Grasston, Minnesota

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Population in 2019: 153 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +45.7%
Males: 78  (51.1%)
Females: 75  (48.9%)
Median resident age:

37.4 years
Minnesota median age:

38.4 years

Zip code: 55030

Estimated median household income in 2019: $61,458 (it was $41,250 in 2000)
Grasston:

$61,458
MN:

$74,593

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $24,100 (it was $16,306 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $101,919 (it was $53,000 in 2000)
Grasston:

$101,919
MN:

$246,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $108,598; detached houses: $112,094; mobile homes: $79,787

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,015.

March 2019 cost of living index in Grasston: 86.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 8.5%

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According to our research of Minnesota and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Grasston, Minnesota as of January 30, 2023.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Grasston is 210 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (26.2%), German (26.2%), French (8.2%), French Canadian (3.3%), Irish (3.3%), Swedish (3.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 960 feet

Land area: 0.95 square miles.

Population density: 161 people per square mile   (very low).

Grasston, Minnesota map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,225 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $862 (1.1%)

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)

Latitude: 45.79 N, Longitude: 93.15 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 320

Distribution of median household income in Grasston, MN in 2019
Distribution of house value in Grasston, MN in 2019

Grasston satellite photo by USGS

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 Grasston, MN residents
Average permit cost in Grasston, MN
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.9%
Minnesota:

3.9%

Average climate in Grasston, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2001 was 11.9. This is significantly better than average.

City:

11.9
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

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

City:

0.194
U.S.:

0.267

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 significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 56% 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 Grasston 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 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 325.0 miles away from Grasston 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 Grasston center
On 2/7/2020 at 18:30:28, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 ML) earthquake occurred 118.2 miles away from Grasston center
On 1/9/2020 at 18:16:48, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 MB) earthquake occurred 123.3 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 Kanabec County (9) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 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)

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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
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

For population 15 years and over in Grasston:

Marital status in Grasston, MN
  • Never married: 36.5%
  • Now married: 42.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.3%
  • Divorced: 18.0%

For population 25 years and over in Grasston:

  • High school or higher: 86.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.5%
  • Unemployed: 7.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 37.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.1
Minnesota average:

10.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Grasston, MN (based on Kanabec County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,8368
Evangelical Protestant1,96010
Catholic1,3202
Other21
None10,121-
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: 1
Here:

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.
Minnesota:

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

8.71 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Kanabec County:

6.8%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Kanabec County:

27.4%
State:

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

10.1%
Minnesota:

13.0%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Sewerage 0$0 1$150
Financial Administration 0$0 1$750
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$517
Other and Unallocable 0$0 3$103
Totals for Government 0$0 10$1,520

Grasston government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $34,000 ($222.22)
    Sewerage: $15,000 ($98.04)
    Financial Administration: $11,000 ($71.90)
    Central Staff Services: $6,000 ($39.22)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($19.61)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $2,000 ($13.07)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($6.54)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,000 ($6.54)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($6.54)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,000 ($6.54)

Grasston government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $18,000 ($117.65)
    Other: $9,000 ($58.82)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $2,000 ($13.07)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,000 ($13.07)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $21,000 ($137.25)
    Other: $1,000 ($6.54)
  • Tax - Property: $14,000 ($91.50)

6.76% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($36,593 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.76%
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 Isanti County, MN  1.00% ($39,083 average AGI)
from Pine County, MN  1.00% ($25,067)
from Anoka County, MN  0.87% ($51,731)


6.89% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,191 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.89%
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 Pine County, MN  0.87% ($31,538 average AGI)
to Isanti County, MN  0.85% ($42,294)
to Anoka County, MN  0.57% ($43,882)

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: 45.796375, Lon: -93.146006, 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
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 52ft / 15.9mTotal length
  • $1,000Total costs
  • 4,773Total average daily traffic
  • 73Total average daily truck traffic
  • 6,245Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Grasston)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: KH6OY, Licensee ID: L00448232, Grant Date: 08/11/2012, Expiration Date: 09/01/2022, Registrant: Jeffrey W Peterson, 8258 Cabin Dr, Grasston, MN 55030
  • 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, N713KK, N-713KK, Serial Number: HSI 001384, Year manufactured: 2003, Airworthiness Date: 01/24/2008, Certificate Issue Date: 11/20/2007
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Retta Nelson, 2649 155th Ave, Grasston, MN 55030, Other Owners: Richard Nelson
  • Aircraft: CHAMPION 7ECA (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9617S, N9617S, N-9617S, Serial Number: 366, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 08/12/1976, Certificate Issue Date: 12/28/1999
    Registrant (Individual): Richard A Nelson, 2649 155th Ave, Grasston, MN 55030

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Grasston, MN
  • 79.4%Utility gas
  • 9.5%Wood
  • 7.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.2%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Grasston, MN
  • 100.0%Utility gas


Grasston compared to Minnesota 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 significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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