Minnewaukan, North Dakota

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Population in 2012: 224 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -29.6%
Males: 113  (50.8%)
Females: 111  (49.2%)
Median resident age:  50.7 years
North Dakota median age:  39.0 years

Zip codes: 58351.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $17,121 (it was $27,250 in 2000)
Minnewaukan:

$17,121
ND:

$53,585
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,512 (it was $16,076 in 2000)

Minnewaukan city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $60,956 (it was $34,100 in 2000)
Minnewaukan:

$60,956
ND:

$142,500
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $47,847; Detached houses: $48,371; Mobile homes: $23,499

Median gross rent in 2012: $306.

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Minnewaukan races chart
  • White alone - 190 (84.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 24 (10.7%)
  • Two or more races - 7 (3.1%)
  • Hispanic - 3 (1.3%)

Races in Minnewaukan detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Minnewaukan: 79.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Norwegian (21.9%), German (19.3%), Irish (9.5%), French (7.5%), English (5.2%), Swedish (3.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1461 feet

Land area: 0.27 square miles.

Population density: 815 people per square mile   (low).

Minnewaukan,ND real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Minnewaukan:

  • High school or higher: 84.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.8%
  • Unemployed: 6.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Minnewaukan city:

  • Never married: 33.2%
  • Now married: 40.4%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 8.7%
  • Divorced: 15.0%

5 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.7%
North Dakota:  2.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $718 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $683 (1.4%)

Minnewaukan satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bismarck, ND (112.6 miles , pop. 55,532).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (356.5 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (710.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Brinsmade, ND (2.9 miles) , Oberon, ND (3.2 miles) , Fort Totten, ND (3.6 miles ), Churchs Ferry, ND (3.7 miles) , Maddock, ND (3.9 miles ), Leeds, ND (4.2 miles ), Sheyenne, ND (4.2 miles ), Devils Lake, ND (4.3 miles ).

Latitude: 48.07 N, Longitude: 99.25 W

Area code: 701

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

7.6%
North Dakota:

3.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -97 (-23.4%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (28%)
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (4%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Educational services (29%)
  • Other services, except public administration (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Construction laborers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Other financial specialists (7%)
  • Secondary school teachers (7%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)

Work and jobs in Minnewaukan: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Minnewaukan, North Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Minnewaukan, North Dakota average temperatures Minnewaukan, North Dakota average precipitation Minnewaukan, North Dakota humidity Minnewaukan, North Dakota wind speed Minnewaukan, North Dakota snowfall Minnewaukan, North Dakota sunshine Minnewaukan, North Dakota clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Minnewaukan-area historical tornado activity is near North Dakota state average. It is 40% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/30/1958, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 17.6 miles away from the Minnewaukan city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 5/20/1974, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 7.8 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Minnewaukan-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below North Dakota state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 595.5 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 225.0 miles away from Minnewaukan center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 266.9 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 216.9 miles away from the city center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 415.6 miles away from Minnewaukan 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 194.0 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 Benson County (24) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 21
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 19, Storms: 10, Snows: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Minnewaukan topographic map

Amtrak station near Minnewaukan:

  • 19 miles: DEVILS LAKE (RAILROAD AVE.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Minnewaukan:

  • Minot State University (about 96 miles; Minot, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,887)
  • University of North Dakota (about 102 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 12,858)
  • Bismarck State College (about 114 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 3,015)
  • University of Mary (about 117 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,854)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 141 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 143 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,717)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 144 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)

Public high school in Minnewaukan:

Public elementary/middle school in Minnewaukan:

See full list of schools located in Minnewaukan

Library in Minnewaukan:

  • MINNEWAUKAN PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $11,091; Location: 170 MAIN STREET EAST; 14,300 books; 98 audio materials; 270 video materials; 7 state licensed databases; 4 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Minnewaukan: Minnewaukan Volunteer Fire Department (A), Minnewaukan Ambulance Service (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Spirit Water Inn (Po Box 68).

