Willmar, Minnesota

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Population in 2017: 19,628 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +7.0%
 
Males: 9,796  (49.9%)
Females: 9,832  (50.1%)
Median resident age:

34.6 years
Minnesota median age:

37.9 years

Zip codes: 56201.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $48,564 (it was $33,455 in 2000)
Willmar:

$48,564
MN:

$68,388

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $28,857 (it was $18,515 in 2000)

Willmar city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $155,719 (it was $82,100 in 2000)
Willmar:

$155,719
MN:

$224,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $171,150; detached houses: $174,583; townhouses or other attached units: $163,108; in 2-unit structures: $116,565; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $101,454; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $178,015; mobile homes: $7,035

Median gross rent in 2017: $710.

March 2019 cost of living index in Willmar: 77.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 17.3%
(10.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 79.5% for Black residents, 17.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 37.9% for American Indian residents, 20.5% for other race residents, 37.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Willmar, MN (2017)
    • 13,50367.2%White alone
    • 4,57522.8%Hispanic
    • 1,6458.2%Black alone
    • 3071.5%Two or more races
    • 2231.1%Asian alone
    • 360.2%American Indian alone
    • 40.02%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Minnesota and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Willmar, Minnesota as of May 30, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Willmar is 6,630 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Willmar by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
23
(125.6)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A8
(40.6)
17
(86.3)
26
(132.9)
18
(91.6)
11
(56.3)
16
(81.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
7
(38.2)
8
(43.7)
8
(44.4)
7
(39.4)
4
(22.6)
2
(11.2)
1
(5.1)
8
(40.6)
7
(35.5)
6
(30.5)
10
(51.1)
9
(45.8)
7
(35.8)
3
(15.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
34
(185.6)
35
(191.2)
15
(83.3)
33
(185.5)
32
(180.8)
44
(246.4)
28
(141.7)
34
(172.5)
27
(137.1)
31
(157.4)
25
(127.8)
22
(112.0)
50
(255.7)
36
(183.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
123
(671.4)
111
(606.4)
90
(499.7)
77
(432.9)
66
(372.9)
54
(302.5)
51
(258.1)
73
(370.4)
54
(274.2)
52
(264.0)
40
(204.5)
49
(249.5)
71
(363.1)
69
(351.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
749
(4,089)
597
(3,261)
552
(3,065)
567
(3,188)
629
(3,554)
502
(2,812)
416
(2,105)
502
(2,547)
501
(2,544)
475
(2,412)
543
(2,776)
353
(1,797)
379
(1,938)
399
(2,032)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
28
(152.8)
29
(158.4)
33
(183.2)
19
(106.8)
21
(118.7)
20
(112.0)
22
(111.3)
18
(91.3)
24
(121.9)
25
(126.9)
15
(76.7)
18
(91.6)
40
(204.6)
31
(157.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
5
(27.3)
9
(49.2)
3
(16.7)
3
(16.9)
1
(5.7)
5
(28.0)
4
(20.2)
3
(15.2)
4
(20.3)
3
(15.2)
4
(20.5)
0
(0.0)
2
(10.2)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)371.8337.4304.4330.0324.7298.3234.1275.2201.3234.8278.8206.2226.2225.0

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Willmar, MN

Crime rate in Willmar detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 38 (34 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.73
Minnesota average:

1.67
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Ancestries: German (17.4%), Norwegian (13.0%), Somali (11.2%), American (4.5%), Swedish (3.8%), Dutch (2.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1874

Land area: 11.8 square miles.

Population density: 1,658 people per square mile   (low).

Willmar, Minnesota map

2,962 residents are foreign born (6.6% Latin America, 6.4% Africa).

This city:

14.7%
Minnesota:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,393 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,459 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Cloud, MN (52.2 miles , pop. 59,107).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (87.7 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (433.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Kandiyohi, MN (2.4 miles ),
Pennock, MN (2.6 miles ),
Spicer, MN (3.1 miles ),
Raymond, MN (3.4 miles ),
Blomkest, MN (3.5 miles),
Atwater, MN (3.6 miles ),
New London, MN (3.7 miles ),
Kerkhoven, MN (3.7 miles )

Latitude: 45.12 N, Longitude: 95.05 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +6,143 (+30.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 7,634 (78.0%)

