Frontenac, Minnesota

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Population in 2010: 282.
Males: 149  (52.8%)
Females: 133  (47.2%)
Median resident age:

54.5 years
Minnesota median age:

37.9 years

Zip codes: 55026, 55041, 55066.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $68,186
Frontenac:

$68,186
MN:

$68,388

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $34,186

Frontenac CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $226,276
Frontenac:

$226,276
MN:

$224,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $200,853; detached houses: $227,836; mobile homes: $7,010
March 2019 cost of living index in Frontenac: 85.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 1.1%
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  • Races in Frontenac, MN (2010)
    • 27196.1%White alone
    • 51.8%Two or more races
    • 41.4%Hispanic
    • 20.7%Asian alone

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

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Ancestries: German (73.6%), American (18.4%), Irish (3.4%), English (2.3%), Scotch-Irish (2.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 717 feet

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,054 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,281 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rochester, MN (34.1 miles , pop. 85,806).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (48.2 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (299.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Maiden Rock, WI (2.0 miles),
Stockholm, WI (2.3 miles),
Lake City, MN (2.5 miles ),
Bay City, WI (2.6 miles ),
Isabelle, WI (2.7 miles ),
Red Wing, MN (3.3 miles ),
Hager City, WI (3.3 miles ),
Pepin, WI (3.4 miles )

Latitude: 44.51 N, Longitude: 92.36 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 715

Distribution of median household income in Frontenac, MN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Frontenac, MN in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.1%
Minnesota:

4.1%

Tornado activity:

Frontenac-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 28% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/4/1958, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 26.9 miles away from the Frontenac place center killed 21 people and injured 74 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 9/12/1951, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.9 miles away from the place center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Frontenac-area historical earthquake activity is near Minnesota state average. It is 87% 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 196.9 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 208.3 miles away from Frontenac 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 274.0 miles away from Frontenac center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 349.2 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 478.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 456.2 miles away from Frontenac 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 Goodhue County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 4, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Frontenac:

  • LAKE CITY MED CNTR HOSPICE/HC (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; LAKE CITY, MN)
  • MAYO CLINIC HEALTH SYSTEM - LAKE CITY (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; LAKE CITY, MN)
  • REM RIVER BLUFFS (PARK HEIGHTS) (Hospital, about 9 miles away; RED WING, MN)
  • HAVEN HOMES OF RED WING (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; RED WING, MN)
  • ST BRIGID'S AT HI-PARK (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; RED WING, MN)
  • SEMINARY HOME (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; RED WING, MN)
  • ACCRA HOME HEALTH INC (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; RED WING, MN)

Airports located in Frontenac:

Amtrak station near Frontenac:

  • 10 miles: RED WING (LEVEE RD.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service.

Operable nuclear power plants near Frontenac:

  • 11 miles: Prairie Island 1 and 2 in Red Wing, MN.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Frontenac:

  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls (about 28 miles; River Falls, WI; Full-time enrollment: 5,868)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stout (about 34 miles; Menomonie, WI; FT enrollment: 8,120)
  • Rochester Community and Technical College (about 35 miles; Rochester, MN; FT enrollment: 4,444)
  • Dakota County Technical College (about 39 miles; Rosemount, MN; FT enrollment: 2,478)
  • Inver Hills Community College (about 41 miles; Inver Grove Heights, MN; FT enrollment: 4,049)
  • St Olaf College (about 41 miles; Northfield, MN; FT enrollment: 3,141)
  • Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (about 46 miles; Winona, MN; FT enrollment: 4,022)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Frontenac Station (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Frontenac: Saint John's Lutheran Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Goodhue County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.5 people
Minnesota:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

68.4%
Whole state:

64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

6.1%
Whole state:

6.9%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Frontenac:

Marital status in Frontenac, MN
  • Never married: 12.2%
  • Now married: 55.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 16.7%
  • Divorced: 15.3%

For population 25 years and over in Frontenac:

  • High school or higher: 96.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.4%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.5
Minnesota average:

10.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Frontenac, MN (based on Goodhue County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant18,32036
Evangelical Protestant5,90140
Catholic5,8058
Other4893
None15,668-
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: 12
Goodhue County:

2.62 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Goodhue County:

0.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 26
Goodhue County:

5.69 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 34
Goodhue County:

7.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.7%
State:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Goodhue County:

28.0%
Minnesota:

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

13.3%
State:

13.0%

6.42% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($51,856 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.42%
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 Dakota County, MN  0.98% ($56,469 average AGI)
from Olmsted County, MN  0.80% ($54,682)
from Wabasha County, MN  0.52% ($50,804)


