Leonard, Minnesota

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Population in 2019: 43 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +48.3%
Males: 24  (57.5%)
Females: 19  (42.5%)
Median resident age:

33.3 years
Minnesota median age:

38.4 years

Zip code: 56652

Estimated median household income in 2019: $67,343 (it was $31,250 in 2000)
Leonard:

$67,343
MN:

$74,593

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $24,603 (it was $17,005 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $123,956 (it was $50,000 in 2000)
Leonard:

$123,956
MN:

$246,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $124,944; detached houses: $125,121
March 2019 cost of living index in Leonard: 84.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 2.5%

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Ancestries: Norwegian (81.8%), Scandinavian (9.1%), Swedish (9.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1440 feet

Land area: 0.45 square miles.

Population density: 95 people per square mile   (very low).

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,332 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $485 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (90.2 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (209.1 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (547.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Clearbrook, MN (2.8 miles ),
Shevlin, MN (2.9 miles),
Bagley, MN (3.3 miles ),
Solway, MN (3.4 miles),
Gonvick, MN (3.6 miles ),
Wilton, MN (4.0 miles),
Ebro, MN (4.0 miles),
Little Rock, MN (4.1 miles )

Latitude: 47.65 N, Longitude: 95.27 W

Area code: 218

Distribution of median household income in Leonard, MN in 2019
Distribution of house value in Leonard, MN in 2019

Leonard satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.5%
Minnesota:

3.9%
Population change in the 1990s: +3 (+11.5%).

Average climate in Leonard, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 58.4. This is better than average.

City:

58.4
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.27. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 19.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.27
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Tornado activity:

Leonard-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Minnesota state average. It is 57% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/5/1981, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 3.4 miles away from the Leonard city center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

On 7/5/1978, a category F2 tornado 6.8 miles away from the city center killed 4 people and injured 44 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Leonard-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 41% 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 142.0 miles away from Leonard center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 145.2 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 310.1 miles away from Leonard 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 149.5 miles away from Leonard center
On 2/7/2020 at 18:30:28, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 ML) earthquake occurred 119.3 miles away from Leonard center
On 1/9/2020 at 18:16:48, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 MB) earthquake occurred 121.0 miles away from Leonard center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Clearwater County (14) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Leonard topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Leonard:

  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - CLEARBROOK (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; CLEARBROOK, MN)
  • PINE RIDGE RESIDENCE (Hospital, about 11 miles away; BAGLEY, MN)
  • SANFORD BAGLEY MEDICAL CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 11 miles away; BAGLEY, MN)
  • CLEARWATER CO NSG SERVICE (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; BAGLEY, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Leonard:

  • Bemidji State University (about 22 miles; Bemidji, MN; Full-time enrollment: 4,316)
  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 53 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,717)
  • University of North Dakota (about 86 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 12,858)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 89 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 90 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 90 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 103 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 4,863)

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Clearwater County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Minnesota:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

63.2%
Whole state:

64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

0.0%
Whole state:

6.9%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Leonard:

Marital status in Leonard, MN
  • Never married: 16.1%
  • Now married: 77.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 6.6%

For population 25 years and over in Leonard:

  • High school or higher: 79.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.0
Minnesota average:

10.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Leonard, MN (based on Clearwater County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,1518
Evangelical Protestant1,73617
Catholic3601
Other2163
None4,232-
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
This county:

4.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Clearwater County:

9.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Clearwater County:

10.94 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

7.8%
State:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.0%
Minnesota:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

17.4%
Minnesota:

13.0%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
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$39
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$162
Totals for Government 0$0 6$201

Leonard government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $5,000 ($116.28)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($69.77)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000 ($46.51)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($23.26)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($23.26)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($23.26)

Leonard government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $5,000 ($116.28)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $6,000 ($139.53)
  • Tax - Property: $4,000 ($93.02)
    Other License: $3,000 ($69.77)

4.97% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,389 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.97%
Minnesota average:

7.17%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Beltrami County, MN  1.52% ($41,229 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Leonard:

  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KKCQ (1480 AM; 5 kW; FOSSTON, MN; Owner: PINE TO PRAIRIE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKBJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: R.P. BROADCASTING)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KBUN (1450 AM; 1 kW; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: PAUL BUNYAN BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WNMT (650 AM; 10 kW; NASHWAUK, MN; Owner: MIDWEST RADIO NETWORK, L.L.C.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KQWB (1660 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • 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.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Leonard:

  • KKEQ (107.1 FM; FOSSTON, MN; Owner: PINE TO PRAIRIE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKCQ-FM (96.7 FM; BAGLEY, MN; Owner: PINE TO PRAIRIE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCRB-FM (88.5 FM; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KNBJ (91.3 FM; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KKBJ-FM (103.7 FM; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: R.P. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBJI (98.3 FM; BLACKDUCK, MN; Owner: R.P. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKZY (95.5 FM; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: BG BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KBHP (101.1 FM; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: PAUL BUNYAN BROADCASTING CO.)

TV broadcast stations around Leonard:

  • KAWE (Channel 9; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: NORTHERN MINNESOTA PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K59FR (Channel 59; RED LAKE, MN; Owner: RED LAKE BAND OF CHIPPEWA INDIANS)
  • K61CM (Channel 61; RED LAKE, MN; Owner: RED LAKE BAND OF CHIPPEWA INDIANS)
  • K28DD (Channel 28; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K30DK (Channel 30; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KFTC (Channel 26; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 7ft / 1.8mTotal length
  • 832Total average daily traffic
  • 805Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Leonard)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Island Lake, On Mn Hwy 89, 1.5 Miles South Of Beltrami Csah 32. (Lat: 47.769417 Lon: -95.002139), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 100.6 m, Overall height: 106.7 m, Call Sign: WQTX760,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6553.75 MHz, 6565.62 MHz, Grant Date: 05/01/2014, Expiration Date: 05/01/2024, Certifier: Thomas E Walsh, Registrant: Minnesota Dept Of Transportation, 1500 West County Road B2 Ms730, Roseville, MN 55113, Phone: (651) 234-7973, Fax: (651) 234-7960, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: MAULE M-5-210C (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 93 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-360 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 62063, N62063, N-62063, Serial Number: 6088C, Airworthiness Date: 03/25/1975, Certificate Issue Date: 03/01/2013
    Registrant (Individual): Bruce A Emmel, 27447 Bjerke Cir, Leonard, MN 56652
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 175 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR GO-300 SERIES (175 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9485B, N9485B, N-9485B, Serial Number: 55285, Year manufactured: 1958, Airworthiness Date: 05/15/2002, Certificate Issue Date: 03/11/2003
    Registrant (Individual): Michael D Luggar, 42672 County Rd 2, Leonard, MN 56652

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Leonard, MN
  • 36.4%Wood
  • 27.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 27.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 9.1%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Leonard, MN
  • 50.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 50.0%Electricity


Leonard compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median house value 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in 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.
There is 1 pilot and 2 other airmen in this city.
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