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Population in 2012: 179 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +6.5%
 

Males: 77  (43.1%)
Females: 102  (56.9%)

Median resident age:  41.0 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip codes: 55757, 55767.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $33,209 (it was $24,750 in 2000)
Kettle River:

$33,209
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,763

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $73,453 (it was $39,600 in 2000)
Kettle River:

$73,453
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $82,822; Detached houses: $99,405; Mobile homes: $18,000

Median gross rent in 2012: $400.

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  • White alone - 165 (91.7%)
  • Two or more races - 11 (6.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (1.7%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (0.6%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Kettle River: 87.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (15.0%), Norwegian (6.4%), Swedish (5.8%), Irish (5.2%), Polish (5.2%), French (4.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1921

Elevation: 1182 feet

Land area: 0.38 square miles.

Population density: 465 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Kettle River:

  • High school or higher: 91.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.8%
  • Unemployed: 23.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 35.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Kettle River city:

  • Never married: 22.8%
  • Now married: 50.4%
  • Separated: 4.9%
  • Widowed: 4.1%
  • Divorced: 17.9%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.3%
Minnesota:  7.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,367 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $850 (3.4%)

Kettle River satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Duluth, MN (41.4 miles , pop. 86,918).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (106.6 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (411.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Moose Lake, MN (2.4 miles ), Sturgeon Lake, MN (2.8 miles ), Barnum, MN (3.0 miles ), Denham, MN (3.0 miles) , Willow River, MN (3.4 miles ), Mahtowa, MN (3.6 miles ), Cromwell, MN (3.6 miles) , Wright, MN (3.8 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $102,400
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $63,800
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $135,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $40,000
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Latitude: 46.49 N, Longitude: 92.88 W

Area code: 218

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.8%
Minnesota:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -17 (-9.2%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (18%)
  • Public administration (18%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (12%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Public administration (52%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (14%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (12%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Construction laborers (7%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Child care workers (13%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (11%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Registered nurses (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (7%)
  • Cashiers (7%)


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Tornado activity:

Kettle River-area historical tornado activity is below Minnesota state average. It is 33% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/11/1966, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 23.8 miles away from the Kettle River city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/30/1968, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 21.9 miles away from the city center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Carlton County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Kettle River:

  • AUGUSTANA MERCY CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; MOOSE LAKE, MN)
  • MERCY HOME HEALTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; MOOSE LAKE, MN)
  • VILLA VISTA, INC (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; CROMWELL, MN)

Political contributions by individuals in Kettle River, MN

Local government website: www.ci.kettle-river.mn.us

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kettle River:

  • Lake Superior College (about 41 miles; Duluth, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,374)
  • University of Wisconsin-Superior (about 41 miles; Superior, WI; FT enrollment: 2,160)
  • The College of Saint Scholastica (about 44 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,184)
  • University of Minnesota-Duluth (about 45 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 9,823)
  • Central Lakes College-Brainerd (about 65 miles; Brainerd, MN; FT enrollment: 2,341)
  • Saint Cloud Technical College (about 89 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 2,740)
  • Saint Cloud State University (about 90 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 12,908)

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

Church in Kettle River: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Carlton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
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Drinking water stations with addresses in Kettle River that have no violations reported:

  • KETTLE RIVER (Population served: 174, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WEST SIDE CHURCH (Address: PO Box 67, Population served: 75, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 17.0%
(12.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  65.8%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.3%
Whole state:  6.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Kettle River, MN

Kettle River compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly above 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 below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of college students below 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


Kettle River travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (58%)
  • Electricity (24%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15%)
  • Wood (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Kettle River city (based on Carlton County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 53.80%
Here53.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchAssociation of Free Lutheran CongregationsUnited Methodist Church
Adherents39.1%34.3%10.5%4.8%3.0%
Congregations12.8%27.7%12.8%2.1%8.5%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA) The Evangelical Covenant ChurchBaptist General ConferenceEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents2.5%2.5%1.1%0.6%1.7%
Congregations6.4%8.5%4.3%4.3%12.8%
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: 4
Carlton County:

1.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.30 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.30 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
Carlton County:

6.54 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 24
This county:

7.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.3%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Carlton County:

27.2%
State:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.3%
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 1$3,944$47,3281$218
Fire - Other 0$0 2$104
Streets and Highways 0$0 2$1,012
Parks and Recreation 0$0 2$442
Water Supply 0$0 2$1,222
Totals for Government 1$3,944$47,3289$2,998

Kettle River government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $106,000 ($592.18)
    Sewerage: $36,000 ($201.12)
    Financial Administration: $32,000 ($178.77)
    Water Utilities: $17,000 ($94.97)
    Fire Protection: $17,000 ($94.97)
    Regular Highways: $13,000 ($72.63)
    Parks & Recreation: $7,000 ($39.11)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($22.35)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($5.59)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,000 ($5.59)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash & Deposits: $9,000 ($50.28)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $20,000 ($111.73)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $18,000 ($100.56)
    Parks & Recreation: $8,000 ($44.69)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($11.17)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($5.59)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $110,000 ($614.53)

