Heron Lake, Minnesota

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Population in 2017: 656 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -14.6%
 
Males: 309  (47.2%)
Females: 347  (52.8%)
Median resident age:

36.7 years
Minnesota median age:

37.9 years

Zip codes: 56137.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $46,775 (it was $32,222 in 2000)
Heron Lake:

$46,775
MN:

$68,388

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $24,403 (it was $15,657 in 2000)

Heron Lake city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $64,298 (it was $33,900 in 2000)
Heron Lake:

$64,298
MN:

$224,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $94,117; detached houses: $93,703

Median gross rent in 2017: $651.

March 2019 cost of living index in Heron Lake: 85.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 11.7%
(7.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 35.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 30.2% for other race residents, 28.8% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Heron Lake, MN (2010)
    • 59685.4%White alone
    • 8412.0%Hispanic
    • 131.9%Black alone
    • 20.3%American Indian alone
    • 10.1%Asian alone
    • 10.1%Other race alone
    • 10.1%Two or more races

Races in Heron Lake detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Ancestries: German (61.4%), Norwegian (3.3%), Irish (2.4%), English (1.5%), American (1.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1420 feet

Land area: 1.06 square miles.

Population density: 618 people per square mile   (low).

Heron Lake, Minnesota map

17 residents are foreign born (2.3% Latin America).

This city:

2.3%
Minnesota:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,096 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,002 (1.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (72.8 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (129.8 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (410.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Okabena, MN (1.9 miles),
Wilder, MN (2.5 miles),
Dundee, MN (2.9 miles),
Kinbrae, MN (2.9 miles),
Brewster, MN (3.1 miles ),
Lakefield, MN (3.3 miles ),
Windom, MN (3.4 miles ),
Fish Lake, MN (3.7 miles)

Latitude: 43.79 N, Longitude: 95.32 W

Area code: 507

Distribution of median household income in Heron Lake, MN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Heron Lake, MN in 2017
Heron Lake satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $55,300
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $125,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $249,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Heron Lake, MN residents
Average permit cost in Heron Lake, MN
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.1%
Minnesota:

4.1%
Most common industries in Heron Lake, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (12.0%)
  • Food (10.0%)
  • Health care (8.9%)
  • Construction (7.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.6%)
  • Machinery (6.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Food (13.5%)
  • Construction (12.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (11.5%)
  • Machinery (10.0%)
  • Public administration (6.5%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (5.0%)
  • Educational services (5.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (21.3%)
  • Health care (16.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.0%)
  • Food (5.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.3%)
  • Personal & laundry services (5.3%)
Most common occupations in Heron Lake, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Registered nurses (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9.0%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Carpenters (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (10.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9.3%)
  • Registered nurses (8.7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.0%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Child care workers (4.7%)

Average climate in Heron Lake, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Heron Lake, Minnesota average temperatures Heron Lake, Minnesota average precipitation Heron Lake, Minnesota humidity Heron Lake, Minnesota wind speed Heron Lake, Minnesota snowfall Heron Lake, Minnesota sunshine Heron Lake, Minnesota clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Heron Lake-area historical tornado activity is above Minnesota state average. It is 52% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1992, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 30.0 miles away from the Heron Lake city center killed one person and injured 35 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/29/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.1 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 19 people and caused $75 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Heron Lake-area historical earthquake activity is above Minnesota state average. It is 78% 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 134.5 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 205.5 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 138.6 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 193.5 miles away from Heron Lake 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 157.4 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) earthquake occurred 157.4 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 Jackson County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 2, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Heron Lake topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Heron Lake:

  • HERON LAKE MUNICIPAL HOSPITAL (941 COUNTY ROAD 9)
  • LAKEVIEW HOME (941 CO RD 9)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Heron Lake:

  • COLONIAL MANOR NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; LAKEFIELD, MN)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN HOME HLTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; WINDOM, MN)
  • RESIDENTIAL ADVANTAGES INC (Hospital, about 12 miles away; WINDOM, MN)
  • WINDOM AREA HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 12 miles away; WINDOM, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Heron Lake:

