Viking, Minnesota

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Population in 2014: 104 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +13.0%
 
Males: 30  (29.3%)
Females: 74  (70.7%)
Median resident age:  28.8 years
Minnesota median age:  37.7 years

Zip code: 56760

Estimated median household income in 2013: $33,695 (it was $28,750 in 2000)
Viking:

$33,695
MN:

$60,702

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $17,738 (it was $11,812 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $65,081 (it was $22,100 in 2000)
Viking:

$65,081
MN:

$180,100

Median gross rent in 2013: $855.

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    • 9894.2%White alone
    • 43.8%Two or more races
    • 21.9%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Viking: 90.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Norwegian (45.0%), German (14.6%), French (11.7%), Czech (4.1%), Italian (4.1%), Swedish (3.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1065 feet

Land area: 0.51 square miles.

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

Viking, Minnesota map

For population 25 years and over in Viking:

  • High school or higher: 96.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.5%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Viking city:

  • Never married: 26.5%
  • Now married: 46.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.6%
  • Divorced: 18.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,025 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $596 (0.9%)

Viking satellite photo by USGS

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 September 2015:
Here:

3.9%
Minnesota:

3.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -11 (-10.7%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (30%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (30%)
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Wholesale trade (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Retail trade (25%)
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Office and administrative support occupations (40%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (30%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (20%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (25%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (21%)
  • Community and social service occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (4%)

Average climate in Viking, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Viking-area historical tornado activity is below Minnesota state average. It is 46% 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.

Earthquake activity:

Viking-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 177.3 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 176.2 miles away from Viking center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 723.9 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 312.1 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 169.6 miles away from Viking 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 321.8 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 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: 20, Storms: 8, Heavy Rains: 3, Tornadoes: 3, 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).
Viking topographic map

Hospitals and 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 Critical Access Hospitals (about 13 miles away; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN)
  • OAKLAND PARK COMMUNITIES (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN)
  • THIEF RIVER CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Viking:

  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 14 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,717)
  • University of North Dakota (about 37 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 12,858)
  • Bemidji State University (about 88 miles; Bemidji, MN; FT enrollment: 4,316)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 94 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 96 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 96 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 135 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 4,863)

Public elementary/middle school in Viking:

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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 2013: 18.9%
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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.9
Minnesota average:

10.7

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

Presidential Elections Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,83022
Catholic2,00013
Evangelical Protestant73617
None2,873-
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
Marshall County:

7.31 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

2.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.6%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Marshall County:

27.5%
Minnesota:

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

15.4%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Viking:

44.4%
Minnesota:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Viking:

45.5%
Minnesota:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Viking:

31.4
Minnesota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

17.2%
State:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

18.6%
State:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.3
Minnesota:

6.8

Overweight people:
Viking:

48.4%
State:

33.2%

General health condition:
Viking:

54.1%
Minnesota:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Viking:

82.7%
Minnesota:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Viking, 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
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$478
Totals for Government 0$0 1$478

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)

5.08% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,446 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.08%
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 Pennington County, MN  0.94% ($22,917 average AGI)
from Grand Forks County, ND  0.70% ($39,148)
from Polk County, MN  0.52% ($37,300)


5.20% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,325 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.20%
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 Pennington County, MN  0.88% ($37,618 average AGI)
to Grand Forks County, ND  0.88% ($27,735)
to Polk County, MN  0.42% ($37,063)

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:

5
  • 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
  • Jon Reis, ~ 0.50 Miles Sw Of The Intersection Of 230th Street Nw And 180th Ave Nw (Lat: 48.208972 Lon: -96.444111), Type: 126.5, Structure height: 27089 m, Overall height: 126.5 m, Registrant: 5154736256, Jreis@impact7g.Com, 6505 MERLE HAY RD SUITE B
  • John E Monday, About 0.50 Miles Sw Of The Intersection Of 230th Street Nw And 180th Ave Nw (Lat: 48.208972 Lon: -96.444111), Type: 126.5, Structure height: 27089 m, Overall height: 121.9 m, Registrant: 5154736256, Jreis@impact7g.Com, 6505 MERLE HAY RD SUITE B
  • John E Monday, About 0.50 Miles Sw Of The Intersection Of 230th Street Nw And 180th Ave Nw (Lat: 48.208972 Lon: -96.444111), Type: 126.5, Structure height: 27089 m, Overall height: 121.9 m, Registrant: 8556997073, Fccmw@att.Com, 3300 E. RENNER RD., B3132, Phone: (You) ngb-lood
  • 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:

3
  • 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
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 170B (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C145 SERIES (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4435B , Serial Number: 26779, Year manufactured: 1955, Airworthiness Date: 04/03/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Calvin Harstad, 20395 330th St Nw, Viking, MN 56760

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (61%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Wood (14%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7%)

Viking compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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 above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There is 1 pilot and 2 other airmen in this city.
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