97.1 FM; CROOKSTON, MN; Owner: SS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KQHT (96.1 FM; CROOKSTON, MN; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KZLT-FM (104.3 FM; EAST GRAND FORKS, MN; Owner: KRAD, INC.)
  • KQMN (91.5 FM; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KJKJ (107.5 FM; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKXL-FM (92.9 FM; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KUND-FM (89.3 FM; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA)
  • KNOX-FM (94.7 FM; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KFJM (90.7 FM; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA)

TV broadcast stations around Fisher:

  • K49FF (Channel 49; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KXJB-TV (Channel 4; VALLEY CITY, ND; Owner: CATAMOUNT BROADCASTING OF FARGO LLC)
  • KVLY-TV (Channel 11; FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTH DAKOTA TELEVISION LICENSE SUB, L.L.C.)
  • KBRR (Channel 10; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Fisher)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Fisher, MN)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • FISHER, Rural (Lat: 47.845806 Lon: -96.840889), Type: Tower, Structure height: 151.8 m, Call Sign: WLF316
    Assigned Frequencies: 6925.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/21/1986, Expiration Date: 04/01/2014, Cancellation Date: 09/16/2009
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 2099 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Suite #100, Washington, DC 20006-6801, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • Main Street (Lat: 47.797194 Lon: -96.799222), Call Sign: KAI932
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.630 MHz, 152.810 MHz, 152.540 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/21/1998, Expiration Date: 07/01/2008, Cancellation Date: 11/01/2004
    Registrant: 2120 L Street NW Suite 300, 2120 L Street Nw Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 659-0830, Fax: (202) 828-5568

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KB0IJM, Licensee ID: L00195137
    Grant Date: 04/28/1998, Expiration Date: 04/02/2001, Cancellation Date: 02/21/2001
    Registrant: James A Normandin, 505 Demers Ave, Fisher, MN 56723
  • Call Sign: KC0AJL
    Grant Date: 04/02/1997, Expiration Date: 04/02/2007, Cancellation Date: 04/03/2009
    Registrant: Roger W Beiswenger, Rr 1 Box 38, Fisher, MN 56723
  • Call Sign: NT0J, Previous Call Sign: KB0IJM, Licensee ID: L00195137
    Grant Date: 12/09/2010, Expiration Date: 02/21/2021, Certifier: James A Normandin
    Registrant: James A Normandin, 507 Demers Ave, Fisher, MN 56723-0153


FAA Registered Aircraft:

12 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Fisher)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1


Most common first names in Fisher, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary884.3 years
William674.5 years
Dorothy577.2 years
Robert570.0 years
Clara478.5 years
Albert471.2 years
Joseph486.7 years
Clarence367.0 years
Alfred383.0 years
Alice379.0 years
Most common last names in Fisher, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Sorenson1280.9 years
Knutson981.9 years
Wagner876.7 years
Anderson674.5 years
Beiswenger672.1 years
Peterson678.3 years
Murphy575.8 years
Jorgenson578.8 years
Gunstinson574.4 years
Strande574.0 years
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