Trail, Minnesota

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Population in 2014: 46 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -25.8%
Males: 21  (47.5%)
Females: 25  (52.5%)
Median resident age:  60.7 years
Minnesota median age:  37.9 years

Zip code: 56684

Estimated median household income in 2016: $24,212 (it was $30,000 in 2000)
Trail:

$24,212
MN:

$65,599

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $13,804 (it was $16,211 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $46,120 (it was $11,900 in 2000)
Trail:

$46,120
MN:

$211,800

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $72,562; Detached houses: $70,863; Mobile homes: $79,488

Median gross rent in 2016: $421.

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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Trail: 85.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Norwegian (58.8%), European (23.5%), German (5.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1205 feet

Land area: 0.99 square miles.

Population density: 46 people per square mile   (very low).

Trail, Minnesota map

For population 25 years and over in Trail:

  • High school or higher: 82.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 29.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 40.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Trail city:

  • Never married: 37.3%
  • Now married: 42.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.1%
  • Divorced: 16.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Trail city:  1.7% ($199)
Minnesota:  1.1% ($1,297)

Trail satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (81.7 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (226.6 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (568.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Gully, MN (1.8 miles) , Oklee, MN (2.9 miles ), Gonvick, MN (3.0 miles ), McIntosh, MN (3.7 miles ), Clearbrook, MN (3.7 miles ), Fosston, MN (3.8 miles ), Brooks, MN (3.8 miles) , Erskine, MN (4.1 miles ).

Latitude: 47.78 N, Longitude: 95.70 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 218

Trail household income distribution Trail home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.2%
Minnesota:

3.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -5 (-7.5%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (50%)
  • Construction (40%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (0%)
  • Educational services (29%)
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Material moving occupations (50%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (40%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Production occupations (21%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Transportation occupations (14%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)

Average climate in Trail, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Trail-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Minnesota state average. It is 51% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/25/1960, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 14.0 miles away from the Trail city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 6/20/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 67.8 miles away from the city center killed 10 people and injured 103 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Trail-area historical earthquake activity is near Minnesota state average. It is 87% 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 147.0 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 148.4 miles away from Trail center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 304.4 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 148.5 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 748.8 miles away from Trail center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 306.5 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 Polk County (25) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 21
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 22, Storms: 12, Tornadoes: 6, Heavy Rains: 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).
Trail topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Trail:

  • MCINTOSH SENIOR LIVING (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; MCINTOSH, MN)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - CLEARBROOK (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; CLEARBROOK, MN)
  • JOHNSON REST HOME (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; FOSSTON, MN)
  • FIRST CARE LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; FOSSTON, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Trail:

  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 33 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,717)
  • Bemidji State University (about 44 miles; Bemidji, MN; FT enrollment: 4,316)
  • University of North Dakota (about 65 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 12,858)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 81 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 81 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 82 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 105 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 4,863)

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Polk County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 40.7%
(28.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  1.8 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  46.2%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  11.5%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 3.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.1
Minnesota average:

10.7

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

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Religion statistics for Trail city (based on Polk County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant9,58235
Catholic6,50013
Evangelical Protestant3,31139
Other2926
None11,915-
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: 7
Polk County:

2.28 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Polk County:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Polk County:

5.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 18
Here:

5.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.5%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Polk County:

27.6%
Minnesota:

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

10.9%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

43.7%
Minnesota:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Trail:

45.7%
Minnesota:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Trail:

27.7
Minnesota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Trail:

19.4%
State:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.4%
Minnesota:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Trail:

6.5
Minnesota:

6.8

Overweight people:
Trail:

29.6%
Minnesota:

33.2%

General health condition:
This city:

55.2%
State:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

82.0%
State:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Trail, 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 0$0 6$140
Totals for Government 0$0 6$140

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

  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $4,000 ($86.96)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($86.96)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($65.22)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($21.74)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($21.74)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($21.74)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($21.74)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,000 ($21.74)

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

  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $4,000 ($86.96)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $4,000 ($86.96)
  • Tax - Property: $8,000 ($173.91)
    NEC: $2,000 ($43.48)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $7,000 ($152.17)

6.04% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,366 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.04%
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 Grand Forks County, ND  1.84% ($34,149 average AGI)
from Cass County, ND  0.27% ($26,156)
from Pennington County, MN  0.25% ($31,100)


6.74% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,472 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.74%
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 Grand Forks County, ND  1.91% ($30,517 average AGI)
to Clay County, MN  0.37% ($33,800)
to Cass County, ND  0.34% ($24,732)

Strongest AM radio stations in Trail:

  • KKCQ (1480 AM; 5 kW; FOSSTON, MN; Owner: PINE TO PRAIRIE BROADCASTING, 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.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KKBJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: R.P. BROADCASTING)
  • KKAQ (1460 AM; 3 kW; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KQWB (1660 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KNOX (1310 AM; 5 kW; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WNMT (650 AM; 10 kW; NASHWAUK, MN; Owner: MIDWEST RADIO NETWORK, L.L.C.)
  • KCNN (1590 AM; 5 kW; EAST GRAND FORKS, MN; Owner: KRAD, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Trail:

  • KNTN (102.7 FM; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KKEQ (107.1 FM; FOSSTON, MN; Owner: PINE TO PRAIRIE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKCQ-FM (96.7 FM; BAGLEY, MN; Owner: PINE TO PRAIRIE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSNR (100.3 FM; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Trail fatal accident list:

Apr 14, 1978 08:00 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • (Trail) 33268 290th Street Se (Lat: 47.747250 Lon: -95.782583), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 90 m, Overall height: 93 m, Call Sign: KNKA735
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHzGrant Date: 02/05/2008, Expiration Date: 01/22/2018, Certifier: Erik YoungRegistrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • Dave J Cavaliere, 33268 290th Street Se (Mn-06004 Trail) (Lat: 47.747250 Lon: -95.782583), Type: 93.0, Overall height: 90 m, Registrant: 8139606200, Operations@skywaytowers.Com, 3903 NORTHDALE BLVD SUITE 111W
  • Dave J Cavaliere, 33268 290th Street Se (Mn-06004 Trail) (Lat: 47.747250 Lon: -95.782583), Type: 93.0, Overall height: 90 m, Registrant: 8139606200, Operations@skywaytowers.Com, 3903 NORTHDALE BLVD SUITE 111W
  • Carissa L Bick, 33268 290th Street Se (Mn-06004 Trail) (Lat: 47.747250 Lon: -95.782583), Type: 93.0, Structure height: 27119 m, Overall height: 90 m, Registrant: 6782656730, Faa-Fcc@americantower.Com, 10 PRESIDENTIAL WAY
  • Katie Miller, 33268 290th Street Se (311721 / Trail Gully Mn) (Lat: 47.747250 Lon: -95.782583), Type: 93.0, Structure height: 27119 m, Overall height: 90 m, Registrant: 6782656730, Faa-Fcc@americantower.Com, 10 PRESIDENTIAL WAY
  • Katie Miller, 33268 290th Street Se (311721 / Trail Gully Mn) (Lat: 47.747250 Lon: -95.782583), Type: 93.0, Structure height: 27119 m, Overall height: 90 m, Registrant: 6782656730, Faa-Fcc@americantower.Com, 10 PRESIDENTIAL WAY

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • TRAIL REPEATER, 1/2 Mi East Of Trail, 2/3 Mi South Of Hwy 92 (Lat: 47.768000 Lon: -95.665278), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: KZX237
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.265 MHzGrant Date: 10/26/2012, Expiration Date: 01/15/2023Registrant: Department Of Natural Resources, 500 Lafayette Road, Saint Paul, MN 55155, Phone: (651) 259-5513, Fax: (651) 234-7960, Email:
  • Nw .25 Of Sw .25 Sec 33 Twp 150 Range 39 (Lat: 47.768000 Lon: -95.665306), Call Sign: KNFQ665, Licensee ID: L00001677
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.390 MHzGrant Date: 04/02/2002, Expiration Date: 06/18/2012, Cancellation Date: 11/14/2011Registrant: Otter Tail Power Company, 215 S Cascade St, Fergus Falls, MN 56537, Phone: (218) 739-8531

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Trail, 1 Mile East Of Trail .6 Mile South Of Hwy 92 (Lat: 47.768000 Lon: -95.665278), Type: Tower, Structure height: 57.9 m, Call Sign: WPYG655
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, 5974.85 MHzGrant Date: 05/15/2013, Expiration Date: 08/07/2023, Certifier: James R MohnRegistrant: Minnesota Department Of Transportation, 1500 West County Road B2 Ms730, Roseville, MN 55113, Phone: (651) 634-2170, Fax: (651) 297-5735, Email:
  • STATION, Nw 1/4 Of Sw 1/4 Sec 33 Twn 150 Range 39 (Lat: 47.768000 Lon: -95.665278), Overall height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WHI555
    Assigned Frequencies: 2186.40 MHzGrant Date: 10/10/2007, Expiration Date: 01/07/2018, Cancellation Date: 08/26/2008Registrant: Minnesota Department Of Transportation, 395 John Ireland Blvd Ms730, St Paul, MN 55155, Phone: (651) 234-7973, Fax: (651) 234-7960, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KD0PKR, Licensee ID: L01657518, Grant Date: 08/23/2011, Expiration Date: 08/23/2021, Certifier: Lawrence P Vettleson Jr, Registrant: Lawrence P Vettleson Jr, 38041 State Hwy 92 Se, Trail, MN 56684

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164A (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 98 mph), Engine: P&W R-985 SERIES (450 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 600T , Serial Number: 600, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 04/14/1969
    Registrant (Individual): Cory R Carlson, 26701 380th Ave Se, Trail, MN 56684
  • Aircraft: GRUMMAN ACFT ENG COR-SCHWEIZER G-164B (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 80 mph), Engine: P&W R-985 SERIES (450 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6723Q , Serial Number: 234B, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 04/06/1977
    Registrant (Individual): Cory R Carlson, 26701 380th Ave Se, Trail, MN 56684
  • Aircraft: BELLANCA 7ECA (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8547 , Serial Number: 914-73, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 02/06/1973
    Registrant (Individual): Cory R Carlson, 26701 380th Ave Se, Trail, MN 56684

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (32%)
  • Electricity (32%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (32%)

Trail compared to Minnesota state average:

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