Tower, Minnesota

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Population in 2017: 493 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +2.9%
 
Males: 257  (52.2%)
Females: 236  (47.8%)
Median resident age:

35.7 years
Minnesota median age:

37.9 years

Zip codes: 55790.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $38,501 (it was $26,429 in 2000)
Tower:

$38,501
MN:

$68,388

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,350 (it was $17,169 in 2000)

Tower city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $116,753 (it was $55,300 in 2000)
Tower:

$116,753
MN:

$224,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $140,112; detached houses: $156,992; mobile homes: $24,215

Median gross rent in 2017: $945.

March 2019 cost of living index in Tower: 88.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 12.6%
(12.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 6.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Tower, MN (2010)
    • 46893.6%White alone
    • 122.4%American Indian alone
    • 112.2%Two or more races
    • 61.2%Hispanic
    • 30.6%Asian alone

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

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Ancestries: Finnish (12.1%), Slovene (11.2%), Norwegian (10.3%), Swedish (8.9%), German (7.9%), Somali (7.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1889

Elevation: 1390 feet

Land area: 2.71 square miles.

Population density: 182 people per square mile   (very low).

Tower, Minnesota map

18 residents are foreign born (1.5% Europe, 1.5% Africa).

This city:

2.9%
Minnesota:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $996 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,350 (1.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Duluth, MN (71.4 miles , pop. 86,918).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (201.3 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (470.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Soudan, MN (1.4 miles ),
Biwabik, MN (4.4 miles ),
Cook, MN (4.4 miles ),
Babbitt, MN (4.4 miles ),
Aurora, MN (4.4 miles ),
Ely, MN (4.6 miles ),
Hoyt Lakes, MN (4.6 miles ),
McKinley, MN (4.6 miles)

Latitude: 47.81 N, Longitude: 92.28 W

Area code: 218

Distribution of median household income in Tower, MN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Tower, MN in 2017
Tower satellite photo by USGS

Tower tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $117,200
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $117,200
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $117,200
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $117,200
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $117,200
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $117,200
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $180,000
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2006: 5 buildings, average cost: $349,700
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $160,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $150,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Tower, MN residents
Average permit cost in Tower, MN
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.9%
Minnesota:

4.1%
Most common industries in Tower, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (12.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (11.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.8%)
  • Construction (8.9%)
  • Educational services (8.1%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (6.8%)
  • Health care (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (16.8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (12.8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (12.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (10.4%)
  • Educational services (5.6%)
  • Machinery (4.8%)
  • Public administration (4.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (16.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (13.6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (12.7%)
  • Educational services (10.9%)
  • Health care (9.1%)
  • U. S. Postal service (8.2%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.5%)
Most common occupations in Tower, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.0%)
  • Cashiers (6.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (10.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (9.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.4%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.8%)
  • Carpenters (4.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (12.7%)
  • Registered nurses (8.2%)
  • Cashiers (8.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.4%)
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5.5%)

Average climate in Tower, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 54.4. This is better than average.

City:

54.4
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 5.71. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.71
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 0.00033. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00033
U.S.:

0.00984

Earthquake activity:

Tower-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Minnesota state average. It is 96% 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 231.6 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 240.7 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 258.0 miles away from Tower center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 422.9 miles away from Tower center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 233.5 miles away from the city 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 407.4 miles away from Tower center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)
Tower topographic map

Airports and other landing facilities located in Tower:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Tower:

  • University of Minnesota-Duluth (about 69 miles; Duluth, MN; Full-time enrollment: 10,612)
  • The College of Saint Scholastica (about 70 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,762)
  • Lake Superior College (about 71 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • University of Wisconsin-Superior (about 76 miles; Superior, WI; FT enrollment: 2,302)
  • Bemidji State University (about 123 miles; Bemidji, MN; FT enrollment: 4,316)
  • Central Lakes College-Brainerd (about 137 miles; Brainerd, MN; FT enrollment: 3,371)
  • Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (about 144 miles; Shell Lake, WI; FT enrollment: 2,414)

Public high school in Tower:

  • VERMILION COUNTRY SCHOOL (Location: 1 ENTERPRISE DR, Grades: 7-12, Charter school)

Public elementary/middle school in Tower:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Tower: President McKinley Point of Interest (A), Hoodoo Point Campground (B), Tower Police Department (C), Tower City Hall (D), Tower Fire Department and Ambulance Service (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Tower include: Immaculate Lutheran Church (A), Saint James Presbyterian Church (B), Saint Martins Catholic Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Lakeview Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Rivers: West Two River (A), East Two River (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Tower: Tower Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Bois Forte Heritage Center (Museums; 1500 Bois Forte Road).

Hotel: Marjo Motel (712 Highway 169).

Birthplace of: Joe Bach - Football player and coach.

