Freeborn, Minnesota

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Population in 2013: 295 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -3.3%
 
Males: 145  (49.2%)
Females: 150  (50.8%)
Median resident age:  43.8 years
Minnesota median age:  37.7 years

Zip codes: 56032, 56097.

Freeborn Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2013: $49,773 (it was $38,500 in 2000)
Freeborn:

$49,773
MN:

$60,702

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $26,484 (it was $18,149 in 2000)

Freeborn city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $58,851 (it was $40,000 in 2000)
Freeborn:

$58,851
MN:

$180,100

Median gross rent in 2013: $532.

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  • Races in Freeborn, MN (2010)

    Freeborn races chart
    • 28395.3%White alone
    • 113.7%Hispanic
    • 31.0%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Freeborn: 86.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (35.3%), Norwegian (33.0%), Danish (6.9%), Polish (3.6%), Swedish (2.6%), English (2.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 0.18 square miles.

Population density: 1,650 people per square mile   (low).

Freeborn,MN real estate house value index trend

Freeborn, Minnesota map

For population 25 years and over in Freeborn:

  • High school or higher: 97.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Freeborn city:

  • Never married: 18.6%
  • Now married: 65.2%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 7.9%
  • Divorced: 7.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $848 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $838 (1.5%)

Freeborn satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rochester, MN (57.2 miles , pop. 85,806).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (84.2 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (326.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Hartland, MN (2.2 miles ), Manchester, MN (2.5 miles) , Alden, MN (2.6 miles ), Wells, MN (2.9 miles ), New Richland, MN (3.1 miles ), Conger, MN (3.3 miles) , Clarks Grove, MN (3.4 miles ), Walters, MN (3.5 miles) .

Latitude: 43.77 N, Longitude: 93.56 W

Area code: 507

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

4.5%
Minnesota:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +4 (+1.3%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (26%)
  • Manufacturing (25%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Wholesale trade (3%)
  • Retail trade (31%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (19%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (4%)
  • Community and social service occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Freeborn, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Freeborn-area historical tornado activity is above Minnesota state average. It is 60% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/30/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 3.2 miles away from the Freeborn city center killed 6 people and injured 22 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/30/1967, a category F4 tornado 15.1 miles away from the city center killed 5 people and injured 35 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Freeborn-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 83% 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 179.3 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 188.2 miles away from Freeborn center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 292.5 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 277.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 471.6 miles away from Freeborn center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 285.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Freeborn County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Freeborn topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Freeborn:

  • NEW RICHLAND CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; NEW RICHLAND, MN)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - ALBERT LEA (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; ALBERT LEA, MN)
  • ST JOHNS LUTHERAN HOME (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; ALBERT LEA, MN)
  • MAYO CLINIC HEALTH SYSTEM - ALBERT LEA Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; ALBERT LEA, MN)
  • REM WOODVALE INC PLAINVIEW (Hospital, about 13 miles away; ALBERT LEA, MN)
  • THORNE CREST RETIREMENT CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; ALBERT LEA, MN)
  • MAYO DIALYSIS - ALBERT LEA (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; ALBERT LEA, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Freeborn:

  • Riverland Community College (about 29 miles; Austin, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,321)
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 35 miles; Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 13,940)
  • South Central College (about 38 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,726)
  • Gustavus Adolphus College (about 44 miles; Saint Peter, MN; FT enrollment: 2,496)
  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 48 miles; Mason City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,235)
  • St Olaf College (about 52 miles; Northfield, MN; FT enrollment: 3,141)
  • Rochester Community and Technical College (about 60 miles; Rochester, MN; FT enrollment: 4,444)

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Notable location: Freeborn Fire Department and Ambulance Service (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Freeborn: Congregational Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Freeborn 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 2000 was 46.0. This is significantly better than average.

City:

46.0
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2000 was 12.3. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 12.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.3
U.S.:

9.1

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

FREEBORN (Population served: 308, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-29-2013 and JAN-28-2023, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Compliance Meeting conducted (FEB-28-2013), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-28-2013), St Public Notif requested (FEB-28-2013), St Public Notif received (MAR-18-2013), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-05-2013), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-18-2013)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 11.3%
(11.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  70.0%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.2%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Freeborn compared to Minnesota state average:

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

Banks with branches in Freeborn (2011 data):

  • Farmers State Bank of Hartland: Freeborn Branch at Main Street, branch established on 1999/05/10. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $91.9 mil, Deposits: $81.0 mil, headquarters in Hartland, MN, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Hartland Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.7
Minnesota average:

10.7

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (76%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Wood (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Freeborn city (based on Freeborn County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant16,60935
Catholic5,3883
Evangelical Protestant4,21722
Other1682
None4,873-
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: 5
Freeborn County:

1.60 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Freeborn County:

5.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.3%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Freeborn County:

28.2%
Minnesota:

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

11.7%
State:

13.0%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
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$26,161
Streets and Highways 1$95,661$1,147,9320$0
Totals for Government 1$95,661$1,147,9321$26,161

