Taunton, Minnesota

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Population in 2013: 137 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -33.8%
Males: 50  (37.0%)
Females: 87  (63.0%)
Median resident age:  42.2 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip codes: 56291.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,190 (it was $23,125 in 2000)
Taunton:

$38,190
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,010 (it was $14,658 in 2000)

Taunton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $48,938 (it was $29,700 in 2000)
Taunton:

$48,938
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $62,467; Detached houses: $64,357; Mobile homes: $8,611

Median gross rent in 2012: $569.

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Taunton: 88.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (33.1%), Irish (11.8%), Swedish (9.6%), Norwegian (7.9%), Polish (2.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1175 feet

Land area: 1.00 square miles.

Population density: 137 people per square mile   (very low).

Taunton,MN real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Taunton:

  • High school or higher: 85.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.4%
  • Unemployed: 9.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Taunton city:

  • Never married: 16.4%
  • Now married: 47.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 19.3%
  • Divorced: 17.0%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.2%
Minnesota:  7.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $633 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $500 (0.9%)

Taunton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (80.4 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (139.6 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (463.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Minneota, MN (2.1 miles ), Porter, MN (2.4 miles) , St. Leo, MN (2.9 miles) , Ghent, MN (3.2 miles ), Ivanhoe, MN (3.6 miles ), Canby, MN (3.6 miles ), Arco, MN (4.0 miles) , Lynd, MN (4.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $85,000
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $125,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $250,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 44.59 N, Longitude: 96.06 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 507

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

3.8%
Minnesota:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +32 (+18.3%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (30%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Wholesale trade (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (38%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (17%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (17%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (17%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (8%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (8%)
  • Accountants and auditors (14%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (11%)
  • Occupational and physical therapist assistants and aides (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)

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

Average climate in Taunton, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Taunton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 20% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/7/1955, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.4 miles away from the Taunton city center killed one person and injured 13 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/13/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 30.7 miles away from the city center killed 9 people and injured 150 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Taunton-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 84% 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 74.3 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 167.4 miles away from Taunton center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 75.5 miles away from the city 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 189.8 miles away from the city 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 91.3 miles away from Taunton 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 131.6 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 Lyon County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Taunton topographic map

Birthplace of: Chris Swedzinski - Politician.

Hospitals and medical centers near Taunton:

  • MINNEOTA MANOR (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; MINNEOTA, MN)
  • MINNEOTA MANOR HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; MINNEOTA, MN)
  • DIVINE PROVIDENCE HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; IVANHOE, MN)

Airports located in Taunton:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Taunton:

  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 18 miles; Marshall, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,711)
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College (about 29 miles; Granite Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,225)
  • South Dakota State University (about 41 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)
  • Ridgewater College (about 62 miles; Willmar, MN; FT enrollment: 3,288)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 80 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • Alexandria Technical & Community College (about 95 miles; Alexandria, MN; FT enrollment: 2,324)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 103 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)

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Notable locations in Taunton: Taunton Fire Department Station 1 (A), Taunton Fire Department Station 2 (B), Taunton City Hall (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Old Taunton Catholic Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lyon County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 74.1. This is about average.

City:

74.1
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 32.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.0
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.37. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 16.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.37
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 13.7%
Average household size:
This city:  2.0 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  51.5%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  13.2%
Whole state:  6.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported
46 people in nursing homes in 2000

Taunton 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.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Banks with branches in Taunton (2011 data):

  • State Bank of Taunton: State Bank Of Taunton at 101 N. Main St., branch established on 1905/02/01. Info updated 2010/06/17: Bank assets: $64.6 mil, Deposits: $58.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Taunton Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (71%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (14%)
  • Electricity (13%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Taunton city (based on Lyon County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 69.60%
Here: 69.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents49.5%25.9%6.9%5.6%2.8%
Congregations16.7%26.2%9.5%7.1%7.1%
NameEvangelical Free Church of AmericaLutheran ChurchChristian and Missionary AllianceLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents2.3%2.0%1.3%1.1%2.6%
Congregations7.1%2.4%4.8%2.4%16.7%
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: 9
Lyon County:

3.65 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Lyon County:

3.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 20
Here:

8.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.9%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Lyon County:

29.1%
Minnesota:

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

13.2%
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 2$925
Sewerage 0$0 1$525
Totals for Government 0$0 3$1,950

