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Aitkin County

Population in 2012: 78 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +20.0%
Males: 45  (58.8%)
Females: 33  (41.3%)

Median resident age:  51.0 years
Minnesota median age:  43.1 years

Zip code: 56350

Estimated median household income in 2011: $31,248 (it was $24,250 in 2000)
McGrath:

$31,248
Minnesota:

$56,954
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $26,491

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $84,734 (it was $43,300 in 2000)
McGrath:

$84,734
Minnesota:

$183,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $112,643; Detached houses: $112,643

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  • White alone - 77 (96.3%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (2.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (1.3%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in McGrath: 90.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (36.8%), Norwegian (30.9%), Swedish (5.9%), Danish (4.4%), United States (4.4%), Polish (2.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1240 feet

Land area: 0.37 square miles.

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




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For population 25 years and over in McGrath:

  • High school or higher: 98.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 50.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in McGrath city:

  • Never married: 29.6%
  • Now married: 56.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 5.6%

0 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.0%
Minnesota:  6.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $514 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $600 (0.6%)

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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:

  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $129,600
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $129,600
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $129,600
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Latitude: 46.24 N, Longitude: 93.27 W

Area code: 320

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.6%
Minnesota:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +3 (+4.8%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (64%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (36%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Accommodation and food services (40%)
  • Health care and social assistance (36%)
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)


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Tornado activity:

McGrath-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Minnesota state average. It is 7% 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.

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: 5, Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 2, Wind: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to McGrath:

  • Central Lakes College-Brainerd (about 46 miles; Brainerd, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,341)
  • Saint Cloud Technical College (about 64 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 2,740)
  • Saint Cloud State University (about 64 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 12,908)
  • University of Wisconsin-Superior (about 66 miles; Superior, WI; FT enrollment: 2,160)
  • Lake Superior College (about 66 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 2,374)
  • Rasmussen College-St Cloud (about 66 miles; St. Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 2,762)
  • The College of Saint Scholastica (about 69 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,184)

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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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 27.2. This is about average.
City:

27.2
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2001 was 15.2. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

15.2
U.S.:

24.5
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/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.:

9.59
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2002 was 0.194. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 24.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.194
U.S.:

0.607

Drinking water stations with addresses in McGrath and their reported violations in the past:

VIE'S PLACE (Address: 15319 State Highway 65 , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUN-12-2004), St Boil Water Order (JUN-12-2004), St Public Notif requested (JUN-12-2004), St Tech Assistance Visit (JUN-12-2004), St Compliance Meeting conducted (JUN-12-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-12-2004), St Compliance achieved (JUL-13-2004)

Drinking water stations with addresses in McGrath that have no violations reported:

  • ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH (Address: PO Box 173, Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • POUR LEWEY'S (Address: RR 1, Box 9, Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 15.5%
(17.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for American Indian 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 below state average.
  • Median house value 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 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


McGrath travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (57%)
  • Utility gas (24%)
  • Wood (19%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for McGrath (based on Aitkin County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 70.47%
Here70.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of God
Adherents49.4%26.1%9.4%6.3%2.0%
Congregations32.6%8.7%8.7%15.2%8.7%
NameConservative Baptist Association of AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)Baptist General ConferenceUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents1.6%1.4%0.9%0.6%2.3%
Congregations2.2%6.5%2.2%2.2%13.0%
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: 5
Aitkin County:

3.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

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

10.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.6%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Aitkin County:

26.8%
State:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.4%
State:

13.0%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 3$460
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$225
Firefighters 0$0 8$685
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$204
Totals for Government 0$0 18$1,574

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)

7.96% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($40,157 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.96%
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 Hennepin County, MN  1.09% ($39,750 average AGI)
from Anoka County, MN  0.94% ($54,708)
from Crow Wing County, MN  0.72% ($30,216)


7.05% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,714 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.05%
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 Crow Wing County, MN  1.44% ($50,014 average AGI)
to Itasca County, MN  0.59% ($20,333)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.55% ($31,464)

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
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 0 meters
Total average daily traffic: 175
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 155

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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