Mizpah, Minnesota

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Population in 2017: 52 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -33.3%
Males: 26  (51.5%)
Females: 26  (48.5%)
Median resident age:

26.8 years
Minnesota median age:

37.9 years

Zip codes: 56660, 56661.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $49,900 (it was $34,375 in 2000)
Mizpah:

$49,900
MN:

$68,388

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $28,863 (it was $18,519 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $28,450 (it was $15,000 in 2000)
Mizpah:

$28,450
MN:

$224,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $67,607; detached houses: $76,928; mobile homes: $44,923
March 2019 cost of living index in Mizpah: 84.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 37.5%
(28.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Mizpah, MN (2010)
    • 5598.2%White alone
    • 11.8%Asian alone
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Ancestries: German (37.0%), American (14.8%), Scandinavian (5.6%), Swedish (3.7%), European (1.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1385 feet

Land area: 3.03 square miles.

Population density: 17 people per square mile   (very low).

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $519 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $319 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Duluth, MN (125.9 miles , pop. 86,918).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (209.6 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (528.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Northome, MN (2.2 miles ),
Kelliher, MN (3.4 miles ),
Funkley, MN (3.8 miles),
Squaw Lake, MN (4.6 miles),
Blackduck, MN (4.6 miles ),
Big Falls, MN (5.1 miles ),
Effie, MN (5.2 miles),
Inger, MN (5.3 miles )

Latitude: 47.93 N, Longitude: 94.21 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 218

Distribution of median household income in Mizpah, MN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Mizpah, MN in 2017

Mizpah satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.5%
Minnesota:

4.1%

Average climate in Mizpah, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Mizpah-area historical earthquake activity is below Minnesota state average. It is 92% 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 178.6 miles away from Mizpah center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 184.4 miles away from the city 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 Mizpah center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 357.9 miles away from Mizpah center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 205.8 miles away from the city 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 351.8 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 Koochiching County (8) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Heavy Rains: 2, Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Mizpah:

  • NORTHOME HEALTHCARE CENTER INC (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; NORTHOME, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mizpah:

  • Bemidji State University (about 44 miles; Bemidji, MN; Full-time enrollment: 4,316)
  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 92 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,717)
  • Central Lakes College-Brainerd (about 110 miles; Brainerd, MN; FT enrollment: 3,371)
  • Lake Superior College (about 125 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • The College of Saint Scholastica (about 125 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,762)
  • University of Minnesota-Duluth (about 126 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 10,612)
  • University of Wisconsin-Superior (about 130 miles; Superior, WI; FT enrollment: 2,302)

Points of interest:

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Cemetery: Mizpah Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Koochiching 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:

2.0 people
Minnesota:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

53.6%
Whole state:

64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

10.7%
Whole state:

6.9%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Mizpah:

Marital status in Mizpah, MN
  • Never married: 39.8%
  • Now married: 18.5%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 12.1%
  • Divorced: 28.8%

For population 25 years and over in Mizpah:

  • High school or higher: 90.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.5
Minnesota average:

10.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Mizpah, MN (based on Koochiching County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic2,7993
Mainline Protestant2,3857
Evangelical Protestant1,24619
Other1232
None6,758-
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: 4
Here:

2.98 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Koochiching County:

11.19 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Koochiching County:

11.19 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

7.9%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

26.4%
Minnesota:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Koochiching County:

13.7%
Minnesota:

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 5$1,780
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$275
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$125
Totals for Government 0$0 7$2,180

Mizpah government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,000 ($38.46)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $4,000 ($76.92)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($38.46)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($19.23)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($19.23)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($19.23)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $1,000 ($19.23)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,000 ($38.46)

Mizpah government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $1,000 ($19.23)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($19.23)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($19.23)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $5,000 ($96.15)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $7,000 ($134.62)
  • Tax - Other License: $1,000 ($19.23)
    Property: $1,000 ($19.23)

3.28% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($58,201 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.28%
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 St. Louis County, MN  0.40% ($50,050 average AGI)


4.95% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($43,036 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.95%
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 Beltrami County, MN  0.49% ($31,960 average AGI)
to St. Louis County, MN  0.47% ($33,583)

Strongest AM radio stations in Mizpah:

  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WNMT (650 AM; 10 kW; NASHWAUK, MN; Owner: MIDWEST RADIO NETWORK, L.L.C.)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KKBJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: R.P. BROADCASTING)
  • 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)
  • KOZY (1320 AM; 5 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MN; Owner: ITASCA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WDSM (710 AM; 10 kW; SUPERIOR, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • WWJC (850 AM; daytime; 10 kW; DULUTH, MN; Owner: WWJC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mizpah:

  • KCRB-FM (88.5 FM; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KNBJ (91.3 FM; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)

TV broadcast stations around Mizpah:

  • KAWE (Channel 9; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: NORTHERN MINNESOTA PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)

Mizpah fatal accident list:

Sep 30, 2001 01:37 AM, 36, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 7ft / 1.6mTotal length
  • 440Total average daily traffic
  • 80Total average daily truck traffic
  • 640Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Mizpah, MN
  • 51.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 32.6%Wood
  • 16.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Mizpah, MN
  • 100.0%Wood


Mizpah compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median house value significantly 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age significantly below 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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