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Population in 2012: 150 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -10.7%
 

Males: 85  (57.2%)
Females: 65  (42.8%)

Median resident age:  49.5 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip code: 56089

Estimated median household income in 2012: $40,870 (it was $31,250 in 2000)
Twin Lakes:

$40,870
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,437

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $44,072 (it was $25,400 in 2000)
Twin Lakes:

$44,072
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $53,501; Detached houses: $67,816; Mobile homes: $24,220

Median gross rent in 2012: $427.

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  • White alone - 147 (97.4%)
  • Hispanic - 3 (2.0%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.7%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Twin Lakes: 85.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (36.0%), Norwegian (32.2%), Irish (8.1%), Italian (4.7%), Danish (3.4%), Dutch (3.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1250 feet

Land area: 0.48 square miles.

Population density: 313 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Twin Lakes:

  • High school or higher: 87.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 8.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Twin Lakes city:

  • Never married: 41.0%
  • Now married: 41.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.7%
  • Divorced: 16.7%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.0%
Minnesota:  7.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $688 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $441 (1.3%)

Twin Lakes satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rochester, MN (57.3 miles , pop. 85,806).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (97.4 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (315.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Emmons, MN (2.2 miles ), Conger, MN (2.5 miles) , Albert Lea, MN (2.6 miles ), Glenville, MN (2.7 miles ), Hayward, MN (3.3 miles ), Alden, MN (3.3 miles ), Lake Mills, IA (3.4 miles ), Manchester, MN (3.4 miles) .

Latitude: 43.56 N, Longitude: 93.42 W

Area code: 507

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.1%
Minnesota:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +14 (+9.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (38%)
  • Accommodation and food services (33%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Construction (3%)
  • Wholesale trade (3%)
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (16%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (14%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Plant and system operators (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (14%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (14%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (14%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (11%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Computer specialists (5%)


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Tornado activity:

Twin Lakes-area historical tornado activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 154% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/30/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 0.7 miles away from the Twin Lakes city center killed 5 people and injured 35 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/10/1953, a category F4 tornado 8.0 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Freeborn County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Floods: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Twin Lakes topographic map

Hospitals/medical centers near Twin Lakes:

  • REM WOODVALE INC PLAINVIEW (Hospital, about 6 miles away; ALBERT LEA, MN)
  • MAYO DIALYSIS - ALBERT LEA (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; ALBERT LEA, MN)
  • ALBERT LEA M C HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; ALBERT LEA, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Twin Lakes:

  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 50 miles; Mankato, MN; Full-time enrollment: 12,138)
  • South Central College (about 53 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,118)
  • Rochester Community and Technical College (about 60 miles; Rochester, MN; FT enrollment: 3,599)
  • Gustavus Adolphus College (about 60 miles; Saint Peter, MN; FT enrollment: 2,501)
  • St. Olaf College (about 64 miles; Northfield, MN; FT enrollment: 3,028)
  • Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (about 83 miles; Calmar, IA; FT enrollment: 2,564)
  • Luther College (about 84 miles; Decorah, IA; FT enrollment: 2,470)

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Notable locations in Twin Lakes: Twin Lakes Fire Department (A), Twin Lakes City Hall (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Twin Lakes: Saint James Catholic Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Lake: South Twin Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Freeborn 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 2012: 9.4%
(11.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.0 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  50.0%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.2%
Whole state:  6.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Twin Lakes, MN

Twin Lakes compared to Minnesota state average:

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


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Banks with branches in Twin Lakes (2011 data):

  • Citizens State Bank of Glenville: Twin Lakes Branch at Main Street, branch established on 1912/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $38.4 mil, Deposits: $35.0 mil, headquarters in Glenville, MN, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens Investment Co., Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Twin Lakes travel time to work - commute


Twin Lakes mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (90%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Electricity (4%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Twin Lakes city (based on Freeborn County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 76.96%
Here77.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USALutheran Church
Adherents60.4%14.6%5.0%4.6%3.9%
Congregations45.3%5.7%7.5%5.7%3.8%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Assemblies of GodReformed Church in AmericaSalvation ArmyOther
Adherents2.7%1.0%1.0%1.0%5.8%
Congregations1.9%1.9%1.9%1.9%24.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Freeborn County:

1.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Freeborn County:

5.13 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 27
This county:

8.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.3%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Freeborn County:

28.2%
State:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.7%
State:

13.0%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
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 1$437
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$1,607
Sewerage 0$0 1$263
Totals for Government 0$0 3$2,307

Twin Lakes government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $27,000 ($180.00)
    Water Utilities: $23,000 ($153.33)
    Regular Highways: $22,000 ($146.67)
    Parks & Recreation: $22,000 ($146.67)
    Fire Protection: $15,000 ($100.00)
    General - Other: $13,000 ($86.67)
    Financial Administration: $6,000 ($40.00)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($26.67)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($6.67)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash & Deposits: $132,000 ($880.00)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $63,000 ($420.00)

