Solway, Minnesota

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Population in 2019: 95 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +37.7%
Males: 47  (50.0%)
Females: 48  (50.0%)
Median resident age:

44.3 years
Minnesota median age:

38.4 years

Zip code: 56678

Estimated median household income in 2019: $69,740 (it was $25,625 in 2000)
Solway:

$69,740
MN:

$74,593

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $32,995 (it was $19,912 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $168,029 (it was $52,500 in 2000)
Solway:

$168,029
MN:

$246,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $175,138; detached houses: $192,897; mobile homes: $82,041
March 2019 cost of living index in Solway: 87.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 6.0%
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  • Races in Solway, MN (2019)
    • 7892.9%White alone
    • 33.6%Hispanic
    • 22.4%Two or more races



According to our research of Minnesota and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Solway, Minnesota as of August 19, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Solway is 95 to 1.


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Ancestries: Norwegian (41.5%), American (22.0%), German (9.8%), English (7.3%), Scotch-Irish (7.3%), Irish (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1440 feet

Land area: 1.03 square miles.

Population density: 92 people per square mile   (very low).

Solway, Minnesota map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Solway city:

1.7% ($917)
Minnesota:

1.1% ($1,297)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (90.7 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (197.9 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (536.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Shevlin, MN (2.5 miles),
Wilton, MN (2.5 miles),
Leonard, MN (3.4 miles),
Bemidji, MN (3.5 miles ),
Bagley, MN (3.6 miles ),
Turtle River, MN (4.2 miles),
Clearbrook, MN (4.3 miles ),
Ebro, MN (4.3 miles)

Latitude: 47.52 N, Longitude: 95.13 W

Area code: 218

Distribution of median household income in Solway, MN in 2019
Distribution of house value in Solway, MN in 2019

Solway satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.3%
Minnesota:

3.9%

Average climate in Solway, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Solway-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Minnesota state average. It is 56% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/6/2008, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 37.7 miles away from the Solway city center .

On 8/5/1981, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 13.7 miles away from the city center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Solway-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 42% 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 135.1 miles away from Solway center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 139.1 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 307.7 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 145.3 miles away from Solway center
On 2/7/2020 at 18:30:28, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 ML) earthquake occurred 112.4 miles away from Solway center
On 1/9/2020 at 18:16:48, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 MB) earthquake occurred 114.5 miles away from Solway center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Beltrami County (19) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 15, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 5, Winds: 4, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Solway topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Solway:

  • SANFORD DIALYSIS BEMIDJI (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; BEMIDJI, MN)
  • NORTH COUNTRY HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; BEMIDJI, MN)
  • SANFORD BEMIDJI MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 11 miles away; BEMIDJI, MN)
  • NEILSON PLACE (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; BEMIDJI, MN)
  • BELTRAMI NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; BEMIDJI, MN)
  • HAVENWOOD CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; BEMIDJI, MN)
  • GOOD SAM SOCTY HM CARE BEMIDJI (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; BEMIDJI, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Solway:

  • Bemidji State University (about 13 miles; Bemidji, MN; Full-time enrollment: 4,316)
  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 64 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,717)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 90 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 90 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 90 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Central Lakes College-Brainerd (about 92 miles; Brainerd, MN; FT enrollment: 3,371)
  • University of North Dakota (about 95 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 12,858)

Public elementary/middle school in Solway:

  • SOLWAY ELEMENTARY (Location: 159 LOMEN AVE NE, Grades: 1-5)

Points of interest:

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

Churches in Solway include: Solway Lutheran Church (A), Solway Bible Chapel (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beltrami County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This city:

3.0 people
Minnesota:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

81.3%
Whole state:

64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

15.6%
Whole state:

6.9%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Solway:

Marital status in Solway, MN
  • Never married: 17.1%
  • Now married: 70.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 5.6%
  • Divorced: 7.3%

For population 25 years and over in Solway:

  • High school or higher: 92.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.2%
  • Unemployed: 7.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.5
Minnesota average:

10.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Solway
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Solway, MN (based on Beltrami County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic7,20012
Mainline Protestant6,59120
Evangelical Protestant4,47131
Other7135
None25,467-
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: 7
Beltrami County:

1.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Beltrami County:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 25
Beltrami County:

5.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 30
Beltrami County:

6.91 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

7.0%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.9%
State:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

20.4%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Solway:

50.9%
Minnesota:

50.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Solway:

51.2%
State:

48.4%

Average BMI:
Solway:

29.0
Minnesota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Solway:

19.6%
State:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Solway:

9.8%
Minnesota:

9.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Solway:

6.9
Minnesota:

6.8

Overweight people:
Solway:

43.2%
Minnesota:

33.5%

General health condition:
This city:

57.0%
Minnesota:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.4%
Minnesota:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Solway, MN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
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$1,735
Financial Administration 0$0 1$446
Totals for Government 0$0 8$2,181

Solway government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $31,000 ($326.32)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $16,000 ($168.42)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($31.58)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($31.58)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,000 ($21.05)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $2,000 ($21.05)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($21.05)

