Litchfield, Minnesota

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Population in 2017: 6,630 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: +1.0%
 
Males: 3,305  (49.9%)
Females: 3,325  (50.1%)
Median resident age:

41.2 years
Minnesota median age:

37.9 years

Zip codes: 55355.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $52,289 (it was $36,021 in 2000)
Litchfield:

$52,289
MN:

$68,388

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $30,890 (it was $19,819 in 2000)

Litchfield city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $156,857 (it was $82,700 in 2000)
Litchfield:

$156,857
MN:

$224,000

Median gross rent in 2017: $771.

March 2019 cost of living index in Litchfield: 77.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 13.9%
(12.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 7.7% for Black residents, 34.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Litchfield, MN (2010)
    • 6,16291.6%White alone
    • 4877.2%Hispanic
    • 350.5%Two or more races
    • 230.3%Black alone
    • 100.1%Asian alone
    • 60.09%American Indian alone
    • 30.04%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Minnesota and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Litchfield, Minnesota as of July 02, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Litchfield is 6,751 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Litchfield by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
10
(149.1)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A2
(30.1)
6
(89.8)
6
(90.2)
4
(60.2)
12
(180.9)
2
(30.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(14.9)
0
(0.0)
2
(30.1)
1
(15.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
4
(59.6)
6
(89.5)
3
(45.1)
4
(60.7)
2
(30.5)
6
(91.5)
2
(29.5)
4
(59.2)
3
(45.1)
4
(59.9)
4
(60.1)
3
(45.2)
7
(105.5)
6
(90.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
37
(551.7)
28
(417.8)
25
(375.7)
19
(288.1)
17
(259.3)
27
(412.0)
21
(309.8)
24
(355.1)
18
(270.6)
31
(464.2)
24
(360.7)
9
(135.5)
25
(376.8)
8
(120.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
175
(2,609)
131
(1,955)
149
(2,239)
97
(1,471)
83
(1,266)
99
(1,511)
74
(1,092)
87
(1,287)
72
(1,082)
100
(1,497)
82
(1,233)
91
(1,370)
101
(1,522)
68
(1,028)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
15
(223.6)
11
(164.1)
9
(135.2)
3
(45.5)
4
(61.0)
4
(61.0)
5
(73.8)
7
(103.6)
5
(75.2)
4
(59.9)
4
(60.1)
6
(90.3)
7
(105.5)
8
(120.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
3
(44.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.2)
1
(15.3)
2
(30.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.1)
0
(0.0)
2
(30.2)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)296.6257.8264.9220.6201.8234.5195.2219.3101.3181.0168.0128.7261.5101.6

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City-data.com crime index in Litchfield, MN

Crime rate in Litchfield detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 11 (10 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.51
Minnesota average:

1.67
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Ancestries: German (37.4%), Norwegian (13.8%), American (6.2%), Swedish (5.5%), Scandinavian (3.1%), English (2.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1120 feet

Land area: 3.75 square miles.

Population density: 1,767 people per square mile   (low).

Litchfield, Minnesota map

321 residents are foreign born (3.9% Latin America, 0.8% North America).

This city:

4.7%
Minnesota:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,555 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,461 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Cloud, MN (34.5 miles , pop. 59,107).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (62.5 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (411.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Darwin, MN (2.5 miles ),
Grove City, MN (2.8 miles ),
Dassel, MN (3.3 miles ),
Kingston, MN (3.4 miles),
Atwater, MN (3.5 miles ),
Cedar Mills, MN (3.5 miles),
Eden Valley, MN (3.7 miles ),
Watkins, MN (3.8 miles )

Latitude: 45.12 N, Longitude: 94.53 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +896 (+13.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,830 (55.6%)

