Underwood, Minnesota

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Population in 2013: 339 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +6.3%
 
Males: 180  (53.2%)
Females: 159  (46.8%)
Median resident age:  46.8 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip codes: 56586.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $49,814 (it was $29,000 in 2000)
Underwood:

$49,814
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $26,358 (it was $19,465 in 2000)

Underwood city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $102,192 (it was $50,800 in 2000)
Underwood:

$102,192
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $137,151; Detached houses: $135,208; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $213,701; Mobile homes: $133,471

Median gross rent in 2012: $475.

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Underwood races chart
  • White alone - 337 (98.8%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (0.6%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.3%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Underwood: 86.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (27.7%), Norwegian (21.8%), Irish (10.2%), Swedish (6.9%), English (5.2%), United States (3.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1330 feet

Land area: 0.42 square miles.

Population density: 799 people per square mile   (low).

Underwood,MN real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Underwood:

  • High school or higher: 90.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.3%
  • Unemployed: 8.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Underwood city:

  • Never married: 20.9%
  • Now married: 64.7%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 4.7%
  • Divorced: 9.4%

11 residents are foreign born (0.6% Europe).

This city:  3.1%
Minnesota:  7.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $778 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $540 (0.6%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (60.3 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (155.5 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (509.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Battle Lake, MN (2.7 miles ), Dalton, MN (2.8 miles ), Fergus Falls, MN (3.1 miles ), Clitherall, MN (3.4 miles) , Ashby, MN (3.7 miles ), Elizabeth, MN (3.7 miles) , Vining, MN (4.0 miles) , Ottertail, MN (4.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $79,500
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $70,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $85,000
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $112,000
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $127,300
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $87,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $165,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $110,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 46.29 N, Longitude: 95.87 W

Area code: 218

Underwood household income distribution Underwood home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.4%
Minnesota:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +36 (+12.7%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (18%)
  • Other services, except public administration (17%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (14%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Retail trade (30%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (9%)
  • Painters and paperhangers (7%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (5%)
  • Registered nurses (8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Child care workers (5%)

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

Average climate in Underwood, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Underwood-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Minnesota state average. It is 13% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/20/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 43.9 miles away from the Underwood city center killed 10 people and injured 103 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/10/1982, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 20.7 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Underwood-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 85% 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 43.4 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 46.9 miles away from Underwood center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 224.0 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 58.8 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 726.4 miles away from Underwood 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 214.1 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 Otter Tail County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 4, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Underwood topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Underwood:

  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - BATTLE LAKE (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; BATTLE LAKE, MN)
  • KESSEL GROUP HOME INC (Hospital, about 8 miles away; FERGUS FALLS, MN)
  • LAKELAND HOSPICE AND HOME CARE INC (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; FERGUS FALLS, MN)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - OTTER TAIL LAKE (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; BATTLE LAKE, MN)
  • PIONEER CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; FERGUS FALLS, MN)
  • ARLINGTON HOME (Hospital, about 10 miles away; FERGUS FALLS, MN)
  • BROEN MEMORIAL HOME (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; FERGUS FALLS, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Underwood:

  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 11 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; Full-time enrollment: 4,863)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 36 miles; Wahpeton, ND; FT enrollment: 2,318)
  • Alexandria Technical & Community College (about 38 miles; Alexandria, MN; FT enrollment: 2,324)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 59 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 59 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 62 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Central Lakes College-Brainerd (about 80 miles; Brainerd, MN; FT enrollment: 3,371)

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Notable locations in Underwood: Foss Log Cabin (A), Underwood Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Underwood include: Sverdrup Lutheran Church (A), Messiah Lutheran Church (B), Unitarian Church of Underwood (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Sunset Memorial Unitarian Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Otter Tail County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 9.2%
(7.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  65.4%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  3.1%
Whole state:  6.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Underwood compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.

Banks with branches in Underwood (2011 data):

  • Farmers State Bank of Underwood: Farmers State Bank Of Underwood at 110 Main St, branch established on 1915/12/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $44.8 mil, Deposits: $40.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Underwood Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (51%)
  • Electricity (34%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8%)
  • Utility gas (6%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Underwood city (based on Otter Tail County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 69.89%
Here: 69.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAssociation of Free Lutheran Congregations
Adherents44.3%20.3%18.0%4.0%2.3%
Congregations31.7%11.4%17.1%8.1%3.3%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Baptist General ConferenceUnited Church of ChristAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents1.9%1.7%1.5%1.0%4.9%
Congregations2.4%3.3%4.1%3.3%15.4%
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: 11
Otter Tail County:

1.93 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Otter Tail County:

0.70 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 39
Otter Tail County:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 44
Here:

7.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.6%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Otter Tail County:

28.1%
Minnesota:

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

12.1%
State:

13.0%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 5$1,760
Other Government Administration 1$17,325$207,9001$2,221
Streets and Highways 1$5,327$63,9242$1,098
Sewerage 1$7,849$94,1880$0
Water Supply 1$6,726$80,7120$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 4$10,653
Totals for Government 4$37,227$111,68112$15,732

