Winger, Minnesota

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Population in 2019: 222 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +8.3%
 
Males: 102  (46.4%)
Females: 120  (53.6%)
Median resident age:

46.3 years
Minnesota median age:

38.4 years

Zip codes: 56592.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $37,703 (it was $21,146 in 2000)
Winger:

$37,703
MN:

$74,593

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $21,922 (it was $11,707 in 2000)

Winger city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $80,764 (it was $24,600 in 2000)
Winger:

$80,764
MN:

$246,700

Median gross rent in 2019: $663.

March 2019 cost of living index in Winger: 85.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 16.1%

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  • Races in Winger, MN (2019)
    • 18796.4%White alone
    • 31.5%American Indian alone
    • 10.5%Two or more races

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

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Ancestries: Norwegian (35.0%), German (25.0%), Russian (20.0%), Scandinavian (7.0%), Czech (5.0%), French (4.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1230 feet

Land area: 0.35 square miles.

Population density: 635 people per square mile   (low).

Winger, Minnesota map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,243 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,024 (1.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (60.0 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (220.3 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (566.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Bejou, MN (2.6 miles),
McIntosh, MN (2.9 miles ),
Erskine, MN (3.0 miles ),
Fosston, MN (3.4 miles ),
Mentor, MN (3.7 miles),
Fertile, MN (3.7 miles ),
Riverland, MN (3.9 miles ),
Mahnomen, MN (3.9 miles )

Latitude: 47.54 N, Longitude: 95.99 W

Area code: 218

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

Winger satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.9%
Minnesota:

3.9%
Population change in the 1990s: +38 (+22.8%).
Most common industries in Winger, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (17.6%)
  • Health care (13.2%)
  • Educational services (5.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.5%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (5.5%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.4%)
  • Public administration (4.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (15.2%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (8.7%)
  • Public administration (8.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.5%)
  • Food (6.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.5%)
  • Gasoline stations (6.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (26.7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (20.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.1%)
  • Publishing, motion picture & sound recording industries (6.7%)
  • Educational services (6.7%)
  • Social assistance (6.7%)
  • Personal & laundry services (6.7%)
Most common occupations in Winger, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7.7%)
  • Media and communications workers (5.5%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Social scientists and related workers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (15.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (15.2%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (15.2%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (10.9%)
  • Electricians (6.5%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (4.3%)
  • Media and communications workers (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (15.6%)
  • Personal appearance workers (6.7%)
  • Media and communications workers (6.7%)
  • Social scientists and related workers (6.7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6.7%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6.7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6.7%)

Average climate in Winger, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Winger-area historical tornado activity is below Minnesota state average. It is 35% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/20/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 47.5 miles away from the Winger city 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 52.0 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Winger-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 33% 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 129.2 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 129.6 miles away from Winger center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 282.7 miles away from Winger 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 127.9 miles away from Winger center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 732.2 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 2/7/2020 at 18:30:28, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 ML) earthquake occurred 152.4 miles away from Winger center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Polk County (28) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 21
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 24, Storms: 13, Tornadoes: 7, Heavy Rains: 2, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Winger topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Winger:

  • MCINTOSH SENIOR LIVING (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; MCINTOSH, MN)
  • FIRST CARE LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; FOSSTON, MN)
  • JOHNSON REST HOME (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; FOSSTON, MN)
  • MAHNOMEN HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; MAHNOMEN, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Winger:

  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 42 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,717)
  • Bemidji State University (about 53 miles; Bemidji, MN; FT enrollment: 4,316)
  • University of North Dakota (about 58 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 12,858)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 59 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 59 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 60 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 87 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 4,863)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Winger: Winger (A), Winger Police Department (B), Winger Volunteer Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Birthplace of: Nels Wold - Army Medal of Honor recipient.

Polk 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:

53.8%
Whole state:

64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.5%
Whole state:

6.9%


No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Winger (2011 data):

  • Ultima Bank Minnesota: at 9 W Minnesota Ave, branch established on 1904/01/01. Info updated 2011/04/11: Bank assets: $123.8 mil, Deposits: $111.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Financial Services Of Winger, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Winger:

Marital status in Winger, MN
  • Never married: 25.9%
  • Now married: 47.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.7%
  • Divorced: 21.6%

For population 25 years and over in Winger:

  • High school or higher: 87.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.5%
  • Unemployed: 6.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 36.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.7
Minnesota average:

10.6

Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Winger
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Winger, MN (based on Polk County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant9,58235
Catholic6,50013
Evangelical Protestant3,31139
Other2926
None11,915-
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
Polk County:

2.28 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
This county:

5.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 18
Polk County:

5.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Polk County:

7.5%
State:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Polk County:

27.6%
State:

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

10.9%
Minnesota:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

40.5%
Minnesota:

50.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Winger:

46.1%
Minnesota:

48.4%

Average BMI:
This city:

34.5
Minnesota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Winger:

31.0%
Minnesota:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Winger:

23.8%
State:

9.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

7.0
Minnesota:

6.8

Overweight people:
Winger:

45.2%
State:

33.5%

General health condition:
Here:

52.4%
Minnesota:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Winger:

87.6%
Minnesota:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Winger, 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 1$2,088
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$73
Water Supply 0$0 2$2,586
Totals for Government 0$0 4$4,747

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $43,000 ($193.69)
    Financial Administration: $26,000 ($117.12)
    Local Fire Protection: $24,000 ($108.11)
    Water Utilities: $24,000 ($108.11)
    Sewerage: $18,000 ($81.08)
    Regular Highways: $10,000 ($45.05)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($9.01)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($9.01)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($4.50)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($4.50)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $42,000 ($189.19)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $18,000 ($81.08)
    Other: $8,000 ($36.04)
    Regular Highways: $6,000 ($27.03)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $7,000 ($31.53)
    Special Assessments: $5,000 ($22.52)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($9.01)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $25,000 ($112.61)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $42,000 ($189.19)
    Other: $11,000 ($49.55)
  • Tax - Property: $78,000 ($351.35)
    Other License: $4,000 ($18.02)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $30,000 ($135.14)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,000 ($130.63)

