Soudan, Minnesota

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Population in 2010: 446.
Males: 233  (52.4%)
Females: 213  (47.6%)
Median resident age:

52.0 years
Minnesota median age:

38.4 years

Zip codes: 55782.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $60,434
Soudan:

$60,434
MN:

$74,593

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $33,021

Soudan CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $168,900
Soudan:

$168,900
MN:

$246,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $89,985; detached houses: $91,064; mobile homes: $57,850

Median gross rent in 2019: $478.

March 2019 cost of living index in Soudan: 86.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 4.5%
(4.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.0% for American Indian residents)

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Ancestries: Finnish (33.3%), Slovene (11.1%), Norwegian (8.6%), German (5.6%), Polish (5.6%), American (4.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1430 feet

2 residents are foreign born

This place:

0.5%
Minnesota:

8.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $408 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $470 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Duluth, MN (71.8 miles , pop. 86,918).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (202.3 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (469.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Tower, MN (1.4 miles ),
Babbitt, MN (4.2 miles ),
Ely, MN (4.3 miles ),
Aurora, MN (4.5 miles ),
Biwabik, MN (4.5 miles ),
Hoyt Lakes, MN (4.6 miles ),
Cook, MN (4.6 miles ),
Winton, MN (4.7 miles)

Latitude: 47.82 N, Longitude: 92.24 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 218

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

4.6%
Minnesota:

3.9%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 54.4. This is better than average.

City:

54.4
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 5.71. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 24.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.71
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 0.00033. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00033
U.S.:

0.00984

Earthquake activity:

Soudan-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 66% 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 233.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/8/2020 at 17:14:33, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 25.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/9/2020 at 18:16:48, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 MB) earthquake occurred 27.7 miles away from the city center
On 2/7/2020 at 18:30:28, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 ML) earthquake occurred 32.6 miles away from Soudan center
On 3/2/2017 at 16:53:31, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 ML) earthquake occurred 18.3 miles away from Soudan center
On 4/24/2020 at 17:23:43, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 ML) earthquake occurred 22.1 miles away from Soudan center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in St. Louis County (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (15).

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Soudan:

  • University of Minnesota-Duluth (about 70 miles; Duluth, MN; Full-time enrollment: 10,612)
  • The College of Saint Scholastica (about 70 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,762)
  • Lake Superior College (about 72 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • University of Wisconsin-Superior (about 77 miles; Superior, WI; FT enrollment: 2,302)
  • Bemidji State University (about 126 miles; Bemidji, MN; FT enrollment: 4,316)
  • Central Lakes College-Brainerd (about 138 miles; Brainerd, MN; FT enrollment: 3,371)
  • Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (about 144 miles; Shell Lake, WI; FT enrollment: 2,414)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Soudan: Soudan Mine Overlook Rest Area (A), Breitung Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Soudan include: Soudan Baptist Church (A), Saint Pauls Lutheran Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Soudan: Soudan Mine Historical Marker (1). Display/hide its location on the map

St. Louis 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 place:

2.2 people
Minnesota:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

64.4%
Whole state:

64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

4.4%
Whole state:

6.9%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Soudan:

Marital status in Soudan, MN
  • Never married: 25.1%
  • Now married: 51.1%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 16.0%

For population 25 years and over in Soudan:

  • High school or higher: 96.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.6
Minnesota average:

10.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Soudan, MN (based on St. Louis County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic38,75736
Mainline Protestant32,14391
Evangelical Protestant19,017118
Other2,76020
Orthodox9766
Black Protestant1771
None106,396-
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: 39
Here:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
St. Louis County:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Here:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 106
This county:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 176
St. Louis County:

8.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.7%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

25.3%
Minnesota:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
St. Louis County:

11.3%
Minnesota:

13.0%

4.67% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($47,187 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.67%
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 Carlton County, MN  0.41% ($48,289 average AGI)
from Douglas County, WI  0.38% ($42,350)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.36% ($45,594)


4.99% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($51,859 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.99%
Minnesota average:

7.17%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($182 average AGI)
St. Louis County:

0.03%
Minnesota average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Hennepin County, MN  0.52% ($44,351 average AGI)
to Carlton County, MN  0.44% ($52,686)
to Douglas County, WI  0.37% ($44,128)

Strongest AM radio stations in Soudan:

  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WNMT (650 AM; 10 kW; NASHWAUK, MN; Owner: MIDWEST RADIO NETWORK, L.L.C.)
  • WDSM (710 AM; 10 kW; SUPERIOR, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWJC (850 AM; daytime; 10 kW; DULUTH, MN; Owner: WWJC, INC.)
  • WELY (1450 AM; 1 kW; ELY, MN; Owner: BOUNDARY WATERS BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KDAL (610 AM; 5 kW; DULUTH, MN; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WEEP (1400 AM; 1 kW; VIRGINIA, MN; Owner: FULL ARMOR MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KRBT (1340 AM; 1 kW; EVELETH, MN; Owner: IRON RANGE BROADCASTING,INC)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))

Strongest FM radio stations in Soudan:

  • KAOD (106.7 FM; BABBITT, MN; Owner: RED ROCK RADIO CORP.)
  • WEVE-FM (97.9 FM; EVELETH, MN; Owner: IRON RANGE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WELY-FM (94.5 FM; ELY, MN; Owner: BOUNDARY WATERS BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • W269AC (101.7 FM; ELY, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)

TV broadcast stations around Soudan:

  • KRII (Channel 11; CHISHOLM, MN; Owner: CHANNEL 11 LICENSE, INC.)
  • K28DW (Channel 28; ELY, MN; Owner: MARGIE P. REED)
  • K30DX (Channel 30; ELY, MN; Owner: HARRY W. REED, II)
  • K32DH (Channel 32; ELY, MN; Owner: HARRY W. REED, II)
  • K34DS (Channel 34; ELY, MN; Owner: HARRY W. REED, II)
  • K36CY (Channel 36; ELY, MN; Owner: HARRY W. REED, II)
  • K38DH (Channel 38; ELY, MN; Owner: HARRY W. REED, II)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Soudan)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • Ne Of Ne Quarter Sec 19. T62n, R14w, Breitung Township (Lat: 47.842222 Lon: -92.160722), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 100.5 m, Overall height: 106.6 m, Call Sign: WQD279,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.265 MHz, Grant Date: 03/15/2012, Expiration Date: 06/05/2022, Certifier: Joseph Dobesh, Registrant: Minnesota Dept Or Natural Resources, 500 Lafayette Rd, Saint Paul, MN 55155, Phone: (651) 259-5513, Fax: (651) 234-7960, Email:
  • Tower Soudan State Park Hdqtrs (Lat: 47.819917 Lon: -92.238222), Type: Pole, Structure height: 7 m, Overall height: 8 m, Call Sign: WQS216,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.190 MHz, 151.370 MHz, 151.415 MHz, 159.240 MHz, 151.265 MHz, 159.270 MHz, Grant Date: 02/02/2012, Expiration Date: 05/01/2022, Certifier: Joseph G Dobesh Iii, Registrant: Electronic Communications, 1500 W Cr B2, Roseville, MN 55113, Phone: (651) 234-7970, Fax: (651) 234-7960, Email:
  • SOUDAN, Ne Of Ne Quarter Sec 19. T62n, R14w, Breitung Township (Lat: 47.842222 Lon: -92.160722), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 100.5 m, Overall height: 106.6 m, Call Sign: WNMO404,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.940 MHz, 155.940 MHz, Grant Date: 10/10/2014, Expiration Date: 01/04/2025, Certifier: Bruce A Hegrenes, Registrant: Saint Louis County Sheriff\'s Office, 2030 North Arlington Avenue, Duluth, MN 55811, Phone: (218) 726-2933, Fax: (218) 726-2932, Email:
  • VERMILION, Highway 169 3 Mi N (Lat: 47.843889 Lon: -92.158889), Type: Tower, Structure height: 126.5 m, Overall height: 133.8 m, Call Sign: WPZK592,
    Assigned Frequencies: 460.425 MHz, 155.940 MHz, 155.940 MHz, Grant Date: 01/30/2004, Expiration Date: 01/30/2014, Cancellation Date: 06/20/2013, Certifier: Bruce A Hegrenes, Registrant: St. Louis County, 2030 North Arlington Avenue, Duluth, MN 55811, Phone: (218) 726-2920, Fax: (218) 726-2923, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • Vermilion, Hwy 169 3 Mi N (Lat: 47.843889 Lon: -92.158889), Type: Tower, Structure height: 126.5 m, Overall height: 133.8 m, Call Sign: WPQN688,
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.343 MHz, Grant Date: 06/26/2000, Expiration Date: 06/26/2010, Cancellation Date: 07/01/2009, Certifier: Bruce A Hegrenes, Registrant: Control Technology, Inc., 412 8th Ave Nw, Waseca, MN 56093, Phone: (507) 835-4477, Fax: (507) 835-7207, Email:
  • VERMILLION, Hwy 169 3 Mi N (Lat: 47.842500 Lon: -92.157583), Type: Tower, Structure height: 126.5 m, Overall height: 133.5 m, Call Sign: WQPJ447,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6034.15 MHz, Grant Date: 06/05/2012, Expiration Date: 06/05/2022, Certifier: Gregory M Romano, Registrant: Verizon, 1300 I St Nw - Suite 500 East, Washington, DC 20005, Phone: (202) 515-2453, Email:
  • Soudan, Ne Of Ne Quarter Sec 19. T62n, R14w, Breitung Township (Lat: 47.842222 Lon: -92.160722), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 100.5 m, Overall height: 106.6 m, Call Sign: WQUW723,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6404.79 MHz, 6815.00 MHz, 6755.00 MHz, Grant Date: 11/03/2014, Expiration Date: 11/03/2024, Certifier: Thomas E Walsh, Registrant: Minnesota Dept Of Transportation, 1500 W County Road B2 Ms730, Roseville, MN 55113, Phone: (651) 234-7973, Fax: (651) 234-7960, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: N0OIX, Licensee ID: L00271473, Grant Date: 03/31/2021, Expiration Date: 06/25/2031, Certifier: Marvin R Maki, Registrant: Marvin R Maki, Soudan, MN 55782
  • Call Sign: KC0WCV, Licensee ID: L01125359, Grant Date: 01/09/2016, Expiration Date: 03/06/2026, Cancellation Date: 01/26/2016, Certifier: John A Lindquist, Registrant: John A Lindquist, Po Box 55 1222 Alina Lane, Soudan, MN 55782
  • Call Sign: KD0GDL, Licensee ID: L01457700, Grant Date: 01/09/2009, Expiration Date: 01/09/2019, Cancellation Date: 01/12/2021, Certifier: Pamela J Hill, Registrant: Pamela J Hill, Soudan, MN 55782
  • Call Sign: KD0IYM, Licensee ID: L01519521, Grant Date: 07/09/2019, Expiration Date: 09/21/2029, Certifier: Dennis M Yocus, Registrant: Dennis M Yocus, Hwy 169, Soudan, MN 55782
  • Call Sign: K5PFF, Previous Call Sign: KC0WCV, Licensee ID: L01125359, Grant Date: 01/26/2016, Expiration Date: 01/26/2026, Certifier: John A Lindquist, Registrant: John A Lindquist, Po Box 55 1222 Alina Lane, Soudan, MN 55782

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CARLON LYLE E XAIR HAWK (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: JABIRU 2200 (85 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 6150Q, N6150Q, N-6150Q, Serial Number: 1145, Year manufactured: 2009, Airworthiness Date: 07/01/2009, Certificate Issue Date: 01/02/2008
    Registrant (Individual): Lyle E Carlon, Po Box 275, Soudan, MN 55782

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Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Soudan, MN
  • 45.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 38.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 12.0%Wood
  • 3.6%Utility gas
  • 1.2%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Soudan, MN
  • 50.0%Electricity
  • 50.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Soudan 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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