Area code: 320

Distribution of median household income in Litchfield, MN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Litchfield, MN in 2017
Litchfield satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 14 buildings, average cost: $95,600
  • 1998: 42 buildings, average cost: $90,300
  • 1999: 37 buildings, average cost: $94,800
  • 2000: 26 buildings, average cost: $94,100
  • 2001: 36 buildings, average cost: $88,700
  • 2002: 39 buildings, average cost: $126,900
  • 2003: 34 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2004: 36 buildings, average cost: $147,900
  • 2005: 25 buildings, average cost: $156,500
  • 2006: 19 buildings, average cost: $176,100
  • 2007: 11 buildings, average cost: $195,700
  • 2008: 5 buildings, average cost: $137,200
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $193,000
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $133,300
  • 2011: 18 buildings, average cost: $91,700
  • 2012: 9 buildings, average cost: $111,100
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $190,000
  • 2014: 7 buildings, average cost: $248,400
  • 2015: 8 buildings, average cost: $248,400
  • 2016: 8 buildings, average cost: $248,400
  • 2017: 5 buildings, average cost: $246,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Litchfield, MN residents
Average permit cost in Litchfield, MN
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.8%
Minnesota:

4.1%
Historical population in Litchfield, MN
Historical housing units in Litchfield, MN

Population change in the 1990s: +387 (+6.3%).
Most common industries in Litchfield, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.8%)
  • Educational services (10.5%)
  • Computer & electronic products (10.5%)
  • Construction (4.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.6%)
  • Social assistance (3.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Computer & electronic products (8.9%)
  • Educational services (6.9%)
  • Construction (6.9%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.7%)
  • Food (4.4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (20.2%)
  • Educational services (13.9%)
  • Computer & electronic products (11.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.0%)
  • Social assistance (4.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.4%)
Most common occupations in Litchfield, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (2.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.4%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.3%)

Average climate in Litchfield, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Litchfield-area historical tornado activity is near Minnesota state average. It is 13% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/19/1951, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.6 miles away from the Litchfield city center killed one person and injured 20 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/16/1992, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 16.2 miles away from the city center injured 8 people.

Earthquake activity:

Litchfield-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Minnesota state average. It is 89% 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 82.7 miles away from Litchfield center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 93.9 miles away from Litchfield center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 248.3 miles away from the city 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 122.4 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 24.7 miles away from the city 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 271.8 miles away from Litchfield center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Meeker County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Litchfield topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Litchfield:

  • MEEKER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Government - Local, 612 SOUTH SIBLEY AVENUE)
  • BETHANY HOME (203 NO ARMSTRONG)
  • EMMANUEL HOME (600 SOUTH DAVIS AVENUE)
  • CENTRACARE KIDNEY PROGRAM - LITCHFIELD (520 US HIGHWAY 12 E)
  • AUGUSTANA HOME CARE (218 NORTH HOLCOMBE AVENUE)

Airports and heliports located in Litchfield:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Litchfield:

  • Ridgewater College (about 27 miles; Willmar, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,288)
  • College of Saint Benedict (about 32 miles; Saint Joseph, MN; FT enrollment: 2,025)
  • Rasmussen College-Minnesota (about 34 miles; St. Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 4,575)
  • Saint Cloud State University (about 35 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 12,822)
  • St Cloud Technical and Community College (about 36 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 3,493)
  • Hennepin Technical College (about 56 miles; Brooklyn Park, MN; FT enrollment: 4,515)
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College (about 56 miles; Granite Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,225)

Public high schools in Litchfield:

Public elementary/middle schools in Litchfield:

Private elementary/middle school in Litchfield:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Litchfield: Litchfield (A), Litchfield Golf Club (B), Lake Ripley Campground (C), Litchfield (D), Litchfield Golf Club (E), Lake Ripley Campground (F), Meeker County Courthouse (G), Litchfield City Hall (H), Meeker County Sheriff Department (I), Litchfield Public Library (J), Litchfield Police Department (K), Litchfield Fire Department (L), Meeker County Historical Society Museum (M), Meeker County Courthouse (N), Litchfield City Hall (O), Meeker County Sheriff Department (P), Litchfield Public Library (Q), Litchfield Police Department (R), Litchfield Fire Department (S), Meeker County Historical Society Museum (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Litchfield include: Immanuel Lutheran Church (A), First Baptist Church (B), Litchfield United Methodist Church (C), First Lutheran Church (D), Trinity Episcopal Church (E), Church of God (F), Saint Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church (G), Church of the Nazarene (H), Litchfield Seventh Day Adventist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Calvary Cemetery (1), Ripley Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Lake Ripley (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Litchfield include: Anderson Gardens (1), Optimist Baseball Park (2), Memorial Park (3), Becker Park (4), Prairie Park (5), Southside Park (6), Central Park (7), Northside Park (8), G A R Hall Historical Marker (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: G A R Hall & Museum (308 North Marshall Avenue), Meeker County Historical Society (Museums; 308 North Marshall Avenue).

Hotels: Lake Ripley Resort Motel (1205 South Sibley Avenue), Scotwood Motel (1017 East Frontage Road), Americinn Lodge & Suites (1525 US Highway 12).

Courts: Meeker County - Court Administrator (325 North Sibley Avenue), Meeker County - Probation Court Services (325 North Sibley Avenue), Meeker County - Judge Court Reporter & Law Clerk (325 North Sibley Avenue).

Birthplace of: Gale Sondergaard - (1899-1985), actress, Clarence W. Hinck - Aviator, John A. Johnson (politician) - Politician, John Carlson - College basketball player (Notre Dame Fighting Irish).

Meeker 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 Litchfield that have no violations reported:

  • LITCHFIELD (Address: 126 Marshall Avenue North , Population served: 6,801, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Minnesota:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

63.7%
Whole state:

64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.6%
Whole state:

6.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Litchfield in 2010:

  • 100 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 46 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 37 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 28 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 11 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Litchfield in 2000:

  • 249 people in nursing homes
  • 62 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 14 people in homes for the mentally ill

Banks with branches in Litchfield (2011 data):

  • MidCountry Bank: Litchfield Branch at 501 North Sibley Avenue, branch established on 1933/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $674.7 mil, Deposits: $534.7 mil, headquarters in Marion, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 23 total offices
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Litchfield Office at 100 North Marshall, branch established on 1930/01/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Home State Bank: at 1435 East Highway 12, branch established on 1926/03/23. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $128.4 mil, Deposits: $98.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Kandiyohi Bancshares, Inc.
  • Center National Bank: at 301 North Ramsey Avenue, branch established on 1891/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $189.7 mil, Deposits: $150.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Cnb Financial Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Litchfield:

Marital status in Litchfield, MN
  • Never married: 26.2%
  • Now married: 54.7%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 10.8%

For population 25 years and over in Litchfield:

  • High school or higher: 89.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.5%
  • Unemployed: 4.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.1
Minnesota average:

10.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Litchfield
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Litchfield, MN (based on Meeker County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant7,34115
Catholic5,9467
Evangelical Protestant2,88921
Other-1
None7,124-
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
Meeker County:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Meeker County:

7.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Here:

6.48 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

7.2%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Meeker County:

29.2%
Minnesota:

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

18.2%
Minnesota:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Litchfield:

46.2%
Minnesota:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Litchfield:

40.6%
Minnesota:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Litchfield:

28.7
Minnesota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

22.8%
Minnesota:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Litchfield:

12.4%
State:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

32.5%
Minnesota:

33.2%

General health condition:
Here:

51.6%
Minnesota:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

75.0%
Minnesota:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Litchfield, MN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 9$45,639$60,8520$0
Electric Power 7$38,692$66,3290$0
Sewerage 5$24,713$59,3110$0
Streets and Highways 5$22,277$53,4653$3,695
Financial Administration 4$17,156$51,4680$0
Other and Unallocable 3$14,240$56,96015$5,128
Other Government Administration 3$20,393$81,5720$0
Water Supply 2$9,580$57,4800$0
Police - Other 1$3,618$43,4160$0
Parks and Recreation 1$5,311$63,7321$2,006
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 2$361
Totals for Government 40$201,619$60,48621$11,190

