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Population in 2012: 219 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +6.8%
 

Males: 123  (56.3%)
Females: 96  (43.7%)

Median resident age:  33.7 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip codes: 56592.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,761 (it was $21,146 in 2000)
Winger:

$38,761
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,346

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $55,090 (it was $24,600 in 2000)
Winger:

$55,090
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $110,775; Detached houses: $119,446; Mobile homes: $26,950

Median gross rent in 2012: $563.

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  • White alone - 212 (96.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (2.3%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (0.9%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.5%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Winger: 85.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (31.3%), Norwegian (22.5%), French (10.7%), Polish (5.9%), Irish (5.5%), Swedish (3.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1230 feet

Land area: 0.35 square miles.

Population density: 626 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Winger:

  • High school or higher: 80.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 14.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Winger city:

  • Never married: 48.7%
  • Now married: 31.6%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 11.4%

4 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.8%
Minnesota:  7.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,079 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $900 (1.8%)

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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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.1%
Minnesota:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +38 (+22.8%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (19%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (13%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (13%)
  • Information (11%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (21%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (15%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (15%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (15%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Electricians (7%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (4%)
  • Religious workers (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (16%)
  • Social scientists and related workers (7%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Media and communication equipment workers (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (7%)
  • Personal appearance workers (7%)

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Tornado activity:

Winger-area historical tornado activity is near Minnesota state average. It is 3% 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.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Polk County (24) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 20
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 11, Floods: 9, Tornadoes: 6, Heavy Rains: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snow: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Nels Wold - Army Medal of Honor recipient.

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Winger: Nels Wold.


Hospitals/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)

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Winger:

  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 42 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,038)
  • Bemidji State University (about 53 miles; Bemidji, MN; FT enrollment: 3,658)
  • University of North Dakota (about 57 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 10,215)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 59 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 5,882)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 59 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 11,679)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 60 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,740)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 87 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 3,462)

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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

 
Polk County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Winger and their reported violations in the past:

UNION LAKE LUTHERAN CHURCH (Address: 17001 - 405th Street SE , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-13-2005), St Tech Assistance Visit (OCT-13-2005), St Compliance Meeting conducted (OCT-13-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-13-2005), St Boil Water Order (OCT-13-2005), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-13-2005), St Compliance achieved (OCT-31-2005)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 6.0%
(6.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Winger, MN

Winger compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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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.

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Winger travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (40%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (25%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (20%)
  • Utility gas (14%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Winger city (based on Polk County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 73.32%
Here73.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchAssociation of Free Lutheran CongregationsPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents43.0%36.5%6.9%4.3%3.5%
Congregations42.7%10.7%9.3%12.0%4.0%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchBaptist General ConferenceEvangelical Free Church of AmericaLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents1.9%1.0%0.5%0.5%1.9%
Congregations5.3%2.7%1.3%1.3%10.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Polk County:

2.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

5.20 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 18
This county:

5.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.5%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Polk County:

27.6%
State:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.9%
State:

13.0%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$1,485
Sewerage 0$0 1$1,717
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$140
Totals for Government 0$0 3$3,342

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $31,000 ($141.55)
    General - Other: $26,000 ($118.72)
    Regular Highways: $24,000 ($109.59)
    Fire Protection: $18,000 ($82.19)
    Financial Administration: $10,000 ($45.66)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($9.13)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($4.57)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $12,000 ($54.79)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,000 ($4.57)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $40,000 ($182.65)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $6,000 ($27.40)
    Parks & Recreation: $0 ($0.00)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $29,000 ($132.42)
    Special Assessments: $19,000 ($86.76)
    Interest Earnings: $13,000 ($59.36)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $38,000 ($173.52)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $58,000 ($264.84)
    All Other: $5,000 ($22.83)
  • Tax - Property: $15,000 ($68.49)
    NEC: $3,000 ($13.70)

Winger government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $206,000 ($940.64)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $206,000 ($940.64)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $64,000 ($292.24)

6.19% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,008 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.19%
Minnesota average:

7.79%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Grand Forks County, ND  1.79% ($32,507 average AGI)
from Marshall County, MN  0.26% ($30,933)
from Red Lake County, MN  0.24% ($17,571)


7.26% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,344 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.26%
Minnesota average:

7.84%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Grand Forks County, ND  1.73% ($24,358 average AGI)
to Cass County, ND  0.43% ($26,440)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.32% ($30,973)

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.)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

9 (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
    Grant Date: 06/14/2012, Expiration Date: 06/18/2022
    Registrant: Minnkota Power Cooperative, Inc., 1822 Mill Road, Grand Forks, ND 58208, Phone: (701) 795-4000, 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
    Registrant: Minnkota Power Cooperative, Inc., 14511 Falling Creek, Suite 507, Grand Forks, ND 58208-3200, Phone: (701) 795-4305, Fax: (281) 586-0044, 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: 08/28/2009, Expiration Date: 08/28/2019, Certifier: Daniel R Schmitt
    Registrant: Minnkota Power Cooperative Inc, 1822 Mill Road, Grand Forks, ND 58208, Phone: (701) 795-4000, 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, 6315.84 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/15/2011, Expiration Date: 03/15/2021, Certifier: Thomas E Walsh
    Registrant: Minnesota Dept Of Transportation, 395 John Ireland Blvd Ms730, St Paul, MN 55155, Phone: (651) 234-7973, 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: 05/07/2007, Expiration Date: 07/15/2017, Certifier: Blanchard O Krogstad
    Registrant: Blanchard O Krogstad, 25894 430th St Se, Winger, MN 56592-9485
  • Call Sign: N0XOO, Licensee ID: L00641442
    Grant Date: 07/11/2003, Expiration Date: 07/11/2013
    Registrant: Doris V Krogstad, 25894 430th St. S. E., Winger, MN 56592-9785

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: AERO COMMANDER 112 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 121 mph), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER A&C (200 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1212J , Serial Number: 212, Year manufactured: 1974, Airworthiness Date: 06/26/1991
    Registrant (Corporation): Jeff Lucken LLC, Po Box 69, Winger, MN 56592
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1848J , Serial Number: 28-24284, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 04/10/1968
    Registrant (Individual): Gary Sonstelie, 24450 420th St Se, 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
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