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $12,000 ($40.68)
  • Current Operations - Fire Protection: $22,000 ($74.58)
    General - Other: $22,000 ($74.58)
    Water Utilities: $20,000 ($67.80)
    Regular Highways: $17,000 ($57.63)
    Solid Waste Management: $14,000 ($47.46)
    Financial Administration: $11,000 ($37.29)
    Health Services - Other: $8,000 ($27.12)
    Sewerage: $7,000 ($23.73)
    Central Staff Services: $6,000 ($20.34)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($3.39)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $15,000 ($50.85)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $58,000 ($196.61)
    Regular Highways: $33,000 ($111.86)
    Health - Other: $7,000 ($23.73)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $25,000 ($84.75)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $22,000 ($74.58)
    Solid Waste Management: $15,000 ($50.85)
    All Other: $11,000 ($37.29)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,000 ($3.39)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $71,000 ($240.68)
    Interest Earnings: $20,000 ($67.80)
    Special Assessments: $1,000 ($3.39)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $24,000 ($81.36)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $52,000 ($176.27)
    All Other: $5,000 ($16.95)
  • Tax - Property: $66,000 ($223.73)
    NEC: $2,000 ($6.78)
    Public Utilities: $1,000 ($3.39)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $332,000 ($1125.42)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $76,000 ($257.63)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $391,000 ($1325.42)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $17,000 ($57.63)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $148,000 ($501.69)

4.43% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,495 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.43%
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 Mower County, MN  0.49% ($37,524 average AGI)
from Steele County, MN  0.35% ($38,591)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.27% ($38,706)


5.03% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,885 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.03%
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 Mower County, MN  0.58% ($25,676 average AGI)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.34% ($25,818)
to Olmsted County, MN  0.27% ($26,265)

Strongest AM radio stations in Freeborn:

  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KNFX (970 AM; 5 kW; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KOWZ (1170 AM; 3 kW; WASECA, MN; Owner: MAIN STREET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KATE (1450 AM; 1 kW; ALBERT LEA, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KDHL (920 AM; 5 kW; FARIBAULT, MN; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KTOE (1420 AM; 5 kW; MANKATO, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KOLM (1520 AM; 10 kW; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: OLMSTED COUNTY BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Freeborn:

  • KCPI (94.9 FM; ALBERT LEA, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KAUS-FM (99.9 FM; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KOWZ-FM (100.9 FM; BLOOMING PRAIRIE, MN; Owner: BLOOMING PRAIRIE FARM RADIO INC.)
  • KRUE (92.1 FM; WASECA, MN; Owner: MAIN STREET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K299AL (107.7 FM; ALBERT LEA, MN; Owner: FREEBORN COUNTY CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC)
  • KQPR (96.1 FM; ALBERT LEA, MN; Owner: HOMETOWN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KEEZ-FM (99.1 FM; MANKATO, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KJLY (104.5 FM; BLUE EARTH, MN; Owner: MINN-IOWA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING,INC)
  • KBDC (88.5 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • K220AR (91.9 FM; ALBERT LEA, MN; Owner: MANKATO STATE UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Freeborn:

  • KAAL (Channel 6; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: KAAL-TV, LLC)
  • KYIN (Channel 24; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KIMT (Channel 3; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KTTC (Channel 10; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: KTTC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KEYC-TV (Channel 12; MANKATO, MN; Owner: UNITED COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • K57EU (Channel 57; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K43DH (Channel 43; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K45DF (Channel 45; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K49DB (Channel 49; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K51CY (Channel 51; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K53DI (Channel 53; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K55FJ (Channel 55; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K61EU (Channel 61; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K54HA (Channel 54; ALBERT LEA, MN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K60FY (Channel 60; FROST, MN; Owner: BLUE EARTH - NICOLLET - FARIBAULT COOP. ELEC. ASSOC.)
  • K14KD (Channel 14; FROST, MN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION)
  • K27FI (Channel 27; FROST, MN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL ELECTRIC ASSN.)
  • K31EF (Channel 31; FROST, MN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL ELECTRIC ASSN.)
  • K36FI (Channel 36; FROST, MN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION)
  • K58FC (Channel 58; FROST, MN; Owner: BLUE EARTH - NICOLLET - FARIBAULT COOP. ELEC. ASSOC.)
  • K62FH (Channel 62; FROST, MN; Owner: BLUE EARTH - NICOLLET - FARIBAULT COOP. ELEC. ASSOC.)
  • K65FW (Channel 65; FROST, MN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL ELECTRIC ASSN.)

Freeborn fatal accident list:

Sep 19, 1984 08:14 PM, 13, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jul 10, 1977 11:45 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • .5 Mi E Cty 10.5 Mi E Township Rd (Lat: 43.767722 Lon: -93.536056), Call Sign: KNCT534, Licensee ID: L00562725
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.395 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/31/2002, Expiration Date: 10/26/2012, Cancellation Date: 12/29/2012
    Registrant: Curtis G Nelson, Rr 1 Box 159, Hartland, MN 56042

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KA0EWF
    Grant Date: 10/27/1998, Expiration Date: 10/27/2008, Cancellation Date: 10/28/2010
    Registrant: Scott W Huddleston, 8th St, Freeborn, MN 56032-0039

Most common first names in Freeborn, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Alfred374.3 years
Edward380.6 years
Harold378.7 years
Marie393.0 years
Dorothy279.0 years
Earl293.5 years
Inga293.5 years
Hans280.0 years
Esther286.5 years
Henry280.5 years
Most common last names in Freeborn, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Young485.2 years
Hunte388.6 years
Beach387.0 years
Jespersen371.3 years
Christenson382.3 years
Cichos377.3 years
Collins381.1 years
Miller375.0 years
Staloch373.0 years
Christiansen284.5 years
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