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Population in 2012: 494 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -0.6%
 

Males: 252  (51.1%)
Females: 242  (48.9%)

Median resident age:  37.1 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip codes: 56579.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $44,210 (it was $31,058 in 2000)
Rothsay:

$44,210
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,526

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $72,627 (it was $38,000 in 2000)
Rothsay:

$72,627
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $92,887; Detached houses: $104,955; Townhouses or other attached units: $11,227; In 2-unit structures: $67,362; Mobile homes: $29,671

Median gross rent in 2012: $445.

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  • White alone - 486 (98.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (0.8%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.4%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Rothsay: 85.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (35.8%), Norwegian (32.5%), French (6.6%), Swedish (6.3%), United States (5.1%), Polish (1.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1209 feet

Land area: 4.02 square miles.

Population density: 123 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Rothsay:

  • High school or higher: 83.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.4%
  • Unemployed: 2.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rothsay city:

  • Never married: 29.3%
  • Now married: 47.2%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 12.9%
  • Divorced: 8.3%

6 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.2%
Minnesota:  7.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,385 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $909 (1.2%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (37.2 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (179.0 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (533.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Erhard, MN (3.0 miles) , Elizabeth, MN (3.1 miles) , Pelican Rapids, MN (3.4 miles ), Foxhome, MN (3.7 miles) , Barnesville, MN (3.7 miles ), Fergus Falls, MN (4.1 miles ), Kent, MN (4.4 miles) , Breckenridge, MN (4.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $45,000
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $65,500
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $63,300
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $90,000
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $70,000
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $95,000
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $160,000
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $108,300
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $124,000
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $200,000

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Latitude: 46.47 N, Longitude: 96.28 W

Area code: 218

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.8%
Minnesota:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +39 (+8.5%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (9%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Art and design workers (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Child care workers (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Rothsay-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 37% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/20/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 27.5 miles away from the Rothsay city center killed 10 people and injured 103 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 7/2/1955, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 24.8 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 19 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rothsay-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above 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 56.9 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 55.4 miles away from Rothsay 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 55.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Wilkin County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 4

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

  • ESSENTIA HEALTH ST MARYS (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Church, about 10 miles away; DETROIT LAKES, MN)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; PELICAN RAPIDS, MN)
  • PELICAN VALLEY HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; PELICAN RAPIDS, MN)

Political contributions by individuals in Rothsay, MN

Airports located in Rothsay:


Local government website: www.rothsay.org

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rothsay:

  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 16 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,462)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 36 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 5,882)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 36 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,740)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 39 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 11,679)
  • Bemidji State University (about 97 miles; Bemidji, MN; FT enrollment: 3,658)
  • Central Lakes College-Brainerd (about 99 miles; Brainerd, MN; FT enrollment: 2,341)
  • University of North Dakota (about 107 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 10,215)

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Notable locations in Rothsay: Rothsay (A), Rothsay Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Rothsay include: Hamar Lutheran Church (A), Our Savior's Church (B), Rothsay Baptist Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Hamar Cemetery (1), Our Saviors Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Comfort Zone Inn (412 Center Street North).

 
Wilkin 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 2012: 11.3%
(12.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  66.4%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.1%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Rothsay, MN

Rothsay 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.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Rothsay travel time to work - commute


Rothsay mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (44%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (25%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (19%)
  • Utility gas (8%)
  • Other fuel (3%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Rothsay city (based on Wilkin County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 72.57%
Here72.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchOther
Adherents41.7%29.7%12.0%7.8%8.9%
Congregations27.8%11.1%16.7%11.1%33.3%
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 convenience stores (with gas): 3
Wilkin County:

4.68 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Here:

6.24 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.4%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Wilkin County:

27.6%
State:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Wilkin County:

3.0%
State:

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
Financial Administration 1$2,063$24,7560$0
Streets and Highways 1$2,752$33,0240$0
Sewerage 1$2,907$34,8840$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$106
Totals for Government 3$7,722$30,8881$106

