Kettle River, Minnesota

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Population in 2013: 180 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +7.1%
 
Males: 76  (42.2%)
Females: 104  (57.8%)
Median resident age:  35.5 years
Minnesota median age:  37.7 years

Zip codes: 55757, 55767.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $38,804 (it was $24,750 in 2000)
Kettle River:

$38,804
MN:

$60,702

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $19,252 (it was $15,620 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $79,075 (it was $39,600 in 2000)
Kettle River:

$79,075
MN:

$180,100

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $89,346; Detached houses: $99,899; Mobile homes: $14,033

Median gross rent in 2013: $431.

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  • Races in Kettle River, MN (2010)

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    • 16591.7%White alone
    • 116.1%Two or more races
    • 31.7%American Indian alone
    • 10.6%Hispanic
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Kettle River: 86.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (11.8%), Polish (11.2%), United States (8.0%), Irish (7.5%), Norwegian (4.8%), French (4.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1921

Elevation: 1182 feet

Land area: 0.38 square miles.

Population density: 468 people per square mile   (low).

Kettle River, Minnesota map

For population 25 years and over in Kettle River:

  • High school or higher: 94.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.6%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 35.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Kettle River city:

  • Never married: 26.4%
  • Now married: 44.5%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 0.8%
  • Divorced: 25.0%

3 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.9%
Minnesota:

7.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,431 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,085 (4.0%)

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:

  • 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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 46.49 N, Longitude: 92.88 W

Area code: 218

Kettle River household income distribution Kettle River home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.6%
Minnesota:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -17 (-9.2%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (18%)
  • Finance and insurance (14%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Public administration (41%)
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Personal care and service occupations (18%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (14%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (14%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (26%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (18%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (9%)
  • Community and social service occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (6%)

Average climate in Kettle River, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Kettle River-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Minnesota state average. It is 55% 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.

Earthquake activity:

Kettle River-area historical earthquake activity is below 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 162.0 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 173.2 miles away from Kettle River 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 197.1 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 354.1 miles away from the city center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 145.2 miles away from Kettle River 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 392.2 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 Carlton County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Kettle River topographic map

Hospitals and 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)

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

  • Lake Superior College (about 41 miles; Duluth, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,768)
  • University of Wisconsin-Superior (about 41 miles; Superior, WI; FT enrollment: 2,302)
  • The College of Saint Scholastica (about 44 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,762)
  • University of Minnesota-Duluth (about 45 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 10,612)
  • Central Lakes College-Brainerd (about 65 miles; Brainerd, MN; FT enrollment: 3,371)
  • Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (about 69 miles; Shell Lake, WI; FT enrollment: 2,414)
  • St Cloud Technical and Community College (about 89 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 3,493)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 55.2. This is better than average.

City:

55.2
U.S.:

74.2

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.80. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.80
U.S.:

6.58

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 24.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 22.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.4
U.S.:

32.0

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 0.00000. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00000
U.S.:

0.01468

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

  • KETTLE RIVER (Population served: 174, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 16.2%
(13.4% for White Non-Hispanic 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

Kettle River compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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 below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.6
Minnesota average:

10.7

Kettle River travel time to work - commute Kettle River mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (47%)
  • Electricity (27%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (23%)
  • Wood (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic5,6326
Mainline Protestant5,48518
Evangelical Protestant4,74030
Other1383
None19,391-
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: 4
Carlton County:

1.19 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

0.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

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

7.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.3%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Carlton County:

27.2%
Minnesota:

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

10.3%
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
Financial Administration 1$2,336$28,0321$352
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$754
Other and Unallocable 1$2,874$34,4880$0
Totals for Government 2$5,210$31,2602$1,106

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $106,000 ($588.89)
    Sewerage: $36,000 ($200.00)
    Financial Administration: $32,000 ($177.78)
    Water Utilities: $17,000 ($94.44)
    Fire Protection: $17,000 ($94.44)
    Regular Highways: $13,000 ($72.22)
    Parks & Recreation: $7,000 ($38.89)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($22.22)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($5.56)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,000 ($5.56)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash & Deposits: $9,000 ($50.00)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $20,000 ($111.11)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $18,000 ($100.00)
    Parks & Recreation: $8,000 ($44.44)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($11.11)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($5.56)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $110,000 ($611.11)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $33,000 ($183.33)
    All Other: $29,000 ($161.11)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($11.11)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Government: $6,000 ($33.33)
    Local Employee Contribution: $1,000 ($5.56)
    Interest Revenue: $-5,000 ($-27.78)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $70,000 ($388.89)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $13,000 ($72.22)
    Interest Earnings: $8,000 ($44.44)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $22,000 ($122.22)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $40,000 ($222.22)
    All Other: $12,000 ($66.67)
  • Tax - Property: $37,000 ($205.56)
    NEC: $4,000 ($22.22)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $506,000 ($2811.11)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $54,000 ($300.00)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $432,000 ($2400.00)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $20,000 ($111.11)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $48,000 ($266.67)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $72,000 ($400.00)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $617,000 ($3427.78)

5.28% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,896 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.28%
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 St. Louis County, MN  2.01% ($38,230 average AGI)
from Pine County, MN  0.35% ($34,043)
from Douglas County, WI  0.27% ($31,571)


5.12% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,634 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.12%
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 St. Louis County, MN  1.64% ($32,319 average AGI)
to Pine County, MN  0.42% ($35,400)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.33% ($31,233)

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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