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Tower that have no violations reported:

  • BREITUNG (Population served: 485, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

1.9 people
Minnesota:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

47.5%
Whole state:

64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.9%
Whole state:

6.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.8% of all households

Banks with branches in Tower (2011 data):

  • Frandsen Bank & Trust: Tower Office at 415 Main St, branch established on 1942/02/25. Info updated 2012/03/26: Bank assets: $1,439.6 mil, Deposits: $1,194.5 mil, headquarters in Lonsdale, MN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 38 total offices, Holding Company: Frandsen Financial Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Tower:

Marital status in Tower, MN
  • Never married: 42.6%
  • Now married: 44.1%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 3.4%

For population 25 years and over in Tower:

  • High school or higher: 97.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.7%
  • Unemployed: 2.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.5
Minnesota average:

10.9

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Tower, MN (based on St. Louis County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic38,75736
Mainline Protestant32,14391
Evangelical Protestant19,017118
Other2,76020
Orthodox9766
Black Protestant1771
None106,396-
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: 39
St. Louis County:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
St. Louis County:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
St. Louis County:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 106
St. Louis County:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 176
St. Louis County:

8.96 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

6.7%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
St. Louis County:

25.3%
Minnesota:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.3%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Tower:

46.0%
State:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

48.4%
State:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Tower:

27.7
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

10.6%
State:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

5.6%
Minnesota:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.1
Minnesota:

6.8

Overweight people:
Tower:

25.6%
State:

33.2%

General health condition:
This city:

59.2%
Minnesota:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Tower:

84.5%
Minnesota:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Tower, MN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 2$6,405$38,4305$1,100
Other and Unallocable 1$3,633$43,5961$2,497
Health 0$0 3$2,500
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 3$700
Financial Administration 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 3$10,038$40,15212$6,797

Tower government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $661,000 ($1340.77)
  • Current Operations - Parks and Recreation: $174,000 ($352.94)
    Health - Other: $168,000 ($340.77)
    General - Other: $138,000 ($279.92)
    Water Utilities: $121,000 ($245.44)
    Air Transportation: $97,000 ($196.75)
    Police Protection: $93,000 ($188.64)
    Sewerage: $83,000 ($168.36)
    Regular Highways: $80,000 ($162.27)
    Financial Administration: $63,000 ($127.79)
    Local Fire Protection: $57,000 ($115.62)
    Central Staff Services: $24,000 ($48.68)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $2,000 ($4.06)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $41,000 ($83.16)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $685,000 ($1389.45)
    Local Fire Protection: $351,000 ($711.97)
    Health - Other: $146,000 ($296.15)
    Air Transportation: $35,000 ($70.99)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $167,000 ($338.74)

Tower government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $211,000 ($427.99)
    Other: $196,000 ($397.57)
    Sewerage: $80,000 ($162.27)
    Air Transportation: $74,000 ($150.10)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $572,000 ($1160.24)
    Housing and Community Development: $154,000 ($312.37)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $91,000 ($184.58)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $67,000 ($135.90)
    Fines and Forfeits: $5,000 ($10.14)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($6.09)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $124,000 ($251.52)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $744,000 ($1509.13)
    General Local Government Support: $114,000 ($231.24)
  • Tax - Property: $285,000 ($578.09)
    Other License: $11,000 ($22.31)

Tower government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,412,000 ($2864.10)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,329,000 ($2695.74)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $83,000 ($168.36)

Tower government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $81,000 ($164.30)

4.67% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($47,187 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.67%
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 Carlton County, MN  0.41% ($48,289 average AGI)
from Douglas County, WI  0.38% ($42,350)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.36% ($45,594)


4.99% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($51,859 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.99%
Minnesota average:

7.17%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($182 average AGI)
St. Louis County:

0.03%
Minnesota average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Hennepin County, MN  0.52% ($44,351 average AGI)
to Carlton County, MN  0.44% ($52,686)
to Douglas County, WI  0.37% ($44,128)

Businesses in Tower, MN

  • True Value: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Tower:

  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WNMT (650 AM; 10 kW; NASHWAUK, MN; Owner: MIDWEST RADIO NETWORK, L.L.C.)
  • WDSM (710 AM; 10 kW; SUPERIOR, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWJC (850 AM; daytime; 10 kW; DULUTH, MN; Owner: WWJC, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KDAL (610 AM; 5 kW; DULUTH, MN; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WELY (1450 AM; 1 kW; ELY, MN; Owner: BOUNDARY WATERS BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WEEP (1400 AM; 1 kW; VIRGINIA, MN; Owner: FULL ARMOR MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KRBT (1340 AM; 1 kW; EVELETH, MN; Owner: IRON RANGE BROADCASTING,INC)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))

Strongest FM radio stations in Tower:

  • KAOD (106.7 FM; BABBITT, MN; Owner: RED ROCK RADIO CORP.)
  • WEVE-FM (97.9 FM; EVELETH, MN; Owner: IRON RANGE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WELY-FM (94.5 FM; ELY, MN; Owner: BOUNDARY WATERS BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WIRN (92.5 FM; BUHL, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WIRR (90.9 FM; VIRGINIA-HIBBING, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • W269AC (101.7 FM; ELY, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)

TV broadcast stations around Tower:

