Motley, Minnesota

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Population in 2019: 660 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +12.8%
 
Males: 284  (43.0%)
Females: 376  (57.0%)
Median resident age:

46.9 years
Minnesota median age:

38.4 years

Zip codes: 56466.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $33,998 (it was $23,438 in 2000)
Motley:

$33,998
MN:

$74,593

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $22,197 (it was $12,220 in 2000)

Motley city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $113,599 (it was $39,300 in 2000)
Motley:

$113,599
MN:

$246,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $122,740; detached houses: $136,655; townhouses or other attached units: $160,389; mobile homes: $68,718

Median gross rent in 2019: $665.

March 2019 cost of living index in Motley: 86.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 20.3%
(20.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents)
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  • Races in Motley, MN (2019)
    • 58694.8%White alone
    • 152.4%Hispanic
    • 81.3%Two or more races
    • 10.2%American Indian alone

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


Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.08
Minnesota average:

1.71
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Ancestries: German (25.0%), Irish (16.5%), American (12.7%), Norwegian (12.7%), English (3.3%), Polish (2.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1229 feet

Land area: 1.32 square miles.

Population density: 499 people per square mile   (low).

Motley, Minnesota map

11 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.9%
Minnesota:

5.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,396 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $948 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Cloud, MN (58.4 miles , pop. 59,107).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (115.9 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (464.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Staples, MN (2.7 miles ),
Pillager, MN (2.9 miles ),
East Gull Lake, MN (3.8 miles ),
Aldrich, MN (3.8 miles),
Fort Ripley, MN (4.2 miles),
Lake Shore, MN (4.2 miles ),
Baxter, MN (4.2 miles ),
Verndale, MN (4.3 miles )

Latitude: 46.34 N, Longitude: 94.65 W

Area code: 218

Distribution of median household income in Motley, MN in 2019
Distribution of house value in Motley, MN in 2019
Motley satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $78,000
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $60,300
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $56,800
  • 2000: 4 buildings, average cost: $76,300
  • 2001: 6 buildings, average cost: $56,300
  • 2002: 8 buildings, average cost: $79,300
  • 2003: 21 buildings, average cost: $79,700
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $89,300
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $71,800
  • 2006: 6 buildings, average cost: $135,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $174,900
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $75,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 2019: 1 building, cost: $69,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Motley, MN residents
Average permit cost in Motley, MN
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.6%
Minnesota:

3.9%
Population change in the 1990s: +81 (+16.1%).
Most common industries in Motley, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Food (18.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (16.3%)
  • Health care (9.5%)
  • Educational services (6.8%)
  • Construction (6.4%)
  • Truck transportation (3.4%)
  • Gasoline stations (3.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Food (18.5%)
  • Construction (13.7%)
  • Truck transportation (7.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.3%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5.6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (24.3%)
  • Food (17.9%)
  • Health care (17.9%)
  • Educational services (11.4%)
  • Gasoline stations (5.0%)
  • Personal & laundry services (4.3%)
  • Electrical & electronic goods merchant wholesalers (2.9%)
Most common occupations in Motley, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.1%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.8%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (3.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (12.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.6%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (5.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.6%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (4.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.0%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.0%)

Average climate in Motley, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 19.5 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 18.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.62
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Motley-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Minnesota state average. It is 28% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/11/1966, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 24.3 miles away from the Motley city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 8/26/1977, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.0 miles away from the city center injured 11 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Motley-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 43% 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 81.3 miles away from Motley center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 91.4 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 274.3 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 113.0 miles away from the city center
On 2/7/2020 at 18:30:28, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 ML) earthquake occurred 120.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/9/2020 at 18:16:48, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 MB) earthquake occurred 125.1 miles away from Motley center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Morrison 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, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Motley topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Motley:

  • CENTRACARE KIDNEY PROG AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; STAPLES, MN)
  • LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOME CARE AND HOSPICE (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; STAPLES, MN)
  • GREATER STAPLES HOSPITAL HOSPICE (Hospital, about 8 miles away; STAPLES, MN)
  • LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; STAPLES, MN)

Airports located in Motley:

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Amtrak station near Motley:

  • 8 miles: STAPLES (1ST AVE. N & 4TH ST. NE) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Motley:

