Sturgeon Lake, Minnesota

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Population in 2013: 423 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +21.9%
Males: 245  (58.0%)
Females: 178  (42.0%)
Median resident age:  36.4 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip codes: 55783.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $37,672 (it was $36,875 in 2000)
Sturgeon Lake:

$37,672
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,967 (it was $15,501 in 2000)

Sturgeon Lake city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $110,456 (it was $61,300 in 2000)
Sturgeon Lake:

$110,456
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $144,371; Detached houses: $152,515; Mobile homes: $82,642

Median gross rent in 2012: $850.

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Sturgeon Lake races chart
  • White alone - 422 (96.1%)
  • Hispanic - 8 (1.8%)
  • Two or more races - 6 (1.4%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.5%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.2%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sturgeon Lake: 87.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (26.7%), Irish (11.7%), Polish (10.4%), Swedish (10.4%), Norwegian (8.6%), United States (3.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1074 feet

Land area: 3.48 square miles.

Population density: 122 people per square mile   (very low).

Sturgeon Lake,MN real estate house value index trend

Sturgeon Lake, Minnesota map

For population 25 years and over in Sturgeon Lake:

  • High school or higher: 82.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.1%
  • Unemployed: 7.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sturgeon Lake city:

  • Never married: 32.0%
  • Now married: 54.5%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 2.6%
  • Divorced: 9.1%

7 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.2%
Minnesota:  7.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,723 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $883 (1.0%)

Sturgeon Lake satellite photo by USGS

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) .

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 46.38 N, Longitude: 92.83 W

Area code: 218

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

6.1%
Minnesota:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +116 (+50.2%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (35%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (43%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Construction laborers (7%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Computer specialists (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (16%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (6%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)

Work and jobs in Sturgeon Lake: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

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 the city 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 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 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 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 Pine County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sturgeon Lake topographic map

Birthplace of: Clay Wilson - Ice hockey player.

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)

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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

Pine 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 2012: 21.6%
(21.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents)
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

Sturgeon Lake compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value 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 below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (69%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Wood (8%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 46.91%
Here: 46.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchEvangelical Free Church of AmericaBaptist General Conference
Adherents36.3%29.6%12.8%3.2%2.9%
Congregations16.7%20.8%10.4%6.3%6.3%
NameAssemblies of GodUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)LDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents2.5%2.0%1.8%1.5%7.5%
Congregations4.2%6.3%2.1%2.1%25.0%
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: 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
Pine County:

7.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.1%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Pine County:

27.7%
Minnesota:

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

9.3%
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$3,084
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$3,518
Firefighters 0$0 15$933
Sewerage 0$0 1$2,455
Water Supply 0$0 1$2,455
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$322
Totals for Government 0$0 25$12,767

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $17,000 ($40.19)
    Parks & Recreation: $16,000 ($37.83)
    Regular Highways: $15,000 ($35.46)
    Fire Protection: $13,000 ($30.73)
    Financial Administration: $12,000 ($28.37)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $7,000 ($16.55)
    Central Staff Services: $6,000 ($14.18)
    Health Services - Other: $2,000 ($4.73)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($2.36)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($7.09)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $7,000 ($16.55)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($4.73)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $10,000 ($23.64)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $13,000 ($30.73)
    Parks & Recreation: $12,000 ($28.37)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $15,000 ($35.46)
    Special Assessments: $8,000 ($18.91)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($4.73)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $15,000 ($35.46)
    All Other: $5,000 ($11.82)
  • Tax - Property: $45,000 ($106.38)
    NEC: $4,000 ($9.46)

Sturgeon Lake government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $55,000 ($130.02)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $45,000 ($106.38)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $10,000 ($23.64)

Sturgeon Lake government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $84,000 ($198.58)

5.99% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,765 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.99%
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 Chisago County, MN  0.56% ($26,190 average AGI)
from Carlton County, MN  0.53% ($35,400)
from Kanabec County, MN  0.45% ($27,404)


6.43% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,815 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.43%
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 Chisago County, MN  0.64% ($28,851 average AGI)
to Kanabec County, MN  0.46% ($29,979)
to Anoka County, MN  0.45% ($49,745)

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
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 3 meters (10ft)
Total average daily traffic: 540
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 530

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
    Registrant (Individual): Randall M Cichy, 8996 Main St, Sturgeon Lake, MN 55783

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4
  • Hazardous Condition: 1
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
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