Lake Benton, Minnesota

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Population in 2014: 662 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.8%
 
Males: 294  (44.6%)
Females: 368  (55.4%)
Median resident age:  48.5 years
Minnesota median age:  37.7 years

Zip codes: 56149.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $34,873 (it was $29,583 in 2000)
Lake Benton:

$34,873
MN:

$60,702

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $26,323 (it was $15,922 in 2000)

Lake Benton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $58,372 (it was $40,000 in 2000)
Lake Benton:

$58,372
MN:

$180,100

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $72,690; Detached houses: $73,038

Median gross rent in 2013: $541.

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  • Races in Lake Benton, MN (2010)

    Lake Benton races chart
    • 67398.5%White alone
    • 71.0%Two or more races
    • 20.3%Hispanic
    • 10.1%Black alone

Races in Lake Benton detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Lake Benton: 85.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (35.9%), Norwegian (8.4%), Danish (8.0%), United States (6.0%), Irish (5.8%), Dutch (5.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1760 feet

Land area: 3.82 square miles.

Population density: 173 people per square mile   (very low).

Lake Benton,MN real estate house value index trend

Lake Benton, Minnesota map

For population 25 years and over in Lake Benton:

  • High school or higher: 96.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lake Benton city:

  • Never married: 16.9%
  • Now married: 56.7%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 12.3%
  • Divorced: 13.3%

23 residents are foreign born (1.5% Latin America, 1.1% Europe, 1.0% Asia).

This city:

3.2%
Minnesota:

7.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $971 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $901 (1.7%)

Lake Benton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (54.9 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (156.4 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (465.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Tyler, MN (2.8 miles ), Elkton, SD (3.1 miles ), Arco, MN (3.1 miles) , Ruthton, MN (3.3 miles ), Ward, SD (3.4 miles) , Florence, MN (3.4 miles) , Holland, MN (3.6 miles ), Ivanhoe, MN (3.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $62,800
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $101,700
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $104,900
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $170,200
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $115,900
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $115,900
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $115,900
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $115,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 44.26 N, Longitude: 96.29 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Windpower Capital

Area code: 507

Lake Benton household income distribution Lake Benton home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.2%
Minnesota:

3.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +9 (+1.3%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (23%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Utilities (9%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (15%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Lake Benton: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Lake Benton, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Lake Benton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 45% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/13/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 27.3 miles away from the Lake Benton city center killed 9 people and injured 150 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/16/1992, a category F5 tornado 28.2 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 35 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lake Benton-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 74% 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 98.1 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 154.8 miles away from Lake Benton center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 97.7 miles away from the city 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 166.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 113.4 miles away from Lake Benton center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 709.3 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lincoln County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lake Benton topographic map

Birthplace of: Harold Koch Boysen - World War I flying ace.

Hospitals and medical centers near Lake Benton:

  • TYLER HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; TYLER, MN)
  • TYLER HEALTHCARE CENTER INC (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; TYLER, MN)
  • DIVINE PROVIDENCE HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; IVANHOE, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lake Benton:

  • South Dakota State University (about 25 miles; Brookings, SD; Full-time enrollment: 10,392)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 30 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 3,711)
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College (about 52 miles; Granite Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,225)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 54 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • Ridgewater College (about 86 miles; Willmar, MN; FT enrollment: 3,288)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 94 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • University of South Dakota (about 108 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)

Public high school in Lake Benton:

Public elementary/middle schools in Lake Benton:

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Library in Lake Benton:

  • LAKE BENTON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $28,346; Location: 110 E BENTON; 8,562 books; 15,187 e-books; 146 audio materials; 605 video materials; 14 state licensed databases; 57 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Lake Benton: Lake Benton (A), Lake Benton Police Department (B), Lake Benton Library (C), Lake Benton Fire Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Lake Benton include: United Methodist Church (A), Saint John's Evangelical Lutheran Church (B), Church of Saint Genevieve (C), Grace Lutheran Church (D), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (E), First Baptist Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Memorial Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Heritage Center (Museums; Po Box 206), Lake Benton Economicdevelopment Authority (Museums; Po Box 206), Wooden Diamond B & B (Recreation Areas; 504 Shady Shore Drive).

Hotels: Steve's Resort Motel (Po Box 373), HWY 75 Motel (Highway 75).

