Plummer, Minnesota

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Population in 2014: 292 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +8.1%
 
Males: 149  (51.3%)
Females: 143  (48.7%)
Median resident age:  34.3 years
Minnesota median age:  37.9 years

Zip codes: 56748.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $45,614 (it was $29,286 in 2000)
Plummer:

$45,614
MN:

$65,599

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $19,778 (it was $17,506 in 2000)

Plummer city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $86,932 (it was $30,800 in 2000)
Plummer:

$86,932
MN:

$211,800

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $98,918; Detached houses: $105,912; Mobile homes: $24,290

Median gross rent in 2016: $657.

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  • Races in Plummer, MN (2010)

    Plummer races chart
    • 27293.2%White alone
    • 93.1%Hispanic
    • 62.1%Two or more races
    • 51.7%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Plummer: 86.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Norwegian (45.6%), French (14.5%), German (13.7%), French Canadian (2.5%), Irish (2.5%), Polish (1.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1125 feet

Land area: 2.83 square miles.

Population density: 103 people per square mile   (very low).

Plummer,MN real estate house value index trend

Plummer, Minnesota map

For population 25 years and over in Plummer:

  • High school or higher: 94.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Unemployed: 18.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Plummer city:

  • Never married: 25.7%
  • Now married: 47.1%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 15.9%

5 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.9%
Minnesota:

5.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $816 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $568 (0.9%)

Plummer satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (80.4 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (242.9 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (586.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Brooks, MN (2.6 miles) , Oklee, MN (3.2 miles ), St. Hilaire, MN (3.3 miles ), Red Lake Falls, MN (3.3 miles ), Mentor, MN (3.9 miles) , Thief River Falls, MN (3.9 miles ), Erskine, MN (4.1 miles ), Trail, MN (4.3 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $50,000
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $75,600
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $45,800
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $90,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $85,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $75,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $75,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $73,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 47.91 N, Longitude: 96.04 W

Area code: 218

Plummer household income distribution Plummer home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.8%
Minnesota:

3.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -6 (-2.2%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (17%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Wholesale trade (10%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Management of companies and enterprises (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Wholesale trade (17%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (16%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Plummer, Minnesota

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Tornado activity:

Plummer-area historical tornado activity is below Minnesota state average. It is 45% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/11/1980, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 9.2 miles away from the Plummer city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 8/25/1983, a category F2 tornado 10.6 miles away from the city center .

Earthquake activity:

Plummer-area historical earthquake activity is near 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 155.1 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 155.2 miles away from Plummer center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 302.4 miles away from the city center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 735.0 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
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 151.9 miles away from Plummer center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 307.9 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 Red Lake County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 16, Storms: 7, Heavy Rains: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Plummer topographic map

Birthplace of: Lorie Skjerven Gildea - Judge.

Hospitals and medical centers near Plummer:

  • HILLCREST SENIOR LIVING (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; RED LAKE FALLS, MN)
  • OAKLAND PARK COMMUNITIES (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN)
  • THIEF RIVER CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN)
  • SANFORD MEDICAL CENTER THIEF RIVER FALLS Critical Access Hospitals (about 16 miles away; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN)
  • INTER COUNTY NURSING SERVICE (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Plummer:

  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 16 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,717)
  • University of North Dakota (about 48 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 12,858)
  • Bemidji State University (about 62 miles; Bemidji, MN; FT enrollment: 4,316)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 79 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 80 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 81 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 113 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 4,863)

Public elementary/middle school in Plummer:

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Notable locations in Plummer: Plummer (A), Plummer Volunteer Fire Department (B), Plummer City Hall (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Plummer include: Redeemer Lutheran Church (A), Ebenezer Lutheran Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Red Lake 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 2016: 12.2%
(6.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 80.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  53.1%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.8%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.8% of all households

Banks with branches in Plummer (2011 data):

  • Ultima Bank Minnesota: Plummer Branch at 101 Central Ave E, branch established on 2001/06/07. Info updated 2011/04/11: Bank assets: $123.8 mil, Deposits: $111.8 mil, headquarters in Winger, MN, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Financial Services Of Winger, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.9
Minnesota average:

10.7

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Plummer city (based on Red Lake County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic1,8004
Mainline Protestant1,2566
Evangelical Protestant8514
None182-
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: 3
Red Lake County:

7.32 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Red Lake County:

4.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

14.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.4%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Red Lake County:

27.0%
Minnesota:

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

11.2%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

52.3%
Minnesota:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

49.7%
Minnesota:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Plummer:

28.7
Minnesota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.5%
State:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Plummer:

9.5%
Minnesota:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Minnesota:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

36.6%
Minnesota:

33.2%

General health condition:
This city:

57.6%
Minnesota:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

76.7%
Minnesota:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Plummer, MN Residents
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$1,146
Water Supply 1$2,776$33,3120$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$782
Totals for Government 1$2,776$33,3122$1,928

