Squaw Lake, Minnesota

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Population in 2013: 108 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +9.1%
 
Males: 48  (45.1%)
Females: 60  (54.9%)
Median resident age:  18.9 years
Minnesota median age:  37.7 years

Zip code: 56681

Estimated median household income in 2013: $22,826 (it was $11,875 in 2000)
Squaw Lake:

$22,826
MN:

$60,702

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $10,726 (it was $9,895 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $88,660 (it was $39,200 in 2000)
Squaw Lake:

$88,660
MN:

$180,100

Median gross rent in 2013: $231.

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  • Races in Squaw Lake, MN (2010)

    Squaw Lake races chart
    • 5551.4%American Indian alone
    • 5046.7%White alone
    • 10.9%Asian alone
    • 10.9%Two or more races
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Squaw Lake: 87.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (7.6%), Norwegian (6.8%), Swedish (5.1%), German (3.4%), Irish (1.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1360 feet

Land area: 0.82 square miles.

Population density: 132 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Squaw Lake:

  • High school or higher: 68.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.9%
  • Unemployed: 19.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 85.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Squaw Lake city:

  • Never married: 59.2%
  • Now married: 16.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 19.3%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.6%
Minnesota:

7.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $497 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $206 (0.1%)

Squaw Lake satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Duluth, MN (111.7 miles , pop. 86,918).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (188.9 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (510.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Inger, MN (3.0 miles ), Funkley, MN (4.2 miles) , Northome, MN (4.3 miles ), Bena, MN (4.5 miles) , Blackduck, MN (4.5 miles ), Mizpah, MN (4.6 miles) , Ball Club, MN (4.8 miles ), Bigfork, MN (4.9 miles ).

Latitude: 47.63 N, Longitude: 94.14 W

Area code: 218

Squaw Lake household income distribution Squaw Lake home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.8%
Minnesota:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -40 (-28.8%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (26%)
  • Public administration (26%)
  • Construction (21%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (21%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Accommodation and food services (35%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (26%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (26%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (21%)
  • Transportation occupations (21%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (24%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (24%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (18%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)

Average climate in Squaw Lake, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Squaw Lake-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Minnesota state average. It is 75% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/6/1969, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 52.8 miles away from the Squaw Lake city center killed 12 people and injured 70 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 9/1/1973, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 32.2 miles away from the city center injured 5 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Squaw Lake-area historical earthquake activity is below Minnesota state average. It is 92% 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 162.9 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 169.5 miles away from Squaw Lake 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 181.4 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 346.4 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 186.4 miles away from Squaw Lake 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 337.7 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 Itasca County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Squaw Lake topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Squaw Lake:

  • Bemidji State University (about 36 miles; Bemidji, MN; Full-time enrollment: 4,316)
  • Central Lakes College-Brainerd (about 89 miles; Brainerd, MN; FT enrollment: 3,371)
  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 100 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,717)
  • Lake Superior College (about 111 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • The College of Saint Scholastica (about 111 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,762)
  • University of Minnesota-Duluth (about 112 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 10,612)
  • University of Wisconsin-Superior (about 116 miles; Superior, WI; FT enrollment: 2,302)

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Notable locations in Squaw Lake: T and N Inn Lodging and Campground (A), Squaw Lake Fire Department (B), Squaw Lake City Hall (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Squaw Lake include: Centennial Lutheran Church (A), Saint Catherine's Catholic Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: North Round Lake Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Hill Motel & Liquor (51506 State Highway 46).

Itasca County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 49.6%
(17.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 63.8% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.7 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  66.7%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  25.6%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 2.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Squaw Lake compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value 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 above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below 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:

8.1
Minnesota average:

10.7

Squaw Lake travel time to work - commute Squaw Lake mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (51%)
  • Electricity (29%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (11%)
  • Wood (6%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Squaw Lake city (based on Itasca County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic8,48513
Evangelical Protestant6,48249
Mainline Protestant6,37430
Other3404
Orthodox301
None23,347-
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: 11
Itasca County:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Itasca County:

1.35 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 34
Itasca County:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 43
Here:

9.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.6%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Itasca County:

27.4%
Minnesota:

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

12.8%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$1,950
Totals for Government 0$0 1$1,950

Squaw Lake government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Fire Protection: $12,000 ($111.11)
    General - Other: $10,000 ($92.59)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($37.04)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($27.78)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($9.26)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $8,000 ($74.07)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $14,000 ($129.63)

Squaw Lake government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $9,000 ($83.33)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $13,000 ($120.37)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $7,000 ($64.81)
    All Other: $7,000 ($64.81)
  • Tax - Property: $5,000 ($46.30)
    NEC: $3,000 ($27.78)

4.14% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,010 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.14%
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  0.75% ($36,547 average AGI)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.28% ($48,809)
from Anoka County, MN  0.13% ($43,000)


4.33% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,864 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.33%
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  0.82% ($27,643 average AGI)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.31% ($26,943)
to Beltrami County, MN  0.22% ($22,514)

Strongest AM radio stations in Squaw Lake:

  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WNMT (650 AM; 10 kW; NASHWAUK, MN; Owner: MIDWEST RADIO NETWORK, L.L.C.)
  • KKBJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: R.P. BROADCASTING)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KOZY (1320 AM; 5 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MN; Owner: ITASCA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WDSM (710 AM; 10 kW; SUPERIOR, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • WWJC (850 AM; daytime; 10 kW; DULUTH, MN; Owner: WWJC, INC.)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)

Strongest FM radio stations in Squaw Lake:

  • KCRB-FM (88.5 FM; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KNBJ (91.3 FM; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)

TV broadcast stations around Squaw Lake:

  • KAWE (Channel 9; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: NORTHERN MINNESOTA PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K60BL (Channel 60; MAX, ETC., MN; Owner: EZ-TV, INC.)
  • K62BH (Channel 62; MAX, ETC., MN; Owner: EZ-TV, INC.)
  • K61BH (Channel 61; DEER RIVER, MN; Owner: KBJR LICENSE, INC.)
  • K59BQ (Channel 59; DEER RIVER, MN; Owner: CHELSEY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF DULUTH, LLC)

Squaw Lake fatal accident list:

Dec 20, 2013 08:17 PM, Sr-46, Village Rd, Lat: 47.62979, Lon: -94.13663, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Oct 11, 2003 05:25 PM, Sr-46, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 1m3ftTotal length
  • 1,600Total average daily traffic
  • 128Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,600Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic
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