Thief River Falls, Minnesota

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Population in 2013: 8,716 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +3.6%
 
Males: 4,229  (48.5%)
Females: 4,487  (51.5%)
Median resident age:  37.6 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip codes: 56701.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $41,366 (it was $30,759 in 2000)
Thief River Falls:

$41,366
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,632 (it was $17,489 in 2000)

Thief River Falls city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $81,809 (it was $55,300 in 2000)
Thief River Falls:

$81,809
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $93,265; Detached houses: $98,941; Townhouses or other attached units: $93,078; In 2-unit structures: $224,419; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $81,443; In 5-or-more-unit structures: over $1,000,000; Mobile homes: $33,114

Median gross rent in 2012: $514.

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Thief River Falls races chart
  • White alone - 7,797 (89.7%)
  • Hispanic - 255 (2.9%)
  • Two or more races - 173 (2.0%)
  • Black alone - 169 (1.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 139 (1.6%)
  • Asian alone - 78 (0.9%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 33 (0.4%)
  • Other race alone - 9 (0.1%)

Races in Thief River Falls detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Thief River Falls: 77.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Norwegian (31.6%), German (20.8%), Swedish (8.3%), Irish (5.4%), English (3.9%), French (3.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1133 feet

Land area: 4.78 square miles.

Population density: 1,824 people per square mile   (low).

Thief River Falls,MN real estate house value index trend

Thief River Falls, Minnesota map

For population 25 years and over in Thief River Falls:

  • High school or higher: 88.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.5%
  • Unemployed: 8.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Thief River Falls city:

  • Never married: 33.9%
  • Now married: 45.4%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 12.5%

235 residents are foreign born (0.8% North America, 0.6% Africa, 0.6% Asia, 0.3% Europe).

This city:  2.7%
Minnesota:  7.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,190 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,120 (1.4%)

Thief River Falls satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (91.1 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (258.2 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (600.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: St. Hilaire, MN (2.7 miles ), Holt, MN (3.5 miles) , Viking, MN (3.6 miles) , Plummer, MN (3.9 miles ), Red Lake Falls, MN (4.1 miles ), Goodridge, MN (4.1 miles) , Newfolden, MN (4.2 miles ), Middle River, MN (4.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 9 buildings, average cost: $101,100
  • 1998: 10 buildings, average cost: $87,400
  • 1999: 14 buildings, average cost: $106,300
  • 2000: 18 buildings, average cost: $93,000
  • 2001: 18 buildings, average cost: $93,000
  • 2002: 17 buildings, average cost: $123,900
  • 2003: 21 buildings, average cost: $133,100
  • 2004: 17 buildings, average cost: $140,300
  • 2005: 22 buildings, average cost: $138,200
  • 2006: 15 buildings, average cost: $138,000
  • 2007: 9 buildings, average cost: $181,400
  • 2008: 15 buildings, average cost: $160,400
  • 2009: 10 buildings, average cost: $165,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $186,500
  • 2011: 11 buildings, average cost: $178,700
  • 2012: 9 buildings, average cost: $179,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 48.12 N, Longitude: 96.18 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,509 (+51.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,024 (87.6%)

Area code: 218

Thief River Falls household income distribution Thief River Falls home values distribution

Crime rates in Thief River Falls by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 61012106N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
per 100,000 70.6116.5142.2117.771.4N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Robberies 101120022011
per 100,000 11.80.011.811.823.80.00.023.623.60.011.611.5
Assaults 37109109697137
per 100,000 35.381.6118.5105.9119.0106.771.1106.082.511.734.780.3
Burglaries 383447443821332824184132
per 100,000 447.1396.2556.9517.9452.3249.0391.0329.9283.0209.9474.6367.1
Thefts 268248245233247201172177168113214202
per 100,000 3152.92890.12903.22742.52940.12383.52037.92085.31980.71317.82477.12317.6
Auto thefts 18181313814131010858
per 100,000 211.8209.8154.0153.095.2166.0154.0117.8117.993.357.991.8
Arson 101000120101
per 100,000 11.80.011.80.00.00.011.823.60.011.70.011.5
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 226.8253.3289.7260.2230.1N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Thief River Falls detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 17 (15 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.72
Minnesota average:

