Tower, Minnesota

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Population in 2014: 500 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +4.4%
 
Males: 312  (62.5%)
Females: 188  (37.5%)
Median resident age:  40.4 years
Minnesota median age:  37.7 years

Zip codes: 55790.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $38,541 (it was $26,429 in 2000)
Tower:

$38,541
MN:

$60,702

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $23,563 (it was $17,169 in 2000)

Tower city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $96,153 (it was $55,300 in 2000)
Tower:

$96,153
MN:

$180,100

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $122,455; Detached houses: $134,093; Mobile homes: $54,399

Median gross rent in 2013: $467.

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  • Races in Tower, MN (2010)

    Tower races chart
    • 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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Tower: 87.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (18.7%), Norwegian (17.4%), Swedish (8.5%), Italian (6.2%), English (5.9%), Polish (3.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1889

Elevation: 1390 feet

Land area: 2.71 square miles.

Population density: 185 people per square mile   (very low).

Tower,MN real estate house value index trend

Tower, Minnesota map

For population 25 years and over in Tower:

  • High school or higher: 95.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.5%
  • Unemployed: 2.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Tower city:

  • Never married: 42.2%
  • Now married: 32.7%
  • Separated: 4.0%
  • Widowed: 7.0%
  • Divorced: 14.1%

1 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.2%
Minnesota:

7.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $940 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $861 (1.0%)

Tower satellite photo by USGS

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) .

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 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 47.81 N, Longitude: 92.28 W

Area code: 218

Tower household income distribution Tower home values distribution

Tower tourist attractions:

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.6%
Minnesota:

3.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -29 (-5.7%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (17%)
  • Other services, except public administration (15%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (30%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (10%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (10%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (16%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Community and social service occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (30%)
  • Sales and related occupations (28%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (13%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (3%)

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

Average climate in Tower, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 Tower 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 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 422.9 miles away from the city 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 Tower 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 the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)
Tower topographic map

Birthplace of: Joe Bach - Football player and coach.

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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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).

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 65.3. This is about average.

City:

65.3
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 12.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.6
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 7.74. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 23.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.74
U.S.:

9.35

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.:

0.01376
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 14.0%
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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.0
Minnesota average:

10.7

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

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
This county:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
Here:

8.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.7%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
St. Louis County:

25.3%
Minnesota:

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

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
Firefighters 0$0 3$700
Health 0$0 3$2,500
Other and Unallocable 1$3,633$43,5961$2,497
Totals for Government 3$10,038$40,15212$6,797

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $227,000 ($454.00)
    Regular Highways: $96,000 ($192.00)
    Water Utilities: $94,000 ($188.00)
    Parks & Recreation: $91,000 ($182.00)
    Health Services - Other: $81,000 ($162.00)
    Financial Administration: $66,000 ($132.00)
    Police Protection: $55,000 ($110.00)
    Fire Protection: $40,000 ($80.00)
    Sewerage: $29,000 ($58.00)
    Air Transportation: $22,000 ($44.00)
    Central Staff Services: $18,000 ($36.00)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($10.00)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,000 ($2.00)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $43,000 ($86.00)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Health - Other: $69,000 ($138.00)
    Air Transportation: $39,000 ($78.00)
    Parks & Recreation: $32,000 ($64.00)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($8.00)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $76,000 ($152.00)

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

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $9,000 ($18.00)
  • Charges - Parks & Recreation: $103,000 ($206.00)
    All Other: $84,000 ($168.00)
    Sewerage: $31,000 ($62.00)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $70,000 ($140.00)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $197,000 ($394.00)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $223,000 ($446.00)
    Interest Earnings: $27,000 ($54.00)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $104,000 ($208.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $171,000 ($342.00)
    All Other: $59,000 ($118.00)
  • Tax - Property: $152,000 ($304.00)
    NEC: $9,000 ($18.00)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,353,000 ($2706.00)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $112,000 ($224.00)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $49,000 ($98.00)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $1,311,000 ($2622.00)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $105,000 ($210.00)

Tower government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $797,000 ($1594.00)

4.45% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,093 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.45%
Minnesota average:

6.51%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($257 average AGI)
St. Louis County:

0.03%
Minnesota average:

0.02%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hennepin County, MN  0.34% ($36,195 average AGI)
from Douglas County, WI  0.33% ($28,508)
from Carlton County, MN  0.28% ($32,319)


4.65% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,347 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.65%
Minnesota average:

6.71%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($404 average AGI)
St. Louis County:

0.03%
Minnesota average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Hennepin County, MN  0.54% ($30,668 average AGI)
to Douglas County, WI  0.36% ($27,641)
to Carlton County, MN  0.34% ($38,230)

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:

Nov 2, 1991 10:55 PM, 126, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 2
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 5m16ftTotal length
  • $700,000Total costs
  • 4,750Total average daily traffic
  • 291Total average daily truck traffic
  • 11,290Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (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 Private Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • Lat: 47.822417 Lon: -92.334333, Call Sign: KNNG724
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.512 MHz, 452.487 MHz, 452.037 MHz, 457.037 MHzGrant Date: 12/30/2015, Expiration Date: 02/02/2026, Certifier: Trevor BanksRegistrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 06/14/2000, Expiration Date: 07/30/2005, Cancellation Date: 09/03/2002Registrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 11/01/2012, Expiration Date: 01/10/2023, Certifier: Vincent DodgeRegistrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 07/20/2013, Expiration Date: 09/11/2023, Certifier: William HiltunenRegistrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 09/25/2007, Expiration Date: 09/25/2017, Certifier: Bruce A HegrenesRegistrant: St. Louis County, 2030 North Arlington Avenue, Duluth, MN 55811, Phone: (218) 726-2933, Fax: (218) 726-2923, 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 MHzGrant Date: 09/25/2007, Expiration Date: 09/25/2017, Cancellation Date: 01/29/2014, Certifier: Bruce A HegrenesRegistrant: 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:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

18 (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

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

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

  • BREITUNG (Population served: 485, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 14
  • Hazardous Condition: 7
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Tower

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Tower, MN
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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (38%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (30%)
  • Electricity (29%)
  • Wood (2%)

Businesses in Tower, MN

  • True Value: 1

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 below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There are 15 pilots and 7 other airmen in this city.
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