Palisade, Minnesota

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Population in 2019: 169 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +43.2%
Males: 89  (53.2%)
Females: 80  (46.8%)
Median resident age:

50.0 years
Minnesota median age:

38.4 years

Zip code: 56469

Estimated median household income in 2019: $35,742 (it was $27,083 in 2000)
Palisade:

$35,742
MN:

$74,593

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $21,285 (it was $11,702 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $112,938 (it was $46,700 in 2000)
Palisade:

$112,938
MN:

$246,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $160,755; detached houses: $168,278; mobile homes: $102,102

Median gross rent in 2019: $908.

March 2019 cost of living index in Palisade: 88.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 11.0%

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  • Races in Palisade, MN (2019)
    • 15265.8%White alone
    • 7130.7%American Indian alone
    • 41.7%Two or more races
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Ancestries: German (23.3%), American (7.0%), Swedish (7.0%), Finnish (3.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1235 feet

Land area: 0.45 square miles.

Population density: 372 people per square mile   (very low).

Palisade, Minnesota map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $660 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $593 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Duluth, MN (65.2 miles , pop. 86,918).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (121.4 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (442.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

McGregor, MN (3.4 miles ),
Aitkin, MN (4.0 miles ),
Tamarack, MN (4.2 miles),
Hill City, MN (4.4 miles ),
Wright, MN (4.8 miles),
Emily, MN (4.9 miles ),
Cuyuna, MN (5.0 miles ),
Deerwood, MN (5.1 miles )

Latitude: 46.71 N, Longitude: 93.49 W

Area code: 218

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

Palisade satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.5%
Minnesota:

3.9%

Average climate in Palisade, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Palisade-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Minnesota state average. It is 56% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/6/1969, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.2 miles away from the Palisade city center killed 12 people and injured 70 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/11/1966, a category F4 tornado 32.3 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Palisade-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 55% 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 141.9 miles away from Palisade center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 152.2 miles away from the city center
On 2/7/2020 at 18:30:28, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 64.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/9/2020 at 18:16:48, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 MB) earthquake occurred 69.2 miles away from Palisade center
On 4/8/2020 at 17:14:33, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 ML) earthquake occurred 71.3 miles away from Palisade center
On 5/14/2019 at 17:00:01, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MB) earthquake occurred 55.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Aitkin County (17) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 3, Winds: 3, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Palisade:

  • Central Lakes College-Brainerd (about 43 miles; Brainerd, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,371)
  • Lake Superior College (about 64 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • The College of Saint Scholastica (about 66 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,762)
  • University of Wisconsin-Superior (about 67 miles; Superior, WI; FT enrollment: 2,302)
  • University of Minnesota-Duluth (about 67 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 10,612)
  • Bemidji State University (about 85 miles; Bemidji, MN; FT enrollment: 4,316)
  • St Cloud Technical and Community College (about 85 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 3,493)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Palisade: Berglund Park Campground (A), Palisade Police Department (B), Palisade City Hall (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Palisade include: Palisade Assemblies of God Church (A), Bethel Lutheran Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Aitkin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Minnesota:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

68.9%
Whole state:

64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.4%
Whole state:

6.9%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Palisade:

Marital status in Palisade, MN
  • Never married: 24.3%
  • Now married: 51.5%
  • Separated: 6.7%
  • Widowed: 10.3%
  • Divorced: 7.2%

For population 25 years and over in Palisade:

  • High school or higher: 91.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.0%
  • Unemployed: 14.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.2
Minnesota average:

10.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Palisade, MN (based on Aitkin County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,20118
Evangelical Protestant1,72519
Catholic1,3574
Other2212
None9,698-
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: 5
Aitkin County:

3.15 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Aitkin County:

1.26 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Aitkin County:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Aitkin County:

10.72 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

8.6%
State:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Aitkin County:

26.8%
State:

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

10.4%
Minnesota:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Palisade:

86.6%
Minnesota:

50.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Palisade:

40.2%
Minnesota:

48.4%

Average BMI:
Palisade:

29.1
Minnesota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Palisade:

28.6%
State:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

3.6%
Minnesota:

9.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Palisade:

7.1
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

35.7%
State:

33.5%

General health condition:
Palisade:

63.4%
Minnesota:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Palisade:

75.0%
Minnesota:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Palisade, 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 1$6,584$79,0086$6,116
Other and Unallocable 1$3,195$38,3400$0
Firefighters 0$0 13$2,818
Parks and Recreation 0$0 6$2,711
Water Supply 0$0 1$773
Totals for Government 2$9,779$58,67426$12,418

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

  • Current Operations - Liquor Stores: $380,000 ($2248.52)
    Water Utilities: $76,000 ($449.70)
    General - Other: $53,000 ($313.61)
    Financial Administration: $48,000 ($284.02)
    Local Fire Protection: $33,000 ($195.27)
    Regular Highways: $15,000 ($88.76)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($17.75)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $11,000 ($65.09)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $15,000 ($88.76)
    Liquor Stores: $8,000 ($47.34)

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

  • Charges - Other: $59,000 ($349.11)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $7,000 ($41.42)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $21,000 ($124.26)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $380,000 ($2248.52)
    Water Utilities: $76,000 ($449.70)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $20,000 ($118.34)
    Other: $3,000 ($17.75)
  • Tax - Property: $88,000 ($520.71)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $286,000 ($1692.31)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $250,000 ($1479.29)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $36,000 ($213.02)