Area code: 320

Distribution of median household income in Willmar, MN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Willmar, MN in 2017
Willmar satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 79 buildings, average cost: $108,200
  • 1998: 23 buildings, average cost: $144,100
  • 1999: 24 buildings, average cost: $141,800
  • 2000: 16 buildings, average cost: $143,200
  • 2001: 38 buildings, average cost: $197,400
  • 2002: 45 buildings, average cost: $159,200
  • 2003: 63 buildings, average cost: $177,600
  • 2004: 63 buildings, average cost: $178,800
  • 2005: 61 buildings, average cost: $189,600
  • 2006: 28 buildings, average cost: $186,600
  • 2007: 23 buildings, average cost: $164,200
  • 2008: 15 buildings, average cost: $201,600
  • 2009: 17 buildings, average cost: $225,600
  • 2010: 14 buildings, average cost: $186,800
  • 2011: 11 buildings, average cost: $233,200
  • 2012: 12 buildings, average cost: $200,100
  • 2013: 9 buildings, average cost: $191,800
  • 2014: 11 buildings, average cost: $308,800
  • 2015: 12 buildings, average cost: $399,000
  • 2016: 37 buildings, average cost: $219,000
  • 2017: 15 buildings, average cost: $279,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Willmar, MN residents
Average permit cost in Willmar, MN
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.9%
Minnesota:

4.1%
Historical population in Willmar, MN
Historical housing units in Willmar, MN

Population change in the 1990s: +509 (+2.9%).
Most common industries in Willmar, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (13.5%)
  • Food (10.5%)
  • Educational services (7.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.9%)
  • Social assistance (5.0%)
  • Construction (3.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Food (12.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.0%)
  • Construction (6.8%)
  • Educational services (5.2%)
  • Health care (5.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.1%)
  • Repair & maintenance (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (22.4%)
  • Educational services (9.7%)
  • Food (8.4%)
  • Social assistance (7.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.8%)
Most common occupations in Willmar, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.0%)
  • Cashiers (2.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (2.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.1%)
  • Cashiers (4.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.7%)

Average climate in Willmar, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Willmar-area historical tornado activity is near Minnesota state average. It is 6% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/11/2008, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.6 miles away from the Willmar city center injured 2 people.

On 7/25/2000, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 32.1 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 15 people and caused $20 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Willmar-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 61.4 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 71.6 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 223.4 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 99.5 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 8.6 miles away from Willmar center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 251.3 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 Kandiyohi County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Willmar topographic map

Hospitals in Willmar:

  • RICE HOSPICE PROGRAM (301 BECKER AVENUE SOUTHWEST)
  • RICE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Government - Local, 301 BECKER AVE SW)
  • WILLMAR REGIONAL TREATMENT CENTER (1550 HIGHWAY 71 NORTHEAST)

Nursing Homes in Willmar:

  • BETHESDA HERITAGE CENTER (1012 EAST THIRD STREET)
  • BETHESDA NH PLEASANTVIEW (901 SOUTHEAST WILLMAR AVENUE)
  • CHRISTIAN NURSING AND LIVING CTR (1801 WILLMAR AVENUE)
  • RICE CARE CENTER (1801 SOUTHWEST WILLMAR AVENUE)
  • WILLMAR CARE CENTER (500 RUSSELL STREET)
  • WILLMAR NURSING HOME (500 RUSSELL AVENUE)

Dialysis Facilities in Willmar:

  • RICE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (301 BECKER AVE SW)

Home Health Centers in Willmar:

  • BETHESDA HOME HEALTH (901 WILLMAR AVENUE SUITE 2)
  • DIVINE HOME CARE INC (322 SW 2ND STREET)
  • QUALITY QUEST HEALTH CARE INC (2295 66TH AVENUE NE)

Airports and heliports located in Willmar:

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College/University in Willmar:

  • Ridgewater College (Full-time enrollment: 3,288; Location: 2101 15th Ave NW; Public; Website: www.ridgewater.edu/Pages/default.aspx)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Willmar:

  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College (about 34 miles; Granite Falls, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,225)
  • College of Saint Benedict (about 47 miles; Saint Joseph, MN; FT enrollment: 2,025)
  • Rasmussen College-Minnesota (about 51 miles; St. Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 4,575)
  • Saint Cloud State University (about 53 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 12,822)
  • St Cloud Technical and Community College (about 54 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 3,493)
  • Alexandria Technical & Community College (about 55 miles; Alexandria, MN; FT enrollment: 2,324)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 58 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 3,711)

