Foreston, Minnesota

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Population in 2013: 524 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +34.7%
Males: 271  (51.8%)
Females: 253  (48.2%)
Median resident age:  29.0 years
Minnesota median age:  37.7 years

Zip codes: 56330.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $63,405 (it was $37,500 in 2000)
Foreston:

$63,405
MN:

$60,702

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $20,707 (it was $16,666 in 2000)

Foreston city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $118,565 (it was $75,600 in 2000)
Foreston:

$118,565
MN:

$180,100

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $161,514; Detached houses: $172,748; Mobile homes: $63,914

Median gross rent in 2013: $818.

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  • Races in Foreston, MN (2013)

    Foreston races chart
    • 52694.6%White alone
    • 101.8%Two or more races
    • 61.1%American Indian alone
    • 50.9%Black alone
    • 40.7%Asian alone
    • 30.5%Hispanic

Races in Foreston detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Foreston: 88.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (38.7%), Swedish (8.6%), Irish (8.2%), Norwegian (7.7%), Danish (4.2%), English (3.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1090 feet

Land area: 1.44 square miles.

Population density: 365 people per square mile   (very low).

Foreston,MN real estate house value index trend

Foreston, Minnesota map

For population 25 years and over in Foreston:

  • High school or higher: 90.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.6%
  • Unemployed: 6.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Foreston city:

  • Never married: 28.9%
  • Now married: 62.4%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 1.9%
  • Divorced: 6.0%

6 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.1%
Minnesota:

7.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,230 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,595 (1.6%)

Foreston satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Cloud, MN (25.6 miles , pop. 59,107).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (57.6 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (403.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Milaca, MN (1.8 miles ), Pease, MN (2.0 miles) , Bock, MN (2.9 miles) , Ronneby, MN (2.9 miles) , Foley, MN (3.3 miles ), Gilman, MN (3.4 miles ), Princeton, MN (3.6 miles ), Ogilvie, MN (3.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2002: 12 buildings, average cost: $126,600
  • 2003: 12 buildings, average cost: $122,900
  • 2004: 7 buildings, average cost: $164,600
  • 2005: 12 buildings, average cost: $168,300
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $152,000
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $168,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 45.74 N, Longitude: 93.71 W

Area code: 320

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

7.0%
Minnesota:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +25 (+6.9%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (27%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Manufacturing (28%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (20%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Foreston: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Foreston, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Foreston-area historical tornado activity is near Minnesota state average. It is 6% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/19/1951, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 39.8 miles away from the Foreston city center killed one person and injured 20 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 7/3/1983, a category F4 tornado 40.4 miles away from the city center injured 4 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Foreston-area historical earthquake activity is 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 112.7 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 124.9 miles away from Foreston center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 298.0 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 152.3 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 80.8 miles away from Foreston 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 328.8 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 Mille Lacs County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Foreston topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Foreston:

  • ELIM HOMES (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; MILACA, MN)
  • FOLEY NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; FOLEY, MN)
  • HERITAGE HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; FOLEY, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Foreston:

  • Saint Cloud State University (about 25 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; Full-time enrollment: 12,822)
  • St Cloud Technical and Community College (about 26 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 3,493)
  • Rasmussen College-Minnesota (about 28 miles; St. Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 4,575)
  • College of Saint Benedict (about 32 miles; Saint Joseph, MN; FT enrollment: 2,025)
  • Anoka-Ramsey Community College (about 43 miles; Coon Rapids, MN; FT enrollment: 5,918)
  • North Hennepin Community College (about 47 miles; Brooklyn Park, MN; FT enrollment: 4,943)
  • Hennepin Technical College (about 47 miles; Brooklyn Park, MN; FT enrollment: 4,515)

Public high school in Foreston:

Private high school in Foreston:

  • FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 91; Location: 11818 160TH AVE; Grades: PK - 12)
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Notable location: Foreston Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Saint Louis Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Mille Lacs 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 2012 was 73.4. This is about average.

City:

73.4
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 27.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.36. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.36
U.S.:

9.14

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

  • FORESTON (Population served: 507, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.7%
(12.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 55.6% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  66.8%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  15.8%
Whole state:  6.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Foreston compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.7
Minnesota average:

10.7

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (52%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (27%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

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 Foreston city (based on Mille Lacs County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant6,19215
Catholic5,9876
Evangelical Protestant5,89024
Other5553
None7,473-
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
Mille Lacs County:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Mille Lacs County:

8.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 27
Here:

10.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.1%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Mille Lacs County:

25.7%
Minnesota:

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

13.5%
State:

13.0%
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 1$550
Other Government Administration 1$10,562$126,7445$408
Sewerage 0$0 1$483
Water Supply 0$0 1$483
Other and Unallocable 1$4,480$53,7604$3,700
Totals for Government 2$15,042$90,25212$5,624

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

  • Current Operations - Liquor Stores: $299,000 ($570.61)
    Fire Protection: $43,000 ($82.06)
    Regular Highways: $28,000 ($53.44)
    General - Other: $17,000 ($32.44)
    Financial Administration: $12,000 ($22.90)
    Water Utilities: $11,000 ($20.99)
    Sewerage: $11,000 ($20.99)
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($7.63)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($5.73)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Liquor Stores: $1,000 ($1.91)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $64,000 ($122.14)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $29,000 ($55.34)
    Parks & Recreation: $6,000 ($11.45)
    All Other: $6,000 ($11.45)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $75,000 ($143.13)
    Interest Earnings: $8,000 ($15.27)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $318,000 ($606.87)
    Water Utilities: $25,000 ($47.71)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $40,000 ($76.34)
    All Other: $8,000 ($15.27)
  • Tax - Property: $28,000 ($53.44)
    NEC: $8,000 ($15.27)
    Public Utilities: $1,000 ($1.91)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $174,000 ($332.06)

