Nielsville, Minnesota

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Population in 2019: 82 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -9.9%
 
Males: 41  (50.9%)
Females: 41  (49.1%)
Median resident age:

31.1 years
Minnesota median age:

38.4 years

Zip code: 56568

Estimated median household income in 2019: $49,072 (it was $27,750 in 2000)
Nielsville:

$49,072
MN:

$74,593

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $15,647 (it was $14,921 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $49,582 (it was $14,100 in 2000)
Nielsville:

$49,582
MN:

$246,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $69,797; detached houses: $68,906; mobile homes: $59,821
March 2019 cost of living index in Nielsville: 85.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 37.4%
(31.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 51.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 60.0% for other race residents)

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    • 8069.0%White alone
    • 3631.0%Hispanic
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Ancestries: Norwegian (28.2%), German (10.3%), Austrian (3.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 865 feet

Land area: 0.28 square miles.

Population density: 297 people per square mile   (very low).

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8 residents are foreign born (6.0% Latin America, 0.9% Europe).

This city:

6.9%
Minnesota:

8.5%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Nielsville city:

1.9% ($265)
Minnesota:

1.1% ($1,297)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (45.4 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (245.4 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (596.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Shelly, MN (2.2 miles ),
Climax, MN (2.4 miles ),
Caledonia, ND (2.4 miles),
Halstad, MN (3.5 miles ),
Beltrami, MN (3.7 miles),
Buxton, ND (3.8 miles ),
Hillsboro, ND (3.8 miles ),
Reynolds, ND (4.1 miles )

Latitude: 47.53 N, Longitude: 96.82 W

Area code: 218

Distribution of median household income in Nielsville, MN in 2019
Distribution of house value in Nielsville, MN in 2019

Nielsville satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.9%
Minnesota:

3.9%

Average climate in Nielsville, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Nielsville-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Minnesota state average. It is 13% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/20/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 50.2 miles away from the Nielsville city center killed 10 people and injured 103 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/16/1973, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 16.1 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Nielsville-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 22% 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 133.8 miles away from Nielsville center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 694.1 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 130.6 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 261.0 miles away from Nielsville 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 120.4 miles away from Nielsville 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 270.4 miles away from Nielsville center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Polk County (28) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 21
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 24, Storms: 13, Tornadoes: 7, Heavy Rains: 2, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Nielsville:

  • HILLSBORO MEDICAL CENTER NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; HILLSBORO, ND)

Airports located in Nielsville:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Nielsville:

  • University of North Dakota (about 30 miles; Grand Forks, ND; Full-time enrollment: 12,858)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 44 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 46 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 47 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)
  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 52 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,717)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 88 miles; Wahpeton, ND; FT enrollment: 2,318)
  • Bemidji State University (about 91 miles; Bemidji, MN; FT enrollment: 4,316)

Points of interest:

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

Churches in Nielsville include: Saint Petri Lutheran Church (A), Living Water Assembly of God Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Polk County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.1 people
Minnesota:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

45.2%
Whole state:

64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.1%
Whole state:

6.9%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Nielsville:

Marital status in Nielsville, MN
  • Never married: 22.1%
  • Now married: 59.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 1.2%
  • Divorced: 17.7%

For population 25 years and over in Nielsville:

  • High school or higher: 84.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 12.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.6
Minnesota average:

10.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Nielsville, MN (based on Polk County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant9,58235
Catholic6,50013
Evangelical Protestant3,31139
Other2926
None11,915-
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: 7
Polk County:

2.28 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Polk County:

5.20 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 18
This county:

5.85 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.5%
State:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Polk County:

27.6%
Minnesota:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.9%
Minnesota:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Nielsville:

51.4%
Minnesota:

50.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

46.3%
State:

48.4%

Average BMI:
Nielsville:

28.1
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.9%
Minnesota:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Nielsville:

10.3%
Minnesota:

9.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Nielsville:

6.9
Minnesota:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

32.4%
Minnesota:

33.5%

General health condition:
Nielsville:

53.8%
Minnesota:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

76.3%
Minnesota:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Nielsville, 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
Water Supply 0$0 1$321
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$276
Sewerage 0$0 2$423
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$408
Electric Power 0$0 6$978
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$144
Totals for Government 0$0 13$2,550