Public high schools in Willmar:

  • NORTH CENTRAL LEARNING CENTER (Location: 1703 TECHNOLOGY DR, Grades: KG-12)
  • DREAM TECHNICAL ACADEMY (Location: 1705 16TH STREET NE, Grades: 7-12, Charter school)
  • LAKEVIEW SCHOOL (Location: 611 5TH ST SW, Grades: KG-12)
  • WILLMAR AREA LEARNING CENTER (Location: 512 8TH ST SW, Grades: 7-12)
  • WILLMAR SENIOR HIGH (Location: 2701 30TH ST NE, Grades: 9-12)
  • GEMINI LEARNING CENTER (Location: 512 8TH ST SW, Grades: 3-12)
  • WOODLAND CENTER (Location: 611 5TH ST SW, Grades: 5-12)
  • PRAIRIE LAKES EDUCATION CENTER (Location: 1804 CIVIC CENTER DR, Grades: 4-12)
  • LAKE PARK SCHOOL (Location: 1804 CIVIC CENTER DR NE, Grades: 4-12)

Private high school in Willmar:

Public elementary/middle schools in Willmar:

  • WILLMAR MIDDLE SCHOOL (Location: 209 WILLMAR AVE SE, Grades: 6-8)
  • ROOSEVELT ELEMENTARY (Location: 1800 19TH AVE SW, Grades: KG-5)
  • KENNEDY ELEMENTARY (Location: 824 7TH ST SW, Grades: KG-5)
See full list of schools located in Willmar

Library in Willmar:

  • PIONEERLAND LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $4,937,137; Location: 410 5TH STREET SW; 712,148 books; 15,187 e-books; 20,051 audio materials; 40,036 video materials; 18 local licensed databases; 14 state licensed databases; 1,284 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Hospitals/Medical Centers addition: Affiliated Community Medical Centers

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Willmar: Valley Golf Course (A), Kandiyohi County Fairgrounds (B), Willmar (C), Willmar Regional Treatment Center (D), Willmar Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Services (E), Willmar Chemical Dependency Services (F), Willmar Police Department (G), Kandiyohi County Sheriffs Office (H), Kandiyohi County Historical Society Museum (I), Kandiyohi County Courthouse (J), Willmar Public Library (K), Willmar Fire Department (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Kandi Mall (1), Skylark Mall (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Willmar include: First Baptist Church (A), Evangelical Free Church (B), Triumphant Life Church (C), Spiritual Life Church (D), First Reformed Church (E), Saint Mary's Catholic Church (F), Church of the Nazarene (G), United Methodist Church (H), Christian Reformed Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Bethel Cemetery (1), Saint Marys Cemetery (2), Fairview Cemetery (3), Free Church Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Willmar Lake (A), Oslo Lake (B), Foot Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Willmar include: Bjorsell Park (1), Miller Park (2), Robbins Island Park (3), Willmar State Wildlife Management Area (4), Cardinal Park (5), Baker Diamond (6), Lions Park (7), Swansson Field Recreational Complex (8), Minnegasco Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Kandiyohi CO Historical Society (Museums; 610 Highway 71 Northeast) (1), Pioneer Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 610 Highway 71 Northeast) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Cozy Inn (1501 19th Avenue Southwest) (1), Lakeview Inn (1212 Highway 71 Northeast) (2), Comfort Inn (2200 Highway 12 East) (3), Country Inn-Suites Willmar (201 28th Avenue Southeast) (4), Days Inn Willmar (225 28th Street Southeast) (5), Holiday Inn and Willmar Conference Center (2100 Highway 12 East) (6), Highway 12 Motel (609 Litchfield Avenue Southeast) (7), Country Inn & Suites (201 28th Avenue Southwest) (8), Comfort Inn Willmar (2200 East US 12) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Bradley Joseph - Composer, Curt Swan - Artist, Aaron Barber - PGA Tour Golf player (born: 11/15/72), Kenneth L. Olson - Army Medal of Honor recipient, Lyle Koenen - Politician, Mary Olson - Politician, Carl O. Jorgenson - Politician.

