Worthington, Minnesota

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Population in 2017: 13,247 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +17.4%
 
Males: 6,774  (51.1%)
Females: 6,473  (48.9%)
Median resident age:

31.9 years
Minnesota median age:

37.9 years

Zip codes: 56187.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $52,622 (it was $36,250 in 2000)
Worthington:

$52,622
MN:

$68,388

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $28,176 (it was $18,078 in 2000)

Worthington city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $130,493 (it was $68,800 in 2000)
Worthington:

$130,493
MN:

$224,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $157,936; detached houses: $158,131; townhouses or other attached units: $185,694; in 2-unit structures: $192,528; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $75,682; mobile homes: $56,517

Median gross rent in 2017: $696.

March 2019 cost of living index in Worthington: 76.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 18.0%
(9.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.0% for Black residents, 21.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.4% for American Indian residents, 20.8% for other race residents, 39.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Worthington, MN (2017)
    • 5,69042.7%Hispanic
    • 5,28039.6%White alone
    • 1,37310.3%Asian alone
    • 9997.5%Black alone
    • 2061.5%Two or more races
    • 1110.8%Other race alone
    • 620.5%American Indian alone

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

Crime rates in Worthington 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
(9.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.7)
1
(7.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(17.9)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A4
(31.0)
3
(23.1)
3
(23.1)
6
(45.6)
7
(53.1)
14
(105.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
4
(35.9)
9
(80.6)
1
(9.1)
8
(73.5)
7
(63.6)
3
(27.0)
6
(46.6)
2
(15.6)
2
(15.5)
7
(53.9)
4
(30.8)
4
(30.4)
5
(37.9)
1
(7.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
13
(116.5)
23
(206.0)
20
(181.4)
23
(211.4)
17
(154.4)
17
(153.0)
21
(163.3)
18
(140.0)
19
(147.3)
8
(61.6)
21
(161.9)
11
(83.6)
9
(68.2)
20
(150.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
53
(475.1)
91
(815.0)
97
(879.7)
84
(772.2)
97
(880.8)
59
(530.9)
46
(357.6)
45
(350.0)
30
(232.5)
36
(277.3)
43
(331.6)
41
(311.8)
53
(401.7)
19
(142.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
183
(1,640)
155
(1,388)
154
(1,397)
177
(1,627)
253
(2,297)
156
(1,404)
194
(1,508)
150
(1,167)
123
(953.3)
155
(1,194)
126
(971.5)
146
(1,110)
140
(1,061)
82
(616.1)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
15
(134.5)
12
(107.5)
10
(90.7)
9
(82.7)
11
(99.9)
17
(153.0)
14
(108.8)
11
(85.5)
6
(46.5)
10
(77.0)
18
(138.8)
9
(68.4)
13
(98.5)
10
(75.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(18.1)
1
(9.2)
1
(9.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.8)
1
(7.8)
1
(7.8)
1
(7.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.5)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)158.0200.9178.2223.2226.0158.6153.2123.1117.0135.7148.7134.1145.9157.1

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City-data.com crime index in Worthington, MN

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 31 (21 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.58
Minnesota average:

1.67
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Ancestries: German (16.2%), Ethiopian (3.6%), American (3.5%), Dutch (3.3%), Norwegian (2.7%), African (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1590 feet

Land area: 7.15 square miles.

Population density: 1,854 people per square mile   (low).

Worthington, Minnesota map

4,800 residents are foreign born (24.0% Latin America, 4.4% Africa).

This city:

36.0%
Minnesota:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,247 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,345 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (57.1 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (148.0 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (420.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Brewster, MN (2.9 miles ),
Round Lake, MN (3.0 miles ),
Bigelow, MN (3.1 miles ),
Rushmore, MN (3.2 miles ),
Ocheyedan, IA (3.9 miles ),
Harris, IA (3.9 miles),
Kinbrae, MN (3.9 miles),
Wilmont, MN (3.9 miles )

Latitude: 43.62 N, Longitude: 95.60 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Turkey Capital of the World

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,405 (+18.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,430 (74.5%)

