Grasston, Minnesota

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Population in 2012: 156 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +48.6%
Males: 78  (50.0%)
Females: 78  (50.0%)
Median resident age:  34.0 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip code: 55030

Estimated median household income in 2012: $51,475 (it was $41,250 in 2000)
Grasston:

$51,475
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,799 (it was $16,306 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $92,735 (it was $53,000 in 2000)
Grasston:

$92,735
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $132,780; Detached houses: $131,762; Mobile homes: $136,270

Median gross rent in 2012: $825.

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  • White alone - 155 (98.1%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (1.3%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.6%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Grasston: 88.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (24.0%), Swedish (14.9%), Norwegian (14.2%), Polish (10.5%), Irish (1.8%), English (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 960 feet

Land area: 0.95 square miles.

Population density: 164 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).
Grasston, Minnesota map

For population 25 years and over in Grasston:

  • High school or higher: 84.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.5%
  • Unemployed: 7.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 37.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Grasston city:

  • Never married: 24.3%
  • Now married: 62.9%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 2.1%
  • Divorced: 10.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,143 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,344 (1.3%)

Grasston satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Coon Rapids, MN (43.8 miles , pop. 61,607).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (57.7 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (386.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Braham, MN (2.2 miles ), Henriette, MN (2.3 miles) , Quamba, MN (2.9 miles) , Stanchfield, MN (2.9 miles) , Pine City, MN (3.0 miles ), Mora, MN (3.0 miles ), Rock Creek, MN (3.3 miles ), Brook Park, MN (3.4 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $118,800
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $61,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $15,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 45.79 N, Longitude: 93.15 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 320

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

7.7%
Minnesota:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -14 (-11.8%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (43%)
  • Wholesale trade (28%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (2%)
  • Retail trade (26%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (23%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)

Average climate in Grasston, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Grasston-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Minnesota state average. It is 13% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/21/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.4 miles away from the Grasston city center injured 2 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 7/3/1983, a category F4 tornado 40.6 miles away from the city center injured 4 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Grasston-area historical earthquake activity is below Minnesota state average. It is 93% 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 139.9 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 152.0 miles away from Grasston center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 325.0 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 179.2 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 105.4 miles away from Grasston 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 353.1 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 Kanabec 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).
Grasston topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Grasston:

  • KANABEC COUNTY PHNS (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; MORA, MN)
  • FMC MORA DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; MORA, MN)
  • FIRSTLIGHT HEALTH SYSTEM Critical Access Hospitals (about 10 miles away; MORA, MN)
  • PINE CITY DIALYSIS OF DAVITA (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; PINE CITY, MN)
  • LAKESIDE MEDICAL CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; PINE CITY, MN)
  • BENEDICTINE LIVING COMMUNITY OF MORA (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; MORA, MN)
  • RUSH CITY HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 12 miles away; RUSH CITY, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Grasston:

  • Anoka-Ramsey Community College (about 45 miles; Coon Rapids, MN; Full-time enrollment: 5,918)
  • North Hennepin Community College (about 49 miles; Brooklyn Park, MN; FT enrollment: 4,943)
  • Hennepin Technical College (about 50 miles; Brooklyn Park, MN; FT enrollment: 4,515)
  • Bethel University (about 51 miles; Saint Paul, MN; FT enrollment: 4,061)
  • Saint Cloud State University (about 52 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 12,822)
  • St Cloud Technical and Community College (about 52 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 3,493)
  • Century College (about 53 miles; White Bear Lake, MN; FT enrollment: 7,393)

Private high school in Grasston:

  • GRACE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 26; Location: 406 PINE ST; Grades: PK - 12)

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Kanabec 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 28.8. This is significantly better than average.

City:

28.8
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2001 was 0.194. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.194
U.S.:

0.303

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

MUFFIES ON THE LAKE (Address: 13646 Muffies Lane , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-30-2003), St Boil Water Order (JUL-30-2003), St Public Notif requested (JUL-30-2003), St Tech Assistance Visit (JUL-30-2003), St Compliance Meeting conducted (JUL-30-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-30-2003), St Compliance achieved (AUG-19-2003)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 2.2%
(2.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This city:  3.0 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  77.4%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.4%
Whole state:  6.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Grasston compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (86%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (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 Grasston city (based on Kanabec County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 48.27%
Here: 48.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchCatholic ChurchBaptist General ConferenceUnited Methodist Church
Adherents37.4%22.1%17.2%6.6%5.5%
Congregations21.1%15.8%10.5%10.5%10.5%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Assemblies of GodLDS (Mormon) Church The Evangelical Covenant ChurchOther
Adherents2.7%2.4%2.0%1.8%2.1%
Congregations5.3%5.3%5.3%5.3%10.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
Kanabec County:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Kanabec County:

3.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Here:

8.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.8%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Kanabec County:

27.4%
Minnesota:

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

10.1%
State:

13.0%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
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 0$0 5$269
Sewerage 0$0 3$200
Totals for Government 0$0 9$1,019

