Florence, Minnesota

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Population in 2012: 39 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -36.1%
Males: 23  (60.9%)
Females: 16  (39.1%)
Median resident age:  39.3 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip code: 56170

Estimated median household income in 2012: $48,569 (it was $43,125 in 2000)
Florence:

$48,569
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,714 (it was $16,312 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $53,529 (it was $31,300 in 2000)
Florence:

$53,529
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $76,000; Detached houses: $76,000
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  • White alone - 29 (74.4%)
  • Hispanic - 9 (23.1%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (2.6%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Florence: 83.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (31.8%), Danish (18.2%), Dutch (9.1%), French Canadian (9.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1730 feet

Land area: 0.25 square miles.

Population density: 157 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).
Florence, Minnesota map

For population 25 years and over in Florence:

  • High school or higher: 98.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 16.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Florence city:

  • Never married: 13.7%
  • Now married: 71.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 14.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $867 (1.2%)

Florence satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (59.1 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (146.0 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (454.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Tyler, MN (2.2 miles ), Ruthton, MN (2.2 miles ), Russell, MN (2.7 miles ), Balaton, MN (3.0 miles ), Lake Benton, MN (3.4 miles ), Arco, MN (3.5 miles) , Holland, MN (3.5 miles ), Lynd, MN (3.6 miles ).

Latitude: 44.24 N, Longitude: 96.05 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 507

Florence household income distribution Florence home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.8%
Minnesota:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +8 (+15.1%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (56%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (22%)
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (50%)
  • Manufacturing (33%)
  • Accommodation and food services (17%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)

Average climate in Florence, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Florence-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 43% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/13/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 15.7 miles away from the Florence city center killed 9 people and injured 150 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/16/1992, a category F5 tornado 19.2 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 35 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Florence-area historical earthquake activity is above Minnesota state average. It is 75% 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 99.1 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 166.4 miles away from Florence center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 100.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 175.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 124.2 miles away from Florence center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 721.0 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lyon County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Florence topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Florence:

  • TYLER HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; TYLER, MN)
  • TYLER HEALTHCARE CENTER INC (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; TYLER, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Florence:

  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 21 miles; Marshall, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,711)
  • South Dakota State University (about 37 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College (about 47 miles; Granite Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,225)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 59 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • Ridgewater College (about 79 miles; Willmar, MN; FT enrollment: 3,288)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 84 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • South Central College (about 100 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,726)

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Lyon 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 2012 was 74.1. This is about average.

City:

74.1
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 32.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.0
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.37. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 18.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.37
U.S.:

9.14

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

FLORENCE (Address: Florence City Hall , Population served: 37, Purch_groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-1995 and JUN-2000, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from NOV-01-1995 to DEC-01-1995), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-19-1996), St Intentional no-action (DEC-31-1997), St AO (w/penalty) issued (MAR-30-1998), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2000)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 0.0%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.8 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  78.6%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  0.0%
Whole state:  6.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Florence compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly 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.
  • Number of rooms per house above 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 significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (50%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (25%)
  • Wood (17%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Florence city (based on Lyon County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 69.60%
Here: 69.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents49.5%25.9%6.9%5.6%2.8%
Congregations16.7%26.2%9.5%7.1%7.1%
NameEvangelical Free Church of AmericaLutheran ChurchChristian and Missionary AllianceLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents2.3%2.0%1.3%1.1%2.6%
Congregations7.1%2.4%4.8%2.4%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: 9
Lyon County:

3.65 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Lyon County:

3.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 20
Here:

8.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.9%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Lyon County:

29.1%
Minnesota:

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

13.2%
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$260
Water Supply 0$0 1$20
Totals for Government 0$0 2$280

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $6,000 ($153.85)
    Water Utilities: $3,000 ($76.92)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,000 ($76.92)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($25.64)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $6,000 ($153.85)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $6,000 ($153.85)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($51.28)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $4,000 ($102.56)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($51.28)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,000 ($51.28)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $12,000 ($307.69)
  • Tax - Property: $4,000 ($102.56)
    NEC: $1,000 ($25.64)

6.85% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 200534,117 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.85%
Minnesota average:

7.79%

0.17% of residents moved from foreign countries($208 average AGI)
Lyon County:

0.17%
Minnesota average:

0.12%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Redwood County, MN  0.42% ($25,025 average AGI)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.36% ($51,941)
from Yellow Medicine County, MN  0.35% ($21,939)


7.60% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 200636,942 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.60%
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 Hennepin County, MN  0.69% ($19,697 average AGI)
to Yellow Medicine County, MN  0.36% ($26,441)
to Redwood County, MN  0.34% ($25,515)

Strongest AM radio stations in Florence:

  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KMHL (1400 AM; 1 kW; MARSHALL, MN; Owner: K M H L BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KELO (1320 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF S.D., INC.)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KNWC (1270 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Florence:

  • KKCK (99.7 FM; MARSHALL, MN; Owner: KMHL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KARL (105.1 FM; TRACY, MN; Owner: KMHL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KISD (98.7 FM; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • K277AI (103.3 FM; RUSSELL, MN; Owner: CHRISTIAN HERITAGE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KJOE (106.1 FM; SLAYTON, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KARZ (107.5 FM; MARSHALL, MN; Owner: KMHL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KNSW (91.7 FM; WORTHINGTON-MARSHALL, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KLQL (101.1 FM; LUVERNE, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KELO-FM (92.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KNWC-FM (96.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KRSW (89.3 FM; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • K294AQ (106.7 FM; MARSHALL, MN; Owner: WINDSENT, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Florence:

  • KSMN (Channel 20; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA EDUCATIONAL TV COMPANY)
  • KELO-TV (Channel 11; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
  • KSFY-TV (Channel 13; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KDLT-TV (Channel 46; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • K67GH (Channel 67; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KRWF (Channel 43; REDWOOD FALLS, MN; Owner: KSAX-TV, INC.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • Stormy M Seibt, 1103 115th Street (Florence - 050106) (Lat: 44.217417 Lon: -96.077194), Type: 112.8, Overall height: 106.7 m
    Registrant: 8472401508, , 1101 PERIMETER DR.
  • Stormy M Seibt, 1103 115th Street (Florence - 050106) (Lat: 44.217417 Lon: -96.077194), Type: 112.8, Overall height: 106.7 m
    Registrant: 8472401508, , 1101 PERIMETER DR., Phone: (Dep) art-ment
  • Stormy M Seibt, 1103 115th Street (Florence - 050106) (Lat: 44.217417 Lon: -96.077194), Type: 110.0, Overall height: 107.3 m
    Registrant: 8472401508, , 1101 PERIMETER DR., Phone: (Dep) art-ment
  • Stormy M Seibt, 1103 115th Street (Florence - 050106) (Lat: 44.217417 Lon: -96.077194), Type: 110.0, Overall height: 107.3 m
    Registrant: 8472401508, , 1101 PERIMETER DR., Phone: (Dep) art-ment

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: N0EOG, Previous Call Sign: KA0LCB
    Grant Date: 08/30/1988, Expiration Date: 08/30/1998, Cancellation Date: 09/01/2000
    Registrant: George O Boomgaarden, Box 93, Florence, MN 56130

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
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