Hewitt, Minnesota

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Population in 2019: 256 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -4.1%
 
Males: 138  (54.0%)
Females: 118  (46.0%)
Median resident age:

49.9 years
Minnesota median age:

38.4 years

Zip codes: 56453.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $43,006 (it was $26,161 in 2000)
Hewitt:

$43,006
MN:

$74,593

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $33,768 (it was $12,520 in 2000)

Hewitt city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $69,746 (it was $30,000 in 2000)
Hewitt:

$69,746
MN:

$246,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $95,538; detached houses: $116,554; mobile homes: $52,450

Median gross rent in 2019: $641.

March 2019 cost of living index in Hewitt: 84.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 11.7%

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  • Races in Hewitt, MN (2019)
    • 21595.1%White alone
    • 52.2%Two or more races
    • 31.3%Hispanic

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Ancestries: American (23.2%), German (19.7%), Norwegian (13.4%), English (8.5%), Finnish (4.9%), Irish (4.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1370 feet

Land area: 2.05 square miles.

Population density: 125 people per square mile   (very low).

Hewitt, Minnesota map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $997 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $615 (1.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Cloud, MN (68.9 miles , pop. 59,107).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (128.7 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (480.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Bertha, MN (2.0 miles ),
Verndale, MN (2.5 miles ),
Aldrich, MN (2.8 miles),
Wadena, MN (2.9 miles ),
Eagle Bend, MN (3.4 miles ),
Deer Creek, MN (3.5 miles ),
Bluffton, MN (3.5 miles ),
Staples, MN (3.8 miles )

Latitude: 46.32 N, Longitude: 95.09 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 218

Distribution of median household income in Hewitt, MN in 2019
Distribution of house value in Hewitt, MN in 2019
Hewitt satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $40,200
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $69,000
  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $58,000
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $161,100
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $118,000
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $145,000
  • 2018: 1 building, cost: $145,000
  • 2019: 1 building, cost: $145,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Hewitt, MN residents
Average permit cost in Hewitt, MN
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.2%
Minnesota:

3.9%
Most common industries in Hewitt, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Repair & maintenance (7.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.4%)
  • Food (6.4%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (6.4%)
  • Public administration (6.4%)
  • Construction (5.5%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Repair & maintenance (11.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (10.3%)
  • Construction (8.8%)
  • Transportation equipment (7.4%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (7.4%)
  • Truck transportation (7.4%)
  • Food (5.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (11.9%)
  • Public administration (11.9%)
  • Health care (11.9%)
  • Social assistance (11.9%)
  • Publishing, motion picture & sound recording industries (9.5%)
  • Food (7.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.1%)
Most common occupations in Hewitt, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (14.5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (10.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.2%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (7.3%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.5%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (16.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (13.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7.4%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (19.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (19.0%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7.1%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (7.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.8%)

Average climate in Hewitt, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Hewitt-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Minnesota state average. It is 21% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/13/2001, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.3 miles away from the Hewitt city center injured 3 people and caused $5 million in damages.

On 6/11/1966, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 40.3 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Hewitt-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 38% 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 64.4 miles away from Hewitt center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 73.3 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 255.9 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 92.9 miles away from Hewitt center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 91.6 miles away from Hewitt center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 309.3 miles away from Hewitt center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Todd County (10) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hewitt topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Hewitt:

  • FAIR OAKS LODGE (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; WADENA, MN)
  • TRI COUNTY HOSP HOME HLTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; WADENA, MN)
  • OAKRIDGE HOMES OF WADENA (Hospital, about 9 miles away; WADENA, MN)
  • TRI COUNTY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 9 miles away; WADENA, MN)
  • LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOME CARE AND HOSPICE (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; STAPLES, MN)
  • GREATER STAPLES HOSPITAL HOSPICE (Hospital, about 15 miles away; STAPLES, MN)
  • LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; STAPLES, MN)

Amtrak station near Hewitt:

  • 15 miles: STAPLES (1ST AVE. N & 4TH ST. NE) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hewitt:

  • Alexandria Technical & Community College (about 35 miles; Alexandria, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,324)
  • Central Lakes College-Brainerd (about 42 miles; Brainerd, MN; FT enrollment: 3,371)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 49 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 4,863)
  • College of Saint Benedict (about 65 miles; Saint Joseph, MN; FT enrollment: 2,025)
  • St Cloud Technical and Community College (about 68 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 3,493)
  • Rasmussen College-Minnesota (about 68 miles; St. Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 4,575)
  • Saint Cloud State University (about 70 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 12,822)

Points of interest:

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

Birthplace of: Jack D. Shanstrom - Senior District Judge.

Todd 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 Hewitt that have no violations reported:

  • HEWITT (Population served: 272, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Minnesota:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

56.6%
Whole state:

64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.8%
Whole state:

6.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
4 people in other group homes in 2000

For population 15 years and over in Hewitt:

Marital status in Hewitt, MN
  • Never married: 22.3%
  • Now married: 42.9%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 5.5%
  • Divorced: 28.7%

For population 25 years and over in Hewitt:

  • High school or higher: 93.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.8%
  • Unemployed: 6.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.9
Minnesota average:

10.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Hewitt, MN (based on Todd County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,83233
Catholic5,4987
Mainline Protestant3,26216
Other7-
None10,296-
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: 10
Here:

4.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Todd County:

5.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.09 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

7.3%
State:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Todd County:

28.3%
Minnesota:

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

11.8%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Hewitt:

51.9%
State:

50.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Hewitt:

42.8%
Minnesota:

48.4%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.6
Minnesota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

16.0%
Minnesota:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

14.1%
State:

9.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Hewitt:

6.7
Minnesota:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

41.5%
Minnesota:

33.5%

General health condition:
Hewitt:

50.3%
Minnesota:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Hewitt:

77.1%
State:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Hewitt, 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
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$1,656
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$157
Water Supply 0$0 2$523
Totals for Government 0$0 4$2,336

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $47,000 ($183.59)
    Water Utilities: $43,000 ($167.97)
    Local Fire Protection: $34,000 ($132.81)
    Sewerage: $29,000 ($113.28)
    Solid Waste Management: $21,000 ($82.03)
    Regular Highways: $19,000 ($74.22)
    Financial Administration: $19,000 ($74.22)
    Central Staff Services: $7,000 ($27.34)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000 ($15.63)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($11.72)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $29,000 ($113.28)
    Solid Waste Management: $21,000 ($82.03)
    Other: $15,000 ($58.59)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $22,000 ($85.94)
    Special Assessments: $1,000 ($3.91)
    Interest Earnings: $0 ($0.00)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $43,000 ($167.97)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $68,000 ($265.63)
    Other: $7,000 ($27.34)
  • Tax - Property: $69,000 ($269.53)
    Other License: $3,000 ($11.72)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $119,000 ($464.84)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $97,000 ($378.91)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,000 ($85.94)

6.42% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($47,305 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.42%
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 Stearns County, MN  1.09% ($61,444 average AGI)
from Douglas County, MN  0.66% ($35,083)
from Morrison County, MN  0.61% ($35,800)


6.53% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($37,346 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.53%
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 Stearns County, MN  0.99% ($41,511 average AGI)
to Wadena County, MN  0.73% ($41,939)
to Douglas County, MN  0.71% ($37,875)

Strongest AM radio stations in Hewitt:

  • KWAD (920 AM; 1 kW; WADENA, MN; Owner: KOMMERSTAD COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, LLC)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KBRF (1250 AM; 10 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KNSP (1430 AM; 1 kW; STAPLES, MN; Owner: KOMMERSTAD COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, LLC)
  • WBHR (660 AM; 10 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HERBERT M. HOPPE)
  • KLTF (960 AM; 5 kW; LITTLE FALLS, MN; Owner: KLTF/KFML, INC.)
  • WWWI (1270 AM; 5 kW; BAXTER, MN; Owner: TOWER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • 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.)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KLIZ (1380 AM; 5 kW; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: KOMMERSTAD COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY. LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Hewitt:

  • KKWS (105.9 FM; WADENA, MN; Owner: KOMMERSTAD COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, LLC)
  • KSKK (94.7 FM; STAPLES, MN; Owner: NORMIN BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KBPR (90.7 FM; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO INC.)
  • KIKV-FM (100.7 FM; SAUK CENTRE, MN; Owner: BDI BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXDL (99.7 FM; BROWERVILLE, MN; Owner: PRAIRIE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KPRW (99.5 FM; PERHAM, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Hewitt:

  • K17FE (Channel 17; WADENA, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K63DX (Channel 63; WADENA, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • K45AR (Channel 45; EAGLE BEND, MN; Owner: INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 790)
  • KCCO-TV (Channel 7; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KSAX (Channel 42; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: KSAX-TV, INC.)
  • KAWB (Channel 22; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: NORTHERN MN PUBLIC TELEVISION INC.)
  • K54AT (Channel 54; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)

Hewitt fatal accident list:

Oct 8, 2019 10:39 AM, Us-71, Sr-210, Lat: 46.325422, Lon: -95.094883, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Feb 20, 2016 08:59 AM, Sr-210 W 3rd Ave, Lat: 46.325250, Lon: -95.096011, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Sep 25, 1999 11:30 AM, Us-71, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Oct 11, 1998 10:13 AM, Us-71, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Jun 30, 1979 02:05 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 49ft / 15.4mTotal length
  • 3,946Total average daily traffic
  • 406Total average daily truck traffic
  • 4,031Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Hewitt)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • MS03NP400, 24595 190th Street (Fergus Falls # 50676) (Lat: 46.319444 Lon: -96.093333), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 106.1 m, Call Sign: WQRY463,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11265.0 MHz, 23075.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, Grant Date: 08/14/2013, Expiration Date: 08/14/2023, Certifier: David Werblow, Registrant: Dla Piper LLP, 500 8th Street, Nw, Washington, DC 20004, Phone: (202) 799-4216, Fax: (202) 799-5616, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KD0NEL, Licensee ID: L01605379, Grant Date: 11/13/2020, Expiration Date: 12/03/2030, Certifier: Matthew W Ganz, Registrant: Matthew W Ganz, 45305 105th Avenue, Hewitt, MN 56453
  • Call Sign: KD0QGI, Licensee ID: L01677577, Grant Date: 12/13/2011, Expiration Date: 12/13/2021, Certifier: Allan L Knutson, Registrant: Allan L Knutson, Hewitt, MN 56453
  • Call Sign: KD0WCF, Licensee ID: L01800408, Grant Date: 07/09/2013, Expiration Date: 07/09/2023, Certifier: Erin H Ganz, Registrant: Erin H Ganz, 45305 105th Avenue, Hewitt, MN 56453

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: TIERRA T-BIRD 1 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 503ULDCDI (52 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 937GP, N937GP, N-937GP, Serial Number: 001, Year manufactured: 1984, Airworthiness Date: 01/03/2008
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, None, Hewitt, MN 56453
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 06/04/2018

Most common first names in Hewitt, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert1072.4 years
William776.1 years
John677.5 years
James575.0 years
George471.7 years
Emma485.0 years
Gladys470.8 years
Earl468.5 years
Frank485.0 years
Mary470.3 years
Most common last names in Hewitt, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Bower777.5 years
Piepkorn583.8 years
Anderson577.0 years
Kern579.4 years
Greenwaldt482.3 years
Johnston478.3 years
Smith478.8 years
Aldrich386.3 years
King383.3 years
Peterson365.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Hewitt, MN
  • 64.4%Utility gas
  • 18.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 12.2%Electricity
  • 3.3%Wood
  • 1.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Hewitt, MN
  • 70.0%Utility gas
  • 20.0%Wood
  • 10.0%Electricity


Hewitt 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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