Ostrander, Minnesota

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Population in 2013: 256 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +20.8%
Males: 115  (45.0%)
Females: 141  (55.0%)
Median resident age:  46.8 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip codes: 55961, 55975.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $37,926 (it was $41,875 in 2000)
Ostrander:

$37,926
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,321 (it was $20,214 in 2000)

Ostrander city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $79,881 (it was $55,000 in 2000)
Ostrander:

$79,881
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $96,170; Detached houses: $99,856; Mobile homes: $29,832

Median gross rent in 2012: $536.

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  • White alone - 247 (97.2%)
  • Two or more races - 5 (2.0%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (0.8%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Ostrander: 87.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (28.9%), Norwegian (25.3%), Irish (10.7%), English (7.4%), Swedish (3.6%), Scotch-Irish (1.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1340 feet

Land area: 0.35 square miles.

Population density: 730 people per square mile   (low).

Ostrander,MN real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Ostrander:

  • High school or higher: 86.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.9%
  • Unemployed: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ostrander city:

  • Never married: 27.6%
  • Now married: 49.5%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 10.7%
  • Divorced: 11.5%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.9%
Minnesota:  7.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,125 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $875 (1.1%)

Ostrander satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rochester, MN (28.6 miles , pop. 85,806).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (98.8 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (270.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Spring Valley, MN (2.3 miles ), Le Roy, MN (2.9 miles ), Chester, IA (3.0 miles) , Grand Meadow, MN (3.1 miles ), Wykoff, MN (3.2 miles ), Taopi, MN (3.4 miles) , Racine, MN (3.4 miles ), Lime Springs, IA (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 43.61 N, Longitude: 92.43 W

Area code: 507

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

4.2%
Minnesota:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -63 (-22.9%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (23%)
  • Construction (20%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (49%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (15%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Information (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (9%)
  • Carpenters (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Painters and paperhangers (7%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (16%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (16%)
  • Registered nurses (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Child care workers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

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

Average climate in Ostrander, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Ostrander-area historical tornado activity is above Minnesota state average. It is 51% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/15/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 11.1 miles away from the Ostrander city center killed 13 people and injured 462 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/10/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.4 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 24 people.

Earthquake activity:

Ostrander-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 86% 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 227.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 428.3 miles away from Ostrander center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 233.4 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 237.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 407.0 miles away from Ostrander center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 350.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Fillmore County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 4, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers in Ostrander:

  • OSTRANDER CARE AND REHAB (305 MINNESOTA STREET)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Ostrander:

  • SPRING VALLEY CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; SPRING VALLEY, MN)
  • MEADOW MANOR (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; GRAND MEADOW, MN)
  • ADAMS GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 16 miles away; ADAMS, MN)
  • ADAMS HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; ADAMS, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ostrander:

  • Rochester Community and Technical College (about 28 miles; Rochester, MN; Full-time enrollment: 4,444)
  • Riverland Community College (about 30 miles; Austin, MN; FT enrollment: 2,321)
  • Luther College (about 38 miles; Decorah, IA; FT enrollment: 2,700)
  • Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (about 42 miles; Calmar, IA; FT enrollment: 3,365)
  • Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (about 48 miles; Winona, MN; FT enrollment: 4,022)
  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 48 miles; Mason City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,235)
  • Winona State University (about 50 miles; Winona, MN; FT enrollment: 8,397)

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

Church in Ostrander: Trinity Lutheran Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Fillmore 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: 26.4%
(17.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  53.2%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.3%
Whole state:  6.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported
25 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

Ostrander compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Ostrander (2011 data):

  • Security State Bank of Lewiston: Ostrander Branch at 310 Main Street, branch established on 1903/05/15. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $66.0 mil, Deposits: $59.7 mil, headquarters in Lewiston, MN, negative income in the last year, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Fischer Corporation, The

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Ostrander travel time to work - commute Ostrander mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (82%)
  • Wood (7%)
  • Electricity (6%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Ostrander city (based on Fillmore County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 91.93%
Here: 91.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchOld Order Amish
Adherents56.3%14.9%11.6%7.7%1.9%
Congregations36.6%12.7%16.9%5.6%8.5%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Reformed Church in AmericaNew Testament Association Independent Baptist Churches/Other Fundamental BaptistsEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents1.9%1.7%0.7%0.6%2.5%
Congregations4.2%1.4%2.8%2.8%8.5%
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: 8
Fillmore County:

3.81 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

0.48 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

4.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 28
Here:

13.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.3%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Fillmore County:

26.6%
Minnesota:

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

9.6%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$1,868
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$1,340
Totals for Government 0$0 2$3,208

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $40,000 ($156.25)
    Sewerage: $22,000 ($85.94)
    Regular Highways: $20,000 ($78.13)
    Financial Administration: $19,000 ($74.22)
    General - Other: $17,000 ($66.41)
    Police Protection: $15,000 ($58.59)
    Parks & Recreation: $14,000 ($54.69)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,000 ($15.63)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($11.72)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($7.81)
    Health Services - Other: $1,000 ($3.91)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $18,000 ($70.31)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $115,000 ($449.22)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $22,000 ($85.94)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $38,000 ($148.44)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,000 ($11.72)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($3.91)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $4,000 ($15.63)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($7.81)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $17,000 ($66.41)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $41,000 ($160.16)
    All Other: $6,000 ($23.44)
  • Tax - Property: $58,000 ($226.56)
    NEC: $2,000 ($7.81)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $307,000 ($1199.22)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $7,000 ($27.34)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $300,000 ($1171.88)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $175,000 ($683.59)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $6,000 ($23.44)

