Peterson, Minnesota

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Population in 2013: 200 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -25.7%
Males: 101  (50.7%)
Females: 99  (49.3%)
Median resident age:  53.8 years
Minnesota median age:  37.7 years

Zip codes: 55962.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $43,749 (it was $35,781 in 2000)
Peterson:

$43,749
MN:

$60,702

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $26,056 (it was $14,728 in 2000)

Peterson city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $90,481 (it was $63,200 in 2000)
Peterson:

$90,481
MN:

$180,100

Median gross rent in 2013: $661.

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  • Races in Peterson, MN (2010)

    Peterson races chart
    • 19698.5%White alone
    • 21.0%Hispanic
    • 10.5%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Peterson: 87.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Norwegian (41.8%), German (26.8%), Irish (6.3%), Polish (4.6%), English (3.8%), Russian (1.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 740 feet

Land area: 0.48 square miles.

Population density: 414 people per square mile   (low).

Peterson,MN real estate house value index trend

Peterson, Minnesota map

For population 25 years and over in Peterson:

  • High school or higher: 89.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%
  • Unemployed: 0.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Peterson city:

  • Never married: 20.2%
  • Now married: 60.7%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 12.8%

1 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.5%
Minnesota:

7.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,036 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $936 (1.0%)

Peterson satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: La Crosse, WI (30.0 miles , pop. 51,818).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (102.6 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (250.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Rushford Village, MN (1.6 miles ), Rushford, MN (2.1 miles ), Whalan, MN (2.5 miles) , Lanesboro, MN (2.9 miles ), Houston, MN (3.6 miles ), Lewiston, MN (3.7 miles ), Utica, MN (3.8 miles ), Preston, MN (3.9 miles ).

Latitude: 43.79 N, Longitude: 91.83 W

Area code: 507

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

4.2%
Minnesota:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -27 (-9.1%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (25%)
  • Information (15%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (39%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (18%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (10%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Peterson, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Peterson-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 28% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/15/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 33.2 miles away from the Peterson city center killed 13 people and injured 462 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/5/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 25.4 miles away from the city center injured 11 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Peterson-area historical earthquake activity is near Minnesota state average. It is 87% 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 244.3 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 422.3 miles away from Peterson 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 219.5 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 400.0 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 255.0 miles away from Peterson center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 187.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), 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).
Peterson topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Peterson:

  • GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN HOME (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; RUSHFORD, MN)
  • ABLE INC - HOUSTON (Hospital, about 14 miles away; HOUSTON, MN)
  • VALLEY VIEW NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; HOUSTON, MN)
  • LEWISTON VILLA NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; LEWISTON, MN)
  • FILLMORE PLACE (Hospital, about 15 miles away; PRESTON, MN)
  • FILLMORE COUNTY PHNS (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; PRESTON, MN)
  • PRESTON GOOD SAMARITAN CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; PRESTON, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Peterson:

  • Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (about 20 miles; Winona, MN; Full-time enrollment: 4,022)
  • Winona State University (about 21 miles; Winona, MN; FT enrollment: 8,397)
  • Western Technical College (about 30 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 3,377)
  • Viterbo University (about 30 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 2,848)
  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (about 31 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 9,837)
  • Luther College (about 33 miles; Decorah, IA; FT enrollment: 2,700)
  • Rochester Community and Technical College (about 34 miles; Rochester, MN; FT enrollment: 4,444)

Public elementary/middle school in Peterson:

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Church in Peterson: Grace 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 2013: 11.1%
Average household size:
This city:  2.0 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  61.9%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.1%
Whole state:  6.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported
41 people in nursing homes in 2000

Peterson compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.4
Minnesota average:

10.7

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (84%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8%)
  • Electricity (6%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant11,01641
Evangelical Protestant4,59624
Catholic4,2238
Other791
None952-
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: 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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$1,250
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$150
Streets and Highways 1$470$5,6400$0
Sewerage 1$1,698$20,3761$230
Parks and Recreation 1$108$1,2960$0
Water Supply 1$650$7,8001$46
Electric Power 1$180$2,1600$0
Other and Unallocable 1$508$6,0960$0
Totals for Government 6$3,614$7,2284$1,676