  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 37 miles; Estherville, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,311)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 51 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 3,711)
  • South Central College (about 69 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,726)
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 71 miles; Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 13,940)
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College (about 72 miles; Granite Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,225)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 75 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • Gustavus Adolphus College (about 77 miles; Saint Peter, MN; FT enrollment: 2,496)

Public elementary/middle school in Heron Lake:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Heron Lake: Heron Lake (A), Heron Lake Fire Department (B), Heron Lake Public Library (C), Heron Lake Police Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Heron Lake include: United Methodist Church (A), Evangelical Lutheran Church (B), Sacred Heart Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Heron Lake: Heron Lake Memorial Field (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: Frederick William Freking - Catholic bishop, George Mann (Minnesota politician) - Politician.

Jackson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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

  • HERON LAKE (Population served: 698, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Minnesota:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

53.6%
Whole state:

64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.2%
Whole state:

6.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
51 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Heron Lake (2011 data):

  • Commercial Bank of Minnesota: Commercial Bank Of Minnesota at 274 10th Street, branch established on 1953/05/29. Info updated 2008/07/03: Bank assets: $35.0 mil, Deposits: $31.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Minnesota Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Heron Lake:

Marital status in Heron Lake, MN
  • Never married: 30.8%
  • Now married: 47.1%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

For population 25 years and over in Heron Lake:

  • High school or higher: 92.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.5%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.5
Minnesota average:

10.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Heron Lake
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Heron Lake, MN (based on Jackson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,45111
Evangelical Protestant2,33812
Catholic2,0163
Other-1
None2,461-
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: 2
Here:

1.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Jackson County:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
This county:

4.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Jackson County:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

7.6%
State:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.2%
Minnesota:

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

11.1%
Minnesota:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Heron Lake:

49.6%
Minnesota:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

46.9%
Minnesota:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Heron Lake:

28.2
Minnesota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Heron Lake:

21.5%
Minnesota:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Heron Lake:

10.3%
State:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Heron Lake:

33.7%
State:

33.2%

General health condition:
This city:

55.5%
Minnesota:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Heron Lake:

76.5%
State:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Heron Lake, 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
Water Supply 2$6,180$37,0800$0
Financial Administration 1$2,768$33,2160$0
Other Government Administration 1$2,508$30,09610$664
Police Protection - Officers 1$3,530$42,3603$1,372
Health 0$0 10$1,472
Sewerage 0$0 1$1,848
Firefighters 0$0 18$494
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 1$538
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$1,848
Totals for Government 5$14,986$35,96644$8,236

Heron Lake government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $526,000 ($801.83)
    Liquor Stores: $325,000 ($495.43)
    Police Protection: $94,000 ($143.29)
    Regular Highways: $84,000 ($128.05)
    Sewerage: $74,000 ($112.80)
    Financial Administration: $74,000 ($112.80)
    Parks and Recreation: $45,000 ($68.60)
    Local Fire Protection: $39,000 ($59.45)
    General - Other: $38,000 ($57.93)
    Health - Other: $26,000 ($39.63)
    Libraries: $17,000 ($25.91)
    Central Staff Services: $9,000 ($13.72)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $40,000 ($60.98)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $19,000 ($28.96)
    Parks and Recreation: $19,000 ($28.96)
    Health - Other: $13,000 ($19.82)
    Local Fire Protection: $5,000 ($7.62)
    Sewerage: $3,000 ($4.57)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $336,000 ($512.20)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $91,000 ($138.72)

Heron Lake government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $107,000 ($163.11)
    Sewerage: $99,000 ($150.91)
    Parks and Recreation: $27,000 ($41.16)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $13,000 ($19.82)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $43,000 ($65.55)
    Interest Earnings: $29,000 ($44.21)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,000 ($1.52)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $470,000 ($716.46)
    Liquor Stores: $338,000 ($515.24)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $300,000 ($457.32)
    Other: $16,000 ($24.39)
    Sewerage: $4,000 ($6.10)
  • Tax - Property: $253,000 ($385.67)
    Other License: $1,000 ($1.52)

Heron Lake government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,954,000 ($6027.44)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,215,000 ($4900.91)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $739,000 ($1126.52)