Twin Lakes government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $12,000 ($80.00)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($6.67)
  • Employee Retirement - Interest Revenue: $10,000 ($66.67)
    From Other Government: $5,000 ($33.33)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $28,000 ($186.67)
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,000 ($13.33)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $10,000 ($66.67)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $50,000 ($333.33)
    All Other: $6,000 ($40.00)
  • Tax - Property: $6,000 ($40.00)

4.45% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,446 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.45%
Minnesota average:

7.79%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Mower County, MN  0.46% ($31,464 average AGI)
from Steele County, MN  0.45% ($30,291)
from Waseca County, MN  0.23% ($24,929)


5.02% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,068 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.02%
Minnesota average:

7.84%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Mower County, MN  0.57% ($28,944 average AGI)
to Steele County, MN  0.39% ($35,833)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.38% ($32,064)

Strongest AM radio stations in Twin Lakes:

  • KATE (1450 AM; 1 kW; ALBERT LEA, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KNFX (970 AM; 5 kW; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KGLO (1300 AM; 5 kW; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KDHL (920 AM; 5 kW; FARIBAULT, MN; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KOLM (1520 AM; 10 kW; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: OLMSTED COUNTY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KOWZ (1170 AM; 3 kW; WASECA, MN; Owner: MAIN STREET BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Twin Lakes:

  • KCPI (94.9 FM; ALBERT LEA, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • K299AL (107.7 FM; ALBERT LEA, MN; Owner: FREEBORN COUNTY CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC)
  • KAUS-FM (99.9 FM; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KQPR (96.1 FM; ALBERT LEA, MN; Owner: HOMETOWN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBDC (88.5 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KYTC (102.7 FM; NORTHWOOD, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF MASON CITY, INC.)
  • K220AR (91.9 FM; ALBERT LEA, MN; Owner: MANKATO STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KLSS-FM (106.1 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF MASON CITY, INC.)
  • KIAI (93.9 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KROC-FM (106.9 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KOWZ-FM (100.9 FM; BLOOMING PRAIRIE, MN; Owner: BLOOMING PRAIRIE FARM RADIO INC.)
  • KSMA-FM (98.7 FM; OSAGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • K280EB (103.9 FM; ALBERT LEA, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)

TV broadcast stations around Twin Lakes:

  • KAAL (Channel 6; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: KAAL-TV, LLC)
  • KIMT (Channel 3; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • K54HA (Channel 54; ALBERT LEA, MN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KYIN (Channel 24; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K43DH (Channel 43; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K45DF (Channel 45; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K49DB (Channel 49; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K51CY (Channel 51; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K53DI (Channel 53; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K55FJ (Channel 55; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K61EU (Channel 61; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K57EU (Channel 57; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • KTTC (Channel 10; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: KTTC TELEVISION, INC.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Twin Lakes)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Pwr Transmission Sta (Lat: 43.558278 Lon: -93.424111), Call Sign: WHA396, Licensee ID: L00007608
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.463 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/10/1996, Expiration Date: 12/02/2001, Cancellation Date: 07/11/2001
    Registrant: Dairyland Power Cooperative, 3200 East Avenue South, La Crosse, WI 54602-0817, Phone: (608) 788-4000

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • STATION, Next To Power Generating Sta (Lat: 43.558278 Lon: -93.424083), Overall height: 69.5 m, Call Sign: WNTP306
    Assigned Frequencies: 6665.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/20/2002, Expiration Date: 07/16/2012, Cancellation Date: 01/18/2008, Certifier: Donald M Goettsch
    Registrant: Interstate Power And Light Company, 1000 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001-4700, Phone: (563) 584-7374, Fax: (563) 599-0780, Email:
  • TWIN LAKES MN, 508 Depot St (Lat: 43.558056 Lon: -93.424722), Type: Tower, Structure height: 68.6 m, Overall height: 74.1 m, Call Sign: WPRY355
    Assigned Frequencies: 6528.75 MHz, 6548.75 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/22/2011, Expiration Date: 03/16/2021, Certifier: Kerry R Groetsch
    Registrant: Mona Lee & Associates, 3730 Kirby Drive, Suite 1200, Pmb 165, Houston, TX 77098, Phone: (832) 230-1809, Email:
  • STATION, Power Generating Station (Lat: 43.558278 Lon: -93.424083), Overall height: 69.5 m, Call Sign: WEG351
    Assigned Frequencies: 1905.00 MHz, 6585.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/21/1998, Expiration Date: 12/23/2008, Cancellation Date: 06/21/2001
    Registrant: Phone: (608) 787-1478


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