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $47,000 ($343.07)
    General - Other: $20,000 ($145.99)
    Fire Protection: $11,000 ($80.29)
    Central Staff Services: $6,000 ($43.80)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($21.90)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($21.90)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($14.60)
    Health Services - Other: $1,000 ($7.30)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $7,000 ($51.09)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $9,000 ($65.69)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $44,000 ($321.17)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)

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

  • Charges - Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($7.30)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $4,000 ($29.20)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $19,000 ($138.69)
    Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($36.50)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $44,000 ($321.17)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $12,000 ($87.59)
    All Other: $5,000 ($36.50)
  • Tax - Property: $29,000 ($211.68)
    NEC: $3,000 ($21.90)

Taunton government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $121,000 ($883.21)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $111,000 ($810.22)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $10,000 ($72.99)

6.30% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,466 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.30%
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 Yellow Medicine County, MN  0.43% ($32,558 average AGI)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.34% ($36,029)
from Redwood County, MN  0.34% ($22,412)


7.40% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,679 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.40%
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 Hennepin County, MN  0.57% ($32,724 average AGI)
to Yellow Medicine County, MN  0.36% ($31,108)
to Minnehaha County, SD  0.26% ($41,192)

Strongest AM radio stations in Taunton:

  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KMHL (1400 AM; 1 kW; MARSHALL, MN; Owner: K M H L BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KMSD (1510 AM; 5 kW; MILBANK, SD; Owner: BIG STONE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WBHR (660 AM; 10 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HERBERT M. HOPPE)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Taunton:

  • KKCK (99.7 FM; MARSHALL, MN; Owner: KMHL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KARZ (107.5 FM; MARSHALL, MN; Owner: KMHL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KARL (105.1 FM; TRACY, MN; Owner: KMHL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRSU (91.3 FM; APPLETON, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KNCM (88.5 FM; APPLETON, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • K277AI (103.3 FM; RUSSELL, MN; Owner: CHRISTIAN HERITAGE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDBX (107.1 FM; CLEAR LAKE, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K294AQ (106.7 FM; MARSHALL, MN; Owner: WINDSENT, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Taunton:

  • KWCM-TV (Channel 10; APPLETON, MN; Owner: WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA EDUCATIONAL TV COMPANY)
  • KRWF (Channel 43; REDWOOD FALLS, MN; Owner: KSAX-TV, INC.)

Taunton fatal accident list:

Aug 8, 1999 01:56 AM, 1, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: Inconsistent data
May 9, 1991 06:34 PM, 68, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 3 meters (10ft)
Total average daily traffic: 2,000
Total average daily truck traffic: 200
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 2,050

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 3273 290th. Ave. (Lat: 44.673611 Lon: -96.073333), Call Sign: WQPY829
    Assigned Frequencies: 466.612 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/24/2012, Expiration Date: 09/24/2022, Certifier: Tom Sterzinger
    Registrant: Sioux Falls Two Way Radio Svc. Inc., 700 E. 3rd. St., Sioux Falls, SD 57103, Phone: (605) 334-9816, Fax: (605) 334-1554, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KA0OZE, Licensee ID: L00936600
    Grant Date: 11/04/2004, Expiration Date: 02/02/2015, Certifier: Jon D Guttormsson
    Registrant: Jon D Guttormsson, 3855 110th Ave, Taunton, MN 56291
  • Call Sign: KB0CGL, Licensee ID: L01332141
    Grant Date: 10/15/2007, Expiration Date: 01/12/2018, Certifier: Albert C Callens
    Registrant: Albert C Callens, Rr 1 Box 133, Taunton, MN 56291

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7490R , Serial Number: 28-22044, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 08/11/1966
    Registrant (Partnership): George J Koch, , Taunton, MN 56291, Other Owners: Robert J Koch

Most common first names in Taunton, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John975.7 years
Mary784.0 years
Frank679.5 years
Anton676.8 years
George585.4 years
Joseph574.8 years
Raymond579.8 years
Albert483.0 years
Helen469.0 years
Robert477.9 years
Most common last names in Taunton, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Fier880.5 years
Jelen681.8 years
Lozinski585.6 years
Traen578.2 years
Downing580.4 years
Swedzinski581.4 years
Anderson483.4 years
Helgeson490.3 years
Devlaeminck487.2 years
Jerzak466.7 years
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