Area code: 507

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $128,700
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $142,600
  • 1999: 7 buildings, average cost: $138,300
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $124,700
  • 2001: 11 buildings, average cost: $161,500
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $170,600
  • 2003: 16 buildings, average cost: $167,600
  • 2004: 9 buildings, average cost: $158,200
  • 2005: 18 buildings, average cost: $128,900
  • 2006: 19 buildings, average cost: $125,400
  • 2007: 11 buildings, average cost: $148,900
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $195,600
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $149,600
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $155,200
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $140,100
  • 2012: 7 buildings, average cost: $149,300
  • 2013: 4 buildings, average cost: $152,800
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $188,900
  • 2015: 4 buildings, average cost: $140,600
  • 2016: 8 buildings, average cost: $129,400
  • 2017: 9 buildings, average cost: $155,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Worthington, MN residents
Average permit cost in Worthington, MN
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.7%
Minnesota:

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

Population change in the 1990s: +1,303 (+13.1%).
Most common industries in Worthington, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Food (20.4%)
  • Health care (8.2%)
  • Educational services (7.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.5%)
  • Construction (3.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.4%)
  • Social assistance (3.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Food (24.2%)
  • Construction (5.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.9%)
  • Repair & maintenance (3.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.8%)
  • Health care (3.5%)
  • Public administration (3.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Food (16.3%)
  • Health care (13.5%)
  • Educational services (11.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.3%)
  • Social assistance (5.4%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.4%)
Most common occupations in Worthington, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.6%)
  • Food processing workers (8.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (2.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Food processing workers (9.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.0%)
  • Food processing workers (7.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.4%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.1%)

Average climate in Worthington, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Worthington-area historical tornado activity is above Minnesota state average. It is 64% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1992, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 24.3 miles away from the Worthington city center killed one person and injured 35 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/13/1968, a category F5 tornado 38.5 miles away from the city center killed 9 people and injured 150 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Worthington-area historical earthquake activity is above Minnesota state average. It is 76% 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 143.1 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 194.1 miles away from the city 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 176.5 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 145.9 miles away from Worthington center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 144.1 miles away from the city center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 124.7 miles away from Worthington center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Nobles County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Worthington topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Worthington:

  • C C S INC - RIDGEWOOD (1381 KNOLLWOOD DRIVE - BOX 23)
  • SANFORD WORTHINGTON MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 1018 SIXTH AVENUE PO BOX 997)
  • CROSSROADS CARE CENTER (965 MCMILLAN STREET)
  • SOUTH SHORE CARE CENTER (1307 SOUTH SHORE DRIVE)
  • SANFORD WORTHINGTON MEDICAL CENTER (1018 6TH AVE)
  • SANFORD WORTHINGTON HOME CARE (1018 6TH AVENUE BOX 997)

Airports located in Worthington:

College/University in Worthington:

  • Avalon School of Cosmetology (Full-time enrollment: 43; Location: 1428 N McMillan St; Private, for-profit; Website: avaloncosmetologyschool.com)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Worthington:

  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 42 miles; Estherville, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,311)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 59 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 3,711)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 60 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • Buena Vista University (about 71 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)
  • South Dakota State University (about 77 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College (about 82 miles; Granite Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,225)
  • South Central College (about 87 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,726)

Public high schools in Worthington:

Public elementary/middle schools in Worthington:

Private elementary/middle school in Worthington:

  • WORTHINGTON CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 52, Location: 1770 ELEANOR ST, Grades: KG-8)
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Libraries in Worthington:

  • PLUM CREEK LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $911,959; Location: 290 S.LAKE STREET; 13,588 books; 15,187 e-books; 902 audio materials; 757 video materials; 14 state licensed databases; 26 print serial subscriptions)
  • NOBLES COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $555,971; Location: 407 12TH STREET; 73,378 books; 15,187 e-books; 2,771 audio materials; 4,812 video materials; 14 local licensed databases; 14 state licensed databases; 127 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Worthington: Pioneer Village (A), Nobles County Fairgrounds (B), Worthington (C), Worthington Speedway (D), Worthington Country Club (E), Nobles County Courthouse (F), Nobles County Library (G), Law Enforcement Agency (H), Worthington City Hall (I), Worthington Fire Department (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Worthington include: American Reformed Church (A), Westminster Presbyterian Church (B), Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses (C), Full Gospel Church (D), Assemblies of God Church (E), Church of Christ (F), Worthington Baptist Temple (G), Grace Lutheran Church (H), United Pentecostal Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Worthington Township Cemetery (1), Saint Marys Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Okabena Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Worthington include: Ludlow Park (1), Olson Park (2), Orchard Knoll Park (3), South East Side Park (4), Hogans Park (5), Buss Field (6), Vogt Park (7), Sunset Park (8), Ehlers Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Stephanie's Restaurant (2015 North Humiston Avenue) (1), Days Inn (207 Oxford Street) (2), Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (1250 Ryans Road) (3), Oxford Motel (1801 Oxford Street) (4), Budget Inn (1231 Oxford Street) (5), Americinn Worthington (1475 Darling Drive) (6). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Court: Nobles County - Court Administration (1530 Airport Road North) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Birthplace of: John Olson (Minnesota politician) - Politician.

