New Ulm, Minnesota

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Population in 2019: 13,212 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: -2.8%
 
Males: 6,433  (48.7%)
Females: 6,779  (51.3%)
Median resident age:

40.8 years
Minnesota median age:

38.4 years

Zip codes: 56073.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $64,436 (it was $40,044 in 2000)
New Ulm:

$64,436
MN:

$74,593

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $33,112 (it was $20,308 in 2000)

New Ulm city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $155,689 (it was $86,800 in 2000)
New Ulm:

$155,689
MN:

$246,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $162,679; detached houses: $167,558; townhouses or other attached units: $209,246; in 2-unit structures: $160,519; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $99,658; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $81,595; mobile homes: $11,881

Median gross rent in 2019: $668.

March 2019 cost of living index in New Ulm: 75.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 7.1%
(5.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 3.9% for Black residents, 29.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 39.5% for other race residents, 5.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in New Ulm, MN (2019)
    • 12,19390.8%White alone
    • 6394.8%Hispanic
    • 1581.2%Black alone
    • 1611.2%Asian alone
    • 1491.1%Two or more races
    • 250.2%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Minnesota and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in New Ulm, Minnesota as of September 29, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in New Ulm is 13,447 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in New Ulm by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A4
(30.3)
5
(38.1)
0
(0.0)
10
(75.1)
4
(30.3)
2
(15.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(15.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
4
(29.2)
8
(59.8)
5
(38.2)
12
(92.4)
6
(46.7)
3
(22.0)
4
(29.6)
11
(83.4)
4
(30.5)
6
(45.5)
11
(82.6)
5
(37.9)
6
(45.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
60
(437.6)
39
(291.7)
53
(404.4)
83
(639.0)
69
(537.3)
97
(711.9)
61
(451.0)
41
(311.0)
58
(441.5)
29
(219.8)
43
(322.9)
13
(98.5)
12
(90.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
261
(1,904)
193
(1,444)
203
(1,549)
179
(1,378)
156
(1,215)
184
(1,350)
171
(1,264)
131
(993.6)
194
(1,477)
135
(1,023)
121
(908.7)
144
(1,091)
96
(727.0)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
8
(58.4)
9
(67.3)
9
(68.7)
9
(69.3)
7
(54.5)
2
(14.7)
3
(22.2)
13
(98.6)
11
(83.7)
7
(53.1)
10
(75.1)
5
(37.9)
8
(60.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(7.3)
0
(0.0)
2
(15.3)
1
(7.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.5)
2
(15.1)
1
(7.6)
City-Data.com crime index117.397.8103.4123.9102.2109.489.8110.4133.269.6146.185.461.5

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in New Ulm, MN

Crime rate in New Ulm detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 23 (21 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.59
Minnesota average:

1.71
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Ancestries: German (59.1%), Norwegian (8.1%), American (5.8%), Swedish (2.0%), European (1.9%), Irish (1.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1857

Elevation: 900 feet

Land area: 8.78 square miles.

Population density: 1,505 people per square mile   (low).

New Ulm, Minnesota map

365 residents are foreign born (1.1% Latin America, 0.4% Europe).

This city:

2.7%
Minnesota:

8.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,806 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,979 (1.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Eden Prairie, MN (62.0 miles , pop. 54,901).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (74.1 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (382.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Searles, MN (2.4 miles),
Courtland, MN (2.6 miles ),
Lafayette, MN (3.2 miles ),
Hanska, MN (3.4 miles ),
Sleepy Eye, MN (3.6 miles ),
Nicollet, MN (3.7 miles ),
Gibbon, MN (3.9 miles ),
Winthrop, MN (4.1 miles )

Latitude: 44.31 N, Longitude: 94.46 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): The City of Charm and Tradition

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,789 (+20.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 5,910 (78.5%)

