Harding, Minnesota

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Population in 2014: 126 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +20.0%
Males: 72  (57.6%)
Females: 54  (42.4%)
Median resident age:  40.9 years
Minnesota median age:  37.9 years

Zip code: 56364

Estimated median household income in 2016: $44,912 (it was $35,000 in 2000)
Harding:

$44,912
MN:

$65,599

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $18,374 (it was $18,060 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $134,822 (it was $40,900 in 2000)
Harding:

$134,822
MN:

$211,800

Median gross rent in 2016: $1,143.

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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Harding: 89.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Polish (29.9%), German (22.4%), Irish (11.9%), Danish (7.5%), American (4.5%), Finnish (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1260 feet

Land area: 3.26 square miles.

Population density: 39 people per square mile   (very low).

Harding, Minnesota map

For population 25 years and over in Harding:

  • High school or higher: 73.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.1%
  • Unemployed: 16.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 38.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Harding city:

  • Never married: 44.3%
  • Now married: 37.5%
  • Separated: 4.2%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 8.0%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.4%
Minnesota:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $842 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $960 (0.6%)

Harding satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Cloud, MN (38.8 miles , pop. 59,107).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (87.8 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (432.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Lastrup, MN (2.2 miles) , Pierz, MN (3.1 miles ), Hillman, MN (3.2 miles) , Genola, MN (3.3 miles) , Vineland, MN (3.8 miles ), Buckman, MN (3.9 miles ), Fort Ripley, MN (4.0 miles) , Garrison, MN (4.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $111,900
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $180,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $175,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 46.11 N, Longitude: 94.04 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 320

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

3.8%
Minnesota:

3.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +29 (+38.2%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (31%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (24%)
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (31%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (17%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Material moving occupations (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (35%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)

Average climate in Harding, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Harding-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Minnesota state average. It is 23% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/18/1997, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 2.9 miles away from the Harding city center killed one person and injured one person and caused $2 million in damages.

On 6/11/1966, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 39.1 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Harding-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Minnesota state average. It is 91% 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 100.9 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 112.4 miles away from Harding center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 292.6 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 137.4 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 89.7 miles away from Harding 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 332.9 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 Morrison County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Harding topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Harding:

  • PIERZ VILLA, INC (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; PIERZ, MN)
  • HORIZON HEALTH INC (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; PIERZ, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Harding:

  • Central Lakes College-Brainerd (about 19 miles; Brainerd, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,371)
  • St Cloud Technical and Community College (about 38 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 3,493)
  • Saint Cloud State University (about 40 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 12,822)
  • Rasmussen College-Minnesota (about 40 miles; St. Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 4,575)
  • College of Saint Benedict (about 41 miles; Saint Joseph, MN; FT enrollment: 2,025)
  • Alexandria Technical & Community College (about 66 miles; Alexandria, MN; FT enrollment: 2,324)
  • Anoka-Ramsey Community College (about 74 miles; Coon Rapids, MN; FT enrollment: 5,918)

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Church in Harding: Holy Cross Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Morrison County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 67.4. This is about average.

City:

67.4
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 30.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 15.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 15.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.2
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 4.04. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.04
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 20.3%
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  59.1%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  2.3%
Whole state:  6.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported
27 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.9
Minnesota average:

10.7

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Harding city (based on Morrison County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic15,61419
Evangelical Protestant3,87423
Mainline Protestant2,87110
Other11
None10,838-
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
Morrison County:

3.06 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Morrison County:

4.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 29
Here:

8.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.9%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Morrison County:

28.4%
Minnesota:

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

9.0%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$1,303
Totals for Government 0$0 8$1,303

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

  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($47.62)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($23.81)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($15.87)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($7.94)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($7.94)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($7.94)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($7.94)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($15.87)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $7,000 ($55.56)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($15.87)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,000 ($15.87)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $4,000 ($31.75)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $27,000 ($214.29)
    General Support: $2,000 ($15.87)
  • Tax - Property: $4,000 ($31.75)
    NEC: $2,000 ($15.87)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $20,000 ($158.73)

4.42% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,860 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.42%
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 Stearns County, MN  0.69% ($39,333 average AGI)
from Crow Wing County, MN  0.43% ($29,839)
from Benton County, MN  0.36% ($26,894)


5.04% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,360 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.04%
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 Stearns County, MN  0.86% ($28,027 average AGI)
to Benton County, MN  0.53% ($31,486)
to Crow Wing County, MN  0.52% ($25,426)

