Thief River Falls, Minnesota

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Population in 2017: 8,836 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +5.1%
 
Males: 4,566  (51.7%)
Females: 4,270  (48.3%)
Median resident age:

40.2 years
Minnesota median age:

37.9 years

Zip codes: 56701.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $44,651 (it was $30,759 in 2000)
Thief River Falls:

$44,651
MN:

$68,388

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,258 (it was $17,489 in 2000)

Thief River Falls city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $104,887 (it was $55,300 in 2000)
Thief River Falls:

$104,887
MN:

$224,000

Median gross rent in 2017: $623.

March 2019 cost of living index in Thief River Falls: 75.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 9.7%
(9.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.1% for American Indian residents, 30.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Thief River Falls, MN (2017)
    • 7,90088.5%White alone
    • 3053.4%Hispanic
    • 2152.4%Black alone
    • 1491.7%American Indian alone
    • 1461.6%Two or more races
    • 640.7%Asian alone
    • 390.4%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 110.1%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Minnesota and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Thief River Falls, Minnesota as of October 26, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Thief River Falls is 4,418 to 1.


Crime rates in Thief River Falls by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
6
(71.4)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A7
(80.6)
14
(160.2)
3
(34.6)
1
(11.4)
6
(68.0)
3
(33.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(23.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(23.6)
2
(23.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.6)
1
(11.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.4)
1
(11.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.3)
1
(11.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
10
(119.0)
9
(106.7)
6
(71.1)
9
(106.0)
7
(82.5)
1
(11.7)
3
(34.7)
7
(80.3)
4
(46.1)
7
(80.1)
6
(69.3)
5
(57.0)
4
(45.3)
12
(135.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
38
(452.3)
21
(249.0)
33
(391.0)
28
(329.9)
24
(283.0)
18
(209.9)
41
(474.6)
32
(367.1)
15
(172.7)
40
(457.7)
37
(427.1)
12
(136.7)
32
(362.6)
25
(282.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
247
(2,940)
201
(2,383)
172
(2,038)
177
(2,085)
168
(1,981)
113
(1,318)
214
(2,477)
202
(2,318)
136
(1,566)
252
(2,883)
204
(2,355)
86
(979.9)
210
(2,380)
178
(2,008)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
8
(95.2)
14
(166.0)
13
(154.0)
10
(117.8)
10
(117.9)
8
(93.3)
5
(57.9)
8
(91.8)
8
(92.1)
10
(114.4)
20
(230.8)
5
(57.0)
9
(102.0)
4
(45.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.8)
2
(23.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.5)
1
(11.5)
0
(0.0)
10
(115.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.3)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)245.0204.3192.3200.8188.6133.2202.9200.3155.8304.1187.673.8195.6161.2

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City-data.com crime index in Thief River Falls, MN

Crime rate in Thief River Falls detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 19 (17 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.92
Minnesota average:

1.67
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Ancestries: Norwegian (34.1%), German (14.3%), American (7.7%), Scandinavian (3.9%), French (3.7%), Polish (3.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1133 feet

Land area: 4.78 square miles.

Population density: 1,849 people per square mile   (low).

Thief River Falls, Minnesota map

174 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.9%
Minnesota:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,600 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,443 (1.2%)

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 )

Latitude: 48.12 N, Longitude: 96.18 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +5,056 (+56.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,419 (92.2%)

Area code: 218

Distribution of median household income in Thief River Falls, MN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Thief River Falls, MN in 2017

Thief River Falls satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2013: 15 buildings, average cost: $172,400
  • 2014: 11 buildings, average cost: $203,000
  • 2015: 14 buildings, average cost: $347,500
  • 2016: 8 buildings, average cost: $162,000
  • 2017: 9 buildings, average cost: $181,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Thief River Falls, MN residents
Average permit cost in Thief River Falls, MN
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

7.0%
Minnesota:

4.1%
Historical population in Thief River Falls, MN
Historical housing units in Thief River Falls, MN

Population change in the 1990s: +279 (+3.4%).
Most common industries in Thief River Falls, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.1%)
  • Transportation equipment (9.8%)
  • Educational services (9.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.4%)
  • Radio, TV, computer stores (5.3%)
  • Construction (4.6%)
  • Social assistance (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (13.1%)
  • Construction (9.6%)
  • Educational services (7.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.4%)
  • Public administration (4.4%)
  • Repair & maintenance (3.5%)
  • Health care (3.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.1%)
  • Educational services (11.1%)
  • Radio, TV, computer stores (8.0%)
  • Social assistance (7.4%)
  • Transportation equipment (7.0%)
  • Public administration (3.3%)
Most common occupations in Thief River Falls, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.0%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.0%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3.7%)

Average climate in Thief River Falls, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Thief River Falls, Minnesota environmental map by EPA

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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 Thief River Falls 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 the city 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 Thief River Falls 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 Thief River Falls 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 (13).
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

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:

Private high school in Thief River Falls:

Public elementary/middle schools in Thief River Falls:

Private elementary/middle school in Thief River Falls:

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)

Points of interest:

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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).

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.