Kandiyohi County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 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:

7.4%
Whole state:

6.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Willmar in 2010:

  • 319 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 313 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 145 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 65 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 37 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 16 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 12 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 9 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Willmar in 2000:

  • 396 people in nursing homes
  • 101 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 31 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 9 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 8 people in other group homes
  • 4 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

Banks with branches in Willmar (2011 data):

  • Concorde Bank: Willmar Branch at 1102 South First Street, branch established on 2004/05/03. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $53.0 mil, Deposits: $48.8 mil, headquarters in Blomkest, MN, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Matson Financial, Inc.
  • North American State Bank: Willmar Branch at 2800 First Street South, branch established on 2003/08/25. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $105.2 mil, Deposits: $87.9 mil, headquarters in Belgrade, MN, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Nasb Shares, Inc.
  • Heritage Bank National Association: Willmar Branch at 310 1st Street Sw, branch established on 2003/03/24. Info updated 2011/07/27: Bank assets: $463.2 mil, Deposits: $380.6 mil, headquarters in Spicer, MN, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Heritage Bancshares Group, Inc.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Willmar Branch at 318 2nd Street, S.W., branch established on 1929/12/21. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Home State Bank: Willmar Branch at 1601 Highway #12 East, branch established on 1982/06/09. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $128.4 mil, Deposits: $98.2 mil, headquarters in Litchfield, MN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Kandiyohi Bancshares, Inc.
  • Lake Region Bank: Willmar Branch at 1690 South First Street, branch established on 1982/06/29. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $101.0 mil, Deposits: $85.6 mil, headquarters in New London, MN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Kandi Bancshares, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Willmar Branch at 101 19th Avenue, Southwest, branch established on 1985/12/31. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Bremer Bank, National Association: at 500 Willmar Avenue Se, branch established on 1876/01/01. Info updated 2007/03/12: Bank assets: $590.4 mil, Deposits: $487.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Otto Bremer Foundation

For population 15 years and over in Willmar:

Marital status in Willmar, MN
  • Never married: 34.2%
  • Now married: 47.9%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

For population 25 years and over in Willmar:

  • High school or higher: 81.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.5%
  • Unemployed: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.1
Minnesota average:

10.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Willmar
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Willmar, MN (based on Kandiyohi County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant16,66835
Evangelical Protestant8,75334
Catholic5,3764
Other2833
None11,159-
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: 8
Kandiyohi County:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Kandiyohi County:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
Here:

5.41 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 23
Here:

5.66 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

7.0%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.3%
Minnesota:

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

13.6%
Minnesota:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.1%
Minnesota:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Willmar:

43.2%
Minnesota:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Willmar:

28.4
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

22.7%
Minnesota:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Willmar:

11.1%
Minnesota:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Willmar:

6.8
Minnesota:

6.8

Overweight people:
Willmar:

32.2%
Minnesota:

33.2%

General health condition:
This city:

53.5%
Minnesota:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

77.2%
State:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Willmar, MN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Hospitals 267$1,646,558$74,003534$1,835,717
Police Protection - Officers 33$193,648$70,4170$0
Streets and Highways 23$103,479$53,9890$0
Other Government Administration 22$80,432$43,8722$282
Sewerage 11$53,559$58,4280$0
Parks and Recreation 8$29,462$44,19317$7,722
Financial Administration 7$35,041$60,0700$0
Police - Other 4$16,770$50,3104$2,805
Fire - Other 1$3,841$46,0920$0
Firefighters 1$7,578$90,93632$14,080
Other and Unallocable 1$4,059$48,7080$0
Totals for Government 378$2,174,427$69,029589$1,860,606

Willmar government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $4,552,000 ($231.91)
    Hospitals: $3,845,000 ($195.89)
    General - Other: $2,714,000 ($138.27)
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $98,106,000 ($4998.27)
    Electric Utilities: $27,964,000 ($1424.70)
    Police Protection: $4,019,000 ($204.76)
    Regular Highways: $2,894,000 ($147.44)
    General - Other: $2,259,000 ($115.09)
    Sewerage: $2,205,000 ($112.34)
    Water Utilities: $2,105,000 ($107.24)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,291,000 ($65.77)
    Central Staff Services: $1,239,000 ($63.12)
    Local Fire Protection: $632,000 ($32.20)
    Financial Administration: $599,000 ($30.52)
    Libraries: $490,000 ($24.96)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $285,000 ($14.52)
    Air Transportation: $234,000 ($11.92)
    General Public Buildings: $134,000 ($6.83)
    Transit Utilities: $20,000 ($1.02)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,263,000 ($217.19)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Hospitals: $529,000 ($26.95)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $5,457,000 ($278.02)
    Sewerage: $441,000 ($22.47)
    General - Other: $11,000 ($0.56)
    Air Transportation: $1,000 ($0.05)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $56,218,000 ($2864.17)

