Hill City, Minnesota

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Population in 2012: 620 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +29.4%
Males: 270  (43.6%)
Females: 350  (56.4%)
Median resident age:  43.1 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip codes: 55748.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $19,926 (it was $22,308 in 2000)
Hill City:

$19,926
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,777 (it was $15,742 in 2000)

Hill City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $58,028 (it was $36,800 in 2000)
Hill City:

$58,028
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $149,769; Detached houses: $175,257; Townhouses or other attached units: $60,760; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $140,086; Mobile homes: $97,028

Median gross rent in 2012: $379.

Hill City races chart
  • White alone - 587 (92.7%)
  • Two or more races - 16 (2.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 15 (2.4%)
  • Hispanic - 14 (2.2%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.2%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Hill City: 88.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (32.7%), Swedish (12.6%), Irish (10.7%), Norwegian (5.8%), Scottish (5.7%), English (3.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1357 feet

Land area: 1.09 square miles.

Population density: 571 people per square mile   (low).

Hill City,MN real estate house value index trend

Hill City, Minnesota map

For population 25 years and over in Hill City:

  • High school or higher: 88.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.6%
  • Unemployed: 12.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Hill City city:

  • Never married: 28.2%
  • Now married: 41.7%
  • Separated: 4.9%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 17.6%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.4%
Minnesota:  7.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $800 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $372 (0.6%)

Hill City satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Duluth, MN (71.4 miles , pop. 86,918).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (140.9 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (460.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Remer, MN (4.0 miles ), La Prairie, MN (4.1 miles ), Grand Rapids, MN (4.2 miles ), Cohasset, MN (4.3 miles ), Warba, MN (4.3 miles) , Palisade, MN (4.4 miles) , Coleraine, MN (4.7 miles ), Bovey, MN (4.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $50,000
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $50,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $117,500
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $87,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 46.99 N, Longitude: 93.60 W

Area code: 218

Hill City household income distribution Hill City home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.0%
Minnesota:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -8 (-1.6%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Utilities (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Retail trade (23%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (18%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (13%)
  • Carpenters (10%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Construction laborers (5%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (9%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)

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

Average climate in Hill City, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Hill City-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Minnesota state average. It is 62% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/6/1969, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 1.8 miles away from the Hill City city center killed 12 people and injured 70 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 8/6/1969, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.2 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Hill City-area historical earthquake activity is below Minnesota state average. It is 92% 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 148.2 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 157.6 miles away from Hill 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 176.6 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 340.4 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 153.2 miles away from Hill City center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 323.8 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 Aitkin County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hill City topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Hill City:

  • EVERGREEN TERRACE (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; GRAND RAPIDS, MN)

Airports located in Hill City:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hill City:

  • Central Lakes College-Brainerd (about 54 miles; Brainerd, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,371)
  • Bemidji State University (about 70 miles; Bemidji, MN; FT enrollment: 4,316)
  • Lake Superior College (about 71 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • The College of Saint Scholastica (about 72 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,762)
  • University of Minnesota-Duluth (about 73 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 10,612)
  • University of Wisconsin-Superior (about 74 miles; Superior, WI; FT enrollment: 2,302)
  • St Cloud Technical and Community College (about 102 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 3,493)

Public high school in Hill City:

Public elementary/middle school in Hill City:

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Notable locations in Hill City: Hill City Police Department (A), Hill City Fire Department (B), Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Hill City Field Station (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Hill City include: Saint John's Catholic Church (A), Hill City Methodist Church (B), Grace Lutheran Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

River: Hill River (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Blue Moon Resort & Motel (68584 USHighway 169).

Aitkin 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 2001 was 37.9. This is significantly better than average.

City:

37.9
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 14.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 17.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.9
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 7.80. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.80
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Hill City that have no violations reported:

  • HILL CITY (Population served: 479, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 28.2%
(24.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 45.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  58.7%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  10.7%
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: 0.4% of all households
11 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010

Hill City compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Hill City (2011 data):

  • Woodland Bank: Hill City Office at 675 Highway 169 South, branch established on 1997/09/16. Info updated 2007/05/29: Bank assets: $109.7 mil, Deposits: $100.6 mil, headquarters in Deer River, MN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Remer Bancorporation, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Hill City travel time to work - commute Hill City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (54%)
  • Electricity (31%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (10%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Hill City city (based on Aitkin County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 70.47%
Here: 70.5%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of God
Adherents49.4%26.1%9.4%6.3%2.0%
Congregations32.6%8.7%8.7%15.2%8.7%
NameConservative Baptist Association of AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)Baptist General ConferenceUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents1.6%1.4%0.9%0.6%2.3%
Congregations2.2%6.5%2.2%2.2%13.0%
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: 5
Aitkin County:

3.15 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Aitkin County:

1.26 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Aitkin County:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.6%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Aitkin County:

26.8%
Minnesota:

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

10.4%
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 1$2,938$35,2560$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$1,970
Police Protection - Officers 1$3,190$38,2802$672
Sewerage 1$2,864$34,3680$0
Water Supply 1$2,512$30,1440$0
Totals for Government 4$11,504$34,5128$2,642

Hill City government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $12,000 ($19.35)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $119,000 ($191.94)
    Police Protection: $115,000 ($185.48)
    Regular Highways: $66,000 ($106.45)
    Financial Administration: $49,000 ($79.03)
    Fire Protection: $45,000 ($72.58)
    General - Other: $29,000 ($46.77)
    Parks & Recreation: $15,000 ($24.19)
    Central Staff Services: $15,000 ($24.19)
    Air Transportation: $2,000 ($3.23)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $15,000 ($24.19)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $44,000 ($70.97)
    General - Other: $35,000 ($56.45)
    Police Protection: $23,000 ($37.10)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($4.84)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $124,000 ($200.00)

