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Population in 2012: 56 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -22.2%
Males: 20  (35.9%)
Females: 36  (64.1%)

Median resident age:  39.8 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip code: 56385

Estimated median household income in 2012: $36,115 (it was $38,438 in 2000)
Westport:

$36,115
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $14,410

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $73,453 (it was $42,800 in 2000)
Westport:

$73,453
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $155,659; Detached houses: $170,473; Mobile homes: $14,926

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  • White alone - 46 (80.7%)
  • Hispanic - 9 (15.8%)
  • Black alone - 2 (3.5%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Westport: 88.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (47.2%), Norwegian (16.0%), Irish (13.2%), Polish (13.2%), United States (9.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1330 feet

Land area: 0.28 square miles.

Population density: 200 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Westport:

  • High school or higher: 90.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 7.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Westport city:

  • Never married: 13.2%
  • Now married: 73.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 7.9%

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: $1,050 (1.6%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Cloud, MN (49.3 miles , pop. 59,107).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (105.9 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (459.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Villard, MN (2.3 miles ), West Union, MN (2.7 miles) , Sedan, MN (3.2 miles) , Sauk Centre, MN (3.2 miles ), Forada, MN (3.2 miles) , Osakis, MN (3.2 miles ), Glenwood, MN (3.4 miles ), Nelson, MN (3.6 miles) .

Latitude: 45.71 N, Longitude: 95.17 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 320

Westport household income distribution Westport home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.6%
Minnesota:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +25 (+53.2%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (25%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (25%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (17%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (36%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (14%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)


Average climate in Westport, Minnesota

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Tornado activity:

Westport-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 33% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/18/1964, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.9 miles away from the Westport city center injured 13 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/5/1964, a category F3 tornado 20.9 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Westport-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 94% 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 42.4 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 54.5 miles away from Westport 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 82.1 miles away from the city center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 50.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pope County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Tornado: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Westport topographic map

Hospitals/medical centers near Westport:

  • ST MICHAELS HOSPITAL AND NH (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; SAUK CENTRE, MN)
  • COMMUNITY MEMORIAL HOME (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; OSAKIS, MN)
  • GLENWOOD VILLAGE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; GLENWOOD, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Westport:

  • Ridgewater College (about 41 miles; Willmar, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,670)
  • College of Saint Benedict (about 43 miles; Saint Joseph, MN; FT enrollment: 2,057)
  • Rasmussen College-St Cloud (about 48 miles; St. Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 2,762)
  • Saint Cloud Technical College (about 49 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 2,740)
  • Saint Cloud State University (about 51 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 12,908)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 60 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 3,462)
  • Central Lakes College-Brainerd (about 64 miles; Brainerd, MN; FT enrollment: 2,341)

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Pope County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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AQI  CO  SO2 NO2 Ozone  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 29.5. This is about average.
City:

29.5
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.238. This is significantly better than average. There were 4 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.238
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.95. This is better than average. There were 14 monitors within city limits.
City:

1.95
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 10.0. This is about average. There were 15 monitors within city limits.
City:

10.0
U.S.:

9.4
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 12.0. This is significantly better than average. There were 14 monitors within city limits.
City:

12.0
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.95. This is about average. There were 12 monitors within city limits.
City:

8.95
U.S.:

9.59

Drinking water stations with addresses in Westport that have no violations reported:

  • TEN MILE TAVERN (Population served: 60, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 6.3%

Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  59.1%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.5%
Whole state:  6.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Westport compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Westport travel time to work - commute


Westport mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (67%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (22%)
  • Other fuel (11%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Westport city (based on Pope County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 78.85%
Here78.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchAssociation of Free Lutheran CongregationsOther
Adherents59.0%20.8%5.5%3.6%11.0%
Congregations50.0%10.7%7.1%7.1%25.0%
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
This county:

4.54 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Pope County:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 13
Pope County:

11.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.5%
State:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.2%
Minnesota:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Pope County:

11.9%
Minnesota:

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
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$9
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$9
Totals for Government 0$0 2$18

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $7,000 ($125.00)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,000 ($53.57)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($17.86)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($17.86)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,000 ($35.71)

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

  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $3,000 ($53.57)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($17.86)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $2,000 ($35.71)
  • Tax - NEC: $2,000 ($35.71)
    Property: $1,000 ($17.86)

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

  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $3,000 ($53.57)

6.30% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($49,972 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.30%
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 Douglas County, MN  1.34% ($28,900 average AGI)
from Stearns County, MN  0.67% ($72,833)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.45% ($47,350)


6.86% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,453 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.86%
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 Douglas County, MN  1.44% ($32,092 average AGI)
to Stearns County, MN  0.69% ($27,871)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.49% ($32,955)

Strongest AM radio stations in Westport:

  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WBHR (660 AM; 10 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HERBERT M. HOPPE)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KXRA (1490 AM; 1 kW; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: PARADIS BROADCASTING OF ALEXANDRIA, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KLTF (960 AM; 5 kW; LITTLE FALLS, MN; Owner: KLTF/KFML, INC.)
  • KBRF (1250 AM; 10 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • KASM (1150 AM; 2 kW; ALBANY, MN; Owner: STARCOM, LLC)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KEYL (1400 AM; 1 kW; LONG PRAIRIE, MN; Owner: PRAIRIE BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Westport:

  • KIKV-FM (100.7 FM; SAUK CENTRE, MN; Owner: BDI BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KULO (94.3 FM; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: BDI BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KBHL (103.9 FM; OSAKIS, MN; Owner: CHRISTIAN HERITAGE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMGK (107.1 FM; GLENWOOD, MN; Owner: BRANSTOCK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KQIC (102.5 FM; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: LAKELAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXRZ (99.3 FM; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: PARADIS BROADCASTING OF ALEXANDRIA, INC.)
  • KXRA-FM (92.3 FM; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: PARADIS BROADCASTING OF ALEX, INC.)
  • KRVY-FM (97.3 FM; STARBUCK, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSJR-FM (90.1 FM; COLLEGEVILLE, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KLFN (106.5 FM; SUNBURG, MN; Owner: LAKELAND BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KNSR (88.9 FM; COLLEGEVILLE, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)

TV broadcast stations around Westport:

  • KSAX (Channel 42; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: KSAX-TV, INC.)
  • KCCO-TV (Channel 7; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • K36AA (Channel 36; ALEXANDRIA, ETC., MN; Owner: SELECTIVE TV, INC.)
  • 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.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Westport)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 1.0 S Of Rts 28 & 33 (Lat: 45.699694 Lon: -95.176972), Structure height: 363 m, Call Sign: WNLL463, Licensee ID: L00050824
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.475 MHz, 462.475 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/23/1998, Expiration Date: 12/23/2003, Cancellation Date: 12/02/2003
    Registrant: Sprint Communications Company LP, 6100 Sprint Pkwy, Overland Park, KS 66251-0001, Phone: (913) 967-3000

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Nw 1/4 Section 26, (Lat: 45.699694 Lon: -95.176972), Structure height: 363 m, Call Sign: KPH327
    Assigned Frequencies: 166.250 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/07/1987, Expiration Date: 04/01/2014
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 2099 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Suite 100, Washington, DC 20006-6801, Phone: (202) 828-1889, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • Nw Section 26, (Lat: 45.699694 Lon: -95.176972), Structure height: 363 m, Call Sign: KPH328
    Assigned Frequencies: 450.550 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/07/1987, Expiration Date: 04/01/2014
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 2099 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Suite 100, Washington, DC 20006-6801, Phone: (202) 828-1889, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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