Nobles 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:

2.8 people
Minnesota:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

65.4%
Whole state:

64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.3%
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 Worthington in 2010:

  • 129 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 124 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 56 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 11 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Worthington in 2000:

  • 140 people in nursing homes
  • 61 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 47 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 21 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 11 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 7 people in religious group quarters
  • 4 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 4 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Banks with branches in Worthington (2011 data):

  • First State Bank Southwest: Worthington Branch at 1433 Oxford Street, branch established on 1984/01/23; Worthingron at 1055 Ryans Road, branch established on 2000/01/26. Info updated 2011/10/26: Bank assets: $206.1 mil, Deposits: $171.5 mil, headquarters in Pipestone, MN, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: First State Bank Southwest 2010 Amended And Restated Ksop Plan And Trust
  • Bank of the West: Worthington Main Branch at 1027 Fourth Avenue, branch established on 1908/01/10. Info updated 2009/11/16: Bank assets: $62,408.3 mil, Deposits: $43,995.2 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, 647 total offices, Holding Company: Bnp Paribas
  • Rolling Hills Bank & Trust: Worthington Branch at 229 Tenth Street, branch established on 1984/11/06. Info updated 2009/05/20: Bank assets: $207.1 mil, Deposits: $173.4 mil, headquarters in Atlantic, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Anita Bancorporation
  • United Prairie Bank: Worthington Branch at 905 Mcmillan Stree6t, branch established on 1984/07/02. Info updated 2009/05/06: Bank assets: $565.8 mil, Deposits: $487.7 mil, headquarters in Mountain Lake, MN, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Farmers State Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Worthington Branch at 1010 Second Avenue, branch established on 1873/01/01. 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
  • Worthington Federal Savings Bank, FSB: Worthington Federal Savings Bank, Fsb at 418 Eleventh Street, branch established on 1935/05/03. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $61.9 mil, Deposits: $51.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 2 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Worthington:

Marital status in Worthington, MN
  • Never married: 37.6%
  • Now married: 48.5%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 6.1%
  • Divorced: 7.1%

For population 25 years and over in Worthington:

  • High school or higher: 67.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

22.2
Minnesota average:

10.9

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Worthington, MN (based on Nobles County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic5,6207
Mainline Protestant5,01617
Evangelical Protestant3,91222
Other2452
None6,585-
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: 6
Nobles County:

2.98 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Nobles County:

5.97 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Here:

8.46 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

7.6%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Nobles County:

27.6%
State:

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

19.5%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

46.9%
Minnesota:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Worthington:

43.0%
State:

46.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.1
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Worthington:

23.7%
Minnesota:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.4%
Minnesota:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Worthington:

6.8
Minnesota:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

31.0%
Minnesota:

33.2%

General health condition:
Worthington:

52.4%
Minnesota:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

76.8%
Minnesota:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Worthington, 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
Police Protection - Officers 23$138,426$72,2220$0
Streets and Highways 12$60,840$60,8400$0
Electric Power 12$69,349$69,3492$1,758
Police - Other 9$39,583$52,7771$1,727
Sewerage 8$38,927$58,3910$0
Other and Unallocable 7$30,236$51,8337$7,407
Water Supply 6$32,816$65,6320$0
Parks and Recreation 6$26,587$53,1741$1,721
Financial Administration 4$23,764$71,2920$0
Other Government Administration 3$20,345$81,38010$4,332
Housing and Community Development (Local) 1$8,312$99,7440$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 5$1,681
Totals for Government 91$489,185$64,50826$18,626

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

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $18,251,000 ($1377.75)
    Liquor Stores: $2,903,000 ($219.14)
    Water Utilities: $1,997,000 ($150.75)
    Air Transportation: $884,000 ($66.73)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $413,000 ($31.18)

