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Kittson County

Population in 2012: 226 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -8.1%
 

Males: 127  (56.3%)
Females: 99  (43.7%)

Median resident age:  49.2 years
Minnesota median age:  43.1 years

Zip codes: 56734.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $28,610 (it was $25,278 in 2000)
Lake Bronson:

$28,610
Minnesota:

$56,954
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $14,677

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $21,776 (it was $21,800 in 2000)
Lake Bronson:

$21,776
Minnesota:

$183,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $41,665; Detached houses: $37,966; Townhouses or other attached units: $31,657; Mobile homes: $80,549

Median gross rent in 2011: $418.

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  • White alone - 227 (99.1%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (0.9%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lake Bronson: 84.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Swedish (27.5%), Norwegian (19.7%), Polish (18.6%), German (14.2%), Scotch-Irish (4.4%), English (3.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 0.60 square miles.

Population density: 377 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Lake Bronson:

  • High school or higher: 91.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.0%
  • Unemployed: 7.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lake Bronson city:

  • Never married: 31.3%
  • Now married: 32.8%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 27.7%

0 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.0%
Minnesota:  6.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $300 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $338 (1.4%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (128.9 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (306.1 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (645.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Halma, MN (2.4 miles) , Lancaster, MN (3.3 miles ), Karlstad, MN (3.6 miles ), Kennedy, MN (3.6 miles ), Hallock, MN (3.6 miles ), Donaldson, MN (3.9 miles) , Strandquist, MN (4.4 miles) , Stephen, MN (4.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $58,000
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 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: 48.73 N, Longitude: 96.66 W

Area code: 218

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.4%
Minnesota:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -25 (-9.2%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (39%)
  • Retail trade (23%)
  • Wholesale trade (15%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (2%)
  • Retail trade (29%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (17%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (16%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Construction laborers (9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (16%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)

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Tornado activity:

Lake Bronson-area historical tornado activity is below Minnesota state average. It is 37% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/19/2004, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 21.9 miles away from the Lake Bronson city center caused $200,000 in damages.

On 6/6/1999, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 51.8 miles away from the city center caused $1 million in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Kittson County (24) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 21
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Floods: 11, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 5, Heavy Rains: 3, Blizzard: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Lake Bronson:

  • KITTSON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, about 14 miles away; HALLOCK, MN)

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Airports located in Lake Bronson:

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

  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 48 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,038)
  • University of North Dakota (about 60 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 10,215)
  • Bemidji State University (about 120 miles; Bemidji, MN; FT enrollment: 3,658)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 128 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 11,679)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 130 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 5,882)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 130 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,740)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 172 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 3,462)

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Notable locations in Lake Bronson: Lake Bronson Fire Department (A), Kittson County Historical Museum (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Lake Bronson include: Community Covenant Church (A), Zion Lutheran Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Tourist attraction: Kittson CO Historical Museum (332 East Main Street).

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

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

  • LAKE BRONSON (Population served: 240, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 19.8%

Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  51.4%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  11.9%
Whole state:  6.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Lake Bronson, MN

Lake Bronson compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value 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 above 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.


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School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Lake Bronson travel time to work - commute


Lake Bronson mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (45%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (26%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • Utility gas (7%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Lake Bronson (based on Kittson County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 84.86%
Here84.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic Church The Evangelical Covenant ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents63.2%18.5%5.3%4.7%8.4%
Congregations37.5%12.5%16.7%4.2%29.2%
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
Kittson County:

8.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Kittson County:

4.45 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
This county:

15.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.3%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Kittson County:

27.6%
State:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.7%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$1,177
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$1,862
Totals for Government 0$0 2$3,039

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

  • Current Operations - Housing & Community Development: $69,000 ($305.31)
    General - Other: $46,000 ($203.54)
    Regular Highways: $36,000 ($159.29)
    Financial Administration: $36,000 ($159.29)
    Water Utilities: $28,000 ($123.89)
    Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($22.12)
    Sewerage: $5,000 ($22.12)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($4.42)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($4.42)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $10,000 ($44.25)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $8,000 ($35.40)
    All Other: $4,000 ($17.70)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $13,000 ($57.52)
    Special Assessments: $9,000 ($39.82)
    General Revenue, NEC: $3,000 ($13.27)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $24,000 ($106.19)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $77,000 ($340.71)
    General Support: $72,000 ($318.58)
  • Tax - Property: $22,000 ($97.35)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $11,000 ($48.67)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $11,000 ($48.67)

4.35% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,392 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.35%
Minnesota average:

7.79%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.