Willmar government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $99,257,000 ($5056.91)
    Sewerage: $8,927,000 ($454.81)
    Other: $434,000 ($22.11)
    Parks and Recreation: $351,000 ($17.88)
    Air Transportation: $207,000 ($10.55)
    Regular Highways: $10,000 ($0.51)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $291,000 ($14.83)
    General Local Government Support: $1,000 ($0.05)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $66,000 ($3.36)
    Highways: $4,000 ($0.20)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $15,201,000 ($774.45)
    Interest Earnings: $2,996,000 ($152.64)
    Special Assessments: $1,277,000 ($65.06)
    Sale of Property: $332,000 ($16.91)
    Fines and Forfeits: $190,000 ($9.68)
    Rents: $25,000 ($1.27)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $27,964,000 ($1424.70)
    Water Utilities: $2,105,000 ($107.24)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $5,244,000 ($267.17)
    Water Utilities: $1,695,000 ($86.36)
    Education: $147,000 ($7.49)
    Other: $74,000 ($3.77)
    Sewerage: $55,000 ($2.80)
  • Tax - Property: $4,473,000 ($227.89)
    Other License: $414,000 ($21.09)
    Public Utilities Sales: $286,000 ($14.57)
    Other Selective Sales: $241,000 ($12.28)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $61,000 ($3.11)

Willmar government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $188,892,000 ($9623.60)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $183,388,000 ($9343.18)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,333,000 ($475.49)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,830,000 ($195.13)

Willmar government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,856,000 ($247.40)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $145,008,000 ($7387.81)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,999,000 ($560.37)

4.81% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($48,240 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.81%
Minnesota average:

7.10%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Stearns County, MN  0.42% ($47,685 average AGI)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.29% ($47,740)
from Renville County, MN  0.27% ($26,681)


6.07% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($53,873 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.07%
Minnesota average:

7.17%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Stearns County, MN  0.78% ($35,913 average AGI)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.59% ($45,788)
to Swift County, MN  0.33% ($31,356)
Businesses in Willmar, MN
NameCountNameCount
AmericInn1La-Z-Boy1
Applebee's1Lane Furniture2
Arby's1Little Caesars Pizza1
Bath & Body Works1MasterBrand Cabinets5
Burger King2Maurices1
Caribou Coffee1McDonald's1
Carson Pirie Scott1Menards1
Chevrolet1New Balance2
Comfort Inn1Nike7
Curves1Nissan1
Dairy Queen2OfficeMax1
Days Inn1Payless1
Domino's Pizza1Pizza Hut1
Famous Footwear1RadioShack1
FedEx3SAS Shoes1
Foot Locker1Sears1
Ford1Slumberland1
GNC1Subway3
GameStop1Super 81
Goodwill4T-Mobile4
H&R Block2Target1
Holiday Inn1Toyota1
Home Depot1U-Haul1
JCPenney1UPS7
Jimmy John's1Vans1
Jones New York1Walgreens1
KFC1Walmart1
Kmart1YMCA1

Strongest AM radio stations in Willmar:

  • KWLM (1340 AM; 1 kW; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: LAKELAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KDJS (1590 AM; 1 kW; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WBHR (660 AM; 10 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HERBERT M. HOPPE)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KASM (1150 AM; 2 kW; ALBANY, MN; Owner: STARCOM, LLC)
  • KLTF (960 AM; 5 kW; LITTLE FALLS, MN; Owner: KLTF/KFML, INC.)
  • WVAL (800 AM; 3 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: TRI-COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Willmar:

  • KQIC (102.5 FM; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: LAKELAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K240CU (95.9 FM; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: REFUGE MEDIA GROUP)
  • KDJS-FM (95.3 FM; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KBHZ (91.9 FM; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: CHRISTIAN HERITAGE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOLV (100.1 FM; OLIVIA, MN; Owner: BOLD RADIO, INC.)
  • KKLN (94.1 FM; ATWATER, MN; Owner: FLAGSHIP BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KLFN (106.5 FM; SUNBURG, MN; Owner: LAKELAND BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KIKV-FM (100.7 FM; SAUK CENTRE, MN; Owner: BDI BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSJR-FM (90.1 FM; COLLEGEVILLE, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KRSU (91.3 FM; APPLETON, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KNSR (88.9 FM; COLLEGEVILLE, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)

