Taconite, Minnesota

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Population in 2013: 358 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +13.7%
Males: 168  (47.0%)
Females: 190  (53.0%)
Median resident age:  35.5 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip codes: 55709.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $48,569 (it was $30,250 in 2000)
Taconite:

$48,569
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,469 (it was $16,357 in 2000)

Taconite city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $78,779 (it was $40,000 in 2000)
Taconite:

$78,779
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $84,425; Detached houses: $88,071; In 2-unit structures: $54,638; Mobile homes: $62,068

Median gross rent in 2012: $375.

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  • White alone - 324 (90.0%)
  • Two or more races - 18 (5.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 7 (1.9%)
  • Black alone - 4 (1.1%)
  • Hispanic - 4 (1.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 3 (0.8%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Taconite: 86.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Norwegian (21.0%), Swedish (15.3%), German (14.6%), Irish (9.6%), French (6.2%), Italian (4.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1390 feet

Land area: 4.88 square miles.

Population density: 73 people per square mile   (very low).

Taconite,MN real estate house value index trend

Taconite, Minnesota map

For population 25 years and over in Taconite:

  • High school or higher: 96.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 9.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Taconite city:

  • Never married: 19.5%
  • Now married: 53.2%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 21.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $663 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $607 (0.9%)

Taconite satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Duluth, MN (69.4 miles , pop. 86,918).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (162.7 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (470.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Bovey, MN (1.7 miles ), Marble, MN (1.8 miles ), Coleraine, MN (1.9 miles ), Calumet, MN (2.0 miles ), La Prairie, MN (3.0 miles ), Grand Rapids, MN (3.1 miles ), Nashwauk, MN (3.2 miles ), Cohasset, MN (3.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $120,000
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $90,700
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $90,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 47.32 N, Longitude: 93.36 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 218

Taconite household income distribution Taconite home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.8%
Minnesota:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +8 (+2.6%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (25%)
  • Construction (19%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (13%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (48%)
  • Other services, except public administration (17%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (11%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (10%)
  • Registered nurses (8%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)

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

Average climate in Taconite, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Taconite-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Minnesota state average. It is 71% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/6/1969, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 25.9 miles away from the Taconite city center killed 12 people and injured 70 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/11/1966, a category F4 tornado 42.0 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Taconite-area historical earthquake activity is below Minnesota state average. It is 93% 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 171.0 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 179.9 miles away from Taconite 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 197.3 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 362.0 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 178.4 miles away from Taconite center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 347.1 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 (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Taconite topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Taconite:

  • ACCESS HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; GRAND RAPIDS, MN)
  • FMC DIALYSIS - GRAND RAPIDS (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; GRAND RAPIDS, MN)
  • EVERGREEN TERRACE (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; GRAND RAPIDS, MN)
  • GRAND ITASCA CLINIC AND HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 12 miles away; GRAND RAPIDS, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Taconite:

  • Lake Superior College (about 69 miles; Duluth, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,768)
  • The College of Saint Scholastica (about 69 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,762)
  • University of Minnesota-Duluth (about 70 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 10,612)
  • Bemidji State University (about 72 miles; Bemidji, MN; FT enrollment: 4,316)
  • University of Wisconsin-Superior (about 73 miles; Superior, WI; FT enrollment: 2,302)
  • Central Lakes College-Brainerd (about 79 miles; Brainerd, MN; FT enrollment: 3,371)
  • St Cloud Technical and Community College (about 127 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 3,493)

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Notable location: Taconite Fire Department Station 1 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes: Big Diamond Lake (A), Little Diamond Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Itasca County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2001 was 37.9. This is significantly better than average.

City:

37.9
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 14.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 9.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.9
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 7.80. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.80
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 9.8%
(10.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  62.9%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.0%
Whole state:  6.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Taconite compared to Minnesota 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.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Taconite travel time to work - commute Taconite mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (43%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (30%)
  • Wood (11%)
  • Utility gas (6%)
  • Electricity (4%)
  • Other fuel (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Taconite city (based on Itasca County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 58.50%
Here: 58.5%
USA: 50.2%

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.
Minnesota:

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

9.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.6%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Itasca County:

27.4%
Minnesota:

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

12.8%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$1,125
Firefighters 19$4,079$2,5760$0
Totals for Government 19$4,079$2,5766$1,125

Taconite government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Parks & Recreation: $59,000 ($164.80)
    General - Other: $58,000 ($162.01)
    Sewerage: $55,000 ($153.63)
    Regular Highways: $46,000 ($128.49)
    Fire Protection: $34,000 ($94.97)
    Water Utilities: $27,000 ($75.42)
    Solid Waste Management: $22,000 ($61.45)
    Financial Administration: $13,000 ($36.31)
    Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($13.97)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Housing & Community Development: $118,000 ($329.61)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $150,000 ($418.99)

