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Population in 2012: 56 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -28.2%
Males: 36  (66.0%)
Females: 20  (34.0%)

Median resident age:  39.5 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip codes: 56660, 56661.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $21,378 (it was $34,375 in 2000)
Mizpah:

$21,378
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $13,728

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $56,835 (it was $15,000 in 2000)
Mizpah:

$56,835
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $61,145; Detached houses: $74,881; Mobile homes: $32,300
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  • White alone - 55 (98.2%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (1.8%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Mizpah: 85.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (52.3%), Norwegian (15.9%), Polish (15.9%), Danish (6.8%), United States (6.8%), Scotch-Irish (2.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1385 feet

Land area: 3.03 square miles.

Population density: 18 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Mizpah:

  • High school or higher: 71.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mizpah city:

  • Never married: 22.4%
  • Now married: 32.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 16.3%
  • Divorced: 28.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $199 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $325 (0.6%)

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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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.6%
Minnesota:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -23 (-22.8%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (57%)
  • Retail trade (26%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (43%)
  • Accommodation and food services (29%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)


Average climate in Mizpah, Minnesota

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Tornado activity:

Mizpah-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Minnesota state average. It is 71% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/1/1973, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 15.3 miles away from the Mizpah city center injured 5 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 8/6/1969, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 72.5 miles away from the city center killed 12 people and injured 70 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Koochiching County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Heavy Rains: 2, Flood: 1, Tornado: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Mizpah:

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

Political contributions by individuals in Mizpah, MN

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mizpah:

  • Bemidji State University (about 44 miles; Bemidji, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,658)
  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 92 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,038)
  • Central Lakes College-Brainerd (about 110 miles; Brainerd, MN; FT enrollment: 2,341)
  • The College of Saint Scholastica (about 125 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,184)
  • Lake Superior College (about 126 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 2,374)
  • University of Minnesota-Duluth (about 127 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 9,823)
  • University of Wisconsin-Superior (about 130 miles; Superior, WI; FT enrollment: 2,160)

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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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Mizpah that have no violations reported:

  • MIZPAH LIQUOR STORE, INC. (Address: P.O. Box 111, Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 22.6%

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Mizpah, MN

Mizpah compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median household income significantly below 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.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Mizpah travel time to work - commute


Mizpah mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (52%)
  • Wood (35%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (10%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Mizpah city (based on Koochiching County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 69.72%
Here69.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in America The Evangelical Covenant ChurchAssociation of Free Lutheran CongregationsLutheran Church
Adherents45.7%28.5%3.9%3.6%3.3%
Congregations8.3%19.4%8.3%5.6%2.8%
NameUnited Church of ChristSalvation ArmyNew Testament Association Independent Baptist Churches/Other Fundamental BaptistsAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents3.2%2.5%2.3%1.4%5.5%
Congregations5.6%2.8%2.8%2.8%41.7%
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: 4
Koochiching County:

2.98 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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
This county:

11.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.9%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Koochiching County:

26.4%
State:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.7%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$108
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$36
Totals for Government 0$0 7$144

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $4,000 ($71.43)
    Health Services - Other: $1,000 ($17.86)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($17.86)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($17.86)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($17.86)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,000 ($71.43)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $3,000 ($53.57)
    Solid Waste Management: $0 ($0.00)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,000 ($35.71)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $4,000 ($71.43)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($17.86)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $4,000 ($71.43)
  • Tax - Property: $2,000 ($35.71)
    NEC: $1,000 ($17.86)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $10,000 ($178.57)

3.70% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,417 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.70%
Minnesota average:

7.79%

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 St. Louis County, MN  0.57% ($27,069 average AGI)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.20% ($14,400)


5.02% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($35,802 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.02%
Minnesota average:

7.84%

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 St. Louis County, MN  0.57% ($38,310 average AGI)
to Beltrami County, MN  0.39% ($24,150)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.37% ($20,053)

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, Drunken drivers: Inconsistent data


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