Oklee, Minnesota

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Population in 2019: 429 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +8.3%
 
Males: 207  (48.3%)
Females: 222  (51.7%)
Median resident age:

39.4 years
Minnesota median age:

38.4 years

Zip codes: 56742.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $46,028 (it was $23,214 in 2000)
Oklee:

$46,028
MN:

$74,593

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $21,984 (it was $14,342 in 2000)

Oklee city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $65,890 (it was $25,600 in 2000)
Oklee:

$65,890
MN:

$246,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $81,662; detached houses: $82,230; mobile homes: $64,005

Median gross rent in 2019: $481.

March 2019 cost of living index in Oklee: 84.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 22.2%
(17.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 91.7% for American Indian residents, 28.6% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Oklee, MN (2019)
    • 41287.7%White alone
    • 316.6%Two or more races
    • 234.9%American Indian alone

Races in Oklee detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Ancestries: Norwegian (47.3%), French (8.5%), German (8.5%), Slavic (4.8%), Polish (4.2%), Swedish (4.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1150 feet

Land area: 0.66 square miles.

Population density: 654 people per square mile   (low).

Oklee, Minnesota map

10 residents are foreign born (0.9% Europe, 0.4% Latin America, 0.4% North America).

This city:

2.1%
Minnesota:

8.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $823 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $797 (1.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (80.4 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (233.8 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (576.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Brooks, MN (2.7 miles),
Trail, MN (2.9 miles),
Plummer, MN (3.2 miles ),
Gully, MN (3.4 miles),
Erskine, MN (3.7 miles ),
McIntosh, MN (3.7 miles ),
Mentor, MN (4.1 miles),
Gonvick, MN (4.2 miles )

Latitude: 47.84 N, Longitude: 95.85 W

Area code: 218

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

Oklee satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $90,300
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2018: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2019: 1 building, cost: $150,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Oklee, MN residents
Average permit cost in Oklee, MN
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.8%
Minnesota:

3.9%
Most common industries in Oklee, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (11.1%)
  • Construction (11.1%)
  • Health care (10.5%)
  • Social assistance (6.8%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (6.2%)
  • Educational services (5.6%)
  • Warehousing & storage (4.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (20.9%)
  • Construction (17.4%)
  • Transportation equipment (8.1%)
  • Machinery (5.8%)
  • Warehousing & storage (5.8%)
  • Educational services (5.8%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (4.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (22.4%)
  • Social assistance (14.5%)
  • Metal & metal products (9.2%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (9.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.6%)
  • U. S. Postal service (5.3%)
  • Educational services (5.3%)
Most common occupations in Oklee, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.2%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.6%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (10.5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8.1%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (14.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.9%)
  • Child care workers (6.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.6%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.3%)

Average climate in Oklee, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Oklee-area historical tornado activity is below Minnesota state average. It is 48% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/11/1980, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 19.3 miles away from the Oklee city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/26/1978, a category F2 tornado 19.6 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Oklee-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 36% 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 150.2 miles away from Oklee center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 151.1 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 303.2 miles away from Oklee 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 149.6 miles away from Oklee center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 742.5 miles away from Oklee center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 2/7/2020 at 18:30:28, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 ML) earthquake occurred 147.8 miles away from Oklee center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Red Lake County (21) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 17, Storms: 7, Heavy Rains: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Oklee topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Oklee:

  • MCINTOSH SENIOR LIVING (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; MCINTOSH, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Oklee:

  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 25 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,717)
  • Bemidji State University (about 52 miles; Bemidji, MN; FT enrollment: 4,316)
  • University of North Dakota (about 57 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 12,858)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 80 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 80 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 81 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 108 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 4,863)

Public high school in Oklee:

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Points of interest:

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Notable location: Oklee Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Oklee include: Oklee Lutheran Church (A), Saint Francis Xavier Church (B), Oak Park Evangelical Lutheran Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Red Lake 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:

2.2 people
Minnesota:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

56.4%
Whole state:

64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.7%
Whole state:

6.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Banks with branches in Oklee (2011 data):

  • Security State Bank of Oklee: Security State Bank Of Oklee at 201 Main Street, branch established on 1934/01/01. Info updated 2010/12/06: Bank assets: $30.4 mil, Deposits: $25.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Oklee:

Marital status in Oklee, MN
  • Never married: 28.2%
  • Now married: 48.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 14.0%

For population 25 years and over in Oklee:

  • High school or higher: 89.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 16.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.6
Minnesota average:

10.6

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

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Religion statistics for Oklee, MN (based on Red Lake County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic1,8004
Mainline Protestant1,2566
Evangelical Protestant8514
None182-
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: 3
Red Lake County:

7.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Here:

4.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Red Lake County:

14.64 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Red Lake County:

7.4%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Red Lake County:

27.0%
Minnesota:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Red Lake County:

11.2%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

42.2%
Minnesota:

50.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Oklee:

26.7%
State:

48.4%

Average BMI:
Oklee:

27.1
Minnesota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

58.7%
Minnesota:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

12.0%
State:

9.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Oklee:

6.2
Minnesota:

6.8

Overweight people:
Oklee:

73.3%
Minnesota:

33.5%

General health condition:
Oklee:

45.7%
Minnesota:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

72.7%
Minnesota:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Oklee, 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
Other Government Administration 2$6,975$41,8505$14
Totals for Government 2$6,975$41,8505$14