Area code: 507

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 20 buildings, average cost: $99,500
  • 1998: 21 buildings, average cost: $99,500
  • 1999: 18 buildings, average cost: $121,900
  • 2000: 16 buildings, average cost: $118,400
  • 2001: 27 buildings, average cost: $151,600
  • 2002: 18 buildings, average cost: $153,100
  • 2003: 27 buildings, average cost: $136,400
  • 2004: 34 buildings, average cost: $123,900
  • 2005: 36 buildings, average cost: $170,300
  • 2006: 36 buildings, average cost: $181,800
  • 2007: 24 buildings, average cost: $164,000
  • 2008: 19 buildings, average cost: $179,200
  • 2009: 16 buildings, average cost: $153,400
  • 2010: 8 buildings, average cost: $166,100
  • 2011: 16 buildings, average cost: $176,100
  • 2012: 12 buildings, average cost: $212,800
  • 2013: 20 buildings, average cost: $178,500
  • 2014: 29 buildings, average cost: $194,300
  • 2015: 19 buildings, average cost: $210,800
  • 2016: 19 buildings, average cost: $200,300
  • 2017: 21 buildings, average cost: $209,800
  • 2018: 28 buildings, average cost: $206,500
  • 2019: 24 buildings, average cost: $225,100
Number of permits per 10,000 New Ulm, MN residents
Average permit cost in New Ulm, MN
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.3%
Minnesota:

3.9%
Historical population in New Ulm, MN
Historical housing units in New Ulm, MN

Population change in the 1990s: +69 (+0.5%).
Most common industries in New Ulm, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (9.4%)
  • Health care (7.6%)
  • Food (7.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.9%)
  • Social assistance (4.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Food (8.9%)
  • Educational services (8.6%)
  • Construction (7.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.6%)
  • Public administration (4.1%)
  • Truck transportation (4.0%)
  • Repair & maintenance (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (12.6%)
  • Educational services (10.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.2%)
  • Social assistance (6.9%)
  • Food (5.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.3%)
Most common occupations in New Ulm, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Cashiers (5.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.4%)
  • Child care workers (4.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.5%)

Average climate in New Ulm, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

New Ulm-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 35% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/29/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.0 miles away from the New Ulm city center killed one person and injured 19 people and caused $75 million in damages.

On 8/24/2006, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.0 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 37 people and caused $24 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

New Ulm-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 95% greater 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 121.5 miles away from New Ulm center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 129.9 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 245.1 miles away from New Ulm center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 246.5 miles away from New Ulm 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 155.5 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 202.5 miles away from New Ulm center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Brown County (18) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 4, Winds: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
New Ulm topographic map

Main business address for: NEW ULM TELECOM INC (TELEPHONE COMMUNICATIONS (NO RADIO TELEPHONE)).

Hospitals and medical centers in New Ulm:

  • MBW ON CENTER (801 CENTER STREET)
  • NEW ULM MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 1324 FIFTH NORTH STREET)
  • NEW ULM RAI II (1708 NORTH GARDEN)
  • OAK HILLS LIVING CENTER (1314 EIGHTH STREET NORTH)
  • SIOUX VALLEY NH (1324 FIFTH STREET NORTH)
  • IMMANUEL ST JOSEPHS - NEW ULM (1324 5TH ST N)
  • BROWN COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH (1117 CENTER STREET)

Airports and heliports located in New Ulm:

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College/University in New Ulm:

  • Martin Luther College (Full-time enrollment: 875; Location: 1995 Luther Ct; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.mlc-wels.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to New Ulm:

  • South Central College (about 23 miles; North Mankato, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,726)
  • Gustavus Adolphus College (about 25 miles; Saint Peter, MN; FT enrollment: 2,496)
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 26 miles; Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 13,940)
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College (about 65 miles; Granite Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,225)
  • St Olaf College (about 65 miles; Northfield, MN; FT enrollment: 3,141)
  • Ridgewater College (about 65 miles; Willmar, MN; FT enrollment: 3,288)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 65 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 3,711)

Public high schools in New Ulm:

