Orr, Minnesota

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Population in 2013: 265 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +6.4%
 
Males: 141  (53.4%)
Females: 124  (46.6%)
Median resident age:  42.1 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip codes: 55771.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $36,060 (it was $27,222 in 2000)
Orr:

$36,060
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,415 (it was $14,776 in 2000)

Orr city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $80,941 (it was $57,000 in 2000)
Orr:

$80,941
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $103,168; Detached houses: $103,976; Mobile homes: $85,000

Median gross rent in 2012: $631.

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Orr races chart
  • White alone - 216 (80.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 49 (18.4%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (0.7%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Orr: 87.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (16.9%), United States (13.4%), Norwegian (9.4%), Irish (7.7%), Swedish (7.7%), French (3.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1304 feet

Land area: 1.34 square miles.

Population density: 198 people per square mile   (very low).

Orr,MN real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Orr:

  • High school or higher: 91.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.5%
  • Unemployed: 5.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Orr city:

  • Never married: 29.9%
  • Now married: 48.2%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 2.6%
  • Divorced: 18.0%

15 residents are foreign born (2.9% North America).

This city:  4.9%
Minnesota:  7.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $700 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $847 (1.1%)

Orr satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Duluth, MN (94.6 miles , pop. 86,918).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (215.2 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (498.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Nett Lake, MN (3.6 miles ), Cook, MN (4.0 miles ), Tower, MN (5.6 miles ), Soudan, MN (5.7 miles ), Kinney, MN (6.2 miles) , Mountain Iron, MN (6.2 miles ), Buhl, MN (6.3 miles ), Chisholm, MN (6.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $115,000
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $47,500
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $23,300
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $250,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $15,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 48.06 N, Longitude: 92.83 W

Area code: 218

Orr household income distribution Orr home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.8%
Minnesota:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -16 (-6.0%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (28%)
  • Construction (24%)
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (2%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (11%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (15%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (11%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (9%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (6%)
  • Personal appearance workers (6%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)

Work and jobs in Orr: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Orr, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Orr-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Minnesota state average. It is 95% 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 224.6 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 232.5 miles away from Orr 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 247.0 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 412.4 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 235.6 miles away from Orr center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 400.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)
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Airports and other landing facilities located in Orr:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Orr:

  • The College of Saint Scholastica (about 93 miles; Duluth, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,762)
  • University of Minnesota-Duluth (about 93 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 10,612)
  • Lake Superior College (about 94 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • University of Wisconsin-Superior (about 100 miles; Superior, WI; FT enrollment: 2,302)
  • Bemidji State University (about 104 miles; Bemidji, MN; FT enrollment: 4,316)
  • Central Lakes College-Brainerd (about 136 miles; Brainerd, MN; FT enrollment: 3,371)
  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 155 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,717)

Public high school in Orr:

  • Orr High (Location: 10690 HWY. 23; Grades: 7-12)

Public elementary/middle school in Orr:

  • Orr Elem (Location: 10690 HWY. 23; Grades: KG-6)
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Notable locations in Orr: Pelican Lake Campground (A), Orr Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Orr include: Mobile United Methodist Church (A), Lakeview Baptist Church (B), Calvary Lutheran Church (C), Holy Cross Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Park in Orr: Orr Roadside Parking Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Orr Tourist Information Center (4429 Highway 53), Bear Den Resort (10359 Ash River Trail), End-Of-The-Trail Guide Service (Tours & Charters; 10404 Ash River Trail).

Hotels: Bear Den Resort (10359 Ash River Trail), Anderson Motel (4515 Highway 53), North Country Inn Inc (4483 Highway 53), Kettle Falls Hotel (10502 Gamma Road).

St. Louis County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 52.3. This is significantly better than average.

City:

52.3
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 32.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.2
U.S.:

32.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 13.4%
(15.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 12.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 14.8% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  59.0%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.5%
Whole state:  6.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Orr compared to Minnesota state average:

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

Banks with branches in Orr (2011 data):

  • American Bank of the North: Orr Branch at 4539 Highway 53, branch established on 1995/06/03. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $622.9 mil, Deposits: $567.2 mil, headquarters in Nashwauk, MN, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 19 total offices, Holding Company: Mesaba Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (35%)
  • Electricity (25%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (22%)
  • Wood (12%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Orr city (based on St. Louis County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 53.04%
Here: 53.0%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchAssemblies of God
Adherents49.0%21.9%4.8%3.2%3.1%
Congregations14.8%19.1%9.7%5.5%4.2%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Baptist General ConferenceEpiscopal Church The Evangelical Covenant ChurchOther
Adherents2.8%2.1%1.7%1.6%9.8%
Congregations4.2%6.4%4.2%3.4%28.4%
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: 39
St. Louis County:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 106
St. Louis County:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 176
Here:

8.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.7%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
St. Louis County:

25.3%
Minnesota:

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

11.3%
State:

13.0%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$5,277$31,6620$0
Other Government Administration 2$6,091$36,5460$0
Health 0$0 7$2,266
Sewerage 2$6,572$39,4320$0
Water Supply 2$7,220$43,3200$0
Other and Unallocable 3$9,948$39,7928$17,337
Totals for Government 11$35,108$38,30015$19,603

