Ogema, Minnesota

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Population in 2019: 185 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +29.4%
Males: 91  (49.5%)
Females: 94  (50.5%)
Median resident age:

26.6 years
Minnesota median age:

38.4 years

Zip code: 56569

Estimated median household income in 2019: $45,767 (it was $27,083 in 2000)
Ogema:

$45,767
MN:

$74,593

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $28,286 (it was $14,622 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $79,001 (it was $33,500 in 2000)
Ogema:

$79,001
MN:

$246,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $263,673; detached houses: $283,724; townhouses or other attached units: $294,100; in 2-unit structures: $133,639; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $165,899; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $296,124; mobile homes: $69,404; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $142,793

Median gross rent in 2019: $450.

March 2019 cost of living index in Ogema: 84.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 30.8%
(23.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 43.3% for American Indian residents, 15.2% for two or more races residents)

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  • Races in Ogema, MN (2019)
    • 8840.7%American Indian alone
    • 8037.0%White alone
    • 3315.3%Two or more races
    • 115.1%Hispanic
    • 41.9%Asian alone
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Ancestries: German (17.9%), Dutch (6.7%), European (6.0%), American (2.2%), Norwegian (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1260 feet

Land area: 1.22 square miles.

Population density: 152 people per square mile   (very low).

Ogema, Minnesota map

6 residents are foreign born (1.4% Latin America, 0.9% Asia).

This city:

2.8%
Minnesota:

8.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $831 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $831 (1.1%)

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

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

Ogema satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.8%
Minnesota:

3.9%
Most common industries in Ogema, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Truck transportation (10.0%)
  • Educational services (10.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.5%)
  • Public administration (7.5%)
  • Construction (6.3%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (6.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Truck transportation (19.0%)
  • Educational services (14.3%)
  • Construction (11.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.1%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (7.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.1%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (7.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (18.4%)
  • Public administration (15.8%)
  • Health care (10.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.9%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (7.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.9%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (5.3%)
Most common occupations in Ogema, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.3%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.0%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (23.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (14.3%)
  • Cashiers (7.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (7.1%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Carpenters (7.1%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (13.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10.5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (10.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (7.9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7.9%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (7.9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.3%)

Average climate in Ogema, 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 61.2. This is better than average.

City:

61.2
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 31.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 5.68. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.68
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Ogema-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Minnesota state average. It is 22% smaller 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 above Minnesota state average. It is 31% 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
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 100.4 miles away from Ogema center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 261.3 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 101.4 miles away from Ogema center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 729.9 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 2/7/2020 at 18:30:28, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 ML) earthquake occurred 152.4 miles away from Ogema center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Becker County (18) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 5, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ogema topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Ogema:

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

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ogema:

  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 43 miles; Moorhead, MN; Full-time enrollment: 6,096)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 44 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 44 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Bemidji State University (about 56 miles; Bemidji, MN; FT enrollment: 4,316)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 57 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 4,863)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 66 miles; Wahpeton, ND; FT enrollment: 2,318)
  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 72 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,717)

Public elementary/middle school in Ogema:

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Points of interest:

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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
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Ogema:

Marital status in Ogema, MN
  • Never married: 50.3%
  • Now married: 33.6%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 3.5%
  • Divorced: 11.9%

For population 25 years and over in Ogema:

  • High school or higher: 88.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.6%
  • Unemployed: 7.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.8
Minnesota average:

10.6

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ogema, MN (based on Becker County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant7,47421
Catholic7,40015
Evangelical Protestant6,73231
Other2182
None10,680-
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: 4
This county:

1.26 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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
Becker County:

7.53 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

7.53 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

8.0%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.9%
Minnesota:

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

13.3%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

52.4%
Minnesota:

50.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

49.5%
Minnesota:

48.4%

Average BMI:
Ogema:

28.6
Minnesota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.0%
Minnesota:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

7.9%
State:

9.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Ogema:

6.8
Minnesota:

6.8

Overweight people:
Ogema:

36.2%
State:

33.5%

General health condition:
Here:

56.3%
State:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.7%
State:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ogema, 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
Financial Administration 3$5,264$21,0566$1,418
Water Supply 0$0 1$140
Totals for Government 3$5,264$21,0567$1,558

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

  • Current Operations - Liquor Stores: $367,000 ($1983.78)
    Water Utilities: $35,000 ($189.19)
    Regular Highways: $20,000 ($108.11)
    Sewerage: $16,000 ($86.49)
    General - Other: $11,000 ($59.46)
    Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($27.03)
    Local Fire Protection: $5,000 ($27.03)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($21.62)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($10.81)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,000 ($5.41)
    Police Protection: $1,000 ($5.41)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $13,000 ($70.27)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Liquor Stores: $6,000 ($32.43)
    Water Utilities: $4,000 ($21.62)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($10.81)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $14,000 ($75.68)
    Other: $5,000 ($27.03)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $7,000 ($37.84)
    Special Assessments: $3,000 ($16.22)
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,000 ($10.81)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $371,000 ($2005.41)
    Water Utilities: $42,000 ($227.03)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $35,000 ($189.19)
    Other: $12,000 ($64.86)
  • Tax - Property: $50,000 ($270.27)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $327,000 ($1767.57)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $307,000 ($1659.46)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,000 ($108.11)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $125,000 ($675.68)

5.78% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,500 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.78%
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 Otter Tail County, MN  0.88% ($42,211 average AGI)
to Clay County, MN  0.64% ($37,759)
to Cass County, ND  0.63% ($45,293)

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 Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Ogema)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast 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: 6152.75 MHz, 6640.00 MHz, 6635.00 MHz, 10715.0 MHz, Grant Date: 12/16/2020, Expiration Date: 02/23/2031, Certifier: Thomas E Walsh, Registrant: Minnesota Dept Of Transportation, 1500 West County Road B2 Ms730, Roseville, MN 55113, Phone: (651) 234-7961, Fax: (651) 234-7960, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 210F (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 141 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1859F, N1859F, N-1859F, Serial Number: 21058759, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 05/14/1966, Certificate Issue Date: 04/21/2015
    Registrant (Individual): Robert J Baker, Po Box 56, Ogema, MN 56569
  • 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, N46SJ, N-46SJ, Serial Number: 8317, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 02/01/1996, Certificate Issue Date: 08/21/2002
    Registrant (Individual): Eugene E Kaiser, 33438 Co Hwy 21, Ogema, MN 56569

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 14. The highest number of fires - 25 took place in 2004, and the least - 2 in 2015. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Ogema, MN When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (54.0%), and Outside Fires (34.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Ogema, MN
    • 12954.0%Structure Fires
    • 8334.7%Outside Fires
    • 197.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 83.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Ogema, MN
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Ogema, MN
  • 37.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 37.8%Electricity
  • 8.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 8.9%Wood
  • 6.7%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Ogema, MN
  • 64.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 17.9%Electricity
  • 14.3%Utility gas
  • 3.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Ogema compared to Minnesota state average:

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