  • Central Lakes College-Brainerd (about 21 miles; Brainerd, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,371)
  • Alexandria Technical & Community College (about 48 miles; Alexandria, MN; FT enrollment: 2,324)
  • College of Saint Benedict (about 56 miles; Saint Joseph, MN; FT enrollment: 2,025)
  • St Cloud Technical and Community College (about 57 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 3,493)
  • Rasmussen College-Minnesota (about 58 miles; St. Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 4,575)
  • Saint Cloud State University (about 60 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 12,822)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 70 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 4,863)

Public elementary/middle schools in Motley:

See full list of schools located in Motley

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • The church listed as "Faith Fellowship" has been changed to the "Motley Free Methodist Church" as is located at 33 Wellwood St. NE Motley
  • The Motley United Methodist Church has moved. It is still one block west of Hwy 10 but is now just south of Cemetary Rd. The address is 847 3rd Ave So. Lane, Motley, MN 56466

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Motley: Motley (A), Motley Police Department (B), Motley Fire Department (C), Motley City Hall (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Motley include: Faith Fellowship Methodist Church (A), United Methodist Church (B), Saint Michael's Catholic Church (C), Saint John's Lutheran Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Motley: Motley Wayside Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotels: Motel Hillcrest (965 South Main), Eastwood Inn (900 Highway 10 South).

Morrison 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:

2.2 people
Minnesota:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

54.8%
Whole state:

64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.9%
Whole state:

6.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
4 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Banks with branches in Motley (2011 data):

  • Unity Bank: Motley Branch at 1217 Hwy 10 S, branch established on 1999/06/28. Info updated 2008/07/23: Bank assets: $192.0 mil, Deposits: $176.1 mil, headquarters in Rush City, MN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Kimberly Leasing Corporation
  • First International Bank & Trust: Motley Branch at Highway 10 And Beaulieu Street, branch established on 1977/11/14. Info updated 2008/06/03: Bank assets: $1,088.7 mil, Deposits: $962.1 mil, headquarters in Watford City, ND, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 21 total offices, Holding Company: Watford City Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Motley:

Marital status in Motley, MN
  • Never married: 32.2%
  • Now married: 36.0%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 11.0%
  • Divorced: 20.1%

For population 25 years and over in Motley:

  • High school or higher: 89.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.5%
  • Unemployed: 7.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.3
Minnesota average:

10.6

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Motley, MN (based on Morrison County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic15,61419
Evangelical Protestant3,87423
Mainline Protestant2,87110
Other11
None10,838-
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: 10
This county:

3.06 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Morrison County:

4.90 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 29
This county:

8.88 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

6.9%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.4%
State:

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

9.0%
Minnesota:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Motley:

46.8%
State:

50.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

41.3%
State:

48.4%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.7
Minnesota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Motley:

26.2%
Minnesota:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Motley:

12.7%
Minnesota:

9.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Minnesota:

6.8

Overweight people:
Motley:

32.4%
Minnesota:

33.5%

General health condition:
Motley:

51.9%
State:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Motley:

75.6%
State:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Motley, MN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 2$7,469$44,8140$0
Sewerage 1$3,871$46,4520$0
Water Supply 1$2,622$31,4640$0
Other Government Administration 1$4,145$49,7404$1,480
Firefighters 0$0 14$1,077
Totals for Government 5$18,106$43,45418$2,557

Motley government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $23,000 ($34.85)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $363,000 ($550.00)
    Water Utilities: $325,000 ($492.42)
    Regular Highways: $143,000 ($216.67)
    Police Protection: $113,000 ($171.21)
    Financial Administration: $108,000 ($163.64)
    General - Other: $89,000 ($134.85)
    Local Fire Protection: $77,000 ($116.67)
    Solid Waste Management: $45,000 ($68.18)
    Central Staff Services: $8,000 ($12.12)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,000 ($4.55)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $109,000 ($165.15)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $136,000 ($206.06)
    Regular Highways: $37,000 ($56.06)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,000 ($4.55)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($1.52)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $24,000 ($36.36)

Motley government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $389,000 ($589.39)
    Other: $66,000 ($100.00)
    Solid Waste Management: $49,000 ($74.24)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $2,000 ($3.03)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $64,000 ($96.97)
    General Revenue - Other: $41,000 ($62.12)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,000 ($1.52)
    Interest Earnings: $0 ($0.00)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $344,000 ($521.21)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $160,000 ($242.42)
    Other: $20,000 ($30.30)
  • Tax - Property: $348,000 ($527.27)
    Other License: $14,000 ($21.21)