Kettle River government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $33,000 ($184.36)
    All Other: $29,000 ($162.01)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($11.17)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Government: $6,000 ($33.52)
    Local Employee Contribution: $1,000 ($5.59)
    Interest Revenue: $-5,000 ($-27.93)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $70,000 ($391.06)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $13,000 ($72.63)
    Interest Earnings: $8,000 ($44.69)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $22,000 ($122.91)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $40,000 ($223.46)
    All Other: $12,000 ($67.04)
  • Tax - Property: $37,000 ($206.70)
    NEC: $4,000 ($22.35)

Kettle River government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $506,000 ($2826.82)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $54,000 ($301.68)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $432,000 ($2413.41)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $20,000 ($111.73)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $48,000 ($268.16)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $72,000 ($402.23)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $617,000 ($3446.93)

5.86% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,092 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 St. Louis County, MN  2.23% ($41,590 average AGI)
from Pine County, MN  0.46% ($27,232)
from Douglas County, WI  0.27% ($35,848)


6.03% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,174 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.03%
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 St. Louis County, MN  1.95% ($30,029 average AGI)
to Pine County, MN  0.46% ($31,982)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.29% ($23,444)

Strongest AM radio stations in Kettle River:

  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WWJC (850 AM; daytime; 10 kW; DULUTH, MN; Owner: WWJC, INC.)
  • WDSM (710 AM; 10 kW; SUPERIOR, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KDAL (610 AM; 5 kW; DULUTH, MN; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WNMT (650 AM; 10 kW; NASHWAUK, MN; Owner: MIDWEST RADIO NETWORK, L.L.C.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WBHR (660 AM; 10 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HERBERT M. HOPPE)
  • KKIN (930 AM; 3 kW; AITKIN, MN; Owner: QUARNSTROM MEDIA GROUP, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Kettle River:

  • WMOZ (106.9 FM; MOOSE LAKE, MN; Owner: AGATE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBMX (107.7 FM; PROCTOR, MN; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF DULUTH, INC.)
  • WWAX (92.1 FM; HERMANTOWN, MN; Owner: RED ROCK RADIO CORP.)
  • WSCN (100.5 FM; CLOQUET, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WMLA-LP (99.7 FM; MOOSE LAKE, MN; Owner: MOOSE LAKE ADVENTIST BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Kettle River:

  • WDIO-TV (Channel 10; DULUTH, MN; Owner: WDIO-TV, LLC)


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • Joe DiMelis, 5912 Baakari Road (Lat: 46.518778 Lon: -92.909556), Type: 94.5, Overall height: 91.5 m
    Registrant: 4692297422, Ka8805@att.Com, 5601 LEGACY DRIVE MS: A-3
  • Lottie L Thompson, 5912 Baakari Road (Lat: 46.518778 Lon: -92.909556), Type: 94.5, Overall height: 91.5 m
    Registrant: 8472401508, Atcfaa-Fccmidwest@americantower.Com, 1101 PERIMETER DRIVE
  • Lottie L Thompson, 5912 Baakari Road (Lat: 46.518778 Lon: -92.909556), Type: 94.5, Overall height: 91.5 m
    Registrant: 8472401508, Atcfaa-Fccmidwest@americantower.Com, 1101 PERIMETER DRIVE
  • Bridget Carter, 5912 Baakari Road (Lat: 46.518778 Lon: -92.909556), Type: 94.5, Structure height: 27017 m, Overall height: 91.5 m, Licensee ID: L
    Registrant: 6782656770, Faa-Fcc@americantower.Com, 10 PRESIDENTIAL WAY

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 1/4 Mi S (Lat: 46.478000 Lon: -92.878528), Call Sign: WPL89
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.160 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/13/2002, Expiration Date: 10/05/2012, Cancellation Date: 05/31/2005, Certifier: James L Goodin
    Registrant: B V Larson Inc., 1082 West Bone Lake Ln, Milltown, WI 54858, Phone: (715) 857-5557, Fax: (715) 857-5557, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KB0UKC, Licensee ID: L00208732
    Grant Date: 09/18/2007, Expiration Date: 11/06/2016, Certifier: Cindy L Berg
    Registrant: Cindy L Berg, 5036 Moline Road, Kettle River, MN 55757
  • Call Sign: KC0DMA, Licensee ID: L00160189
    Grant Date: 07/27/1999, Expiration Date: 05/07/2008, Cancellation Date: 10/05/1999
    Registrant: Steven J Gerdes, 5610 County Rd 12, Kettle River, MN 55757
  • Call Sign: KI0QZ, Previous Call Sign: KC0DMA, Licensee ID: L00160189
    Grant Date: 05/01/2009, Expiration Date: 05/01/2019, Certifier: Steven J Gerdes
    Registrant: Steven J Gerdes, 5610 County Rd 12, Kettle River, MN 55757
  • Call Sign: KD0QQA, Licensee ID: L01686149
    Grant Date: 02/01/2012, Expiration Date: 02/01/2022, Certifier: David A Wright
    Registrant: David A Wright, 3833 County Road 132, Kettle River, MN 55757

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: STINSON 108-2 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: FRANKLIN 6A4165 SERIES (165 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9761K , Serial Number: 108-2761, Year manufactured: 1947, Airworthiness Date: 09/28/1955
    Registrant (Individual): Steven Jon Korhonen, 4218 Korhonen Rd, Kettle River, MN 55757


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2

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