Ranier, Minnesota

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Population in 2013: 602 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +220.2%
Males: 317  (52.8%)
Females: 285  (47.2%)
Median resident age:  55.6 years
Minnesota median age:  37.7 years

Zip code: 56668

Estimated median household income in 2013: $53,721 (it was $39,375 in 2000)
Ranier:

$53,721
MN:

$60,702

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $26,592 (it was $20,784 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $111,856 (it was $76,100 in 2000)
Ranier:

$111,856
MN:

$180,100

Median gross rent in 2013: $753.

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  • Races in Ranier, MN (2010)

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    • 14197.2%White alone
    • 21.4%Hispanic
    • 10.7%Asian alone
    • 10.7%Two or more races
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Ranier: 80.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Norwegian (15.4%), Swedish (15.2%), English (9.6%), German (6.1%), French (4.9%), Irish (4.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 0.15 square miles.

Population density: 4,061 people per square mile   (average).

Ranier, Minnesota map

For population 25 years and over in Ranier:

  • High school or higher: 92.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.4%
  • Unemployed: 1.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ranier city:

  • Never married: 21.6%
  • Now married: 54.8%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 10.6%
  • Divorced: 11.1%

90 residents are foreign born (12.9% North America).

This city:

13.3%
Minnesota:

7.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $856 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $683 (0.8%)

Ranier satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Duluth, MN (139.1 miles , pop. 86,918).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (252.3 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (543.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: International Falls, MN (1.7 miles ), Littlefork, MN (4.2 miles ), Big Falls, MN (6.0 miles ), Nett Lake, MN (6.0 miles ), Orr, MN (6.7 miles ), Effie, MN (7.4 miles) , Baudette, MN (7.6 miles ), Cook, MN (7.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $30,000
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $30,000
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $111,900
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $40,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $50,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $60,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 48.61 N, Longitude: 93.35 W

Area code: 218

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

9.1%
Minnesota:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -14 (-6.9%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (25%)
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Information (4%)
  • Educational services (26%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Information (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (29%)
  • Sales and related occupations (21%)
  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (4%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (27%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (17%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (5%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (3%)

Average climate in Ranier, Minnesota

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Earthquake activity:

Ranier-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Minnesota state average. It is 94% 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 239.7 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 245.9 miles away from Ranier 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 255.8 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 419.4 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 261.8 miles away from Ranier 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 413.6 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 Koochiching County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Heavy Rains: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ranier topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Ranier:

  • RAINY LAKE MEDICAL CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 4 miles away; INTERNATIONAL FALLS, MN)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - INTERNATIONAL FALLS (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; INTERNATIONAL FALLS, MN)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN HOME CARE OF INTL FALLS (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; INTERNATIONAL FALLS, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ranier:

  • Bemidji State University (about 106 miles; Bemidji, MN; Full-time enrollment: 4,316)
  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 134 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,717)
  • The College of Saint Scholastica (about 138 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,762)
  • University of Minnesota-Duluth (about 138 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 10,612)
  • Lake Superior College (about 139 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • University of Wisconsin-Superior (about 144 miles; Superior, WI; FT enrollment: 2,302)
  • Central Lakes College-Brainerd (about 162 miles; Brainerd, MN; FT enrollment: 3,371)

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Koochiching County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 3.3%
(3.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  1.8 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  57.1%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  2.9%
Whole state:  6.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported
17 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
13 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Ranier compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median house value 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.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.4
Minnesota average:

10.7

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (75%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Ranier city (based on Koochiching County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic2,7993
Mainline Protestant2,3857
Evangelical Protestant1,24619
Other1232
None6,758-
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
Koochiching County:

2.98 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Koochiching County:

11.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Here:

11.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.9%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Koochiching County:

26.4%
Minnesota:

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

13.7%
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$5,633
Streets and Highways 1$2,828$33,9360$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 2$624
Other and Unallocable 1$3,458$41,4969$5,982
Totals for Government 2$6,286$37,71618$12,239

