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Population in 2019: 190 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -3.6%
 
Males: 94  (49.7%)
Females: 96  (50.3%)
Median resident age:

49.8 years
Minnesota median age:

38.4 years

Zip code: 56308

Estimated median household income in 2019: $71,172 (it was $33,393 in 2000)
Forada:

$71,172
MN:

$74,593

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $42,120 (it was $16,736 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $179,819 (it was $74,500 in 2000)
Forada:

$179,819
MN:

$246,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $213,694; detached houses: $229,822; mobile homes: $102,233

Median gross rent in 2019: $772.

March 2019 cost of living index in Forada: 85.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 4.5%
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  • Races in Forada, MN (2019)
    • 15195.0%White alone
    • 42.5%Two or more races
    • 21.3%Black alone
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Ancestries: German (32.1%), Norwegian (29.5%), Czech (24.4%), Swedish (7.7%), American (2.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1414 feet

Land area: 0.53 square miles.

Population density: 357 people per square mile   (very low).

Forada, Minnesota map

2 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.3%
Minnesota:

8.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,542 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Cloud, MN (59.3 miles , pop. 59,107).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (116.3 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (470.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Alexandria, MN (2.6 miles ),
Villard, MN (2.6 miles ),
Nelson, MN (2.8 miles),
Glenwood, MN (3.1 miles ),
Lowry, MN (3.1 miles ),
Westport, MN (3.2 miles),
Long Beach, MN (3.2 miles ),
Osakis, MN (3.3 miles )

Latitude: 45.79 N, Longitude: 95.35 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 320

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

Forada satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $65,600
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $50,000
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $85,000
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $101,800
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $234,900
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $284,800
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $160,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $160,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $160,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $160,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $160,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $160,000
  • 2015: 2 buildings, average cost: $325,000
  • 2019: 2 buildings, average cost: $375,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Forada, MN residents
Average permit cost in Forada, MN
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.2%
Minnesota:

3.9%
Population change in the 1990s: +26 (+15.2%).
Most common industries in Forada, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Machinery (10.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (8.2%)
  • Educational services (8.2%)
  • Health care (8.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.2%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (6.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Machinery (17.9%)
  • Metal & metal products (14.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (10.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.7%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (7.1%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (7.1%)
  • Construction (5.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.5%)
  • Educational services (12.2%)
  • Food (9.8%)
  • Personal & laundry services (9.8%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (7.3%)
  • Social assistance (7.3%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (4.9%)
Most common occupations in Forada, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.3%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.2%)
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Life, physical, and social science technicians (4.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (16.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (12.5%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (10.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (5.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Personal appearance workers (9.8%)
  • Life, physical, and social science technicians (9.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (9.8%)
  • Child care workers (7.3%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7.3%)
  • Bus drivers (7.3%)
  • Registered nurses (4.9%)

Average climate in Forada, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Forada, Minnesota average temperatures Forada, Minnesota average precipitation Forada, Minnesota humidity Forada, Minnesota wind speed Forada, Minnesota snowfall Forada, Minnesota sunshine Forada, Minnesota clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Forada-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 6.3 miles away from the Forada city center injured 13 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/13/2001, a category F3 tornado 26.3 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused $5 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Forada-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 34% 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 34.3 miles away from Forada center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 46.1 miles away from Forada center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 226.3 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 72.9 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 272.9 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) earthquake occurred 206.1 miles away from Forada center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Douglas County (11) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 4, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Forada topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Forada:

  • CENTRACARE KIDNEY PROG AT DOUGLAS COUNTY HOSP (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; ALEXANDRIA, MN)
  • DOUGLAS COUNTY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; ALEXANDRIA, MN)
  • KNUTE NELSON HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; ALEXANDRIA, MN)
  • KNUTE NELSON (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; ALEXANDRIA, MN)
  • BETHANY HOME (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; ALEXANDRIA, MN)
  • ROSEWOOD (Hospital, about 7 miles away; ALEXANDRIA, MN)
  • DOUGLAS COUNTY PUB HEALTH NSG SVCRS (Hospital, about 7 miles away; ALEXANDRIA, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Forada:

  • Alexandria Technical & Community College (about 6 miles; Alexandria, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,324)
  • Ridgewater College (about 48 miles; Willmar, MN; FT enrollment: 3,288)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 50 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 4,863)
  • College of Saint Benedict (about 53 miles; Saint Joseph, MN; FT enrollment: 2,025)
  • Rasmussen College-Minnesota (about 58 miles; St. Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 4,575)
  • St Cloud Technical and Community College (about 59 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 3,493)
  • Saint Cloud State University (about 61 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 12,822)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Forada: Forada (A), Forada Fire and Rescue (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Douglas 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:

