Kenneth, Minnesota

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Population in 2017: 68 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +11.5%
 
Males: 27  (40.6%)
Females: 41  (59.4%)
Median resident age:

51.1 years
Minnesota median age:

37.9 years

Zip code: 56147

Estimated median household income in 2017: $55,344 (it was $38,125 in 2000)
Kenneth:

$55,344
MN:

$68,388

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $29,735 (it was $19,078 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $41,348 (it was $21,800 in 2000)
Kenneth:

$41,348
MN:

$224,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $85,444; detached houses: $85,069

Median gross rent in 2017: $806.

March 2019 cost of living index in Kenneth: 85.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 4.4%
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Ancestries: Norwegian (65.2%), German (26.1%), Dutch (4.3%), Italian (4.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1575 feet

Land area: 1.05 square miles.

Population density: 64 people per square mile   (very low).

Kenneth, Minnesota map

1 resident is foreign born

This city:

1.6%
Minnesota:

5.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $378 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $339 (0.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (36.3 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (162.0 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (445.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Leota, MN (2.5 miles ),
Lismore, MN (2.5 miles ),
Hardwick, MN (2.5 miles ),
Magnolia, MN (2.8 miles ),
Edgerton, MN (3.0 miles ),
Luverne, MN (3.1 miles ),
Adrian, MN (3.3 miles ),
Wilmont, MN (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 43.75 N, Longitude: 96.07 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 507

Distribution of median household income in Kenneth, MN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Kenneth, MN in 2017

Kenneth satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.0%
Minnesota:

4.1%

Average climate in Kenneth, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Kenneth-area historical tornado activity is above Minnesota state average. It is 71% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1992, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 4.1 miles away from the Kenneth 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 32.9 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:

Kenneth-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 75% 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 132.4 miles away from Kenneth center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 169.1 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 157.7 miles away from Kenneth center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 133.2 miles away from Kenneth 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 119.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 724.8 miles away from Kenneth 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 Rock County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Kenneth topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Kenneth:

  • SANFORD LUVERNE MEDICAL CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 10 miles away; LUVERNE, MN)
  • EDGEBROOK CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; EDGERTON, MN)
  • SANFORD HOSPICE LUVERNE (Hospital, about 10 miles away; LUVERNE, MN)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - MARY JANE BROWN (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; LUVERNE, MN)
  • ARNOLD MEMORIAL NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; ADRIAN, MN)
  • ADRIAN CARE CENTER INC (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; ADRIAN, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kenneth:

  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 38 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,386)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 51 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 3,711)
  • South Dakota State University (about 53 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 67 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College (about 78 miles; Granite Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,225)
  • University of South Dakota (about 80 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)
  • Buena Vista University (about 89 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Kenneth Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Kenneth: Kenneth Lutheran Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Rock 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 Kenneth and their reported violations in the past:

KENNETH (Population served: 68, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-21-2010), St Public Notif requested (OCT-21-2010), St Public Notif received (NOV-03-2010), St Compliance achieved (NOV-15-2010)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Minnesota:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

62.1%
Whole state:

64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

3.4%
Whole state:

6.9%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Kenneth:

Marital status in Kenneth, MN
  • Never married: 16.7%
  • Now married: 71.8%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 1.6%
  • Divorced: 8.3%

For population 25 years and over in Kenneth:

  • High school or higher: 96.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

4.6
Minnesota average:

10.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Kenneth, MN (based on Rock County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,58410
Catholic1,9432
Evangelical Protestant1,7948
Other31
None1,363-
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
Rock County:

2.11 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

7.39 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Rock County:

4.22 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

7.5%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Rock County:

28.0%
Minnesota:

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

7.9%
Minnesota:

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
Other Government Administration 6$332$6640$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 6$332$6640$0

Kenneth government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $13,000 ($191.18)
    Regular Highways: $13,000 ($191.18)
    General - Other: $7,000 ($102.94)
    Police Protection: $4,000 ($58.82)
    Water Utilities: $4,000 ($58.82)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($29.41)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,000 ($29.41)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($29.41)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($14.71)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,000 ($117.65)

Kenneth government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $12,000 ($176.47)
    Other: $2,000 ($29.41)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $5,000 ($73.53)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($14.71)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $5,000 ($73.53)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $11,000 ($161.76)
    Other: $2,000 ($29.41)
  • Tax - Property: $8,000 ($117.65)
    Other License: $1,000 ($14.71)

Kenneth government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $211,000 ($3102.94)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $208,000 ($3058.82)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,000 ($44.12)

Strongest AM radio stations in Kenneth:

  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KQAD (800 AM; 1 kW; LUVERNE, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KWOA (730 AM; 1 kW; WORTHINGTON, MN)
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • KKOJ (1190 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MN; Owner: KLEVEN BROADCASTING CO. OF MINN.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Kenneth:

  • KLQL (101.1 FM; LUVERNE, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KISD (98.7 FM; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KJOE (106.1 FM; SLAYTON, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KNSW (91.7 FM; WORTHINGTON-MARSHALL, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KRSW (89.3 FM; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • 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)
  • KWOA-FM (95.1 FM; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KMXC (97.3 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KITN (93.5 FM; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KKCK (99.7 FM; MARSHALL, MN; Owner: KMHL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Kenneth:

  • KSMN (Channel 20; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA EDUCATIONAL TV COMPANY)
  • 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)
  • K07TY (Channel 7; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: NOBLES BROADCASTING CO., LTD.)
  • KAUN (Channel 36; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RAPID BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTTW (Channel 17; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K15EB (Channel 15; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K25AA (Channel 25; ROCK RAPIDS, ETC., IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 24Number of bridges
  • 121ft / 37.5mTotal length
  • $210,000,000Total costs
  • 3,454Total average daily traffic
  • 3,715Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic
New bridges in Kenneth, MN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 11960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 81990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Kenneth, MN

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Lat: 43.748889 Lon: -96.072778, Call Sign: WQML326,
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.185 MHz, Grant Date: 09/10/2010, Expiration Date: 09/10/2020, Certifier: Brian Bergman, Registrant: Sioux Falls Two Way Radio Svc. Inc., 700 E 3rd St, Sioux Falls, SD 57103, Phone: (605) 334-9816, Fax: (605) 334-1554, Email:
  • Lat: 43.765389 Lon: -96.092694, Call Sign: WQWW377,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.502 MHz, 158.392 MHz, 160.162 MHz, Grant Date: 12/08/2015, Expiration Date: 12/08/2025, Certifier: Aaron Sandbulte, Registrant: Sioux Falls Two Way Radio Svc. Inc., 700 E. 3rd. St., Sioux Falls, SD 57103, Phone: (605) 334-9816, Fax: (605) 334-1554, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: K0WLU, Licensee ID: L01384671, Grant Date: 01/23/2018, Expiration Date: 04/20/2028, Certifier: William B Mitchell, Registrant: William B Mitchell, 360 Church Avenue, Kenneth, MN 56147

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Kenneth, MN
  • 91.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 8.3%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Kenneth, MN
  • 50.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 50.0%Electricity


Kenneth 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 significantly below 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.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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