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Mahnomen County

Population in 2012: 406 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +0.7%
 

Males: 174  (43.0%)
Females: 232  (57.0%)

Median resident age:  33.7 years
Minnesota median age:  43.1 years

Zip codes: 56589.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $32,222 (it was $31,042 in 2000)
Waubun:

$32,222
Minnesota:

$56,954
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $18,986

Waubun city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $61,865 (it was $50,700 in 2000)
Waubun:

$61,865
Minnesota:

$183,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $91,140; Detached houses: $98,462; Mobile homes: $15,000

Median gross rent in 2011: $602.

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  • American Indian alone - 178 (40.9%)
  • White alone - 165 (37.9%)
  • Two or more races - 76 (17.5%)
  • Hispanic - 7 (1.6%)
  • Asian alone - 6 (1.4%)
  • Black alone - 2 (0.5%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Waubun: 87.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (15.4%), Norwegian (9.5%), Irish (4.6%), French Canadian (4.0%), French (2.5%), Czech (2.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1240 feet

Land area: 0.51 square miles.

Population density: 794 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Waubun:

  • High school or higher: 91.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.6%
  • Unemployed: 8.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Waubun city:

  • Never married: 35.1%
  • Now married: 35.4%
  • Separated: 4.1%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 17.6%

6 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.4%
Minnesota:  6.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,202 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $1,194 (2.1%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (46.3 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (200.0 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (549.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Ogema, MN (2.4 miles) , White Earth, MN (2.8 miles ), Mahnomen, MN (3.0 miles ), Callaway, MN (3.7 miles) , Naytahwaush, MN (4.0 miles ), Twin Valley, MN (4.0 miles ), Ulen, MN (4.1 miles ), Bejou, MN (4.2 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $50,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $50,000
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $125,000
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Latitude: 47.18 N, Longitude: 95.94 W

Area code: 218

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.5%
Minnesota:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +12 (+3.1%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (22%)
  • Construction (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Public administration (17%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (15%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (8%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Manufacturing (2%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (13%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (11%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Construction laborers (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (15%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (11%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Waubun-area historical tornado activity is near Minnesota state average. It is 13% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/20/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 25.6 miles away from the Waubun city center killed 10 people and injured 103 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/28/1975, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 38.4 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Mahnomen County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 6, Floods: 4, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Wind: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Waubun:

  • MAHNOMEN HEALTH CENTER (Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, about 8 miles away; MAHNOMEN, MN)

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Waubun:

  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 45 miles; Moorhead, MN; Full-time enrollment: 5,882)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 45 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,740)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 46 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 11,679)
  • Bemidji State University (about 55 miles; Bemidji, MN; FT enrollment: 3,658)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 63 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 3,462)
  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 66 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,038)
  • University of North Dakota (about 74 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 10,215)
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Notable locations in Waubun: Waubun (A), Waubun Police Department (B), Waubun Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Waubun include: Trinity Lutheran Church (A), Circle of Faith Congregational Church (B), Saint Ann's Catholic Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Anns Cemetery (1), Waubun Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Mahnomen County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Drinking water stations with addresses in Waubun that have no violations reported:

  • RAINBOW RESORT (Population served: 78, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PIKE LAKE RESORT (Population served: 55, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NEW HORIZON RESORT AND LODGE (Population served: 55, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TULABY LAKE INN (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 27.8%
(16.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 45.5% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 16.9% for two or more races residents)

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

Percentage of family households:
This city:  67.5%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  12.5%
Whole state:  6.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Waubun, MN

Waubun 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.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Banks with branches in Waubun (2011 data):

  • Midwest Bank: Waubun Branch at 1211 First Street, branch established on 1998/06/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $299.8 mil, Deposits: $265.2 mil, headquarters in Detroit Lakes, MN, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Midwest Bank Group, Inc.