Motley government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,759,000 ($4180.30)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,240,000 ($3393.94)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $519,000 ($786.36)

5.19% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($43,250 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.19%
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 Stearns County, MN  0.93% ($45,205 average AGI)
from Benton County, MN  0.66% ($37,724)
from Crow Wing County, MN  0.46% ($39,508)


5.40% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($41,058 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.40%
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 Stearns County, MN  0.91% ($40,100 average AGI)
to Crow Wing County, MN  0.62% ($35,110)
to Benton County, MN  0.51% ($45,179)

Businesses in Motley, MN

  • Dairy Queen: 1
  • FedEx: 1
  • U-Haul: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Motley:

  • KNSP (1430 AM; 1 kW; STAPLES, MN; Owner: KOMMERSTAD COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, LLC)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WWWI (1270 AM; 5 kW; BAXTER, MN; Owner: TOWER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KLIZ (1380 AM; 5 kW; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: KOMMERSTAD COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY. LLC)
  • KLTF (960 AM; 5 kW; LITTLE FALLS, MN; Owner: KLTF/KFML, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • 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)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)

Strongest FM radio stations in Motley:

  • KBPR (90.7 FM; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO INC.)
  • WJJY-FM (106.7 FM; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: BL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKWS (105.9 FM; WADENA, MN; Owner: KOMMERSTAD COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, LLC)
  • KBKK (95.9 FM; PILLAGER, MN; Owner: DJ BROADCASTING C0RPORATION)
  • KSKK (94.7 FM; STAPLES, MN; Owner: NORMIN BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KTIG (102.7 FM; PEQUOT LAKES, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA CHRISTIAN B/CASTERS, INC.)
  • KLKS (104.3 FM; BREEZY POINT, MN; Owner: LAKES BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • KBLB (93.3 FM; NISSWA, MN; Owner: BL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLIZ-FM (107.5 FM; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: KOMMERSTAD COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, LLC)
  • KXDL (99.7 FM; BROWERVILLE, MN; Owner: PRAIRIE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KFGI (103.5 FM; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: KOMMERSTAD COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Motley:

  • KAWB (Channel 22; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: NORTHERN MN PUBLIC TELEVISION INC.)
  • K54AT (Channel 54; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • K17FE (Channel 17; WADENA, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K63DX (Channel 63; WADENA, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • K16BQ (Channel 16; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K28DF (Channel 28; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KCCW-TV (Channel 12; WALKER, MN; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • K45AR (Channel 45; EAGLE BEND, MN; Owner: INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 790)
  • K57BJ (Channel 57; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: WDIO-TV, LLC)

Motley fatal accident list:

Sep 18, 2005 07:30 AM, Us-10, Lat: 46.340540, Lon: -94.649290, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jul 17, 1990 04:18 AM, 10, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
May 5, 1981 03:50 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2, Drunk persons involved: 1
Sep 26, 1981 00:20 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jan 7, 1980 10:50 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 49ft / 14.9mTotal length
  • 19,012Total average daily traffic
  • 1,108Total average daily truck traffic
  • 21,900Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Motley)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

48 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 46.263028 Lon: -94.108056, Call Sign: WPWE268,
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.225 MHz, 461.525 MHz, 461.975 MHz, Grant Date: 10/25/2002, Expiration Date: 10/25/2012, Cancellation Date: 12/29/2012, Certifier: Herb Bloomquist, Registrant: Martin Communication, Inc., 109 Second Avenue, N.E., Brainerd, MN 56401, Phone: (218) 829-6007, Fax: (218) 829-1574

