Sunburg, Minnesota

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Population in 2019: 99 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -10.0%
 
Males: 54  (55.3%)
Females: 45  (44.7%)
Median resident age:

55.8 years
Minnesota median age:

38.4 years

Zip code: 56289

Estimated median household income in 2019: $37,921 (it was $22,500 in 2000)
Sunburg:

$37,921
MN:

$74,593

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $25,075 (it was $11,654 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $60,601 (it was $33,000 in 2000)
Sunburg:

$60,601
MN:

$246,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $66,456; detached houses: $66,551

Median gross rent in 2019: $575.

March 2019 cost of living index in Sunburg: 84.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 17.3%

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Ancestries: Norwegian (51.0%), German (12.2%), Scandinavian (12.2%), Irish (10.2%), Canadian (4.1%), Dutch (4.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1260 feet

Land area: 0.48 square miles.

Population density: 205 people per square mile   (very low).

Sunburg, Minnesota map

2 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.8%
Minnesota:

5.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $746 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $908 (1.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Cloud, MN (53.8 miles , pop. 59,107).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (99.7 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (449.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Murdock, MN (3.4 miles ),
Kerkhoven, MN (3.4 miles ),
Brooten, MN (3.5 miles ),
De Graff, MN (3.5 miles),
Belgrade, MN (3.7 miles ),
Pennock, MN (3.8 miles ),
New London, MN (3.8 miles ),
Sedan, MN (4.0 miles)

Latitude: 45.35 N, Longitude: 95.24 W

Area code: 320

Distribution of median household income in Sunburg, MN in 2019
Distribution of house value in Sunburg, MN in 2019

Sunburg satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $30,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $194,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Sunburg, MN residents
Average permit cost in Sunburg, MN
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.3%
Minnesota:

3.9%
Most common industries in Sunburg, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (18.2%)
  • Health care (13.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.1%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.8%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (6.8%)
  • Printing & related support activities (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (36.4%)
  • Printing & related support activities (9.1%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (9.1%)
  • Metals & minerals, except petroleum, merchant wholesalers (9.1%)
  • Public administration (9.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.1%)
  • Repair & maintenance (9.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (22.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (13.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (13.6%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (13.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (9.1%)
  • Educational services (9.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.1%)
Most common occupations in Sunburg, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (11.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (9.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (9.1%)
  • Art and design workers (6.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.8%)
  • Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (4.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (18.2%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9.1%)
  • Life, physical, and social science technicians (9.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.1%)
  • Construction laborers (9.1%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (9.1%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (9.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Art and design workers (13.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (13.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (13.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (13.6%)
  • Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (9.1%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9.1%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9.1%)

Average climate in Sunburg, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Sunburg-area historical tornado activity is near Minnesota state average. It is 3% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/25/2000, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 37.4 miles away from the Sunburg city center killed one person and injured 15 people and caused $20 million in damages.

On 7/11/2008, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 19.8 miles away from the city center injured 2 people.

Earthquake activity:

Sunburg-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 35% 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 44.7 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 55.8 miles away from Sunburg center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 219.2 miles away from Sunburg 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 84.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 254.6 miles away from Sunburg center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 26.8 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 Kandiyohi County (13) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sunburg topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Sunburg:

  • BELGRADE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; BELGRADE, MN)
  • LAKE REGION HOME HEALTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; NEW LONDON, MN)
  • BENEDICTINE LIVING COMMUNITY OF NEW LONDON (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; NEW LONDON, MN)
  • QUALITY QUEST HEALTH CARE INC (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; WILLMAR, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sunburg:

  • Ridgewater College (about 17 miles; Willmar, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,288)
  • Alexandria Technical & Community College (about 37 miles; Alexandria, MN; FT enrollment: 2,324)
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College (about 41 miles; Granite Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,225)
  • College of Saint Benedict (about 47 miles; Saint Joseph, MN; FT enrollment: 2,025)
  • Rasmussen College-Minnesota (about 53 miles; St. Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 4,575)
  • St Cloud Technical and Community College (about 55 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 3,493)
  • Saint Cloud State University (about 55 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 12,822)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Sunburg Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Sunburg include: Hope Lutheran Church (A), Sunburg Community Bible Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Kandiyohi County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.1 people
Minnesota:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

53.2%
Whole state:

64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

0.0%
Whole state:

6.9%


No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Sunburg (2011 data):

  • Lake Region Bank: Detached Facility at 49 Front Street, branch established on 1977/09/30. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $101.0 mil, Deposits: $85.6 mil, headquarters in New London, MN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Kandi Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Sunburg:

Marital status in Sunburg, MN
  • Never married: 28.4%
  • Now married: 42.4%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 20.6%
  • Divorced: 5.8%

For population 25 years and over in Sunburg:

  • High school or higher: 93.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 10.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.5
Minnesota average:

10.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Sunburg, MN (based on Kandiyohi County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant16,66835
Evangelical Protestant8,75334
Catholic5,3764
Other2833
None11,159-
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: 8
This county:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Kandiyohi County:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
Kandiyohi County:

5.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.0%
State:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Kandiyohi County:

27.3%
Minnesota:

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

13.6%
Minnesota:

13.0%
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 2$550
Financial Administration 0$0 1$900
Firefighters 0$0 25$5,000
Sewerage 0$0 1$185
Totals for Government 0$0 29$6,635

Sunburg government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $52,000 ($525.25)
    Local Fire Protection: $38,000 ($383.84)
    Sewerage: $31,000 ($313.13)
    Housing and Community Development: $31,000 ($313.13)
    Parks and Recreation: $17,000 ($171.72)
    Regular Highways: $16,000 ($161.62)
    General - Other: $13,000 ($131.31)
    Financial Administration: $10,000 ($101.01)
    Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($50.51)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $7,000 ($70.71)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Housing and Community Development: $11,000 ($111.11)
    Sewerage: $9,000 ($90.91)

