McGrath, Minnesota

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Population in 2013: 78 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +20.0%
Males: 40  (51.3%)
Females: 38  (48.7%)
Median resident age:  51.0 years
Minnesota median age:  37.7 years

Zip code: 56350

Estimated median household income in 2013: $14,583 (it was $24,250 in 2000)
McGrath:

$14,583
MN:

$60,702

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $18,793 (it was $9,540 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $57,509 (it was $43,300 in 2000)
McGrath:

$57,509
MN:

$180,100
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  • Races in McGrath, MN (2010)

    McGrath races chart
    • 7796.3%White alone
    • 22.5%Two or more races
    • 11.3%American Indian alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in McGrath: 92.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Norwegian (30.7%), German (29.3%), United States (12.0%), Irish (9.3%), Swedish (5.3%), Polish (4.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1240 feet

Land area: 0.37 square miles.

Population density: 210 people per square mile   (very low).

McGrath, Minnesota map

For population 25 years and over in McGrath:

  • High school or higher: 74.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 50.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in McGrath city:

  • Never married: 47.4%
  • Now married: 31.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.7%
  • Divorced: 12.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,220 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $582 (1.3%)

McGrath satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Cloud, MN (64.2 miles , pop. 59,107).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (88.5 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (412.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Isle, MN (3.4 miles ), Wahkon, MN (3.8 miles ), Finlayson, MN (4.2 miles ), Denham, MN (4.2 miles) , Rutledge, MN (4.4 miles) , Sandstone, MN (4.6 miles ), Willow River, MN (4.6 miles ), Onamia, MN (4.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $129,600
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $129,600
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $129,600

Latitude: 46.24 N, Longitude: 93.27 W

Area code: 320

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

6.0%
Minnesota:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +3 (+4.8%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (29%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (29%)
  • Accommodation and food services (21%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Accommodation and food services (47%)
  • Educational services (33%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (36%)
  • Transportation occupations (29%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (21%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (47%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (33%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)

Average climate in McGrath, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

McGrath-area historical tornado activity is below Minnesota state average. It is 38% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/30/1968, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.2 miles away from the McGrath city center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

On 5/21/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 41.1 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

McGrath-area historical earthquake activity is below Minnesota state average. It is 93% 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 138.8 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 150.4 miles away from McGrath center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 330.0 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 175.3 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 119.9 miles away from McGrath 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 366.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Aitkin County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
McGrath topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to McGrath:

  • Central Lakes College-Brainerd (about 46 miles; Brainerd, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,371)
  • St Cloud Technical and Community College (about 64 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 3,493)
  • Saint Cloud State University (about 64 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 12,822)
  • University of Wisconsin-Superior (about 66 miles; Superior, WI; FT enrollment: 2,302)
  • Rasmussen College-Minnesota (about 66 miles; St. Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 4,575)
  • Lake Superior College (about 66 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • The College of Saint Scholastica (about 69 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,762)

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

Churches in McGrath include: Zion Holden Lutheran Church (A), Our Lady of Fatima Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Aitkin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 58.2. This is better than average.

City:

58.2
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2001 was 0.194. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.194
U.S.:

0.303

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 29.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 15.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 15.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.2
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 7.00. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 23.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.00
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 33.3%
(33.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  59.4%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.4%
Whole state:  6.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported
11 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness in 2010

McGrath compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median household income significantly 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age 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 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.5
Minnesota average:

10.7

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (47%)
  • Wood (19%)
  • Utility gas (16%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (12%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for McGrath city (based on Aitkin County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,20118
Evangelical Protestant1,72519
Catholic1,3574
Other2212
None9,698-
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: 5
Aitkin County:

3.15 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Aitkin County:

1.26 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Aitkin County:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.6%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Aitkin County:

26.8%
Minnesota:

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

10.4%
State:

13.0%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$40
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$455
Firefighters 0$0 13$310
Totals for Government 0$0 21$805

