Kent, Minnesota

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Population in 2013: 81 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -32.5%
Males: 48  (60.0%)
Females: 33  (40.0%)
Median resident age:  42.3 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip code: 56553

Estimated median household income in 2012: $52,483 (it was $30,417 in 2000)
Kent:

$52,483
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,587 (it was $10,595 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $37,645 (it was $38,800 in 2000)
Kent:

$37,645
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $39,103; Detached houses: $39,103
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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Kent: 89.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (39.7%), Norwegian (25.6%), Swedish (10.3%), Greek (4.5%), Italian (4.5%), French (1.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 940 feet

Land area: 0.19 square miles.

Population density: 421 people per square mile   (low).

Kent, Minnesota map

For population 25 years and over in Kent:

  • High school or higher: 92.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 31.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Kent city:

  • Never married: 20.7%
  • Now married: 63.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 2.8%
  • Divorced: 13.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $500 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.7%)

Kent satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (30.6 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (193.9 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (548.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Abercrombie, ND (1.5 miles ), Wolverton, MN (3.0 miles) , Colfax, ND (3.1 miles) , Dwight, ND (3.1 miles) , Christine, ND (3.3 miles) , Wahpeton, ND (3.5 miles ), Breckenridge, MN (3.6 miles ), Walcott, ND (3.8 miles) .

Latitude: 46.44 N, Longitude: 96.69 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 701

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

2.8%
Minnesota:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -11 (-8.4%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (26%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (22%)
  • Construction (22%)
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (0%)
  • Educational services (26%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Finance and insurance (15%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (20%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (17%)
  • Top executives (11%)
  • Religious workers (9%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Construction laborers (9%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (18%)
  • Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers (11%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (11%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (7%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (7%)
  • Cashiers (7%)

Average climate in Kent, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Kent-area historical tornado activity is near Minnesota state average. It is 4% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/2/1955, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.0 miles away from the Kent city center killed 2 people and injured 19 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/20/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 37.0 miles away from the city center killed 10 people and injured 103 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Kent-area historical earthquake activity is above Minnesota state average. It is 82% 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 61.5 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 56.0 miles away from Kent center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 202.9 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 688.5 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
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 45.7 miles away from Kent 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 202.5 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 Wilkin County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 15, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Kent topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Kent:

  • RED RIVER HUMAN SERVS-1348 (Hospital, about 12 miles away; WAHPETON, ND)
  • ST CATHERINES LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; WAHPETON, ND)
  • RED RIVER HUMAN SERVICES-821 (Hospital, about 12 miles away; WAHPETON, ND)
  • RED RIVER HUMAN SERVICES-348 (Hospital, about 13 miles away; WAHPETON, ND)
  • RICHLAND COUNTY HOME HEALTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; WAHPETON, ND)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kent:

  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 12 miles; Wahpeton, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,318)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 30 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 30 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 4,863)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 30 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 33 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Alexandria Technical & Community College (about 75 miles; Alexandria, MN; FT enrollment: 2,324)
  • University of North Dakota (about 105 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 12,858)

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Church in Kent: Saint Thomas Catholic Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Wilkin 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 Kent and their reported violations in the past:

KENT (Population served: 90, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 5.3%
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  66.7%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.6%
Whole state:  6.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Kent 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.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.

Banks with branches in Kent (2011 data):

  • Kent State Bank: at 202 Main St, branch established on 1902/07/14. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $7.1 mil, Deposits: $6.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Kent Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (42%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (26%)
  • Electricity (26%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Kent city (based on Wilkin County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 72.57%
Here: 72.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchOther
Adherents41.7%29.7%12.0%7.8%8.9%
Congregations27.8%11.1%16.7%11.1%33.3%
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 convenience stores (with gas): 3
Wilkin County:

4.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.4%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Wilkin County:

27.6%
Minnesota:

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

3.0%
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

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $8,000 ($98.77)
    Solid Waste Management: $7,000 ($86.42)
    Water Utilities: $7,000 ($86.42)
    General - Other: $7,000 ($86.42)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($24.69)
    Police Protection: $2,000 ($24.69)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($12.35)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $16,000 ($197.53)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $7,000 ($86.42)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($61.73)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($12.35)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $7,000 ($86.42)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $21,000 ($259.26)
  • Tax - Property: $5,000 ($61.73)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $72,000 ($888.89)

5.70% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,151 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.70%
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 Richland County, ND  1.57% ($42,452 average AGI)
from Otter Tail County, MN  0.67% ($26,222)
from Cass County, ND  0.41% ($31,091)


6.29% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,118 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.29%
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 Richland County, ND  1.49% ($35,400 average AGI)
to Otter Tail County, MN  0.82% ($51,500)
to Cass County, ND  0.82% ($31,682)

Strongest AM radio stations in Kent:

  • KFGO (790 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KBRF (1250 AM; 10 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • KVOX (1280 AM; 5 kW; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDAY (970 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • KBMW (1450 AM; 1 kW; BRECKENRIDGE, MN; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KQWB (1660 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KJJK (1020 AM; 2 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Kent:

  • KLTA (105.1 FM; BRECKENRIDGE, MN; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KEGK (106.9 FM; WAHPETON, ND; Owner: GUDERIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFAB-FM (92.7 FM; KINDRED, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KVOX-FM (99.9 FM; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KCCM-FM (91.1 FM; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KZCR (103.3 FM; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC)
  • KQWB-FM (98.7 FM; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KCCD (90.3 FM; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KBOT (104.1 FM; PELICAN RAPIDS, MN; Owner: WASHINGTON RADIO, INC,)

TV broadcast stations around Kent:

  • KVRR (Channel 15; FARGO, ND; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • K56ET (Channel 56; FARGO, ND; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WDAY-TV (Channel 6; FARGO, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • KFME (Channel 13; FARGO, ND; Owner: PRAIRIE PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)

Kent fatal accident list:

Mar 14, 1994 04:21 PM, 75, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 4
Total length: 11 meters (36ft)
Total costs: $702,000
Total average daily traffic: 2,475
Total average daily truck traffic: 298

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • 8 Mi E Of (Lat: 46.442167 Lon: -96.508667), Structure height: 77.1 m, Overall height: 76.2 m, Call Sign: KXX22, Licensee ID: L00004985
    Assigned Frequencies: 7100.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/23/1985, Expiration Date: 04/01/2006, Cancellation Date: 10/27/2003
    Registrant: Prairie Public Broadcasting, Inc., P.O. Box 3240, Fargo, ND 58108
  • 8 Mi E Of (Lat: 46.442167 Lon: -96.508667), Structure height: 77.1 m, Call Sign: KXX23
    Assigned Frequencies: 7025.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/29/1967, Expiration Date: 04/01/1983, Cancellation Date: 06/11/2000
    Registrant: North Central Educational Television Inc, Hwy 81 S, Fargo, ND 58102

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: WD0AQK
    Grant Date: 11/10/1997, Expiration Date: 11/10/2007, Cancellation Date: 11/11/2009
    Registrant: Donald W Rittenhouse, Box 5, Kent, MN 56553
  • Call Sign: KD0CEP, Licensee ID: L01343757
    Grant Date: 11/21/2007, Expiration Date: 11/21/2017, Certifier: Kelly J Kristianson
    Registrant: Kelly J Kristianson, Kent, MN 56553
  • Call Sign: KD0CER, Licensee ID: L01343759
    Grant Date: 11/21/2007, Expiration Date: 11/21/2017, Certifier: Matthew J Moen
    Registrant: Matthew J Moen, 2151 Us Hwy 75, Kent, MN 56553

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
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