Sturgeon Lake, Minnesota

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Population in 2017: 414 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +19.3%
Males: 228  (55.1%)
Females: 186  (44.9%)
Median resident age:

35.2 years
Minnesota median age:

37.9 years

Zip codes: 55783.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $53,529 (it was $36,875 in 2000)
Sturgeon Lake:

$53,529
MN:

$68,388

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $24,160 (it was $15,501 in 2000)

Sturgeon Lake city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $116,268 (it was $61,300 in 2000)
Sturgeon Lake:

$116,268
MN:

$224,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $168,452; detached houses: $185,029; mobile homes: $83,212

Median gross rent in 2017: $878.

March 2019 cost of living index in Sturgeon Lake: 86.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 5.1%
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  • Races in Sturgeon Lake, MN (2010)
    • 42296.1%White alone
    • 81.8%Hispanic
    • 61.4%Two or more races
    • 20.5%Asian alone
    • 10.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Sturgeon Lake detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Ancestries: German (26.2%), American (21.3%), Norwegian (10.0%), Polish (9.5%), Finnish (9.0%), Irish (6.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1074 feet

Land area: 3.48 square miles.

Population density: 119 people per square mile   (very low).

Sturgeon Lake, Minnesota map

3 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.9%
Minnesota:

5.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,022 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,272 (1.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Duluth, MN (43.5 miles , pop. 86,918).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (99.8 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (404.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Willow River, MN (2.1 miles ),
Moose Lake, MN (2.4 miles ),
Denham, MN (2.4 miles),
Kettle River, MN (2.8 miles),
Rutledge, MN (3.0 miles),
Barnum, MN (3.3 miles ),
Bruno, MN (3.3 miles),
Kerrick, MN (3.5 miles)

Latitude: 46.38 N, Longitude: 92.83 W

Area code: 218

Distribution of median household income in Sturgeon Lake, MN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Sturgeon Lake, MN in 2017
Sturgeon Lake satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $90,300
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $90,300
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $108,200
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $111,900
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $116,300
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $122,900
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $122,900
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $122,900
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $122,900
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $122,900
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $122,900
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $63,300
  • 2017: 6 buildings, average cost: $211,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Sturgeon Lake, MN residents
Average permit cost in Sturgeon Lake, MN
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

8.3%
Minnesota:

4.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +116 (+50.2%).
Most common industries in Sturgeon Lake, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (15.9%)
  • Construction (9.1%)
  • Health care (8.5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (8.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.0%)
  • Educational services (6.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (19.3%)
  • Public administration (14.5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (10.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (9.6%)
  • Machinery (4.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.8%)
  • Educational services (4.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Public administration (17.2%)
  • Health care (16.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (15.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.6%)
  • Educational services (8.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (6.5%)
Most common occupations in Sturgeon Lake, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13.6%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.0%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (9.6%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (8.4%)
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Construction laborers (7.2%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Computer specialists (4.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (16.1%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7.5%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (6.5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.5%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Cashiers (6.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.5%)

Average climate in Sturgeon Lake, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Sturgeon Lake-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Minnesota state average. It is 51% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/11/1966, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 30.9 miles away from the Sturgeon Lake city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/30/1968, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 17.2 miles away from the city center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sturgeon Lake-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Minnesota state average. It is 94% 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 162.0 miles away from Sturgeon Lake center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 173.5 miles away from Sturgeon 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 198.0 miles away from Sturgeon Lake center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 353.5 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 142.0 miles away from Sturgeon Lake center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 389.6 miles away from Sturgeon Lake center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pine County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 4, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sturgeon Lake topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Sturgeon Lake:

  • AUGUSTANA MERCY CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; MOOSE LAKE, MN)
  • MERCY HOME HEALTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; MOOSE LAKE, MN)

