Viking, Minnesota

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Population in 2017: 103 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +12.0%
 
Males: 40  (39.7%)
Females: 63  (60.3%)
Median resident age:

43.4 years
Minnesota median age:

37.9 years

Zip code: 56760

Estimated median household income in 2017: $41,735 (it was $28,750 in 2000)
Viking:

$41,735
MN:

$68,388

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $18,410 (it was $11,812 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $41,917 (it was $22,100 in 2000)
Viking:

$41,917
MN:

$224,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $91,246; detached houses: $107,997; mobile homes: $19,899

Median gross rent in 2017: $965.

March 2019 cost of living index in Viking: 87.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 14.7%
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  • Races in Viking, MN (2010)
    • 9894.2%White alone
    • 43.8%Two or more races
    • 21.9%Hispanic
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Ancestries: Norwegian (58.7%), French Canadian (11.1%), Swedish (11.1%), German (6.3%), European (3.2%), Ukrainian (3.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1065 feet

Land area: 0.51 square miles.

Population density: 202 people per square mile   (very low).

Viking, Minnesota map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Viking city:

1.9% ($420)
Minnesota:

1.1% ($1,297)

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

Distribution of median household income in Viking, MN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Viking, MN in 2017

Viking satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

9.4%
Minnesota:

4.1%

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 Viking 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 Viking 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 Viking 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 (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: 10, Heavy Rains: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 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:

See full list of schools located in Viking

Points of interest:

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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
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

For population 15 years and over in Viking:

Marital status in Viking, MN
  • Never married: 22.0%
  • Now married: 55.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 1.8%
  • Divorced: 21.0%

For population 25 years and over in Viking:

  • High school or higher: 92.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.4
Minnesota average:

10.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Viking, MN (based on Marshall County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Here:

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.
Minnesota:

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

7.31 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

7.6%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.5%
State:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.4%
Minnesota:

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
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$478
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 0$0 1$478

Viking government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $70,000 ($679.61)
    Local Fire Protection: $56,000 ($543.69)
    Parks and Recreation: $32,000 ($310.68)
    General - Other: $23,000 ($223.30)
    Solid Waste Management: $7,000 ($67.96)
    Water Utilities: $4,000 ($38.83)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($38.83)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($38.83)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($29.13)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $16,000 ($155.34)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,000 ($29.13)

Viking government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $29,000 ($281.55)
    Parks and Recreation: $27,000 ($262.14)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,000 ($87.38)
    Other: $7,000 ($67.96)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $39,000 ($378.64)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $24,000 ($233.01)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $5,000 ($48.54)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $20,000 ($194.17)
  • Tax - Property: $12,000 ($116.50)

Viking government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $386,000 ($3747.57)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $381,000 ($3699.03)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,000 ($48.54)

Viking government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $34,000 ($330.10)

4.06% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($39,871 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.06%
Minnesota average:

7.10%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Pennington County, MN  1.10% ($45,548 average AGI)
from Grand Forks County, ND  0.65% ($31,120)
from Polk County, MN  0.60% ($48,478)

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)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 7ft / 2.0mTotal length
  • 67Total average daily traffic
  • 67Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Viking)

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: 07/05/2018, Expiration Date: 09/25/2028, 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, Certificate Issue Date: 02/15/1989
    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, Certificate Issue Date: 01/08/2018
    Registrant (Individual): Darrell M Voytilla, 25557 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, Airworthiness Date: 04/03/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 09/21/2018
    Registrant (Individual): Calvin B Harstad, 20395 300th St Nw, Viking, MN 56760

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Viking, MN
  • 65.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 21.2%Electricity
  • 13.5%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Viking, MN
  • 100.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Viking compared to Minnesota state average:

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