Strongest AM radio stations in Harding:

  • KLTF (960 AM; 5 kW; LITTLE FALLS, MN; Owner: KLTF/KFML, INC.)
  • KLIZ (1380 AM; 5 kW; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: KOMMERSTAD COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY. LLC)
  • WWWI (1270 AM; 5 kW; BAXTER, MN; Owner: TOWER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBHR (660 AM; 10 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HERBERT M. HOPPE)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WVAL (800 AM; 3 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: TRI-COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KVBR (1340 AM; 1 kW; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: KOMMERSTAD COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY. LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Harding:

  • 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.)
  • KLIZ-FM (107.5 FM; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: KOMMERSTAD COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, LLC)
  • KFML (94.1 FM; LITTLE FALLS, MN; Owner: KLTF/KFML, INC.)
  • KFGI (103.5 FM; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: KOMMERSTAD COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, LLC)
  • KBKK (95.9 FM; PILLAGER, MN; Owner: DJ BROADCASTING C0RPORATION)
  • KBPR (90.7 FM; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO INC.)
  • WYRQ-FM (92.1 FM; LITTLE FALLS, MN; Owner: WYRQ, INC.)
  • WJJY-FM (106.7 FM; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: BL BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Harding:

  • K16BQ (Channel 16; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K28DF (Channel 28; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • K57BJ (Channel 57; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: WDIO-TV, LLC)
  • KPXM (Channel 41; ST. CLOUD, MN; Owner: PAXSON MINNEAPOLIS LICENSE, INC.)
  • KAWB (Channel 22; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: NORTHERN MN PUBLIC TELEVISION INC.)
  • K54AT (Channel 54; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • K25GD (Channel 25; AITKIN, MN; Owner: KBJR LICENSE, INC.)
  • K33ET (Channel 33; AITKIN, MN; Owner: CHELSEY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF DULUTH, LLC)
  • K27EV (Channel 27; AITKIN, MN; Owner: WDIO-TV, LLC)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

7
  • Karen Stoner, Sw 1/4 Of Nw 1/4, Section 19, County Road 113, Crow Wing County, Brainerd, Mn (Lat: 46.194611 Lon: -93.934139), Type: 97.5, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: 9067745839, Kstoner@minnesotatowers.Com, N3054 FUMEE LAKE DRIVE
  • Karen Stoner, Sw 1/4 Of Nw 1/4, Section 19, County Road 113, Crow Wing County, Brainerd, Mn (Lat: 46.194611 Lon: -93.934139), Type: 97.5, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: 9067745839, Kstoner@minnesotatowers.Com, N3054 FUMEE LAKE DRIVE
  • Karen Stoner, Sw 1/4 Of Nw 1/4, Section 19, County Road 113, Crow Wing County, Brainerd, Mn (Lat: 46.194611 Lon: -93.934139), Type: 97.5, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: 9067745839, Kstoner@minnesotatowers.Com, N3054 FUMEE LAKE DRIVE
  • Karen Stoner, Sw 1/4 Of Nw 1/4, Section 19, County Road 113, Crow Wing County, Brainerd, Mn (Lat: 46.194611 Lon: -93.934139), Type: 97.5, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: 9067745839, Kstoner@minnesotatowers.Com, N3054 FUMEE LAKE DRIVE
  • Brian Meier, Sw 1/4 Of Nw 1/4, Section 19, County Road 113, Crow Wing County, Brainerd, Mn (Lat: 46.194611 Lon: -93.934139), Type: 97.5, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: 6302218500, Brianm@cstower.Org, 323 S. HALE ST., SUITE 100
  • Lottie L Thompson, Sw 1/4 Of Nw 1/4, Section 19, County Road 113, Crow Wing County, Brainerd, Mn (Lat: 46.194611 Lon: -93.934139), Type: 97.5, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: 8472401508, Atcfaa-Fccmidwest@americantower.Com, 1101 PERIMETER DRIVE
  • Bridget Carter, Sw 1/4 Of Nw 1/4, Section 19, County Road 113, Crow Wing County, Brainerd, Mn (Lat: 46.194611 Lon: -93.934139), Type: 97.5, Structure height: 27035 m, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: 8472401508, Atcfaa-Fccmidwest@americantower.Com, 1101 PERIMETER DRIVE

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (28%)
  • Wood (23%)
  • Electricity (21%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (19%)
  • Other fuel (5%)

Harding compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median house value 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 below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly 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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