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

  • Current Operations - Liquor Stores: $334,000 ($554.82)
    Water Utilities: $182,000 ($302.33)
    Parks & Recreation: $30,000 ($49.83)
    Financial Administration: $24,000 ($39.87)
    Regular Highways: $23,000 ($38.21)
    General - Other: $12,000 ($19.93)
    Police Protection: $4,000 ($6.64)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($3.32)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($3.32)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $12,000 ($19.93)
    Liquor Stores: $6,000 ($9.97)
    Water Utilities: $1,000 ($1.66)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $190,000 ($315.61)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($4.98)

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

  • Charges - Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($4.98)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $10,000 ($16.61)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $44,000 ($73.09)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($1.66)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $362,000 ($601.33)
    Water Utilities: $191,000 ($317.28)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $23,000 ($38.21)
    All Other: $2,000 ($3.32)
  • Tax - Property: $23,000 ($38.21)
    NEC: $1,000 ($1.66)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $59,000 ($98.01)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $51,000 ($84.72)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $8,000 ($13.29)

3.76% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,604 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.76%
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 St. Louis County, MN  0.52% ($35,185 average AGI)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.31% ($17,938)
from Beltrami County, MN  0.19% ($21,000)


4.40% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,909 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.40%
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 St. Louis County, MN  0.44% ($35,087 average AGI)
to Beltrami County, MN  0.30% ($26,688)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.28% ($19,333)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ranier:

  • KGHS (1230 AM; 0 kW; INTERNATIONAL FALLS, MN; Owner: QUARNSTROM MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WNMT (650 AM; 10 kW; NASHWAUK, MN; Owner: MIDWEST RADIO NETWORK, L.L.C.)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WDSM (710 AM; 10 kW; SUPERIOR, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • WWJC (850 AM; daytime; 10 kW; DULUTH, MN; Owner: WWJC, INC.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ranier:

  • K249BK (97.7 FM; INTERNATIONAL FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KSDM (104.1 FM; INTERNATIONAL FALLS, MN; Owner: QUARNSTROM MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • K201CN (88.1 FM; INTERNATIONAL FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KXBR (91.9 FM; INTERNATIONAL FALLS, MN; Owner: HEARTLAND CHRISTIAN BROADCASTERS)
  • KBHW (99.5 FM; INTERNATIONAL FALLS, MN; Owner: HEARTLAND CHRISTIAN BROADCASTERS)

TV broadcast stations around Ranier:

  • K49BU (Channel 49; INTERNATIONAL FALLS, MN; Owner: COUNTY OF KOOCHICHING)
  • K51CM (Channel 70; INTERNATIONAL FALLS, MN; Owner: COUNTY OF KOOCHICHING)
  • K53CQ (Channel 53; INTERNATIONAL FALLS, MN; Owner: COUNTY OF KOOCHICHING)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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  • Patrick J Naughton, Ranier Depot (Lat: 48.614667 Lon: -93.349583), Type: 50.3, Overall height: 50.3 m
    Registrant: 2187414723, Pmnaught@virginiamn.Com, 3192 SO. POKEGAMA RD.
  • Tracy Drunasky, Harbor Lane (Lat: 48.597889 Lon: -93.194639), Type: 82.3, Structure height: 27071 m, Overall height: 76.2 m, Licensee ID: L
    Registrant: 9067745839, Kstoner@minnesotatowers.Com, N3054 FUMEE LAKE DRIVE
  • Karen Stoner, Harbor Lane (Lat: 48.597889 Lon: -93.194639), Type: 79.2, Structure height: 27071 m, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 6086441449, Tdrunasky@edgeconsult.Com, 624 WATER STREET
  • Michael K O'Connell, Ranier Depot (Lat: 48.614667 Lon: -93.349583), Type: 50.3, Structure height: 27071 m, Overall height: 50.3 m
    Registrant: 2187414723, Pmnaught@virginiamn.Com, 3192 SO. POKEGAMA RD.
  • Theodore K Kalick, Ranier Depot (Lat: 48.614667 Lon: -93.349583), Type: 50.3, Structure height: 27071 m, Overall height: 50.3 m
    Registrant: 2023477196, Licensing_manager@cn.Ca, 601 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, N.W. North- Building, Suite 500
  • Theodore K Kalick, Ranier Depot (Lat: 48.614667 Lon: -93.349583), Type: 50.3, Structure height: 27071 m, Overall height: 50.3 m
    Registrant: 2023477196, Licensing_manager@cn.Ca, 601 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, N.W. North- Building, Suite 500

