White Earth, Minnesota

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Population in 2010: 580. Population change since 2000: +36.8%
Males: 340  (58.6%)
Females: 240  (41.4%)
Median resident age:  31.3 years
Minnesota median age:  37.7 years

Zip codes: 56591.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $16,643 (it was $12,361 in 2000)
White Earth:

$16,643
MN:

$60,702

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $9,214 (it was $6,982 in 2000)

White Earth CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $37,956 (it was $39,300 in 2000)
White Earth:

$37,956
MN:

$180,100

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $79,886; Detached houses: $58,472; Mobile homes: $97,642

Median gross rent in 2013: $365.

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  • Races in White Earth, MN (2010)

    White Earth races chart
    • 49885.9%American Indian alone
    • 305.2%Two or more races
    • 295.0%White alone
    • 223.8%Hispanic
    • 10.2%Other race alone

Races in White Earth detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in White Earth: 86.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Norwegian (5.7%), French (2.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1520 feet

Land area: 2.58 square miles.

Population density: 225 people per square mile   (very low).

White Earth, Minnesota map

For population 25 years and over in White Earth:

  • High school or higher: 76.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.0%
  • Unemployed: 22.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 43.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in White Earth CDP:

  • Never married: 51.5%
  • Now married: 17.4%
  • Separated: 4.6%
  • Widowed: 9.6%
  • Divorced: 17.0%



According to our research of Minnesota and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in White Earth, Minnesota as of August 31, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in White Earth to the number of sex offenders is 580 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $410 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $342 (0.9%)

White Earth satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (48.2 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (192.3 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (542.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Ogema, MN (2.0 miles) , Waubun, MN (2.8 miles ), Callaway, MN (2.9 miles) , Naytahwaush, MN (3.9 miles ), Mahnomen, MN (4.0 miles ), Riverland, MN (4.1 miles ), Beaulieu, MN (4.1 miles) , The Ranch, MN (4.1 miles) .

Latitude: 47.10 N, Longitude: 95.84 W

Area code: 218

White Earth household income distribution White Earth home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.4%
Minnesota:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (24%)
  • Construction (21%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (18%)
  • Utilities (13%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (39%)
  • Retail trade (29%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Accommodation and food services (2%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (29%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (18%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (5%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (25%)
  • Sales and related occupations (22%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (14%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (12%)
  • Community and social service occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (3%)

Work and jobs in White Earth: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in White Earth, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

White Earth-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Minnesota state average. It is 24% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/20/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 24.1 miles away from the White Earth place 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 40.8 miles away from the place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

White Earth-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 86% 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 99.1 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 100.7 miles away from White Earth center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 263.5 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 102.8 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 733.9 miles away from White Earth center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 261.6 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 Becker County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
White Earth topographic map

Birthplace of: Joe Guyon - Football player.

Hospitals and medical centers in White Earth:

  • WHITE EARTH HOME HEALTH (26246 CRANE ROAD)

Amtrak station near White Earth:

  • 20 miles: DETROIT LAKES (116 PIONEER ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to White Earth:

  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 47 miles; Moorhead, MN; Full-time enrollment: 6,096)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 47 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 48 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Bemidji State University (about 53 miles; Bemidji, MN; FT enrollment: 4,316)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 58 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 4,863)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 68 miles; Wahpeton, ND; FT enrollment: 2,318)
  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 73 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,717)

Public high school in White Earth:

Public elementary/middle school in White Earth:

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Notable location: White Earth Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in White Earth include: White Earth Assembly of God Church (A), Bethel Lutheran Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Swimming Lake (A), Spirit Lake (B), Johnson Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Becker 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 2012 was 62.2. This is about average.

City:

62.2
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 30.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.7
U.S.:

32.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 52.0%
(34.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 55.2% for American Indian residents, 43.1% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  56.8%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  15.3%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.9% of all households

White Earth compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.1
Minnesota average:

10.7

White Earth travel time to work - commute White Earth mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (38%)
  • Electricity (28%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (18%)
  • Utility gas (6%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Other fuel (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for White Earth CDP (based on Becker County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant7,47421
Catholic7,40015
Evangelical Protestant6,73231
Other2182
None10,680-
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
Becker County:

1.26 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Becker County:

0.63 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 24
Becker County:

7.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 24
Here:

7.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.0%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Becker County:

28.9%
Minnesota:

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

13.3%
State:

13.0%

5.66% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,120 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.66%
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 Cass County, ND  0.73% ($41,239 average AGI)
from Otter Tail County, MN  0.58% ($36,151)
from Clay County, MN  0.56% ($42,500)


5.58% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,980 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.58%
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 Cass County, ND  0.86% ($28,157 average AGI)
to Otter Tail County, MN  0.62% ($25,141)
to Clay County, MN  0.53% ($26,879)

Strongest AM radio stations in White Earth:

  • 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)
  • KBRF (1250 AM; 10 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KDLM (1340 AM; 1 kW; DETROIT LAKES, MN; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KFGO (790 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDAY (970 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KVOX (1280 AM; 5 kW; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKBJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: R.P. BROADCASTING)

Strongest FM radio stations in White Earth:

  • KRVI (95.1 FM; DETROIT LAKES, MN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRCQ (102.3 FM; DETROIT LAKES, MN; Owner: DETROIT LAKES BROADCASTING COMPANY,)

White Earth fatal accident list:

Sep 17, 2000 04:57 AM, 133, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Aug 8, 1982 02:30 AM, 61, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 2
Oct 17, 1981 05:15 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • White Earth Health Clinic (Lat: 47.103306 Lon: -95.843667), Call Sign: WXP443
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.340 MHz, 163.250 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/20/2003, Expiration Date: 05/10/2013
    Registrant: Roger\'s Two Way Radio, 102 Lincoln, Bemidji, MN 56601, Phone: (218) 751-3077, Email:
  • White Earth Ave (Lat: 47.111667 Lon: -95.976944), Type: Tower, Structure height: 7 m, Overall height: 13 m, Call Sign: WQGH850
    Assigned Frequencies: 466.525 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/23/2007, Expiration Date: 01/23/2017, Certifier: Carol Turner
    Registrant: Roger\'s Two Way Radio, 102 Lincoln Avenue, Bemidji, MN 56601, Phone: (219) 751-3077, Email:
  • 35233 Mission Road (Lat: 47.095889 Lon: -95.842389), Type: Mast, Structure height: 13.7 m, Overall height: 15.3 m, Call Sign: WQOK758
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.1000 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/31/2011, Expiration Date: 10/31/2021, Certifier: Joan Levoy
    Registrant: Primex Wireless, Inc., 965 Wells Street, Lake Geneva, WI 53147, Phone: (800) 537-0464

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