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $25,000 ($160.26)
    Financial Administration: $6,000 ($38.46)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($25.64)
    Sewerage: $4,000 ($25.64)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,000 ($19.23)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($12.82)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($12.82)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($12.82)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $23,000 ($147.44)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $7,000 ($44.87)
    All Other: $1,000 ($6.41)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $6,000 ($38.46)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($6.41)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $21,000 ($134.62)
  • Tax - Property: $9,000 ($57.69)

7.57% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 200532,291 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.57%
Minnesota average:

7.79%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Isanti County, MN  1.18% ($33,597 average AGI)
from Pine County, MN  1.07% ($24,954)
from Anoka County, MN  0.82% ($39,820)


7.60% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 200628,305 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.60%
Minnesota average:

7.84%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Isanti County, MN  1.15% ($29,214 average AGI)
to Pine County, MN  0.95% ($21,121)
to Anoka County, MN  0.61% ($30,459)

Strongest AM radio stations in Grasston:

  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WCMP (1350 AM; 1 kW; PINE CITY, MN; Owner: QUEST BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • 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)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WBHR (660 AM; 10 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HERBERT M. HOPPE)
  • WDGY (630 AM; 8 kW; HUDSON, WI; Owner: 630 RADIO, INCORPORATED)
  • WDSM (710 AM; 10 kW; SUPERIOR, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KUOM (770 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN)
  • WWJC (850 AM; daytime; 10 kW; DULUTH, MN; Owner: WWJC, INC.)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Grasston:

  • KBEK (95.5 FM; MORA, MN; Owner: JOHN JAMES GODFREY)
  • WCMP-FM (100.9 FM; PINE CITY, MN; Owner: QUARNSTROM MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • KJZI (100.3 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WGVY (105.3 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MN; Owner: KQRS, INC.)
  • KQQL (107.9 FM; ANOKA, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KNOW-FM (91.1 FM; MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WLTE (102.9 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WWJO (98.1 FM; ST. CLOUD, MN; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF ST. CLOUD, INC.)
  • KCLD-FM (104.7 FM; ST. CLOUD, MN; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Grasston:

  • KPXM (Channel 41; ST. CLOUD, MN; Owner: PAXSON MINNEAPOLIS LICENSE, INC.)
  • KMSP-TV (Channel 9; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KARE (Channel 11; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: MULTIMEDIA HOLDINGS CORPORATION)
  • KSTP-TV (Channel 5; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTCA-TV (Channel 2; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: TWIN CITIES PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WCCO-TV (Channel 4; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KSTC-TV (Channel 45; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTCI-TV (Channel 17; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: TWIN CITIES PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)

Grasston fatal accident list:

Jul 28, 2010 07:48 PM, Rosebelle 1015550001, Lat: 45.79637, Lon: -93.14601, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Sep 23, 1997 07:22 AM, M4, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 6 meters (20ft)
Total average daily traffic: 2,550
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 3,880

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Matt D Bartus, 510 Union Street (Lat: 45.802194 Lon: -93.144333), Type: 79.5, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 7633154501, Mbartus@pineng.Com, 11541 95TH AVENUE NORTH
  • Jeffrey B Peterson, 530 Union Street (Lat: 45.802194 Lon: -93.144333), Type: 81.8, Overall height: 75.7 m
    Registrant: 7634447335, Windrosetech@hotmail.Com, 441 WEST DUAL BLVD

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: W9KHN, Licensee ID: L00257246
    Grant Date: 08/28/1998, Expiration Date: 11/28/2005, Cancellation Date: 07/01/2000
    Registrant: Arthur L Usher, Rr 1 Box 96c, Grasston, MN 55030
  • Call Sign: WA0JQD
    Grant Date: 01/06/1995, Expiration Date: 01/06/2005, Cancellation Date: 01/09/2007
    Registrant: Robert M Saathoff, R 1 Box 130f, Grasston, MN 55030
  • Call Sign: W0EIZ, Previous Call Sign: W9KHN, Licensee ID: L00257246
    Grant Date: 07/10/2010, Expiration Date: 07/01/2020, Certifier: Authur L Usher
    Registrant: Arthur L Usher, 16454 Linden Tree Rd, Grasston, MN 55030-2147
  • Call Sign: KC0JIP, Licensee ID: L00305717
    Grant Date: 10/27/2010, Expiration Date: 12/13/2020, Certifier: Kenneth R Southorn
    Registrant: Kenneth R Southorn, 15952 Linden Tree Road, Grasston, MN 55030

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: NELSON R/NELSON R J-3 KITTEN (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: KAWASAKI ALL MDLS A/B (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 713KK , Serial Number: HSI 001384, Year manufactured: 2003, Airworthiness Date: 01/24/2008
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Retta Nelson, 2649 155th Ave, Grasston, MN 55030, Other Owners: Richard Nelson
  • Aircraft: CHAMPION 7ECA (Category: Land, Seats: 3, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9617S , Serial Number: 366, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 08/12/1976
    Registrant (Individual): Richard A Nelson, 2649 155th Ave, Grasston, MN 55030

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