2.3 people
Minnesota:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

70.7%
Whole state:

64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.3%
Whole state:

6.9%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Forada:

Marital status in Forada, MN
  • Never married: 28.5%
  • Now married: 54.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 9.0%

For population 25 years and over in Forada:

  • High school or higher: 97.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.8
Minnesota average:

10.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Forada, MN (based on Douglas County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant11,24321
Evangelical Protestant7,11435
Catholic6,6366
Other3142
None10,702-
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: 7
Douglas County:

1.94 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 30
Douglas County:

8.33 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 42
Douglas County:

11.67 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Douglas County:

7.0%
State:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.0%
State:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.0%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Forada:

48.2%
Minnesota:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

45.4%
Minnesota:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Forada:

29.8
Minnesota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

24.2%
Minnesota:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Forada:

21.6%
Minnesota:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Minnesota:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

41.8%
State:

33.2%

General health condition:
Here:

51.5%
Minnesota:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

75.0%
Minnesota:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Forada, MN Residents
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 Government Administration 0$0 6$1,675
Totals for Government 0$0 6$1,675

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

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $192,000 ($1010.53)
    Local Fire Protection: $95,000 ($500.00)
    Regular Highways: $30,000 ($157.89)
    Financial Administration: $17,000 ($89.47)
    General - Other: $14,000 ($73.68)
    Health - Other: $9,000 ($47.37)
    Central Staff Services: $8,000 ($42.11)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,000 ($15.79)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $74,000 ($389.47)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $52,000 ($273.68)
    Local Fire Protection: $29,000 ($152.63)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $151,000 ($794.74)
    Other: $107,000 ($563.16)
    Regular Highways: $7,000 ($36.84)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $63,000 ($331.58)
    Special Assessments: $23,000 ($121.05)
    Interest Earnings: $0 ($0.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $14,000 ($73.68)
  • Tax - Property: $137,000 ($721.05)
    Other License: $2,000 ($10.53)

Forada government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,786,000 ($9400.00)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,705,000 ($8973.68)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $81,000 ($426.32)

6.34% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($60,967 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.34%
Minnesota average:

7.10%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Hennepin County, MN  0.53% ($87,893 average AGI)
from Pope County, MN  0.53% ($46,452)
from Otter Tail County, MN  0.48% ($37,145)


5.75% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($51,299 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.75%
Minnesota average:

7.17%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Pope County, MN  0.49% ($41,234 average AGI)
to Otter Tail County, MN  0.44% ($40,203)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.43% ($56,206)

Strongest AM radio stations in Forada:

  • KXRA (1490 AM; 1 kW; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: PARADIS BROADCASTING OF ALEXANDRIA, 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.)
  • WBHR (660 AM; 10 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HERBERT M. HOPPE)
  • KBRF (1250 AM; 10 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • 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))
  • KLTF (960 AM; 5 kW; LITTLE FALLS, MN; Owner: KLTF/KFML, INC.)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KASM (1150 AM; 2 kW; ALBANY, MN; Owner: STARCOM, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Forada:

  • KIKV-FM (100.7 FM; SAUK CENTRE, MN; Owner: BDI BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KULO (94.3 FM; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: BDI BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KXRZ (99.3 FM; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: PARADIS BROADCASTING OF ALEXANDRIA, INC.)
  • KXRA-FM (92.3 FM; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: PARADIS BROADCASTING OF ALEX, INC.)
  • KBHL (103.9 FM; OSAKIS, MN; Owner: CHRISTIAN HERITAGE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMGK (107.1 FM; GLENWOOD, MN; Owner: BRANSTOCK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KRVY-FM (97.3 FM; STARBUCK, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KQIC (102.5 FM; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: LAKELAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLFN (106.5 FM; SUNBURG, MN; Owner: LAKELAND BROADCASTING CO.)
  • K215BL (90.9 FM; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • K219FA (91.7 FM; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Forada:

  • KSAX (Channel 42; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: KSAX-TV, INC.)
  • KCCO-TV (Channel 7; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING 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.)
  • K21AK (Channel 21; APPLETON, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA, INC.)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Forada S1, Lat: 45.790556 Lon: -95.366667, Type: Rig, Structure height: 18.5 m, Call Sign: WQID890,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 02/05/2018, Expiration Date: 10/17/2020, Certifier: Richard Korkowski, Registrant: Lerman Senter Pllc, 2000 K Street, Nw Suite 600, Washington, DC 20006-1809, Phone: (202) 416-6744, Fax: (202) 293-7783, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Forada, MN
  • 86.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 13.2%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Forada, MN
  • 100.0%Electricity


Forada compared to Minnesota 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 significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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