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Population in 2012: 132 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +16.8%
Males: 71  (54.0%)
Females: 61  (46.0%)

Median resident age:  48.1 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip code: 56276

Estimated median household income in 2012: $28,643 (it was $23,125 in 2000)
Odessa:

$28,643
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,031

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $39,665 (it was $21,700 in 2000)
Odessa:

$39,665
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $77,043; Detached houses: $79,788; Mobile homes: $11,149
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  • White alone - 131 (97.0%)
  • Hispanic - 4 (3.0%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Odessa: 84.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (46.5%), Norwegian (22.1%), Swedish (9.3%), Dutch (5.8%), Irish (5.8%), Danish (2.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 960 feet

Land area: 0.76 square miles.

Population density: 175 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Odessa:

  • High school or higher: 95.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.8%
  • Unemployed: 2.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Odessa city:

  • Never married: 30.9%
  • Now married: 49.6%
  • Separated: 5.0%
  • Widowed: 7.9%
  • Divorced: 6.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $525 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $285 (0.7%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Cloud, MN (106.7 miles , pop. 59,107).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (150.8 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (493.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Ortonville, MN (2.5 miles ), Big Stone City, SD (2.6 miles ), Correll, MN (2.9 miles) , Bellingham, MN (3.0 miles ), Louisburg, MN (3.2 miles) , Nassau, MN (3.8 miles) , Clinton, MN (3.8 miles ), Milbank, SD (3.9 miles ).

Latitude: 45.26 N, Longitude: 96.33 W

Area code: 320

Odessa household income distribution Odessa home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.0%
Minnesota:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -41 (-26.6%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (27%)
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (53%)
  • Public administration (23%)
  • Finance and insurance (13%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (20%)
  • Life, physical, and social science technicians (15%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (15%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (10%)
  • Art and design workers (10%)
  • Carpenters (10%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (10%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (22%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (17%)
  • Accountants and auditors (11%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (11%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (11%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)


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Tornado activity:

Odessa-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 34% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/17/1996, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.5 miles away from the Odessa city center caused $2 million in damages.

On 7/25/2000, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 40.7 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 15 people and caused $20 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Odessa-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 91% 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 31.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 28.7 miles away from Odessa 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 44.8 miles away from the city center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 67.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Big Stone County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Tornado: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Odessa:

  • ORTONVILLE MUNICIPAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 7 miles away; ORTONVILLE, MN)
  • MONARCH HEIGHTS (Hospital, about 7 miles away; ORTONVILLE, MN)
  • ORTONVILLE AREA HEALTH SERVICES (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Government - Local, about 7 miles away; ORTONVILLE, MN)

Political contributions by individuals in Odessa, MN

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Odessa:

  • Ridgewater College (about 62 miles; Willmar, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,670)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 63 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 2,730)
  • South Dakota State University (about 70 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 9,084)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 72 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 3,462)
  • College of Saint Benedict (about 100 miles; Saint Joseph, MN; FT enrollment: 2,057)
  • Rasmussen College-St Cloud (about 105 miles; St. Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 2,762)
  • Saint Cloud Technical College (about 107 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 2,740)

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Notable locations in Odessa: Odessa (A), Odessa Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Odessa: Trinity Lutheran Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Odessa Trinity Lutheran Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: U S Fish & Wildlife Office (Recreation Areas; 44843 County Highway 19), Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge - Office (Recreation Areas; 44843 County Highway 19).

