Pleasant Lake, Minnesota

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Population in July 2007: 553.
Males: 286  (51.8%)
Females: 267  (48.2%)
Median resident age:  35.8 years
Minnesota median age:  35.4 years

Zip codes: 56301.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $72,895 (it was $56,346 in 2000)
Pleasant Lake:

$72,895
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $38,751 (it was $28,811 in 2000)

Pleasant Lake city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $242,584 (it was $151,300 in 2000)
Pleasant Lake:

$242,584
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $294,421; Detached houses: $294,678; In 2-unit structures: $284,201; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $284,201
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Pleasant Lake races chart
  • White alone - 490 (97.2%)
  • Two or more races - 5 (1.0%)
  • Black alone - 4 (0.8%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.4%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.2%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Pleasant Lake: 176.6 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (57.5%), Polish (11.9%), Swedish (11.9%), Norwegian (7.7%), Irish (4.2%), English (3.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1100 feet

Land area: 0.79 square miles.

Population density: 704 people per square mile   (low).

Pleasant Lake,MN real estate house value index trend

Pleasant Lake, Minnesota map

For population 25 years and over in Pleasant Lake:

  • High school or higher: 95.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.6%
  • Unemployed: 1.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Pleasant Lake city:

  • Never married: 19.1%
  • Now married: 66.8%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 3.8%
  • Divorced: 9.7%

4 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.8%
Minnesota:  7.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Pleasant Lake city:  1.0% ($1,500)
Minnesota:  1.1% ($1,297)
Pleasant Lake satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Cloud, MN (7.1 miles , pop. 59,107).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (61.9 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (416.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Rockville, MN (1.7 miles ), Waite Park, MN (2.2 miles ), St. Joseph, MN (2.2 miles ), St. Augusta, MN (2.3 miles ), St. Cloud, MN (2.7 miles ), Cold Spring, MN (2.7 miles ), Sauk Rapids, MN (3.0 miles ), Sartell, MN (3.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $170,000
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $149,600
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $130,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 45.50 N, Longitude: 94.29 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 320

Pleasant Lake household income distribution Pleasant Lake home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.4%
Minnesota:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (22%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (4%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (4%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Electronic shopping and mail-order houses (9%)
  • Health care (9%)
  • Printing and related support activities (8%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Child care workers (7%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Customer service representatives (5%)

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

Average climate in Pleasant Lake, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Pleasant Lake-area historical tornado activity is near Minnesota state average. It is 4% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/3/1980, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.1 miles away from the Pleasant Lake city center killed one person and injured 15 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/19/1951, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 42.8 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 20 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Pleasant Lake-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Minnesota state average. It is 90% 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 85.6 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 97.7 miles away from Pleasant Lake center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 266.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 126.1 miles away from the city center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 48.7 miles away from Pleasant Lake center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 296.4 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 Stearns County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Pleasant Lake topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Pleasant Lake:

  • SAVING GRACE HOME HEALTH LLC (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; WAITE PARK, MN)
  • RECOVER HEATLH (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; WAITE PARK, MN)
  • SPOT REHABILITATION INC (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; SAINT CLOUD, MN)
  • ST CLOUD VA MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, Acute Care - Veterans Administration, about 7 miles away; ST. CLOUD, MN)
  • CENTRACARE HOME DIALYSIS PROGRAM (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; SAINT CLOUD, MN)
  • ST CLOUD HOSPITAL HC SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; SAINT CLOUD, MN)
  • REM CENTRAL LAKES INC FERNWOOD (Hospital, about 7 miles away; SAINT CLOUD, MN)

Amtrak station near Pleasant Lake:

  • 9 miles: ST. CLOUD (555 E. ST. GERMAIN ST.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pleasant Lake:

  • College of Saint Benedict (about 5 miles; Saint Joseph, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,025)
  • Rasmussen College-Minnesota (about 6 miles; St. Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 4,575)
  • Saint Cloud State University (about 8 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 12,822)
  • St Cloud Technical and Community College (about 8 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 3,493)
  • Ridgewater College (about 46 miles; Willmar, MN; FT enrollment: 3,288)
  • Anoka-Ramsey Community College (about 51 miles; Coon Rapids, MN; FT enrollment: 5,918)
  • Hennepin Technical College (about 52 miles; Brooklyn Park, MN; FT enrollment: 4,515)

Public high schools in Pleasant Lake:

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Pleasant Lake:

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Stearns County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 73.4. This is about average.

