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Population in 2012: 107 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +8.1%
 

Males: 49  (46.0%)
Females: 58  (54.0%)

Median resident age:  35.9 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip code: 56681

Estimated median household income in 2012: $21,171 (it was $11,875 in 2000)
Squaw Lake:

$21,171
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $9,634

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $48,938 (it was $39,200 in 2000)
Squaw Lake:

$48,938
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $88,250; Detached houses: $88,250

Median gross rent in 2012: $408.

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  • American Indian alone - 55 (51.4%)
  • White alone - 50 (46.7%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.9%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.9%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Squaw Lake: 89.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (9.5%), Norwegian (7.8%), United States (6.9%), Irish (6.0%), Swedish (4.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1360 feet

Land area: 0.82 square miles.

Population density: 130 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Squaw Lake:

  • High school or higher: 54.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 40.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 85.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Squaw Lake city:

  • Never married: 52.5%
  • Now married: 37.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 1.7%
  • Divorced: 8.5%

4 residents are foreign born (1.0% Asia).

This city:  4.0%
Minnesota:  7.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $267 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.2%)

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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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.2%
Minnesota:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -40 (-28.8%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (36%)
  • Public administration (36%)
  • Construction (18%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Educational services (30%)
  • Accommodation and food services (30%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (20%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)


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Tornado activity:

Squaw Lake-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Minnesota state average. It is 62% 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.

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: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Political contributions by individuals in Squaw Lake, MN

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

  • Bemidji State University (about 36 miles; Bemidji, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,658)
  • Central Lakes College-Brainerd (about 89 miles; Brainerd, MN; FT enrollment: 2,341)
  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 101 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,038)
  • Lake Superior College (about 111 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 2,374)
  • The College of Saint Scholastica (about 111 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,184)
  • University of Minnesota-Duluth (about 113 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 9,823)
  • University of Wisconsin-Superior (about 116 miles; Superior, WI; FT enrollment: 2,160)

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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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Squaw Lake and their reported violations in the past:

SQUAW LAKE COMMUNITY CENTER (Address: 51014 State Highway 46 , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-15-2003), St Boil Water Order (OCT-15-2003), St Public Notif requested (OCT-15-2003), St Tech Assistance Visit (OCT-15-2003), St Compliance Meeting conducted (OCT-15-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-15-2003), St Compliance achieved (JAN-06-2004)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Squaw Lake that have no violations reported:

  • WAUSOTA RESORT (Population served: 35, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MAX MINI STORE (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ST. CATHERINE'S CATHOLIC CHURCH (Address: PO Box 379, Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 66.0%
(15.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 98.2% for American Indian 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Squaw Lake, MN

Squaw Lake compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly above 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 below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (42%)
  • Electricity (25%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (25%)
  • Wood (8%)

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 58.50%
Here58.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)United Methodist Church
Adherents49.8%18.2%12.3%6.4%3.1%
Congregations18.3%16.9%8.5%14.1%5.6%
NameChristian and Missionary AllianceAssemblies of GodChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Episcopal ChurchOther
Adherents1.9%1.6%1.3%1.1%4.5%
Congregations5.6%4.2%2.8%2.8%21.1%
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 grocery stores: 11
Itasca County:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

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

9.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Itasca County:

7.6%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Itasca County:

27.4%
State:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.8%
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 0$0 1$593
Other Government Administration 0$0 2$600
Totals for Government 0$0 3$1,193

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

  • Current Operations - Fire Protection: $12,000 ($112.15)
    General - Other: $10,000 ($93.46)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($37.38)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($28.04)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($9.35)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $8,000 ($74.77)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $14,000 ($130.84)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $9,000 ($84.11)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $13,000 ($121.50)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $7,000 ($65.42)
    All Other: $7,000 ($65.42)
  • Tax - Property: $5,000 ($46.73)
    NEC: $3,000 ($28.04)

4.85% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,370 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.85%
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 St. Louis County, MN  0.76% ($34,520 average AGI)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.37% ($42,508)
from Anoka County, MN  0.24% ($44,308)


4.99% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($35,318 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.99%
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 St. Louis County, MN  0.93% ($29,425 average AGI)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.43% ($34,486)
to Ramsey County, MN  0.21% ($37,294)

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:

Oct 11, 2003 05:25 PM, Sr-46, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 1 meters (3ft)
Total average daily traffic: 1,600
Total average daily truck traffic: 128
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 1,600


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