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

  • Current Operations - Liquor Stores: $435,000 ($1641.51)
    Air Transportation: $191,000 ($720.75)
    Parks & Recreation: $171,000 ($645.28)
    General - Other: $120,000 ($452.83)
    Sewerage: $95,000 ($358.49)
    Water Utilities: $84,000 ($316.98)
    Regular Highways: $25,000 ($94.34)
    Health Services - Other: $17,000 ($64.15)
    Fire Protection: $16,000 ($60.38)
    Financial Administration: $7,000 ($26.42)
    Central Staff Services: $6,000 ($22.64)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($7.55)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Health - Other: $105,000 ($396.23)
    Air Transportation: $21,000 ($79.25)
    Liquor Stores: $12,000 ($45.28)
    Sewerage: $6,000 ($22.64)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $150,000 ($566.04)

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

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $96,000 ($362.26)
  • Charges - All Other: $84,000 ($316.98)
    Sewerage: $47,000 ($177.36)
    Parks & Recreation: $33,000 ($124.53)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $67,000 ($252.83)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $9,000 ($33.96)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $54,000 ($203.77)
    Interest Earnings: $27,000 ($101.89)
    Special Assessments: $4,000 ($15.09)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $452,000 ($1705.66)
    Water Utilities: $52,000 ($196.23)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $81,000 ($305.66)
    All Other: $77,000 ($290.57)
  • Tax - Property: $62,000 ($233.96)
    Other Selective Sales: $7,000 ($26.42)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $37,000 ($139.62)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $105,000 ($396.23)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $105,000 ($396.23)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $37,000 ($139.62)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $225,000 ($849.06)

Strongest AM radio stations in Orr:

  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WNMT (650 AM; 10 kW; NASHWAUK, MN; Owner: MIDWEST RADIO NETWORK, L.L.C.)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WDSM (710 AM; 10 kW; SUPERIOR, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WWJC (850 AM; daytime; 10 kW; DULUTH, MN; Owner: WWJC, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KOZY (1320 AM; 5 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MN; Owner: ITASCA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDAL (610 AM; 5 kW; DULUTH, MN; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Orr:

  • K61EW (Channel 61; ORR, MN; Owner: ORR AREA MINNEONTO II)
  • K63DV (Channel 63; ORR, MN; Owner: ORR AREA MINNEONTO II)
  • K59EN (Channel 59; ORR, MN; Owner: ORR AREA MINNEONTO II)
  • KRII (Channel 11; CHISHOLM, MN; Owner: CHANNEL 11 LICENSE, INC.)
  • K65EA (Channel 65; KABETOGAMA, MN; Owner: COUNTY OF KOOCHICHING)
  • K67EH (Channel 67; KABETOGAMA, MN; Owner: COUNTY OF KOOCHICHING)
  • K69FD (Channel 69; KABETOGAMA, MN; Owner: COUNTY OF KOOCHICHING)

Orr fatal accident list:

May 5, 1981 00:25 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 5 meters (16ft)
Total average daily traffic: 2,450
Total average daily truck traffic: 465
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 2,300

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Orr)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Microwave Shelter Waq644 On Gheen Hill 5 Mi S On Hwy 53 (Lat: 47.979917 Lon: -92.830722), Call Sign: KXQ761
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.205 MHz, 161.415 MHz, 160.860 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/02/2004, Expiration Date: 08/16/2014, Certifier: Theodore K Kalick
    Registrant: Canadian National, 601 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., North Building, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20004, Phone: (202) 347-7196, Fax: (202) 347-8237, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KC5SVN, Licensee ID: L00176845
    Grant Date: 05/10/2006, Expiration Date: 05/10/2016
    Registrant: Mitchell E Kennebeck, 4748 Pine Dr., Orr, MN 55771
  • Call Sign: N0MRF, Previous Call Sign: KB4ZWS
    Grant Date: 11/20/1990, Expiration Date: 11/20/2000, Cancellation Date: 11/21/2002
    Registrant: Richard R B Strand, The Dam, Orr, MN 55771
  • Call Sign: W0KDO, Licensee ID: L01368939
    Grant Date: 02/12/2008, Expiration Date: 03/05/2018, Certifier: Richard C Hildebrandt
    Registrant: Richard C Hildebrandt, 8947 Orr Buyck Rd, Orr, MN 55771

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172K (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 1170M , Serial Number: 17258670, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 09/23/1969
    Registrant (Corporation): Pelican Flyers Inc, Orr Regional Airport, Orr, MN 55771
  • Aircraft: CHAMPION 7BCM (Category: Land, Seats: 3, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2051E , Serial Number: 7AC-5621, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 12/23/1988
    Registrant (Individual): Shawn Novak, 3488 Highway 53, Orr, MN 55771
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-12 (Category: Land, Seats: 3, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 82 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 80325 , Serial Number: 12-948, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 02/26/2002
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, 10443 Suliin Rd, Orr, MN 55771
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 7AC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 84884 , Serial Number: 7AC-3603, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 10/03/1955
    Registrant (Individual): William T Hoffer, 10443 Sullin Rd, Orr, MN 55771

Most common first names in Orr, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2375.2 years
Mary978.5 years
George865.3 years
William875.5 years
Frank775.6 years
James763.6 years
Donald772.9 years
Joseph675.2 years
Walter680.0 years
Ida582.4 years
Most common last names in Orr, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson1273.7 years
King1069.1 years
Gabrielson775.3 years
Nelson780.7 years
Hoffman666.7 years
Saatela673.7 years
Sokoloski572.6 years
Wardas571.4 years
Day471.3 years
Isham464.2 years
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