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Nobles County

Population in 2010: 209. Population change since 2000: -9.1%
Males: 102  (48.8%)
Females: 107  (51.2%)

Median resident age:  53.2 years
Minnesota median age:  43.1 years

Zip codes: 56153.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $35,306 (it was $30,568 in 2000)
Leota:

$35,306
Minnesota:

$56,954
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $19,236

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $62,685 (it was $43,600 in 2000)
Leota:

$62,685
Minnesota:

$183,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $75,043; Detached houses: $75,043

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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%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Leota: 89.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Dutch (72.1%), German (13.0%), Irish (5.2%), Norwegian (4.5%), United States (3.2%), English (1.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1720 feet

Land area: 1.36 square miles.

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

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For population 25 years and over in Leota:

  • High school or higher: 56.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.2%
  • Unemployed: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Leota CDP:

  • Never married: 11.1%
  • Now married: 81.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.9%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

5 residents are foreign born (2.8% Latin America).

This place:  2.8%
Minnesota:  6.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $580 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $368 (0.6%)

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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 July 2013:
Here:

4.2%
Minnesota:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Other services, except public administration (29%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (19%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Retail trade (47%)
  • Finance and insurance (22%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Manufacturing (3%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
  • Public administration (3%)
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%)

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Tornado activity:

Leota-area historical tornado activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 147% 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 significantly below Minnesota state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/19/2005 at 02:43:46, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 77.5 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 95.1 miles away from Leota center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

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: Storms: 6, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Floods: 3, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snow: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Leota:

  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 45 miles; Marshall, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,730)
  • South Dakota State University (about 51 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 9,084)
  • University of South Dakota (about 86 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 5,598)
  • Buena Vista University (about 92 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,241)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 96 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,536)
  • South Central College (about 102 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,118)
  • Ridgewater College (about 102 miles; Willmar, MN; FT enrollment: 2,670)

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 (Address: 101 Park Avenue North , Population served: 275, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-1997 and DEC-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (DEC-17-1997), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-17-1997), St Public Notif requested (DEC-17-1997), St Tech Assistance Visit (DEC-17-1997), St Compliance Meeting conducted (DEC-17-1997), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-17-1997), St Compliance achieved (DEC-24-1997)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-1997 and DEC-1997, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-08-1997), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-08-1997), St BCA signed (APR-01-1998), St Compliance achieved (JUN-15-1998)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 3.0%

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Leota, MN

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 above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.


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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

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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (38%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (34%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Utility gas (11%)

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Religion statistics for Leota (based on Nobles County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 87.57%
Here87.6%
USA50.2%

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
Here:

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.
Minnesota:

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

5.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.46 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

7.6%
State:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.6%
State:

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

19.5%
Minnesota:

13.0%

4.10% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($25,194 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.10%
Minnesota average:

7.79%

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


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Minnehaha County, SD  0.35% ($24,037 average AGI)
from Jackson County, MN  0.23% ($22,278)
from Cottonwood County, MN  0.20% ($22,067)


6.47% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,923 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.47%
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 Minnehaha County, SD  0.74% ($25,121 average AGI)
to Murray County, MN  0.38% ($40,733)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.34% ($29,481)

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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