Sunburg government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $110,000 ($1111.11)
    Sewerage: $27,000 ($272.73)
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000 ($50.51)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $18,000 ($181.82)
    Interest Earnings: $0 ($0.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $25,000 ($252.53)
    General Local Government Support: $24,000 ($242.42)
  • Tax - Property: $39,000 ($393.94)

Sunburg government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $166,000 ($1676.77)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $84,000 ($848.48)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $81,000 ($818.18)

4.81% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($48,240 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.81%
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 Stearns County, MN  0.42% ($47,685 average AGI)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.29% ($47,740)
from Renville County, MN  0.27% ($26,681)


6.07% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($53,873 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.07%
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 Stearns County, MN  0.78% ($35,913 average AGI)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.59% ($45,788)
to Swift County, MN  0.33% ($31,356)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sunburg:

  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WBHR (660 AM; 10 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HERBERT M. HOPPE)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • 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))
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KWLM (1340 AM; 1 kW; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: LAKELAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KBMO (1290 AM; 1 kW; BENSON, MN; Owner: QUEST BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBRF (1250 AM; 10 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • KDJS (1590 AM; 1 kW; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KASM (1150 AM; 2 kW; ALBANY, MN; Owner: STARCOM, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sunburg:

  • KLFN (106.5 FM; SUNBURG, MN; Owner: LAKELAND BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KQIC (102.5 FM; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: LAKELAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIKV-FM (100.7 FM; SAUK CENTRE, MN; Owner: BDI BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KULO (94.3 FM; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: BDI BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KRVY-FM (97.3 FM; STARBUCK, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRSU (91.3 FM; APPLETON, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KSCR-FM (93.5 FM; BENSON, MN; Owner: QUEST BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KNCM (88.5 FM; APPLETON, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KSJR-FM (90.1 FM; COLLEGEVILLE, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KDJS-FM (95.3 FM; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • K240CU (95.9 FM; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: REFUGE MEDIA GROUP)
  • KNSR (88.9 FM; COLLEGEVILLE, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KOLV (100.1 FM; OLIVIA, MN; Owner: BOLD RADIO, INC.)
  • KMGK (107.1 FM; GLENWOOD, MN; Owner: BRANSTOCK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Sunburg:

  • KCCO-TV (Channel 7; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KSAX (Channel 42; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: KSAX-TV, INC.)
  • K17FA (Channel 17; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: UHF TV, INC.)
  • K39FE (Channel 39; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: UHF TV, INC.)
  • K52GK (Channel 52; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: UHF TV, INC.)
  • K14LF (Channel 14; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: UHF TV, INC.)
  • K54GG (Channel 54; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: UHF TV, INC.)
  • K20GD (Channel 20; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: UHF TV, INC.)
  • K27CK (Channel 27; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: WILLMAR ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH)
  • K30FZ (Channel 30; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KWCM-TV (Channel 10; APPLETON, MN; Owner: WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA EDUCATIONAL TV COMPANY)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 3ft / 1.0mTotal length
  • 30Total average daily traffic
  • 30Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Sunburg)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Sunburg, Northeast Of (Lat: 45.370444 Lon: -95.141278), Type: Tower, Structure height: 109.7 m, Call Sign: WQBM638,
    Assigned Frequencies: 942.375 MHz, Grant Date: 09/30/2014, Expiration Date: 11/05/2024, Certifier: Leonard J Koehnen Pe, Registrant: Kandiyohi County Sheriff, 2201 23rd St Ne, Suite 101, Bonnema, MN 56201, Phone: (320) 231-6520, Fax: (320) 231-6289, Email:
  • Sunburg, Lat: 45.370444 Lon: -95.141278, Type: Tower, Structure height: 109.7 m, Call Sign: WQKH680,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 03/27/2019, Expiration Date: 02/14/2021, Cancellation Date: 03/09/2021, Certifier: Greg F Radtke Mr., Registrant: Shelley Sadowsky, LLC, 5938 Dorchester Way, Rockville, MD 20852, Phone: (202) 997-9392, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: W0AB, Previous Call Sign: WB0VYC, Licensee ID: L00980896, Grant Date: 10/06/2016, Expiration Date: 11/04/2026, Certifier: Gary G Erickson, Registrant: Gary G Erickson, Norway Lake 21150 62nd St Nw, Sunburg, MN 56289-9210
  • Call Sign: W0MV, Previous Call Sign: KC0BFL, Licensee ID: L00980896, Grant Date: 11/02/2017, Expiration Date: 11/09/2027, Certifier: Gary G Erickson, Registrant: Kline Bower Memorial Wireless Association, Norway Lake 21150 - 62nd St Nw, Sunburg, MN 56289-9210
  • Call Sign: KC0WCC, Licensee ID: L01123697, Grant Date: 01/30/2016, Expiration Date: 03/01/2026, Certifier: Stephanie L Abner, Registrant: Stephanie L Martin, 13722 225th Avenue Nw, Sunburg, MN 56289

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 120 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1943N, N1943N, N-1943N, Serial Number: 12183, Year manufactured: 1947, Airworthiness Date: 12/09/1955, Certificate Issue Date: 04/03/1973
    Registrant (Individual): Vernon G Johnson, 22330 125th St Nw, Sunburg, MN 56289
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 10/27/2017

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Sunburg, MN
  • 60.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 22.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 8.6%Utility gas
  • 5.7%Electricity
  • 2.9%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Sunburg, MN
  • 46.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 46.2%Electricity
  • 7.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Sunburg compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
There is 1 pilot and no other airmen in this city.
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