Wanda, Minnesota

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Population in 2013: 83 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -19.4%
 
Males: 44  (53.6%)
Females: 39  (46.4%)
Median resident age:  50.5 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip code: 56294

Estimated median household income in 2012: $53,550 (it was $36,250 in 2000)
Wanda:

$53,550
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $33,188 (it was $16,213 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $24,331 (it was $26,100 in 2000)
Wanda:

$24,331
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $24,695; Detached houses: $24,695
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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Wanda: 85.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (68.5%), Irish (12.4%), Czech (3.4%), French (3.4%), English (2.2%), Norwegian (2.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1090 feet

Land area: 0.25 square miles.

Population density: 331 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Wanda:

  • High school or higher: 96.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wanda city:

  • Never married: 12.8%
  • Now married: 72.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 8.4%

3 residents are foreign born (2.9% Latin America).

This city:  2.9%
Minnesota:  7.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $350 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $356 (1.9%)

Wanda satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (92.9 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (105.7 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (417.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Wabasso, MN (2.5 miles ), Lamberton, MN (2.6 miles ), Sanborn, MN (2.9 miles ), Clements, MN (3.0 miles) , Revere, MN (3.1 miles) , Lucan, MN (3.4 miles ), Seaforth, MN (3.5 miles) , Springfield, MN (3.6 miles ).

Latitude: 44.32 N, Longitude: 95.21 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 507

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

4.8%
Minnesota:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: 0 (0.0%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Finance and insurance (19%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (15%)
  • Other services, except public administration (15%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (12%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Retail trade (31%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Carpenters (13%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (13%)
  • Other financial specialists (10%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Religious workers (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (21%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Personal appearance workers (13%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (13%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)

Average climate in Wanda, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Wanda-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 28% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/13/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 19.2 miles away from the Wanda city center killed 9 people and injured 150 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/16/1992, a category F5 tornado 38.5 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 35 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wanda-area historical earthquake activity is above Minnesota state average. It is 79% 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 102.0 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 107.8 miles away from Wanda center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 208.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 213.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 166.0 miles away from Wanda center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 129.9 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 Redwood County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Wanda topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Wanda:

  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - WABASSO (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; WABASSO, MN)
  • MAYO CLINIC HEALTH SYSTEM - SPRINGFIELD Critical Access Hospitals (about 13 miles away; SPRINGFIELD, MN)
  • SPRINGFIELD MEDICAL CTR/MAYO HLTH SYS (Hospital, about 13 miles away; SPRINGFIELD, MN)
  • ST JOHN LUTHERAN HOME (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; SPRINGFIELD, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wanda:

  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 29 miles; Marshall, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,711)
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College (about 39 miles; Granite Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,225)
  • Ridgewater College (about 58 miles; Willmar, MN; FT enrollment: 3,288)
  • South Central College (about 59 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,726)
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 62 miles; Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 13,940)
  • Gustavus Adolphus College (about 62 miles; Saint Peter, MN; FT enrollment: 2,496)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 66 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)

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Notable locations in Wanda: Wanda Town Hall (A), Wanda Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Wanda: Saint Mathias Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Wanda include: Legion Field (1), Schoo Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Redwood 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: 0.0%
Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  64.1%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  2.6%
Whole state:  6.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Wanda compared to Minnesota 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 significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Banks with branches in Wanda (2011 data):

  • The Wanda State Bank: at 121 W Main, branch established on 1932/06/01. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $121.7 mil, Deposits: $101.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (78%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (19%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Wanda city (based on Redwood County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 87.76%
Here: 87.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents36.7%32.3%14.2%8.8%2.8%
Congregations22.4%26.5%12.2%14.3%6.1%
NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristLutheran ChurchAssemblies of GodChristian and Missionary AllianceOther
Adherents2.1%1.2%1.1%0.5%0.3%
Congregations6.1%4.1%2.0%2.0%4.1%
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: 5
Redwood County:

3.22 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Redwood County:

3.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Here:

7.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.7%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Redwood County:

27.2%
Minnesota:

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

11.6%
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$1,282
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$423
Sewerage 0$0 1$700
Totals for Government 0$0 7$2,405

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

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $11,000 ($132.53)
    Regular Highways: $9,000 ($108.43)
    Water Utilities: $6,000 ($72.29)
    Fire Protection: $3,000 ($36.14)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,000 ($36.14)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($24.10)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($24.10)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($24.10)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($24.10)
    Police Protection: $1,000 ($12.05)
    Health Services - Other: $1,000 ($12.05)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($72.29)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $10,000 ($120.48)
    Regular Highways: $7,000 ($84.34)
    Fire Protection: $6,000 ($72.29)
    Sewerage: $5,000 ($60.24)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $20,000 ($240.96)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $20,000 ($240.96)
    All Other: $6,000 ($72.29)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,000 ($36.14)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $10,000 ($120.48)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($48.19)
    Special Assessments: $4,000 ($48.19)
    General Revenue, NEC: $3,000 ($36.14)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $7,000 ($84.34)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $15,000 ($180.72)
    All Other: $2,000 ($24.10)
  • Tax - Property: $20,000 ($240.96)
    NEC: $2,000 ($24.10)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $98,000 ($1180.72)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $98,000 ($1180.72)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $11,000 ($132.53)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $18,000 ($216.87)

