Wolverton, Minnesota

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Population in 2014: 140 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +14.8%
Males: 68  (49.2%)
Females: 72  (50.8%)
Median resident age:  46.8 years
Minnesota median age:  37.9 years

Zip code: 56594

Estimated median household income in 2016: $60,964 (it was $29,063 in 2000)
Wolverton:

$60,964
MN:

$65,599

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $28,758 (it was $16,839 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $104,186 (it was $42,100 in 2000)
Wolverton:

$104,186
MN:

$211,800

Median gross rent in 2016: $365.

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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Wolverton: 84.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (27.3%), Norwegian (20.5%), Swedish (9.1%), Scandinavian (6.8%), British (4.5%), Danish (2.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 925 feet

Land area: 0.28 square miles.

Population density: 493 people per square mile   (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Wolverton:

  • High school or higher: 96.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 34.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.3%
  • Unemployed: 14.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wolverton city:

  • Never married: 16.5%
  • Now married: 75.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 3.1%

9 residents are foreign born (5.7% Latin America, 1.6% North America).

This city:

7.4%
Minnesota:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,123 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $579 (0.6%)

Wolverton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (21.6 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (200.5 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (554.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Christine, ND (1.9 miles) , Comstock, MN (2.6 miles) , Abercrombie, ND (2.8 miles ), Oxbow, ND (2.9 miles ), Kent, MN (3.0 miles) , Colfax, ND (3.1 miles) , Walcott, ND (3.1 miles) , Baker, MN (3.7 miles) .

Latitude: 46.56 N, Longitude: 96.73 W

Area code: 218

Wolverton household income distribution Wolverton home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.6%
Minnesota:

3.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -24 (-16.4%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Wholesale trade (22%)
  • Construction (18%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Educational services (28%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (24%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (16%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (44%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (19%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (0%)

Average climate in Wolverton, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Wolverton-area historical tornado activity is near Minnesota state average. It is 1% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/2/1955, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 5.4 miles away from the Wolverton city center killed 2 people and injured 19 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/20/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 32.0 miles away from the city center killed 10 people and injured 103 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wolverton-area historical earthquake activity is above Minnesota state average. It is 82% 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 70.2 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 65.1 miles away from Wolverton center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 687.1 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 208.0 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 54.0 miles away from Wolverton center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 209.4 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 Wilkin County (20) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 16, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 2, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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airports located in Wolverton:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wolverton:

  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 21 miles; Moorhead, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,767)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 21 miles; Wahpeton, ND; FT enrollment: 2,318)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 22 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 24 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 36 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 4,863)
  • Alexandria Technical & Community College (about 82 miles; Alexandria, MN; FT enrollment: 2,324)
  • University of North Dakota (about 96 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 12,858)

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Notable locations in Wolverton: Wolverton (A), Wolverton Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Wolverton include: Faith Lutheran Church (A), Evangelical Free Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Wilkin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 3.3%
(3.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  67.2%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  3.4%
Whole state:  6.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.7
Minnesota average:

10.7

Wolverton travel time to work - commute Wolverton mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Wolverton city (based on Wilkin County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,69110
Catholic1,5032
Evangelical Protestant6766
Other11
None1,705-
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 convenience stores (with gas): 3
Wilkin County:

4.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Here:

6.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.4%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Wilkin County:

27.6%
Minnesota:

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

3.0%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

45.9%
Minnesota:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

47.5%
State:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.1
State:

28.5

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Wolverton:

5.6%
Minnesota:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Wolverton:

6.9
Minnesota:

6.8

General health condition:
Wolverton:

56.8%
Minnesota:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Wolverton:

83.0%
Minnesota:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Wolverton, MN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
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 7$382
Firefighters 0$0 3$93
Water Supply 0$0 1$1,218
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$554
Totals for Government 0$0 12$2,247

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

  • Current Operations - Housing & Community Development: $71,000 ($507.14)
    Sewerage: $26,000 ($185.71)
    Water Utilities: $17,000 ($121.43)
    Financial Administration: $15,000 ($107.14)
    Parks & Recreation: $14,000 ($100.00)
    Fire Protection: $14,000 ($100.00)
    General - Other: $12,000 ($85.71)
    Regular Highways: $11,000 ($78.57)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,000 ($64.29)
    Health Services - Other: $5,000 ($35.71)
    Police Protection: $3,000 ($21.43)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($14.29)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,000 ($28.57)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Health - Other: $4,000 ($28.57)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($7.14)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $66,000 ($471.43)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($21.43)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $26,000 ($185.71)
    All Other: $18,000 ($128.57)
    Solid Waste Management: $7,000 ($50.00)
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($28.57)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $8,000 ($57.14)
    Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($35.71)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $20,000 ($142.86)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $41,000 ($292.86)
    All Other: $39,000 ($278.57)
  • Tax - Property: $25,000 ($178.57)
    NEC: $1,000 ($7.14)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $54,000 ($385.71)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $60,000 ($428.57)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $58,000 ($414.29)
    Water Utilities: $50,000 ($357.14)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $4,000 ($28.57)
    Other, NEC: $2,000 ($14.29)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $157,000 ($1121.43)

