Tamarack, Minnesota

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Population in 2019: 94 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +59.3%
Males: 47  (50.0%)
Females: 47  (50.0%)
Median resident age:

39.6 years
Minnesota median age:

38.4 years

Zip code: 55787

Estimated median household income in 2019: $41,190 (it was $20,625 in 2000)
Tamarack:

$41,190
MN:

$74,593

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $18,625 (it was $35,197 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $74,374 (it was $43,300 in 2000)
Tamarack:

$74,374
MN:

$246,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $99,068; detached houses: $143,050; mobile homes: $53,864
March 2019 cost of living index in Tamarack: 84.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 34.8%
(30.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents)

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  • Races in Tamarack, MN (2019)
    • 10893.1%White alone
    • 76.0%Black alone
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Ancestries: American (70.8%), Finnish (12.5%), German (8.3%), Scandinavian (4.2%), Scottish (2.1%), Italian (1.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1269 feet

Land area: 3.60 square miles.

Population density: 26 people per square mile   (very low).

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2 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.7%
Minnesota:

8.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $546 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $922 (1.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Duluth, MN (48.7 miles , pop. 86,918).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (116.6 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (428.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Wright, MN (2.4 miles),
McGregor, MN (3.0 miles ),
Cromwell, MN (3.5 miles),
Kettle River, MN (4.0 miles),
Palisade, MN (4.2 miles),
Denham, MN (4.6 miles),
Floodwood, MN (4.7 miles ),
Moose Lake, MN (4.7 miles )

Latitude: 46.65 N, Longitude: 93.13 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 218

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

Tamarack satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.5%
Minnesota:

3.9%

Average climate in Tamarack, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Tamarack-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Minnesota state average. It is 58% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/11/1966, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.9 miles away from the Tamarack city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 8/6/1969, a category F4 tornado 30.6 miles away from the city center killed 12 people and injured 70 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Tamarack-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 57% 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 155.2 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 166.0 miles away from Tamarack center
On 2/7/2020 at 18:30:28, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 60.5 miles away from Tamarack center
On 1/9/2020 at 18:16:48, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 MB) earthquake occurred 65.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/8/2020 at 17:14:33, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 ML) earthquake occurred 67.6 miles away from the city center
On 5/14/2019 at 17:00:01, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MB) earthquake occurred 56.1 miles away from Tamarack center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Aitkin County (17) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 3, Winds: 3, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Tamarack topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Tamarack:

  • VILLA VISTA, INC (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; CROMWELL, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Tamarack:

  • Lake Superior College (about 48 miles; Duluth, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,768)
  • University of Wisconsin-Superior (about 50 miles; Superior, WI; FT enrollment: 2,302)
  • The College of Saint Scholastica (about 50 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,762)
  • University of Minnesota-Duluth (about 51 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 10,612)
  • Central Lakes College-Brainerd (about 56 miles; Brainerd, MN; FT enrollment: 3,371)
  • Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (about 86 miles; Shell Lake, WI; FT enrollment: 2,414)
  • St Cloud Technical and Community College (about 90 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 3,493)

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Churches in Tamarack include: Church of Christ (A), First Presbyterian Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Aitkin 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:

2.4 people
Minnesota:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

57.5%
Whole state:

64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

15.0%
Whole state:

6.9%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Tamarack:

Marital status in Tamarack, MN
  • Never married: 26.9%
  • Now married: 46.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.2%
  • Divorced: 18.0%

For population 25 years and over in Tamarack:

  • High school or higher: 72.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.2
Minnesota average:

10.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Tamarack, MN (based on Aitkin County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,20118
Evangelical Protestant1,72519
Catholic1,3574
Other2212
None9,698-
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: 5
Here:

3.15 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

1.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Aitkin County:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Aitkin County:

10.72 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

8.6%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Aitkin County:

26.8%
Minnesota:

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

10.4%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$100
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$171
Totals for Government 0$0 2$271

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

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $26,000 ($276.60)
    General - Other: $20,000 ($212.77)
    Parks and Recreation: $11,000 ($117.02)
    Financial Administration: $8,000 ($85.11)
    Regular Highways: $7,000 ($74.47)
    Central Staff Services: $7,000 ($74.47)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($21.28)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,000 ($10.64)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,000 ($10.64)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $46,000 ($489.36)
    Parks and Recreation: $6,000 ($63.83)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($21.28)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $28,000 ($297.87)
    Solid Waste Management: $25,000 ($265.96)
    Other: $2,000 ($21.28)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($10.64)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,000 ($42.55)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $17,000 ($180.85)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $16,000 ($170.21)
  • Tax - Property: $40,000 ($425.53)
    Other License: $2,000 ($21.28)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $40,000 ($425.53)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $39,000 ($414.89)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,000 ($31.91)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,000 ($31.91)

7.13% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($52,340 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.13%
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 Crow Wing County, MN  0.80% ($33,102 average AGI)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.79% ($62,375)
from Anoka County, MN  0.49% ($72,633)

Strongest AM radio stations in Tamarack:

  • 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.)
  • WNMT (650 AM; 10 kW; NASHWAUK, MN; Owner: MIDWEST RADIO NETWORK, L.L.C.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KKIN (930 AM; 3 kW; AITKIN, MN; Owner: QUARNSTROM MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • KDAL (610 AM; 5 kW; DULUTH, MN; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • 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))
  • KOZY (1320 AM; 5 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MN; Owner: ITASCA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)

Strongest FM radio stations in Tamarack:

  • KKIN-FM (94.3 FM; AITKIN, MN; Owner: QUARNSTROM MEDIA GROUP, LLC)

Tamarack fatal accident list:

May 19, 2004 10:43 PM, Sr-210, Lat: 46.644313, Lon: -93.135122, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
May 6, 1977 05:30 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 3ft / 0.7mTotal length
  • $24,000,000Total costs
  • 2,450Total average daily traffic
  • 220Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,600Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

1
  • GREGORY S MCDONALD, Highway 210 East 1 6 K (Lat: 46.643056 Lon: -93.107500), Type: 61.0, Overall height: 54.9 m, Registrant: Arrowhead Ems Association Inc, Mac@cpinternet.Com, , Dulut-h, Phone: (218) 726-0070

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • State Hwy 210 2 Mi E (Lat: 46.655500 Lon: -93.001611), Call Sign: KMF562, Licensee ID: L00591512,
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.460 MHz, Grant Date: 09/10/1997, Expiration Date: 10/01/2002, Cancellation Date: 11/07/2002, Registrant: Melvin Johnson, Tamarack, MN 55787

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KB0ZFL, Licensee ID: L01209928, Grant Date: 11/18/2016, Expiration Date: 12/19/2026, Registrant: Timothy E Warnest, 49879 154th Place, Tamarack, MN 55787-9516
  • Call Sign: N0XSM, Licensee ID: L00383812, Grant Date: 08/12/2003, Expiration Date: 07/06/2013, Cancellation Date: 07/07/2015, Certifier: Larry G Dexter, Registrant: Larry G Dexter, Tamarack, MN 55787

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Tamarack, MN
  • 57.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 31.6%Wood
  • 10.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Tamarack, MN
  • 84.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 15.4%Electricity


Tamarack compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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