 
Big Stone County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 22.5. This is significantly better than average.
City:

22.5
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 6.88. This is better than average. There were 12 monitors within city limits.
City:

6.88
U.S.:

9.59


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 15.7%

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  67.2%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.9%
Whole state:  6.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Odessa, MN

Odessa compared to Minnesota state average:

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


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Odessa travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (40%)
  • Electricity (28%)
  • Other fuel (16%)
  • Wood (9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Odessa city (based on Big Stone County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 110.33%
Here110.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAssociation of Free Lutheran Congregations
Adherents30.5%29.2%16.8%6.7%4.4%
Congregations20.0%13.3%13.3%13.3%6.7%
NameWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodHutterian BrethrenUnited Church of ChristBaptist General ConferenceOther
Adherents3.4%3.1%2.3%1.8%1.9%
Congregations6.7%6.7%6.7%3.3%10.0%
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: 2
This county:

3.72 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Big Stone County:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Big Stone County:

14.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.3%
State:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

26.8%
Minnesota:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Big Stone County:

13.0%
Minnesota:

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 1$370
Sewerage 0$0 1$554
Water Supply 0$0 1$556
Totals for Government 0$0 3$1,480

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $64,000 ($484.85)
    Water Utilities: $18,000 ($136.36)
    Regular Highways: $14,000 ($106.06)
    Fire Protection: $11,000 ($83.33)
    Sewerage: $10,000 ($75.76)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,000 ($68.18)
    Financial Administration: $8,000 ($60.61)
    Parks & Recreation: $5,000 ($37.88)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($30.30)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $12,000 ($90.91)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $22,000 ($166.67)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $12,000 ($90.91)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,000 ($68.18)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $12,000 ($90.91)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,000 ($7.58)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $7,000 ($53.03)
    Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($45.45)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $28,000 ($212.12)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $55,000 ($416.67)
    All Other: $4,000 ($30.30)
  • Tax - Property: $6,000 ($45.45)
    NEC: $1,000 ($7.58)

Odessa government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $273,000 ($2068.18)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $267,000 ($2022.73)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $6,000 ($45.45)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $82,000 ($621.21)

5.13% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($45,698 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.13%
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 Grant County, SD  0.63% ($25,692 average AGI)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.48% ($29,600)


6.49% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,324 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.49%
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 Grant County, SD  0.53% ($37,818 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Odessa:

  • KMSD (1510 AM; 5 kW; MILBANK, SD; Owner: BIG STONE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDIO (1350 AM; 1 kW; ORTONVILLE, MN; Owner: BIG STONE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KBRF (1250 AM; 10 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • 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)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WBHR (660 AM; 10 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HERBERT M. HOPPE)
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)

Strongest FM radio stations in Odessa:

  • KRSU (91.3 FM; APPLETON, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KNCM (88.5 FM; APPLETON, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KKSD (104.3 FM; MILBANK, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPN.)
  • KPHR (106.3 FM; ORTONVILLE, MN; Owner: BIG STONE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCGN-FM (101.5 FM; ORTONVILLE, MN; Owner: CGN CORPORATION)
  • KLQP (92.1 FM; MADISON, MN; Owner: LAC QUI PARLE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Odessa:

  • KWCM-TV (Channel 10; APPLETON, MN; Owner: WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA EDUCATIONAL TV COMPANY)
  • K49ED (Channel 49; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K15DC (Channel 15; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K19CW (Channel 19; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K25EI (Channel 25; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K31BT (Channel 31; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K17CS (Channel 17; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K23DF (Channel 23; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K29CC (Channel 29; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K33CR (Channel 33; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K52AH (Channel 52; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K54AK (Channel 54; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K56BZ (Channel 56; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K58EO (Channel 58; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K60AB (Channel 60; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K47IC (Channel 47; MILBANK, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)


FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Odessa, Bnsf Mp593.8 Nr 220 Main Ave (Lat: 45.262472 Lon: -96.330333), Type: Pipe, Structure height: 21 m, Overall height: 27 m, Call Sign: WPLD877
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.100 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/07/2012, Expiration Date: 03/18/2022, Certifier: W A Miller
    Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co, 4515 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4568, Fax: (913) 551-4568, Email:
  • Odessa HLCS, 220 Main Ave. N. (Lat: 45.262417 Lon: -96.330028), Type: Tower, Structure height: 21.3 m, Call Sign: WQNK897
    Assigned Frequencies: 44.5800 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/09/2011, Expiration Date: 03/09/2021, Certifier: Robert Leedham
    Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co, 4515 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4640, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:


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