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

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $84,000 ($420.00)
    General - Other: $30,000 ($150.00)
    Sewerage: $25,000 ($125.00)
    Parks & Recreation: $13,000 ($65.00)
    Regular Highways: $13,000 ($65.00)
    Central Staff Services: $12,000 ($60.00)
    Water Utilities: $11,000 ($55.00)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($30.00)
    Financial Administration: $6,000 ($30.00)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $3,000 ($15.00)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($10.00)
    Health Services - Other: $1,000 ($5.00)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $123,000 ($615.00)
    General - Other: $28,000 ($140.00)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $34,000 ($170.00)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $33,000 ($165.00)
    Solid Waste Management: $7,000 ($35.00)
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($20.00)
    All Other: $1,000 ($5.00)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $15,000 ($75.00)
    Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($20.00)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $104,000 ($520.00)
    Water Utilities: $12,000 ($60.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $35,000 ($175.00)
    All Other: $1,000 ($5.00)
  • Tax - Property: $33,000 ($165.00)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,000 ($5.00)

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

  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $125,000 ($625.00)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $125,000 ($625.00)

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 Peterson:

  • WKTY (580 AM; 5 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • KAGE (1380 AM; 4 kW; WINONA, MN; Owner: KAGE, INC.)
  • KOLM (1520 AM; 10 kW; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: OLMSTED COUNTY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WIZM (1410 AM; 5 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • KWEB (1270 AM; 5 kW; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • KFIL (1060 AM; daytime; 1 kW; PRESTON, MN; Owner: KFIL, INC.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Peterson:

  • K223AH (92.5 FM; PETERSON, MN; Owner: FAITH SOUND, INC.)
  • KQYB (98.3 FM; SPRING GROVE, MN; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • KWNO-FM (99.3 FM; RUSHFORD, MN; Owner: KAGE, INC)
  • KFIL-FM (103.1 FM; PRESTON, MN; Owner: KFIL, INC.)
  • WHLA (90.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • KROC-FM (106.9 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WLSU (88.9 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: BD.OF REGENTS, UNIV.OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • KXLC (91.1 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KHME (101.1 FM; WINONA, MN; Owner: KAGE, INC.)
  • KCLH (94.7 FM; CALEDONIA, MN; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • KQAL (89.5 FM; WINONA, MN; Owner: WINONA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KNXR (97.5 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: UNITED AUDIO CORPORATION)
  • KQEG (102.7 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: WHITE EAGLE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WIZM-FM (93.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • KLSE-FM (91.7 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KAGE-FM (95.3 FM; WINONA, MN; Owner: KAGE, INC.)
  • KZSE (90.7 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WFBZ (105.5 FM; TREMPEALEAU, WI; Owner: S & S BROADCASTING)
  • K203BR (88.5 FM; WINONA, MN; Owner: FAITH SOUND, INC.)
  • KLCX (107.7 FM; ST. CHARLES, MN; Owner: ST. CHARLES BROADCASTING CO. LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Peterson:

  • WXOW-TV (Channel 19; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: WXOW-WQOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KTTC (Channel 10; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: KTTC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WKBT (Channel 8; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: QUEENB TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WLAX (Channel 25; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: GRANT MEDIA, INC.)
  • WHLA-TV (Channel 31; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: WISCONSIN EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • KXLT-TV (Channel 47; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: SHOCKLEY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KYIN (Channel 24; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KSMQ-TV (Channel 15; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT #492)
  • K38CL (Channel 38; WINONA, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • W44BF (Channel 44; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: TV-45, INC.)
  • K62EV (Channel 62; WINONA, MN; Owner: KTTC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KQEG-CA (Channel 50; La CRESCENT, MN; Owner: WHITE EAGLE PARTNERSHIP)
  • K56HW (Channel 56; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K58GC (Channel 58; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 12m39ftTotal length
  • 658Total average daily traffic
  • 1,200Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • Terry A Chiglo, 1.1 Mi Wnw (Lat: 43.788833 Lon: -91.855694), Type: 97.5, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 5078963111, Dfreeman@means.Net, 207 EAST CEDAR STREET
  • Terry A Chiglo, 1.1 Mi Wnw (Lat: 43.788833 Lon: -91.855694), Type: 97.5, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 5078963111, Dfreeman@means.Net, 207 EAST CEDAR STREET
  • David F Freeman, 1.1 Mi Wnw (Lat: 43.788833 Lon: -91.855694), Type: 97.5, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 5078963111, Dfreeman@means.Net, 207 EAST CEDAR STREET

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
  • Hazardous Condition: 1
Most common first names in Peterson, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Clifford576.8 years
Arthur579.0 years
Helen577.0 years
George578.8 years
Esther483.5 years
Ida483.2 years
Walter376.0 years
Agnes380.0 years
Arnold375.0 years
Cora388.6 years
Most common last names in Peterson, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson1481.4 years
Boyum1380.2 years
Peterson781.7 years
Olson782.3 years
Ferden577.0 years
Lee577.4 years
Benson480.7 years
Oian477.5 years
Thompson479.2 years
Erickson380.3 years
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