Good Thunder, Minnesota

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Population in 2014: 580 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -2.0%
 
Males: 278  (48.1%)
Females: 302  (51.9%)
Median resident age:  38.5 years
Minnesota median age:  37.9 years

Zip codes: 56037.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $48,449 (it was $42,500 in 2000)
Good Thunder:

$48,449
MN:

$65,599

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $25,898 (it was $14,524 in 2000)

Good Thunder city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $115,525 (it was $69,700 in 2000)
Good Thunder:

$115,525
MN:

$211,800

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $213,296; Detached houses: $217,145; Townhouses or other attached units: $275,695; In 2-unit structures: $154,802; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $88,817; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $140,346; Mobile homes: $67,684

Median gross rent in 2016: $557.

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  • Races in Good Thunder, MN (2010)

    Good Thunder races chart
    • 56697.1%White alone
    • 81.4%Black alone
    • 61.0%Hispanic
    • 20.3%Two or more races
    • 10.2%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Good Thunder: 86.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (51.9%), Norwegian (12.6%), English (2.7%), European (1.9%), Czech (1.5%), Irish (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 990 feet

Land area: 0.63 square miles.

Population density: 927 people per square mile   (low).

Good Thunder,MN real estate house value index trend

Good Thunder, Minnesota map

For population 25 years and over in Good Thunder:

  • High school or higher: 94.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Good Thunder city:

  • Never married: 32.9%
  • Now married: 47.0%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 4.0%
  • Divorced: 14.5%

6 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.1%
Minnesota:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,733 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,648 (1.5%)

Good Thunder satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Burnsville, MN (65.0 miles , pop. 60,220).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (77.3 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (356.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Garden City, MN (2.4 miles ), Vernon Center, MN (2.4 miles ), Mapleton, MN (2.8 miles ), Amboy, MN (3.0 miles ), Skyline, MN (3.1 miles ), Lake Crystal, MN (3.2 miles ), Mankato, MN (3.4 miles ), St. Clair, MN (3.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $85,400
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $96,000
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $101,700
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $108,200
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $111,900
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $111,900
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $111,900
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $111,900
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $111,900
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $111,900
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $111,900
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $111,900
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $111,900
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $111,900
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $111,900
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $111,900
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $111,900
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $111,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 44.00 N, Longitude: 94.07 W

Area code: 507

Good Thunder household income distribution Good Thunder home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.6%
Minnesota:

3.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +22 (+3.9%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (33%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (28%)
  • Transportation occupations (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (30%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Good Thunder, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Good Thunder-area historical tornado activity is above Minnesota state average. It is 49% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/29/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.9 miles away from the Good Thunder city center killed one person and injured 19 people and caused $75 million in damages.

On 4/30/1967, a category F4 tornado 30.4 miles away from the city center killed 6 people and injured 22 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Good Thunder-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 82% 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 150.4 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 158.8 miles away from Good Thunder center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 265.5 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 257.2 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 219.9 miles away from Good Thunder center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 184.3 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 Blue Earth County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 4, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Good Thunder topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Good Thunder:

  • MAPLETON COMMUNITY HOME (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; MAPLETON, MN)
  • LAURELS PEAK REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; MANKATO, MN)
  • HILLCREST HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; MANKATO, MN)
  • PATHSTONE LUTHERAN HOME (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; MANKATO, MN)
  • PATHSTONE LIVING (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; MANKATO, MN)
  • PRAIRIE RIVER HOME CARE INC (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; MANKATO, MN)
  • REM MANKATO INC C (Hospital, about 12 miles away; MANKATO, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Good Thunder:

  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 11 miles; Mankato, MN; Full-time enrollment: 13,940)
  • South Central College (about 12 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,726)
  • Gustavus Adolphus College (about 23 miles; Saint Peter, MN; FT enrollment: 2,496)
  • St Olaf College (about 55 miles; Northfield, MN; FT enrollment: 3,141)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 57 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • Riverland Community College (about 58 miles; Austin, MN; FT enrollment: 2,321)
  • Normandale Community College (about 68 miles; Bloomington, MN; FT enrollment: 7,048)

Public elementary/middle school in Good Thunder:

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

Churches in Good Thunder include: Saint Joseph's Catholic Church (A), Saint John Lutheran Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Blue Earth 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 43.3. This is significantly better than average.