1.66
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.9%
Minnesota:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +279 (+3.4%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (26%)
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Wholesale trade (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (23%)
  • Wholesale trade (17%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Public administration (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)

Work and jobs in Thief River Falls: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Thief River Falls, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Thief River Falls-area historical tornado activity is below Minnesota state average. It is 48% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/25/1983, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 8.5 miles away from the Thief River Falls city center .

On 7/11/1980, a category F2 tornado 10.4 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Thief River Falls-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 86% 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 169.5 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 169.1 miles away from Thief River Falls center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 732.3 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 311.2 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 164.4 miles away from Thief River Falls 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 318.7 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 Pennington County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 5, Heavy Rains: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Thief River Falls topographic map

Birthplace of: Wyatt Smith - NHL player (New York Islanders, born: Feb 13, 1977), John R. Tunheim - District Judge, Michael Forney - Ice hockey player, Wayne Nordhagen - Baseball player.

Main business address for: ARCTIC CAT INC (MISCELLANEOUS TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT).

Hospitals and medical centers in Thief River Falls:

  • SANFORD MEDICAL CENTER THIEF RIVER FALLS (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 120 LABREE AVENUE SOUTH)
  • INTER COUNTY NURSING SERVICE (318 NORTH KNIGHT AVENUE)
  • OAKLAND PARK COMMUNITIES (123 BAKEN STREET)
  • THIEF RIVER CARE CENTER (2001 EASTWOOD DRIVE)

Airports located in Thief River Falls:

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College/University in Thief River Falls:

  • Northland Community and Technical College (Full-time enrollment: 2,717; Location: 1101 Hwy One East; Public; Website: www.northlandcollege.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Thief River Falls:

  • University of North Dakota (about 44 miles; Grand Forks, ND; Full-time enrollment: 12,858)
  • Bemidji State University (about 75 miles; Bemidji, MN; FT enrollment: 4,316)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 90 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 91 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 92 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 127 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 4,863)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 129 miles; Wahpeton, ND; FT enrollment: 2,318)

Public high schools in Thief River Falls:

Public elementary/middle schools in Thief River Falls:

Private elementary/middle schools in Thief River Falls:

  • ST BERNARD'S SCHOOL (Students: 124; Location: 117 KNIGHT AVE N; Grades: PK - 5)
  • ST JOHN LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 12; Location: 15671 158TH ST NE; Grades: PK - 3)
See full list of schools located in Thief River Falls

Library in Thief River Falls:

  • NORTHWEST REGIONAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $985,196; Location: 210 LABREE AVENUE NORTH; 116,279 books; 15,187 e-books; 7,585 audio materials; 14,925 video materials; 14 local licensed databases; 14 state licensed databases; 2 other licensed databases; 400 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Thief River Falls: Thief River Falls Station (A), Pennington County Fairgrounds (B), Peder Engelstad Pioneer Village (C), Tourist Park Campground (D), Ralph Engelstad Arena (E), Huck Olson Memorial Civic Center (F), Pennington County Courthouse (G), Pennington County Sheriff's Office (H), Thief River Falls Police Department (I), Pennington City Hall (J), Thief River Falls Library (K), Thief River Falls Fire Department (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Thief River Falls: ARCTIC CAT INC (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Thief River Falls include: River of Life Church (A), Redeemer Lutheran Church (B), Evangelical Covenant Church (C), Evangelical Free Church (D), Faith Lutheran Brethren Church (E), Open Arms Christian Fellowship Church (F), Abundant Life Church (G), Assemblies of God Church (H), Seventh-Day Adventist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Bernard Cemetery (1), Greenwood Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Red Lake River (A). Display/hide its location on the map

River: Thief River (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Thief River Falls include: Tourist Park (1), L.B. Hartz Park (2), Greenwood Trails Recreation Area (3), Oakland Park (4), South Town Park (5), Annie Street Park (6), Lions Park (7), Finsbury Park (8), Alan-A-Dale Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Pennington County Historical Society (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 825 Oakland Park Road), Bergan Travel (Tours & Charters; 217 Labree Avenue North).