Benson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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

MINNEWAUKAN CITY OF (Population served: 224, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2011 and MAR-2011, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-15-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-15-2011), St Public Notif received (MAY-05-2011), St Compliance achieved (NOV-15-2011)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 41.7%
(21.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  1.9 people
North Dakota:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  55.2%
Whole state:  60.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.6%
Whole state:  6.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Minnewaukan compared to North Dakota state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Banks with branches in Minnewaukan (2011 data):

  • BREMER BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION: Minnewaukan Branch at B Avenue And Main Street, branch established on 1918/08/02. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,562.1 mil, Deposits: $1,223.3 mil, headquarters in Fargo, ND, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 18 total offices, Holding Company: Otto Bremer Foundation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (65%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (32%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

2000 2004 2008 2012

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Minnewaukan city (based on Benson County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 114.86%
Here: 114.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAssociation of Free Lutheran CongregationsAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents68.9%23.3%2.6%1.5%3.7%
Congregations27.3%39.4%9.1%6.1%18.2%
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: 3
Benson County:

4.32 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Benson County:

4.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

4.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.90 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.3%
North Dakota:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Benson County:

31.5%
North Dakota:

27.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.2%
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 1$1,100
Water Supply 1$1,924$23,0880$0
Local Libraries 0$0 1$700
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$150
Totals for Government 1$1,924$23,0884$1,950

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $288,000 ($1285.71)
    Sewerage: $55,000 ($245.54)
    Solid Waste Management: $38,000 ($169.64)
    Libraries: $8,000 ($35.71)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $65,000 ($290.18)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $30,000 ($133.93)
    All Other: $20,000 ($89.29)
    Sewerage: $8,000 ($35.71)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $171,000 ($763.39)
    Highways: $58,000 ($258.93)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $7,000 ($31.25)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $45,000 ($200.89)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $23,000 ($102.68)
    General Support: $15,000 ($66.96)
  • Tax - Property: $19,000 ($84.82)
    NEC: $1,000 ($4.46)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $85,000 ($379.46)

4.21% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($21,511 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.21%
North Dakota average:

7.27%

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 Ramsey County, ND  1.40% ($16,267 average AGI)


6.66% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($23,801 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.66%
North Dakota average:

7.80%

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 Ramsey County, ND  2.23% ($21,367 average AGI)
to Cass County, ND  0.73% ($24,875)
to Burleigh County, ND  0.50% ($15,455)

Strongest AM radio stations in Minnewaukan:

  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KDLR (1240 AM; 1 kW; DEVILS LAKE, ND; Owner: DOUBLE Z BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSJB (600 AM; 5 kW; JAMESTOWN, ND; Owner: CHESTERMAN COMM. JAMESTOWN, INC.)
  • KHRT (1320 AM; 10 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFYR (550 AM; 5 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBMR (1130 AM; 10 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KCJB (910 AM; 5 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KHND (1470 AM; 1 kW; HARVEY, ND; Owner: THREE WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KZZJ (1450 AM; 1 kW; RUGBY, ND; Owner: RUGBY BROADCASTERS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Minnewaukan:

  • KQZZ (96.7 FM; DEVILS LAKE, ND; Owner: TWO RIVERS BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KZZY (103.5 FM; DEVILS LAKE, ND; Owner: DOUBLE Z BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDVL (102.5 FM; DEVILS LAKE, ND; Owner: DOUBLE Z BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KABU (90.7 FM; FORT TOTTEN, ND; Owner: DAKOTA CIRCLE TIPI, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Minnewaukan:

  • K30FU (Channel 23; DEVILS LAKE, ND; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 6
Total length: 17 meters (56ft)
Total average daily traffic: 5,965
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,608
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 8,510

