Magnolia, Minnesota

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Population in 2013: 219 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -0.9%
 
Males: 123  (56.3%)
Females: 96  (43.8%)
Median resident age:  33.0 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip codes: 56158.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $45,455 (it was $36,000 in 2000)
Magnolia:

$45,455
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,527 (it was $13,427 in 2000)

Magnolia city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $50,499 (it was $48,300 in 2000)
Magnolia:

$50,499
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $63,136; Detached houses: $65,975; Mobile homes: $9,202

Median gross rent in 2012: $539.

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  • White alone - 181 (81.5%)
  • Asian alone - 19 (8.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 9 (4.1%)
  • Two or more races - 5 (2.3%)
  • Hispanic - 5 (2.3%)
  • Black alone - 3 (1.4%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Magnolia: 86.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (30.0%), Dutch (17.1%), Norwegian (8.3%), Irish (4.2%), English (3.8%), French Canadian (2.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1520 feet

Land area: 1.03 square miles.

Population density: 214 people per square mile   (very low).

Magnolia,MN real estate house value index trend

Magnolia, Minnesota map

For population 25 years and over in Magnolia:

  • High school or higher: 80.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.5%
  • Unemployed: 1.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Magnolia city:

  • Never married: 26.4%
  • Now married: 58.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 7.8%

40 residents are foreign born (5.7% Asia).

This city:  19.0%
Minnesota:  7.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $560 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $440 (1.0%)

Magnolia satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (33.6 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (165.0 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (444.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Luverne, MN (2.6 miles ), Adrian, MN (2.7 miles ), Kenneth, MN (2.8 miles) , Ellsworth, MN (3.0 miles ), Lismore, MN (3.1 miles ), Hardwick, MN (3.3 miles ), Steen, MN (3.6 miles) , Leota, MN (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 43.64 N, Longitude: 96.08 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 507

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

3.0%
Minnesota:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +66 (+42.6%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (43%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Information (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (20%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (13%)
  • Food processing workers (11%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (14%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (14%)
  • Child care workers (12%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (10%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Food processing workers (7%)
  • Other financial specialists (5%)

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

Average climate in Magnolia, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Magnolia-area historical tornado activity is above Minnesota state average. It is 76% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1992, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 11.1 miles away from the Magnolia city center killed one person and injured 35 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/16/1992, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 22.9 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Magnolia-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 74% 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 140.0 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 Magnolia 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 154.5 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 140.8 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 120.2 miles away from Magnolia center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 725.9 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 Rock County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Magnolia topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Magnolia:

  • SANFORD HOSPICE LUVERNE (Hospital, about 7 miles away; LUVERNE, MN)
  • SANFORD LUVERNE MEDICAL CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 8 miles away; LUVERNE, MN)
  • ARNOLD MEMORIAL NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; ADRIAN, MN)
  • ADRIAN CARE CENTER INC (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; ADRIAN, MN)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - MARY JANE BROWN (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; LUVERNE, MN)
  • PARKVIEW MANOR NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; ELLSWORTH, MN)
  • SANFORD ROCK RAPIDS MEDICAL CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 16 miles away; ROCK RAPIDS, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Magnolia:

  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 36 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,386)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 59 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 3,711)
  • South Dakota State University (about 59 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 65 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • University of South Dakota (about 74 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 82 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)
  • Buena Vista University (about 83 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)

Public elementary/middle school in Magnolia:

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Notable location: Magnolia Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Magnolia: Magnolia United Methodist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Rock County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 8.7%
(2.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 62.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 57.1% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  72.7%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.2%
Whole state:  6.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported
30 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles in 2010

Magnolia compared to Minnesota 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 below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (86%)
  • Electricity (14%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Magnolia city (based on Rock County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 82.70%
Here: 82.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchReformed Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents23.8%17.4%15.0%12.9%10.7%
Congregations16.7%5.6%11.1%11.1%11.1%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Reformed Church in North AmericaConservative Baptist Association of AmericaUnited Reformed Churches in North AmericaOther
Adherents7.3%6.1%3.1%1.6%2.1%
Congregations11.1%5.6%5.6%5.6%16.7%
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: 2
Rock County:

