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Population in 2012: 104 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +13.0%
 

Males: 33  (31.9%)
Females: 71  (68.1%)

Median resident age:  42.0 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip code: 56760

Estimated median household income in 2012: $31,446 (it was $28,750 in 2000)
Viking:

$31,446
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,140

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $59,130 (it was $22,100 in 2000)
Viking:

$59,130
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $105,007; Detached houses: $139,701; Mobile homes: $16,695

Median gross rent in 2012: $825.

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  • White alone - 98 (94.2%)
  • Two or more races - 4 (3.8%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (1.9%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Viking: 85.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Norwegian (44.5%), French (14.6%), German (7.9%), Swedish (6.7%), Italian (4.3%), Czech (3.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1065 feet

Land area: 0.51 square miles.

Population density: 204 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Viking:

  • High school or higher: 93.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.6%
  • Unemployed: 10.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Viking city:

  • Never married: 26.7%
  • Now married: 42.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 10.7%
  • Divorced: 20.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $900 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $540 (0.8%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (95.1 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (270.1 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (613.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Newfolden, MN (3.2 miles ), Holt, MN (3.3 miles) , Thief River Falls, MN (3.6 miles ), St. Hilaire, MN (4.1 miles ), Warren, MN (4.1 miles ), Middle River, MN (4.3 miles ), Strandquist, MN (4.3 miles) , Argyle, MN (4.5 miles ).

Latitude: 48.22 N, Longitude: 96.41 W

Area code: 218

Viking household income distribution Viking home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.1%
Minnesota:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -11 (-10.7%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (36%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (36%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (38%)
  • Retail trade (25%)
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)


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Tornado activity:

Viking-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Minnesota state average. It is 19% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/11/1958, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 42.8 miles away from the Viking city center injured 2 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 7/13/1977, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 17.0 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Marshall County (23) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 19
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Heavy Rains: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Blizzard: 1, Snow: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Viking:

  • INTER COUNTY NURSING SERVICE (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN)
  • SANFORD MEDICAL CENTER THIEF RIVER FALLS (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, about 13 miles away; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN)
  • OAKLAND PARK COMMUNITIES (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN)

Political contributions by individuals in Viking, MN

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Viking:

  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 13 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,038)
  • University of North Dakota (about 37 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 10,215)
  • Bemidji State University (about 88 miles; Bemidji, MN; FT enrollment: 3,658)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 94 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 11,679)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 96 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 5,882)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 96 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,740)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 135 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 3,462)

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Notable locations in Viking: Viking Station (A), Viking Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Viking include: Zion Lutheran Church (A), Viking Covenant Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Marshall 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: 15.5%

Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  72.1%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.3%
Whole state:  6.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Viking, MN

Viking compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Viking travel time to work - commute


Viking mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (68%)
  • Wood (13%)
  • Electricity (10%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (10%)

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Religion statistics for Viking city (based on Marshall County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 87.32%
Here87.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchAssociation of Free Lutheran CongregationsLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist Church
Adherents43.6%37.4%5.2%4.4%1.9%
Congregations37.8%20.0%13.3%4.4%2.2%
Name The Evangelical Covenant ChurchEvangelical Free Church of AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)Baptist General ConferenceOther
Adherents1.9%1.3%1.0%0.8%2.5%
Congregations4.4%2.2%4.4%2.2%8.9%
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: 7
Marshall County:

7.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Marshall County:

2.09 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
This county:

7.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.6%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Marshall County:

27.5%
State:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.4%
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$251
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$861
Streets and Highways 1$633$7,5961$71
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$32
Water Supply 0$0 1$11
Totals for Government 1$633$7,5965$1,226

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $15,000 ($144.23)
    Parks & Recreation: $11,000 ($105.77)
    General - Other: $10,000 ($96.15)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($48.08)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($38.46)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($28.85)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($19.23)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($9.62)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,000 ($9.62)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,000 ($28.85)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($48.08)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $2,000 ($19.23)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($48.08)
    General Revenue, NEC: $4,000 ($38.46)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,000 ($28.85)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $26,000 ($250.00)
  • Tax - Property: $4,000 ($38.46)

5.43% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,660 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.43%
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 Pennington County, MN  1.19% ($47,826 average AGI)
from Grand Forks County, ND  0.75% ($29,172)
from Polk County, MN  0.57% ($34,500)


6.08% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($40,288 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.08%
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 Pennington County, MN  0.90% ($27,229 average AGI)
to Grand Forks County, ND  0.80% ($92,742)
to Polk County, MN  0.77% ($30,933)

Strongest AM radio stations in Viking:

  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KKAQ (1460 AM; 3 kW; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KTRF (1230 AM; 1 kW; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KNOX (1310 AM; 5 kW; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KCNN (1590 AM; 5 kW; EAST GRAND FORKS, MN; Owner: KRAD, INC.)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KKCQ (1480 AM; 5 kW; FOSSTON, MN; Owner: PINE TO PRAIRIE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KROX (1260 AM; 1 kW; CROOKSTON, MN)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KQWB (1660 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Viking:

  • KSNR (100.3 FM; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KQMN (91.5 FM; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KKDQ (99.3 FM; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KSRQ (90.1 FM; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; Owner: JOINT VOCAT. TECH COLLEGE DIS. #2200)
  • KNTN (102.7 FM; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)

TV broadcast stations around Viking:

  • KBRR (Channel 10; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Mark Jerabek, At Lakehead Pump Sta. 1 Mi. Wsw (Lat: 48.213333 Lon: -96.436389), Type: 97.5, Overall height: 91 m
    Registrant: 2024344282, Buckley@khlaw.Com, 1001 G STREET NW, SUITE 500 WEST
  • At Lakehead Pump Sta. 1 Mi. Wsw (Lat: 48.213333 Lon: -96.436389), Type: 97.5, Overall height: 91 m
    Registrant: 2187250100, Mkjerabek@iplenergyusa.Com, 21 W SUPERIOR ST

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KB9GXQ
    Grant Date: 11/05/1991, Expiration Date: 11/05/2001, Cancellation Date: 11/06/2003
    Registrant: James M Deppa, Box 96, Viking, MN 56760
  • Call Sign: KC0EEZ, Licensee ID: L01065553
    Grant Date: 08/05/2008, Expiration Date: 09/25/2018, Certifier: Kevin J Fast
    Registrant: Kevin J Fast, 24621 145th Ave Nw, Viking, MN 56760

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

1
  • HARSTAD CALVIN BRIAN, 20389 300th St Nw, Viking, MN 56760
    Certificate: D003379 (Individual), Certificate Issue Date: 11/20/2009, Expiration Date: 11/19/2010

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: ENGEN BURDELL M RV 3 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 263BE , Serial Number: 263, Airworthiness Date: 07/14/1989
    Registrant (Individual): Burdell M Engen, 20530 280th St Nw, Viking, MN 56760
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-12 (Category: Land, Seats: 3, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 82 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3069M , Serial Number: 12-1755, Year manufactured: 1947, Airworthiness Date: 03/17/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Darrell M Voytilla, 25551 County Road 38 Nw, Viking, MN 56760


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

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