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $16,000 ($37.30)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $283,000 ($659.67)
    Water Utilities: $93,000 ($216.78)
    Regular Highways: $70,000 ($163.17)
    Local Fire Protection: $67,000 ($156.18)
    Financial Administration: $53,000 ($123.54)
    Sewerage: $49,000 ($114.22)
    Solid Waste Management: $26,000 ($60.61)
    Police Protection: $14,000 ($32.63)
    Natural Resources - Other: $6,000 ($13.99)
    Health - Other: $2,000 ($4.66)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000 ($4.66)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($2.33)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($13.99)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $9,000 ($20.98)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $45,000 ($104.90)
    Other: $32,000 ($74.59)
    Solid Waste Management: $25,000 ($58.28)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $180,000 ($419.58)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $17,000 ($39.63)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $88,000 ($205.13)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $125,000 ($291.38)
    Other: $23,000 ($53.61)
  • Tax - Property: $203,000 ($473.19)
    Other License: $1,000 ($2.33)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $541,000 ($1261.07)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $487,000 ($1135.20)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $83,000 ($193.47)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,000 ($67.60)

Oklee government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $59,000 ($137.53)

4.11% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($39,970 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.11%
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 Pennington County, MN  1.74% ($44,786 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Oklee:

  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KKCQ (1480 AM; 5 kW; FOSSTON, MN; Owner: PINE TO PRAIRIE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KKAQ (1460 AM; 3 kW; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KQWB (1660 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KNOX (1310 AM; 5 kW; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KKBJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: R.P. BROADCASTING)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KTRF (1230 AM; 1 kW; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KCNN (1590 AM; 5 kW; EAST GRAND FORKS, MN; Owner: KRAD, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Oklee:

  • KNTN (102.7 FM; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KKEQ (107.1 FM; FOSSTON, MN; Owner: PINE TO PRAIRIE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSNR (100.3 FM; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKDQ (99.3 FM; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KKCQ-FM (96.7 FM; BAGLEY, MN; Owner: PINE TO PRAIRIE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSRQ (90.1 FM; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; Owner: JOINT VOCAT. TECH COLLEGE DIS. #2200)

TV broadcast stations around Oklee:

  • KBRR (Channel 10; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)

Oklee fatal accident list:

Oct 14, 1994 02:06 PM, 53, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 30ft / 8.9mTotal length
  • 1,495Total average daily traffic
  • 202Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,786Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Oklee)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • 2nd St & Main Ave (Lat: 47.838861 Lon: -95.854472), Call Sign: KNBV305, Licensee ID: L00060468,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.220 MHz, 154.295 MHz, Grant Date: 10/08/1996, Expiration Date: 01/05/2002, Cancellation Date: 05/05/2002, Registrant: Oklee, Town Of, Box 214, Okle, MN 56742, Phone: (218) 796-5600
  • On Minn Hwy 92 2.75 W Of Jct 222 (Lat: 47.819417 Lon: -95.916972), Structure height: 60 m, Call Sign: WNJM301,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.375 MHz, Grant Date: 05/21/2021, Expiration Date: 05/28/2031, Registrant: F, 8932 Suite D Milford Haven Ct., Lorton, VA 22079, Phone: (703) 615-6615, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:
  • Oklee Farmers Coop Elevator (Lat: 47.840250 Lon: -95.854472), Call Sign: WYX600,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.565 MHz, Grant Date: 02/28/2014, Expiration Date: 03/17/2024, Registrant: Chs Ag Services, 806 Elevator Road, Oklee, MN 56742, Phone: (218) 796-5100, Fax: (218) 796-5143, Email:
  • Lat: 47.838889 Lon: -95.850000, Call Sign: WQAW874, Licensee ID: L00858820,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.690 MHz, Grant Date: 08/20/2004, Expiration Date: 08/20/2014, Cancellation Date: 10/25/2014, Certifier: Bill Hess, Registrant: Bill Hess, 23901 330th Street, Trail, MN 56684, Phone: (218) 769-4723, Email:
  • FARM, 33169 210th Street Se (Lat: 47.861944 Lon: -94.770833), Call Sign: WRFV989,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.685 MHz, Grant Date: 05/14/2020, Expiration Date: 05/14/2030, Certifier: Brent Halvorson, Registrant: Roger\'s Two Way Radio, 102 Lincoln Ave. Se, Bemidji, MN 56601, Phone: (218) 751-3077, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • 1/4 Miles East Of Inter Of Mn State Hwy 22 And Red Lake Coun (Lat: 47.836056 Lon: -95.855833), Call Sign: KNKK647,
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.100 MHz, Grant Date: 08/17/1998, Expiration Date: 07/01/2008, Cancellation Date: 01/22/2008, Certifier: Elizabeth L Kohler, Registrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, Chtd., 1650 Tysons Blvd., Suite 1500, Mclean, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8661, Email:

Most common first names in Oklee, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
George1077.7 years
John1070.3 years
Ole882.4 years
Clarence780.4 years
Arthur680.5 years
Marie573.6 years
Joseph579.2 years
Albert583.6 years
Mary591.8 years
Emma582.8 years
Most common last names in Oklee, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Larson1878.2 years
Olson1281.4 years
Boucher1084.5 years
Melby986.2 years
Asselin878.9 years
Johnson778.7 years
Nelson783.7 years
Hegland773.0 years
Plante676.8 years
Hince667.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Oklee, MN
  • 32.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 28.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 25.2%Electricity
  • 9.9%Utility gas
  • 4.0%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Oklee, MN
  • 40.0%Electricity
  • 22.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 17.1%Utility gas
  • 14.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.7%Solar energy


Oklee 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 below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There are no pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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