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Duluth Winnipeg And Pacific Railway Sta (Lat: 48.614639 Lon: -92.349583), Call Sign: KLV227
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.205 MHz, 161.205 MHz, 161.415 MHz, 161.415 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/02/2004, Expiration Date: 08/16/2014, Certifier: Theodore K Kalick
    Registrant: Canadian National, 601 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., North Building, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20004, Phone: (202) 347-7196, Fax: (202) 347-8237, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • RANIER, Ranier Depot (Lat: 48.614667 Lon: -93.349583), Type: Tower, Structure height: 50.3 m, Call Sign: WQMI911
    Assigned Frequencies: 6226.89 MHz, 6785.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/19/2010, Expiration Date: 08/19/2020, Certifier: Michael K Oconnell
    Registrant: Illinois Central Railroad Company, 17641 S Ashland Ave, Homewood, IL 60430, Phone: (708) 332-6739, Fax: (708) 332-6669, Email:
  • RANIER, Ranier Depot (Lat: 48.614667 Lon: -93.349583), Type: Tower, Structure height: 50.3 m, Call Sign: WAQ642
    Assigned Frequencies: 6770.00 MHz, 6755.00 MHz, 6226.89 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/16/2009, Expiration Date: 12/06/2019, Cancellation Date: 09/21/2012
    Registrant: Duluth Winnepeg And Pacific Railway, 17641 S Ashland Ave, Homewood, IL 60430, Phone: (708) 332-6739, Fax: (708) 332-6669, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • Ranier Depot (Lat: 48.614667 Lon: -93.349583), Type: Bridg, Structure height: 4.6 m, Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WQOF621
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.800 MHz, 156.650 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/12/2011, Expiration Date: 09/12/2021, Certifier: Theodore K Kalick
    Registrant: Canadian National, 601 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., North Building, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20004, Phone: (202) 347-7196, Fax: (202) 347-8237, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KB0OAO, Licensee ID: L00892284
    Grant Date: 07/14/2004, Expiration Date: 07/15/2014, Certifier: Andrew N Hedlund
    Registrant: Andrew N Hedlund, Ranier, MN 56649
  • Call Sign: KB0RLM, Licensee ID: L00988244
    Grant Date: 03/09/2005, Expiration Date: 03/13/2015, Certifier: Lorraine V Hedlund
    Registrant: Lorraine V Hedlund, Ranier, MN 56668

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-105 SPECIAL (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 108T , Serial Number: 18-2222, Year manufactured: 1952, Airworthiness Date: 06/06/1963
    Registrant (Individual): James K Brown, Po Box 212, Ranier, MN 56668
  • Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 21623 , Serial Number: 2463, Year manufactured: 1938, Airworthiness Date: 08/04/1959
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, Box 66, Ranier, MN 56668
  • Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 24654 , Serial Number: 3327, Year manufactured: 1939, Airworthiness Date: 03/14/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Timothy P Lessard, Po Box 95, Ranier, MN 56668
  • Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7008H , Serial Number: 20253, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 05/08/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Richard P Lavigne, Box 92, Ranier, MN 56668
  • Aircraft: PIPER J3C-90 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C90 SERIES (95 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 70675 , Serial Number: 17695, Year manufactured: 1946
    Registrant (Individual): Kim M Lessard, Box 66, Ranier, MN 56668

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