6.73% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,235 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.73%
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 Sherburne County, MN  1.08% ($33,472 average AGI)
from Anoka County, MN  0.57% ($41,732)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.53% ($33,769)


7.17% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,895 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.17%
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 Sherburne County, MN  1.09% ($34,916 average AGI)
to Stearns County, MN  0.73% ($25,597)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.51% ($29,200)

Strongest AM radio stations in Foreston:

  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WBHR (660 AM; 10 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HERBERT M. HOPPE)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WVAL (800 AM; 3 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: TRI-COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KLTF (960 AM; 5 kW; LITTLE FALLS, MN; Owner: KLTF/KFML, INC.)
  • WQPM (1300 AM; 1 kW; PRINCETON, MN)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WDGY (630 AM; 8 kW; HUDSON, WI; Owner: 630 RADIO, INCORPORATED)
  • KXSS (1390 AM; 3 kW; WAITE PARK, MN; Owner: REPCOM, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Foreston:

  • KCLD-FM (104.7 FM; ST. CLOUD, MN; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WWJO (98.1 FM; ST. CLOUD, MN; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF ST. CLOUD, INC.)
  • KJZI (100.3 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KQQL (107.9 FM; ANOKA, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KLCI (106.1 FM; ELK RIVER, MN; Owner: MILESTONE RADIO LLC)
  • KBEK (95.5 FM; MORA, MN; Owner: JOHN JAMES GODFREY)
  • KKSR (96.7 FM; SARTELL, MN; Owner: SARTELL FM, INC.)
  • KCML (99.9 FM; ST. JOSEPH, MN; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES INC)
  • KLZZ (103.7 FM; WAITE PARK, MN; Owner: REPCOM, INC.)
  • KVSC (88.1 FM; ST. CLOUD, MN; Owner: ST. CLOUD STATE UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Foreston:

  • KPXM (Channel 41; ST. CLOUD, MN; Owner: PAXSON MINNEAPOLIS LICENSE, INC.)

Foreston fatal accident list:

Sep 27, 2013 09:40 PM, Sr-23, Lat: 45.73585, Lon: -93.71033, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Dec 4, 2007 03:19 AM, Sr-23 0300000023, Cr 18, Lat: 45.73618, Lon: -93.70951, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Dec 3, 1975 08:45 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 6m20ftTotal length
  • 8,640Total average daily traffic
  • 450Total average daily truck traffic
  • 9,250Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 241 145th Ave (Lat: 45.740000 Lon: -93.711111), Call Sign: WPUT384
    Assigned Frequencies: 464.225 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/29/2002, Expiration Date: 04/29/2012, Cancellation Date: 06/30/2012, Certifier: Tim Harris
    Registrant: Granite Electronics, 535 N 31st Ave, St Cloud, MN 56303, Phone: (320) 252-1887, Fax: (320) 259-5997, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: N0WSW
    Grant Date: 03/18/1997, Expiration Date: 05/11/2003, Cancellation Date: 05/12/2005
    Registrant: Susan M Londroche, 11743 140th Ave, Foreston, MN 56330
  • Call Sign: KC0UYD, Licensee ID: L01050054
    Grant Date: 08/09/2005, Expiration Date: 08/09/2015, Cancellation Date: 08/30/2005, Certifier: Terry B Londroche
    Registrant: Magic Repeaters, 11743 140th Ave, Foreston, MN 56330
  • Call Sign: K0GOI, Previous Call Sign: KC0UYD, Licensee ID: L01050054
    Grant Date: 08/30/2005, Expiration Date: 08/30/2015, Certifier: Terry B Londroche
    Registrant: Magic Repeaters, 11743 140th Ave, Foreston, MN 56330
  • Call Sign: KC0YCC, Licensee ID: L01168520
    Grant Date: 06/30/2006, Expiration Date: 06/30/2016, Certifier: Mary M Thomsen
    Registrant: Mary M Thomsen, 14603 145th Ave, Foreston, MN 56330
  • Call Sign: KD0FUU, Licensee ID: L01449052
    Grant Date: 12/01/2008, Expiration Date: 12/01/2018, Certifier: Michael D Boyle
    Registrant: Michael D Boyle, 19371 115th St Ne, Foreston, MN 56330

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 154 , Serial Number: 28-7405097, Year manufactured: 1974
    Registrant (Individual): Timothy L Nystrom, 15597 120th St, Foreston, MN 56330
  • Aircraft: BELLANCA 7GCBC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O-320-A2B (150 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 57386 , Serial Number: 485-73, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 04/23/1973
    Registrant (Individual): Leo N Vos, 16709 130th St, Foreston, MN 56330
  • Aircraft: COLE PAUL B CHALLENGER I (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 503 DCDI (52 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 630SC , Serial Number: 1196-CW-0626, Year manufactured: 1997, Airworthiness Date: 06/05/2008
    Registrant (Individual): Robert D Soderberg, 15833 160th Ave, Foreston, MN 56330

Most common first names in Foreston, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1177.7 years
George679.7 years
Carl582.4 years
Mary589.8 years
Robert561.6 years
William582.8 years
Alfred473.5 years
Anna485.0 years
Walter468.3 years
Ernest374.4 years
Most common last names in Foreston, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Anderson1278.7 years
Johnson573.0 years
Nystrom579.6 years
Roehl571.8 years
Freese471.0 years
Pearson480.3 years
Herbert376.0 years
Axt387.0 years
Eberhardt385.0 years
Ecklund376.0 years
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