Garvin, Minnesota

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Population in 2014: 135 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -15.1%
 
Males: 75  (56.2%)
Females: 60  (43.8%)
Median resident age:  41.5 years
Minnesota median age:  37.9 years

Zip code: 56132

Estimated median household income in 2015: $34,846 (it was $38,750 in 2000)
Garvin:

$34,846
MN:

$63,488

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $18,588 (it was $13,108 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $42,105 (it was $26,900 in 2000)
Garvin:

$42,105
MN:

$200,000

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $62,061; Detached houses: $61,913
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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Garvin: 83.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (52.4%), Norwegian (22.2%), American (7.9%), Danish (1.6%), Finnish (1.6%), French (1.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1530 feet

Land area: 0.27 square miles.

Population density: 501 people per square mile   (low).

Garvin, Minnesota map

For population 25 years and over in Garvin:

  • High school or higher: 86.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.4%
  • Unemployed: 7.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Garvin city:

  • Never married: 31.0%
  • Now married: 51.6%
  • Separated: 3.8%
  • Widowed: 4.7%
  • Divorced: 8.8%

3 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.9%
Minnesota:

5.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Garvin city:  0.9% ($254)
Minnesota:  1.1% ($1,297)

Garvin satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (67.5 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (133.2 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (440.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Balaton, MN (2.4 miles ), The Lakes, MN (2.6 miles ), Tracy, MN (2.7 miles ), Currie, MN (3.3 miles ), Russell, MN (3.4 miles ), Lynd, MN (3.7 miles ), Walnut Grove, MN (3.8 miles ), Florence, MN (3.8 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $172,600

Latitude: 44.22 N, Longitude: 95.76 W

Area code: 507

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

2.4%
Minnesota:

3.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +4 (+2.6%).
Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (29%)
  • Retail trade (29%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (17%)
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Transportation occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (21%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (16%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)

Average climate in Garvin, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Garvin-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 40% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/13/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 3.2 miles away from the Garvin city center killed 9 people and injured 150 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/16/1992, a category F5 tornado 15.6 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 35 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Garvin-area historical earthquake activity is above Minnesota state average. It is 77% 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 101.5 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 180.9 miles away from Garvin center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 104.2 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 186.5 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, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 138.0 miles away from Garvin center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 121.4 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 Lyon County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Garvin topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Garvin:

  • MURRAY COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 16 miles away; SLAYTON, MN)
  • HOSPICE OF MURRAY COUNTY (Hospital, about 16 miles away; SLAYTON, MN)
  • WMMC HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; MARSHALL, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Garvin:

  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 17 miles; Marshall, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,711)
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College (about 43 miles; Granite Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,225)
  • South Dakota State University (about 52 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 68 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • Ridgewater College (about 73 miles; Willmar, MN; FT enrollment: 3,288)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 73 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • South Central College (about 85 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,726)

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Notable locations in Garvin: Garvin (A), Garvin Fire Department (B), Garvin City Hall (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Lyon 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 2013 was 77.6. This is about average.

City:

77.6
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 33.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 7.36. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 16.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.36
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 15.8%
(16.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  73.1%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.6%
Whole state:  6.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.0
Minnesota average:

10.8

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Garvin city (based on Lyon County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic7,4576
Mainline Protestant5,87116
Evangelical Protestant3,16123
Other2993
None9,069-
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: 9
Lyon County:

3.65 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Lyon County:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Lyon County:

3.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 20
Here:

8.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.9%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Lyon County:

29.1%
Minnesota:

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

13.2%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Garvin:

50.8%
Minnesota:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

41.2%
Minnesota:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Garvin:

28.0
Minnesota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Garvin:

15.5%
Minnesota:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Garvin:

6.4%
Minnesota:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
Minnesota:

6.8

Overweight people:
Garvin:

36.4%
Minnesota:

33.2%

General health condition:
Here:

46.8%
Minnesota:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Garvin:

75.9%
Minnesota:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Garvin, 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 1$2,621
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$2,719
Sewerage 0$0 1$2,122
Totals for Government 0$0 10$7,462

