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Population in 2012: 201 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -25.3%
Males: 101  (50.3%)
Females: 100  (49.7%)

Median resident age:  50.4 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip codes: 55962.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $39,696 (it was $35,781 in 2000)
Peterson:

$39,696
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,823

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $86,767 (it was $63,200 in 2000)
Peterson:

$86,767
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $97,905; Detached houses: $97,089; In 2-unit structures: $128,478

Median gross rent in 2012: $614.

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  • White alone - 196 (98.5%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (1.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.5%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Peterson: 87.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Norwegian (42.1%), German (23.2%), Irish (8.3%), Polish (7.0%), English (3.5%), Dutch (1.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 740 feet

Land area: 0.48 square miles.

Population density: 417 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Peterson:

  • High school or higher: 85.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.8%
  • Unemployed: 12.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Peterson city:

  • Never married: 20.4%
  • Now married: 62.4%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 4.5%
  • Divorced: 10.8%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.0%
Minnesota:  7.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $950 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,023 (1.0%)

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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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.8%
Minnesota:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -27 (-9.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Information (14%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (36%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Assemblers and fabricators (13%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (15%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (13%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (11%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Peterson-area historical tornado activity is above Minnesota state average. It is 89% 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.

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: Storms: 7, Floods: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Floods: 2, Wind: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/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)

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Peterson:

  • Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (about 20 miles; Winona, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,056)
  • Winona State University (about 21 miles; Winona, MN; FT enrollment: 7,637)
  • Western Technical College (about 30 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 2,278)
  • Viterbo University (about 30 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 2,076)
  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (about 31 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 8,660)
  • Luther College (about 33 miles; Decorah, IA; FT enrollment: 2,470)
  • Rochester Community and Technical College (about 34 miles; Rochester, MN; FT enrollment: 3,599)

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Notable location: Peterson RV Campsite (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Peterson that have no violations reported:

  • PETERSON STATE FISH HATCHERY (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 13.8%

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Peterson, MN


41 people in nursing homes in 2000

Peterson compared to Minnesota 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.
  • 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 significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Peterson travel time to work - commute


Peterson mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (82%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9%)
  • Electricity (6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 91.93%
Here91.9%
USA50.2%

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.
State:

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

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

13.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.3%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Fillmore County:

26.6%
State:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.6%
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 0$0 2$1,344
Sewerage 1$3,083$36,9961$160
Totals for Government 1$3,083$36,9963$1,504

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

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $84,000 ($417.91)
    General - Other: $30,000 ($149.25)
    Sewerage: $25,000 ($124.38)
    Parks & Recreation: $13,000 ($64.68)
    Regular Highways: $13,000 ($64.68)
    Central Staff Services: $12,000 ($59.70)
    Water Utilities: $11,000 ($54.73)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($29.85)
    Financial Administration: $6,000 ($29.85)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $3,000 ($14.93)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($9.95)
    Health Services - Other: $1,000 ($4.98)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $123,000 ($611.94)
    General - Other: $28,000 ($139.30)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $34,000 ($169.15)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $33,000 ($164.18)
    Solid Waste Management: $7,000 ($34.83)
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($19.90)
    All Other: $1,000 ($4.98)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $15,000 ($74.63)
    Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($19.90)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $104,000 ($517.41)
    Water Utilities: $12,000 ($59.70)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $35,000 ($174.13)
    All Other: $1,000 ($4.98)
  • Tax - Property: $33,000 ($164.18)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,000 ($4.98)

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

  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $125,000 ($621.89)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $125,000 ($621.89)

5.42% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,908 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.42%
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 Olmsted County, MN  1.50% ($34,524 average AGI)
from Winona County, MN  0.62% ($24,863)
from Houston County, MN  0.39% ($29,406)


6.55% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,449 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.55%
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 Olmsted County, MN  2.10% ($31,716 average AGI)
to Winona County, MN  0.67% ($37,786)
to Winneshiek County, IA  0.26% ($28,909)

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
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 12 meters (39ft)
Total average daily traffic: 658
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 1,200


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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