4.61% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,446 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.61%
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 Renville County, MN  0.65% ($27,857 average AGI)
from Lyon County, MN  0.39% ($25,240)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.28% ($18,167)


5.35% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,318 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.35%
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 Renville County, MN  0.57% ($28,243 average AGI)
to Lyon County, MN  0.53% ($22,412)
to Brown County, MN  0.46% ($32,333)

Strongest AM radio stations in Wanda:

  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KLGR (1490 AM; 1 kW; REDWOOD FALLS, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KKOJ (1190 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MN; Owner: KLEVEN BROADCASTING CO. OF MINN.)
  • WBHR (660 AM; 10 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HERBERT M. HOPPE)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wanda:

  • KNSG (94.7 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KNUJ-FM (107.3 FM; SLEEPY EYE, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KLGR-FM (97.7 FM; REDWOOD FALLS, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • K222AE (92.3 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MN; Owner: PRAIRIE LIGHT CHRISTIAN RADIO)
  • K292FC (106.3 FM; REDWOOD FALLS, MN; Owner: REFUGE MEDIA GROUP)

TV broadcast stations around Wanda:

  • KRWF (Channel 43; REDWOOD FALLS, MN; Owner: KSAX-TV, INC.)
  • K30FN (Channel 30; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TELEVISION ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN MINNESOTA)
  • K46FY (Channel 46; REDWOOD FALLS, MN; Owner: REDWOOD TV IMPROVEMENT CORPORATION)
  • K17BV (Channel 17; REDWOOD FALLS, MN; Owner: REDWOOD TV IMPROVEMENT CORP.)
  • K39CH (Channel 39; REDWOOD FALLS, MN; Owner: REDWOOD TV IMPROVEMENT)
  • K54GH (Channel 54; REDWOOD FALLS, MN; Owner: REDWOOD TV IMPROVEMENT CORPORATION)
  • K16CG (Channel 16; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K21DG (Channel 21; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K24CP (Channel 24; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K26CS (Channel 26; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K35DC (Channel 35; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K42AV (Channel 42; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K44AD (Channel 60; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K46AA (Channel 46; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K48AA (Channel 48; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K50AB (Channel 50; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K52AB (Channel 52; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K54AC (Channel 54; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K14KE (Channel 14; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MINNESOTA)
  • K19CA (Channel 19; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: UNITED COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • K40BU (Channel 40; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K19CV (Channel 19; REDWOOD FALLS, MN; Owner: REDWOOD TV IMPROVEMENT)
  • K48GQ (Channel 48; REDWOOD FALLS, MN; Owner: REDWOOD TV IMPROVEMENT CORPORATION)
  • K52GU (Channel 52; REDWOOD FALLS, MN; Owner: REDWOOD TV IMPROVEMENT CORPORATION)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • David C Savolainen, 312 W St. Mathias Blvd. (Lat: 44.314278 Lon: -95.217167), Type: 106.7, Overall height: 100.6 m
    Registrant: 6512347972, David.Savolainen@state.Mn.Us, 395 JOHN IRELAND BLVD., MS730, Phone: (Sav) ola-inen
  • thomas m gubash, 312 W St. Mathias Blvd. (Lat: 44.314278 Lon: -95.217167), Type: 106.7, Structure height: 27127 m, Overall height: 100.6 m
    Registrant: 6512347972, David.Savolainen@state.Mn.Us, 395 JOHN IRELAND BLVD., MS730, Phone: (Sav) ola-inen

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Wanda, 321 W St. Mathias Blvd. (Lat: 44.314333 Lon: -95.217139), Type: Tower, Structure height: 100.6 m, Overall height: 106.7 m, Call Sign: WQOH265
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.475 MHz, 151.137 MHz, 154.295 MHz, 154.452 MHz, 155.340 MHz, 155.370 MHz, 155.752 MHz, 158.737 MHz, 159.472 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/26/2011, Expiration Date: 09/26/2021, Certifier: David C Savolainen
    Registrant: State Of Minnesota, 395 John Ireland Blvd., Ms730, Saint Paul, MN 55155, Phone: (651) 234-7972, Fax: (651) 234-7960, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Wanda, 312 W St. Mathias Blvd. (Lat: 44.314278 Lon: -95.217167), Type: Tower, Structure height: 100.6 m, Overall height: 106.7 m, Call Sign: WQOK494
    Assigned Frequencies: 6815.00 MHz, 6845.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/26/2011, Expiration Date: 10/26/2021, Certifier: Thomas E Walsh
    Registrant: Minnesota Dept Of Transportation, 395 John Ireland Blvd Ms730, St Paul, MN 55155, Phone: (651) 234-7973, Fax: (651) 234-7960, Email:

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