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Waubun travel time to work - commute


Waubun mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (39%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (35%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (12%)
  • Utility gas (7%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • No fuel used (2%)

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Religion statistics for Waubun (based on Mahnomen County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 66.49%
Here66.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaEpiscopal ChurchLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents59.3%27.2%7.8%2.1%3.7%
Congregations28.6%35.7%7.1%7.1%21.4%
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: 2
Mahnomen County:

3.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Mahnomen County:

9.81 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
This county:

3.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.2%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Mahnomen County:

27.4%
State:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

21.4%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$1,122
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$351
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 2$1,126
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$478
Water Supply 0$0 1$1,208
Totals for Government 0$0 10$4,285

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $47,000 ($115.76)
    Water Utilities: $30,000 ($73.89)
    Fire Protection: $21,000 ($51.72)
    Police Protection: $16,000 ($39.41)
    General - Other: $11,000 ($27.09)
    Parks & Recreation: $9,000 ($22.17)
    Financial Administration: $8,000 ($19.70)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($12.32)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($7.39)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash & Deposits: $69,000 ($169.95)
    Benefit Payments: $5,000 ($12.32)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($14.78)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $18,000 ($44.33)
    Water Utilities: $13,000 ($32.02)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $16,000 ($39.41)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $24,000 ($59.11)
  • Employee Retirement - Interest Revenue: $10,000 ($24.63)
    From Other Government: $5,000 ($12.32)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,000 ($2.46)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,000 ($2.46)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $7,000 ($17.24)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($2.46)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $35,000 ($86.21)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $59,000 ($145.32)
    All Other: $7,000 ($17.24)
  • Tax - Property: $49,000 ($120.69)
    NEC: $2,000 ($4.93)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $77,000 ($189.66)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $70,000 ($172.41)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $7,000 ($17.24)

5.64% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($23,780 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.64%
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 Becker County, MN  1.61% ($25,423 average AGI)
from Polk County, MN  0.62% ($26,800)


7.81% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,225 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.81%
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 Becker County, MN  1.88% ($34,161 average AGI)
to Polk County, MN  0.85% ($30,214)
to Beltrami County, MN  0.61% ($25,400)

Strongest AM radio stations in Waubun:

  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KQWB (1660 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KKCQ (1480 AM; 5 kW; FOSSTON, MN; Owner: PINE TO PRAIRIE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KFGO (790 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WDAY (970 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • KBRF (1250 AM; 10 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • KVOX (1280 AM; 5 kW; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KKBJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: R.P. BROADCASTING)

Strongest FM radio stations in Waubun:

  • KRVI (95.1 FM; DETROIT LAKES, MN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRCQ (102.3 FM; DETROIT LAKES, MN; Owner: DETROIT LAKES BROADCASTING COMPANY,)
  • KRJM (101.5 FM; MAHNOMEN, MN; Owner: R & J BROADCASTING)

Waubun fatal accident list:

Mar 22, 1999 08:17 PM, Us-59, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2, Drunken drivers: 1
Jan 29, 1993 09:04 PM, M14, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1



FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2

    FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

    2
    • On Th 113 24 Mi E (Lat: 47.144694 Lon: -95.452250), Type: Tower, Structure height: 49 m, Overall height: 55 m, Call Sign: WPAM853
      Assigned Frequencies: 151.265 MHz
      Grant Date: 06/16/2012, Expiration Date: 08/20/2022, Certifier: Joseph G Dobesh Iii
      Registrant: Office Of Electronic Communications, 1500 West Cr B2, Roseville, MN 55113, Phone: (651) 234-7970, Fax: (651) 234-7960, Email:
    • JUGGLER LAKE, Th 113 (Lat: 47.144722 Lon: -95.451944), Type: Tower, Structure height: 49.4 m, Overall height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: WPZV582
      Assigned Frequencies: 154.680 MHz, 154.680 MHz
      Grant Date: 03/23/2004, Expiration Date: 03/23/2014, Cancellation Date: 10/18/2012, Certifier: Thomas E Alsh
      Registrant: State Of Minnesota, 395 John Ireland Blvd Ms730, Saint Paul, MN 55155, Phone: (651) 296-7418, Fax: (651) 297-5735, Email:

    FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

    2
    • Th113 24 Mi East Of (Lat: 47.144667 Lon: -95.452222), Overall height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: WPNJ206
      Assigned Frequencies: 959.150 MHz
      Grant Date: 09/20/2002, Expiration Date: 12/01/2012, Cancellation Date: 07/08/2004
      Registrant: Phone: (612) 296-8364
    • Juggler Lake, T.H 1134 24 Miles East Of Waubun (Lat: 47.144694 Lon: -95.452250), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 60.6 m, Call Sign: WPYG229
      Assigned Frequencies: 6815.62 MHz
      Grant Date: 05/09/2013, Expiration Date: 08/05/2023, Certifier: James R Mohn
      Registrant: Minnesota Dept Of Transportation, 395 John Ireland Blvd Ms730, St. Paul, MN 55155, Phone: (651) 234-7973, Fax: (651) 234-7960, Email:

    FCC Registered Paging Towers:

    3
    • 0.2 Km S On Sr 113 1.5 Km E Of Elbow Lake Village (Lat: 47.150778 Lon: -95.532528), Overall height: 127.4 m, Call Sign: KNKK647
      Assigned Frequencies: 158.100 MHz, 158.100 MHz
      Grant Date: 08/17/1998, Expiration Date: 07/01/2008, Cancellation Date: 01/22/2008, Certifier: Elizabeth L Kohler
      Registrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, Chtd., 1650 Tysons Blvd., Suite 1500, Mclean, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8661, Email:
    • 7.8 Miles East Of (Lat: 47.180500 Lon: -95.778083), Call Sign: KNKM409
      Assigned Frequencies: 158.100 MHz
      Grant Date: 08/17/1998, Expiration Date: 07/01/2008, Cancellation Date: 01/22/2008, Certifier: Elizabeth L Kohler
      Registrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, Chtd., 1650 Tysons Blvd., Suite 1500, Mclean, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8661, Email:
    • 7.8 Mi. E Of Waubun (Lat: 47.180500 Lon: -95.778083), Call Sign: WSI708
      Assigned Frequencies: 454.625 MHz
      Expiration Date: 07/01/1998, Cancellation Date: 04/05/1999
      Registrant: Twin Valley-Ulen Telephone Company, 204 Main Avenue West, Twin Valley,, MN 56584

    FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

    2
    • Call Sign: KA0YLD, Licensee ID: L01203695
      Grant Date: 10/19/2006, Expiration Date: 11/13/2016
      Registrant: Steve M Schmidt, 37665 Spring Valley Lane, Waubun, MN 56589
    • Call Sign: KD0FMJ, Licensee ID: L01439885
      Grant Date: 10/27/2008, Expiration Date: 10/27/2018, Certifier: Carson T Gardner
      Registrant: Carson T Gardner, 37217 County Hwy 35, Waubun, MN 56589


    FAA Registered Aircraft:

    8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Waubun)

    2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

    • Fire: 8


    Most common first names in Waubun, MN among deceased individuals
    NameCountLived (average)
    Joseph1479.2 years
    John1180.3 years
    William1180.6 years
    Henry1080.1 years
    Frank1078.7 years
    Robert965.1 years
    George879.5 years
    Mary886.8 years
    Anna787.3 years
    James773.4 years
    Most common last names in Waubun, MN among deceased individuals
    Last nameCountLived (average)
    Pederson882.5 years
    Bement869.3 years
    Stalboerger778.9 years
    Nelson781.1 years
    Sullivan676.2 years
    Reller678.5 years
    Miller675.2 years
    Kemper676.3 years
    Kersting680.7 years
    Peterson566.4 years
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