Merrifield, Minnesota

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Population in 2010: 140.
Males: 76  (54.8%)
Females: 64  (45.2%)
Median resident age:

70.2 years
Minnesota median age:

38.4 years

Zip code: 56465

Estimated median household income in 2019: $60,534
Merrifield:

$60,534
MN:

$74,593

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $32,188

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $196,900
Merrifield:

$196,900
MN:

$246,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $193,242; detached houses: $194,194
March 2019 cost of living index in Merrifield: 85.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 0.0%

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Ancestries: Polish (39.5%), Czech (16.3%), Norwegian (16.3%), American (14.0%), Swedish (14.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1219 feet

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,453 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,778 (1.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Cloud, MN (62.8 miles , pop. 59,107).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (112.6 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (453.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Riverton, MN (2.4 miles),
Nisswa, MN (2.6 miles ),
Brainerd, MN (2.7 miles ),
Trommald, MN (2.8 miles),
Ironton, MN (3.0 miles ),
Lake Shore, MN (3.0 miles ),
Baxter, MN (3.0 miles ),
Breezy Point, MN (3.1 miles )

Latitude: 46.47 N, Longitude: 94.17 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 218

Distribution of median household income in Merrifield, MN in 2019
Distribution of house value in Merrifield, MN in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.9%
Minnesota:

3.9%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 57.9. This is better than average.

City:

57.9
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 5.62. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.62
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

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

On 6/11/1966, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.8 miles away from the Merrifield place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 8/6/1969, a category F4 tornado 21.9 miles away from the place center killed 12 people and injured 70 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Merrifield-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 48% 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 105.2 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 115.5 miles away from Merrifield center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 298.3 miles away from Merrifield 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 137.3 miles away from the city center
On 2/7/2020 at 18:30:28, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 ML) earthquake occurred 97.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/9/2020 at 18:16:48, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 MB) earthquake occurred 102.8 miles away from Merrifield center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Crow Wing County (11) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Merrifield:

  • GOOD SAMARITAN HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; NISSWA, MN)
  • BARNABAS HEALTH CARE SERV (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; BRAINERD, MN)
  • ESSENTIA HEALTH ST JOSEPH'S MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 8 miles away; BRAINERD, MN)
  • KINGWOOD COURT GOOD SAMARITAN CTR (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; BRAINERD, MN)
  • MINNESOTA NEUROREHABILITATION HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 8 miles away; BRAINERD, MN)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - BETHANY (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; BRAINERD, MN)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - WOODLAND (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; BRAINERD, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Merrifield:

  • Central Lakes College-Brainerd (about 9 miles; Brainerd, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,371)
  • St Cloud Technical and Community College (about 62 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 3,493)
  • Rasmussen College-Minnesota (about 63 miles; St. Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 4,575)
  • College of Saint Benedict (about 64 miles; Saint Joseph, MN; FT enrollment: 2,025)
  • Saint Cloud State University (about 64 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 12,822)
  • Alexandria Technical & Community College (about 71 miles; Alexandria, MN; FT enrollment: 2,324)
  • Bemidji State University (about 78 miles; Bemidji, MN; FT enrollment: 4,316)

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Crow Wing 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 place:

2.0 people
Minnesota:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

69.6%
Whole state:

64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

10.1%
Whole state:

6.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Merrifield:

Marital status in Merrifield, MN
  • Never married: 9.4%
  • Now married: 76.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 5.4%
  • Divorced: 8.6%

For population 25 years and over in Merrifield:

  • High school or higher: 91.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
Educational Attainment in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.5
Minnesota average:

10.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Merrifield
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Merrifield, MN (based on Crow Wing County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant13,48723
Catholic10,75113
Evangelical Protestant9,07349
Other5874
None28,602-
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: 13
This county:

2.11 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 37
This county:

6.02 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 71
This county:

11.54 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

6.7%
State:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.2%
Minnesota:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

8.0%
State:

13.0%

6.58% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($56,620 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.58%
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 Cass County, MN  0.89% ($47,082 average AGI)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.61% ($91,860)
from Morrison County, MN  0.32% ($35,110)


5.96% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($54,179 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.96%
Minnesota average:

7.17%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Cass County, MN  0.82% ($69,052 average AGI)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.55% ($67,387)
to Morrison County, MN  0.24% ($39,508)

Businesses in Merrifield, MN

  • U-Haul: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Merrifield:

  • KLIZ (1380 AM; 5 kW; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: KOMMERSTAD COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY. LLC)
  • WWWI (1270 AM; 5 kW; BAXTER, MN; Owner: TOWER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KVBR (1340 AM; 1 kW; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: KOMMERSTAD COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY. LLC)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KLTF (960 AM; 5 kW; LITTLE FALLS, MN; Owner: KLTF/KFML, INC.)
  • KKIN (930 AM; 3 kW; AITKIN, MN; Owner: QUARNSTROM MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • WBHR (660 AM; 10 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HERBERT M. HOPPE)
  • 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))
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WNMT (650 AM; 10 kW; NASHWAUK, MN; Owner: MIDWEST RADIO NETWORK, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Merrifield:

  • WJJY-FM (106.7 FM; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: BL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTIG (102.7 FM; PEQUOT LAKES, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA CHRISTIAN B/CASTERS, INC.)
  • KBPR (90.7 FM; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO INC.)
  • KLKS (104.3 FM; BREEZY POINT, MN; Owner: LAKES BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • KLIZ-FM (107.5 FM; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: KOMMERSTAD COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, LLC)
  • KFGI (103.5 FM; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: KOMMERSTAD COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, LLC)
  • K204ES (88.7 FM; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KUAL-FM (101.5 FM; CROSBY, MN; Owner: BL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBLB (93.3 FM; NISSWA, MN; Owner: BL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBKK (95.9 FM; PILLAGER, MN; Owner: DJ BROADCASTING C0RPORATION)
  • K216FS (91.1 FM; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: REFUGE MEDIA GROUP)
  • KKIN-FM (94.3 FM; AITKIN, MN; Owner: QUARNSTROM MEDIA GROUP, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Merrifield:

  • K16BQ (Channel 16; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K28DF (Channel 28; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KAWB (Channel 22; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: NORTHERN MN PUBLIC TELEVISION INC.)
  • K57BJ (Channel 57; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: WDIO-TV, LLC)
  • KLKS-LP (Channel 46; BREEZY POINT, MN; Owner: LAKES BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • K54AT (Channel 54; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • K25GD (Channel 25; AITKIN, MN; Owner: KBJR LICENSE, INC.)
  • K33ET (Channel 33; AITKIN, MN; Owner: CHELSEY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF DULUTH, LLC)
  • K27EV (Channel 27; AITKIN, MN; Owner: WDIO-TV, LLC)
  • KCCW-TV (Channel 12; WALKER, MN; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • K39GG (Channel 39; AITKIN, MN; Owner: KQDS ACQUISITION CORP.)

Merrifield fatal accident list:

May 9, 2009 02:50 PM, 3 0418000003, Near Vine St, Lat: 46.480442, Lon: -94.172894, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Sep 1, 2007 04:00 PM, 3 0418000003, Silver Lake Rd, Lat: 46.501992, Lon: -94.141981, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Aug 1, 1999 02:25 PM, Sr-25, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Merrifield)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 46.491361 Lon: -94.158333, Call Sign: WQBF997,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.555 MHz, 160.080 MHz, Grant Date: 09/30/2004, Expiration Date: 09/30/2014, Cancellation Date: 12/06/2014, Certifier: Reginal C Clow, Registrant: Martin Communication Inc, 109 Second Ave Ne, Brainerd, MN 56401, Phone: (218) 829-6007, Fax: (218) 829-1574

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • MERRIFIELD, 4.5 Mi Nne (Lat: 46.526667 Lon: -94.119167), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 99.1 m, Call Sign: WPNL466,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6034.15 MHz, Grant Date: 02/26/2008, Expiration Date: 04/09/2018, Cancellation Date: 03/03/2014, Certifier: Elizabeth L Kohler, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • A10202, Box 690 Hc86 (Lat: 46.526583 Lon: -94.121500), Type: Tower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 79.2 m, Call Sign: WPOM449,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6417.14 MHz, 6377.61 MHz, Grant Date: 02/22/2000, Expiration Date: 02/22/2010, Cancellation Date: 05/04/2000, Certifier: David Lowry, Registrant: Aerial Communications, Inc., 8410 West Bryn Mawr, Suite 1100, Chicago, IL 60631, Phone: (773) 399-7464, Fax: (773) 399-6846, Email:
  • A1O0202A, 25839 Old Mill Road (Mn10761-A) (Lat: 46.526583 Lon: -94.121528), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 77.4 m, Call Sign: WPSL831,
    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, Grant Date: 05/24/2011, Expiration Date: 06/15/2021, Certifier: Dan Menser, Registrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:
  • MS03NP459, 4.5 Mi Nne (Lat: 46.526667 Lon: -94.119167), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 99.1 m, Call Sign: WQQC545,
    Assigned Frequencies: 19375.0 MHz, 19375.0 MHz, Grant Date: 10/25/2012, Expiration Date: 10/25/2022, Certifier: David Werblow, Registrant: Dla Piper LLP, 500 8th Street, Nw, Washington, DC 20004, Phone: (202) 799-4216, Fax: (202) 799-5616, Email:
  • PERCH LAKE, 25839 Old Mill Road (Lat: 46.526583 Lon: -94.121528), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 77.4 m, Call Sign: WQQT359,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11385.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11625.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11545.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, Grant Date: 02/26/2013, Expiration Date: 02/26/2023, Certifier: John E Monday, Registrant: At&t Services, Inc., 208 S Akard St., Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Merrifield)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 10. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 19 took place in 2006, and the least - 4 in 2011. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Merrifield, MN When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (46.1%), and Outside Fires (36.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Merrifield, MN
    • 8246.1%Structure Fires
    • 6436.0%Outside Fires
    • 1810.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 147.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Merrifield, MN
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Merrifield, MN
  • 47.4%Utility gas
  • 36.8%Electricity
  • 15.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Merrifield compared to Minnesota 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 significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
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