McGrath, Minnesota

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Population in 2019: 74 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +13.8%
Males: 39  (53.1%)
Females: 35  (46.9%)
Median resident age:

56.9 years
Minnesota median age:

38.4 years

Zip code: 56350

Estimated median household income in 2019: $40,205 (it was $24,250 in 2000)
McGrath:

$40,205
MN:

$74,593

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $14,849 (it was $9,540 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $312,149 (it was $43,300 in 2000)
McGrath:

$312,149
MN:

$246,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $240,040; detached houses: $240,380
March 2019 cost of living index in McGrath: 100.8 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 43.8%

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Ancestries: American (27.3%), Dutch (27.3%), Polish (22.7%), German (18.2%), Icelander (4.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1240 feet

Land area: 0.37 square miles.

Population density: 199 people per square mile   (very low).

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,199 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $648 (1.1%)

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 )

Latitude: 46.24 N, Longitude: 93.27 W

Area code: 320

Distribution of median household income in McGrath, MN in 2019
Distribution of house value in McGrath, MN in 2019

McGrath satellite photo by USGS

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
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.5%
Minnesota:

3.9%
Population change in the 1990s: +3 (+4.8%).

Average climate in McGrath, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2017 was 48.2. This is significantly better than average.

City:

48.2
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

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

City:

0.194
U.S.:

0.267
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2017 was 31.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.1
U.S.:

33.3

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 significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 56% 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 McGrath 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 2/7/2020 at 18:30:28, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 89.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/9/2020 at 18:16:48, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 MB) earthquake occurred 94.5 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 McGrath center
On 4/8/2020 at 17:14:33, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 ML) earthquake occurred 96.4 miles away from McGrath 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 (17) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 3, Winds: 3, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Other: 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)

Points of interest:

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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
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

For population 15 years and over in McGrath:

Marital status in McGrath, MN
  • Never married: 28.8%
  • Now married: 58.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 6.6%

For population 25 years and over in McGrath:

  • High school or higher: 77.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 50.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.2
Minnesota average:

10.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for McGrath, MN (based on Aitkin County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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.
State:

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

1.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
Aitkin County:

10.72 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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%
Minnesota:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.9%
Minnesota:

50.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

44.5%
State:

48.4%

Average BMI:
This city:

27.6
Minnesota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

15.9%
Minnesota:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

11.0%
State:

9.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.1
Minnesota:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

31.9%
Minnesota:

33.5%

General health condition:
This city:

53.5%
Minnesota:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
McGrath:

81.3%
State:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of McGrath, MN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 5$266
Firefighters 0$0 12$314
Other Government Administration 0$0 2$154
Totals for Government 0$0 19$734

McGrath government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Local Fire Protection: $21,000 ($283.78)
    Sewerage: $19,000 ($256.76)
    Regular Highways: $8,000 ($108.11)
    Central Staff Services: $6,000 ($81.08)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($40.54)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($40.54)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($13.51)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($13.51)

McGrath government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $17,000 ($229.73)
    Other: $13,000 ($175.68)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $7,000 ($94.59)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,000 ($13.51)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $13,000 ($175.68)
    General Local Government Support: $12,000 ($162.16)
  • Tax - Property: $12,000 ($162.16)
    Other License: $1,000 ($13.51)

McGrath government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,000 ($364.86)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,000 ($364.86)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,000 ($13.51)

7.13% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($52,340 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.13%
Minnesota average:

7.10%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Crow Wing County, MN  0.80% ($33,102 average AGI)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.79% ($62,375)
from Anoka County, MN  0.49% ($72,633)

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
Jul 4, 1999 06:55 PM, Sr-65, Lat: 46.238928, Lon: -93.273760, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 7ft / 1.7mTotal length
  • $437,001,000Total costs
  • 2,480Total average daily traffic
  • 165Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,760Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • WHITE PINE, 18042 220th Street (Lat: 46.333083 Lon: -93.221694), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WPKA674,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.265 MHz, Grant Date: 10/12/2011, Expiration Date: 01/07/2022, Certifier: Joseph G Dobesh Iii, Registrant: Minnesota Dept Natural Resources, 500 Lafayette Rd, Saint Paul, MN 55155, Phone: (651) 259-5513, Fax: (651) 234-7960, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • 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: Ltower, Structure height: 54.8 m, Call Sign: WQOM654,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6585.00 MHz, 6615.00 MHz, Grant Date: 11/17/2011, Expiration Date: 11/17/2021, Certifier: Thomas E Walsh, Registrant: Minnesota Dept Of Transportation, 1500 W County Road B2 Ms730, Roseville, MN 55113, Phone: (651) 234-7973, Fax: (651) 234-7960, Email:
  • A1O0153A, 21024 230th Lane (Lat: 46.348472 Lon: -93.284361), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 122.2 m, Overall height: 124.1 m, Call Sign: WRDT519,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11465.0 MHz, 11465.0 MHz, 11465.0 MHz, 11465.0 MHz, 11465.0 MHz, 11465.0 MHz, 11465.0 MHz, 11465.0 MHz, 11465.0 MHz, 11465.0 MHz, Grant Date: 07/16/2019, Expiration Date: 07/16/2029, Certifier: David Werblow, Registrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KC0YBI, Licensee ID: L01168172, Grant Date: 04/20/2016, Expiration Date: 06/29/2026, 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, Cancellation Date: 06/30/2018, 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: 03/21/2017, Expiration Date: 06/05/2027, Certifier: George L Lundquist, Registrant: George L Lundquist, 22544 150th Street, Mcgrath, MN 56350
  • Call Sign: KD0BEQ, Licensee ID: L01305511, Grant Date: 06/02/2017, Expiration Date: 07/17/2027, Certifier: Howard Wm Handy, Registrant: Howard Wm Handy, 13256 193rd Place, Mcgrath, MN 56350

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in McGrath, MN
  • 41.7%Utility gas
  • 33.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 25.0%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in McGrath, MN
  • 100.0%Electricity


McGrath compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median household income 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 above 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.
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