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

  • Current Operations - Liquor Stores: $341,000 ($1005.90)
    Regular Highways: $54,000 ($159.29)
    General - Other: $36,000 ($106.19)
    Water Utilities: $19,000 ($56.05)
    Fire Protection: $18,000 ($53.10)
    Financial Administration: $17,000 ($50.15)
    Sewerage: $16,000 ($47.20)
    Housing & Community Development: $10,000 ($29.50)
    Parks & Recreation: $8,000 ($23.60)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($8.85)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $31,000 ($91.45)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Housing & Community Development: $94,000 ($277.29)
    Fire Protection: $6,000 ($17.70)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($8.85)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $115,000 ($339.23)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $45,000 ($132.74)
    All Other: $23,000 ($67.85)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($8.85)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($2.95)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $20,000 ($59.00)
    Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($11.80)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $360,000 ($1061.95)
    Water Utilities: $51,000 ($150.44)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $77,000 ($227.14)
    All Other: $10,000 ($29.50)
  • Tax - Property: $40,000 ($117.99)
    NEC: $3,000 ($8.85)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $425,000 ($1253.69)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $165,000 ($486.73)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $451,000 ($1330.38)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $139,000 ($410.03)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $299,000 ($882.01)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $2,000 ($5.90)

5.01% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,328 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.01%
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 Cass County, ND  0.38% ($45,655 average AGI)
from Becker County, MN  0.34% ($25,141)
from Clay County, MN  0.31% ($35,899)


5.03% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,150 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.03%
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 Cass County, ND  0.60% ($28,615 average AGI)
to Clay County, MN  0.44% ($28,424)
to Becker County, MN  0.32% ($36,151)

Strongest AM radio stations in Underwood:

  • KBRF (1250 AM; 10 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • KJJK (1020 AM; 2 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KFGO (790 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KQWB (1660 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WBHR (660 AM; 10 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HERBERT M. HOPPE)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Underwood:

  • KJJK-FM (96.5 FM; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • KNWF (91.5 FM; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KZCR (103.3 FM; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC)
  • KBOT (104.1 FM; PELICAN RAPIDS, MN; Owner: WASHINGTON RADIO, INC,)
  • KRVI (95.1 FM; DETROIT LAKES, MN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Underwood:

  • K49FA (Channel 49; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA ED. TV CORP.)
  • K41CS (Channel 41; ERHARD, MN; Owner: RURAL SVCS OF CENTRAL MINNESOTA, INC)
  • K43CS (Channel 43; ERHARD, MN; Owner: RURAL SVCS OF CENTRAL MINNESOTA, INC)
  • K51DC (Channel 51; ERHARD, MN; Owner: RURAL SVCS OF CENTRAL MINNESOTA, INC)
  • K31CH (Channel 31; ERHARD, MN; Owner: RURAL SVCS OF CENTRAL MINNESOTA, INC)
  • K39CJ (Channel 39; ERHARD, MN; Owner: RURAL SVCS OF CENTRAL MINNESOTA, INC)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Underwood)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • 7.4 Mi E Of Jct Us 59 & Mn 210, .75 Mi N Of Mn 210 (Lat: 46.293556 Lon: -95.913361), Overall height: 115.8 m, Call Sign: WPOQ927, Licensee ID: L00001677
    Assigned Frequencies: 6625.00 MHz, 6635.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/26/2008, Expiration Date: 11/19/2018
    Registrant: Otter Tail Power Company
  • UNDERWOOD, 21996 German Lake Road (Lat: 46.276778 Lon: -95.862861), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 102.7 m, Overall height: 104.2 m, Call Sign: WQQW449
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/14/2013, Expiration Date: 03/14/2023, Certifier: John Monday
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 2200 N Greenville Ave., 1w, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (972) 234-7003, Fax: (972) 301-6893, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: N0SRW, Licensee ID: L00488354
    Grant Date: 03/05/2012, Expiration Date: 05/10/2022, Certifier: Jerry R Talsness
    Registrant: Jerry R Talsness, 31963 295th St, Underwood, MN 56586-9208
  • Call Sign: WB0MJD, Licensee ID: L01454666
    Grant Date: 01/28/2009, Expiration Date: 04/09/2019
    Registrant: Dale L Thompson, 25212 340th Ave., Underwood, MN 56586

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 7BCM (Category: Land, Seats: 3, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1616E , Serial Number: 7AC-5181, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 06/13/1979
    Registrant (Individual): Dale L Thompson, 25212 340th Ave, Underwood, MN 56586

Most common first names in Underwood, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1172.1 years
Anna1085.7 years
Esther981.1 years
William882.0 years
Arnold780.3 years
James772.0 years
Mary782.7 years
Edna682.5 years
George679.5 years
Arthur679.3 years
Most common last names in Underwood, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Nelson1380.6 years
Anderson1180.9 years
Jensen1178.7 years
Leitch1181.1 years
Johnson975.4 years
Olson983.0 years
Moen880.9 years
Pederson875.1 years
Larsen786.4 years
Hanson782.2 years
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