Leota, Minnesota

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Population in 2010: 209. Population change since 2000: -9.1%
Males: 96  (46.2%)
Females: 113  (53.8%)
Median resident age:  53.2 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip codes: 56153.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $34,247 (it was $30,568 in 2000)
Leota:

$34,247
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,066 (it was $15,664 in 2000)

Leota CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $61,976 (it was $43,600 in 2000)
Leota:

$61,976
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $65,057; Detached houses: $65,057
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  • White alone - 201 (96.2%)
  • Hispanic - 4 (1.9%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (1.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.5%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Leota: 86.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Dutch (58.0%), German (19.1%), United States (7.6%), Irish (4.5%), Norwegian (3.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1720 feet

Land area: 1.36 square miles.

Population density: 154 people per square mile   (very low).

Leota, Minnesota map

For population 25 years and over in Leota:

  • High school or higher: 65.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.9%
  • Unemployed: 2.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Leota CDP:

  • Never married: 16.4%
  • Now married: 72.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 10.8%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

2 residents are foreign born

This place:  1.5%
Minnesota:  7.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $500 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $385 (0.6%)

Leota satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (41.1 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (156.9 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (444.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Kenneth, MN (2.5 miles) , Edgerton, MN (2.5 miles ), Lismore, MN (2.6 miles ), Chandler, MN (2.8 miles ), Hardwick, MN (3.1 miles ), Wilmont, MN (3.3 miles ), Lake Wilson, MN (3.4 miles ), Hatfield, MN (3.5 miles) .

Latitude: 43.83 N, Longitude: 96.02 W

Area code: 507

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

3.8%
Minnesota:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Other services, except public administration (27%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Wholesale trade (11%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Retail trade (29%)
  • Finance and insurance (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (30%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (13%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (12%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Business operations specialists (6%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (9%)
  • Top executives (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)

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

Average climate in Leota, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Leota-area historical tornado activity is above Minnesota state average. It is 66% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1992, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 2.3 miles away from the Leota place center killed one person and injured 35 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/13/1968, a category F5 tornado 26.9 miles away from the place center killed 9 people and injured 150 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Leota-area historical earthquake activity is above Minnesota state average. It is 75% 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 127.0 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 170.6 miles away from Leota 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 162.4 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 128.0 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 122.4 miles away from Leota center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 726.5 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 Nobles County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Leota topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Leota:

  • EDGEBROOK CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; EDGERTON, MN)
  • ARNOLD MEMORIAL NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; ADRIAN, MN)
  • ADRIAN CARE CENTER INC (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; ADRIAN, MN)
  • SANFORD LUVERNE MEDICAL CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 15 miles away; LUVERNE, MN)
  • SANFORD HOSPICE LUVERNE (Hospital, about 16 miles away; LUVERNE, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Leota:

  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 43 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,386)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 45 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 3,711)
  • South Dakota State University (about 51 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 67 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College (about 72 miles; Granite Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,225)
  • University of South Dakota (about 86 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)
  • Buena Vista University (about 92 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)

Private elementary/middle school in Leota:

  • LEOTA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 29; Location: 12034 110TH ST; Grades: 1 - 8)

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Churches in Leota include: Leota Christian Reformed Church (A), Bethel Reformed Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Nobles 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 Leota and their reported violations in the past:

LEOTA (Population served: 250, Purch groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between NOV-21-2011 and FEB-20-2012, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-01-2011), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-01-2011), St Compliance Meeting conducted (DEC-01-2011), St Public Notif received (DEC-07-2011), St Compliance achieved (FEB-20-2012)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 4.6%
Average household size:
This place:  2.1 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  63.0%
Whole state:  64.6%

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

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.0% of all households

Leota 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 below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly 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.

Banks with branches in Leota (2011 data):

  • First State Bank Southwest: Leota Branch at 423 Main Street, branch established on 1981/08/10. Info updated 2011/10/26: Bank assets: $206.1 mil, Deposits: $171.5 mil, headquarters in Pipestone, MN, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: First State Bank Southwest 2010 Amended And Restated Ksop Plan And Trust

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (47%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (34%)
  • Utility gas (8%)
  • Electricity (8%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Leota CDP (based on Nobles County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 87.57%
Here: 87.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)Lutheran ChurchChristian Reformed Church in North America
Adherents35.9%18.7%10.6%9.0%6.5%
Congregations15.6%11.1%22.2%8.9%8.9%
NameReformed Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents5.3%5.2%3.1%1.5%4.4%
Congregations6.7%6.7%2.2%2.2%15.6%
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: 6
Nobles County:

2.98 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Nobles County:

5.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Here:

8.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.6%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Nobles County:

27.6%
Minnesota:

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

19.5%
State:

13.0%

4.88% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,548 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.88%
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 Minnehaha County, SD  0.45% ($29,378 average AGI)
from Murray County, MN  0.30% ($37,400)
from Ramsey County, MN  0.28% ($27,478)


6.01% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,865 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.01%
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 Minnehaha County, SD  0.63% ($40,906 average AGI)
to Murray County, MN  0.42% ($30,743)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.37% ($24,226)

Strongest AM radio stations in Leota:

  • 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.)
  • KQAD (800 AM; 1 kW; LUVERNE, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KWOA (730 AM; 1 kW; WORTHINGTON, MN)
  • KELO (1320 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF S.D., INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KNWC (1270 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KKOJ (1190 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MN; Owner: KLEVEN BROADCASTING CO. OF MINN.)
  • 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 Leota:

  • KISD (98.7 FM; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KJOE (106.1 FM; SLAYTON, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KNSW (91.7 FM; WORTHINGTON-MARSHALL, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KRSW (89.3 FM; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • 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.)
  • KNWC-FM (96.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KWOA-FM (95.1 FM; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KKCK (99.7 FM; MARSHALL, MN; Owner: KMHL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMXC (97.3 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KITN (93.5 FM; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Leota:

  • KSMN (Channel 20; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA EDUCATIONAL TV COMPANY)
  • KELO-TV (Channel 11; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
  • 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)
  • K07TY (Channel 7; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: NOBLES BROADCASTING CO., LTD.)
  • KAUN (Channel 36; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RAPID BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTTW (Channel 17; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K15EB (Channel 15; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Call Sign: WPZZ828
    Assigned Frequencies: 468.875 MHz, 463.875 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/19/2004, Expiration Date: 04/19/2014, Certifier: Bradford J Mouw
    Registrant: Sioux Falls Two Way Radio Svc. Inc., 700 E. 3rd. St., Sioux Falls, SD 57103, Phone: (605) 334-9816, Fax: (605) 334-1554, Email:

Most common first names in Leota, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Henry884.9 years
John775.7 years
William479.3 years
Peter381.6 years
Bessie288.5 years
Frank280.5 years
Alice282.0 years
Elizabeth283.0 years
Jacob274.5 years
Johanna279.5 years
Most common last names in Leota, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Deboer588.2 years
Hofkamp480.8 years
Schaap491.3 years
Lubben382.0 years
Ruiter384.7 years
Prins379.0 years
Vanessen380.6 years
Groen390.0 years
Gunnink269.5 years
Beckering280.5 years
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