Wilton, Minnesota

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Population in 2019: 296 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +59.1%
 
Males: 168  (57.0%)
Females: 128  (43.0%)
Median resident age:

36.2 years
Minnesota median age:

38.4 years

Zip code: 56687

Estimated median household income in 2019: $65,708 (it was $33,750 in 2000)
Wilton:

$65,708
MN:

$74,593

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $29,527 (it was $13,432 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $143,679 (it was $76,200 in 2000)
Wilton:

$143,679
MN:

$246,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $151,123; detached houses: $165,234; mobile homes: $68,368

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,058.

March 2019 cost of living index in Wilton: 87.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 12.3%
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  • Races in Wilton, MN (2019)
    • 13585.4%White alone
    • 1710.8%Two or more races
    • 42.5%American Indian alone
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Ancestries: German (26.2%), French Canadian (4.9%), Danish (3.3%), Eastern European (3.3%), Irish (3.3%), Norwegian (3.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 2.32 square miles.

Population density: 127 people per square mile   (very low).

Wilton, Minnesota map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Wilton city:

1.2% ($885)
Minnesota:

1.1% ($1,297)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (95.8 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (194.3 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (531.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Bemidji, MN (2.4 miles ),
Solway, MN (2.5 miles),
Turtle River, MN (3.5 miles),
Shevlin, MN (3.5 miles),
Leonard, MN (4.0 miles),
Tenstrike, MN (4.3 miles),
Bagley, MN (4.4 miles ),
Cass Lake, MN (4.5 miles )

Latitude: 47.51 N, Longitude: 95.00 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 218

Distribution of median household income in Wilton, MN in 2019
Distribution of house value in Wilton, MN in 2019

Wilton satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $130,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $45,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $40,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Wilton, MN residents
Average permit cost in Wilton, MN
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.3%
Minnesota:

3.9%
Population change in the 1990s: +14 (+8.1%).
Most common industries in Wilton, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (7.8%)
  • Other direct selling establishments (7.8%)
  • Health care (7.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.8%)
  • Educational services (5.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (12.8%)
  • Educational services (12.8%)
  • Metal & metal products (10.6%)
  • Truck transportation (10.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.5%)
  • Construction (6.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Other direct selling establishments (14.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (10.7%)
  • Health care (10.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.9%)
  • Computer & electronic products (7.1%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (7.1%)
  • Social assistance (7.1%)
Most common occupations in Wilton, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Cashiers (4.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.9%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (14.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (12.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.5%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (6.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (10.7%)
  • Cashiers (8.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (8.9%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (7.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.1%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7.1%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7.1%)

Average climate in Wilton, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 59.8. This is better than average.

City:

59.8
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.70. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 20.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.70
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Wilton-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Minnesota state average. It is 59% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/6/2008, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 36.4 miles away from the Wilton city center .

On 8/5/1981, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 17.9 miles away from the city center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wilton-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 43% 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 136.4 miles away from Wilton center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 140.9 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 148.3 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 311.4 miles away from Wilton center
On 2/7/2020 at 18:30:28, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 ML) earthquake occurred 106.1 miles away from Wilton center
On 1/9/2020 at 18:16:48, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 MB) earthquake occurred 108.2 miles away from Wilton center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Beltrami County (19) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 15, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 5, Winds: 4, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Wilton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Wilton:

  • SANFORD DIALYSIS BEMIDJI (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; BEMIDJI, MN)
  • NORTH COUNTRY HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; BEMIDJI, MN)
  • SANFORD BEMIDJI MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 5 miles away; BEMIDJI, MN)
  • NEILSON PLACE (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; BEMIDJI, MN)
  • BELTRAMI NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; BEMIDJI, MN)
  • HAVENWOOD CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; BEMIDJI, MN)
  • GOOD SAM SOCTY HM CARE BEMIDJI (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; BEMIDJI, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wilton:

  • Bemidji State University (about 6 miles; Bemidji, MN; Full-time enrollment: 4,316)
  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 70 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,717)
  • Central Lakes College-Brainerd (about 89 miles; Brainerd, MN; FT enrollment: 3,371)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 95 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 95 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 95 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 100 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 4,863)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Wilton Station (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Wilton include: Sacred Heart Catholic Church (A), Lakewood Community Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Wilton Cemetery (1), Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beltrami County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.6 people
Minnesota:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

70.5%
Whole state:

64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

9.0%
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: 1.3% of all households

Banks with branches in Wilton (2011 data):

  • The First National Bank of Bagley: Wilton Branch at Sw Corner Of U.S. Hwy 2 And County State Aid Hwy 14, branch established on 2003/03/03. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $79.9 mil, Deposits: $71.9 mil, headquarters in Bagley, MN, positive income, 3 total offices, Holding Company: First National Agency Of Bagley, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Wilton:

Marital status in Wilton, MN
  • Never married: 50.8%
  • Now married: 26.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 15.4%

For population 25 years and over in Wilton:

  • High school or higher: 94.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%
  • Unemployed: 4.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.6
Minnesota average:

10.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Wilton, MN (based on Beltrami County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic7,20012
Mainline Protestant6,59120
Evangelical Protestant4,47131
Other7135
None25,467-
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: 7
Beltrami County:

1.61 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Beltrami County:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Beltrami County:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 25
Beltrami County:

5.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 30
This county:

6.91 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

7.0%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.9%
State:

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

20.4%
Minnesota:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

50.5%
Minnesota:

50.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

46.6%
State:

48.4%

Average BMI:
This city:

30.4
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Wilton:

16.6%
Minnesota:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Wilton:

10.5%
State:

9.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Wilton:

6.1
Minnesota:

6.8

Overweight people:
Wilton:

44.1%
Minnesota:

33.5%

General health condition:
Wilton:

55.1%
Minnesota:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Wilton:

84.4%
Minnesota:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Wilton, MN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
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 6$287
Totals for Government 0$0 6$287

Wilton government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $15,000 ($50.68)
    Regular Highways: $12,000 ($40.54)
    Local Fire Protection: $4,000 ($13.51)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($10.14)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($6.76)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($3.38)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $4,000 ($13.51)

Wilton government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Regular Highways: $4,000 ($13.51)
    Other: $1,000 ($3.38)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $16,000 ($54.05)
  • Tax - Property: $12,000 ($40.54)
    Other License: $2,000 ($6.76)
    Amusements Sales: $2,000 ($6.76)

Wilton government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,000 ($97.97)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,000 ($87.84)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,000 ($6.76)

5.96% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($44,707 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.96%
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 Hubbard County, MN  0.57% ($42,957 average AGI)
from Cass County, MN  0.43% ($37,217)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.35% ($40,649)


6.35% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,063 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.35%
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 Hubbard County, MN  0.70% ($49,877 average AGI)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.44% ($36,514)
to Cass County, MN  0.36% ($33,328)

Businesses in Wilton, MN

  • MasterBrand Cabinets: 2

Strongest AM radio stations in Wilton:

  • KKBJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: R.P. BROADCASTING)
  • KBUN (1450 AM; 1 kW; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: PAUL BUNYAN BROADCASTING CO.)
  • 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.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KKCQ (1480 AM; 5 kW; FOSSTON, MN; Owner: PINE TO PRAIRIE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WNMT (650 AM; 10 kW; NASHWAUK, MN; Owner: MIDWEST RADIO NETWORK, L.L.C.)
  • 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.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KQWB (1660 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))

Strongest FM radio stations in Wilton:

  • KKBJ-FM (103.7 FM; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: R.P. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBJI (98.3 FM; BLACKDUCK, MN; Owner: R.P. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKZY (95.5 FM; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: BG BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KBHP (101.1 FM; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: PAUL BUNYAN BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KCRB-FM (88.5 FM; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KNBJ (91.3 FM; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KKEQ (107.1 FM; FOSSTON, MN; Owner: PINE TO PRAIRIE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K287AD (105.3 FM; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: NORTHERN COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KBSB (89.7 FM; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: BEMIDJI STATE COLLEGE)
  • W224AB (92.7 FM; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: OAK HILLS FELLOWSHIP, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Wilton:

  • K28DD (Channel 28; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K30DK (Channel 30; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KFTC (Channel 26; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KAWE (Channel 9; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: NORTHERN MINNESOTA PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)

Wilton fatal accident list:

Feb 27, 2006 02:12 AM, Us-2, Lat: 47.513620, Lon: -94.997410, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Nov 15, 1998 10:13 PM, Us-2, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Nov 24, 1982 05:10 PM, 2, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 2, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 46ft / 13.9mTotal length
  • 12,079Total average daily traffic
  • 1,070Total average daily truck traffic
  • 3,670Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Wilton)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 3.8 Mi Nw (Lat: 47.550222 Lon: -95.054722), Structure height: 15 m, Call Sign: WNXS290, Licensee ID: L00001677,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.478 MHz, Grant Date: 08/20/2011, Expiration Date: 11/06/2021, Registrant: Otter Tail Power Company, 215 S Cascade St, Fergus Falls, MN 56537, Phone: (218) 739-8262

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: N0FBA, Licensee ID: L00144356, Grant Date: 04/20/2006, Expiration Date: 07/15/2016, Cancellation Date: 07/17/2018, Certifier: Roger S Beyer, Registrant: Roger S Beyer, 613 Grant Lake Lane Sw, Wilton, MN 56601

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Wilton, MN
  • 56.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 26.8%Electricity
  • 9.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 7.3%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Wilton, MN
  • 88.5%Electricity
  • 11.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Wilton 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.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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