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Population in 2012: 188 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +1.6%
 

Males: 103  (55.2%)
Females: 85  (44.8%)

Median resident age:  37.8 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip code: 56161

Estimated median household income in 2012: $43,899 (it was $32,188 in 2000)
Okabena:

$43,899
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,797

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $50,499 (it was $27,800 in 2000)
Okabena:

$50,499
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $58,451; Detached houses: $58,451
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  • White alone - 174 (92.6%)
  • Hispanic - 9 (4.8%)
  • Black alone - 2 (1.1%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (1.1%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.5%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Okabena: 84.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (45.8%), Norwegian (11.5%), United States (7.8%), Dutch (6.8%), French (5.2%), English (2.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1424 feet

Land area: 0.21 square miles.

Population density: 908 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Okabena:

  • High school or higher: 87.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.3%
  • Unemployed: 2.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Okabena city:

  • Never married: 11.4%
  • Now married: 79.3%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 2.1%
  • Divorced: 6.4%

3 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.7%
Minnesota:  7.2%



According to our research of Minnesota and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Okabena, Minnesota as of September 23, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Okabena to the number of sex offenders is 188 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $980 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,409 (3.3%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (72.3 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (132.0 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (409.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Heron Lake, MN (1.9 miles ), Brewster, MN (2.9 miles ), Lakefield, MN (2.9 miles ), Wilder, MN (2.9 miles) , Kinbrae, MN (3.2 miles) , Dundee, MN (3.2 miles) , Windom, MN (3.6 miles ), Fish Lake, MN (3.9 miles) .

Latitude: 43.74 N, Longitude: 95.32 W

Area code: 507

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.1%
Minnesota:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -38 (-17.0%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (20%)
  • Construction (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (15%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Secondary school teachers (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Plant and system operators (6%)
  • Cashiers (16%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (11%)
  • Business operations specialists (9%)
  • Secondary school teachers (9%)
  • Personal appearance workers (9%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)


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Tornado activity:

Okabena-area historical tornado activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 129% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1992, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 32.1 miles away from the Okabena city center killed one person and injured 35 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/29/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.0 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 19 people and caused $75 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Okabena-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Minnesota state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 88.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jackson County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 3, Floods: 3, Tornadoes: 2, 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 Okabena:

  • HERON LAKE MUNICIPAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 4 miles away; HERON LAKE, MN)
  • COLONIAL MANOR NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; LAKEFIELD, MN)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN HOME HLTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; WINDOM, MN)

Political contributions by individuals in Okabena, MN

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Okabena:

  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 55 miles; Marshall, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,730)
  • South Central College (about 71 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,118)
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 72 miles; Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 12,138)
  • Buena Vista University (about 77 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,241)
  • Gustavus Adolphus College (about 79 miles; Saint Peter, MN; FT enrollment: 2,501)
  • South Dakota State University (about 84 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 9,084)
  • Ridgewater College (about 98 miles; Willmar, MN; FT enrollment: 2,670)

Private elementary/middle school in Okabena:

  • ST JOHNS LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 31; Location: 100 MARKET ST; Grades: PK - 8)

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

Churches in Okabena include: Our Redeemer Lutheran Church (A), Saint John's Evangelical Lutheran Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Jackson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 9.2%
(9.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

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

Percentage of family households:
This city:  73.0%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.4%
Whole state:  6.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Okabena compared to Minnesota 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 below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Banks with branches in Okabena (2011 data):

  • First State Bank of Okabena (Incorporated): First State Bank Of Okabena (Incorpo at 117 S Minnesota, branch established on 1906/10/01. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $17.8 mil, Deposits: $14.4 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Hartman Bancshares, Inc.

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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 (72%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (24%)
  • Utility gas (3%)

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Religion statistics for Okabena city (based on Jackson County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 83.17%
Here83.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchOther
Adherents32.3%30.9%23.1%7.6%6.2%
Congregations28.6%32.1%10.7%10.7%17.9%
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:

1.84 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
This county:

4.61 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

7.6%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.2%
Minnesota:

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

11.1%
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 1$1,326
Totals for Government 0$0 1$1,326

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

  • Current Operations - Liquor Stores: $270,000 ($1436.17)
    Sewerage: $34,000 ($180.85)
    Water Utilities: $31,000 ($164.89)
    Regular Highways: $28,000 ($148.94)
    General - Other: $24,000 ($127.66)
    Fire Protection: $10,000 ($53.19)
    Police Protection: $9,000 ($47.87)
    Financial Administration: $7,000 ($37.23)
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($21.28)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($15.96)
    Health Services - Other: $1,000 ($5.32)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($31.91)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $10,000 ($53.19)
    Sewerage: $8,000 ($42.55)
    Liquor Stores: $6,000 ($31.91)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $125,000 ($664.89)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $13,000 ($69.15)
    All Other: $7,000 ($37.23)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $22,000 ($117.02)
    General Revenue, NEC: $7,000 ($37.23)
    Special Assessments: $1,000 ($5.32)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $247,000 ($1313.83)
    Water Utilities: $54,000 ($287.23)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $59,000 ($313.83)
    All Other: $8,000 ($42.55)
    Water Utilities: $1,000 ($5.32)
  • Tax - Property: $46,000 ($244.68)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $110,000 ($585.11)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $90,000 ($478.72)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $20,000 ($106.38)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $11,000 ($58.51)