TV broadcast stations around Willmar:

  • K30FZ (Channel 30; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K14LF (Channel 14; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: UHF TV, INC.)
  • K17FA (Channel 17; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: UHF TV, INC.)
  • K39FE (Channel 39; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: UHF TV, INC.)
  • K52GK (Channel 52; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: UHF TV, INC.)
  • K54GG (Channel 54; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: UHF TV, INC.)
  • K20GD (Channel 20; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: UHF TV, INC.)
  • K27CK (Channel 27; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: WILLMAR ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH)
  • KCCO-TV (Channel 7; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KSAX (Channel 42; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: KSAX-TV, INC.)
  • KWCM-TV (Channel 10; APPLETON, MN; Owner: WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA EDUCATIONAL TV COMPANY)
  • K44AE (Channel 44; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: UHF TV, INC.)
  • K46AC (Channel 46; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: UHF TV, INC.)
  • K48AH (Channel 48; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: UHF TV, INC.)
  • K23FP (Channel 23; OLIVIA, MN; Owner: RENVILLE COUNTY TV CORPORATION)
  • K45FR (Channel 45; OLIVIA, MN; Owner: RENVILLE COUNTY TV CORPORATION)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Willmar: Kenneth L. Olson.

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Willmar fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 41Number of bridges
  • 427ft / 130mTotal length
  • 143,729Total average daily traffic
  • 11,533Total average daily truck traffic
  • 92,224Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic
New bridges in Willmar, MN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 21930-1939
  • 31960-1969
  • 141970-1979
  • 71980-1989
  • 71990-1999
  • 52000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Willmar, MN
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Willmar)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 134 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Willmar, MN)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 31 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 33 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 87 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Willmar)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 3 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Willmar)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 35 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 64. The highest number of fire incidents - 92 took place in 2009, and the least - 46 in 2004. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Willmar, MN When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (61.6%), and Outside Fires (18.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Willmar, MN
    • 67461.6%Structure Fires
    • 20618.8%Outside Fires
    • 19117.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 242.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Willmar, MN

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Willmar, Minnesota:

  • Americinn Of Willmar, 2404 E Hwy 12, Willmar, Minnesota 56201 , Phone: (320) 231-1962, Fax: (320) 231-1962
  • Best Western Plus, 2100 East Hwy 12, Willmar, Minnesota 56201 , Phone: (320) 235-6060
  • Days Inn Willmar, 225 28TH S E, Willmar, Minnesota 56201 , Phone: (320) 231-1275, Fax: (320) 231-1275
  • Super 8 Willmar, 2566 South 1st St, Willmar, Minnesota 56201 , Phone: (320) 235-4444, Fax: (320) 235-4468
  • Country Inn & Suites Willmar, 201 28TH Avenue SE, Willmar, Minnesota 56201 , Phone: (320) 214-0300, Fax: (320) 214-0440
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Willmar, 250 23rd Street SE, Willmar, Minnesota 56201 , Phone: (320) 231-2601, Fax: (320) 231-2608
  • Super 8, 2655 1st St S, Willmar, Minnesota 56201 , Phone: (320) 235-4444, Fax: (320) 235-4468
All 7 fire-safe hotels and motels in Willmar, Minnesota
Most common first names in Willmar, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John11680.4 years
Anna8187.2 years
William6580.0 years
Mary6578.2 years
Alice6381.7 years
Arthur6080.6 years
Donald5773.8 years
George5578.8 years
Henry5579.4 years
Ruth4881.1 years
Most common last names in Willmar, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson21682.2 years
Olson11882.4 years
Anderson11581.7 years
Nelson10779.1 years
Peterson8880.1 years
Carlson7679.7 years
Erickson5682.2 years
Hanson5378.3 years
Swenson5278.1 years
Larson4682.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Willmar, MN
  • 87.7%Utility gas
  • 6.2%Electricity
  • 3.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.2%Other fuel
  • 1.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.7%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Willmar, MN
  • 49.6%Electricity
  • 36.5%Utility gas
  • 5.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.0%Other fuel
  • 2.4%No fuel used
  • 0.7%Coal or coke
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Willmar compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

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  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the biggest local government total salary and wages expenses per resident (population 10,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Eastern Africa (population 500+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Eastern Africa (population 500+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of rapes per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #32 (56201) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Norwegian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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