Vining, Minnesota

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Population in 2013: 79 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +16.2%
 
Males: 40  (51.2%)
Females: 39  (48.8%)
Median resident age:  46.5 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip code: 56588

Estimated median household income in 2012: $30,718 (it was $21,250 in 2000)
Vining:

$30,718
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,733 (it was $17,866 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $99,438 (it was $33,300 in 2000)
Vining:

$99,438
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $124,566; Detached houses: $124,566
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  • White alone - 70 (89.7%)
  • Two or more races - 7 (9.0%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (1.3%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Vining: 85.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Norwegian (38.6%), German (24.6%), Swedish (19.3%), Irish (12.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1387 feet

Land area: 1.27 square miles.

Population density: 62 people per square mile   (very low).

Vining, Minnesota map

For population 25 years and over in Vining:

  • High school or higher: 86.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 7.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Vining city:

  • Never married: 37.0%
  • Now married: 53.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.6%
  • Divorced: 5.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $700 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $767 (0.7%)

Vining satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (73.7 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (141.8 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (495.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Clitherall, MN (2.1 miles) , Henning, MN (2.5 miles ), Battle Lake, MN (2.9 miles ), Urbank, MN (3.1 miles) , Ottertail, MN (3.3 miles ), Parkers Prairie, MN (3.5 miles ), Millerville, MN (3.7 miles) , Deer Creek, MN (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 46.26 N, Longitude: 95.54 W

Area code: 218

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

4.4%
Minnesota:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -16 (-19.0%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (38%)
  • Public administration (38%)
  • Wholesale trade (25%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Educational services (38%)
  • Accommodation and food services (38%)
  • Public administration (25%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)

Average climate in Vining, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Vining-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Minnesota state average. It is 15% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/13/2001, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.8 miles away from the Vining city center injured 3 people and caused $5 million in damages.

On 6/20/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 53.4 miles away from the city center killed 10 people and injured 103 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Vining-area historical earthquake activity is near Minnesota state average. It is 86% 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 47.7 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 54.6 miles away from Vining center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 235.8 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 71.7 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 742.2 miles away from Vining center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 293.0 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).
Vining topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Vining:

  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - HENNING (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; HENNING, MN)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - BATTLE LAKE (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; BATTLE LAKE, MN)
  • PARKERS PRAIRIE DISTRICT HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 13 miles away; PARKERS PRAIRIE, MN)
  • ST WILLIAMS LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; PARKERS PRAIRIE, MN)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - OTTER TAIL LAKE (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; BATTLE LAKE, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Vining:

  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 27 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; Full-time enrollment: 4,863)
  • Alexandria Technical & Community College (about 29 miles; Alexandria, MN; FT enrollment: 2,324)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 52 miles; Wahpeton, ND; FT enrollment: 2,318)
  • Central Lakes College-Brainerd (about 64 miles; Brainerd, MN; FT enrollment: 3,371)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 72 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 72 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 75 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)

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Notable location: Vining Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Vining include: Nidaros Lutheran Church (A), Vining Lutheran Church (B). Display/hide their locations 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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2001 was 34.0. This is significantly better than average.

City:

34.0
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 15.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 20.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.9
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 7.10. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 20.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.10
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 12.2%
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  58.8%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.8%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 2.9% of all households

Vining compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median household income below 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 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (27%)
  • Electricity (23%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (18%)
  • Wood (18%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Vining 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
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$192
Totals for Government 0$0 5$192

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

  • Current Operations - Fire Protection: $10,000 ($126.58)
    Parks & Recreation: $6,000 ($75.95)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($50.63)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($50.63)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($25.32)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($12.66)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $6,000 ($75.95)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $8,000 ($101.27)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($12.66)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($25.32)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($12.66)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $18,000 ($227.85)
    All Other: $5,000 ($63.29)
  • Tax - Property: $9,000 ($113.92)
    NEC: $2,000 ($25.32)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $10,000 ($126.58)

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 Vining:

  • KBRF (1250 AM; 10 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KJJK (1020 AM; 2 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KWAD (920 AM; 1 kW; WADENA, MN; Owner: KOMMERSTAD COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, LLC)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WBHR (660 AM; 10 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HERBERT M. HOPPE)
  • 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)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KLTF (960 AM; 5 kW; LITTLE FALLS, MN; Owner: KLTF/KFML, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Vining:

  • KJJK-FM (96.5 FM; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • KIKV-FM (100.7 FM; SAUK CENTRE, MN; Owner: BDI BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXRA-FM (92.3 FM; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: PARADIS BROADCASTING OF ALEX, INC.)
  • KPRW (99.5 FM; PERHAM, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • KZCR (103.3 FM; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC)
  • KBOT (104.1 FM; PELICAN RAPIDS, MN; Owner: WASHINGTON RADIO, INC,)

TV broadcast stations around Vining:

  • KCCO-TV (Channel 7; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KSAX (Channel 42; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: KSAX-TV, INC.)
  • K17FE (Channel 17; WADENA, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K63DX (Channel 63; WADENA, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • K49FA (Channel 49; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA ED. TV CORP.)
  • K36AA (Channel 36; ALEXANDRIA, ETC., MN; Owner: SELECTIVE TV, INC.)
  • K45AR (Channel 45; EAGLE BEND, MN; Owner: INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 790)
  • K16CO (Channel 16; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: SELECTIVE TV, INC.)
  • K18DG (Channel 18; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: SELECTIVE TV, INC.)
  • K26CL (Channel 26; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: SELECTIVE TV, INC.)
  • K32EB (Channel 32; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: SELECTIVE TV, INC.)
  • K48DV (Channel 48; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: SELECTIVE TV, INC.)
  • K50DB (Channel 50; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: SELECTIVE TV, INC.)
  • K52DZ (Channel 52; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: SELECTIVE TV, INC.)
  • K55ID (Channel 55; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: SELECTIVE TV, INC.)
  • K58DS (Channel 58; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: SELECTIVE TV, INC.)
  • K60EJ (Channel 60; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: SELECTIVE TV, INC.)
  • K65HD (Channel 65; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: SELECTIVE TV, INC.)
  • K67HI (Channel 67; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: SELECTIVE TV, INC.)

Vining fatal accident list:

Feb 3, 2008 05:32 AM, 40 0456000040, Near Mn 210, Lat: 46.25297, Lon: -95.52057, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jul 16, 1985 09:32 PM, 210, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • STATION, Sw Crnr Of Sect 32 T132n R38w 5 Mi Se Of (Lat: 46.195778 Lon: -95.495861), Overall height: 45.7 m, Call Sign: WNEF263
    Assigned Frequencies: 2133.20 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/18/1999, Expiration Date: 06/09/2009, Cancellation Date: 08/15/2009
    Registrant: Phone: (320) 762-1121
  • STATION, Se1/4 Sw1/4 Sec 32 T132n R38w 4.5 Mi S 1.75 Mi E Of (Lat: 46.195778 Lon: -95.496417), Overall height: 51.8 m, Call Sign: WNEU212
    Assigned Frequencies: 952.656 MHz, 952.562 MHz, 928.656 MHz, 928.562 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/07/2012, Expiration Date: 03/17/2022
    Registrant: Phone: (218) 863-1171

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • Sec. 31, Folden Township (Lat: 46.196611 Lon: -95.502528), Overall height: 59 m, Call Sign: KNKJ206
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.240 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/03/2009, Expiration Date: 04/01/2019
    Registrant: Brandon Communications, 800 Central Avenue N, Brandon, MN 56315, Phone: (320) 524-2283, Fax: (320) 524-2409, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KB0GBI
    Grant Date: 03/06/1990, Expiration Date: 03/06/2000, Cancellation Date: 03/07/2002
    Registrant: Duane L Christopherson, Rt 1 Box 111a, Vining, MN 56588
  • Call Sign: WA0MKH, Licensee ID: L00919907
    Grant Date: 09/22/2004, Expiration Date: 12/19/2014
    Registrant: Kerry K Koestler, 45500 Chippewa Way, Vining, MN 56588
  • Call Sign: AB0YF, Licensee ID: L00676507
    Grant Date: 05/07/2003, Expiration Date: 05/07/2013, Certifier: Franz N Goenner
    Registrant: Franz N Goenner, 19112 495th St, Vining, MN 56588

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER J5C (Category: Land, Seats: 3, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 77 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 38298 , Serial Number: 5-939, Year manufactured: 1941, Airworthiness Date: 03/28/1968
    Registrant (Individual): Ramon D Dba Nelson Aviation Nelson, Rt 1 Box 193a, Vining, MN 56588, Other Owners: Ramon D Nelson

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
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