5.04% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,852 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.04%
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 Nobles County, MN  0.53% ($25,591 average AGI)
from Cottonwood County, MN  0.50% ($25,095)
from Martin County, MN  0.34% ($23,786)


6.21% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,798 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.21%
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 Martin County, MN  0.50% ($20,667 average AGI)
to Cottonwood County, MN  0.43% ($34,833)
to Nobles County, MN  0.43% ($22,278)

Strongest AM radio stations in Okabena:

  • KKOJ (1190 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MN; Owner: KLEVEN BROADCASTING CO. OF MINN.)
  • KWOA (730 AM; 1 kW; WORTHINGTON, MN)
  • KDOM (1580 AM; 1 kW; WINDOM, MN; Owner: WINDOM RADIO INCORPORATED)
  • 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)
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Okabena:

  • KILR-FM (95.9 FM; ESTHERVILLE, IA; Owner: JACOBSON BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KWOA-FM (95.1 FM; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KDOM-FM (94.3 FM; WINDOM, MN; Owner: WINDOM RADIO, INC.)
  • KITN (93.5 FM; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KISD (98.7 FM; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KJOE (106.1 FM; SLAYTON, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KNSW (91.7 FM; WORTHINGTON-MARSHALL, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KRAQ (105.7 FM; JACKSON, MN; Owner: KLEVEN BROADCASTING CO. OF MINNESOTA)
  • KUOO (103.9 FM; SPIRIT LAKE, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KUQQ (102.1 FM; MILFORD, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KRSW (89.3 FM; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)

TV broadcast stations around Okabena:

  • K07TY (Channel 7; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: NOBLES BROADCASTING CO., LTD.)
  • K15EB (Channel 15; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K58AF (Channel 58; WINDOM, MN; Owner: CITY OF WINDOM)
  • KSMN (Channel 20; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA EDUCATIONAL TV COMPANY)
  • K30FN (Channel 30; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TELEVISION ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN MINNESOTA)
  • K53EV (Channel 53; JACKSON, MN; Owner: FEDERATED RURAL ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION)
  • K23FO (Channel 23; JACKSON, MN; Owner: FEDERATED RURAL ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION)
  • K57GE (Channel 57; JACKSON, MN; Owner: FEDERATED RURAL ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION)
  • K41EG (Channel 41; JACKSON, MN; Owner: FEDERAL RURAL ELECTRIC ASSN.)
  • K45EH (Channel 45; JACKSON, MN; Owner: FEDERATED RURAL ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION)
  • K51EN (Channel 51; JACKSON, MN; Owner: FEDERATED RURAL ELECTRIC ASSN.)
  • K59FN (Channel 59; JACKSON, MN; Owner: BLUE EARTH - NICOLLET - FARIBAULT COOP. ELEC. ASSOC.)
  • K61GE (Channel 61; JACKSON, MN; Owner: BLUE EARTH - NICOLLET - FARIBAULT COOP. ELEC. ASSOC.)
  • K33AB (Channel 33; SIBLEY, ETC., IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Scott Kirby, Ssc Hs, 124 N. Minnesota (Lat: 43.741056 Lon: -95.317083), Type: 48.8, Overall height: 48.8 m
    Registrant: 5123344100, Scott.Smyth@trillion.Net, 9208 WATERFORD CENTRE BLVD., #150
  • Scott Kirby, Ssc Hs, 124 N. Minnesota (Lat: 43.741056 Lon: -95.317083), Type: 48.8, Overall height: 48.8 m
    Registrant: 5123344100, Scott.Smyth@trillion.Net, 9208 WATERFORD CENTRE BLVD., #150

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • STATION, Sioux City Ave & Milbrath St (Lat: 43.741056 Lon: -95.316361), Overall height: 27.4 m, Call Sign: WNEW995
    Assigned Frequencies: 18120.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/15/1998, Expiration Date: 01/21/2009, Cancellation Date: 06/21/2004
    Registrant: Phone: (507) 537-6984
  • SSC HS, 124 N Minnesota (Lat: 43.741056 Lon: -95.317083), Type: Tower, Structure height: 48.8 m, Overall height: 49.7 m, Call Sign: WQGI304
    Assigned Frequencies: 10835.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 21935.0 MHz, 17765.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/25/2007, Expiration Date: 01/25/2017, Certifier: Scott Kirby
    Registrant: Trillion Partners, Inc., Under Receivership, 9208 Waterford Centre Blvd., Suite 150, Austin, TX 78758, Phone: (512) 334-4100, Fax: (512) 334-4099, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KD0HBA, Licensee ID: L01476897
    Grant Date: 03/23/2009, Expiration Date: 03/23/2019, Certifier: Frederick C Benson
    Registrant: Frederick C Benson, 38883 850th Street, Okabena, MN 56161


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