Heron Lake government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $657,000 ($1001.52)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $308,000 ($469.51)

5.62% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,688 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.62%
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 Cottonwood County, MN  0.55% ($33,625 average AGI)
to Martin County, MN  0.50% ($44,773)

Strongest AM radio stations in Heron Lake:

  • KKOJ (1190 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MN; Owner: KLEVEN BROADCASTING CO. OF MINN.)
  • KDOM (1580 AM; 1 kW; WINDOM, MN; Owner: WINDOM RADIO INCORPORATED)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KWOA (730 AM; 1 kW; WORTHINGTON, MN)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Heron Lake:

  • KDOM-FM (94.3 FM; WINDOM, MN; Owner: WINDOM RADIO, INC.)
  • KWOA-FM (95.1 FM; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KILR-FM (95.9 FM; ESTHERVILLE, IA; Owner: JACOBSON BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KISD (98.7 FM; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KJOE (106.1 FM; SLAYTON, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KITN (93.5 FM; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KNSW (91.7 FM; WORTHINGTON-MARSHALL, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KLQL (101.1 FM; LUVERNE, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KRAQ (105.7 FM; JACKSON, MN; Owner: KLEVEN BROADCASTING CO. OF MINNESOTA)
  • KRSW (89.3 FM; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)

TV broadcast stations around Heron Lake:

  • K07TY (Channel 7; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: NOBLES BROADCASTING CO., LTD.)
  • K58AF (Channel 58; WINDOM, MN; Owner: CITY OF WINDOM)
  • KSMN (Channel 20; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA EDUCATIONAL TV COMPANY)
  • K15EB (Channel 15; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K30FN (Channel 30; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TELEVISION ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN MINNESOTA)
  • K53EV (Channel 53; JACKSON, MN; Owner: FEDERATED RURAL ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION)
  • K23FO (Channel 23; JACKSON, MN; Owner: FEDERATED RURAL ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION)
  • K57GE (Channel 57; JACKSON, MN; Owner: FEDERATED RURAL ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION)
  • K41EG (Channel 41; JACKSON, MN; Owner: FEDERAL RURAL ELECTRIC ASSN.)
  • K45EH (Channel 45; JACKSON, MN; Owner: FEDERATED RURAL ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION)
  • K51EN (Channel 51; JACKSON, MN; Owner: FEDERATED RURAL ELECTRIC ASSN.)
  • K59FN (Channel 59; JACKSON, MN; Owner: BLUE EARTH - NICOLLET - FARIBAULT COOP. ELEC. ASSOC.)
  • K61GE (Channel 61; JACKSON, MN; Owner: BLUE EARTH - NICOLLET - FARIBAULT COOP. ELEC. ASSOC.)

Heron Lake fatal accident list:

Jun 7, 2015 11:50 AM, Sr-60, Cr-9, Lat: 43.798197, Lon: -95.324175, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1
Jun 30, 2009 05:20 PM, Sr-60 0300000060, Cr 9, Lat: 43.798189, Lon: -95.324183, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 2
Oct 7, 2007 01:13 AM, 24 0432000024, 2nd Ave, Lat: 43.789094, Lon: -95.328008, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
May 11, 1993 05:45 PM, 60, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 6, Fatalities: 2
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 19Number of bridges
  • 180ft / 54.7mTotal length
  • $1,875,000,000Total costs
  • 27,232Total average daily traffic
  • 4,154Total average daily truck traffic
  • 25,304Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic
New bridges in Heron Lake, MN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Heron Lake, MN

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Heron Lake)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Lat: 43.807444 Lon: -95.288944, Call Sign: WQHA236,
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.912 MHz, 466.912 MHz, 463.962 MHz, 468.962 MHz, 462.012 MHz, Grant Date: 03/22/2017, Expiration Date: 06/07/2027, Certifier: Corey Aaneneson, Registrant: Alpha Wireless Communications, 1115 Cross Street, North Mankato, MN 56003, Phone: (507) 625-6720, Fax: (507) 625-6725, Email:
  • HERON LAKE, 40375 State Hwy 60 (Lat: 43.813722 Lon: -95.267639), Type: Pole, Structure height: 15.8 m, Overall height: 16.8 m, Call Sign: WQTL861,
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.040 MHz, Grant Date: 03/03/2014, Expiration Date: 03/03/2024, Certifier: Thomas J Mcgovern, Registrant: Prokarma, 222 So 15th St So Suite 505n, Omaha, NE 68102, Phone: (402) 522-5068, Fax: (402) 346-6676

