Leota, Minnesota

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Population in 2010: 209.
Population change since 2000: -9.1%
Males: 106  (51.0%)
Females: 103  (49.0%)
Median resident age:

46.5 years
Minnesota median age:

38.4 years

Zip codes: 56153.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $49,036 (it was $30,568 in 2000)
Leota:

$49,036
MN:

$74,593

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $25,980 (it was $15,664 in 2000)

Leota CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $68,203 (it was $43,600 in 2000)
Leota:

$68,203
MN:

$246,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $230,351; detached houses: $230,677
March 2019 cost of living index in Leota: 85.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 2.6%

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Ancestries: Dutch (66.7%), Hungarian (16.0%), German (9.0%), Italian (3.5%).

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

4 residents are foreign born

This place:

2.1%
Minnesota:

8.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $627 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $450 (0.9%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Leota, MN in 2019
Distribution of house value in Leota, MN in 2019
Leota satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.8%
Minnesota:

3.9%
Most common industries in Leota, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Truck transportation (17.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.9%)
  • Educational services (8.1%)
  • Health care (8.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.5%)
  • Food (6.5%)
  • Farm product raw materials merchant wholesalers (5.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Truck transportation (24.6%)
  • Farm product raw materials merchant wholesalers (10.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.7%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (8.7%)
  • Construction (5.8%)
  • Food (5.8%)
  • Educational services (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (16.7%)
  • Educational services (13.0%)
  • Food (7.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.4%)
  • Truck transportation (7.4%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (5.6%)
Most common occupations in Leota, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (17.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (11.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (9.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Top executives (4.9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4.9%)
  • Cashiers (4.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (30.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (13.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (11.6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8.7%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.3%)
  • Top executives (2.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (13.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (9.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (9.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9.3%)
  • Top executives (7.4%)
  • Cashiers (7.4%)

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 significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 150% greater 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 the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 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 Leota 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 Leota 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 (17) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 4, Winds: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1, Other: 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)

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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)
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Leota:

Marital status in Leota, MN
  • Never married: 15.2%
  • Now married: 62.6%
  • Separated: 4.2%
  • Widowed: 14.9%
  • Divorced: 3.1%

For population 25 years and over in Leota:

  • High school or higher: 92.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.4%
  • Unemployed: 2.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.5
Minnesota average:

10.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Leota, MN (based on Nobles County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic5,6207
Mainline Protestant5,01617
Evangelical Protestant3,91222
Other2452
None6,585-
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: 6
Nobles County:

2.98 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Nobles 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.
Minnesota:

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

8.46 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

7.6%
State:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.6%
Minnesota:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

19.5%
Minnesota:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Leota:

60.0%
Minnesota:

50.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

56.5%
Minnesota:

48.4%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.0
Minnesota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

15.8%
State:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Leota:

8.3%
State:

9.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

7.3
Minnesota:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

35.8%
State:

33.5%

General health condition:
Leota:

63.1%
Minnesota:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Leota:

75.0%
Minnesota:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Leota, MN Residents

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.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 16Number of bridges
  • 49ft / 15.4mTotal length
  • $262,000,000Total costs
  • 1,719Total average daily traffic
  • 2,004Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic
New bridges in Leota, MN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Leota, MN

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Call Sign: WPZZ828,
    Assigned Frequencies: 468.875 MHz, 463.875 MHz, Grant Date: 01/23/2014, Expiration Date: 04/19/2024, 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:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Leota, Lat: 43.835444 Lon: -96.013583, Type: Silo, Structure height: 36.6 m, Overall height: 38.7 m, Call Sign: WQKH680,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 03/27/2019, Expiration Date: 02/14/2021, Cancellation Date: 03/09/2021, Certifier: Greg F Radtke Mr., Registrant: Shelley Sadowsky, LLC, 5938 Dorchester Way, Rockville, MD 20852, Phone: (202) 997-9392, 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Leota, MN
  • 70.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 17.6%Electricity
  • 11.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Leota, MN
  • 100.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


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 significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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