Hotels: C'Mon Inn (1586 Highway 59 South), Best Western Inn of Thief River Falls (1060 Highway 32 South), Hartwood Motel (1010 Main Avenue North), Best Western Theif River Falls (1060 Highway 32 South), Super 8 Motel (Highway 59 South).

Courts: Pennington County - Courts- Judge District Court- D J Murphy (Court House), Pennington County - Courts- Judge District Court- J A Harren (Court House), Pennington County - Court Administrator (Court House), Minnesota State Offices - Corrections Department- Court House- Probation & Pa (Court House).

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Thief River Falls and their reported violations in the past:

AASEBY COURT (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (JAN-06-2010), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-06-2010), St Public Notif requested (JAN-06-2010), St Compliance Meeting conducted (JAN-06-2010), St Compliance achieved (FEB-09-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between FEB-14-2008 and FEB-09-2010, Contaminant: CYANIDE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance Meeting conducted (MAR-04-2008), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-04-2008), St Public Notif requested (MAR-04-2008), St Public Notif received (MAY-02-2008), St Intentional no-action (JAN-08-2010), St Compliance achieved (FEB-09-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - Between JAN-01-2012 and MAY-15-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAR-30-2012), St Compliance achieved (MAY-15-2013)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from SEP-06-2011 to SEP-19-2011), St Public Notif requested (NOV-18-2011), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-18-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from DEC-15-2011 to DEC-27-2011), St Compliance achieved (JAN-10-2012)
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
BASSWOOD MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 70, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (JUN-27-2005), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-27-2005), St Public Notif requested (JUN-27-2005), St Compliance Meeting conducted (JUN-27-2005), St Boil Water Order (JUN-27-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUL-14-2005), St Public Notif received (OCT-03-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 12.4%
(10.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 51.9% for Black residents, 26.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 62.8% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 81.7% for other race residents, 14.9% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  56.3%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.0%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Thief River Falls in 2010:

  • 187 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 29 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 25 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 9 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 7 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 6 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 5 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Thief River Falls in 2000:

  • 162 people in nursing homes
  • 80 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 70 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 53 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 33 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 15 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 7 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 6 people in unknown juvenile institutions

Thief River Falls, Minnesota environmental map by EPA

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Thief River Falls compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Banks with branches in Thief River Falls (2011 data):

  • Northern State Bank of Thief River Falls: First Federal Branch, Hugo's Supermarket Branch, Northern State Bank Of Thief River F. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $267.7 mil, Deposits: $230.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Gato Holdings, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Thief River Falls Branch at 208 Main Ave N, branch established on 1930/05/05. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Border State Bank: Thief River Falls Location at 1528 Highway 59 South, branch established on 1945/01/16. Info updated 2007/05/16: Bank assets: $341.6 mil, Deposits: $297.0 mil, headquarters in Greenbush, MN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Border Bancshares, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Thief River Falls, Minnesota:

  • C'mon Inn Motel, 1586 Hwy 59 Se, Thief River Falls, MN 56701 , Phone: (218) 681-3000, Fax: (218) 681-3060
  • Hartwood Motel, 1010 N Main, Thief River Falls, MN 56701 , Phone: (218) 681-2640
  • Best Western Inn Of Thief River Falls, 1060 Hwy 32 S, Thief River Falls, MN 56701 , Phone: (218) 681-7555, Fax: (218) 681-7721
  • Americinn Thief River Falls, MN, 1920 Hwy 59 SE, Thief River Falls, MN 56701 , Phone: (218) 681-4411, Fax: (218) 681-4412
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 1915 Hwy 59 SE, Thief River Falls, MN 56701 , Phone: (218) 681-6205, Fax: (218) 681-7519
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Thief River Falls, Minnesota