City:

43.3
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 22.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.7
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 10.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.5
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 12.5%
(12.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.6% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  68.3%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  10.1%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Banks with branches in Good Thunder (2011 data):

  • Minnstar Bank National Association: Good Thunder Branch at 400 Main, branch established on 1919/03/19. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $114.3 mil, Deposits: $103.4 mil, headquarters in Lake Crystal, MN, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Lake Crystal Bancorporation, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.0
Minnesota average:

10.7

Good Thunder travel time to work - commute Good Thunder mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Religion statistics for Good Thunder city (based on Blue Earth County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic13,0939
Mainline Protestant12,50828
Evangelical Protestant10,65034
Other1,4684
None26,294-
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: 10
Blue Earth County:

1.67 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Blue Earth County:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 32
Blue Earth County:

5.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 59
Here:

9.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.9%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Blue Earth County:

27.3%
Minnesota:

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

10.7%
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$867
Other Government Administration 0$0 3$7,394
Sewerage 0$0 4$2,487
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$280
Water Supply 0$0 4$2,627
Totals for Government 0$0 13$13,655

Good Thunder government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $33,000 ($56.90)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $75,000 ($129.31)
    Financial Administration: $68,000 ($117.24)
    Police Protection: $56,000 ($96.55)
    Fire Protection: $53,000 ($91.38)
    Regular Highways: $46,000 ($79.31)
    Water Utilities: $40,000 ($68.97)
    Solid Waste Management: $26,000 ($44.83)
    Parks & Recreation: $17,000 ($29.31)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($5.17)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($3.45)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash & Deposits: $293,000 ($505.17)
    Benefit Payments: $24,000 ($41.38)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $97,000 ($167.24)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $7,000 ($12.07)
    Sewerage: $3,000 ($5.17)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($1.72)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($1.72)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $181,000 ($312.07)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($3.45)

Good Thunder government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $107,000 ($184.48)
    All Other: $49,000 ($84.48)
    Solid Waste Management: $27,000 ($46.55)
  • Employee Retirement - Interest Revenue: $26,000 ($44.83)
    From Other Government: $7,000 ($12.07)
    From Local Government: $5,000 ($8.62)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,000 ($1.72)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $59,000 ($101.72)
    Special Assessments: $49,000 ($84.48)
    Interest Earnings: $18,000 ($31.03)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $48,000 ($82.76)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $152,000 ($262.07)
    All Other: $11,000 ($18.97)
  • Tax - Property: $156,000 ($268.97)
    NEC: $2,000 ($3.45)
    Public Utilities: $1,000 ($1.72)

Good Thunder government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $40,000 ($68.97)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,619,000 ($2791.38)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $1,587,000 ($2736.21)
    Water Utilities: $34,000 ($58.62)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $32,000 ($55.17)
    Water Utilities: $6,000 ($10.34)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $134,000 ($231.03)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $969,000 ($1670.69)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $159,000 ($274.14)

8.46% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,992 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.46%
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 Nicollet County, MN  1.82% ($37,176 average AGI)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.54% ($7,682)
from Le Sueur County, MN  0.41% ($29,245)


9.00% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,969 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.00%
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 Nicollet County, MN  1.75% ($34,046 average AGI)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.79% ($29,000)
to Waseca County, MN  0.44% ($33,714)

Strongest AM radio stations in Good Thunder:

  • KTOE (1420 AM; 5 kW; MANKATO, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KYSM (1230 AM; 1 kW; MANKATO, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KDHL (920 AM; 5 kW; FARIBAULT, MN; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KOWZ (1170 AM; 3 kW; WASECA, MN; Owner: MAIN STREET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMNN (1330 AM; 10 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KNUJ (860 AM; 1 kW; NEW ULM, MN)

Strongest FM radio stations in Good Thunder:

  • KEEZ-FM (99.1 FM; MANKATO, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KXLP (93.1 FM; NEW ULM, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KYSM-FM (103.5 FM; MANKATO, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KGAC (90.5 FM; ST. PETER, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KMSU (89.7 FM; MANKATO, MN; Owner: MANKATO STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KDOG (96.7 FM; NORTH MANKATO, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY BROADCASTING, CO.)
  • KNGA (91.5 FM; ST. PETER, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KXAC (100.5 FM; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • K274AL (102.7 FM; MANKATO, MN; Owner: REFUGE MEDIA GROUP)
  • KJLY (104.5 FM; BLUE EARTH, MN; Owner: MINN-IOWA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING,INC)
  • KOWZ-FM (100.9 FM; BLOOMING PRAIRIE, MN; Owner: BLOOMING PRAIRIE FARM RADIO INC.)
  • KBEW-FM (98.1 FM; BLUE EARTH, MN; Owner: KBEW, INC.)
  • KRRW (101.5 FM; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)

TV broadcast stations around Good Thunder:

  • KEYC-TV (Channel 12; MANKATO, MN; Owner: UNITED COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • K30FN (Channel 30; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TELEVISION ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN MINNESOTA)
  • K16CG (Channel 16; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K21DG (Channel 21; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K24CP (Channel 24; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K26CS (Channel 26; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K35DC (Channel 35; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K42AV (Channel 42; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K44AD (Channel 60; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K46AA (Channel 46; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K48AA (Channel 48; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K50AB (Channel 50; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K52AB (Channel 52; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K54AC (Channel 54; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K14KE (Channel 14; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MINNESOTA)
  • K19CA (Channel 19; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: UNITED COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • K40BU (Channel 40; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Good Thunder)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Ewing & Sherman Fire Hall (Lat: 44.003861 Lon: -94.068556), Call Sign: WSL599
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.295 MHz, 154.310 MHzGrant Date: 11/06/2014, Expiration Date: 11/14/2024Registrant: Alpha Wireless Communications Co, 1115 Cross St., North Mankato, MN 56003, Phone: (507) 625-6720, Fax: (507) 625-6725
  • Lat: 44.078444 Lon: -94.099556, Call Sign: WQTA670
    Assigned Frequencies: 466.900 MHz, 469.437 MHz, 457.175 MHz, 466.462 MHzGrant Date: 12/19/2013, Expiration Date: 12/19/2023, Certifier: Andy StevensRegistrant: Alpha Wireless Communications, 1115 Cross Street, North Mankato, MN 56003, Phone: (507) 625-6720, Fax: (507) 625-6725, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

7
  • Call Sign: KB0HYH, Licensee ID: L00480816, Grant Date: 01/05/2012, Expiration Date: 03/14/2022, Certifier: Darin L Dalluge, Registrant: Darin L Dalluge, 530 Sherman Street, Good Thunder, MN 56037
  • Call Sign: KC9FY, Previous Call Sign: KA9HRM, Grant Date: 10/18/1988, Expiration Date: 10/18/1998, Cancellation Date: 10/19/2000, Registrant: Audrey L Rimolde, Good Thunder, MN 56037
  • Call Sign: W0FXS, Grant Date: 07/18/1995, Expiration Date: 07/18/2005, Cancellation Date: 07/19/2007, Registrant: Allen F Kawell, 4 Sunset Vlg, Good Thunder, MN 56037
  • Call Sign: KC0PYO, Licensee ID: L00684399, Grant Date: 05/13/2003, Expiration Date: 05/13/2013, Cancellation Date: 05/14/2015, Certifier: Justin P Mccollum, Registrant: Justin P Mccollum, 224 Houk St, Good Thunder, MN 56037
  • Call Sign: KC0PYP, Licensee ID: L00684400, Grant Date: 05/13/2003, Expiration Date: 05/13/2013, Cancellation Date: 05/14/2015, Certifier: Tony E Walters, Registrant: Tony E Walters, 251 Miner St, Good Thunder, MN 56037
  • Call Sign: KD0AEV, Licensee ID: L01000765, Grant Date: 04/05/2007, Expiration Date: 04/05/2017, Cancellation Date: 04/24/2007, Certifier: David D Mikkalson, Registrant: David D Mikkalson, 168 Sunset Village, Good Thunder, MN 56037
  • Call Sign: KD0NIS, Licensee ID: L01610620, Grant Date: 12/30/2010, Expiration Date: 12/30/2020, Certifier: Joshua A Levi, Registrant: Joshua A Levi, 15475 578th Ln, Good Thunder, MN 56037

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: SILVAIRE LUSCOMBE 8E (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 86 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1135B , Serial Number: 5762, Year manufactured: 1947, Airworthiness Date: 03/08/1957
    Registrant (Individual): Donald H Kerkhoff, 55940 Ivy Rd, Good Thunder, MN 56037
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182A (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4919D , Serial Number: 51019, Year manufactured: 1958, Airworthiness Date: 02/21/1958
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Mark A Dewitz, 54850 169th Ln, Good Thunder, MN 56037, Other Owners: Henry J Roelofs
  • Aircraft: YOUNG JURCA MJ2 TEMPETE (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O-235-C1 (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4DK , Serial Number: 83, Year manufactured: 1975, Airworthiness Date: 07/29/1977
    Registrant (Individual): Donald H Kerkhoff, 55940 Ivy Rd, Good Thunder, MN 56037

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

  • GOOD THUNDER (Population served: 583, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 15
  • Hazardous Condition: 12
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Good Thunder

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Most common first names in Good Thunder, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1578.0 years
William1374.1 years
Arthur1279.3 years
Oscar1078.9 years
Otto1081.4 years
Anna994.1 years
Herman884.0 years
Walter875.2 years
Carl882.2 years
Robert776.3 years
Most common last names in Good Thunder, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hiller1176.4 years
Behnke1084.6 years
Sohre1081.1 years
Bartsch984.3 years
Dalluge882.4 years
Anderson781.7 years
Matzke776.4 years
Sternitzke777.7 years
Fitzsimmons678.7 years
Brunz673.7 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (68%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Good Thunder 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are 5 pilots and 4 other airmen in this city.
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Total of 3 patent applications in 2008-2018.