4.57% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,676 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.57%
Minnesota average:

6.51%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Olmsted County, MN  1.32% ($36,435 average AGI)
from Winona County, MN  0.46% ($29,184)
from Mower County, MN  0.28% ($31,174)


5.17% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,674 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.17%
Minnesota average:

6.71%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Olmsted County, MN  1.65% ($36,875 average AGI)
to Winona County, MN  0.35% ($31,276)
to Mower County, MN  0.28% ($26,174)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ostrander:

  • KOLM (1520 AM; 10 kW; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: OLMSTED COUNTY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KNFX (970 AM; 5 kW; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KWEB (1270 AM; 5 kW; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KFIL (1060 AM; daytime; 1 kW; PRESTON, MN; Owner: KFIL, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WKTY (580 AM; 5 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ostrander:

  • KROC-FM (106.9 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KVGO (104.3 FM; SPRING VALLEY, MN; Owner: KVGO, INC.)
  • KYBA (105.3 FM; STEWARTVILLE, MN; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO)
  • KNXR (97.5 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: UNITED AUDIO CORPORATION)
  • KFIL-FM (103.1 FM; PRESTON, MN; Owner: KFIL, INC.)
  • KLSE-FM (91.7 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KZSE (90.7 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KAUS-FM (99.9 FM; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KCZQ (102.3 FM; CRESCO, IA; Owner: MEGA MEDIA, LTD.)
  • KWWK (96.5 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: OLMSTEAD COUNTY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KRCH (101.7 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KLCX (107.7 FM; ST. CHARLES, MN; Owner: ST. CHARLES BROADCASTING CO. LLC)
  • KMSE (88.7 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: SAINT OLAF COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Ostrander:

  • KTTC (Channel 10; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: KTTC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KSMQ-TV (Channel 15; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT #492)
  • KYIN (Channel 24; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KXLT-TV (Channel 47; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: SHOCKLEY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KIMT (Channel 3; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KAAL (Channel 6; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: KAAL-TV, LLC)
  • K56HW (Channel 56; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K52HH (Channel 52; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K58GC (Channel 58; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Ostrander fatal accident list:

May 21, 2008 02:04 AM, 3 0423000003, Cr 1, Lat: 43.61661, Lon: -92.42893, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: Inconsistent data

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • 3.2 Mi S (Lat: 43.570833 Lon: -92.427222), Type: 400.5, Overall height: 365.8 m
    Registrant: 5072884444, Kttc@kttc.Com, 601 FIRST AVE SW
  • Co Rd 1, 3 Mi S (Lat: 43.561389 Lon: -92.595833), Type: 153.0, Overall height: 153 m
    Registrant: 5077653856

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 43.614694 Lon: -92.428222, Call Sign: WPZS303
    Assigned Frequencies: 463.250 MHz, 468.250 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/02/2004, Expiration Date: 03/02/2014, Certifier: Craig A Forland
    Registrant: Spectrum & Licensing Services, 395 Buford Ave., Ste C, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 339-0816, Fax: (717) 339-0817

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 3.2m S Of Ostrander (Lat: 43.570806 Lon: -92.426833), Structure height: 401 m, Call Sign: WHE836
    Assigned Frequencies: 450.010 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/30/1982, Expiration Date: 04/01/2014
    Registrant: Brooks, Pierce, Et. Al., Raleigh, NC 27602, Phone: (919) 839-0300, Fax: (919) 839-0304, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • STATION, 3.2 Mi S Of (Lat: 43.570778 Lon: -92.427111), Overall height: 400.5 m, Call Sign: WNEW230
    Assigned Frequencies: 1985.00 MHz, 1945.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/15/1998, Expiration Date: 12/02/2008, Cancellation Date: 05/11/2001
    Registrant: Phone: (319) 582-5421
  • STATION, 101 Main St (Lat: 43.616611 Lon: -92.425167), Structure height: 24.4 m, Overall height: 27.1 m, Call Sign: WNTS500
    Assigned Frequencies: 952.331 MHz, 928.331 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/14/1998, Expiration Date: 08/31/2008, Cancellation Date: 11/01/2008
    Registrant: Phone: (515) 228-2183

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KB0NLB
    Grant Date: 07/08/1994, Expiration Date: 07/08/2004, Cancellation Date: 07/11/2006
    Registrant: Paul R Bruns, Rr 1 Box 41, Ostrander, MN 55961

Most common first names in Ostrander, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Clara577.4 years
Harry489.0 years
Frank472.0 years
Harold375.7 years
Albert389.0 years
John376.0 years
Helen380.6 years
Henry377.0 years
William381.7 years
Ida389.3 years
Most common last names in Ostrander, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hadland780.2 years
Olson775.4 years
Thorson777.3 years
Christenson684.3 years
Johnson582.0 years
Nelson588.4 years
Jacobson490.0 years
Hanson487.3 years
Kohn480.5 years
Smith491.5 years

Ostrander on our top lists:

  • #47 on the list of "Top 100 cities with declining populations from 2000 to 2008"
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