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • James E Solum, 6.4 Km West Of Minnewaukan, Benson County, North Dakota (Lat: 48.063278 Lon: -99.336167), Type: 232.2, Overall height: 213.4 m
    Registrant: 7012397504, Janderson@prairiepublic.Org, 207 NORTH 5TH. STREET
  • SIGNATURE ON FILE, .09 Km Wsw (Lat: 48.063611 Lon: -99.248333), Type: 79.8, Overall height: 79.8 m
    Registrant: 6052291778, , 24 FIRST AVE NE
  • Jack W Anderson, 6.4 Km West Of Minnewaukan, Benson County, North Dakota (Lat: 48.063278 Lon: -99.336167), Type: 232.2, Overall height: 213.4 m
    Registrant: 7012397504, Janderson@prairiepublic.Org, 207 NORTH 5TH. STREET
  • .09 Km Wsw (Lat: 48.063611 Lon: -99.248333), Type: 79.8, Overall height: 79.8 m
    Registrant: 6052291778, , 24 FIRST AVE NE

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Benson Cty Courthouse (Lat: 48.073611 Lon: -99.250417), Call Sign: WCB570
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.505 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/13/2012, Expiration Date: 03/26/2022
    Registrant: Jamestown Communications Inc., 2703 Hwy 281 S, Jamestown, ND 58402-1933, Phone: (701) 252-3590, Fax: (701) 252-3591, Email:
  • Benson County Courthouse (Lat: 48.073611 Lon: -99.250417), Type: Building, Structure height: 13 m, Overall height: 18 m, Call Sign: WXK335
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.085 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/29/2005, Expiration Date: 09/15/2015, Certifier: Harold G Narum
    Registrant: Nd State Radio, Bismarck, ND 58506, Phone: (701) 328-8100, Fax: (701) 328-8181, Email:
  • 6 Miles West Of (Lat: 48.061944 Lon: -99.387778), Call Sign: WQPA250
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.810 MHz, 159.840 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/16/2012, Expiration Date: 03/16/2022, Certifier: Donald Buckmier
    Registrant: National License, 12591 Brompton Road, Carmel, IN 46033, Phone: (317) 564-8018, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Minnewaukan, 6.4 Km West Of Minnewaukan, Benson County, North Dakota (Lat: 48.063278 Lon: -99.336167), Type: Tower, Structure height: 213.4 m, Overall height: 232.2 m, Call Sign: WQCP222, Licensee ID: L00004985
    Assigned Frequencies: 7112.50 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/20/2005, Expiration Date: 04/01/2014, Certifier: Jack W Anderson
    Registrant: Prairie Public Broadcasting, Inc., P.O. Box 3240, Fargo, ND 58108-3240, Phone: (701) 241-6900, Fax: (701) 239-7655, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KB0MWU, Licensee ID: L00828859
    Grant Date: 03/11/2004, Expiration Date: 05/31/2014, Certifier: Rick L Tofsrud
    Registrant: Rick L Tofsrud, 6250 48th St Ne, Minnewaukan, ND 58351
  • Call Sign: KB0MWY, Licensee ID: L00828715
    Grant Date: 03/11/2004, Expiration Date: 05/31/2014, Certifier: Mark J Motis
    Registrant: Mark J Motis, 701 B Ave S, Minnewaukan, ND 58351
  • Call Sign: KB9VNB, Licensee ID: L00179687
    Grant Date: 08/16/2011, Expiration Date: 08/16/2021, Certifier: Michael J Kostrewa
    Registrant: Michael J Kostrewa, Minnewaukan, ND 58351
  • Call Sign: KB9YUE, Licensee ID: L00319849
    Grant Date: 08/16/2011, Expiration Date: 08/16/2021, Certifier: Mark J Olson
    Registrant: Mark J Olson, Minnewaukan, ND 58351

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172H (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8831Z , Serial Number: 17255481, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 11/11/1966
    Registrant (Individual): Edward Jacob Iii Schmid, Po Box 201, Minnewaukan, ND 58351

Most common first names in Minnewaukan, ND among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Emma583.0 years
Bertha588.2 years
Carl571.2 years
George472.0 years
Grace480.2 years
John482.0 years
Harry384.3 years
Agnes373.7 years
Edward378.7 years
Anna369.3 years
Most common last names in Minnewaukan, ND among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson977.0 years
Huffman887.0 years
Thompson685.0 years
Anderson576.2 years
Peterson584.4 years
Hager477.5 years
Hanson480.5 years
Flaten471.8 years
Olson484.3 years
Yri482.5 years
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