  • NEW ULM HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 414 S PAYNE ST, Grades: 7-12)
  • RIVER BEND AREA LEARNING CENTER (Location: 1315 S BROADWAY, Grades: 7-12)
  • IMPRINTS PROGRAM (Location: 1315 S BROADWAY, Grades: 5-12)

Private high schools in New Ulm:

Public elementary/middle schools in New Ulm:

Private elementary/middle school in New Ulm:

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Library in New Ulm:

  • NEW ULM PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $756,668; Location: 17 NORTH BROADWAY; 77,962 books; 15,187 e-books; 4,192 audio materials; 3,347 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 14 state licensed databases; 173 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • K230AI (94.1 FM; NEW ULM, MN; Owner: NEW ULM CHRISTIAN RADIO)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in New Ulm: New Ulm Country Club (A), Way of the Cross (B), New Ulm (C), Brown County Fairgrounds (D), Hermann Monument (E), New Ulm City Hall (F), Brown County Courthouse (G), Minnesota Music Hall of Fame Museum (H), John Lind House (I), Wanda Gag House (J), Museum of Brewing (K), Brown County Museum (L), New Ulm Public Library (M), New Ulm Fire Department Main Station (N), New Ulm Fire Department Station 2 (O). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Marketplatz Mall (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Main business address in New Ulm: NEW ULM TELECOM INC (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in New Ulm include: Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses (A), Saint John's Lutheran Church (B), River Valley Church (C), Our Saviour's Lutheran Church (D), Cathedral of the Holy Trinity (E), Saint Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church (F), Faith Lutheran Church (G), First Baptist Church (H), Evangelical Free Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Catholic Cemetery (1), Lutheran Cemetery (2), New Ulm City Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Lake Cottonwood (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Heymans Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in New Ulm include: Johnson Field (1), Lincoln Park (2), North Park (3), Riverside Park (4), South Park (5), Washington Park (6), West Park (7), German - Bohemian Monument (8), Frank Steele Steamboat Landing Historical Marker (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Harkin Store (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 66250 County Road 21), Brown County Historical Society & Musuem (Historical Places & Services; 2 North Broadway Street), Lind House Ass'n (Historical Places & Services; Corner Of Center & South).

Hotels: New Ulm Motel (1427 South Broadway Street), Holiday Inn New Ulm- Mn (2101 S Broadway), Four Seasons Taxidermy (21 Jeremy Drive), Colonial Inn (1315 North Broadway Street), Microtel Inns & Suites (424 20th South St), Four Seasons Travel Inc (209 North Minnesota Street), Holiday Inn (2101 South Broadway Street), Budget Holiday Motel (1316 North Broadway Street).

Birthplace of: Tippi Hedren - Actress and animal welfare activist, Wanda Gág - Artist, Brad Lohaus - Basketball player, Hilary Baumann Hacker - Catholic bishop, Lenore Ulric - Film actor, Tony Eckstein - Politician, Fred Bruckbauer - Baseball player, Jamie Hoffmann - Baseball player, Willibald C. Bianchi - Army Medal of Honor recipient, Ali Bernard - Sport wrestler.

Brown 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 New Ulm that have no violations reported:

  • KLOSSNER WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 54, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Minnesota:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

61.3%
Whole state:

64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.2%
Whole state:

6.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in New Ulm in 2010:

  • 642 people in college/university student housing
  • 106 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 103 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 17 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 8 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 4 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 2 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in New Ulm in 2000:

  • 771 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 42 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 31 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 12 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 11 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 7 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 4 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 4 people in religious group quarters
  • 4 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Banks with branches in New Ulm (2011 data):