Winger government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $48,000 ($216.22)

6.27% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($41,336 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.27%
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 Grand Forks County, ND  1.99% ($43,242 average AGI)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.28% ($31,265)
from Cass County, ND  0.25% ($45,581)


6.87% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($42,617 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.87%
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 Grand Forks County, ND  2.18% ($41,974 average AGI)
to Cass County, ND  0.41% ($37,700)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.28% ($40,200)

Strongest AM radio stations in Winger:

  • KKCQ (1480 AM; 5 kW; FOSSTON, MN; Owner: PINE TO PRAIRIE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KQWB (1660 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KNOX (1310 AM; 5 kW; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KKBJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: R.P. BROADCASTING)
  • WDAY (970 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • KFGO (790 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCNN (1590 AM; 5 kW; EAST GRAND FORKS, MN; Owner: KRAD, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Winger:

  • KRJM (101.5 FM; MAHNOMEN, MN; Owner: R & J BROADCASTING)
  • KKEQ (107.1 FM; FOSSTON, MN; Owner: PINE TO PRAIRIE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KNTN (102.7 FM; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KKCQ-FM (96.7 FM; BAGLEY, MN; Owner: PINE TO PRAIRIE BROADCASTING, INC.)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Winger: Nels Wold.

  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 39ft / 11.5mTotal length
  • $1,000Total costs
  • 3,903Total average daily traffic
  • 514Total average daily truck traffic
  • 4,276Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Winger)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • WINGER, 2 Miles Nw (Lat: 47.557889 Lon: -96.015889), Type: Tower, Structure height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: WNER294,
    Assigned Frequencies: 928.056 MHz, 952.056 MHz, 928.493 MHz, 952.493 MHz, Grant Date: 06/14/2012, Expiration Date: 06/18/2022, Registrant: Minnkota Power Cooperative, Inc., 5301 32nd Avenue, Grand Forks, ND 58201, Phone: (701) 795-4322, Fax: (701) 795-4333, Email:
  • WINGER, 2.2 Miles Nw (Lat: 47.558000 Lon: -96.015861), Type: Tower, Structure height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: KIL48,
    Assigned Frequencies: 2197.60 MHz, 6765.00 MHz, Grant Date: 01/20/2005, Expiration Date: 02/23/2015, Cancellation Date: 02/17/2015, Registrant: Minnkota Power Cooperative, Inc., 1822 Mill Road, Grand Forks, ND 58203, Phone: (701) 795-4305, Fax: (701) 795-4333, Email:
  • WINGER, 2 Miles Nw (Lat: 47.557889 Lon: -96.015889), Type: Tower, Structure height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: WQKS280,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5974.85 MHz, 6655.00 MHz, Grant Date: 06/25/2019, Expiration Date: 08/28/2029, Certifier: Daniel R Schmitt, Registrant: Minnkota Power Cooperative, Inc., 5301 32nd Avenue, Grand Forks, ND 58201, Phone: (701) 795-4322, Fax: (701) 795-4333, Email:
  • Winger, Tbd (Lat: 47.557861 Lon: -96.017111), Type: Tower, Structure height: 100.5 m, Overall height: 106.6 m, Call Sign: WQNL553,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6695.00 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, Grant Date: 12/29/2020, Expiration Date: 03/15/2031, Certifier: Thomas E Walsh, Registrant: Minnesota Dept Of Transportation, 1500 West County Road B2 Ms730, Roseville, MN 55135, Phone: (651) 234-7961, Fax: (651) 234-7960, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: K0HWH, Grant Date: 11/08/1988, Expiration Date: 11/08/1998, Cancellation Date: 11/09/2000, Registrant: William Du Rose, Rt 1 Box 88, Winger, MN 56592
  • Call Sign: KE0RR, Licensee ID: L00178598, Grant Date: 05/01/2017, Expiration Date: 07/15/2027, Certifier: Blanchard O Krogstad, Registrant: Blanchard O Krogstad, 25894 430th St Se, Winger, MN 56592-9485
  • Call Sign: N0XOO, Licensee ID: L00641442, Grant Date: 06/12/2013, Expiration Date: 07/11/2023, Certifier: Doris V Krogstad, Registrant: Doris V Krogstad, 25894 430th St S E, Winger, MN 56592-9785

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: COMMANDER AIRCRAFT CO 114-B (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING IO-540 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 115SJ, N115SJ, N-115SJ, Serial Number: 14614, Year manufactured: 1994, Airworthiness Date: 03/18/1994, Certificate Issue Date: 09/17/2013
    Registrant (LLC): Jeff Lucken LLC, Po Box 69, Winger, MN 56592

Most common first names in Winger, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Carl781.0 years
Edwin578.0 years
John580.6 years
Arthur483.2 years
Hazel478.5 years
Clara483.5 years
Martin477.3 years
Donald363.3 years
Clarence370.7 years
Bertha390.6 years
Most common last names in Winger, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson1076.5 years
Hanson1077.1 years
Messelt1079.6 years
Nelson776.9 years
Vesledahl777.3 years
Anderson670.9 years
Olson678.4 years
Wang567.2 years
Zahl575.4 years
Aakhus480.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Winger, MN
  • 55.7%Electricity
  • 22.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 15.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.7%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Winger, MN
  • 73.7%Electricity
  • 15.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 10.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Winger compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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