Kingston, Minnesota

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Population in 2013: 160 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +33.3%
Males: 69  (43.7%)
Females: 91  (56.3%)
Median resident age:  30.4 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip code: 55325

Estimated median household income in 2012: $39,602 (it was $39,375 in 2000)
Kingston:

$39,602
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,550 (it was $13,525 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $133,134 (it was $64,000 in 2000)
Kingston:

$133,134
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $164,557; Detached houses: $173,123; In 2-unit structures: $205,584; Mobile homes: $54,101
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  • White alone - 153 (95.0%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (1.9%)
  • Hispanic - 3 (1.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.6%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.6%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Kingston: 90.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (28.6%), Swedish (12.5%), United States (7.1%), Irish (6.0%), Hungarian (5.4%), Arab (1.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1027 feet

Land area: 0.49 square miles.

Population density: 325 people per square mile   (very low).

Kingston, Minnesota map

For population 25 years and over in Kingston:

  • High school or higher: 79.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Kingston city:

  • Never married: 7.5%
  • Now married: 70.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 12.3%
  • Divorced: 9.8%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.7%
Minnesota:  7.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,235 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,611 (0.9%)

Kingston satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Cloud, MN (25.9 miles , pop. 59,107).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (53.6 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (405.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Dassel, MN (2.8 miles ), Kimball, MN (2.8 miles ), South Haven, MN (2.9 miles ), Darwin, MN (2.9 miles ), Watkins, MN (3.1 miles ), Fairhaven, MN (3.2 miles ), Cokato, MN (3.2 miles ), Annandale, MN (3.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $150,000

Latitude: 45.20 N, Longitude: 94.31 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 320

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

4.5%
Minnesota:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -11 (-8.4%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (23%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (15%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Utilities (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (50%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Information (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (14%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9%)
  • Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (15%)
  • Child care workers (15%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (9%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (9%)

Average climate in Kingston, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Kingston-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 15% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/19/1951, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 22.1 miles away from the Kingston city center killed one person and injured 20 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/6/1965, a category F4 tornado 32.6 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 175 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Kingston-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Minnesota state average. It is 90% 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 89.9 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 101.5 miles away from Kingston center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 259.4 miles away from the city 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 130.2 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 36.1 miles away from Kingston 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 283.1 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 Meeker County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Kingston topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Kingston:

  • DASSEL LAKESIDE COMM HOME (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; DASSEL, MN)
  • LAKESIDE HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; DASSEL, MN)
  • COKATO MANOR (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; COKATO, MN)
  • HILLTOP CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; WATKINS, MN)
  • ANNANDALE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; ANNANDALE, MN)
  • EMMANUEL HOME (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; LITCHFIELD, MN)
  • AUGUSTANA HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; LITCHFIELD, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kingston:

  • College of Saint Benedict (about 26 miles; Saint Joseph, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,025)
  • Rasmussen College-Minnesota (about 26 miles; St. Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 4,575)
  • Saint Cloud State University (about 26 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 12,822)
  • St Cloud Technical and Community College (about 28 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 3,493)
  • Ridgewater College (about 38 miles; Willmar, MN; FT enrollment: 3,288)
  • Hennepin Technical College (about 46 miles; Brooklyn Park, MN; FT enrollment: 4,515)
  • North Hennepin Community College (about 47 miles; Brooklyn Park, MN; FT enrollment: 4,943)

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Church in Kingston: Kingston Apostolic Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 11.8%
Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  68.9%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.6%
Whole state:  6.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Kingston compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (79%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Wood (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Kingston city (based on Meeker County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 68.50%
Here: 68.5%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist Church
Adherents43.6%28.8%5.3%4.1%3.8%
Congregations25.6%12.8%5.1%5.1%7.7%
Name The Evangelical Covenant ChurchBaptist General ConferenceChristian Churches and Churches of ChristUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents3.1%2.6%1.6%1.5%5.6%
Congregations5.1%5.1%5.1%5.1%23.1%
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
Meeker County:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Meeker County:

7.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Here:

6.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.2%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Meeker County:

29.2%
Minnesota:

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

18.2%
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 0$0 1$13
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$315
Totals for Government 0$0 7$328

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

  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($12.50)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($12.50)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($12.50)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($12.50)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($6.25)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($6.25)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($6.25)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $2,000 ($12.50)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $5,000 ($31.25)

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

  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($6.25)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $10,000 ($62.50)
  • Tax - Property: $13,000 ($81.25)
    NEC: $1,000 ($6.25)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $12,000 ($75.00)

4.80% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,350 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.80%
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 McLeod County, MN  0.80% ($37,819 average AGI)
from Stearns County, MN  0.78% ($27,507)
from Wright County, MN  0.52% ($40,106)


5.67% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,660 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.67%
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 Stearns County, MN  0.90% ($31,500 average AGI)
to McLeod County, MN  0.62% ($30,474)
to Wright County, MN  0.53% ($36,875)

Strongest AM radio stations in Kingston:

  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WBHR (660 AM; 10 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HERBERT M. HOPPE)
  • 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)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WVAL (800 AM; 3 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: TRI-COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KXSS (1390 AM; 3 kW; WAITE PARK, MN; Owner: REPCOM, INC.)
  • KWOM (1600 AM; 5 kW; WATERTOWN, MN; Owner: WATERTOWN RADIO, INC.)
  • KSMM (1530 AM; 9 kW; SHAKOPEE, MN; Owner: STARBOARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMNN (1330 AM; 10 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO.)
  • KLFD (1410 AM; 1 kW; LITCHFIELD, MN; Owner: MID MINNESOTA BROADCASTING)

Strongest FM radio stations in Kingston:

  • KZPK (98.9 FM; PAYNESVILLE, MN; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KMXK (94.9 FM; COLD SPRING, MN; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF ST. CLOUD, INC.)
  • KSJR-FM (90.1 FM; COLLEGEVILLE, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KNSR (88.9 FM; COLLEGEVILLE, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KARP-FM (106.9 FM; DASSEL, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KCLD-FM (104.7 FM; ST. CLOUD, MN; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KLCI (106.1 FM; ELK RIVER, MN; Owner: MILESTONE RADIO LLC)
  • KTTB (96.3 FM; GLENCOE, MN; Owner: BLUE CHIP BROADCASTING LICENSES II, LTD.)
  • KQIC (102.5 FM; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: LAKELAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHMH-FM (101.7 FM; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: TRI-COUNTY BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KQQL (107.9 FM; ANOKA, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KVSC (88.1 FM; ST. CLOUD, MN; Owner: ST. CLOUD STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KLZZ (103.7 FM; WAITE PARK, MN; Owner: REPCOM, INC.)
  • KCML (99.9 FM; ST. JOSEPH, MN; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES INC)
  • KKJM (92.9 FM; ST. JOSEPH, MN; Owner: GABRIEL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, ST. CLOUD)
  • KCFB (91.5 FM; ST. CLOUD, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA CHRISTIAN B/CASTERS, INC)
  • KKLN (94.1 FM; ATWATER, MN; Owner: FLAGSHIP BROADCASTING, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Kingston:

  • KPXM (Channel 41; ST. CLOUD, MN; Owner: PAXSON MINNEAPOLIS LICENSE, INC.)
  • K19BG (Channel 19; ST. CLOUD, MN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 8 meters (26ft)
Total costs: $403,000
Total average daily traffic: 4,092
Total average daily truck traffic: 350
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 4,200