  • Alliance Bank: Ridgeway On 720 23rd North Branch, Ridgeway On 23rd Branch, Ridgeway On German Branch, Realife Cooperative Of New Ulm Branc, Branch, Reallife Branch. Info updated 2007/03/09: Bank assets: $594.8 mil, Deposits: $509.0 mil, headquarters in Lake City, MN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Alliance Financial Services, Inc.
  • Frandsen Bank & Trust: South Broadway Branch New Ulm, New Ulm Main Branch, North Garden Branch New Ulm. Info updated 2012/03/26: Bank assets: $1,439.6 mil, Deposits: $1,194.5 mil, headquarters in Lonsdale, MN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 38 total offices, Holding Company: Frandsen Financial Corporation
  • Bank Midwest: New Ulm Branch at 26 South Broadway, branch established on 1923/01/01. Info updated 2011/06/08: Bank assets: $678.7 mil, Deposits: $567.5 mil, headquarters in Spirit Lake, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Goodenow Bancorporation
  • Citizens Bank Minnesota: at 105 North Minnesota Street, branch established on 1875/12/13. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $314.2 mil, Deposits: $269.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens Bancorporation Of New Ulm, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: New Ulm Branch at 226 North Minnesota Street, branch established on 1985/12/31. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • United Prairie Bank: New Ulm Branch at 200 North Broadway, branch established on 1919/11/01. Info updated 2009/05/06: Bank assets: $565.8 mil, Deposits: $487.7 mil, headquarters in Mountain Lake, MN, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Farmers State Corporation

For population 15 years and over in New Ulm:

Marital status in New Ulm, MN
  • Never married: 31.1%
  • Now married: 52.4%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 9.7%

For population 25 years and over in New Ulm:

  • High school or higher: 93.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.9
Minnesota average:

10.6

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

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Religion statistics for New Ulm, MN (based on Brown County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic10,7787
Evangelical Protestant6,54716
Mainline Protestant5,75015
Other752
None2,743-
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: 6
This county:

2.31 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

3.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 24
Brown County:

9.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.6%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.4%
Minnesota:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.4%
Minnesota:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

49.2%
State:

50.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
New Ulm:

45.5%
Minnesota:

48.4%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.0
Minnesota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.8%
Minnesota:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

11.7%
Minnesota:

9.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
New Ulm:

6.8
Minnesota:

6.8

Overweight people:
New Ulm:

34.4%
Minnesota:

33.5%

General health condition:
New Ulm:

55.9%
Minnesota:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
New Ulm:

76.8%
Minnesota:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of New Ulm, MN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2019)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Electric Power 27$176,346$78,3760$0
Other Government Administration 24$132,724$66,36212$6,696
Streets and Highways 20$119,704$71,8220$0
Police Protection - Officers 20$130,855$78,5130$0
Parks and Recreation 16$77,943$58,45765$22,725
Financial Administration 11$65,806$71,7880$0
Gas Supply 10$60,669$72,8030$0
Sewerage 9$54,897$73,1960$0
Water Supply 8$50,596$75,8940$0
Local Libraries 5$26,366$63,27811$10,356
Other and Unallocable 4$25,772$77,3160$0
Police - Other 2$9,050$54,3001$1,351
Firefighters 1$8,020$96,2400$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 1$6,353$76,2364$5,627
Fire - Other 1$2,144$25,7280$0
Totals for Government 159$947,245$71,49093$46,755

