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Population in 2012: 327 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.8%
 

Males: 173  (53.0%)
Females: 154  (47.0%)

Median resident age:  35.5 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip codes: 56744.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $48,282 (it was $34,375 in 2000)
Oslo:

$48,282
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,542

Oslo city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $68,863 (it was $40,300 in 2000)
Oslo:

$68,863
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $68,295; Detached houses: $71,988; Mobile homes: $13,429

Median gross rent in 2012: $425.

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  • White alone - 253 (76.7%)
  • Hispanic - 67 (20.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 6 (1.8%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (0.9%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.3%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Oslo: 85.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Norwegian (21.4%), German (12.1%), Polish (11.6%), French (7.9%), Swedish (5.8%), Irish (5.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 0.36 square miles.

Population density: 917 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Oslo:

  • High school or higher: 85.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.9%
  • Unemployed: 8.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 36.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Oslo city:

  • Never married: 24.6%
  • Now married: 61.3%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 5.2%

41 residents are foreign born

This city:  12.5%
Minnesota:  7.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $920 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,039 (1.3%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (92.8 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (289.2 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (636.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Alvarado, MN (2.5 miles ), Manvel, ND (3.0 miles ), Ardoch, ND (3.1 miles) , Minto, ND (3.6 miles ), Forest River, ND (4.0 miles) , Warren, MN (4.1 miles ), Argyle, MN (4.2 miles ), Gilby, ND (4.2 miles ).

Latitude: 48.20 N, Longitude: 97.13 W

Area code: 218

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.1%
Minnesota:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -14 (-3.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (33%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (15%)
  • Wholesale trade (12%)
  • Information (10%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (18%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Wholesale trade (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (15%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (12%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6%)

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Tornado activity:

Oslo-area historical tornado activity is near Minnesota state average. It is 2% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/26/2007, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 39.7 miles away from the Oslo city center killed one person and injured 18 people and caused $50 million in damages.

On 6/6/1999, a category F4 tornado 40.9 miles away from the city center caused $1 million in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Marshall County (23) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 19
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Heavy Rains: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Blizzard: 1, Snow: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Amtrak station near Oslo:

  • 20 miles: GRAND FORKS (5555 DEMERS AVE.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Local government website: www.ci.oslo.mn.us

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Oslo:

  • University of North Dakota (about 20 miles; Grand Forks, ND; Full-time enrollment: 10,215)
  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 45 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,038)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 92 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 11,679)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 94 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 5,882)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 94 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,740)
  • Bemidji State University (about 116 miles; Bemidji, MN; FT enrollment: 3,658)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 141 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 3,462)

Public elementary/middle school in Oslo:

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Notable locations in Oslo: Oslo Station (A), Oslo City Police Department (B), Oslo Volunteer Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Oslo include: Zion Lutheran Church (A), Saint Joseph's Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

 
Marshall 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: 4.3%
(3.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 6.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian 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:  61.2%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.7%
Whole state:  6.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Oslo, MN

Oslo compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students 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 Oslo (2011 data):

  • Frandsen Bank & Trust: Oslo Branch at 212 Main Street, branch established on 1965/01/25. Info updated 2012/03/26: Bank assets: $1,439.6 mil, Deposits: $1,194.5 mil, headquarters in Lonsdale, MN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 38 total offices, Holding Company: Frandsen Financial Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Oslo travel time to work - commute


Oslo mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (41%)
  • Electricity (39%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (20%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Oslo city (based on Marshall County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 87.32%
Here87.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchAssociation of Free Lutheran CongregationsLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist Church
Adherents43.6%37.4%5.2%4.4%1.9%
Congregations37.8%20.0%13.3%4.4%2.2%
Name The Evangelical Covenant ChurchEvangelical Free Church of AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)Baptist General ConferenceOther
Adherents1.9%1.3%1.0%0.8%2.5%
Congregations4.4%2.2%4.4%2.2%8.9%
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: 7
Marshall County:

7.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

2.09 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
This county:

7.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.6%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Marshall County:

27.5%
State:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.4%
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
Other Government Administration 1$2,230$26,7600$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 2$1,950
Sewerage 0$0 2$754
Water Supply 0$0 2$602
Other and Unallocable 1$2,088$25,05612$3,868
Totals for Government 2$4,318$25,90818$7,174

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $86,000 ($263.00)
    Water Utilities: $85,000 ($259.94)
    General - Other: $34,000 ($103.98)
    Solid Waste Management: $26,000 ($79.51)
    Fire Protection: $25,000 ($76.45)
    Sewerage: $23,000 ($70.34)
    Financial Administration: $17,000 ($51.99)
    Parks & Recreation: $8,000 ($24.46)
    Central Staff Services: $6,000 ($18.35)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $10,000 ($30.58)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $24,000 ($73.39)
    Regular Highways: $11,000 ($33.64)
    Sewerage: $8,000 ($24.46)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($6.12)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($3.06)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $96,000 ($293.58)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $31,000 ($94.80)
    Sewerage: $14,000 ($42.81)
    All Other: $13,000 ($39.76)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($6.12)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $34,000 ($103.98)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,000 ($6.12)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $55,000 ($168.20)
    General Revenue, NEC: $45,000 ($137.61)
    Interest Earnings: $16,000 ($48.93)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $70,000 ($214.07)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $112,000 ($342.51)
    All Other: $4,000 ($12.23)
  • Tax - Property: $129,000 ($394.50)
    NEC: $2,000 ($6.12)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $327,000 ($1000.00)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $320,000 ($978.59)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $7,000 ($21.41)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $245,000 ($749.24)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $107,000 ($327.22)