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • MOTLEY, 4 Mi S (Lat: 46.274972 Lon: -94.646917), Type: Tower, Structure height: 121.9 m, Overall height: 128 m, Call Sign: WPNB302,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5974.85 MHz, Grant Date: 02/15/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Cancellation Date: 11/06/2020, Certifier: Gregory M Romano, Registrant: Cellco Partnership, 5055 North Point Pkwy, Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpharetta, GA 30022, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Email:
  • MOTLEY, Lat: 46.336667 Lon: -94.646111, Call Sign: WQAE863, Licensee ID: L00113622,
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.281 MHz, Grant Date: 05/18/2004, Expiration Date: 05/18/2014, Cancellation Date: 07/19/2014, Certifier: Terri Smith, Registrant: City Of Motley
  • MOTLEY, 1.5 Miles Sw Of (Lat: 46.322722 Lon: -94.675833), Overall height: 92.4 m, Call Sign: WHS813,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3750.00 MHz, 3750.00 MHz, 3850.00 MHz, 3850.00 MHz, 4010.00 MHz, 4010.00 MHz, 4170.00 MHz, 4170.00 MHz, Grant Date: 01/20/2010, Expiration Date: 02/01/2020, Cancellation Date: 12/05/2012, Certifier: Paul Wilson, Registrant: At&t Services, Inc., 1120 20th Street, Nw, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-3048, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • 122 Meters W Of Us 10 And 7.3 Km S Of (Lat: 46.274944 Lon: -94.647222), Overall height: 128.1 m, Call Sign: KNKK647,
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.100 MHz, Grant Date: 08/17/1998, Expiration Date: 07/01/2008, Cancellation Date: 01/22/2008, Certifier: Elizabeth L Kohler, Registrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, Chtd., 1650 Tysons Blvd., Suite 1500, Mclean, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8661, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

25 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Motley)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

7
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 65-TF (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 75 mph), Engine: FRANKLIN 4AC176B SER (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 31822, N31822, N-31822, Serial Number: 6831T, Year manufactured: 1941, Airworthiness Date: 09/14/1957, Certificate Issue Date: 01/28/2014
    Registrant (Individual): Roger L Smith, 31984 450th St, Motley, MN 56466
  • Aircraft: BOTENS DAVID F RV9-A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 336DB, N336DB, N-336DB, Serial Number: 90805, Year manufactured: 2005, Airworthiness Date: 08/10/2005, Certificate Issue Date: 09/06/2013
    Registrant (Individual): Gary E Gustafson, 2094 Red Oak Ln, Motley, MN 56466
  • Aircraft: BEECH A36 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 138 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 336LM, N336LM, N-336LM, Serial Number: E-1587, Year manufactured: 1979, Airworthiness Date: 09/17/1979, Certificate Issue Date: 11/05/1979
    Registrant (Corporation): Klm Unlimited Inc, 38503 30th Ave, Motley, MN 56466
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172B (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8086X, N8086X, N-8086X, Serial Number: 17248586, Year manufactured: 1961, Airworthiness Date: 08/30/1961, Certificate Issue Date: 09/14/2011
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Lawrence J Smith, 32023 450th St, Motley, MN 56466, Other Owners: Roger L Smith, David C Smith, Mark D Smith
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 7AC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C90 SERIES (95 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 83639, N83639, N-83639, Serial Number: 7AC-2317, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 09/16/1998, Certificate Issue Date: 05/23/2019
    Registrant (Individual): Rod C Enberg, Po Box 186, Motley, MN 56466
  • Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 9126H, N9126H, N-9126H, Serial Number: 16896
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, 30584 Spruce Rd, Motley, MN 56466
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 08/07/2020
  • Aircraft: FUSSY MARK S CHALLENGER II SPEC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: BOMBARDIER ROTAX (ALL) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 52893, N52893, N-52893, Serial Number: CH0591-CW0694, Year manufactured: 1994, Airworthiness Date: 09/19/1994, Certificate Issue Date: 03/30/1999
    Registrant (Individual): Jim T Albrecht, Po Box 183, Motley, MN 56466
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 02/17/2017

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 7. The highest number of fire incidents - 14 took place in 2016, and the least - 0 in 2004. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Motley, MN When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (48.1%), and Outside Fires (34.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Motley, MN
    • 5048.1%Structure Fires
    • 3634.6%Outside Fires
    • 1615.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 21.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Motley, MN
Most common first names in Motley, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William2479.9 years
John1476.3 years
Harold1274.0 years
Mary1285.8 years
George1181.3 years
James1079.7 years
Charles1076.0 years
Donald974.7 years
Albert978.7 years
Robert869.1 years
Most common last names in Motley, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1977.1 years
Johnson1468.6 years
Brown981.5 years
Anderson876.0 years
Miller778.4 years
Olson776.9 years
Peterson674.0 years
Converse585.0 years
Nelson569.8 years
Nygren473.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Motley, MN
  • 78.6%Utility gas
  • 13.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.6%Electricity
  • 2.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.4%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Motley, MN
  • 66.0%Utility gas
  • 27.8%Electricity
  • 3.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.1%Other fuel


Motley compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
There are 9 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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