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $7,000 ($14.17)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $47,000 ($95.14)
    Regular Highways: $44,000 ($89.07)
    Fire Protection: $39,000 ($78.95)
    Sewerage: $33,000 ($66.80)
    Solid Waste Management: $28,000 ($56.68)
    General - Other: $22,000 ($44.53)
    Financial Administration: $18,000 ($36.44)
    Parks & Recreation: $14,000 ($28.34)
    Police Protection: $10,000 ($20.24)
    Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($10.12)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $31,000 ($62.75)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Housing & Community Development: $29,000 ($58.70)
    Sewerage: $11,000 ($22.27)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($4.05)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($2.02)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($2.02)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $88,000 ($178.14)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $17,000 ($34.41)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $45,000 ($91.09)
    Solid Waste Management: $31,000 ($62.75)
    All Other: $16,000 ($32.39)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($4.05)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $185,000 ($374.49)
    Special Assessments: $35,000 ($70.85)
    Interest Earnings: $14,000 ($28.34)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $58,000 ($117.41)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $87,000 ($176.11)
    All Other: $8,000 ($16.19)
  • Tax - Property: $140,000 ($283.40)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $323,000 ($653.85)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $475,000 ($961.54)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $145,000 ($293.52)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $315,000 ($637.65)
    Other, NEC: $310,000 ($627.53)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $20,000 ($40.49)
    Water Utilities: $8,000 ($16.19)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $314,000 ($635.63)

5.84% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,442 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.84%
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 Richland County, ND  1.91% ($36,549 average AGI)
from Otter Tail County, MN  1.27% ($29,941)
from Cass County, ND  0.60% ($44,625)


8.07% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($72,412 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.07%
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 Otter Tail County, MN  1.46% ($220,625 average AGI)
to Cass County, ND  1.24% ($28,059)
to Richland County, ND  1.21% ($75,303)

Strongest AM radio stations in Rothsay:

  • KBRF (1250 AM; 10 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFGO (790 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KQWB (1660 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KJJK (1020 AM; 2 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KVOX (1280 AM; 5 kW; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDAY (970 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KBMW (1450 AM; 1 kW; BRECKENRIDGE, MN; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rothsay:

  • KZCR (103.3 FM; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC)
  • KBOT (104.1 FM; PELICAN RAPIDS, MN; Owner: WASHINGTON RADIO, INC,)
  • KLTA (105.1 FM; BRECKENRIDGE, MN; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KEGK (106.9 FM; WAHPETON, ND; Owner: GUDERIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFAB-FM (92.7 FM; KINDRED, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KNWF (91.5 FM; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KRVI (95.1 FM; DETROIT LAKES, MN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KVOX-FM (99.9 FM; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KJJK-FM (96.5 FM; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • KCCM-FM (91.1 FM; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KQWB-FM (98.7 FM; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KCCD (90.3 FM; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)

TV broadcast stations around Rothsay:

  • K49FA (Channel 49; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA ED. TV CORP.)
  • KVRR (Channel 15; FARGO, ND; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • K56ET (Channel 56; FARGO, ND; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K41CS (Channel 41; ERHARD, MN; Owner: RURAL SVCS OF CENTRAL MINNESOTA, INC)
  • K43CS (Channel 43; ERHARD, MN; Owner: RURAL SVCS OF CENTRAL MINNESOTA, INC)
  • K51DC (Channel 51; ERHARD, MN; Owner: RURAL SVCS OF CENTRAL MINNESOTA, INC)
  • K31CH (Channel 31; ERHARD, MN; Owner: RURAL SVCS OF CENTRAL MINNESOTA, INC)
  • K39CJ (Channel 39; ERHARD, MN; Owner: RURAL SVCS OF CENTRAL MINNESOTA, INC)

Rothsay fatal accident list:

May 3, 2010 01:39 PM, Center St 0456000052, Lat: 46.47484167, Lon: -96.28068611, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jun 26, 1997 04:55 PM, 26, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 19 meters (62ft)
Total average daily traffic: 16,500
Total average daily truck traffic: 2,278

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CHAMPION 7EC (Category: Land, Seats: 3, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C90 SERIES (95 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4316C , Serial Number: 7EC-317, Year manufactured: 1955, Airworthiness Date: 06/19/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Shawn T Norman, 2510 200th St, Rothsay, MN 56579


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 15
  • Hazardous Condition: 1
  • Service Call: 6

Incident types - Rothsay


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Most common first names in Rothsay, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1076.7 years
Arthur1086.7 years
Alfred880.0 years
Clara786.8 years
Walter676.7 years
Anna588.6 years
Helen581.8 years
Agnes585.2 years
Inga587.2 years
Carl584.6 years
Most common last names in Rothsay, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson978.6 years
Wigdahl880.1 years
Hovland884.5 years
Nelson880.7 years
Brenden886.4 years
Honrud783.8 years
Amundson777.6 years
Larson782.3 years
Shirley775.3 years
Heggen681.5 years
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