Ihlen, Minnesota

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Population in 2013: 61 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -43.0%
Males: 31  (51.2%)
Females: 30  (48.8%)
Median resident age:  64.0 years
Minnesota median age:  37.7 years

Zip codes: 56140, 56144.

Ihlen Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2013: $28,532 (it was $31,250 in 2000)
Ihlen:

$28,532
MN:

$60,702

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $25,050 (it was $14,569 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $59,139 (it was $34,400 in 2000)
Ihlen:

$59,139
MN:

$180,100

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $62,805; Detached houses: $59,457; Mobile homes: $58,560
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  • Races in Ihlen, MN (2010)

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    • 6095.2%White alone
    • 34.8%Hispanic
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Ihlen: 87.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (52.7%), French Canadian (16.4%), Norwegian (10.9%), French (3.6%), United States (3.6%), Dutch (1.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1640 feet

Land area: 0.39 square miles.

Population density: 157 people per square mile   (very low).

Ihlen, Minnesota map

For population 25 years and over in Ihlen:

  • High school or higher: 81.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ihlen city:

  • Never married: 9.8%
  • Now married: 47.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 17.2%
  • Divorced: 25.1%

4 residents are foreign born (9.8% Europe).

This city:

9.8%
Minnesota:

7.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $488 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $837 (1.5%)

Ihlen satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (31.5 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (169.6 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (462.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Jasper, MN (2.1 miles ), Trosky, MN (2.4 miles) , Pipestone, MN (2.6 miles ), Hatfield, MN (3.1 miles) , Sherman, SD (3.4 miles) , Edgerton, MN (3.5 miles ), Hardwick, MN (3.6 miles ), Trent, SD (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 43.91 N, Longitude: 96.37 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 507

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

3.3%
Minnesota:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -11 (-9.3%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (40%)
  • Finance and insurance (40%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (36%)
  • Educational services (27%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (18%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (80%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (20%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (36%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (27%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)

Average climate in Ihlen, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Ihlen-area historical tornado activity is above Minnesota state average. It is 70% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1992, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 19.0 miles away from the Ihlen city center killed one person and injured 35 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/13/1968, a category F5 tornado 35.7 miles away from the city center killed 9 people and injured 150 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ihlen-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 73% 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 122.8 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 152.6 miles away from Ihlen 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 149.6 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 122.1 miles away from the city 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 105.2 miles away from Ihlen center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 708.5 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pipestone County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ihlen topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Ihlen:

  • PIPESTONE DIALYSIS OF DAVITA (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; PIPESTONE, MN)
  • PIPESTONE CO HOME HLTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; PIPESTONE, MN)
  • PIPESTONE COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER ASHTON CC Critical Access Hospitals (about 7 miles away; PIPESTONE, MN)
  • PIPESTONE COUNTY HOSPICE (Hospital, about 7 miles away; PIPESTONE, MN)
  • HIAWATHA MANOR (Hospital, about 7 miles away; PIPESTONE, MN)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - PIPESTONE (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; PIPESTONE, MN)
  • EDGEBROOK CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; EDGERTON, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ihlen:

  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 32 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,386)
  • South Dakota State University (about 36 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 49 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 3,711)
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College (about 74 miles; Granite Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,225)
  • University of South Dakota (about 83 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 85 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 99 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)

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Pipestone 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 Ihlen that have no violations reported:

  • IHLEN (Address: 110 Holman Street West , Population served: 63, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.2%
Average household size:
This city:  2.0 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  62.5%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  3.1%
Whole state:  6.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Ihlen compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median household income below 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 below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.3
Minnesota average:

10.7

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (84%)
  • Electricity (12%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ihlen city (based on Pipestone County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,28311
Evangelical Protestant3,21016
Catholic1,9492
Other1831
None971-
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: 6
Pipestone County:

6.45 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Pipestone County:

7.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.0%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Pipestone County:

27.1%
Minnesota:

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

15.0%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$276
Other Government Administration 0$0 9$1,392
Totals for Government 0$0 10$1,668

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

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $14,000 ($229.51)
    General - Other: $9,000 ($147.54)
    Water Utilities: $9,000 ($147.54)
    Regular Highways: $6,000 ($98.36)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($81.97)
    Parks & Recreation: $5,000 ($81.97)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($65.57)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($32.79)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($32.79)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($49.18)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $26,000 ($426.23)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $11,000 ($180.33)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($81.97)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $2,000 ($32.79)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $10,000 ($163.93)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $19,000 ($311.48)
  • Tax - Property: $9,000 ($147.54)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $48,000 ($786.89)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $45,000 ($737.70)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $3,000 ($49.18)

5.20% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,230 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.20%
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 Minnehaha County, SD  0.61% ($24,957 average AGI)
from Rock County, MN  0.42% ($22,250)
from Lincoln County, MN  0.34% ($24,846)


6.27% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,448 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.27%
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 Minnehaha County, SD  0.87% ($32,364 average AGI)
to Rock County, MN  0.58% ($22,455)
to Lincoln County, MN  0.45% ($25,176)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ihlen:

  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KELO (1320 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF S.D., INC.)
  • KNWC (1270 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KQAD (800 AM; 1 kW; LUVERNE, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNAX (570 AM; 5 kW; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ihlen:

  • KLQL (101.1 FM; LUVERNE, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KELO-FM (92.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KNWC-FM (96.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KISD (98.7 FM; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KJOE (106.1 FM; SLAYTON, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KMXC (97.3 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KNSW (91.7 FM; WORTHINGTON-MARSHALL, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KKCK (99.7 FM; MARSHALL, MN; Owner: KMHL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKHG (107.9 FM; FLANDREAU, SD; Owner: LA COMMUNIQUE, INC.)
  • KRSW (89.3 FM; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KKLS-FM (104.7 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KTWB (101.9 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KSQB-FM (95.7 FM; DELL RAPIDS, SD; Owner: L A RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Ihlen:

  • KELO-TV (Channel 11; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
  • KSFY-TV (Channel 13; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KDLT-TV (Channel 46; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • K67GH (Channel 67; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KSMN (Channel 20; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA EDUCATIONAL TV COMPANY)
  • KTTW (Channel 17; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KAUN (Channel 36; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RAPID BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K56GF (Channel 56; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 4m13ftTotal length
  • 530Total average daily traffic
  • 555Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • Gene A DeJordy, Se 1/4 Ne 1/4 Section 26, Township 105 N, Range 46 W (Lat: 43.871306 Lon: -96.328722), Type: 61.0, Overall height: 56.4 m
    Registrant: 2026545980, , 401 9TH STREET, N.W., SUITE 550
  • William J Hackett, Se 1/4 Ne 1/4 Section 26, Township 105 N, Range 46 W (Lat: 43.871306 Lon: -96.328722), Type: 61.0, Overall height: 56.4 m
    Registrant: 2027833975, Bill.Hackett@alltel.Com, 601 PENNSYLVANIA AVE., N.W., #720
  • Jerri L Janjua, Se 1/4 Ne 1/4 Section 26, Township 105 N, Range 46 W (Lat: 43.871306 Lon: -96.328722), Type: 61.0, Overall height: 56.4 m
    Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY #150 GASAREG
  • Jerri L Janjua, Se 1/4 Ne 1/4 Section 26, Township 105 N, Range 46 W (Lat: 43.871306 Lon: -96.328722), Type: 61.0, Overall height: 56.4 m
    Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY #150 GASAREG

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • 2 Mi West Of Ihlen (Lat: 43.909667 Lon: -96.405028), Structure height: 45.7 m, Call Sign: KZR20
    Assigned Frequencies: 6875.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/28/1974, Expiration Date: 04/01/1983, Cancellation Date: 06/11/2000
    Registrant: Forum Communications, 205 N Phillips Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57102

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
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