5.70% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,151 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.70%
Minnesota average:

6.51%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Richland County, ND  1.57% ($42,452 average AGI)
from Otter Tail County, MN  0.67% ($26,222)
from Cass County, ND  0.41% ($31,091)


6.29% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,118 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.29%
Minnesota average:

6.71%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Richland County, ND  1.49% ($35,400 average AGI)
to Otter Tail County, MN  0.82% ($51,500)
to Cass County, ND  0.82% ($31,682)

Strongest AM radio stations in Wolverton:

  • KFGO (790 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KVOX (1280 AM; 5 kW; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDAY (970 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • KQWB (1660 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KBRF (1250 AM; 10 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, 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.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KBMW (1450 AM; 1 kW; BRECKENRIDGE, MN; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KJJK (1020 AM; 2 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wolverton:

  • KLTA (105.1 FM; BRECKENRIDGE, MN; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KFAB-FM (92.7 FM; KINDRED, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KEGK (106.9 FM; WAHPETON, ND; Owner: GUDERIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KVOX-FM (99.9 FM; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KCCM-FM (91.1 FM; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KQWB-FM (98.7 FM; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KCCD (90.3 FM; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KZCR (103.3 FM; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC)
  • WDAY-FM (93.7 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFNW-FM (97.9 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KKBX (101.9 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KDSU (91.9 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KPFX (107.9 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KFBN (88.7 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: FARGO BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • KRVI (95.1 FM; DETROIT LAKES, MN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBOT (104.1 FM; PELICAN RAPIDS, MN; Owner: WASHINGTON RADIO, INC,)

TV broadcast stations around Wolverton:

  • KVRR (Channel 15; FARGO, ND; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • K56ET (Channel 56; FARGO, ND; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WDAY-TV (Channel 6; FARGO, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • KXJB-TV (Channel 4; VALLEY CITY, ND; Owner: CATAMOUNT BROADCASTING OF FARGO LLC)
  • KFME (Channel 13; FARGO, ND; Owner: PRAIRIE PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Wolverton, MN)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Wolverton, 1402 150th Avenue - Wolverton Mw (Lat: 46.572194 Lon: -96.675944), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 82.3 m, Overall height: 83.2 m, Call Sign: WOM28
    Assigned Frequencies: 6685.00 MHz, 6545.00 MHzGrant Date: 07/14/2008, Expiration Date: 07/29/2018Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4015, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:
  • GP WOLVERTON, Site Is 1 1/2 Mi East Of Wolverton At The Intersection Of Cnty Rd 186 & Cnty Rd (Lat: 46.573611 Lon: -96.697222), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 83.8 m, Call Sign: WQXB219
    Assigned Frequencies: 6226.89 MHzGrant Date: 01/19/2016, Expiration Date: 01/19/2026, Certifier: Steven A RegitzRegistrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: N0CBU, Grant Date: 04/28/1998, Expiration Date: 06/14/2005, Cancellation Date: 06/15/2007, Registrant: Marlyn E Orud, Rr 1 Box 19, Wolverton, MN 56594
  • Call Sign: N0CBV, Licensee ID: L00189949, Grant Date: 01/27/2007, Expiration Date: 03/11/2017, Registrant: Randy M Orud, 1489 120th Street, Wolverton, MN 56594
  • Call Sign: WB0AFU, Grant Date: 11/28/1995, Expiration Date: 11/28/2005, Cancellation Date: 11/29/2007, Registrant: Betty K Johnson, Box 129, Wolverton, MN 56594
  • Call Sign: WB0AFV, Grant Date: 11/28/1995, Expiration Date: 11/28/2005, Cancellation Date: 11/29/2007, Registrant: Millard F Johnson, Box 129, Wolverton, MN 56594

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: RANS INC RANS S12XL (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 582 (65 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 476P , Serial Number: 0697430, Year manufactured: 1997, Airworthiness Date: 04/15/2014
    Registrant (Individual): Bradley J Nelson, 1793 130th St, Wolverton, MN 56594

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (69%)
  • Electricity (22%)
  • Wood (7%)

Wolverton compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median house value 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.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
There is 1 pilot and no other airmen in this city.
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