Taconite government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $20,000 ($55.87)
    Parks & Recreation: $18,000 ($50.28)
    All Other: $9,000 ($25.14)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $61,000 ($170.39)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $62,000 ($173.18)
    General Revenue, NEC: $12,000 ($33.52)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $21,000 ($58.66)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $190,000 ($530.73)
    All Other: $5,000 ($13.97)
  • Tax - Property: $93,000 ($259.78)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $54,000 ($150.84)

4.14% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,010 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.14%
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 St. Louis County, MN  0.75% ($36,547 average AGI)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.28% ($48,809)
from Anoka County, MN  0.13% ($43,000)


4.33% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,864 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.33%
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 St. Louis County, MN  0.82% ($27,643 average AGI)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.31% ($26,943)
to Beltrami County, MN  0.22% ($22,514)

Strongest AM radio stations in Taconite:

  • WNMT (650 AM; 10 kW; NASHWAUK, MN; Owner: MIDWEST RADIO NETWORK, L.L.C.)
  • KOZY (1320 AM; 5 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MN; Owner: ITASCA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WDSM (710 AM; 10 kW; SUPERIOR, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWJC (850 AM; daytime; 10 kW; DULUTH, MN; Owner: WWJC, INC.)
  • WMFG (1240 AM; 1 kW; HIBBING, MN; Owner: MIDWEST RADIO NETWORK, LLC)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KDAL (610 AM; 5 kW; DULUTH, MN; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Taconite:

  • KGPZ (96.1 FM; COLERAINE, MN; Owner: LATTO NORTHLAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBAJ (105.5 FM; DEER RIVER, MN; Owner: RED ROCK RADIO CORP.)
  • KMFY (96.9 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MN; Owner: ITASCA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KAXE (91.7 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MN; Owner: NORTHERN COMMUNITY RADIO)
  • K236AD (95.1 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HEARTLAND CHRISTIAN BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WTBX (93.9 FM; HIBBING, MN; Owner: MIDWEST RADIO NETWORK, L.L.C.)
  • WUSZ (99.9 FM; VIRGINIA, MN; Owner: VIRGINIA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • K281AB (104.1 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • K297AD (107.3 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WIRN (92.5 FM; BUHL, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WIRR (90.9 FM; VIRGINIA-HIBBING, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KMFG (102.9 FM; NASHWAUK, MN; Owner: MIDWEST RADIO NETWORK, LLC)
  • WMFG-FM (106.3 FM; HIBBING, MN; Owner: MIDWEST RADIO NETWORK, LLC)
  • KADU (90.1 FM; HIBBING, MN; Owner: JPI RADIO, INC.)
  • K209DS (89.7 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MN; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Taconite:

  • K29EB (Channel 29; GRAND RAPIDS, MN; Owner: KQDS ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • WIRT (Channel 13; HIBBING, MN; Owner: WDIO-TV, LLC)
  • K61BH (Channel 61; DEER RIVER, MN; Owner: KBJR LICENSE, INC.)
  • K59BQ (Channel 59; DEER RIVER, MN; Owner: CHELSEY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF DULUTH, LLC)

Taconite fatal accident list:

Jun 7, 1988 12:30 AM, 169, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Dec 28, 1983 10:15 AM, 169, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2
Dec 21, 1978 09:05 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 19 meters (62ft)
Total average daily traffic: 1,297

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • 1 Mi. N. Taconite (Lat: 47.339361 Lon: -93.396861), Overall height: 152.1 m, Call Sign: WHN240
    Assigned Frequencies: 2008.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/09/1982, Expiration Date: 04/01/1999, Cancellation Date: 06/11/2000
    Registrant: John W Boler, 4001 13th Ave South, Fargo, ND 58103

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • 2 Mi. Nnw Of (Lat: 47.339361 Lon: -93.395472), Call Sign: KWU201
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.700 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/11/1999, Expiration Date: 04/01/2009, Cancellation Date: 11/15/2004, Certifier: Paul H Kuzia
    Registrant: Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, 2300 N Street, N.W., 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 783-4141, Fax: (202) 783-5851, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: W0CPX, Licensee ID: L01048857
    Grant Date: 08/13/2005, Expiration Date: 08/18/2015
    Registrant: Lloyd C Cogswell, Taconite, MN 55786

Most common first names in Taconite, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
George673.8 years
Harry370.4 years
Helen283.5 years
Ida284.5 years
Frances272.5 years
Frank270.0 years
Arnold263.5 years
James266.5 years
Kenneth278.5 years
Peter277.5 years
Most common last names in Taconite, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Guyer468.0 years
Troumbly477.0 years
Dunstan376.0 years
Johnson379.0 years
Gustason380.0 years
Camilli371.6 years
Hammargren374.4 years
Lawson374.0 years
Papberg367.6 years
Poore388.6 years
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