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

  • University of Wisconsin-Superior (about 43 miles; Superior, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,302)
  • Lake Superior College (about 43 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • The College of Saint Scholastica (about 46 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,762)
  • University of Minnesota-Duluth (about 47 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 10,612)
  • Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (about 62 miles; Shell Lake, WI; FT enrollment: 2,414)
  • Central Lakes College-Brainerd (about 67 miles; Brainerd, MN; FT enrollment: 3,371)
  • St Cloud Technical and Community College (about 86 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 3,493)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Sturgeon Lake: Ray and Marges Resort and Campground (A), Timberline Campground (B), Sturgeon Lake Fire Department (C), Sturgeon Lake City Hall (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Cemeteries: Sturgeon Lake Cemetery (1), Saint Isadors Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Logan Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: Clay Wilson - Ice hockey player.

Pine 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:

2.6 people
Minnesota:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

68.9%
Whole state:

64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

10.8%
Whole state:

6.9%


No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Sturgeon Lake (2011 data):

  • Woodlands National Bank: Sturgeon Lake Branch at 8981 Market Street, branch established on 1915/03/17. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $137.8 mil, Deposits: $110.5 mil, headquarters in Hinckley, MN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Mille Lacs Bancorporation, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Sturgeon Lake:

Marital status in Sturgeon Lake, MN
  • Never married: 31.3%
  • Now married: 53.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 9.1%

For population 25 years and over in Sturgeon Lake:

  • High school or higher: 90.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.2%
  • Unemployed: 7.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.0
Minnesota average:

10.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Sturgeon Lake, MN (based on Pine County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic4,5538
Evangelical Protestant4,35132
Mainline Protestant4,06415
Other4513
None16,331-
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
Pine County:

2.49 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Pine County:

0.36 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Here:

7.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 23
Here:

8.18 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

7.1%
State:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Pine County:

27.7%
State:

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

9.3%
Minnesota:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.4%
State:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

47.9%
State:

46.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.1
Minnesota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Sturgeon Lake:

20.8%
State:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Sturgeon Lake:

8.1%
Minnesota:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Minnesota:

6.8

Overweight people:
Sturgeon Lake:

36.5%
Minnesota:

33.2%

General health condition:
Sturgeon Lake:

57.7%
State:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

78.7%
Minnesota:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Sturgeon Lake, MN Residents
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
Sewerage 0$0 1$2,455
Water Supply 0$0 1$2,455
Firefighters 0$0 15$933
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$3,518
Financial Administration 0$0 1$3,084
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$322
Totals for Government 0$0 25$12,767

Sturgeon Lake government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $279,000 ($673.91)
    Water Utilities: $156,000 ($376.81)
    General - Other: $83,000 ($200.48)
    Local Fire Protection: $36,000 ($86.96)
    Financial Administration: $26,000 ($62.80)
    Regular Highways: $16,000 ($38.65)
    Central Staff Services: $7,000 ($16.91)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $1,000 ($2.42)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($2.42)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $52,000 ($125.60)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $25,000 ($60.39)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $30,000 ($72.46)

Sturgeon Lake government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $251,000 ($606.28)
    Other: $51,000 ($123.19)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $7,000 ($16.91)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($2.42)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $179,000 ($432.37)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $36,000 ($86.96)
  • Tax - Property: $226,000 ($545.89)
    Other License: $3,000 ($7.25)

Sturgeon Lake government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,685,000 ($23393.72)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,210,000 ($22246.38)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $475,000 ($1147.34)

Sturgeon Lake government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $161,000 ($388.89)

6.69% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($46,094 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.69%
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 Anoka County, MN  0.60% ($57,906 average AGI)
from Carlton County, MN  0.57% ($47,066)
from Chisago County, MN  0.56% ($42,102)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sturgeon Lake:

  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WDSM (710 AM; 10 kW; SUPERIOR, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWJC (850 AM; daytime; 10 kW; DULUTH, MN; Owner: WWJC, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • 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)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • WNMT (650 AM; 10 kW; NASHWAUK, MN; Owner: MIDWEST RADIO NETWORK, L.L.C.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WBHR (660 AM; 10 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HERBERT M. HOPPE)
  • KKIN (930 AM; 3 kW; AITKIN, MN; Owner: QUARNSTROM MEDIA GROUP, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sturgeon Lake:

  • WMOZ (106.9 FM; MOOSE LAKE, MN; Owner: AGATE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMLA-LP (99.7 FM; MOOSE LAKE, MN; Owner: MOOSE LAKE ADVENTIST BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Sturgeon Lake:

  • WDIO-TV (Channel 10; DULUTH, MN; Owner: WDIO-TV, LLC)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 85ft / 26.5mTotal length
  • 16,751Total average daily traffic
  • 945Total average daily truck traffic
  • 3,231Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • Gina Cacciatore, Tbd (2593371) (Lat: 46.389306 Lon: -92.814889), Type: 60.7, Structure height: 27115 m, Overall height: 57.9 m, Registrant: Rural Cellular Corporation, Networkregulatory@verizonwireless.Com, Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpha-retta, Phone: (770) 797-1070
  • Gina Cacciatore, Tbd (2593371) (Lat: 46.389306 Lon: -92.814889), Type: 60.7, Structure height: 27115 m, Overall height: 57.9 m, Registrant: Rural Cellular Corporation, Networkregulatory@verizonwireless.Com, Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpha-retta, Phone: (770) 797-1070
  • Gina Cacciatore, Tbd (2593371) (Lat: 46.389306 Lon: -92.814889), Type: 60.7, Structure height: 27115 m, Overall height: 57.9 m, Registrant: Rural Cellular Corporation, Networkregulatory@verizonwireless.Com, Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpha-retta, Phone: (770) 797-1070
  • Shauna Adair, Tbd (2593371) (Lat: 46.389306 Lon: -92.814889), Type: 60.7, Structure height: 27115 m, Overall height: 57.9 m, Registrant: Horvath Towers V, LLC, Sadair@horvathcommunications.Com, , South- Bend, Phone: (574) 237-0464
  • Shauna Adair, Tbd (2593371) (Lat: 46.389306 Lon: -92.814889), Type: 60.7, Structure height: 27115 m, Overall height: 57.9 m, Registrant: Horvath Towers V, LLC, Sadair@horvathcommunications.Com, , South- Bend, Phone: (574) 237-0464

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Sturgeon Lake)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172F (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: FRANKLIN 6A&6V335 SER (210 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8401U , Serial Number: 17252301, Year manufactured: 1964, Airworthiness Date: 11/18/1964, Certificate Issue Date: 07/19/1989
    Registrant (Individual): Randall M Cichy, 8996 Main St, Sturgeon Lake, MN 55783

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 13. The highest number of fire incidents - 31 took place in 2011, and the least - 2 in 2005. The data has a constant trend.
    Fire incident types in Sturgeon Lake, MN When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (44.1%), and Outside Fires (34.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Sturgeon Lake, MN
    • 9744.1%Structure Fires
    • 7634.5%Outside Fires
    • 2511.4%Other
    • 2210.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Sturgeon Lake, MN
Most common first names in Sturgeon Lake, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1879.6 years
Robert1271.9 years
Joseph1076.7 years
Edward1073.2 years
William975.4 years
Frank879.4 years
James863.8 years
Raymond775.1 years
Richard766.6 years
Carl774.0 years
Most common last names in Sturgeon Lake, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Anderson2080.3 years
Johnson2078.3 years
Olson1376.7 years
Larson1274.9 years
Nelson1277.8 years
Carlson785.2 years
Peterson779.9 years
Skog668.9 years
Delly578.8 years
Cunningham577.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Sturgeon Lake, MN
  • 69.8%Utility gas
  • 14.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 8.5%Electricity
  • 7.8%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Sturgeon Lake, MN
  • 75.0%Utility gas
  • 21.4%Electricity
  • 3.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Sturgeon Lake compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
There are 4 pilots and 5 other airmen in this city.
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