Hewitt, Minnesota

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Population in 2013: 255 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.5%
 
Males: 120  (47.1%)
Females: 135  (52.9%)
Median resident age:  40.0 years
Minnesota median age:  37.7 years

Zip codes: 56453.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $41,002 (it was $26,161 in 2000)
Hewitt:

$41,002
MN:

$60,702

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $19,350 (it was $12,520 in 2000)

Hewitt city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $65,752 (it was $30,000 in 2000)
Hewitt:

$65,752
MN:

$180,100

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $71,851; Detached houses: $80,392; Mobile homes: $26,882

Median gross rent in 2013: $694.

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  • Races in Hewitt, MN (2010)

    Hewitt races chart
    • 26398.9%White alone
    • 31.1%Hispanic

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Hewitt: 89.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (37.7%), Irish (14.2%), Norwegian (9.0%), English (5.5%), Polish (3.1%), United States (2.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1370 feet

Land area: 2.05 square miles.

Population density: 124 people per square mile   (very low).

Hewitt,MN real estate house value index trend

Hewitt, Minnesota map

For population 25 years and over in Hewitt:

  • High school or higher: 88.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.4%
  • Unemployed: 6.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Hewitt city:

  • Never married: 29.9%
  • Now married: 54.2%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 3.5%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.8%
Minnesota:

7.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $723 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $860 (1.0%)

Hewitt satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Cloud, MN (68.9 miles , pop. 59,107).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (128.7 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (480.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Bertha, MN (2.0 miles ), Verndale, MN (2.5 miles ), Aldrich, MN (2.8 miles) , Wadena, MN (2.9 miles ), Eagle Bend, MN (3.4 miles ), Deer Creek, MN (3.5 miles ), Bluffton, MN (3.5 miles ), Staples, MN (3.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $40,200
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $69,000
  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $58,000
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $161,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 46.32 N, Longitude: 95.09 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 218

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

4.6%
Minnesota:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -2 (-0.7%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Other services, except public administration (15%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (12%)
  • Wholesale trade (10%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (45%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
  • Information (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (26%)
  • Transportation occupations (19%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)

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

Average climate in Hewitt, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Hewitt-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Minnesota state average. It is 21% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/13/2001, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.3 miles away from the Hewitt city center injured 3 people and caused $5 million in damages.

On 6/11/1966, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 40.3 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Hewitt-area historical earthquake activity is near Minnesota state average. It is 88% 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 64.4 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 73.3 miles away from Hewitt center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 255.9 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 92.9 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 91.6 miles away from Hewitt 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 309.3 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 Todd County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hewitt topographic map

Birthplace of: Jack D. Shanstrom - Senior District Judge.

Hospitals and medical centers near Hewitt:

  • FAIR OAKS LODGE (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; WADENA, MN)
  • TRI COUNTY HOSP HOME HLTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; WADENA, MN)
  • OAKRIDGE HOMES OF WADENA (Hospital, about 9 miles away; WADENA, MN)
  • TRI COUNTY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 9 miles away; WADENA, MN)
  • LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOME CARE AND HOSPICE (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; STAPLES, MN)
  • GREATER STAPLES HOSPITAL HOSPICE (Hospital, about 15 miles away; STAPLES, MN)
  • LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; STAPLES, MN)

Amtrak station near Hewitt:

  • 15 miles: STAPLES (1ST AVE. N & 4TH ST. NE) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hewitt:

  • Alexandria Technical & Community College (about 35 miles; Alexandria, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,324)
  • Central Lakes College-Brainerd (about 42 miles; Brainerd, MN; FT enrollment: 3,371)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 49 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 4,863)
  • College of Saint Benedict (about 65 miles; Saint Joseph, MN; FT enrollment: 2,025)
  • St Cloud Technical and Community College (about 68 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 3,493)
  • Rasmussen College-Minnesota (about 68 miles; St. Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 4,575)
  • Saint Cloud State University (about 70 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 12,822)

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Notable locations in Hewitt: Hewitt Rest Area (A), Hewitt Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Todd 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 Hewitt that have no violations reported:

  • HEWITT (Population served: 272, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 14.8%
(15.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  56.6%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.8%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
4 people in other group homes in 2000

Hewitt 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.8
Minnesota average:

10.7

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (65%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15%)
  • Wood (8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6%)
  • Electricity (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Hewitt city (based on Todd County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,83233
Catholic5,4987
Mainline Protestant3,26216
Other7-
None10,296-
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
Todd County:

4.17 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Todd County:

5.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Here:

7.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.3%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Todd County:

28.3%
Minnesota:

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

11.8%
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$1,078
Other Government Administration 0$0 3$487
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$15
Sewerage 0$0 2$387
Parks and Recreation 0$0 2$33
Water Supply 0$0 3$582
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$666
Totals for Government 0$0 14$3,248

