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Population in 2012: 61 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -43.0%
Males: 29  (49.0%)
Females: 32  (51.0%)

Median resident age:  54.8 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip codes: 56140, 56144.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $35,700 (it was $31,250 in 2000)
Ihlen:

$35,700
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,252

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $56,926 (it was $34,400 in 2000)
Ihlen:

$56,926
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $66,885; Detached houses: $61,381; Mobile homes: $90,000

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  • White alone - 60 (95.2%)
  • Hispanic - 3 (4.8%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Ihlen: 86.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (50.0%), Norwegian (16.7%), French Canadian (13.9%), French (5.6%), Dutch (2.8%), Swedish (2.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1640 feet

Land area: 0.39 square miles.

Population density: 157 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Ihlen:

  • High school or higher: 86.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.5%
  • Unemployed: 9.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ihlen city:

  • Never married: 14.9%
  • Now married: 53.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 10.6%
  • Divorced: 21.3%

5 residents are foreign born (4.7% Europe).

This city:  4.7%
Minnesota:  7.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $600 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $867 (1.4%)

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 July 2013:
Here:

3.5%
Minnesota:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -11 (-9.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (33%)
  • Retail trade (33%)
  • Finance and insurance (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (43%)
  • Accommodation and food services (21%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)


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Tornado activity:

Ihlen-area historical tornado activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 153% 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 below Minnesota state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/19/2005 at 02:43:46, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 59.4 miles away from the city center
On 7/26/2002 at 08:32:17, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 97.0 miles away from Ihlen center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

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: Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/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 (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Government - Local, about 7 miles away; PIPESTONE, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ihlen:

  • South Dakota State University (about 35 miles; Brookings, SD; Full-time enrollment: 9,084)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 49 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 2,730)
  • University of South Dakota (about 83 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 5,598)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 99 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,536)
  • Buena Vista University (about 106 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,241)
  • Ridgewater College (about 107 miles; Willmar, MN; FT enrollment: 2,670)
  • South Central College (about 117 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,118)

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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 (Population served: 84, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 14.3%

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.
  • 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Ihlen travel time to work - commute


Ihlen mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (91%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Wood (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 99.35%
Here99.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChristian Reformed Church in North AmericaLutheran ChurchCatholic ChurchReformed Church in America
Adherents19.2%18.1%16.6%16.0%8.3%
Congregations9.7%12.9%16.1%9.7%6.5%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)United Methodist ChurchAssociation of Free Lutheran CongregationsEvangelical Free Church of AmericaOther
Adherents6.8%5.6%4.3%1.3%3.8%
Congregations9.7%12.9%3.2%3.2%16.1%
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: 6
Here:

6.45 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

7.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.60 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Pipestone County:

8.0%
State:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.1%
State:

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

15.0%
Minnesota:

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 0$0 1$81
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$408
Totals for Government 0$0 8$489

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)

5.86% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($24,852 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.86%
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 Minnehaha County, SD  0.70% ($23,440 average AGI)
from Murray County, MN  0.31% ($29,091)
from Rock County, MN  0.28% ($25,500)


6.72% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,719 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.72%
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 Minnehaha County, SD  0.97% ($47,514 average AGI)
to Lyon County, MN  0.47% ($22,882)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.36% ($29,308)

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
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 4 meters (13ft)
Total average daily traffic: 530
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 555


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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