Litchfield government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $1,069,000 ($161.24)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $8,118,000 ($1224.43)
    General - Other: $2,666,000 ($402.11)
    Sewerage: $1,709,000 ($257.77)
    Police Protection: $1,263,000 ($190.50)
    Parks and Recreation: $837,000 ($126.24)
    Regular Highways: $698,000 ($105.28)
    Water Utilities: $461,000 ($69.53)
    Central Staff Services: $397,000 ($59.88)
    Air Transportation: $305,000 ($46.00)
    Local Fire Protection: $225,000 ($33.94)
    Financial Administration: $153,000 ($23.08)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $100,000 ($15.08)
    Health - Other: $91,000 ($13.73)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $91,000 ($13.73)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $55,000 ($8.30)
    Natural Resources - Other: $49,000 ($7.39)
    Libraries: $38,000 ($5.73)
    Solid Waste Management: $28,000 ($4.22)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $568,000 ($85.67)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Bonds: $195,000 ($29.41)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $185,000 ($27.90)
    Corporate Stocks: $83,000 ($12.52)
    Benefit Payments: $48,000 ($7.24)
    Other Investments - Other: $5,000 ($0.75)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $989,000 ($149.17)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Libraries: $145,000 ($21.87)
    Other - Other Higher Education: $40,000 ($6.03)
    Other - Transit Utilities: $2,000 ($0.30)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $110,000 ($16.59)
    Regular Highways: $105,000 ($15.84)
    Sewerage: $69,000 ($10.41)
    Parks and Recreation: $66,000 ($9.95)
    Electric Utilities: $46,000 ($6.94)
    Health - Other: $37,000 ($5.58)
    General - Other: $15,000 ($2.26)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $15,000 ($2.26)
    Natural Resources - Other: $11,000 ($1.66)
    Water Utilities: $10,000 ($1.51)
    Local Fire Protection: $8,000 ($1.21)
    Libraries: $3,000 ($0.45)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($0.45)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,911,000 ($439.06)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $48,000 ($7.24)

Litchfield government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,446,000 ($519.76)
    Solid Waste Management: $365,000 ($55.05)
    Parks and Recreation: $105,000 ($15.84)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $39,000 ($5.88)
    Regular Highways: $7,000 ($1.06)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Governments: $64,000 ($9.65)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $-19,000 ($-2.87)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $3,000 ($0.45)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $194,000 ($29.26)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,779,000 ($419.16)
    Special Assessments: $480,000 ($72.40)
    Interest Earnings: $45,000 ($6.79)
    Fines and Forfeits: $19,000 ($2.87)
    Rents: $2,000 ($0.30)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $10,351,000 ($1561.24)
    Water Utilities: $965,000 ($145.55)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,867,000 ($281.60)
    Other: $189,000 ($28.51)
    Highways: $90,000 ($13.57)
  • Tax - Property: $2,295,000 ($346.15)
    Other License: $149,000 ($22.47)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $10,000 ($1.51)

Litchfield government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $53,053,000 ($8001.96)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $50,440,000 ($7607.84)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,608,000 ($544.19)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,260,000 ($340.87)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $2,010,000 ($303.17)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $995,000 ($150.08)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $250,000 ($37.71)

Litchfield government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $124,000 ($18.70)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,616,000 ($2355.35)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,928,000 ($743.29)

6.22% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,281 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.22%
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 Stearns County, MN  0.98% ($48,700 average AGI)
to McLeod County, MN  0.97% ($43,899)
to Wright County, MN  0.93% ($68,259)
Businesses in Litchfield, MN
NameCountNameCount
AmericInn1McDonald's1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1Sears1
Curves1Subway2
Dairy Queen1U-Haul1
FedEx1UPS1
H&R Block1Walmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Litchfield:

  • KLFD (1410 AM; 1 kW; LITCHFIELD, MN; Owner: MID MINNESOTA BROADCASTING)
  • 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.)
  • WBHR (660 AM; 10 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HERBERT M. HOPPE)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KDUZ (1260 AM; 1 kW; HUTCHINSON, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WVAL (800 AM; 3 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: TRI-COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KWOM (1600 AM; 5 kW; WATERTOWN, MN; Owner: WATERTOWN RADIO, INC.)
  • KSMM (1530 AM; 9 kW; SHAKOPEE, MN; Owner: STARBOARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMNN (1330 AM; 10 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Litchfield:

  • KARP-FM (106.9 FM; DASSEL, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KSJR-FM (90.1 FM; COLLEGEVILLE, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KQIC (102.5 FM; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: LAKELAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKLN (94.1 FM; ATWATER, MN; Owner: FLAGSHIP BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KNSR (88.9 FM; COLLEGEVILLE, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KZPK (98.9 FM; PAYNESVILLE, MN; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KMXK (94.9 FM; COLD SPRING, MN; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF ST. CLOUD, INC.)
  • KBHZ (91.9 FM; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: CHRISTIAN HERITAGE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTTB (96.3 FM; GLENCOE, MN; Owner: BLUE CHIP BROADCASTING LICENSES II, LTD.)
  • WHMH-FM (101.7 FM; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: TRI-COUNTY BROADCASTING INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Litchfield:

  • KPXM (Channel 41; ST. CLOUD, MN; Owner: PAXSON MINNEAPOLIS LICENSE, INC.)
  • K14LF (Channel 14; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: UHF TV, INC.)
  • K54GG (Channel 54; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: UHF TV, INC.)
  • K17FA (Channel 17; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: UHF TV, INC.)
  • K39FE (Channel 39; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: UHF TV, INC.)
  • K52GK (Channel 52; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: UHF TV, INC.)
  • K30FZ (Channel 30; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K20GD (Channel 20; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: UHF TV, INC.)
  • K27CK (Channel 27; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: WILLMAR ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH)
Litchfield fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Litchfield fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 16ft / 4.7mTotal length
  • 1,156Total average daily traffic
  • 1,260Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 33. The highest number of fires - 49 took place in 2016, and the least - 18 in 2010. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Litchfield, MN When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (45.1%), and Structure Fires (34.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Litchfield, MN
    • 25245.1%Outside Fires
    • 19134.2%Structure Fires
    • 9717.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 193.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Litchfield, MN

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Litchfield, Minnesota:

  • Americinn Lodge, 1525 East Hwy 12, Litchfield, Minnesota 55355 , Phone: (320) 693-1600
  • Lake Ripley Resort & Motel, 1205 S Sibley Ave, Litchfield, Minnesota 55355 , Phone: (320) 593-2226, Fax: (320) 593-1226
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Litchfield, Minnesota
Most common first names in Litchfield, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John7877.2 years
Mary5183.0 years
William4679.2 years
George4279.8 years
Arthur3979.6 years
Margaret3881.8 years
Anna3686.5 years
Carl3482.5 years
James3268.4 years
Esther3184.9 years
Most common last names in Litchfield, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson12680.1 years
Anderson12379.4 years
Nelson10780.0 years
Olson5879.2 years
Peterson5279.7 years
Larson3978.4 years
Carlson3378.7 years
Hanson2880.8 years
Smith2483.8 years
Erickson2180.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Litchfield, MN
  • 78.0%Utility gas
  • 17.7%Electricity
  • 2.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Wood
  • 0.4%Other fuel
  • 0.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Litchfield, MN
  • 54.1%Electricity
  • 41.0%Utility gas
  • 1.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.4%Other fuel


Litchfield 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Litchfield on our top lists:

  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of rapes per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: production occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #75 (55355) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Norwegian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #79 (55355) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Swedish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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