Solway government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $1,000 ($10.53)
    Other: $1,000 ($10.53)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,000 ($10.53)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,000 ($21.05)
    Interest Earnings: $0 ($0.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $11,000 ($115.79)
    General Local Government Support: $10,000 ($105.26)
  • Tax - Property: $14,000 ($147.37)
    Other License: $2,000 ($21.05)

5.96% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($44,707 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.96%
Minnesota average:

7.10%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Hubbard County, MN  0.57% ($42,957 average AGI)
from Cass County, MN  0.43% ($37,217)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.35% ($40,649)


6.35% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,063 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.35%
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 Hubbard County, MN  0.70% ($49,877 average AGI)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.44% ($36,514)
to Cass County, MN  0.36% ($33,328)

Strongest AM radio stations in Solway:

  • KKBJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: R.P. BROADCASTING)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KBUN (1450 AM; 1 kW; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: PAUL BUNYAN BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KKCQ (1480 AM; 5 kW; FOSSTON, MN; Owner: PINE TO PRAIRIE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WNMT (650 AM; 10 kW; NASHWAUK, MN; Owner: MIDWEST RADIO NETWORK, L.L.C.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KQWB (1660 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)

Strongest FM radio stations in Solway:

  • KKZY (95.5 FM; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: BG BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KBHP (101.1 FM; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: PAUL BUNYAN BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KKBJ-FM (103.7 FM; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: R.P. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBJI (98.3 FM; BLACKDUCK, MN; Owner: R.P. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCRB-FM (88.5 FM; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KNBJ (91.3 FM; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KKEQ (107.1 FM; FOSSTON, MN; Owner: PINE TO PRAIRIE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKCQ-FM (96.7 FM; BAGLEY, MN; Owner: PINE TO PRAIRIE BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Solway:

  • KAWE (Channel 9; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: NORTHERN MINNESOTA PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K28DD (Channel 28; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K30DK (Channel 30; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KFTC (Channel 26; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • K59FR (Channel 59; RED LAKE, MN; Owner: RED LAKE BAND OF CHIPPEWA INDIANS)
  • K61CM (Channel 61; RED LAKE, MN; Owner: RED LAKE BAND OF CHIPPEWA INDIANS)

Solway fatal accident list:

Aug 27, 1982 05:33 PM, 5, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 7ft / 1.6mTotal length
  • 430Total average daily traffic
  • 380Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Solway)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 47.506889 Lon: -95.083611, Call Sign: KNGT803, Licensee ID: L00038335,
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.250 MHz, Grant Date: 04/25/2003, Expiration Date: 05/11/2013, Cancellation Date: 07/13/2013, Registrant: Northwood Panelboard Company, 4409 Northwoods Road, Bemidji, MN 56601, Phone: (218) 751-2023, Fax: (128) 751-0508, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • SOLWAY, 6.90 Nm On A T. Bearing Of 278.66 Degrees From Arp Of Moberg Air Base (Lat: 47.516861 Lon: -95.113000), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: WQPP346,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6197.24 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, Grant Date: 07/11/2012, Expiration Date: 07/11/2022, Certifier: Gregory M Romano, Registrant: Verizon, 1300 I St Nw - Suite 500 East, Washington, DC 20005, Phone: (202) 515-2453, Email:
  • SOLWAY, 1.5 Mi North Of (Lat: 47.544750 Lon: -95.129222), Type: Mast, Structure height: 32 m, Call Sign: WQRX689, Licensee ID: L00001677,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6585.62 MHz, Grant Date: 08/12/2013, Expiration Date: 08/12/2023, Certifier: Matt Hohman, Registrant: Otter Tail Power Company, 215 S. Cascade St, Fergus Falls, MN 56537, Phone: (218) 739-8284, Fax: (218) 739-8683, Email:
  • MS03NP251, 136 Lomen Ave (Mn20282-A) (Lat: 47.516861 Lon: -95.113000), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 92.7 m, Call Sign: WQWF217, Licensee ID: L01744207,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10795.0 MHz, 10795.0 MHz, 10795.0 MHz, 10795.0 MHz, 10795.0 MHz, 10795.0 MHz, 10795.0 MHz, Grant Date: 08/04/2015, Expiration Date: 08/04/2025, Certifier: David Werblow, Registrant: Sprint Spectrum LLC

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Solway)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT BC12-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 78 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 34094, N34094, N-34094, Serial Number: 2959, Airworthiness Date: 05/26/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 12/24/2013
    Registrant (Individual): Will A Luggar, 17957 Thoren Dr Nw, Solway, MN 56678
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 11AC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 75 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4132E, N4132E, N-4132E, Serial Number: 11CC-41, Year manufactured: 1947, Airworthiness Date: 08/08/1966, Certificate Issue Date: 01/19/2017
    Registrant (Individual): Will A Luggar, 17957 Thoren Dr Nw, Solway, MN 56678
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-18 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2799P, N2799P, N-2799P, Serial Number: 18-4434, Year manufactured: 1955, Certificate Issue Date: 02/14/1969
    Registrant (Individual): Jack F Solt, , Solway, MN 56678
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 05/04/2019

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Solway, MN
  • 54.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 32.3%Electricity
  • 6.5%Utility gas
  • 6.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Solway, MN
  • 60.0%Electricity
  • 40.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Solway compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black 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.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
There is 1 pilot and 2 other airmen in this city.
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