Forada, Minnesota

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Population in 2014: 190 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -3.6%
 
Males: 85  (44.8%)
Females: 105  (55.2%)
Median resident age:  52.6 years
Minnesota median age:  37.9 years

Zip code: 56308

Estimated median household income in 2016: $64,531 (it was $33,393 in 2000)
Forada:

$64,531
MN:

$65,599

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $39,842 (it was $16,736 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $159,044 (it was $74,500 in 2000)
Forada:

$159,044
MN:

$211,800

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $187,112; Detached houses: $200,691; Mobile homes: $95,184

Median gross rent in 2016: $693.

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    • 17996.8%White alone
    • 31.6%Two or more races
    • 21.1%Hispanic
    • 10.5%Asian alone
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Forada: 86.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Norwegian (28.9%), German (22.9%), Czech (20.5%), Swedish (6.0%), Dutch (3.6%), Scandinavian (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1414 feet

Land area: 0.53 square miles.

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

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For population 25 years and over in Forada:

  • High school or higher: 96.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Forada city:

  • Never married: 21.9%
  • Now married: 57.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 10.5%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

1 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.5%
Minnesota:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,481 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,409 (0.8%)

Forada satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 45.79 N, Longitude: 95.35 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 320

Forada household income distribution Forada home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.6%
Minnesota:

3.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +26 (+15.2%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (28%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (15%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Accommodation and food services (24%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Wholesale trade (3%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (23%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (25%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (8%)
  • Community and social service occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)

Average climate in Forada, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 near Minnesota state average. It is 86% 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 the city 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, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 272.9 miles away from Forada 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 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 Douglas County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
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 (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)

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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

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.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 15.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.9
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 7.10. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 17.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.10
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 3.7%
(3.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.9
Minnesota average:

10.7

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Forada city (based on Douglas County data)

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.
State:

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

11.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.0%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Douglas County:

26.0%
Minnesota:

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

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 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 2$1,916
Other Government Administration 0$0 18$4,350
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$636
Parks and Recreation 0$0 2$340
Totals for Government 0$0 23$14,251

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

  • Current Operations - Fire Protection: $39,000 ($205.26)
    Regular Highways: $17,000 ($89.47)
    General - Other: $11,000 ($57.89)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($21.05)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($15.79)
    Health Services - Other: $2,000 ($10.53)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($10.53)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $9,000 ($47.37)
    Health - Other: $2,000 ($10.53)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $7,000 ($36.84)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $14,000 ($73.68)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $26,000 ($136.84)
    Interest Earnings: $11,000 ($57.89)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $12,000 ($63.16)
    General Support: $6,000 ($31.58)
  • Tax - Property: $43,000 ($226.32)
    NEC: $7,000 ($36.84)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $85,000 ($447.37)

5.99% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,148 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.99%
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 Pope County, MN  0.52% ($26,231 average AGI)
from Otter Tail County, MN  0.44% ($35,015)
from Stearns County, MN  0.38% ($25,351)


5.54% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,610 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.54%
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 Pope County, MN  0.44% ($31,662 average AGI)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.38% ($58,804)
to Otter Tail County, MN  0.36% ($33,057)

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.)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (75%)
  • Electricity (19%)
  • Utility gas (5%)

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 above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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