6.26% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,966 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.26%
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 Grand Forks County, ND  0.65% ($25,083 average AGI)
to Roseau County, MN  0.54% ($24,500)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lake Bronson:

  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KNOX (1310 AM; 5 kW; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KCNN (1590 AM; 5 kW; EAST GRAND FORKS, MN; Owner: KRAD, INC.)
  • KKAQ (1460 AM; 3 kW; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KQWB (1660 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KXPO (1340 AM; 1 kW; GRAFTON, ND; Owner: KGPC COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Lake Bronson:

  • KNRR (Channel 12; PEMBINA, ND; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)

Lake Bronson fatal accident list:

Jul 16, 1995 10:45 AM, 28, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 1 meters (3ft)
Total average daily traffic: 1,251
Total average daily truck traffic: 162
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 1,350


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

7
  • Guy Chambers, On Roseau Co Hwy 7, 3 Miles South Of Co Hwy 25. (Lat: 48.849250 Lon: -96.404056), Type: 106.7, Overall height: 100.6 m
    Registrant: 6512347966, Guy.Chambers@state.Mn.Us, 395 JOHN IRELAND BOULEVARD
  • Guy Chambers, On Roseau Co Hwy 7, 3 Miles South Of Co Hwy 25. (Lat: 48.849250 Lon: -96.404056), Type: 106.7, Overall height: 100.6 m
    Registrant: 6512347969, James.Mohn@state.Mn.Us, 395 JOHN IRELAND BOULEVARD
  • Guy Chambers, On Roseau Co Hwy 7, 3 Miles South Of Co Hwy 25. (Lat: 48.849250 Lon: -96.404056), Type: 106.7, Structure height: 27135 m, Overall height: 100.6 m
    Registrant: 6512973692, , 395 JOHN IRELAND BOULEVARD
  • Jeromy Pribil, County Road 22 (Lat: 48.732667 Lon: -96.677611), Type: 94.5, Structure height: 27069 m, Overall height: 94.5 m
    Registrant: 5157102040, Jpribil@impact7g.Com, 6505 MERLE HAY ROAD, SUITE B
  • John Monday, County Road 22 (Lat: 48.732667 Lon: -96.677611), Type: 94.5, Structure height: 27069 m, Overall height: 91.5 m
    Registrant: 5157102040, Jpribil@impact7g.Com, 6505 MERLE HAY ROAD, SUITE B
  • John Monday, County Road 22 (Lat: 48.732667 Lon: -96.677611), Type: 94.5, Structure height: 27069 m, Overall height: 91.5 m
    Registrant: 9722347003, Fccmw@att.Com, 2200 N. GREENVILLE AVE, 1W, Phone: (You) ngb-lood
  • Kristen Cesana, County Road 22 (Lat: 48.732667 Lon: -96.677611), Type: 94.5, Structure height: 27069 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
  • Lake Bronson State Park Shop (Lat: 48.723306 Lon: -96.621444), Type: Tower, Structure height: 18 m, Overall height: 24 m, Call Sign: WRW686
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.190 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/25/2012, Expiration Date: 05/16/2022, Certifier: Joseph G Dobesh Iii
    Registrant: Office Of Electronic Communications, Transportation Bldg, Saint Paul, MN 55155, Fax: (612) 297-5735

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • Lake Bronson, 3884 220th Street (Lat: 48.717250 Lon: -96.605333), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 60.6 m, Call Sign: WQDM485
    Assigned Frequencies: 6785.00 MHz, 6755.00 MHz, 6541.25 MHz, 6665.62 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/29/2005, Expiration Date: 09/29/2015, Certifier: Robert J Prudhomme
    Registrant: State Of Department Of Transportation Minnseota, 395 John Ireland Blvd., Ms730, St. Paul, MN 55155, Phone: (651) 234-7973, Fax: (651) 234-7960, Email:
  • Juneberry, On Roseau Co Hwy 7, 3 Miles South Of Co Hwy 25. (Lat: 48.849250 Lon: -96.404056), Type: Tower, Structure height: 100.6 m, Overall height: 106.7 m, Call Sign: WQNA480
    Assigned Frequencies: 6595.00 MHz, 6645.00 MHz, 6675.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/23/2010, Expiration Date: 11/23/2020, Certifier: Thomas E Walsh
    Registrant: Minnesota Department Of Transportation, 395 John Ireland Blvd Ms730, Saint Paul, MN 55155, Phone: (651) 234-7973, Fax: (651) 234-7960, Email:
  • STATION, Jct Of County Rds 3 And 1c (Lat: 48.714972 Lon: -96.602806), Overall height: 47.2 m, Call Sign: WHI552
    Assigned Frequencies: 2141.20 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/06/2002, Expiration Date: 10/27/2012, Cancellation Date: 08/18/2010
    Registrant: Phone: (612) 296-7418

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR INC AT-301 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 71 mph), Engine: P&W R1340 SERIES (600 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2317Z , Serial Number: 301-0364, Year manufactured: 1981, Airworthiness Date: 05/26/1981
    Registrant (Individual): Bryon L Carlson, Po Box 10, Lake Bronson, MN 56734
  • Aircraft: STINSON 108-3 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6713M , Serial Number: 108-4713, Year manufactured: 1948, Airworthiness Date: 08/13/1958
    Registrant (Individual): Bryon L Carlson, Po Box 10, Lake Bronson, MN 56734



Most common first names in Lake Bronson, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Fred679.8 years
Carl680.2 years
John677.7 years
Charles576.8 years
Oscar578.8 years
Gordon376.0 years
Donald373.0 years
George371.6 years
Alfred380.0 years
August370.7 years
Most common last names in Lake Bronson, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson2378.1 years
Anderson1572.2 years
Olson1080.8 years
Peterson773.7 years
Gunnarson681.5 years
Larson672.0 years
Blomquist683.8 years
Nelson683.7 years
Sandahl584.4 years
Norberg575.8 years

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