7.13% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($52,340 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.13%
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 Crow Wing County, MN  0.80% ($33,102 average AGI)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.79% ($62,375)
from Anoka County, MN  0.49% ($72,633)

Strongest AM radio stations in Palisade:

  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KKIN (930 AM; 3 kW; AITKIN, MN; Owner: QUARNSTROM MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • 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)
  • KOZY (1320 AM; 5 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MN; Owner: ITASCA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDSM (710 AM; 10 kW; SUPERIOR, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, 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)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KLIZ (1380 AM; 5 kW; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: KOMMERSTAD COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY. LLC)
  • WBHR (660 AM; 10 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HERBERT M. HOPPE)

Strongest FM radio stations in Palisade:

  • KKIN-FM (94.3 FM; AITKIN, MN; Owner: QUARNSTROM MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • KUAL-FM (101.5 FM; CROSBY, MN; Owner: BL BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Palisade:

  • K25GD (Channel 25; AITKIN, MN; Owner: KBJR LICENSE, INC.)
  • K33ET (Channel 33; AITKIN, MN; Owner: CHELSEY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF DULUTH, LLC)
  • K27EV (Channel 27; AITKIN, MN; Owner: WDIO-TV, LLC)
  • K39GG (Channel 39; AITKIN, MN; Owner: KQDS ACQUISITION CORP.)

Palisade fatal accident list:

May 22, 2004 01:00 PM, Sr-232, 10, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 23ft / 6.9mTotal length
  • 1,569Total average daily traffic
  • 15Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,024Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

25 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Palisade)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • Palisade, Hwy 169 & 469th Lane (Lat: 46.697389 Lon: -93.603222), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 94.5 m, Call Sign: WQFZ749,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6685.00 MHz, 6685.00 MHz, 6685.00 MHz, 6685.00 MHz, Grant Date: 10/18/2016, Expiration Date: 11/20/2026, Certifier: Gregory M Romano, Registrant: Verizon, 1300 I St Nw - Suite 500 East, Washington, DC 20005, Phone: (202) 515-2453, Email:
  • N AITKIN, 21965 Tower Road (Lat: 46.723278 Lon: -93.704722), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 120.4 m, Overall height: 123.4 m, Call Sign: WQRI993,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6093.45 MHz, Grant Date: 05/23/2013, Expiration Date: 05/23/2023, Certifier: John Monday, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S Akard St., Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:
  • HAYPOINT, 56166 Us Hwy 169 (Mn20277-A) (Lat: 46.828778 Lon: -93.610194), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 121.9 m, Overall height: 123.7 m, Call Sign: WQTC492,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5974.85 MHz, Grant Date: 01/06/2014, Expiration Date: 01/06/2024, Certifier: John Monday, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S Akard St., Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:
  • A1O0858A, 8 Miles Sw Of Palisade, Mn In Section 25, T48n, R26w (Lat: 46.618139 Lon: -93.587667), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 121.9 m, Overall height: 128 m, Call Sign: WQVS348,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11305.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz... (+22 more), Grant Date: 04/28/2015, Expiration Date: 04/28/2025, Certifier: David Werblow, Registrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:
  • A1O0857A, 56166 Us Hwy 169 (Mn20277-A) (Lat: 46.828778 Lon: -93.610194), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 121.9 m, Overall height: 123.7 m, Call Sign: WQVS711,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz... (+14 more), Grant Date: 04/30/2015, Expiration Date: 04/30/2025, Certifier: David Werblow, Registrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: KA0YQH, Licensee ID: L01107689, Grant Date: 05/14/2016, Expiration Date: 05/16/2026, Registrant: Robert C Martz, 38687 496th Lane, Palisade, MN 56469
  • Call Sign: KB2QWY, Licensee ID: L00608515, Grant Date: 09/01/1994, Expiration Date: 02/22/2004, Cancellation Date: 12/16/2002, Certifier: Robert W Volkert, Registrant: Robert W Volkert, 49400 405th Place, Palisade, MN 56469
  • Call Sign: KI0KT, Licensee ID: L01072581, Grant Date: 10/28/2017, Expiration Date: 11/19/2027, Registrant: Rodney M Liebeg, 42858 330th Ave, Palisade, MN 56469
  • Call Sign: W0IM, Licensee ID: L00410515, Grant Date: 07/28/1999, Expiration Date: 06/06/2007, Cancellation Date: 06/09/2009, Certifier: Robert C Shaw, Registrant: Robert C Shaw, 39768 509th Ln, Palisade, MN 56469
  • Call Sign: KC0OQJ, Previous Call Sign: KB2QWY, Licensee ID: L00608515, Grant Date: 11/27/2013, Expiration Date: 02/22/2024, Certifier: Robert W Volkert, Registrant: Robert W Volkert, 49400 405th Place, Palisade, MN 56469-2226

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT BC12-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 78 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 29689, N29689, N-29689, Serial Number: 2533, Year manufactured: 1941, Airworthiness Date: 07/07/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 12/22/2003
    Registrant (Individual): Gary W Tegantvoort, 47037 Great River Rd, Palisade, MN 56469

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Palisade, MN
  • 69.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 20.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.7%Electricity
  • 4.6%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Palisade, MN
  • 91.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 8.7%Wood


Palisade 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.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
There is 1 pilot and 3 other airmen in this city.
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