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $45,000 ($333.33)
    Water Utilities: $25,000 ($185.19)
    Police Protection: $19,000 ($140.74)
    Regular Highways: $15,000 ($111.11)
    Sewerage: $14,000 ($103.70)
    Fire Protection: $12,000 ($88.89)
    Parks & Recreation: $8,000 ($59.26)
    Financial Administration: $6,000 ($44.44)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($29.63)
    Health Services - Other: $1,000 ($7.41)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,000 ($29.63)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $15,000 ($111.11)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($7.41)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($7.41)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $26,000 ($192.59)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $14,000 ($103.70)
    All Other: $2,000 ($14.81)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $9,000 ($66.67)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $10,000 ($74.07)
    Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($29.63)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $21,000 ($155.56)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $57,000 ($422.22)
    All Other: $5,000 ($37.04)
  • Tax - Property: $23,000 ($170.37)
    NEC: $2,000 ($14.81)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $72,000 ($533.33)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $69,000 ($511.11)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $3,000 ($22.22)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $346,000 ($2562.96)

6.30% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,466 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.30%
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 Yellow Medicine County, MN  0.43% ($32,558 average AGI)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.34% ($36,029)
from Redwood County, MN  0.34% ($22,412)


7.40% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,679 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.40%
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 Hennepin County, MN  0.57% ($32,724 average AGI)
to Yellow Medicine County, MN  0.36% ($31,108)
to Minnehaha County, SD  0.26% ($41,192)

Strongest AM radio stations in Garvin:

  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KMHL (1400 AM; 1 kW; MARSHALL, MN; Owner: K M H L BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KKOJ (1190 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MN; Owner: KLEVEN BROADCASTING CO. OF MINN.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Garvin:

  • KARL (105.1 FM; TRACY, MN; Owner: KMHL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K277AI (103.3 FM; RUSSELL, MN; Owner: CHRISTIAN HERITAGE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KISD (98.7 FM; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KJOE (106.1 FM; SLAYTON, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KARZ (107.5 FM; MARSHALL, MN; Owner: KMHL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KKCK (99.7 FM; MARSHALL, MN; Owner: KMHL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KNSW (91.7 FM; WORTHINGTON-MARSHALL, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KLQL (101.1 FM; LUVERNE, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KRSW (89.3 FM; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KNSG (94.7 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • K294AQ (106.7 FM; MARSHALL, MN; Owner: WINDSENT, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Garvin:

  • KSMN (Channel 20; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA EDUCATIONAL TV COMPANY)
  • KRWF (Channel 43; REDWOOD FALLS, MN; Owner: KSAX-TV, INC.)
  • KSFY-TV (Channel 13; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)

Garvin fatal accident list:

Jul 23, 1991 10:23 AM, 59, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 6 Mi S & 1/4 Mi E (Lat: 44.150250 Lon: -95.733611), Call Sign: KNFQ328
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.465 MHzGrant Date: 11/13/2012, Expiration Date: 07/14/2022Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440
  • FARM, Lat: 44.159917 Lon: -95.733722, Call Sign: WQUY749
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.095 MHzGrant Date: 11/19/2014, Expiration Date: 11/19/2024, Certifier: Curt BangasserRegistrant: M & H Communications, 604 7th Street Sw, Pipestone, MN 56164, Phone: (507) 825-5321, Fax: (507) 825-2641, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • 2768 160th Street, Lat: 44.283528 Lon: -95.741806, Type: Silo, Structure height: 24.5 m, Overall height: 25.5 m, Call Sign: WQOH501
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHzGrant Date: 09/28/2011, Expiration Date: 09/28/2021, Certifier: Franklin B GassRegistrant: Digital Plains, LLC, 462 160th Avenue, Slayton, MN 56172, Phone: (507) 829-3490, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KD0ZIV, Licensee ID: L01843974, Grant Date: 03/04/2014, Expiration Date: 03/04/2024, Certifier: Donald M Bethune, Registrant: Donald M Bethune, 1528 Us Hwy 59, Garvin, MN 56132

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

  • GARVIN (Address: 125 Sherman Street , Population served: 135, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (79%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8%)
  • No fuel used (4%)

Garvin compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly 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 below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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