5.43% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,660 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.43%
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 Pennington County, MN  1.19% ($47,826 average AGI)
from Grand Forks County, ND  0.75% ($29,172)
from Polk County, MN  0.57% ($34,500)


6.08% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($40,288 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.08%
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 Pennington County, MN  0.90% ($27,229 average AGI)
to Grand Forks County, ND  0.80% ($92,742)
to Polk County, MN  0.77% ($30,933)

Strongest AM radio stations in Oslo:

  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KNOX (1310 AM; 5 kW; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KCNN (1590 AM; 5 kW; EAST GRAND FORKS, MN; Owner: KRAD, INC.)
  • KUND (1370 AM; 1 kW; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KXPO (1340 AM; 1 kW; GRAFTON, ND; Owner: KGPC COMPANY)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KKXL (1440 AM; 1 kW; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KKAQ (1460 AM; 3 kW; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KQWB (1660 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Oslo:

  • KJKJ (107.5 FM; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKXL-FM (92.9 FM; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KNOX-FM (94.7 FM; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KQMN (91.5 FM; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KZLT-FM (104.3 FM; EAST GRAND FORKS, MN; Owner: KRAD, INC.)
  • KQHT (96.1 FM; CROOKSTON, MN; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KUND-FM (89.3 FM; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA)

TV broadcast stations around Oslo:

  • KGFE (Channel 2; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: PRAIRIE PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDAZ-TV (Channel 8; DEVILS LAKE, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • K49FF (Channel 49; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Oslo fatal accident list:

Nov 4, 1986 01:15 PM, 1, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 24 meters (79ft)
Total average daily traffic: 1,350
Total average daily truck traffic: 229
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 1,500


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • Jack W Anderson, 2.8 Miles West Of Oslo, Mn (Lat: 48.194361 Lon: -97.191583), Type: 106.4, Overall height: 106.4 m
    Registrant: 7012416900, Janderson@prairiepublic.Org, 207 NORTH 5TH STREET
  • James E Solum, 2.8 Miles West Of Oslo, Mn (Lat: 48.194361 Lon: -97.191583), Type: 106.4, Overall height: 106.4 m
    Registrant: 7012416900, Janderson@prairiepublic.Org, 207 NORTH 5TH STREET
  • Jack W Anderson, 2.8 Miles West Of Oslo, Mn (Lat: 48.194361 Lon: -97.191583), Type: 106.4, Overall height: 104.9 m
    Registrant: 7012416900, Janderson@prairiepublic.Org, 207 NORTH 5TH STREET
  • Jack W Anderson, 2.8 Miles West Of Oslo, Mn (Lat: 48.194361 Lon: -97.191583), Type: 106.4, Overall height: 104.9 m
    Registrant: 7012416900, Janderson@prairiepublic.Org, 207 NORTH 5TH STREET

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 5 Mi Se Oslo (Lat: 48.123306 Lon: -97.072583), Structure height: 152 m, Call Sign: KPJ298, Licensee ID: L00191820
    Assigned Frequencies: 450.010 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/28/1986, Expiration Date: 04/01/2006, Cancellation Date: 07/12/2001
    Registrant: Red River Broadcasting Company, LLC, Fargo, ND 58106

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • OSLO, 3.2 Km E Of (Lat: 48.193861 Lon: -97.084806), Type: Tower, Structure height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WPOM891, Licensee ID: L00004985
    Assigned Frequencies: 7012.50 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/16/2000, Expiration Date: 04/01/2006, Cancellation Date: 03/12/2003, Certifier: Mark J Lande
    Registrant: Prairie Public Broadcasting, Inc.
  • Oslo, 2 Miles East Of Oslo Mn (Lat: 48.193861 Lon: -97.084806), Type: Tower, Structure height: 60.6 m, Call Sign: WLF317
    Assigned Frequencies: 7050.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/13/1992, Expiration Date: 04/01/2014, Cancellation Date: 09/16/2009
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 2099 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Suite #100, Washington, DC 20006-6801, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • 2 Miles E Of Oslo (Lat: 48.193861 Lon: -97.084778), Overall height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WLF655, Licensee ID: L00004985
    Assigned Frequencies: 6950.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/03/1987, Expiration Date: 04/01/2014, Cancellation Date: 08/21/2012
    Registrant: Prairie Public Broadcasting, Inc., Po Box 3240, Fargo, ND 58108-3240
  • 5 Mi E. Of Oslo (Lat: 48.193833 Lon: -95.084417), Overall height: 61 m, Call Sign: WLJ887, Licensee ID: L00012562
    Assigned Frequencies: 7000.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/26/1988, Expiration Date: 04/01/2014, Cancellation Date: 08/12/2010
    Registrant: Forum Communications Company, 301 8th St S/Po Box 2466, Fargo, ND 58103

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR INC AT-502 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Turbo-prop)
    N-Number: 1516G , Serial Number: 502-0153, Year manufactured: 0000, Airworthiness Date: 03/21/1996
    Registrant (Corporation): Farmers Union Oil Comp, Po Box 67 Hwy 1, Oslo, MN 56744



Most common first names in Oslo, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Carl880.4 years
Clara679.7 years
Henry678.1 years
John684.3 years
Agnes582.6 years
Frank570.0 years
William582.7 years
Clarence481.3 years
Edith474.3 years
George480.5 years
Most common last names in Oslo, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson1283.5 years
Nelson1176.1 years
Olimb873.9 years
Anderson665.9 years
Paulson682.0 years
Gerszewski682.0 years
Holter670.3 years
Erickson582.4 years
Espeseth574.0 years
Nordling574.0 years
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