Hill City government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $25,000 ($40.32)
    Parks & Recreation: $7,000 ($11.29)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($3.23)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $31,000 ($50.00)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $8,000 ($12.90)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $150,000 ($241.94)
    Interest Earnings: $12,000 ($19.35)
    Special Assessments: $3,000 ($4.84)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $151,000 ($243.55)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $112,000 ($180.65)
    All Other: $14,000 ($22.58)
  • Tax - Property: $125,000 ($201.61)
    NEC: $7,000 ($11.29)
    Other Selective Sales: $6,000 ($9.68)
    Public Utilities: $2,000 ($3.23)

Hill City government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $245,000 ($395.16)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $20,000 ($32.26)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $245,000 ($395.16)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $20,000 ($32.26)

7.96% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($40,157 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.96%
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 Hennepin County, MN  1.09% ($39,750 average AGI)
from Anoka County, MN  0.94% ($54,708)
from Crow Wing County, MN  0.72% ($30,216)


7.05% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,714 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.05%
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 Crow Wing County, MN  1.44% ($50,014 average AGI)
to Itasca County, MN  0.59% ($20,333)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.55% ($31,464)

Strongest AM radio stations in Hill City:

  • KOZY (1320 AM; 5 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MN; Owner: ITASCA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WNMT (650 AM; 10 kW; NASHWAUK, MN; Owner: MIDWEST RADIO NETWORK, L.L.C.)
  • 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)
  • KKIN (930 AM; 3 kW; AITKIN, MN; Owner: QUARNSTROM MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • WDSM (710 AM; 10 kW; SUPERIOR, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWJC (850 AM; daytime; 10 kW; DULUTH, MN; Owner: WWJC, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KDAL (610 AM; 5 kW; DULUTH, MN; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Hill City:

  • KMFY (96.9 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MN; Owner: ITASCA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KAXE (91.7 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MN; Owner: NORTHERN COMMUNITY RADIO)
  • KBLB (93.3 FM; NISSWA, MN; Owner: BL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KGPZ (96.1 FM; COLERAINE, MN; Owner: LATTO NORTHLAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K236AD (95.1 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HEARTLAND CHRISTIAN BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KBAJ (105.5 FM; DEER RIVER, MN; Owner: RED ROCK RADIO CORP.)
  • KKIN-FM (94.3 FM; AITKIN, MN; Owner: QUARNSTROM MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • K281AB (104.1 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • K297AD (107.3 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)

TV broadcast stations around Hill City:

  • KCCW-TV (Channel 12; WALKER, MN; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • K29EB (Channel 29; GRAND RAPIDS, MN; Owner: KQDS ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • K61BH (Channel 61; DEER RIVER, MN; Owner: KBJR LICENSE, INC.)
  • K59BQ (Channel 59; DEER RIVER, MN; Owner: CHELSEY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF DULUTH, LLC)

Hill City fatal accident list:

Aug 8, 1992 02:13 AM, 169, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2, Drunken drivers: 1
Jul 30, 1976 12:25 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 8, Fatalities: 3

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

7
  • Call Sign: KB0QMH, Licensee ID: L00336968
    Grant Date: 03/10/2006, Expiration Date: 03/10/2016
    Registrant: Shannon M Cook, 33676 State Highway 200, Hill City, MN 55748
  • Call Sign: N0QFN, Licensee ID: L00408318
    Grant Date: 10/13/2011, Expiration Date: 12/03/2021, Certifier: Kenneth E Cook Jr
    Registrant: Kenneth E Cook Jr, 33676 State Hwy 200 E, Hill City, MN 55748-4507
  • Call Sign: N0WSL, Licensee ID: L00796750
    Grant Date: 05/11/1993, Expiration Date: 05/11/2003, Cancellation Date: 05/12/2005
    Registrant: Edward W Leidenfrost, 782 Sumit Ave Ne, Hill City, MN 55748
  • Call Sign: WD9EDM, Licensee ID: L01116389
    Grant Date: 02/09/2006, Expiration Date: 05/02/2016, Certifier: Douglas B Beveridge
    Registrant: Douglas B Beveridge, Hill City, MN 55748
  • Call Sign: KC0HTR, Licensee ID: L00229425
    Grant Date: 04/27/2010, Expiration Date: 04/19/2020, Cancellation Date: 08/17/2010, Certifier: Marvin D Burt
    Registrant: Marvin D Burt, 35780 West County Line Road, Hill City, MN 55748
  • Call Sign: KC0KFY, Licensee ID: L00342220
    Grant Date: 04/02/2001, Expiration Date: 04/02/2011, Cancellation Date: 04/03/2013, Certifier: Christopher R Lipscy
    Registrant: Christopher R Lipscy, 34504 Lipscy Nieman Road, Hill City, MN 55748
  • Call Sign: K0ABB, Previous Call Sign: KC0HTR, Licensee ID: L00229425
    Grant Date: 08/17/2010, Expiration Date: 08/17/2020, Certifier: Marvin D Burt
    Registrant: Marvin D Burt, 35780 West County Line Road, Hill City, MN 55748

Most common first names in Hill City, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William977.7 years
John877.0 years
Harold771.9 years
Alice783.9 years
Raymond775.6 years
Frank685.6 years
Earl682.3 years
Joseph575.0 years
Donald472.5 years
Albert478.2 years
Most common last names in Hill City, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Olson679.5 years
James572.6 years
Christensen582.0 years
Biskey585.4 years
Lipscy583.8 years
Martin571.4 years
Rassier579.0 years
Doree475.4 years
Kaiser489.1 years
Gillson470.5 years
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