Whalan, Minnesota

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Population in 2013: 62 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -3.1%
 
Males: 30  (48.6%)
Females: 32  (51.4%)
Median resident age:  46.3 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip code: 55949

Estimated median household income in 2012: $50,021 (it was $28,750 in 2000)
Whalan:

$50,021
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,913 (it was $17,680 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $79,422 (it was $51,700 in 2000)
Whalan:

$79,422
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $179,492; Detached houses: $179,492

Median gross rent in 2012: $725.

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Whalan: 92.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Norwegian (44.6%), German (22.8%), Irish (7.6%), Polish (2.7%), Czech (2.2%), English (1.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 793 feet

Land area: 0.28 square miles.

Population density: 218 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Whalan:

  • High school or higher: 90.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Whalan city:

  • Never married: 27.2%
  • Now married: 46.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 10.0%
  • Divorced: 16.2%

16 residents are foreign born

This city:  11.3%
Minnesota:  7.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $700 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $783 (0.9%)

Whalan satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rochester, MN (34.0 miles , pop. 85,806).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (102.9 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (252.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Lanesboro, MN (1.6 miles ), Peterson, MN (2.5 miles ), Rushford Village, MN (2.9 miles ), Preston, MN (3.0 miles ), Rushford, MN (3.2 miles ), Fountain, MN (3.2 miles ), Harmony, MN (3.6 miles ), Canton, MN (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 43.73 N, Longitude: 91.93 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 507

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

4.2%
Minnesota:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -30 (-31.9%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (21%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (45%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Information (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Manufacturing (3%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)

Average climate in Whalan, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Whalan-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 32% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/15/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 27.1 miles away from the Whalan city center killed 13 people and injured 462 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/5/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.1 miles away from the city center injured 11 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Whalan-area historical earthquake activity is near Minnesota state average. It is 87% 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 242.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 421.5 miles away from Whalan center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 220.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 399.3 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 253.1 miles away from Whalan center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 373.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

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

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 4, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Whalan:

  • FILLMORE PLACE (Hospital, about 9 miles away; PRESTON, MN)
  • FILLMORE COUNTY PHNS (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; PRESTON, MN)
  • PRESTON GOOD SAMARITAN CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; PRESTON, MN)
  • GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN HOME (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; RUSHFORD, MN)
  • HARMONY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL C NC (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; HARMONY, MN)
  • HARMONY COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE INC (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; HARMONY, MN)
  • CHOSEN VALLEY CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; CHATFIELD, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Whalan:

  • Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (about 25 miles; Winona, MN; Full-time enrollment: 4,022)
  • Winona State University (about 26 miles; Winona, MN; FT enrollment: 8,397)
  • Luther College (about 30 miles; Decorah, IA; FT enrollment: 2,700)
  • Rochester Community and Technical College (about 32 miles; Rochester, MN; FT enrollment: 4,444)
  • Viterbo University (about 35 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 2,848)
  • Western Technical College (about 35 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 3,377)
  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (about 36 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 9,837)

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

Creek: Gribben Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Fillmore 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: 16.4%
(5.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.0 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  43.8%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.4%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 3.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Whalan compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median house value 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (75%)
  • Wood (19%)
  • Electricity (6%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Whalan city (based on Fillmore County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 91.93%
Here: 91.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchOld Order Amish
Adherents56.3%14.9%11.6%7.7%1.9%
Congregations36.6%12.7%16.9%5.6%8.5%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Reformed Church in AmericaNew Testament Association Independent Baptist Churches/Other Fundamental BaptistsEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents1.9%1.7%0.7%0.6%2.5%
Congregations4.2%1.4%2.8%2.8%8.5%
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: 8
Fillmore County:

3.81 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Fillmore County:

0.48 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Fillmore County:

4.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 28
Here:

13.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.3%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Fillmore County:

26.6%
Minnesota:

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

9.6%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$427
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$263
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$2,900
Electric Power 0$0 1$41
Totals for Government 0$0 8$3,631

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $12,000 ($193.55)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $26,000 ($419.35)
    General - Other: $8,000 ($129.03)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($64.52)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($48.39)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($32.26)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($32.26)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($16.13)
    Health Services - Other: $1,000 ($16.13)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $7,000 ($112.90)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($32.26)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $6,000 ($96.77)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $1,000 ($16.13)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($16.13)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($16.13)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $37,000 ($596.77)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $13,000 ($209.68)
    All Other: $12,000 ($193.55)
  • Tax - Property: $13,000 ($209.68)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $24,000 ($387.10)

4.57% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,676 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.57%
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 Olmsted County, MN  1.32% ($36,435 average AGI)
from Winona County, MN  0.46% ($29,184)
from Mower County, MN  0.28% ($31,174)


5.17% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,674 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.17%
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 Olmsted County, MN  1.65% ($36,875 average AGI)
to Winona County, MN  0.35% ($31,276)
to Mower County, MN  0.28% ($26,174)

Strongest AM radio stations in Whalan:

  • KFIL (1060 AM; daytime; 1 kW; PRESTON, MN; Owner: KFIL, INC.)
  • KOLM (1520 AM; 10 kW; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: OLMSTED COUNTY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKTY (580 AM; 5 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KAGE (1380 AM; 4 kW; WINONA, MN; Owner: KAGE, INC.)
  • KWEB (1270 AM; 5 kW; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WIZM (1410 AM; 5 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)

Strongest FM radio stations in Whalan:

  • KFIL-FM (103.1 FM; PRESTON, MN; Owner: KFIL, INC.)
  • KQYB (98.3 FM; SPRING GROVE, MN; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • K223AH (92.5 FM; PETERSON, MN; Owner: FAITH SOUND, INC.)
  • KROC-FM (106.9 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KWNO-FM (99.3 FM; RUSHFORD, MN; Owner: KAGE, INC)
  • WHLA (90.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • KNXR (97.5 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: UNITED AUDIO CORPORATION)
  • WLSU (88.9 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: BD.OF REGENTS, UNIV.OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • KLSE-FM (91.7 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KXLC (91.1 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KCLH (94.7 FM; CALEDONIA, MN; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • KZSE (90.7 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KHME (101.1 FM; WINONA, MN; Owner: KAGE, INC.)
  • KQEG (102.7 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: WHITE EAGLE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KQAL (89.5 FM; WINONA, MN; Owner: WINONA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WIZM-FM (93.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • KLCX (107.7 FM; ST. CHARLES, MN; Owner: ST. CHARLES BROADCASTING CO. LLC)
  • KAGE-FM (95.3 FM; WINONA, MN; Owner: KAGE, INC.)
  • WFBZ (105.5 FM; TREMPEALEAU, WI; Owner: S & S BROADCASTING)
  • KRCH (101.7 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Whalan:

  • KTTC (Channel 10; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: KTTC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WXOW-TV (Channel 19; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: WXOW-WQOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WKBT (Channel 8; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: QUEENB TELEVISION, LLC)
  • KXLT-TV (Channel 47; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: SHOCKLEY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KSMQ-TV (Channel 15; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT #492)
  • KYIN (Channel 24; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • WLAX (Channel 25; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: GRANT MEDIA, INC.)
  • WHLA-TV (Channel 31; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: WISCONSIN EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • K56HW (Channel 56; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K38CL (Channel 38; WINONA, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • K58GC (Channel 58; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W44BF (Channel 44; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: TV-45, INC.)
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 11 meters (36ft)
Total average daily traffic: 1,605
Total average daily truck traffic: 116
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 1,560
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