2.11 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Rock County:

7.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Here:

4.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.5%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Rock County:

28.0%
Minnesota:

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

7.9%
State:

13.0%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$826
Sewerage 0$0 1$325
Water Supply 0$0 1$935
Totals for Government 0$0 8$2,086

Magnolia government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $41,000 ($187.21)
    General - Other: $17,000 ($77.63)
    Parks & Recreation: $15,000 ($68.49)
    Fire Protection: $10,000 ($45.66)
    Regular Highways: $7,000 ($31.96)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($18.26)
    Police Protection: $4,000 ($18.26)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($13.70)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($9.13)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $10,000 ($45.66)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $11,000 ($50.23)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($4.57)

Magnolia government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($9.13)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,000 ($4.57)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $9,000 ($41.10)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($4.57)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $56,000 ($255.71)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $22,000 ($100.46)
    All Other: $6,000 ($27.40)
  • Tax - Property: $18,000 ($82.19)

Magnolia government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $11,000 ($50.23)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $160,000 ($730.59)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $152,000 ($694.06)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $11,000 ($50.23)
    Other, NEC: $8,000 ($36.53)

5.07% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,807 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.07%
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  1.03% ($28,359 average AGI)
from Pipestone County, MN  0.58% ($22,455)
from Nobles County, MN  0.50% ($33,211)


5.67% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,370 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.67%
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  1.44% ($31,618 average AGI)
to Pipestone County, MN  0.42% ($22,250)
to Lincoln County, SD  0.29% ($26,909)

Strongest AM radio stations in Magnolia:

  • KQAD (800 AM; 1 kW; LUVERNE, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KELO (1320 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF S.D., INC.)
  • KWOA (730 AM; 1 kW; WORTHINGTON, MN)
  • KNWC (1270 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • 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.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKOJ (1190 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MN; Owner: KLEVEN BROADCASTING CO. OF MINN.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Magnolia:

  • 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)
  • 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)
  • KWOA-FM (95.1 FM; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KRSW (89.3 FM; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • 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 Magnolia:

  • 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)
  • KSMN (Channel 20; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA EDUCATIONAL TV COMPANY)
  • KAUN (Channel 36; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RAPID BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K07TY (Channel 7; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: NOBLES BROADCASTING CO., LTD.)
  • KTTW (Channel 17; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K15EB (Channel 15; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K25AA (Channel 25; ROCK RAPIDS, ETC., IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K33AB (Channel 33; SIBLEY, ETC., IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Rr 1 (Lat: 43.543028 Lon: -96.116972), Call Sign: KJB737
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.385 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/05/1997, Expiration Date: 06/19/2002, Cancellation Date: 10/20/2002
    Registrant: Floyd Kraetsch, 1204 Northview Dr, Luverne, MN 56156, Phone: (507) 283-8273

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KB0AUD
    Grant Date: 12/15/1998, Expiration Date: 12/15/2008, Cancellation Date: 12/16/2010
    Registrant: Kim G Kimmel, Rr 1 Box 36, Magnolia, MN 56158
  • Call Sign: KB0AVJ
    Grant Date: 11/24/1997, Expiration Date: 11/24/2007, Cancellation Date: 11/25/2009
    Registrant: Tim Kimmel, ., Magnolia, MN 56158

Most common first names in Magnolia, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Henry482.0 years
John461.5 years
Fred379.3 years
Hubert285.5 years
Frank286.0 years
Elizabeth287.5 years
Amos274.0 years
James273.5 years
Raymond265.0 years
Myrtle284.0 years
Most common last names in Magnolia, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Dohlmann584.6 years
Nelson576.6 years
Hoiland481.3 years
Johnson361.7 years
Bush370.7 years
Bonnett379.4 years
Matthiesen382.3 years
Olson366.4 years
Voss367.7 years
Wieneke373.3 years
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