Lincoln County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 11.8%
(11.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 11.1% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.0 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  52.4%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.0%
Whole state:  6.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported
4 people in other group homes in 2000
2 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Banks with branches in Lake Benton (2011 data):

  • First Security Bank - Canby.: First Security Bank - Lake Benton Br at 107 North Center Street, branch established on 1906/12/12. Info updated 2011/06/08: Bank assets: $59.0 mil, Deposits: $50.5 mil, headquarters in Canby, MN, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: First Sleepy Eye Bancorporation, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.1
Minnesota average:

10.7

Lake Benton travel time to work - commute Lake Benton mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Lake Benton city (based on Lincoln County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,0269
Catholic1,6734
Evangelical Protestant8119
Other11
None1,385-
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
Lincoln County:

6.82 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Lincoln County:

15.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Here:

8.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.3%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Lincoln County:

26.6%
Minnesota:

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

13.1%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Lake Benton:

52.5%
State:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Lake Benton:

50.6%
Minnesota:

46.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.2
Minnesota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

19.8%
Minnesota:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Lake Benton:

16.2%
State:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Lake Benton:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

41.9%
Minnesota:

33.2%

General health condition:
Here:

55.7%
Minnesota:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Lake Benton:

77.0%
State:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Lake Benton, MN Residents
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$1,854
Police Protection - Officers 1$10,396$124,7522$3,369
Streets and Highways 2$20,699$124,1940$0
Local Libraries 0$0 2$3,222
Other and Unallocable 1$6,437$77,2447$20,246
Totals for Government 4$37,532$112,59612$28,691

Lake Benton government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $242,000 ($365.56)
    Liquor Stores: $213,000 ($321.75)
    Regular Highways: $96,000 ($145.02)
    General - Other: $54,000 ($81.57)
    Police Protection: $44,000 ($66.47)
    Financial Administration: $25,000 ($37.76)
    Fire Protection: $22,000 ($33.23)
    Libraries: $17,000 ($25.68)
    Parks & Recreation: $11,000 ($16.62)
    Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($7.55)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $77,000 ($116.31)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $114,000 ($172.21)
    Water Utilities: $7,000 ($10.57)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($3.02)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $126,000 ($190.33)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)

Lake Benton government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $19,000 ($28.70)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($1.51)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $37,000 ($55.89)
    Interest Earnings: $18,000 ($27.19)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $247,000 ($373.11)
    Liquor Stores: $231,000 ($348.94)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $232,000 ($350.45)
    Water Utilities: $32,000 ($48.34)
    All Other: $11,000 ($16.62)
  • Tax - Property: $95,000 ($143.50)
    NEC: $1,000 ($1.51)

Lake Benton government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,290,000 ($1948.64)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $1,262,000 ($1906.34)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $28,000 ($42.30)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $344,000 ($519.64)

4.55% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,533 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.55%
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 Lyon County, MN  1.00% ($31,913 average AGI)
from Pipestone County, MN  0.74% ($25,176)


6.17% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,607 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.17%
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 Lyon County, MN  1.23% ($41,034 average AGI)
to Pipestone County, MN  0.55% ($24,846)
to Brookings County, SD  0.55% ($36,231)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lake Benton:

  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • 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)
  • KBRK (1430 AM; 1 kW; BROOKINGS, SD; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF BROOKINGS, INC.)
  • KELO (1320 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF S.D., INC.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KNWC (1270 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lake Benton:

  • KKCK (99.7 FM; MARSHALL, MN; Owner: KMHL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KISD (98.7 FM; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KJOE (106.1 FM; SLAYTON, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KLQL (101.1 FM; LUVERNE, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KELO-FM (92.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KARL (105.1 FM; TRACY, MN; Owner: KMHL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KNWC-FM (96.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KNSW (91.7 FM; WORTHINGTON-MARSHALL, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KKHG (107.9 FM; FLANDREAU, SD; Owner: LA COMMUNIQUE, INC.)
  • KARZ (107.5 FM; MARSHALL, MN; Owner: KMHL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • K277AI (103.3 FM; RUSSELL, MN; Owner: CHRISTIAN HERITAGE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRSW (89.3 FM; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KDBX (107.1 FM; CLEAR LAKE, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Lake Benton:

  • KELO-TV (Channel 11; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
  • KSMN (Channel 20; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA EDUCATIONAL TV COMPANY)
  • KSFY-TV (Channel 13; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KDLT-TV (Channel 46; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • K67GH (Channel 67; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K40FZ (Channel 40; BROOKINGS, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)

Lake Benton fatal accident list:

Sep 16, 1998 07:54 AM, Us-14, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Sep 5, 1992 00:10 AM, 75, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Sep 19, 1991 06:49 PM, 21, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jul 2, 1980 10:25 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 7, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Jun 17, 1976 11:30 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jun 17, 1975 11:30 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 19m62ftTotal length
  • 12,885Total average daily traffic
  • 768Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Lake Benton)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

