Boy River, Minnesota

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Population in 2019: 51 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +34.2%
Males: 21  (42.9%)
Females: 30  (57.1%)
Median resident age:

41.7 years
Minnesota median age:

38.4 years

Zip code: 56672

Estimated median household income in 2019: $20,877 (it was $13,125 in 2000)
Boy River:

$20,877
MN:

$74,593

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $13,327 (it was $10,556 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $90,020 (it was $22,500 in 2000)
Boy River:

$90,020
MN:

$246,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $267,666; detached houses: $288,539; townhouses or other attached units: $237,048; in 2-unit structures: $418,556; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $245,028; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $141,244; mobile homes: $89,597; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $107,861
March 2019 cost of living index in Boy River: 87.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 64.7%
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Ancestries: American (75.0%), Irish (14.3%), German (3.6%), Polish (3.6%), Swedish (3.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1329 feet

Land area: 0.43 square miles.

Population density: 119 people per square mile   (very low).

Boy River, Minnesota map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $590 (1.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Duluth, MN (98.4 miles , pop. 86,918).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (157.8 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (486.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Federal Dam, MN (2.6 miles),
Remer, MN (3.5 miles ),
Bena, MN (3.6 miles),
Longville, MN (3.7 miles),
Ball Club, MN (3.7 miles ),
Whipholt, MN (3.7 miles),
Zemple, MN (4.3 miles),
Deer River, MN (4.4 miles )

Latitude: 47.17 N, Longitude: 94.12 W

Area code: 218

Distribution of median household income in Boy River, MN in 2019
Distribution of house value in Boy River, MN in 2019

Boy River satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.7%
Minnesota:

3.9%

Average climate in Boy River, Minnesota

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Tornado activity:

Boy River-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Minnesota state average. It is 62% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/6/1969, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 27.2 miles away from the Boy River city center killed 12 people and injured 70 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/11/1966, a category F4 tornado 39.0 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Boy River-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 50% 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 138.2 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 146.2 miles away from the city center
On 2/7/2020 at 18:30:28, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 68.9 miles away from Boy River center
On 1/9/2020 at 18:16:48, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 MB) earthquake occurred 72.6 miles away from the city center
On 5/14/2019 at 17:00:01, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MB) earthquake occurred 53.1 miles away from Boy River center
On 4/8/2020 at 17:14:33, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 ML) earthquake occurred 74.6 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 Cass County (10) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 5, Winds: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Boy River:

  • Bemidji State University (about 42 miles; Bemidji, MN; Full-time enrollment: 4,316)
  • Central Lakes College-Brainerd (about 57 miles; Brainerd, MN; FT enrollment: 3,371)
  • Lake Superior College (about 97 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • The College of Saint Scholastica (about 99 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,762)
  • University of Minnesota-Duluth (about 100 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 10,612)
  • University of Wisconsin-Superior (about 101 miles; Superior, WI; FT enrollment: 2,302)
  • Alexandria Technical & Community College (about 108 miles; Alexandria, MN; FT enrollment: 2,324)

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Church in Boy River: Boy River Log Chapel (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cass 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:

2.2 people
Minnesota:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

47.6%
Whole state:

64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

14.3%
Whole state:

6.9%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Boy River:

Marital status in Boy River, MN
  • Never married: 11.7%
  • Now married: 52.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 28.0%

For population 25 years and over in Boy River:

  • High school or higher: 72.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 16.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

4.5
Minnesota average:

10.6

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Boy River, MN (based on Cass County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,80719
Evangelical Protestant3,01726
Catholic2,8208
Other13-
None17,910-
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: 12
Cass County:

4.19 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

1.05 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
This county:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 40
Here:

13.97 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

7.8%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.9%
Minnesota:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.7%
Minnesota:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

46.4%
Minnesota:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

40.5%
State:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

30.3
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

31.4%
Minnesota:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

20.8%
Minnesota:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.6
Minnesota:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

73.9%
Minnesota:

33.2%

General health condition:
This city:

52.6%
Minnesota:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.9%
Minnesota:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Boy River, 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 7$138
Financial Administration 0$0 1$19
Totals for Government 0$0 8$157

Boy River government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $230,000 ($4509.80)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($98.04)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,000 ($19.61)

Boy River government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,000 ($19.61)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $191,000 ($3745.10)
    General Local Government Support: $7,000 ($137.25)
  • Tax - Property: $5,000 ($98.04)
    Other License: $3,000 ($58.82)

8.11% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($70,658 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.11%
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 Crow Wing County, MN  1.82% ($69,052 average AGI)
from Hubbard County, MN  0.66% ($35,013)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.65% ($72,303)


7.01% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($50,938 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.01%
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 Crow Wing County, MN  2.01% ($47,082 average AGI)
to Beltrami County, MN  0.60% ($37,217)
to Hubbard County, MN  0.47% ($42,870)

Strongest AM radio stations in Boy River:

  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WNMT (650 AM; 10 kW; NASHWAUK, MN; Owner: MIDWEST RADIO NETWORK, L.L.C.)
  • KOZY (1320 AM; 5 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MN; Owner: ITASCA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KKBJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: R.P. BROADCASTING)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • WDSM (710 AM; 10 kW; SUPERIOR, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KAKK (1570 AM; 1 kW; WALKER, MN)
  • WBHR (660 AM; 10 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HERBERT M. HOPPE)

Strongest FM radio stations in Boy River:

  • KQKK (101.9 FM; WALKER, MN; Owner: CAROL J. DELAHUNT)
  • KBLB (93.3 FM; NISSWA, MN; Owner: BL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLLZ-FM (99.1 FM; WALKER, MN; Owner: BG BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCRB-FM (88.5 FM; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KNBJ (91.3 FM; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)

TV broadcast stations around Boy River:

  • KCCW-TV (Channel 12; WALKER, MN; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KAWE (Channel 9; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: NORTHERN MINNESOTA PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K49CU (Channel 49; WALKER, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • K61BH (Channel 61; DEER RIVER, MN; Owner: KBJR LICENSE, INC.)
  • K65DT (Channel 65; WALKER, MN; Owner: LEECH LAKE TV CORPORATION)
  • K67BZ (Channel 67; WALKER, MN; Owner: LEECH LAKE TV CORP.)
  • K59BQ (Channel 59; DEER RIVER, MN; Owner: CHELSEY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF DULUTH, LLC)
  • K69CP (Channel 69; WALKER, MN; Owner: LEECH LAKE TV CORP.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 26ft / 7.6mTotal length
  • 765Total average daily traffic
  • 1,176Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Boy River, Lat: 47.145056 Lon: -94.177528, Type: Tower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WQRZ542, Licensee ID: L01760649,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 08/20/2013, Expiration Date: 08/20/2023, Certifier: Carri Jones Ms., Registrant: Leech Lake Telecommunications Company, LLC

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Boy River, MN
  • 64.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 11.8%Utility gas
  • 11.8%Electricity
  • 5.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.9%Wood


Boy River compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly 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.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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