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Population in 2012: 185 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +29.4%
Males: 63  (34.4%)
Females: 122  (65.6%)

Median resident age:  27.5 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip code: 56569

Estimated median household income in 2012: $24,567 (it was $27,083 in 2000)
Ogema:

$24,567
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,634

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $75,749 (it was $33,500 in 2000)
Ogema:

$75,749
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $76,280; Detached houses: $84,518; Mobile homes: $39,210

Median gross rent in 2012: $290.

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  • American Indian alone - 80 (43.5%)
  • White alone - 71 (38.6%)
  • Two or more races - 27 (14.7%)
  • Hispanic - 6 (3.3%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Ogema: 87.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (16.6%), French (13.8%), Norwegian (10.5%), Irish (3.2%), Czech (2.4%), Subsaharan African (1.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1260 feet

Land area: 1.22 square miles.

Population density: 152 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Ogema:

  • High school or higher: 89.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 16.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 54.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ogema city:

  • Never married: 52.3%
  • Now married: 20.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 19.6%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.4%
Minnesota:  7.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,107 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $663 (0.8%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (44.6 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (195.4 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (545.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: White Earth, MN (2.0 miles ), Waubun, MN (2.4 miles ), Callaway, MN (2.9 miles) , Mahnomen, MN (3.8 miles ), Riverland, MN (3.9 miles ), Ulen, MN (4.0 miles ), Audubon, MN (4.1 miles ), Beaulieu, MN (4.1 miles) .

Latitude: 47.10 N, Longitude: 95.93 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 218

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.0%
Minnesota:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -21 (-12.8%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (23%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (23%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (23%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (30%)
  • Finance and insurance (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (24%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (14%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (7%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Carpenters (7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (13%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (8%)
  • Accountants and auditors (5%)


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Tornado activity:

Ogema-area historical tornado activity is near Minnesota state average. It is 17% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/20/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 21.6 miles away from the Ogema city center killed 10 people and injured 103 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/28/1975, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 37.1 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ogema-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Minnesota state average. It is 100% 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 99.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Becker County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Floods: 5, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Ogema:

  • MAHNOMEN HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; MAHNOMEN, MN)

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ogema:

  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 43 miles; Moorhead, MN; Full-time enrollment: 5,882)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 44 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,740)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 45 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 11,679)
  • Bemidji State University (about 56 miles; Bemidji, MN; FT enrollment: 3,658)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 58 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 3,462)
  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 72 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,038)
  • University of North Dakota (about 78 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 10,215)
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Notable locations in Ogema: Ogema Station (A), Ogema Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Ogema include: Trinity Lutheran Church (A), Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Ogema Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Becker County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Drinking water stations with addresses in Ogema that have no violations reported:

  • TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH (Address: PO Box 146, Population served: 130, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WOODLAND TRAILS RESORT (Population served: 116, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MOST HOLY REDEEMER CATHOLIC CHURCH (Address: P.O. Box 57, Population served: 110, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • STRAWBERRY LAKE MENNONITE CHURCH (Population served: 65, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • STRAWBERRY LAKE STORE (Population served: 35, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • M & W FOODS (Address: P.O. Box 86, Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MUNICIPAL LIQUOR STORE (Address: PO Box 52, Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 26.8%
(14.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 55.8% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 27.8% for two or more races residents)

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

Percentage of family households:
This city:  67.1%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  12.3%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.4% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Ogema, MN

Ogema compared to Minnesota state average:

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


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Banks with branches in Ogema (2011 data):

  • Community Development Bank, FSB: Community Development Bank, Fsb at 516 Main Street, branch established on 1906/01/06. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $71.0 mil, Deposits: $59.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (53%)
  • Electricity (35%)
  • Wood (7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Ogema city (based on Becker County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 73.94%
Here73.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEpiscopal Church
Adherents34.3%33.0%16.7%3.0%2.9%
Congregations28.6%17.9%14.3%3.6%5.4%
NameChristian and Missionary AllianceVineyard USA Additional (Not in any CCC Body) Congregational Christian ChurchesSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchOther
Adherents2.1%2.0%1.2%1.1%3.9%
Congregations3.6%1.8%1.8%1.8%21.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
This county:

1.26 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Becker County:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Becker County:

0.63 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 24
This county:

7.53 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

7.53 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

8.0%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.9%
Minnesota:

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

13.3%
State:

13.0%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 2$357
Other Government Administration 0$0 4$434
Sewerage 0$0 1$425
Other and Unallocable 0$0 3$1,445
Totals for Government 0$0 10$2,661

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

  • Current Operations - Liquor Stores: $310,000 ($1675.68)
    Sewerage: $16,000 ($86.49)
    Police Protection: $16,000 ($86.49)
    Regular Highways: $11,000 ($59.46)
    Fire Protection: $8,000 ($43.24)
    General - Other: $7,000 ($37.84)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($16.22)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($10.81)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($10.81)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,000 ($21.62)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Liquor Stores: $1,000 ($5.41)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $145,000 ($783.78)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $6,000 ($32.43)
    All Other: $4,000 ($21.62)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,000 ($10.81)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $8,000 ($43.24)
    Interest Earnings: $7,000 ($37.84)
    General Revenue, NEC: $4,000 ($21.62)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $345,000 ($1864.86)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $39,000 ($210.81)
    All Other: $7,000 ($37.84)
  • Tax - Property: $14,000 ($75.68)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $74,000 ($400.00)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $64,000 ($345.95)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $10,000 ($54.05)

6.62% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($38,550 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.62%
Minnesota average:

7.79%

0.12% of residents moved from foreign countries ($175 average AGI)
Becker County:

0.12%
Minnesota average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Otter Tail County, MN  0.89% ($32,925 average AGI)
from Cass County, ND  0.82% ($51,663)
from Clay County, MN  0.67% ($35,600)


6.23% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,534 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.23%
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 Cass County, ND  0.89% ($41,604 average AGI)
to Otter Tail County, MN  0.68% ($30,963)
to Clay County, MN  0.63% ($30,171)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ogema:

  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KQWB (1660 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KKCQ (1480 AM; 5 kW; FOSSTON, MN; Owner: PINE TO PRAIRIE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFGO (790 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBRF (1250 AM; 10 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WDAY (970 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • KDLM (1340 AM; 1 kW; DETROIT LAKES, MN; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KVOX (1280 AM; 5 kW; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ogema:

  • KRVI (95.1 FM; DETROIT LAKES, MN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRCQ (102.3 FM; DETROIT LAKES, MN; Owner: DETROIT LAKES BROADCASTING COMPANY,)
  • KVOX-FM (99.9 FM; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Ogema:

  • KVRR (Channel 15; FARGO, ND; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)

Ogema fatal accident list:

Mar 7, 1988 08:15 PM, 59, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Jun 24, 1987 07:15 AM, 59, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Ogema)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Hwy 59 .4 Km N Of Jct Of Hwy 16 (Lat: 47.111083 Lon: -95.927278), Type: Pole, Structure height: 15 m, Call Sign: WPLZ617
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.025 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/29/2013, Expiration Date: 04/27/2023, Certifier: Myron G Rader
    Registrant: Otter Tail Power Company, 215 South Cascade Street, Fergus Falls, MN 56537, Phone: (218) 739-8584, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • White Earth, On Becker Co Rd 111, .3 Mile South Of Co Hwy 28 (Lat: 47.146167 Lon: -95.869167), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 100.6 m, Overall height: 106.7 m, Call Sign: WQNJ483
    Assigned Frequencies: 6543.75 MHz, 6640.62 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/23/2011, Expiration Date: 02/23/2021, Certifier: Thomas E Walsh
    Registrant: Minnesota Dept Of Transportation, 395 John Ireland Blvd Ms730, St Paul, MN 55155, Phone: (651) 234-7973, Fax: (651) 234-7960, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT BC12-D (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 78 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 46SJ , Serial Number: 8317, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 02/01/1996
    Registrant (Individual): Eugene E Kaiser, 33438 Co Hwy 21, Ogema, MN 56569


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 18

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