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $54,000 ($184.93)
    Regular Highways: $43,000 ($147.26)
    General - Other: $20,000 ($68.49)
    Police Protection: $18,000 ($61.64)
    Fire Protection: $15,000 ($51.37)
    Solid Waste Management: $12,000 ($41.10)
    Financial Administration: $11,000 ($37.67)
    Parks & Recreation: $7,000 ($23.97)
    Housing & Community Development: $5,000 ($17.12)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($13.70)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($10.27)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $55,000 ($188.36)
    General - Other: $11,000 ($37.67)
    Parks & Recreation: $5,000 ($17.12)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $89,000 ($304.79)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $11,000 ($37.67)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $10,000 ($34.25)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($6.85)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $33,000 ($113.01)
    General Revenue, NEC: $29,000 ($99.32)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $65,000 ($222.60)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $77,000 ($263.70)
    All Other: $8,000 ($27.40)
  • Tax - Property: $95,000 ($325.34)
    NEC: $2,000 ($6.85)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $202,000 ($691.78)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $45,000 ($154.11)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $45,000 ($154.11)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $182,000 ($623.29)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $20,000 ($68.49)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $128,000 ($438.36)

6.88% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,116 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.88%
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 Pennington County, MN  2.09% ($29,824 average AGI)
from Polk County, MN  0.92% ($18,533)


7.57% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,903 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.57%
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 Pennington County, MN  1.83% ($28,433 average AGI)
to Polk County, MN  1.40% ($24,348)

Strongest AM radio stations in Plummer:

  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KKAQ (1460 AM; 3 kW; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KKCQ (1480 AM; 5 kW; FOSSTON, MN; Owner: PINE TO PRAIRIE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KTRF (1230 AM; 1 kW; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KNOX (1310 AM; 5 kW; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KCNN (1590 AM; 5 kW; EAST GRAND FORKS, MN; Owner: KRAD, INC.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KQWB (1660 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KROX (1260 AM; 1 kW; CROOKSTON, MN)

Strongest FM radio stations in Plummer:

  • KNTN (102.7 FM; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KSNR (100.3 FM; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKDQ (99.3 FM; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KSRQ (90.1 FM; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; Owner: JOINT VOCAT. TECH COLLEGE DIS. #2200)
  • KQMN (91.5 FM; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)

TV broadcast stations around Plummer:

  • KBRR (Channel 10; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)

Plummer fatal accident list:

Oct 8, 1996 07:17 AM, 59, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
May 23, 1983 05:35 PM, 59, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 13m43ftTotal length
  • 3,260Total average daily traffic
  • 106Total average daily truck traffic
  • 3,536Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Plummer)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Water Tower (Lat: 47.915250 Lon: -96.041972), Type: Tank, Structure height: 44 m, Overall height: 47.2 m, Call Sign: KVA409, Licensee ID: L00567130
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.085 MHzGrant Date: 01/03/2013, Expiration Date: 01/13/2023Registrant: County Of Red Lake, Red Lake Falls, MN 56750, Phone: (218) 253-2996
  • Se Corner Of Town (Lat: 47.911361 Lon: -96.038361), Call Sign: KKI294, Licensee ID: L00041128
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.900 MHzGrant Date: 03/29/2014, Expiration Date: 05/09/2024Registrant: Red Lake County Cooperative Inc, Box 37, Brooks, MN 56715, Phone: (218) 698-4271
  • Along Soo Line Tracks 2.9 Mi Nw (Lat: 47.948583 Lon: -96.062806), Type: Pipe, Structure height: 0 m, Overall height: 3 m, Call Sign: WPAS785
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.520 MHzGrant Date: 08/28/2012, Expiration Date: 09/29/2022Registrant: Soo Systems Radio Communications Corporation, 120 South - 6th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402, Phone: (612) 904-6093, Fax: (612) 851-5688, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Plummer, On Red Lake Co Hwy 1, .4 Mile South Of Co Hwy 23 (Lat: 47.899278 Lon: -96.096250), Type: Tower, Structure height: 100.6 m, Overall height: 106.7 m, Call Sign: WQNJ492
    Assigned Frequencies: 6731.25 MHzGrant Date: 02/23/2011, Expiration Date: 02/23/2021, Certifier: Thomas E WalshRegistrant: Minnesota Dept Of Transportation, 395 John Ireland Blvd Ms730, St Paul, MN 55155, Phone: (651) 234-7973, Fax: (651) 234-7960, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KC0ABZ, Grant Date: 03/19/1997, Expiration Date: 03/19/2007, Cancellation Date: 03/20/2009, Registrant: Keith E Demarais, Plummer, MN 56748-0148

Most common first names in Plummer, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1078.0 years
Clarence675.5 years
Arthur587.4 years
William567.8 years
Carl480.7 years
Elmer479.3 years
Ida473.2 years
Henry476.3 years
Anna487.0 years
George368.7 years
Most common last names in Plummer, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hanson1074.3 years
Sorenson880.9 years
Eskeli878.2 years
Johnson785.6 years
Carlson576.8 years
Greenwald485.3 years
Mattison486.0 years
Jaeger467.3 years
Peterson481.5 years
Fredrickson484.0 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (42%)
  • Electricity (26%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (15%)
  • Utility gas (10%)
  • Wood (5%)

Plummer compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below 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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