Searles, Minnesota

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Population in 2010: 171.
Males: 92  (54.2%)
Females: 79  (45.8%)
Median resident age:

61.9 years
Minnesota median age:

38.4 years
Estimated median household income in 2019: $63,937
Searles:

$63,937
MN:

$74,593

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $32,399

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $156,350
Searles:

$156,350
MN:

$246,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $175,292; detached houses: $174,841

Median gross rent in 2019: $743.

March 2019 cost of living index in Searles: 87.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 0.7%

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  • Races in Searles, MN (2019)
    • 26697.4%White alone
    • 41.5%Hispanic
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Ancestries: German (82.5%), Danish (5.7%), Norwegian (4.7%), Swedish (1.9%), Swiss (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 990 feet

3 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.1%
Minnesota:

8.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,262 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $841 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Eden Prairie, MN (64.6 miles , pop. 54,901).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (76.7 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (379.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Courtland, MN (2.3 miles ),
New Ulm, MN (2.4 miles ),
Hanska, MN (2.5 miles ),
Madelia, MN (3.5 miles ),
Nicollet, MN (3.5 miles ),
La Salle, MN (3.6 miles),
Lake Crystal, MN (3.7 miles ),
Sleepy Eye, MN (3.9 miles )

Latitude: 44.23 N, Longitude: 94.43 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 507

Distribution of median household income in Searles, MN in 2019
Distribution of house value in Searles, MN in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.3%
Minnesota:

3.9%

Tornado activity:

Searles-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 38% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/29/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.6 miles away from the Searles place center killed one person and injured 19 people and caused $75 million in damages.

On 8/24/2006, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.6 miles away from the place center killed one person and injured 37 people and caused $24 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Searles-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 98% greater 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 126.9 miles away from Searles center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 135.2 miles away from Searles center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 246.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 245.5 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 160.5 miles away from Searles 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 203.1 miles away from Searles center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Brown County (18) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 4, Winds: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Searles:

  • BROWN COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; NEW ULM, MN)
  • MBW ON CENTER (Hospital, about 6 miles away; NEW ULM, MN)
  • IMMANUEL ST JOSEPHS - NEW ULM (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; NEW ULM, MN)
  • MADELIA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 13 miles away; MADELIA, MN)
  • REM HEARTLAND INC MADELIA (Hospital, about 13 miles away; MADELIA, MN)
  • LUTHER MEMORIAL HOME (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; MADELIA, MN)
  • SLEEPY EYE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; SLEEPY EYE, MN)

Airports located in Searles:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Searles:

  • South Central College (about 20 miles; North Mankato, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,726)
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 23 miles; Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 13,940)
  • Gustavus Adolphus College (about 24 miles; Saint Peter, MN; FT enrollment: 2,496)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 61 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • St Olaf College (about 64 miles; Northfield, MN; FT enrollment: 3,141)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 68 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 3,711)
  • Normandale Community College (about 69 miles; Bloomington, MN; FT enrollment: 7,048)

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Brown County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.2 people
Minnesota:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

73.0%
Whole state:

64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

6.8%
Whole state:

6.9%


No gay or lesbian households reported

7 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010

For population 15 years and over in Searles:

Marital status in Searles, MN
  • Never married: 13.5%
  • Now married: 42.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 20.0%
  • Divorced: 24.5%

For population 25 years and over in Searles:

  • High school or higher: 96.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.6
Minnesota average:

10.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Searles, MN (based on Brown County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic10,7787
Evangelical Protestant6,54716
Mainline Protestant5,75015
Other752
None2,743-
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: 6
Brown County:

2.31 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
This county:

3.85 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 24
Brown County:

9.24 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

7.6%
State:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.4%
State:

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

11.4%
Minnesota:

13.0%

4.89% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,055 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.89%
Minnesota average:

7.17%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Nicollet County, MN  0.53% ($48,441 average AGI)
to Blue Earth County, MN  0.51% ($36,860)
to Redwood County, MN  0.31% ($39,412)

Strongest AM radio stations in Searles:

  • KNUJ (860 AM; 1 kW; NEW ULM, MN)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • 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)
  • KTOE (1420 AM; 5 kW; MANKATO, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KYSM (1230 AM; 1 kW; MANKATO, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WMNN (1330 AM; 10 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO.)
  • KSMM (1530 AM; 9 kW; SHAKOPEE, MN; Owner: STARBOARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDHL (920 AM; 5 kW; FARIBAULT, MN; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBHR (660 AM; 10 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HERBERT M. HOPPE)

Strongest FM radio stations in Searles:

  • KEEZ-FM (99.1 FM; MANKATO, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KXLP (93.1 FM; NEW ULM, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KGAC (90.5 FM; ST. PETER, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KDOG (96.7 FM; NORTH MANKATO, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY BROADCASTING, CO.)
  • KNGA (91.5 FM; ST. PETER, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KNUJ-FM (107.3 FM; SLEEPY EYE, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • K230AI (93.9 FM; NEW ULM, MN; Owner: NEW ULM CHRISTIAN RADIO)
  • KXAC (100.5 FM; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KRRW (101.5 FM; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KYSM-FM (103.5 FM; MANKATO, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KMSU (89.7 FM; MANKATO, MN; Owner: MANKATO STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • K206DI (89.1 FM; NICOLLET, MN; Owner: REFUGE MEDIA GROUP)
  • K274AL (102.7 FM; MANKATO, MN; Owner: REFUGE MEDIA GROUP)

TV broadcast stations around Searles:

  • K30FN (Channel 30; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TELEVISION ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN MINNESOTA)
  • K16CG (Channel 16; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K21DG (Channel 21; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K24CP (Channel 24; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K26CS (Channel 26; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K35DC (Channel 35; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K42AV (Channel 42; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K44AD (Channel 60; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K46AA (Channel 46; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K48AA (Channel 48; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K50AB (Channel 50; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K52AB (Channel 52; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K54AC (Channel 54; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K14KE (Channel 14; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MINNESOTA)
  • K19CA (Channel 19; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: UNITED COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • K40BU (Channel 40; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • KEYC-TV (Channel 12; MANKATO, MN; Owner: UNITED COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • K22AE (Channel 22; NEW ULM, MN; Owner: OGDEN BROADCASTING OF MINNESOTA, INC)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 43ft / 13.5mTotal length
  • 5,401Total average daily traffic
  • 598Total average daily truck traffic
  • 6,033Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Searles, MN
  • 51.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 35.8%Electricity
  • 6.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.5%No fuel used
  • 1.7%Utility gas
  • 1.7%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Searles, MN
  • 66.7%Electricity
  • 33.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Searles compared to Minnesota state average:

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