6.26% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($51,356 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.26%
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 Dakota County, MN  0.97% ($56,534 average AGI)
to Olmsted County, MN  0.82% ($49,219)
to Wabasha County, MN  0.43% ($41,318)

Strongest AM radio stations in Frontenac:

  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KCUE (1250 AM; 1 kW; RED WING, MN; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WDGY (630 AM; 8 kW; HUDSON, WI; Owner: 630 RADIO, INCORPORATED)
  • WMEQ (880 AM; 10 kW; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOLM (1520 AM; 10 kW; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: OLMSTED COUNTY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KWEB (1270 AM; 5 kW; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQOQ (1430 AM; 2 kW; DURAND, WI; Owner: ZOE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMNN (1330 AM; 10 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Frontenac:

  • KWNG (105.9 FM; RED WING, MN; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KLCH (94.9 FM; LAKE CITY, MN; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KMFX-FM (102.5 FM; LAKE CITY, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KNXR (97.5 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: UNITED AUDIO CORPORATION)
  • KLSE-FM (91.7 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KZSE (90.7 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WDMO (95.9 FM; DURAND, WI; Owner: ZOE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K297AF (107.3 FM; RED WING, MN; Owner: KRCH OF MINNESOTA, INC.)
  • WXPT (104.1 FM; ST. LOUIS PARK, MN; Owner: THE AUDIO HOUSE, INC.)
  • WHWC (88.3 FM; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WCAL (89.3 FM; NORTHFIELD, MN; Owner: ST. OLAF COLLEGE)
  • W211AY (90.1 FM; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KWWK (96.5 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: OLMSTEAD COUNTY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KRCH (101.7 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KLCX (107.7 FM; ST. CHARLES, MN; Owner: ST. CHARLES BROADCASTING CO. LLC)
  • WVSS (90.7 FM; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: BD. OF REGENTS, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • KMSE (88.7 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: SAINT OLAF COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Frontenac:

  • KXLT-TV (Channel 47; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: SHOCKLEY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KMSP-TV (Channel 9; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WHWC-TV (Channel 28; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • K57CN (Channel 57; WABASHA, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K56HW (Channel 56; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Frontenac fatal accident list:

Jul 25, 2003 05:01 PM, Us-61, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 19Number of bridges
  • 180ft / 54.9mTotal length
  • $109,000,000Total costs
  • 28,039Total average daily traffic
  • 536Total average daily truck traffic
  • 28,937Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic
New bridges in Frontenac, MN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 21930-1939
  • 31960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 61980-1989
  • 12000-2009
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Frontenac, MN

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Scandinavia St & Cp Row (Lat: 44.505833 Lon: -92.336111), Type: Tower, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 51.8 m, Call Sign: WNNA614,
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.770 MHz, 161.370 MHz, 161.520 MHz, Grant Date: 11/15/2013, Expiration Date: 12/21/2023, Certifier: Steven F Lemberg, Registrant: Canadian Pacific Railway, 5th Floor - 120 South 6th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402, Phone: (403) 319-6007, Fax: (612) 851-5688, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: K0DEG, Licensee ID: L00195218, Grant Date: 10/24/2016, Expiration Date: 12/10/2026, Certifier: Kenneth V Oliver, Registrant: Kenneth V Oliver, 33703 Hwy 61 Blvd Box 67, Frontenac, MN 55026
  • Call Sign: KA0LDP, Grant Date: 01/09/1997, Expiration Date: 01/09/2007, Cancellation Date: 01/10/2009, Registrant: Donna M Oliver, 340 Columbia St, Frontenac, MN 55026
  • Call Sign: KC5SAM, Licensee ID: L00005127, Grant Date: 08/05/2015, Expiration Date: 10/09/2025, Certifier: Virginia I Oliver, Registrant: Virginia I Oliver, 33703 Hwy 61 Blvd, Frontenac, MN 55026
  • Call Sign: KC0WIN, Licensee ID: L01131774, Grant Date: 03/18/2016, Expiration Date: 04/04/2026, Certifier: Robert W Bruce, Registrant: Robert W Bruce, 29294 Wood Avenue, Frontenac, MN 55026

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 152 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 6282M , Serial Number: 15284651, Year manufactured: 1980, Airworthiness Date: 10/03/1980, Certificate Issue Date: 07/18/2001
    Registrant (Individual): Robert W Bruce, 29294 Wood Ave, Frontenac, MN 55026

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Frontenac, MN
  • 87.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.4%Wood
  • 4.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.2%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Frontenac, MN
  • 100.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Frontenac 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
There are 5 pilots and 3 other airmen in this city.
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