Mentor, Minnesota

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Population in 2013: 148 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -1.3%
 
Males: 71  (48.4%)
Females: 77  (51.6%)
Median resident age:  47.5 years
Minnesota median age:  37.7 years

Zip code: 56736

Estimated median household income in 2013: $31,829 (it was $21,705 in 2000)
Mentor:

$31,829
MN:

$60,702

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $19,916 (it was $12,972 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $38,340 (it was $18,600 in 2000)
Mentor:

$38,340
MN:

$180,100

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $61,984; Detached houses: $74,562; Mobile homes: $17,286

Median gross rent in 2013: $476.

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  • Races in Mentor, MN (2010)

    Mentor races chart
    • 14896.7%White alone
    • 32.0%Hispanic
    • 10.7%American Indian alone
    • 10.7%Two or more races
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Mentor: 85.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Norwegian (33.0%), Swedish (13.7%), German (9.4%), French (8.6%), Irish (8.6%), English (3.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1165 feet

Land area: 1.89 square miles.

Population density: 78 people per square mile   (very low).

Mentor, Minnesota map

For population 25 years and over in Mentor:

  • High school or higher: 72.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 9.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mentor city:

  • Never married: 18.4%
  • Now married: 35.7%
  • Separated: 4.9%
  • Widowed: 15.6%
  • Divorced: 25.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $909 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $658 (1.7%)

Mentor satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (65.2 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (233.7 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (579.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Erskine, MN (2.6 miles ), Brooks, MN (3.2 miles) , McIntosh, MN (3.6 miles ), Fertile, MN (3.6 miles ), Winger, MN (3.7 miles ), Red Lake Falls, MN (3.8 miles ), Plummer, MN (3.9 miles ), Oklee, MN (4.1 miles ).

Latitude: 47.70 N, Longitude: 96.14 W

Area code: 218

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

4.5%
Minnesota:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -35 (-18.9%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (14%)
  • Wholesale trade (14%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (60%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (2%)
  • Other services, except public administration (2%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (24%)
  • Transportation occupations (24%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (10%)
  • Material moving occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (36%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (21%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (10%)
  • Community and social service occupations (2%)

Average climate in Mentor, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Mentor-area historical tornado activity is below Minnesota state average. It is 36% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/20/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 57.5 miles away from the Mentor city center killed 10 people and injured 103 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/26/1978, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 13.9 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Mentor-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 85% 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 140.5 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 140.2 miles away from Mentor center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 287.7 miles away from the city center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 727.3 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
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 136.5 miles away from Mentor center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 292.5 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 Polk County (24) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 20
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 21, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 6, Heavy Rains: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Mentor topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Mentor:

  • MCINTOSH SENIOR LIVING (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; MCINTOSH, MN)
  • HILLCREST SENIOR LIVING (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; RED LAKE FALLS, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mentor:

  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 30 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,717)
  • University of North Dakota (about 46 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 12,858)
  • Bemidji State University (about 61 miles; Bemidji, MN; FT enrollment: 4,316)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 64 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 65 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 66 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 98 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 4,863)

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Notable locations in Mentor: Mentor (A), Mentor Volunteer Fire and Rescue (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Mentor include: Saint Lawrence Catholic Church (A), Faith Lutheran Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Inn at Maple Crossing (14709 Maple Inn Road Southeast), Recollections From the Inn (14709 Maple Inn Road Southeast).

Polk 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 2013: 10.6%
(11.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  1.9 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  49.4%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  10.1%
Whole state:  6.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Mentor compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Mentor (2011 data):

  • Unity Bank North: Detached Facility at Third And Garfield Streets, branch established on 1979/09/24. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $75.0 mil, Deposits: $66.4 mil, headquarters in Red Lake Falls, MN, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Caprice Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.9
Minnesota average:

10.7

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (52%)
  • Electricity (30%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (12%)
  • Utility gas (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Mentor city (based on Polk County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant9,58235
Catholic6,50013
Evangelical Protestant3,31139
Other2926
None11,915-
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: 7
Polk County:

2.28 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Polk County:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Polk County:

5.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 18
Here:

5.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.5%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Polk County:

27.6%
Minnesota:

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

10.9%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$2,497
Other and Unallocable 1$2,298$27,5764$2,422
Totals for Government 1$2,298$27,5765$4,919

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

  • Current Operations - Liquor Stores: $291,000 ($1966.22)
    General - Other: $53,000 ($358.11)
    Fire Protection: $30,000 ($202.70)
    Regular Highways: $29,000 ($195.95)
    Financial Administration: $24,000 ($162.16)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($27.03)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($20.27)
    Police Protection: $1,000 ($6.76)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($6.76)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Liquor Stores: $2,000 ($13.51)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($6.76)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $88,000 ($594.59)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $41,000 ($277.03)
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($27.03)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $54,000 ($364.86)
    Interest Earnings: $20,000 ($135.14)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $317,000 ($2141.89)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $15,000 ($101.35)
    All Other: $4,000 ($27.03)
  • Tax - Property: $24,000 ($162.16)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $20,000 ($135.14)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $20,000 ($135.14)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $85,000 ($574.32)

6.04% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,366 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.04%
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 Grand Forks County, ND  1.84% ($34,149 average AGI)
from Cass County, ND  0.27% ($26,156)
from Pennington County, MN  0.25% ($31,100)


6.74% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,472 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.74%
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 Grand Forks County, ND  1.91% ($30,517 average AGI)
to Clay County, MN  0.37% ($33,800)
to Cass County, ND  0.34% ($24,732)