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • SSC ES, 321 Stearns Ave (Lat: 43.793139 Lon: -95.313194), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 21.3 m, Overall height: 22.3 m, Call Sign: WQGI282,
    Assigned Frequencies: 23135.0 MHz, Grant Date: 03/07/2017, Expiration Date: 01/25/2027, Cancellation Date: 04/22/2019, Certifier: Jeffrey J Youle, Registrant: Affiniti, LLC, 9208 Waterford Centre Blvd, Suite 150, Austin, TX 78758, Phone: (512) 334-4100, Fax: (512) 334-4099, Email:
  • WILDER RPT, 440th Ave (Lat: 43.805278 Lon: -95.197500), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 45.7 m, Call Sign: WQRL927,
    Assigned Frequencies: 19525.0 MHz, 19375.0 MHz, 19625.0 MHz, 19475.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 19375.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 19375.0 MHz... (+13 more), Grant Date: 06/14/2013, Expiration Date: 06/14/2023, Cancellation Date: 04/22/2019, Certifier: Jeffrey J Youle, Registrant: Affiniti, LLC, 9208 Waterford Centre Blvd, Suite 150, Austin, TX 78758, Phone: (512) 334-4100, Fax: (512) 334-4099, Email:
  • A1P0639B, 35170 880th Street (Lat: 43.764083 Lon: -95.373528), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 57.9 m, Call Sign: WQWJ808,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10895.0 MHz, 11055.0 MHz, 10895.0 MHz, 11055.0 MHz, 10895.0 MHz, 11055.0 MHz, 10895.0 MHz, 11055.0 MHz, 10895.0 MHz, 11055.0 MHz... (+6 more), Grant Date: 09/16/2015, Expiration Date: 09/16/2025, Certifier: David Werblow, Registrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:
  • HLT, 101 9th St Nw (Lat: 43.795667 Lon: -95.319833), Type: Silo, Structure height: 53.3 m, Overall height: 59.4 m, Call Sign: WQXF409,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11245.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, Grant Date: 02/18/2016, Expiration Date: 02/18/2026, Certifier: Scott Perich, Registrant: Micronet Communications, Inc., 812 Lexington Dr, Plano, TX 75075, Phone: (972) 422-7200, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150G (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 3767J , Serial Number: 15065067, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 09/16/1966, Certificate Issue Date: 01/24/2013
    Registrant (Individual): Wesley D Halbur, 31232 920th St, Heron Lake, MN 56137

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 7. The highest number of fire incidents - 14 took place in 2010, and the least - 1 in 2018. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Heron Lake, MN When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (46.7%), and Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires (24.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Heron Lake, MN
    • 5646.7%Outside Fires
    • 2924.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 2722.5%Structure Fires
    • 86.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Heron Lake, MN
Most common first names in Heron Lake, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1682.6 years
William1468.6 years
Mary1387.0 years
Margaret879.7 years
Dorothy778.9 years
Emma786.9 years
Helen785.7 years
Walter779.5 years
Albert681.8 years
Esther688.2 years
Most common last names in Heron Lake, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Freking1575.5 years
Haberman1585.7 years
Liepold1288.5 years
Johnson1088.2 years
Kuehl1082.0 years
Hanson979.4 years
Hullerman978.9 years
Rostomily977.8 years
Stenzel983.1 years
Leopold873.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Heron Lake, MN
  • 70.9%Utility gas
  • 11.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 11.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.3%Electricity
  • 0.8%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Heron Lake, MN
  • 44.0%Utility gas
  • 30.8%Electricity
  • 25.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Heron Lake compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
There are no pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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