47 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

7
  • 2.2 Mi Nw (Lat: 44.287750 Lon: -96.318083), Structure height: 15 m, Call Sign: WNYR677, Licensee ID: L00438133
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.337 MHzGrant Date: 01/11/2012, Expiration Date: 03/05/2022Registrant: Lincoln Pipestone Rural Water System, 415 E Benton St., Lake Benton, MN 56149, Phone: (507) 368-4248, Fax: (507) 368-4573, Email:
  • E Side Of Village On Hwy 14 (Lat: 44.262472 Lon: -96.266972), Call Sign: KZM921
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.225 MHzGrant Date: 01/22/1996, Expiration Date: 12/04/2000, Cancellation Date: 02/04/2001Registrant: Journal Printing Co Inc, 115 S Center St, Lake Benton, MN 56149, Phone: (507) 368-4214
  • 2 Mi N 2 Mi W (Lat: 44.285528 Lon: -96.320306), Structure height: 30 m, Call Sign: WNFF949
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.395 MHz, 160.965 MHzGrant Date: 09/04/2013, Expiration Date: 09/16/2023, Cancellation Date: 06/02/2015Registrant: Canadian Pacific Railway, 120 South 6th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402, Phone: (612) 904-6093, Fax: (612) 851-5688, Email:
  • Lat: 44.283889 Lon: -96.315833, Call Sign: WPZA997
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.062 MHz, 463.312 MHz, 463.825 MHz, 467.062 MHz, 468.312 MHz, 468.825 MHzGrant Date: 12/05/2013, Expiration Date: 12/17/2023, Certifier: Donnie RooneyRegistrant: Alpha Wireless Communications, 1115 Cross Street, North Mankato, MN 56003, Phone: (507) 625-6720, Fax: (507) 625-6725, Email:
  • Lat: 44.334167 Lon: -96.325000, Call Sign: WPZL538
    Assigned Frequencies: 463.800 MHzGrant Date: 02/06/2004, Expiration Date: 02/06/2014, Cancellation Date: 04/12/2014, Certifier: John W RybinskiRegistrant: M & H Communictions, 604 7th Street Sw, Pipestone, MN 56164, Phone: (507) 825-5321, Fax: (507) 825-2641, Email:
  • 2145 Us Hwy 75 (Lat: 44.364167 Lon: -96.282222), Call Sign: WQNI395
    Assigned Frequencies: 463.387 MHzGrant Date: 02/14/2011, Expiration Date: 02/14/2021, Certifier: Ken KrogRegistrant: M & H Communications, 604 7th Street Sw, Pipestone, MN 56164, Phone: (507) 825-5321, Fax: (507) 825-2641, Email:
  • 1838 220th St (Lat: 44.372361 Lon: -96.295167), Call Sign: WQPF417
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.937 MHzGrant Date: 05/01/2012, Expiration Date: 05/01/2022, Certifier: Scott KrogRegistrant: M & H Communications, 604 7th Street Sw, Pipestone, MN 56164, Phone: (507) 825-5321, Fax: (507) 825-2641, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KB0BXE, Licensee ID: L00469553, Grant Date: 04/18/2012, Expiration Date: 04/18/2022, Certifier: David A Huhta, Registrant: David A Huhta, 336 S Garfield St, Lake Benton, MN 56149
  • Call Sign: WB0HMS, Previous Call Sign: KC0LLS, Licensee ID: L00404595, Grant Date: 12/06/2011, Expiration Date: 01/09/2022, Certifier: Roy D Williams, Registrant: Roy D Williams, 2228 Bay View Dr, Lake Benton, MN 56149
  • Call Sign: W0DRK, Previous Call Sign: WB0YZQ, Licensee ID: L00475445, Grant Date: 04/10/2002, Expiration Date: 04/10/2012, Cancellation Date: 07/02/2007, Certifier: Donald R Knutson, Registrant: Donald R Knutson, 1567 Shady Shore Dr., Lake Benton, MN 56149

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-25-235 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 93 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 2583Q , Serial Number: 25-8056049
    Registrant (Individual): Tony R Dykstra, 109 Jesse St, Lake Benton, MN 56149
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-151 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 80 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8020F , Serial Number: 28-7715253, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 11/23/1976
    Registrant (Individual): Michael L Thooft, 2222 Bay View Dr, Lake Benton, MN 56149
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 7AC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 84321 , Serial Number: 7AC-3015, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 07/15/1956
    Registrant (Individual): William J Langholz, 1338 173rd Ave, Lake Benton, MN 56149
  • Aircraft: MOONEY M20F (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 127 mph), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9588M , Serial Number: 670165, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 11/22/1966
    Registrant (Individual): Dallas A Drietz, 311 Lakeview St S, Lake Benton, MN 56149
  • Aircraft: ERCOUPE 415-C (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 99778 , Serial Number: 2401, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 05/27/1981
    Registrant (Individual): Milo W Downs, 102 Garfield St, Lake Benton, MN 56149

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

  • LINCOLN-PIPESTONE RURAL WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 12,271, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LAKE BENTON (Population served: 683, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
  • HEARTLAND COLONY (Population served: 82, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
Most common first names in Lake Benton, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William1781.1 years
John1277.2 years
Henry1082.1 years
Anna981.1 years
Walter974.8 years
Herman779.0 years
George780.9 years
Mary782.5 years
Peter774.0 years
Carl780.6 years
Most common last names in Lake Benton, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson1980.0 years
Petersen1576.5 years
Meyer1473.3 years
Nielsen1177.5 years
Krog1079.2 years
Nordmeyer876.1 years
Schardin881.6 years
Andersen783.2 years
Kock781.8 years
Trautman777.9 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (65%)
  • Electricity (23%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6%)
  • Utility gas (3%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Lake Benton compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median household income below 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.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
There are 3 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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