New Ulm government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $5,050,000 ($382.23)
    Regular Highways: $3,928,000 ($297.31)
    Electric Utilities: $1,003,000 ($75.92)
    Parks and Recreation: $704,000 ($53.28)
    Central Staff Services: $304,000 ($23.01)
    Water Utilities: $203,000 ($15.36)
    Police Protection: $99,000 ($7.49)
    Local Fire Protection: $92,000 ($6.96)
    Libraries: $65,000 ($4.92)
    Gas Utilities: $14,000 ($1.06)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $23,648,000 ($1789.89)
    General - Other: $10,432,000 ($789.59)
    Gas Utilities: $7,516,000 ($568.88)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,655,000 ($276.64)
    Sewerage: $3,458,000 ($261.73)
    Water Utilities: $2,916,000 ($220.71)
    Police Protection: $2,912,000 ($220.41)
    Regular Highways: $2,320,000 ($175.60)
    Financial Administration: $1,853,000 ($140.25)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,375,000 ($104.07)
    Libraries: $768,000 ($58.13)
    Local Fire Protection: $504,000 ($38.15)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $230,000 ($17.41)
    Solid Waste Management: $177,000 ($13.40)
    Air Transportation: $133,000 ($10.07)
    Parking Facilities: $61,000 ($4.62)
    Central Staff Services: $54,000 ($4.09)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $53,000 ($4.01)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $674,000 ($51.01)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Local Fire Protection: $114,000 ($8.63)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $2,647,000 ($200.35)
    Electric Utilities: $2,166,000 ($163.94)
    General - Other: $1,742,000 ($131.85)
    Libraries: $1,515,000 ($114.67)
    Regular Highways: $829,000 ($62.75)
    Parks and Recreation: $783,000 ($59.26)
    Water Utilities: $586,000 ($44.35)
    Local Fire Protection: $322,000 ($24.37)
    Gas Utilities: $230,000 ($17.41)
    Police Protection: $182,000 ($13.78)
    Air Transportation: $104,000 ($7.87)
    Housing and Community Development: $72,000 ($5.45)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,776,000 ($739.93)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $55,000 ($4.16)

New Ulm government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $10,595,000 ($801.92)
    Sewerage: $4,338,000 ($328.34)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,248,000 ($94.46)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,032,000 ($78.11)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $206,000 ($15.59)
    Air Transportation: $68,000 ($5.15)
    Parking Facilities: $25,000 ($1.89)
    Regular Highways: $16,000 ($1.21)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $356,000 ($26.95)
    Highways: $67,000 ($5.07)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $2,258,000 ($170.91)
    General Local Government Support: $1,423,000 ($107.71)
    Sewerage: $176,000 ($13.32)
    Highways: $11,000 ($0.83)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $1,867,000 ($141.31)
    General Revenue - Other: $1,170,000 ($88.56)
    Sale of Property: $433,000 ($32.77)
    Interest Earnings: $297,000 ($22.48)
    Fines and Forfeits: $125,000 ($9.46)
    Donations From Private Sources: $46,000 ($3.48)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $23,699,000 ($1793.75)
    Gas Utilities: $8,521,000 ($644.94)
    Water Utilities: $3,277,000 ($248.03)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $4,250,000 ($321.68)
    Highways: $452,000 ($34.21)
    Other: $447,000 ($33.83)
  • Tax - Property: $7,193,000 ($544.43)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,201,000 ($90.90)
    Public Utilities Sales: $279,000 ($21.12)
    Other License: $259,000 ($19.60)
    Other Selective Sales: $142,000 ($10.75)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $60,000 ($4.54)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $7,000 ($0.53)
    Motor Vehicle License: $5,000 ($0.38)

New Ulm government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,590,000 ($1936.88)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,502,000 ($1627.46)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,555,000 ($647.52)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,467,000 ($338.10)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,314,000 ($250.83)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,314,000 ($250.83)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $4,338,000 ($328.34)
    Beginning: $2,993,000 ($226.54)

New Ulm government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $545,000 ($41.25)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $93,335,000 ($7064.41)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,202,000 ($166.67)

4.89% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,055 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.89%
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 Nicollet County, MN  0.53% ($48,441 average AGI)
to Blue Earth County, MN  0.51% ($36,860)
to Redwood County, MN  0.31% ($39,412)
Businesses in New Ulm, MN
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1La-Z-Boy1
Advance Auto Parts1Lane Furniture1
Applebee's1Maurices1
Burger King1McDonald's1
Carson Pirie Scott1Microtel1
Chevrolet1Nike3
Curves1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1Sears1
Domino's Pizza1Subway2
FedEx2Super 81
Ford1Taco Bell1
GameStop1Target1
H&R Block1U-Haul2
Holiday Inn1UPS2
Jones New York1Walgreens1
KFC1Walmart1
Kmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in New Ulm:

  • KNUJ (860 AM; 1 kW; NEW ULM, MN)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • 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)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KTOE (1420 AM; 5 kW; MANKATO, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KSMM (1530 AM; 9 kW; SHAKOPEE, MN; Owner: STARBOARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMNN (1330 AM; 10 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO.)
  • WBHR (660 AM; 10 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HERBERT M. HOPPE)
  • KDHL (920 AM; 5 kW; FARIBAULT, MN; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KYSM (1230 AM; 1 kW; MANKATO, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in New Ulm:

  • K230AI (93.9 FM; NEW ULM, MN; Owner: NEW ULM CHRISTIAN RADIO)
  • KEEZ-FM (99.1 FM; MANKATO, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KNUJ-FM (107.3 FM; SLEEPY EYE, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KGAC (90.5 FM; ST. PETER, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KDOG (96.7 FM; NORTH MANKATO, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY BROADCASTING, CO.)
  • KXLP (93.1 FM; NEW ULM, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KNGA (91.5 FM; ST. PETER, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KYSM-FM (103.5 FM; MANKATO, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KRRW (101.5 FM; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KXAC (100.5 FM; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • K206DI (89.1 FM; NICOLLET, MN; Owner: REFUGE MEDIA GROUP)
  • KMSU (89.7 FM; MANKATO, MN; Owner: MANKATO STATE UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around New Ulm:

  • K30FN (Channel 30; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TELEVISION ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN MINNESOTA)
  • K16CG (Channel 16; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K21DG (Channel 21; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K24CP (Channel 24; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K26CS (Channel 26; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K35DC (Channel 35; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K42AV (Channel 42; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K44AD (Channel 60; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K46AA (Channel 46; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K48AA (Channel 48; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K50AB (Channel 50; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K52AB (Channel 52; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K54AC (Channel 54; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K14KE (Channel 14; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MINNESOTA)
  • K19CA (Channel 19; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: UNITED COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • K40BU (Channel 40; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • KEYC-TV (Channel 12; MANKATO, MN; Owner: UNITED COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • K22AE (Channel 22; NEW ULM, MN; Owner: OGDEN BROADCASTING OF MINNESOTA, INC)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in New Ulm: Willibald C. Bianchi.

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of New Ulm fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 13Number of bridges
  • 325ft / 99.2mTotal length
  • $1,000,000,000Total costs
  • 60,348Total average daily traffic
  • 3,265Total average daily truck traffic
  • 56,336Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic
New bridges in New Ulm, MN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 41960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for New Ulm, MN
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in New Ulm)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 96 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in New Ulm, MN)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 31 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 40 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in New Ulm)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in New Ulm)

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 fires per year is 36. The highest number of fires - 51 took place in 2002, and the least - 23 in 2014. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in New Ulm, MN When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (46.5%), and Outside Fires (27.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in New Ulm, MN
    • 28146.5%Structure Fires
    • 16627.5%Outside Fires
    • 13522.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 223.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for New Ulm, MN
Most common first names in New Ulm, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John11478.5 years
Mary8881.9 years
William8879.7 years
Anna7984.8 years
Joseph7180.3 years
Henry6880.4 years
Arthur5977.9 years
Robert5676.1 years
Albert5681.2 years
Edward5379.8 years
Most common last names in New Ulm, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Reinhart3479.5 years
Johnson3271.3 years
Tauer2979.7 years
Portner2973.0 years
Groebner2878.0 years
Hoffmann2878.1 years
Schmidt2681.7 years
Domeier2679.3 years
Berg2478.3 years
Schneider2480.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in New Ulm, MN
  • 85.1%Utility gas
  • 10.7%Electricity
  • 2.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%No fuel used
  • 0.7%Wood
  • 0.4%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in New Ulm, MN
  • 50.8%Utility gas
  • 42.5%Electricity
  • 3.2%Other fuel
  • 2.1%No fuel used
  • 0.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


New Ulm 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.

New Ulm on our top lists:

  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on highway construction per resident (population 10,000+)"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #24 (56073) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of German first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
There are 20 pilots and 15 other airmen in this city.
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