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Population in 2012: 182 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.2%
 

Males: 106  (58.3%)
Females: 76  (41.7%)

Median resident age:  39.8 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip code: 56280

Estimated median household income in 2012: $46,757 (it was $21,250 in 2000)
Porter:

$46,757
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,248

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $41,777 (it was $34,400 in 2000)
Porter:

$41,777
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $57,347; Detached houses: $54,660; Townhouses or other attached units: $46,958; Mobile homes: $104,872

Median gross rent in 2012: $588.

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  • White alone - 180 (98.4%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (1.1%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.5%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Porter: 85.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (39.2%), Norwegian (25.7%), English (5.3%), Danish (3.5%), Dutch (2.9%), Polish (2.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1200 feet

Land area: 2.23 square miles.

Population density: 82 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Porter:

  • High school or higher: 92.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Porter city:

  • Never married: 16.6%
  • Now married: 57.9%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 11.0%
  • Divorced: 12.4%

7 residents are foreign born (2.6% Latin America, 1.1% North America).

This city:  3.7%
Minnesota:  7.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $654 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $488 (1.0%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (81.2 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (144.0 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (469.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Taunton, MN (2.4 miles ), Canby, MN (2.7 miles ), St. Leo, MN (2.8 miles) , Minneota, MN (3.2 miles ), Ivanhoe, MN (3.6 miles ), Hendricks, MN (4.0 miles ), Ghent, MN (4.0 miles ), Arco, MN (4.2 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $70,000
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $70,000
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $167,300
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $172,600

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Latitude: 44.64 N, Longitude: 96.17 W

Area code: 507

Porter household income distribution Porter home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.9%
Minnesota:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -20 (-9.5%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (28%)
  • Construction (26%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (13%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Manufacturing (26%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (2%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (27%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Electricians (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Religious workers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (14%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7%)
  • Religious workers (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)


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Tornado activity:

Porter-area historical tornado activity is above Minnesota state average. It is 76% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/7/1955, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.1 miles away from the Porter city center killed one person and injured 13 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/13/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 36.4 miles away from the city center killed 9 people and injured 150 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Porter-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 96% 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 71.6 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 71.9 miles away from Porter 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 86.5 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 62.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/19/2005 at 02:43:46, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 78.2 miles away from Porter center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Yellow Medicine County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Floods: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snow: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Porter:

  • MINNEOTA MANOR (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; MINNEOTA, MN)
  • MINNEOTA MANOR HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; MINNEOTA, MN)
  • DIVINE PROVIDENCE HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; IVANHOE, MN)

Political contributions by individuals in Porter, MN

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Porter:

  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 24 miles; Marshall, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,730)
  • South Dakota State University (about 38 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 9,084)
  • Ridgewater College (about 64 miles; Willmar, MN; FT enrollment: 2,670)
  • South Central College (about 110 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,118)
  • Gustavus Adolphus College (about 111 miles; Saint Peter, MN; FT enrollment: 2,501)
  • College of Saint Benedict (about 111 miles; Saint Joseph, MN; FT enrollment: 2,057)
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 113 miles; Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 12,138)

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Notable location: Porter Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Porter: Bethel Lutheran Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Yellow Medicine County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 8.0%

Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  54.7%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  10.5%
Whole state:  6.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Porter, MN

Porter compared to Minnesota state average:

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


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Porter travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (56%)
  • Electricity (29%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6%)
  • Utility gas (5%)
  • Wood (4%)

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1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Porter city (based on Yellow Medicine County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 90.98%
Here91.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodUnited Church of Christ
Adherents50.2%20.9%10.4%5.6%3.0%
Congregations31.3%9.4%12.5%9.4%3.1%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)United Methodist ChurchChristian and Missionary AllianceChristian Churches and Churches of ChristOther
Adherents2.6%2.3%1.9%1.5%1.6%
Congregations6.3%6.3%6.3%3.1%12.5%
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: 4
Yellow Medicine County:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Yellow Medicine County:

0.99 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Here:

6.92 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Here:

8.90 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

7.7%
State:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Yellow Medicine County:

27.0%
State:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.3%
Minnesota:

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 7$1,084
Firefighters 0$0 26$80
Sewerage 0$0 1$350
Totals for Government 0$0 34$1,514

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $33,000 ($181.32)
    Fire Protection: $27,000 ($148.35)
    Regular Highways: $14,000 ($76.92)
    General - Other: $9,000 ($49.45)
    Parks & Recreation: $6,000 ($32.97)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($21.98)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($21.98)
    Health Services - Other: $2,000 ($10.99)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($10.99)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash & Deposits: $126,000 ($692.31)
    Withdrawals: $1,000 ($5.49)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,000 ($21.98)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $20,000 ($109.89)
    Fire Protection: $5,000 ($27.47)
    Housing & Community Development: $4,000 ($21.98)
    Water Utilities: $4,000 ($21.98)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $47,000 ($258.24)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $7,000 ($38.46)
  • Employee Retirement - Interest Revenue: $10,000 ($54.95)
    From Other Government: $7,000 ($38.46)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $10,000 ($54.95)
    General Revenue, NEC: $4,000 ($21.98)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $28,000 ($153.85)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $45,000 ($247.25)
    All Other: $26,000 ($142.86)
  • Tax - Property: $27,000 ($148.35)
    NEC: $3,000 ($16.48)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $61,000 ($335.16)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $60,000 ($329.67)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $1,000 ($5.49)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $611,000 ($3357.14)

5.99% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,955 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.99%
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 Lyon County, MN  0.84% ($26,441 average AGI)
from Chippewa County, MN  0.49% ($21,450)
from Lac qui Parle County, MN  0.32% ($34,077)


7.16% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,915 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.16%
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 Chippewa County, MN  0.80% ($24,333 average AGI)
to Lyon County, MN  0.80% ($21,939)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.63% ($23,769)

Strongest AM radio stations in Porter:

  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • 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)
  • KMSD (1510 AM; 5 kW; MILBANK, SD; Owner: BIG STONE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KMHL (1400 AM; 1 kW; MARSHALL, MN; Owner: K M H L BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WBHR (660 AM; 10 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HERBERT M. HOPPE)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Porter:

  • KKCK (99.7 FM; MARSHALL, MN; Owner: KMHL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRSU (91.3 FM; APPLETON, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KNCM (88.5 FM; APPLETON, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KDBX (107.1 FM; CLEAR LAKE, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KARZ (107.5 FM; MARSHALL, MN; Owner: KMHL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KARL (105.1 FM; TRACY, MN; Owner: KMHL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K277AI (103.3 FM; RUSSELL, MN; Owner: CHRISTIAN HERITAGE BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Porter:

  • KWCM-TV (Channel 10; APPLETON, MN; Owner: WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA EDUCATIONAL TV COMPANY)

Porter fatal accident list:

May 4, 1977 03:34 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 3 meters (10ft)
Total costs: $172,000
Total average daily traffic: 3,274
Total average daily truck traffic: 360
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 3,600


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Scott Kirby, Porter Rpt, 307 N. Ash Ave. (Lat: 44.638139 Lon: -96.161139), Type: 39.6, Overall height: 39.6 m
    Registrant: 5123344100, Scott.Smyth@trillion.Net, 9208 WATERFORD CENTRE BLVD., #150
  • Scott Kirby, Porter Rpt, 307 N. Ash Ave. (Lat: 44.638139 Lon: -96.161139), Type: 39.6, Overall height: 39.6 m
    Registrant: 5123344100, Scott.Smyth@trillion.Net, 9208 WATERFORD CENTRE BLVD., #150


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 7

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