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Thief River Falls travel time to work - commute Thief River Falls mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (60%)
  • Electricity (31%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

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Religion statistics for Thief River Falls city (based on Pennington County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 76.55%
Here: 76.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchAssociation of Free Lutheran CongregationsUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Free Church of America
Adherents54.8%29.0%5.2%3.0%2.7%
Congregations42.3%7.7%15.4%3.8%3.8%
NameSeventh-Day Adventist Church The Evangelical Covenant ChurchBaptist General ConferenceAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents1.7%1.5%1.2%0.8%0.2%
Congregations7.7%3.8%3.8%3.8%7.7%
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: 2
Pennington County:

1.46 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

1.46 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Pennington County:

6.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 13
Here:

9.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.9%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Pennington County:

27.1%
Minnesota:

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

14.3%
State:

13.0%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$13,857$55,4280$0
Other Government Administration 1$7,365$88,3807$8,631
Police Protection - Officers 13$70,597$65,1661$814
Police - Other 2$7,442$44,6520$0
Firefighters 6$35,904$71,8080$0
Streets and Highways 6$27,468$54,9361$564
Solid Waste Management 5$19,292$46,3010$0
Sewerage 2$8,838$53,0280$0
Parks and Recreation 6$31,293$62,58635$20,511
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1$6,716$80,5921$3,076
Water Supply 7$34,015$58,3110$0
Electric Power 18$87,579$58,3860$0
Other and Unallocable 8$41,644$62,4666$4,749
Totals for Government 78$392,010$60,30951$38,345

Thief River Falls government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,520,000 ($174.39)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $5,170,000 ($593.16)
    Liquor Stores: $2,155,000 ($247.25)
    Police Protection: $1,006,000 ($115.42)
    Regular Highways: $882,000 ($101.19)
    Water Utilities: $865,000 ($99.24)
    General - Other: $817,000 ($93.74)
    Parks & Recreation: $787,000 ($90.29)
    Solid Waste Management: $539,000 ($61.84)
    Fire Protection: $451,000 ($51.74)
    Sewerage: $360,000 ($41.30)
    Air Transportation: $310,000 ($35.57)
    Financial Administration: $298,000 ($34.19)
    General Public Buildings: $140,000 ($16.06)
    Housing & Community Development: $104,000 ($11.93)
    Central Staff Services: $74,000 ($8.49)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $70,000 ($8.03)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $65,000 ($7.46)
    Libraries: $28,000 ($3.21)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $787,000 ($90.29)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Police Protection: $212,000 ($24.32)
    Libraries: $138,000 ($15.83)
    General: $32,000 ($3.67)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Electric Utilities: $457,000 ($52.43)
    Parks & Recreation: $363,000 ($41.65)
    Air Transportation: $87,000 ($9.98)
    Regular Highways: $81,000 ($9.29)
    Sewerage: $45,000 ($5.16)
    Water Utilities: $30,000 ($3.44)
    Police Protection: $29,000 ($3.33)
    Fire Protection: $16,000 ($1.84)
    Libraries: $16,000 ($1.84)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,000 ($0.46)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($0.34)
    General Public Building: $1,000 ($0.11)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,610,000 ($414.18)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)