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

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $59,000 ($719.51)
    Sewerage: $24,000 ($292.68)
    Water Utilities: $21,000 ($256.10)
    General - Other: $19,000 ($231.71)
    Financial Administration: $7,000 ($85.37)
    Solid Waste Management: $7,000 ($85.37)
    Local Fire Protection: $5,000 ($60.98)
    Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($60.98)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000 ($48.78)
    Health - Other: $1,000 ($12.20)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($12.20)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($60.98)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $4,000 ($48.78)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($12.20)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $24,000 ($292.68)
    Solid Waste Management: $7,000 ($85.37)
    Other: $3,000 ($36.59)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($12.20)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $3,000 ($36.59)
    Interest Earnings: $0 ($0.00)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $59,000 ($719.51)
    Water Utilities: $21,000 ($256.10)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $22,000 ($268.29)
    Other: $3,000 ($36.59)
    Sewerage: $1,000 ($12.20)
    Water Utilities: $1,000 ($12.20)
  • Tax - Property: $26,000 ($317.07)
    Other License: $1,000 ($12.20)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $151,000 ($1841.46)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $145,000 ($1768.29)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,000 ($73.17)

6.27% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($41,336 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.27%
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 Grand Forks County, ND  1.99% ($43,242 average AGI)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.28% ($31,265)
from Cass County, ND  0.25% ($45,581)


6.87% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($42,617 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.87%
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 Grand Forks County, ND  2.18% ($41,974 average AGI)
to Cass County, ND  0.41% ($37,700)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.28% ($40,200)

Strongest AM radio stations in Nielsville:

  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KNOX (1310 AM; 5 kW; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KCNN (1590 AM; 5 kW; EAST GRAND FORKS, MN; Owner: KRAD, INC.)
  • KQWB (1660 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KMAV (1520 AM; daytime; 3 kW; MAYVILLE, ND; Owner: R & J BROADCASTING)
  • WDAY (970 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KFGO (790 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KROX (1260 AM; 1 kW; CROOKSTON, MN)
  • KVOX (1280 AM; 5 kW; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)

Strongest FM radio stations in Nielsville:

  • KZLT-FM (104.3 FM; EAST GRAND FORKS, MN; Owner: KRAD, INC.)
  • WDAY-FM (93.7 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKBX (101.9 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFNW-FM (97.9 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KDSU (91.9 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KPFX (107.9 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KQHT (96.1 FM; CROOKSTON, MN; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KYCK (97.1 FM; CROOKSTON, MN; Owner: SS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFBN (88.7 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: FARGO BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • KQMN (91.5 FM; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KRJB (106.3 FM; ADA, MN; Owner: R & J BROADCASTING)
  • KMAV-FM (105.5 FM; MAYVILLE, ND; Owner: R & J BROADCASTING)

TV broadcast stations around Nielsville:

  • KXJB-TV (Channel 4; VALLEY CITY, ND; Owner: CATAMOUNT BROADCASTING OF FARGO LLC)
  • KVLY-TV (Channel 11; FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTH DAKOTA TELEVISION LICENSE SUB, L.L.C.)
  • WDAY-TV (Channel 6; FARGO, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • KFME (Channel 13; FARGO, ND; Owner: PRAIRIE PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K49FF (Channel 49; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KVRR (Channel 15; FARGO, ND; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)

Nielsville fatal accident list:

May 28, 1989 08:44 PM, 1, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 75ft / 22.9mTotal length
  • $1,000,000,000Total costs
  • 1,442Total average daily traffic
  • 136Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,443Total future (year 2027) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KB0QOD, Licensee ID: L00935661, Grant Date: 11/05/2014, Expiration Date: 01/27/2025, Certifier: Andrew J Fridgen, Registrant: Andrew J Fridgen, Nielsville, MN 56568
  • Call Sign: NY0Z, Previous Call Sign: KE0IX, Licensee ID: L00422996, Grant Date: 12/10/2011, Expiration Date: 02/18/2022, Registrant: David A Sether, Nielsville, MN 56568

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Nielsville, MN
  • 65.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 25.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 9.4%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Nielsville, MN
  • 100.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Nielsville compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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