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

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $229,000 ($17.29)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $21,562,000 ($1627.69)
    Liquor Stores: $3,744,000 ($282.63)
    Water Utilities: $3,596,000 ($271.46)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,050,000 ($381.22)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,440,000 ($259.68)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,610,000 ($121.54)
Businesses in Worthington, MN
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Maurices1
AmericInn1McDonald's1
Arby's1New Balance1
Burger King1Nike2
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
FedEx2Slumberland1
Ford1Subway2
H&R Block1Super 81
Hardee's1T-Mobile1
Holiday Inn1Travelodge1
JCPenney1U-Haul1
Jones New York1UPS3
KFC1Vans1
La-Z-Boy2Walgreens1
Lane Furniture1Walmart1
MasterBrand Cabinets2YMCA1

Strongest AM radio stations in Worthington:

  • KWOA (730 AM; 1 kW; WORTHINGTON, MN)
  • KKOJ (1190 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MN; Owner: KLEVEN BROADCASTING CO. OF MINN.)
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KELO (1320 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF S.D., INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Worthington:

  • KWOA-FM (95.1 FM; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KITN (93.5 FM; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KBOJ (88.1 FM; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • K205DJ (88.9 FM; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KISD (98.7 FM; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KJOE (106.1 FM; SLAYTON, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KNSW (91.7 FM; WORTHINGTON-MARSHALL, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KELO-FM (92.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KLQL (101.1 FM; LUVERNE, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KNWC-FM (96.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KRSW (89.3 FM; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KILR-FM (95.9 FM; ESTHERVILLE, IA; Owner: JACOBSON BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KUOO (103.9 FM; SPIRIT LAKE, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Worthington:

  • K07TY (Channel 7; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: NOBLES BROADCASTING CO., LTD.)
  • K15EB (Channel 15; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KELO-TV (Channel 11; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
  • KSMN (Channel 20; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA EDUCATIONAL TV COMPANY)
  • K33AB (Channel 33; SIBLEY, ETC., IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KSFY-TV (Channel 13; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KDLT-TV (Channel 46; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • K67GH (Channel 67; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Worthington fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 49Number of bridges
  • 338ft / 103mTotal length
  • $322,000,000Total costs
  • 104,689Total average daily traffic
  • 12,370Total average daily truck traffic
  • 62,948Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic
New bridges in Worthington, MN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 201960-1969
  • 61970-1979
  • 71980-1989
  • 61990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 52010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Worthington, MN

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

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 28. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 38 took place in 2005, and the least - 22 in 2010. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Worthington, MN When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (51.3%), and Outside Fires (24.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Worthington, MN
    • 24451.3%Structure Fires
    • 11724.6%Outside Fires
    • 11223.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 30.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Worthington, MN

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Worthington, Minnesota:

  • Americinn Lodge & Suites, 1475 Darling Dr, Worthington, Minnesota 56187 , Phone: (507) 376-4500, Fax: (507) 376-4300
  • Holiday Inn Express, 1250 Ryan's Rd, Worthington, Minnesota 56187 , Phone: (507) 372-2333, Fax: (507) 372-2006
  • Comfort Suites & Conference Center, 1447 Prairie Dr, Worthington, Minnesota 56187 , Phone: (507) 295-9185, Fax: (507) 295-9186
  • Travelodge Hotel, 2015 N Humiston Ave, Worthington, Minnesota 56187 , Phone: (507) 372-2991, Fax: (507) 372-5301
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Worthington, Minnesota
Most common first names in Worthington, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John11179.0 years
William7679.5 years
George6479.7 years
Anna5785.3 years
Mary5681.0 years
Henry4381.3 years
Robert4170.1 years
Margaret3883.6 years
Fred3878.9 years
Dorothy3578.6 years
Most common last names in Worthington, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson7679.9 years
Anderson5779.5 years
Peterson2682.2 years
Meyer2579.9 years
Smith2580.5 years
Larson2485.6 years
Doeden1878.8 years
Miller1784.8 years
Williams1683.1 years
Nystrom1574.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Worthington, MN
  • 87.2%Utility gas
  • 5.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.1%Electricity
  • 1.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Worthington, MN
  • 50.0%Electricity
  • 45.5%Utility gas
  • 1.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.5%Other fuel
  • 1.1%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Wood


Worthington compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median house value below 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 significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

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  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the physically handicapped (population 1,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: production occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Ethiopia (population 500+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Eastern Africa (population 500+)"
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