Thief River Falls government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $86,000 ($9.87)
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $624,000 ($71.59)
    Sewerage: $511,000 ($58.63)
    All Other: $407,000 ($46.70)
    Parks & Recreation: $247,000 ($28.34)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $30,000 ($3.44)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,000 ($0.11)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,140,000 ($130.79)
    Interest Earnings: $404,000 ($46.35)
    Special Assessments: $345,000 ($39.58)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $6,122,000 ($702.39)
    Liquor Stores: $2,795,000 ($320.67)
    Water Utilities: $1,331,000 ($152.71)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,983,000 ($227.51)
    All Other: $426,000 ($48.88)
    Highways: $276,000 ($31.67)
    Electric Utilities: $166,000 ($19.05)
  • Tax - Property: $1,402,000 ($160.85)
    NEC: $106,000 ($12.16)
    Public Utilities: $94,000 ($10.78)

Thief River Falls government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $2,844,000 ($326.30)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $9,629,000 ($1104.75)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $2,755,000 ($316.09)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $10,250,000 ($1176.00)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $2,772,000 ($318.04)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $72,000 ($8.26)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $2,134,000 ($244.84)

Thief River Falls government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $6,140,000 ($704.45)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $4,083,000 ($468.45)

6.79% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,052 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.79%
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 Marshall County, MN  0.60% ($37,618 average AGI)
from Red Lake County, MN  0.53% ($28,433)
from Roseau County, MN  0.49% ($21,071)


6.03% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,553 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.03%
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 Marshall County, MN  0.64% ($22,917 average AGI)
to Red Lake County, MN  0.60% ($29,824)
to Polk County, MN  0.53% ($31,100)

Strongest AM radio stations in Thief River Falls:

  • KTRF (1230 AM; 1 kW; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKAQ (1460 AM; 3 kW; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KNOX (1310 AM; 5 kW; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KCNN (1590 AM; 5 kW; EAST GRAND FORKS, MN; Owner: KRAD, INC.)
  • KKCQ (1480 AM; 5 kW; FOSSTON, MN; Owner: PINE TO PRAIRIE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KQWB (1660 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KROX (1260 AM; 1 kW; CROOKSTON, MN)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)

Strongest FM radio stations in Thief River Falls:

  • KSNR (100.3 FM; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKDQ (99.3 FM; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KSRQ (90.1 FM; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; Owner: JOINT VOCAT. TECH COLLEGE DIS. #2200)
  • K202BK (88.3 FM; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA)
  • KNTN (102.7 FM; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KQMN (91.5 FM; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)

TV broadcast stations around Thief River Falls:

  • KBRR (Channel 10; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • K10IH (Channel 10; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN COMMUNICATION CORP.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Thief River Falls, Minnesota:
  • Fatal accident count: 11
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 15
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 4
  • Fatalities: 11
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 23
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Minnesota average:
  • Fatal accident count: 73
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 114
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 27
  • Fatalities: 79
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 187
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 9
See more detailed statistics of Thief River Falls fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 24 meters (79ft)
Total average daily traffic: 33,979
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,681
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 33,700

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 55
  • Hazardous Condition: 21

Incident types - Thief River Falls

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Thief River Falls, MN
Most common first names in Thief River Falls, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John9479.4 years
Carl6882.0 years
Clara5086.8 years
Anna4983.7 years
Arthur4278.9 years
Gladys4084.4 years
Myrtle3784.7 years
Alice3783.1 years
George3781.1 years
Mary3579.9 years
Most common last names in Thief River Falls, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson12580.9 years
Olson9978.1 years
Anderson8981.4 years
Nelson7779.1 years
Hanson7177.7 years
Peterson6779.2 years
Erickson4879.3 years
Larson4379.6 years
Swanson3576.7 years
Carlson3276.0 years
Businesses in Thief River Falls, MN
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets2
AmericInn1McDonald's1
Arby's1New Balance1
Best Western1Nike1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Curves1SAS Shoes1
Dairy Queen1Slumberland1
Domino's Pizza1Subway2
FedEx2U-Haul1
Ford1UPS3
H&R Block1Vans1
JCPenney1Walmart1
Kmart1

Thief River Falls on our top lists:

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Total of 20 patent applications in 2008-2015.



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