Squaw Lake, Minnesota

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Population in 2019: 106 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +7.1%
 
Males: 54  (51.0%)
Females: 52  (49.0%)
Median resident age:

45.7 years
Minnesota median age:

38.4 years

Zip code: 56681

Estimated median household income in 2019: $30,075 (it was $11,875 in 2000)
Squaw Lake:

$30,075
MN:

$74,593

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $16,299 (it was $9,895 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $182,463 (it was $39,200 in 2000)
Squaw Lake:

$182,463
MN:

$246,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $87,705; detached houses: $87,514

Median gross rent in 2019: $793.

March 2019 cost of living index in Squaw Lake: 90.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 33.0%
(11.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 46.8% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)

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  • Races in Squaw Lake, MN (2019)
    • 4647.9%American Indian alone
    • 4445.8%White alone
    • 44.2%Two or more races
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Ancestries: Irish (10.1%), German (8.7%), Finnish (7.2%), Slavic (5.8%), American (2.9%), French (2.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1360 feet

Land area: 0.82 square miles.

Population density: 129 people per square mile   (very low).

Squaw Lake, Minnesota map

1 resident is foreign born

This city:

1.0%
Minnesota:

5.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,332 (0.7%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Squaw Lake, MN in 2019
Distribution of house value in Squaw Lake, MN in 2019

Squaw Lake satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.6%
Minnesota:

3.9%

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 significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 52% 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 Squaw Lake 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 the city center
On 2/7/2020 at 18:30:28, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 66.8 miles away from Squaw Lake center
On 1/9/2020 at 18:16:48, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 MB) earthquake occurred 68.3 miles away from Squaw Lake center
On 4/8/2020 at 17:14:33, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 ML) earthquake occurred 69.8 miles away from the city center
On 5/14/2019 at 17:00:01, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MB) earthquake occurred 51.1 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 (12) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 4, Winds: 3, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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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)

Points of interest:

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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
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

For population 15 years and over in Squaw Lake:

Marital status in Squaw Lake, MN
  • Never married: 32.0%
  • Now married: 40.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 9.4%
  • Divorced: 18.5%

For population 25 years and over in Squaw Lake:

  • High school or higher: 93.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.5%
  • Unemployed: 19.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 85.6 minutes
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 Squaw Lake, MN (based on Itasca County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Here:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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.
State:

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

9.67 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

7.6%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Itasca County:

27.4%
State:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.8%
Minnesota:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

49.5%
Minnesota:

50.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

48.5%
Minnesota:

48.4%

Average BMI:
Here:

31.2
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

14.5%
State:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Squaw Lake:

13.5%
Minnesota:

9.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Minnesota:

6.8

Overweight people:
Squaw Lake:

38.3%
State:

33.5%

General health condition:
Squaw Lake:

51.2%
State:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

77.1%
Minnesota:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Squaw Lake, 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 1$255
Totals for Government 0$0 1$255

Squaw Lake government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Local Fire Protection: $34,000 ($320.75)
    Regular Highways: $14,000 ($132.08)
    General - Other: $9,000 ($84.91)
    Financial Administration: $8,000 ($75.47)
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000 ($47.17)
    Health - Other: $5,000 ($47.17)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,000 ($28.30)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($18.87)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($47.17)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,000 ($9.43)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($9.43)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,000 ($9.43)

Squaw Lake government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $27,000 ($254.72)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($9.43)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $2,000 ($18.87)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $16,000 ($150.94)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $15,000 ($141.51)
    General Local Government Support: $11,000 ($103.77)
  • Tax - Property: $23,000 ($216.98)
    Other License: $1,000 ($9.43)

Squaw Lake government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $105,000 ($990.57)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $104,000 ($981.13)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,000 ($18.87)

4.68% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($51,848 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.68%
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 St. Louis County, MN  1.01% ($48,063 average AGI)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.31% ($52,019)
from Cass County, MN  0.22% ($40,128)


4.58% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($45,796 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.58%
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 St. Louis County, MN  0.91% ($39,557 average AGI)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.36% ($58,730)
to Cass County, MN  0.20% ($39,543)

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: 47.629794, Lon: -94.136633, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Oct 11, 2003 05:25 PM, Sr-46, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 16ft / 5.3mTotal length
  • $750,000,000Total costs
  • 1,830Total average daily traffic
  • 128Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,830Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Squaw Lake)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • S Lake, Lat: 47.610667 Lon: -94.118750, Type: Tower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WQRZ542, Licensee ID: L01760649,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 08/20/2013, Expiration Date: 08/20/2023, Certifier: Carri Jones Ms., Registrant: Leech Lake Telecommunications Company, LLC

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: AMERICAN CHAMPION AIRCRAFT 8GCBC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING O-360-C1G (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 966BC, N966BC, N-966BC, Serial Number: 574-2015, Year manufactured: 2016, Airworthiness Date: 01/11/2016, Certificate Issue Date: 05/25/2016
    Registrant (Individual): David E Hutchins, 50303 County Road 156, Squaw Lake, MN 56681

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Squaw Lake, MN
  • 48.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 33.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 18.5%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Squaw Lake, MN
  • 100.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Squaw Lake compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median household income significantly 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 above 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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