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

  • Current Operations - Fire Protection: $25,000 ($320.51)
    Parks & Recreation: $20,000 ($256.41)
    General - Other: $7,000 ($89.74)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($64.10)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($12.82)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($12.82)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,000 ($12.82)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($12.82)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $29,000 ($371.79)

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

  • Charges - Parks & Recreation: $7,000 ($89.74)
    All Other: $3,000 ($38.46)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $8,000 ($102.56)
    Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($76.92)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $9,000 ($115.38)
    General Support: $1,000 ($12.82)
  • Tax - Property: $3,000 ($38.46)
    NEC: $1,000 ($12.82)

McGrath government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $48,000 ($615.38)

5.63% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,033 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.63%
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 Crow Wing County, MN  0.66% ($24,231 average AGI)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.59% ($72,343)
from Anoka County, MN  0.49% ($56,828)


5.15% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,215 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.15%
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 Crow Wing County, MN  0.93% ($22,655 average AGI)
to St. Louis County, MN  0.42% ($27,040)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.34% ($32,550)

Strongest AM radio stations in McGrath:

  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • 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))
  • WBHR (660 AM; 10 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HERBERT M. HOPPE)
  • WDSM (710 AM; 10 kW; SUPERIOR, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KKIN (930 AM; 3 kW; AITKIN, MN; Owner: QUARNSTROM MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • WWJC (850 AM; daytime; 10 kW; DULUTH, MN; Owner: WWJC, INC.)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WNMT (650 AM; 10 kW; NASHWAUK, MN; Owner: MIDWEST RADIO NETWORK, L.L.C.)
  • KDAL (610 AM; 5 kW; DULUTH, MN; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in McGrath:

  • KBEK (95.5 FM; MORA, MN; Owner: JOHN JAMES GODFREY)

McGrath fatal accident list:

Apr 30, 2000 03:20 PM, Sr-65, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 0mTotal length
  • 175Total average daily traffic
  • 155Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in McGrath)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • MCGRATH, 1.5 Mi S Of (Lat: 46.215833 Lon: -93.263611), Overall height: 127.4 m, Call Sign: WPNB298
    Assigned Frequencies: 6785.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/27/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 11/06/2002
    Registrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, Chartered, 1111 19th Street, Nw, Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 857-3500, Fax: (202) 842-4485, Email:
  • White Pine, 18042 220th St (Lat: 46.333083 Lon: -93.221694), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.8 m, Call Sign: WQOM654
    Assigned Frequencies: 6550.62 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/17/2011, Expiration Date: 11/17/2021, Certifier: Thomas E Walsh
    Registrant: Minnesota Dept Of Transportation, 395 John Ireland Blvd Ms730, St Paul, MN 55155, Phone: (651) 234-7973, Fax: (651) 234-7960, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KC0YBI, Licensee ID: L01168172
    Grant Date: 06/29/2006, Expiration Date: 06/29/2016, Certifier: Brian G Peterson
    Registrant: Brian G Peterson, 22768 150th St, Mcgrath, MN 56350
  • Call Sign: KC0YBJ, Licensee ID: L01168173
    Grant Date: 06/29/2006, Expiration Date: 06/29/2016, Certifier: Melvin T Johnson
    Registrant: Melvin T Johnson, 18728 Birch St, Mcgrath, MN 56350
  • Call Sign: NV0G, Previous Call Sign: KC0WJG, Licensee ID: L01137860
    Grant Date: 06/05/2007, Expiration Date: 06/05/2017, Certifier: George L Lundquist
    Registrant: George L Lundquist, 22544 150th Street, Mcgrath, MN 56350
  • Call Sign: KD0BEQ, Licensee ID: L01305511
    Grant Date: 07/17/2007, Expiration Date: 07/17/2017, Certifier: Howard W Handy
    Registrant: Howard W Handy, 13256 193rd Place, Mcgrath, MN 56350

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