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $22,000 ($86.27)
    Water Utilities: $22,000 ($86.27)
    Regular Highways: $21,000 ($82.35)
    Financial Administration: $20,000 ($78.43)
    Fire Protection: $15,000 ($58.82)
    Parks & Recreation: $12,000 ($47.06)
    Sewerage: $12,000 ($47.06)
    Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($19.61)
    Police Protection: $3,000 ($11.76)
    Health Services - Other: $1,000 ($3.92)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $14,000 ($54.90)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $21,000 ($82.35)
    Water Utilities: $8,000 ($31.37)
    Fire Protection: $6,000 ($23.53)
    General - Other: $5,000 ($19.61)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($3.92)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $63,000 ($247.06)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $37,000 ($145.10)
    Sewerage: $10,000 ($39.22)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $13,000 ($50.98)
    Special Assessments: $4,000 ($15.69)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($11.76)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $22,000 ($86.27)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $51,000 ($200.00)
    All Other: $5,000 ($19.61)
  • Tax - Property: $37,000 ($145.10)
    NEC: $5,000 ($19.61)

Hewitt government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $240,000 ($941.18)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $220,000 ($862.75)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $20,000 ($78.43)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $39,000 ($152.94)

5.36% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,496 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.36%
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  0.77% ($31,261 average AGI)
from Morrison County, MN  0.56% ($27,280)
from Wadena County, MN  0.42% ($29,474)


5.91% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,300 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.91%
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  0.91% ($24,793 average AGI)
to Douglas County, MN  0.47% ($33,167)
to Morrison County, MN  0.43% ($28,231)

Strongest AM radio stations in Hewitt:

  • KWAD (920 AM; 1 kW; WADENA, MN; Owner: KOMMERSTAD COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, LLC)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KBRF (1250 AM; 10 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KNSP (1430 AM; 1 kW; STAPLES, MN; Owner: KOMMERSTAD COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, LLC)
  • WBHR (660 AM; 10 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HERBERT M. HOPPE)
  • KLTF (960 AM; 5 kW; LITTLE FALLS, MN; Owner: KLTF/KFML, INC.)
  • WWWI (1270 AM; 5 kW; BAXTER, MN; Owner: TOWER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KLIZ (1380 AM; 5 kW; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: KOMMERSTAD COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY. LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Hewitt:

  • KKWS (105.9 FM; WADENA, MN; Owner: KOMMERSTAD COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, LLC)
  • KSKK (94.7 FM; STAPLES, MN; Owner: NORMIN BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KBPR (90.7 FM; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO INC.)
  • KIKV-FM (100.7 FM; SAUK CENTRE, MN; Owner: BDI BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXDL (99.7 FM; BROWERVILLE, MN; Owner: PRAIRIE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KPRW (99.5 FM; PERHAM, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Hewitt:

  • K17FE (Channel 17; WADENA, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K63DX (Channel 63; WADENA, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • K45AR (Channel 45; EAGLE BEND, MN; Owner: INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 790)
  • KCCO-TV (Channel 7; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KSAX (Channel 42; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: KSAX-TV, INC.)
  • KAWB (Channel 22; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: NORTHERN MN PUBLIC TELEVISION INC.)
  • K54AT (Channel 54; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)

Hewitt fatal accident list:

Sep 25, 1999 11:30 AM, Us-71, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Oct 11, 1998 10:13 AM, Us-71, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Jun 30, 1979 02:05 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 8m26ftTotal length
  • 3,620Total average daily traffic
  • 406Total average daily truck traffic
  • 3,710Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Hewitt)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KD0NEL, Licensee ID: L01605379
    Grant Date: 12/03/2010, Expiration Date: 12/03/2020, Certifier: Matthew W Ganz
    Registrant: Matthew W Ganz, 45305 105th Ave, Hewitt, MN 56453
  • Call Sign: KD0QGI, Licensee ID: L01677577
    Grant Date: 12/13/2011, Expiration Date: 12/13/2021, Certifier: Allan L Knutson
    Registrant: Allan L Knutson, Hewitt, MN 56453

Most common first names in Hewitt, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert1072.4 years
William776.1 years
John677.5 years
James575.0 years
George471.7 years
Emma485.0 years
Gladys470.8 years
Earl468.5 years
Frank485.0 years
Mary470.3 years
Most common last names in Hewitt, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Bower777.5 years
Piepkorn583.8 years
Anderson577.0 years
Kern579.4 years
Greenwaldt482.3 years
Johnston478.3 years
Smith478.8 years
Aldrich386.3 years
King383.3 years
Peterson365.3 years
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