Porter, Minnesota

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Population in 2013: 184 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -3.2%
 
Males: 109  (59.4%)
Females: 75  (40.6%)
Median resident age:  41.1 years
Minnesota median age:  37.7 years

Zip code: 56280

Estimated median household income in 2013: $47,957 (it was $21,250 in 2000)
Porter:

$47,957
MN:

$60,702

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $25,147 (it was $12,910 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $43,132 (it was $34,400 in 2000)
Porter:

$43,132
MN:

$180,100

Median gross rent in 2013: $719.

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  • Races in Porter, MN (2010)

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    • 18098.4%White alone
    • 21.1%Hispanic
    • 10.5%Asian alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Porter: 86.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (38.4%), Norwegian (24.6%), English (4.4%), Danish (3.4%), Swedish (3.4%), Dutch (2.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1200 feet

Land area: 2.23 square miles.

Population density: 83 people per square mile   (very low).

Porter, Minnesota map

For population 25 years and over in Porter:

  • High school or higher: 92.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 7.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Porter city:

  • Never married: 17.9%
  • Now married: 59.0%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 13.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $634 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $514 (1.1%)

Porter satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $70,000
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $167,300
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $172,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 44.64 N, Longitude: 96.17 W

Area code: 507

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

4.2%
Minnesota:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -20 (-9.5%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (23%)
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Wholesale trade (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Manufacturing (26%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (20%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Transportation occupations (13%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (32%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Average climate in Porter, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Porter-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 18% 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 slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 83% 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 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 162.9 miles away from Porter 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 the city 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 188.0 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 86.5 miles away from Porter center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 712.6 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

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: Floods: 12, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Porter topographic map

Hospitals and 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)
  • HENDRICKS COMM C NC UNIT (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; HENDRICKS, MN)
  • HENDRICKS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; HENDRICKS, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Porter:

  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 24 miles; Marshall, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,711)
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College (about 32 miles; Granite Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,225)
  • South Dakota State University (about 38 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)
  • Ridgewater College (about 64 miles; Willmar, MN; FT enrollment: 3,288)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 80 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • Alexandria Technical & Community College (about 94 miles; Alexandria, MN; FT enrollment: 2,324)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 109 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 74.1. This is about average.

City:

74.1
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 32.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.0
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.37. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 21.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.37
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 8.5%
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

Porter compared to Minnesota state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.9
Minnesota average:

10.7

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (53%)
  • Electricity (36%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant5,64716
Catholic2,2743
Evangelical Protestant1,80615
None711-
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: 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
Yellow Medicine County:

6.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.7%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Yellow Medicine County:

27.0%
Minnesota:

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

13.3%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$1,000
Totals for Government 0$0 7$1,000

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $33,000 ($179.35)
    Fire Protection: $27,000 ($146.74)
    Regular Highways: $14,000 ($76.09)
    General - Other: $9,000 ($48.91)
    Parks & Recreation: $6,000 ($32.61)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($21.74)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($21.74)
    Health Services - Other: $2,000 ($10.87)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($10.87)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash & Deposits: $126,000 ($684.78)
    Withdrawals: $1,000 ($5.43)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,000 ($21.74)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $20,000 ($108.70)
    Fire Protection: $5,000 ($27.17)
    Housing & Community Development: $4,000 ($21.74)
    Water Utilities: $4,000 ($21.74)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $47,000 ($255.43)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $7,000 ($38.04)
  • Employee Retirement - Interest Revenue: $10,000 ($54.35)
    From Other Government: $7,000 ($38.04)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $10,000 ($54.35)
    General Revenue, NEC: $4,000 ($21.74)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $28,000 ($152.17)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $45,000 ($244.57)
    All Other: $26,000 ($141.30)
  • Tax - Property: $27,000 ($146.74)
    NEC: $3,000 ($16.30)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $61,000 ($331.52)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $60,000 ($326.09)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $1,000 ($5.43)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $611,000 ($3320.65)

4.79% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,327 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.79%
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 Lyon County, MN  0.88% ($31,108 average AGI)
from Chippewa County, MN  0.36% ($20,733)
from Renville County, MN  0.33% ($58,929)


6.23% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,004 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.23%
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 Lyon County, MN  1.00% ($32,558 average AGI)
to Chippewa County, MN  0.77% ($25,697)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.30% ($32,077)

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 persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 3m10ftTotal length
  • $172,000Total costs
  • 3,274Total average daily traffic
  • 360Total average daily truck traffic
  • 3,600Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

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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