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

6
  • Marvin Rosenberg, Kingston, Minnesota (Lat: 45.206417 Lon: -94.308583), Type: 90.5, Overall height: 89.6 m
    Registrant: 2024577147, Mrosenbe@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, N.W., STE
  • Marvin Rosenberg, Kingston, Minnesota (Lat: 45.206417 Lon: -94.308583), Type: 90.5, Overall height: 89.6 m
    Registrant: 2024577147, Mrosenbe@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, N.W., STE
  • Edward Hummers, Kingston, Minnesota (Lat: 45.206417 Lon: -94.308583), Type: 90.5, Overall height: 89.6 m
    Registrant: 2024577147, Mrosenbe@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, N.W., STE
  • GARY MACOMBER, Kingston, Minnesota (Lat: 45.206417 Lon: -94.308583), Type: 90.5, Overall height: 89.6 m
    Registrant: 6516424334, Djones@hbi.Com, 3415 UNIVERSITY AVENUE, WEST
  • DAVID A JONES, Kingston, Minnesota (Lat: 45.206417 Lon: -94.308583), Type: 90.5, Overall height: 89.6 m
    Registrant: 6516424334, Djones@hbi.Com, 3415 UNIVERSITY AVENUE, WEST
  • 0.6 Miles Ne (Lat: 45.206389 Lon: -94.308889), Type: 90.4, Overall height: 83.8 m
    Registrant: 6126424212, Weflr@aol.Com, 3415 UNIVERSITY AVENUE

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • Kingston, 0.6 Miles Ne Of Kingston, Minnesota (Lat: 45.206417 Lon: -94.308583), Type: Tower, Structure height: 89.6 m, Overall height: 90.5 m, Call Sign: WLF460
    Assigned Frequencies: 7075.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/25/1985, Expiration Date: 04/01/2014
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 2099 Pennsylvania Ave, Nw, Ste. 100, Washington, DC 20006-6801, Phone: (202) 828-1889, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • Kingston, Kingston, Minnesota (Lat: 45.206417 Lon: -94.308583), Type: Tower, Structure height: 89.6 m, Overall height: 90.5 m, Call Sign: WLF489
    Assigned Frequencies: 7025.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/17/1986, Expiration Date: 04/01/2006
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 2099 Pennsylvania Ave, Nw., Ste 100, Washington, DC 20006-6801, Phone: (202) 828-1889, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • Kingston, Kingston, Minnesota (Lat: 45.206417 Lon: -94.308583), Type: Tower, Structure height: 89.6 m, Overall height: 90.5 m, Call Sign: WLF510
    Assigned Frequencies: 7100.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/17/1986, Expiration Date: 04/01/2014
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 2099 Pennsylvania Ave., Nw, Ste. 100, Washington, DC 20006-6801, Phone: (202) 828-1889, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

6
  • Call Sign: NG0R, Previous Call Sign: KC0LBT, Licensee ID: L00380300
    Grant Date: 03/16/2004, Expiration Date: 03/16/2014, Certifier: John A Hoaglun
    Registrant: John A Hoaglun, 30826 724th Ave, Kingston, MN 55325
  • Call Sign: K0AEA, Previous Call Sign: KC0SXO, Licensee ID: L00906296
    Grant Date: 09/17/2004, Expiration Date: 09/17/2014, Certifier: Cristy M Hoaglun
    Registrant: Cristy M Hoaglun, 30826 724th Ave, Kingston, MN 55325
  • Call Sign: KD0JZJ, Licensee ID: L01543926
    Grant Date: 01/27/2010, Expiration Date: 01/27/2020, Cancellation Date: 02/17/2010, Certifier: Jacob A Hoaglun
    Registrant: Jacob A Hoaglun, 30826 724th Ave, Kingston, MN 55325
  • Call Sign: KD0JZK, Licensee ID: L01543927
    Grant Date: 01/27/2010, Expiration Date: 01/27/2020, Cancellation Date: 02/17/2010, Certifier: Benjamin A Hoaglun
    Registrant: Benjamin A Hoaglun, 30826 724th Ave, Kingston, MN 55325
  • Call Sign: N2BEN, Previous Call Sign: KD0JZK, Licensee ID: L01543927
    Grant Date: 02/17/2010, Expiration Date: 02/17/2020, Certifier: John A Hoaglun
    Registrant: Benjamin A Hoaglun, 30826 724th Ave, Kingston, MN 55325
  • Call Sign: N0AEA, Previous Call Sign: KD0JZJ, Licensee ID: L01543926
    Grant Date: 02/17/2010, Expiration Date: 02/17/2020, Certifier: John A Hoaglun
    Registrant: Jacob A Hoaglun, 30826 724th Ave, Kingston, MN 55325

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