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Population in 2012: 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

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 2011: 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 (41.0%), Norwegian (26.3%), Swedish (10.9%), Greek (4.5%), Italian (4.5%), French (2.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 940 feet

Land area: 0.19 square miles.

Population density: 421 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Kent:

  • High school or higher: 92.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Kent city:

  • Never married: 20.5%
  • Now married: 64.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 2.7%
  • Divorced: 12.3%

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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.8%
Minnesota:

5.1%

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%)


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Tornado activity:

Kent-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 43% greater 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 significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 94% 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 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 the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

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: 8, Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/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)

Political contributions by individuals in Kent, MN

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kent:

  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 30 miles; Moorhead, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,740)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 30 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 3,462)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 31 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 5,882)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 32 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 11,679)
  • University of North Dakota (about 105 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 10,215)
  • Bemidji State University (about 112 miles; Bemidji, MN; FT enrollment: 3,658)
  • Central Lakes College-Brainerd (about 119 miles; Brainerd, MN; FT enrollment: 2,341)

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Wilkin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2007 was 14.7. This is significantly better than average. There were 20 monitors within city limits.
City:

14.7
U.S.:

25.6

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

  • KENT (Population served: 95, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.


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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.

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Kent travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (48%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (26%)
  • Electricity (26%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 72.57%
Here72.6%
USA50.2%

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.
Minnesota:

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

6.24 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.4%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Wilkin County:

27.6%
State:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Wilkin County:

3.0%
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 0$0 1$56
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$311
Parks and Recreation 0$0 2$60
Water Supply 0$0 1$175
Totals for Government 0$0 10$602

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)

5.84% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,442 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.84%
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 Richland County, ND  1.91% ($36,549 average AGI)
from Otter Tail County, MN  1.27% ($29,941)
from Cass County, ND  0.60% ($44,625)


8.07% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($72,412 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.07%
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 Otter Tail County, MN  1.46% ($220,625 average AGI)
to Cass County, ND  1.24% ($28,059)
to Richland County, ND  1.21% ($75,303)

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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