Wendell, Minnesota

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Population in 2014: 166 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -6.2%
 
Males: 92  (55.7%)
Females: 74  (44.3%)
Median resident age:  52.9 years
Minnesota median age:  37.7 years

Zip code: 56590

Estimated median household income in 2013: $45,905 (it was $35,625 in 2000)
Wendell:

$45,905
MN:

$60,702

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $25,294 (it was $16,413 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $55,305 (it was $27,500 in 2000)
Wendell:

$55,305
MN:

$180,100
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    • 16699.4%White alone
    • 10.6%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Wendell: 89.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Norwegian (34.1%), German (30.2%), Swedish (8.2%), Irish (4.9%), Danish (3.3%), Dutch (3.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1140 feet

Land area: 1.05 square miles.

Population density: 158 people per square mile   (very low).

Wendell, Minnesota map

For population 25 years and over in Wendell:

  • High school or higher: 89.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wendell city:

  • Never married: 21.3%
  • Now married: 57.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 13.1%

1 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.8%
Minnesota:

7.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $878 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $584 (1.4%)

Wendell satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (67.1 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (155.9 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (509.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Elbow Lake, MN (2.6 miles ), Nashua, MN (3.2 miles) , Tintah, MN (3.3 miles) , Norcross, MN (3.5 miles) , Dalton, MN (3.6 miles ), Barrett, MN (3.6 miles ), Ashby, MN (3.8 miles ), Campbell, MN (3.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $40,000
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $40,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $96,700
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $125,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 46.03 N, Longitude: 96.10 W

Area code: 218

Wendell household income distribution Wendell home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.2%
Minnesota:

3.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +18 (+11.3%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (17%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Retail trade (30%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (17%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (14%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (48%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (15%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Management occupations (0%)

Average climate in Wendell, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Wendell-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Minnesota state average. It is 13% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/10/1982, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.2 miles away from the Wendell city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/5/1964, a category F3 tornado 23.5 miles away from the city center injured 11 people and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wendell-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 84% 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 25.4 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 26.6 miles away from Wendell center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 204.8 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 40.5 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 714.4 miles away from Wendell 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 264.8 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 Grant County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Wendell topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Wendell:

  • BARRETT CARE CENTER INC (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; BARRETT, MN)
  • PELICAN LAKE HEALTH CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; ASHBY, MN)

airports located in Wendell:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wendell:

  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 18 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; Full-time enrollment: 4,863)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 30 miles; Wahpeton, ND; FT enrollment: 2,318)
  • Alexandria Technical & Community College (about 37 miles; Alexandria, MN; FT enrollment: 2,324)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 66 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 66 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 69 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Ridgewater College (about 80 miles; Willmar, MN; FT enrollment: 3,288)

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Notable locations in Wendell: Wendell (A), Wendell Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Wendell: Trinity Lutheran Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Grant 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.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 15.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 17.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.9
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 7.10. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 24.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.10
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 10.8%
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  68.4%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  10.5%
Whole state:  6.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Wendell (2011 data):

  • Eagle Bank: Wendell Branch at Main Street, branch established on 1945/07/30. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $113.2 mil, Deposits: $97.0 mil, headquarters in Glenwood, MN, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Eagle Investment Company, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.0
Minnesota average:

10.7

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Wendell city (based on Grant County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,78415
Evangelical Protestant1,2008
Catholic5192
Other4-
None511-
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: 4
Grant County:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

8.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

9.98 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.9%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Grant County:

27.2%
Minnesota:

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

11.3%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$1,500
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$1,190
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$343
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$981
Totals for Government 0$0 8$4,014

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

  • Current Operations - Fire Protection: $24,000 ($144.58)
    General - Other: $15,000 ($90.36)
    Sewerage: $12,000 ($72.29)
    Water Utilities: $11,000 ($66.27)
    Financial Administration: $10,000 ($60.24)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,000 ($54.22)
    Parks & Recreation: $9,000 ($54.22)
    Regular Highways: $9,000 ($54.22)
    Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($30.12)
    Police Protection: $3,000 ($18.07)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $50,000 ($301.20)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $15,000 ($90.36)
    All Other: $13,000 ($78.31)
    Solid Waste Management: $11,000 ($66.27)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($18.07)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $14,000 ($84.34)
    Interest Earnings: $7,000 ($42.17)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $13,000 ($78.31)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $51,000 ($307.23)
    All Other: $7,000 ($42.17)
    Highways: $1,000 ($6.02)
  • Tax - Property: $40,000 ($240.96)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $78,000 ($469.88)

6.21% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,045 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.21%
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 Douglas County, MN  1.44% ($28,472 average AGI)
from Otter Tail County, MN  0.80% ($29,800)


6.80% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,567 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.80%
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 Otter Tail County, MN  1.39% ($34,657 average AGI)
to Douglas County, MN  1.35% ($32,882)

Strongest AM radio stations in Wendell:

  • KBRF (1250 AM; 10 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • KJJK (1020 AM; 2 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KFGO (790 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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)
  • WBHR (660 AM; 10 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HERBERT M. HOPPE)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KQWB (1660 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wendell:

  • KJJK-FM (96.5 FM; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • KZCR (103.3 FM; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC)
  • KNWF (91.5 FM; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)

TV broadcast stations around Wendell:

  • K45DP (Channel 45; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: FEDERATED TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE)
  • K51EJ (Channel 51; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: FEDERATED TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE)
  • K27EN (Channel 27; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: FEDERATED TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE)
  • K39DZ (Channel 39; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: FEDERATED TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE)
  • K31DH (Channel 31; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: TRI-COUNTY UHF-TV, INC.)
  • K53DX (Channel 53; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: FEDERATED TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE)
  • K59BT (Channel 59; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: FEDERATED TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE)
  • K61BJ (Channel 61; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: FEDERATED TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE)
  • K63BW (Channel 63; DONNELLY/HERMAN, MN; Owner: FEDERATED TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE)
  • K18DU (Channel 18; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: TRI-COUNTY UHF-TV, INC.)
  • K55FW (Channel 55; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: FEDERATED TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE)
  • K57BL (Channel 57; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: FEDERATED TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Wendell, MN)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: AEROSTAR INTERNATIONAL INC S-60A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: None
    N-Number: 123BF , Serial Number: S60A-3139, Year manufactured: 1990, Airworthiness Date: 05/21/1990
    Registrant (Individual): Paul Brutlag, 27113 County Road 11, Wendell, MN 56590
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 337G (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 142 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-360 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1881M , Serial Number: 33701481, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 02/20/1973
    Registrant (Corporation): Brutlag Farms Inc, 27113 County Road 11, Wendell, MN 56590
  • Aircraft: NORTH AMERICAN T-6G (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 141 mph), Engine: P & W R-1340-AN-1 (550 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 279SQ , Serial Number: 50-1279, Year manufactured: 1950, Airworthiness Date: 06/11/2007
    Registrant (Corporation): Brutlag Farms Inc, 27113 County Road 11, Wendell, MN 56590
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 7CCM (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C90 SERIES (95 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 85091 , Serial Number: 3833, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 10/12/1989
    Registrant (Individual): Paul D Brutlag, 27113 County Road 11, Wendell, MN 56590

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (48%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (31%)
  • Electricity (18%)

Wendell 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 significantly below state average.
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