Strongest AM radio stations in Mentor:

  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KKCQ (1480 AM; 5 kW; FOSSTON, MN; Owner: PINE TO PRAIRIE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KNOX (1310 AM; 5 kW; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KQWB (1660 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KKAQ (1460 AM; 3 kW; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KCNN (1590 AM; 5 kW; EAST GRAND FORKS, MN; Owner: KRAD, INC.)
  • KROX (1260 AM; 1 kW; CROOKSTON, MN)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WDAY (970 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mentor:

  • KNTN (102.7 FM; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KRJM (101.5 FM; MAHNOMEN, MN; Owner: R & J BROADCASTING)
  • KQMN (91.5 FM; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KSNR (100.3 FM; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKEQ (107.1 FM; FOSSTON, MN; Owner: PINE TO PRAIRIE BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Mentor:

  • KXJB-TV (Channel 4; VALLEY CITY, ND; Owner: CATAMOUNT BROADCASTING OF FARGO LLC)
  • KBRR (Channel 10; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)

Mentor fatal accident list:

Oct 22, 1999 02:01 PM, Us-2, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 2
Mar 16, 1993 05:00 AM, M6, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Nov 23, 1977 02:55 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

7
  • Karen Stoner, 1500' South Of U.S. Route 2 (Lat: 47.700278 Lon: -96.157306), Type: 97.5, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 9065427183, Kstoner@up.Net, W8468 TOBIN LANE
  • Karen Stoner, 1500' South Of U.S. Route 2 (Lat: 47.700278 Lon: -96.157306), Type: 97.5, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 9065427183, Kstoner@up.Net, W8468 TOBIN LANE
  • Karen Stoner, 1500' South Of U.S. Route 2 (Lat: 47.700278 Lon: -96.157306), Type: 97.5, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 9065427183, Kstoner@up.Net, W8468 TOBIN LANE
  • ROBERT L ROBESKI, 1500' South Of U.S. Route 2 (Lat: 47.700278 Lon: -96.157306), Type: 97.5, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 7324049360, , 517 ROUTE ONE SOUTH SUITE 5000
  • Edward G Roach, 1500' South Of U.S. Route 2 (Lat: 47.700278 Lon: -96.157306), Type: 97.5, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PKWY NW
  • Edward G Roach, 1500' South Of U.S. Route 2 (Lat: 47.700278 Lon: -96.157306), Type: 97.5, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PKWY NW
  • Edward G Roach, 1500' South Of U.S. Route 2 (Lat: 47.700278 Lon: -96.157306), Type: 97.5, Structure height: 27119 m, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PKWY NW

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Center Of Town (Lat: 47.698583 Lon: -96.141722), Call Sign: WZN235
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.175 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/26/1999, Expiration Date: 05/11/2004, Cancellation Date: 03/26/2002
    Registrant: Independent School Dist 604, Mentor, MN 56736-0068
  • HBD, Bnsf Mp 19.0 Hbd (Lat: 47.702083 Lon: -96.260944), Type: Building, Structure height: 3 m, Overall height: 5 m, Call Sign: WNMB467
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.385 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/10/2003, Expiration Date: 07/08/2013
    Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4640, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:
  • Tilden Jct, 10930 320th St. Sw (Lat: 47.702056 Lon: -96.286861), Type: Tower, Structure height: 24.4 m, Call Sign: WQNK642
    Assigned Frequencies: 44.5800 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/07/2011, Expiration Date: 03/07/2021, Certifier: Robert Leedham
    Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co, 4515 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4640, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

6
  • Call Sign: KA9PZS, Licensee ID: L01102439
    Grant Date: 01/04/2006, Expiration Date: 03/29/2016, Certifier: James A Paulick
    Registrant: James A Paulick, Box 154, Mentor, MN 56736
  • Call Sign: KB0TBJ, Licensee ID: L01029217
    Grant Date: 06/14/2005, Expiration Date: 06/20/2015
    Registrant: James G Pratt, 620 County 10 South, Mentor, MN 56736
  • Call Sign: N0OQN, Licensee ID: L00439734
    Grant Date: 01/03/2002, Expiration Date: 01/03/2012
    Registrant: Thomas R Falk, Mentor, MN 56736
  • Call Sign: WB0CCK, Licensee ID: L00631408
    Grant Date: 04/21/2006, Expiration Date: 05/21/2016, Certifier: William D Knox
    Registrant: William D Knox, 14127 Red Oak Rd Se, Mentor, MN 56736
  • Call Sign: KC0NDD, Licensee ID: L00508842
    Grant Date: 04/29/2002, Expiration Date: 04/29/2012, Certifier: Samuel A Trandem
    Registrant: Samuel A Trandem, Rr 2 - Box 12, Mentor, MN 56736
  • Call Sign: KD5VJD, Licensee ID: L00645523
    Grant Date: 12/03/2012, Expiration Date: 02/26/2023, Certifier: John D Moore
    Registrant: John D Moore, 31506 150th Ave Se, Mentor, MN 56736-0067

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: QUICKSILVER MXLII (Category: Amphibian, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 503 (52 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 56969 , Serial Number: PCBWA203, Year manufactured: 1989, Airworthiness Date: 01/23/2008
    Registrant (Individual): Curtis W Block, 11637 Bay St Se, Mentor, MN 56736

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$79,720
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2009 2003

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0209.00

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2

Businesses in Mentor, MN

  • Dairy Queen: 1
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