  • KRII (Channel 11; CHISHOLM, MN; Owner: CHANNEL 11 LICENSE, INC.)
  • K28DW (Channel 28; ELY, MN; Owner: MARGIE P. REED)
  • K30DX (Channel 30; ELY, MN; Owner: HARRY W. REED, II)
  • K32DH (Channel 32; ELY, MN; Owner: HARRY W. REED, II)
  • K34DS (Channel 34; ELY, MN; Owner: HARRY W. REED, II)
  • K36CY (Channel 36; ELY, MN; Owner: HARRY W. REED, II)
  • K38DH (Channel 38; ELY, MN; Owner: HARRY W. REED, II)

Tower fatal accident list:

Aug 14, 2004 07:08 PM, Sr-1, Angus, Lat: 47.803167, Lon: -92.283387, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Oct 19, 2003 03:40 PM, Sr-1, Lat: 47.803167, Lon: -92.283387, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Nov 2, 2002 05:00 AM, Sr-1, Lat: 47.805348, Lon: -92.278282, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jan 16, 2002 08:46 PM, Sr-1, Lat: 47.803167, Lon: -92.283387, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Nov 2, 1991 10:55 PM, 126, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 2
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 36ft / 11.2mTotal length
  • $281,000,000Total costs
  • 12,898Total average daily traffic
  • 417Total average daily truck traffic
  • 19,056Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Tower)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

43 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • Lat: 47.822417 Lon: -92.334333, Call Sign: KNNG724,
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.037 MHz, 457.037 MHz, 451.512 MHz, 452.487 MHz, Grant Date: 12/30/2015, Expiration Date: 02/02/2026, Certifier: Trevor Banks, Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern Suite E 501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:
  • 601 Main St (Lat: 47.805750 Lon: -92.276833), Structure height: 15 m, Call Sign: WNSW598, Licensee ID: L00001853,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.075 MHz, Grant Date: 06/14/2000, Expiration Date: 07/30/2005, Cancellation Date: 09/03/2002, Registrant: Minnesota Power Inc, 30 W Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802, Phone: (218) 722-2641
  • Lat: 47.822139 Lon: -92.328472, Call Sign: WPWR656,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.237 MHz, 451.287 MHz, 451.312 MHz, 451.337 MHz, 467.862 MHz, Grant Date: 11/01/2012, Expiration Date: 01/10/2023, Certifier: Vincent Dodge, Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Salt Lake City, UT 84117-0503, Phone: (801) 278-9728, Fax: (801) 278-7239
  • Lat: 47.820000 Lon: -92.236667, Call Sign: WPYM943,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.037 MHz, Grant Date: 07/20/2013, Expiration Date: 09/11/2023, Certifier: William Hiltunen, Registrant: Tower-Breitung Wastewater Board, 602 Main Street, Tower, MN 55790-0576, Phone: (218) 753-8900, Fax: (218) 753-3020, Email:
  • VERMILION, 1430 Bois Forte Road (Lat: 47.819667 Lon: -92.344083), Type: Tank, Structure height: 42.7 m, Overall height: 48.8 m, Call Sign: WQHP393,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.940 MHz, 155.940 MHz, Grant Date: 06/28/2017, Expiration Date: 09/25/2027, Certifier: Bruce A Hegrenes, Registrant: Saint Louis County Sheriff\'s Office, 2030 North Arlington Avenue, Duluth, MN 55811, Phone: (218) 726-2933, Fax: (218) 726-2932, Email:
  • VERMILION, 1430 Bois Forte Road (Lat: 47.819667 Lon: -92.344083), Type: Tank, Structure height: 42.7 m, Overall height: 48.8 m, Call Sign: WQHP394,
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.825 MHz, 156.225 MHz, 156.225 MHz, Grant Date: 09/25/2007, Expiration Date: 09/25/2017, Cancellation Date: 01/29/2014, Certifier: Bruce A Hegrenes, Registrant: St. Louis County, 2030 North Arlington Avenue, Duluth, MN 55811, Phone: (218) 726-2920, Fax: (218) 726-2923, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Tower)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

14 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Tower)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$240,980
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0154.00

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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 fire incidents per year is 16. The highest number of reported fires - 32 took place in 2016, and the least - 0 in 2004. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Tower, MN When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (47.2%), and Outside Fires (42.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Tower, MN
    • 12847.2%Structure Fires
    • 11442.1%Outside Fires
    • 165.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 134.8%Other
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Most common first names in Tower, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2575.8 years
Robert1673.0 years
William1372.0 years
Joseph1176.8 years
Mary978.8 years
Arthur873.0 years
Walter779.0 years
Frank779.1 years
Charles776.4 years
Howard676.0 years
Most common last names in Tower, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Maki1377.9 years
Anderson1378.4 years
Carlson1075.9 years
Pearson1081.1 years
Johnson975.9 years
Bystrom780.9 years
Hill677.8 years
Peterson676.7 years
Burgess673.2 years
Nelson686.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Tower, MN
  • 40.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 38.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 19.9%Electricity
  • 1.5%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Tower, MN
  • 44.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 28.8%Electricity
  • 20.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 6.5%No fuel used


Tower compared to Minnesota state average:

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