City:

73.4
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 27.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.36. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.36
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This city:  2.9 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  79.3%
Whole state:  66.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  3.4%
Whole state:  5.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This city:

1.4%
Whole state:

7.9%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This city:

0.0%
Whole state:

3.2%

Pleasant Lake compared to Minnesota 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 below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Pleasant Lake travel time to work - commute Pleasant Lake mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (76%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Pleasant Lake city (based on Stearns County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 71.60%
Here: 71.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of God
Adherents69.8%15.5%5.1%2.5%1.7%
Congregations41.7%12.5%9.2%5.8%5.8%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA) Charismatic Churches IndependentBaptist General ConferenceEvangelical Free Church of AmericaOther
Adherents0.9%0.6%0.5%0.4%2.9%
Congregations1.7%0.8%1.7%1.7%19.2%
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: 29
Stearns County:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Stearns County:

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 49
Stearns County:

3.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 120
Here:

8.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.2%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Stearns County:

27.2%
Minnesota:

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

9.6%
State:

13.0%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$511
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$5,315
Totals for Government 0$0 9$5,826

Pleasant Lake government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $21,000 ($37.97)
    Parks & Recreation: $19,000 ($34.36)
    Fire Protection: $11,000 ($19.89)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($9.04)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($7.23)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $4,000 ($7.23)
    Police Protection: $3,000 ($5.42)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($3.62)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $24,000 ($43.40)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $32,000 ($57.87)

Pleasant Lake government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $16,000 ($28.93)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($3.62)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $21,000 ($37.97)
    All Other: $9,000 ($16.27)
  • Tax - Property: $71,000 ($128.39)
    NEC: $6,000 ($10.85)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $52,000 ($94.03)

6.26% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,693 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.26%
Minnesota average:

6.51%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($162 average AGI)
Stearns County:

0.03%
Minnesota average:

0.02%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Benton County, MN  1.31% ($30,497 average AGI)
from Sherburne County, MN  0.57% ($28,972)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.46% ($29,148)


7.14% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,441 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.14%
Minnesota average:

6.71%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($74 average AGI)
Stearns County:

0.04%
Minnesota average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Benton County, MN  1.39% ($30,206 average AGI)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.79% ($31,098)
to Sherburne County, MN  0.64% ($30,580)

Strongest AM radio stations in Pleasant Lake:

  • KXSS (1390 AM; 3 kW; WAITE PARK, MN; Owner: REPCOM, INC.)
  • WBHR (660 AM; 10 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HERBERT M. HOPPE)
  • WVAL (800 AM; 3 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: TRI-COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KNSI (1450 AM; 1 kW; ST. CLOUD, MN; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WJON (1240 AM; 1 kW; ST. CLOUD, MN; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF ST. CLOUD, 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)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KASM (1150 AM; 2 kW; ALBANY, MN; Owner: STARCOM, LLC)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KLTF (960 AM; 5 kW; LITTLE FALLS, MN; Owner: KLTF/KFML, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Pleasant Lake:

  • WHMH-FM (101.7 FM; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: TRI-COUNTY BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KCFB (91.5 FM; ST. CLOUD, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA CHRISTIAN B/CASTERS, INC)
  • KVSC (88.1 FM; ST. CLOUD, MN; Owner: ST. CLOUD STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KCML (99.9 FM; ST. JOSEPH, MN; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES INC)
  • KKJM (92.9 FM; ST. JOSEPH, MN; Owner: GABRIEL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, ST. CLOUD)
  • KSJR-FM (90.1 FM; COLLEGEVILLE, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KLZZ (103.7 FM; WAITE PARK, MN; Owner: REPCOM, INC.)
  • KNSR (88.9 FM; COLLEGEVILLE, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KMXK (94.9 FM; COLD SPRING, MN; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF ST. CLOUD, INC.)
  • KZPK (98.9 FM; PAYNESVILLE, MN; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KCLD-FM (104.7 FM; ST. CLOUD, MN; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KKSR (96.7 FM; SARTELL, MN; Owner: SARTELL FM, INC.)
  • WWJO (98.1 FM; ST. CLOUD, MN; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF ST. CLOUD, INC.)
  • KLCI (106.1 FM; ELK RIVER, MN; Owner: MILESTONE RADIO LLC)
  • KDDG (105.5 FM; ALBANY, MN; Owner: STARCOM, LLC)
  • K208DV (90.1 FM; ST. CLOUD, MN; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KQQL (107.9 FM; ANOKA, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KJZI (100.3 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KQIC (102.5 FM; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: LAKELAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIKV-FM (100.7 FM; SAUK CENTRE, MN; Owner: BDI BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Pleasant Lake:

  • K19BG (Channel 19; ST. CLOUD, MN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KPXM (Channel 41; ST. CLOUD, MN; Owner: PAXSON MINNEAPOLIS LICENSE, INC.)
  • WCMN-LP (Channel 13; ST. CLOUD-SARTELL, MN; Owner: STARCOM, LLC)
  • KCCO-TV (Channel 7; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KSAX (Channel 42; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: KSAX-TV, INC.)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$192,260
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
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Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0113.04
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