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
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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Thief River Falls:

Marital status in Thief River Falls, MN
  • Never married: 37.6%
  • Now married: 41.4%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 12.8%

For population 25 years and over in Thief River Falls:

  • High school or higher: 90.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.7%
  • Unemployed: 8.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.9
Minnesota average:

10.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Thief River Falls
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant6,11312
Catholic2,1003
Evangelical Protestant1,25415
Other1-
None4,462-
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: 2
Pennington County:

1.46 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

9.46 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Pennington County:

6.9%
State:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.1%
State:

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

14.3%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Thief River Falls:

51.7%
Minnesota:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Thief River Falls:

49.4%
Minnesota:

46.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.5
Minnesota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Thief River Falls:

20.0%
Minnesota:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Thief River Falls:

10.5%
Minnesota:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Thief River Falls:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

33.8%
State:

33.2%

General health condition:
This city:

58.3%
State:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

78.1%
Minnesota:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Thief River Falls, MN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Electric Power 19$104,022$65,6980$0
Police Protection - Officers 14$83,851$71,8721$942
Other and Unallocable 9$49,462$65,9496$5,496
Water Supply 8$40,401$60,6020$0
Streets and Highways 7$32,625$55,9291$653
Parks and Recreation 7$37,168$63,71737$23,742
Firefighters 7$42,645$73,1060$0
Solid Waste Management 5$22,914$54,9940$0
Financial Administration 3$16,457$65,8280$0
Sewerage 2$10,497$62,9820$0
Police - Other 2$8,838$53,0280$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 1$7,976$95,7121$3,560
Other Government Administration 1$8,747$104,9648$9,990
Airports 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 85$465,603$65,73254$44,383

Thief River Falls government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,083,000 ($235.74)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $12,991,000 ($1470.24)
    Liquor Stores: $4,342,000 ($491.40)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,012,000 ($227.70)
    Water Utilities: $1,989,000 ($225.10)
    Police Protection: $1,968,000 ($222.73)
    Regular Highways: $1,119,000 ($126.64)
    Local Fire Protection: $826,000 ($93.48)
    General - Other: $787,000 ($89.07)
    Solid Waste Management: $753,000 ($85.22)
    Central Staff Services: $667,000 ($75.49)
    General Public Buildings: $263,000 ($29.76)
    Sewerage: $142,000 ($16.07)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $126,000 ($14.26)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $79,000 ($8.94)
    Financial Administration: $77,000 ($8.71)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $206,000 ($23.31)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $596,000 ($67.45)
    Libraries: $456,000 ($51.61)
    Regular Highways: $403,000 ($45.61)
    Electric Utilities: $294,000 ($33.27)
    General - Other: $96,000 ($10.86)
    Sewerage: $66,000 ($7.47)
    Parks and Recreation: $34,000 ($3.85)
    Police Protection: $27,000 ($3.06)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,831,000 ($207.22)

Thief River Falls government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $993,000 ($112.38)
    Solid Waste Management: $566,000 ($64.06)
    Regular Highways: $566,000 ($64.06)
    Other: $296,000 ($33.50)
    Sewerage: $210,000 ($23.77)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $54,000 ($6.11)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $883,000 ($99.93)
    Other: $14,000 ($1.58)
    General Local Government Support: $8,000 ($0.91)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $522,000 ($59.08)
    Interest Earnings: $431,000 ($48.78)
    Special Assessments: $277,000 ($31.35)
    General Revenue - Other: $58,000 ($6.56)
    Fines and Forfeits: $55,000 ($6.22)
    Sale of Property: $34,000 ($3.85)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $14,983,000 ($1695.68)
    Liquor Stores: $5,423,000 ($613.74)
    Water Utilities: $3,201,000 ($362.27)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,124,000 ($353.55)
    Highways: $663,000 ($75.03)
    Other: $219,000 ($24.78)
  • Tax - Property: $2,063,000 ($233.48)
    Other License: $285,000 ($32.25)
    Public Utilities Sales: $142,000 ($16.07)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $44,000 ($4.98)

Thief River Falls government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,133,000 ($128.23)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,133,000 ($128.23)

Thief River Falls government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,199,000 ($135.69)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,864,000 ($776.82)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,800,000 ($543.23)

5.89% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,908 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.89%
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 Marshall County, MN  0.71% ($45,548 average AGI)
to Red Lake County, MN  0.47% ($44,786)
to Grand Forks County, ND  0.47% ($40,536)
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

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.)
Thief River Falls fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Thief River Falls fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 12Number of bridges
  • 154ft / 47.4mTotal length
  • 26,547Total average daily traffic
  • 2,103Total average daily truck traffic
  • 29,363Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic
New bridges in Thief River Falls, MN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 51990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Thief River Falls, MN

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 50. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 75 took place in 2003, and the least - 34 in 2009. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Thief River Falls, MN When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (42.6%), and Structure Fires (33.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Thief River Falls, MN
    • 36242.6%Outside Fires
    • 28133.1%Structure Fires
    • 17720.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 303.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Thief River Falls, MN

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

  • Hartwood Motel, 1010 N Main, Thief River Falls, Minnesota 56701 , Phone: (218) 681-2640
  • Americinn Thief River Falls, MN, 1920 Hwy 59 SE, Thief River Falls, Minnesota 56701 , Phone: (218) 681-4411, Fax: (218) 681-4412
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 1915 Hwy 59 SE, Thief River Falls, Minnesota 56701 , Phone: (218) 681-6205, Fax: (218) 681-7519
  • Quality inn, 1060 Hwy 32 S, Thief River Falls, Minnesota 56701 , Phone: (218) 681-7555, Fax: (218) 681-7721
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Thief River Falls, Minnesota
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Thief River Falls, MN
  • 71.1%Utility gas
  • 18.4%Electricity
  • 6.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.4%No fuel used
  • 0.6%Other fuel
  • 0.3%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Thief River Falls, MN
  • 45.1%Electricity
  • 40.6%Utility gas
  • 4.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.9%No fuel used
  • 3.5%Other fuel
  • 1.6%Wood
  • 0.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Thief River Falls compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median household income below 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Thief River Falls on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: wholesale trade (population 5,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: wholesale trade (population 5,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #2 (56701) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Norwegian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #77 (56701) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Swedish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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