Ihlen, Minnesota

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Population in 2022: 60 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -43.9%
Males: 22  (38.0%)
Females: 38  (62.0%)
Median resident age:

65.3 years
Minnesota median age:

39.0 years

Zip codes: 56140, 56144.

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Estimated median household income in 2022: $59,433 (it was $31,250 in 2000)
Ihlen:

$59,433
MN:

$82,338

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $34,775 (it was $14,569 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $92,362 (it was $34,400 in 2000)
Ihlen:

$92,362
MN:

$314,600

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $99,831; detached houses: $99,731
March 2022 cost of living index in Ihlen: 84.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 5.6%

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  • Races in Ihlen, MN (2022)
    • 6084.5%White alone
    • 68.5%Hispanic
    • 45.6%Asian alone
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Ancestries: German (40.9%), Norwegian (22.7%), American (13.6%), European (9.1%), Dutch (4.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1640 feet

Land area: 0.39 square miles.

Population density: 155 people per square mile   (very low).

Ihlen, Minnesota map

10 residents are foreign born (14.1% Asia).

This city:

14.1%
Minnesota:

8.5%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Ihlen city:

1.1% ($371)
Minnesota:

1.1% ($1,297)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (31.5 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (169.6 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (462.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Jasper, MN (2.1 miles ),
Trosky, MN (2.4 miles),
Pipestone, MN (2.6 miles ),
Hatfield, MN (3.1 miles),
Sherman, SD (3.4 miles),
Edgerton, MN (3.5 miles ),
Hardwick, MN (3.6 miles ),
Trent, SD (3.8 miles )

Latitude: 43.91 N, Longitude: 96.37 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 507

Distribution of median household income in Ihlen, MN in 2022
Distribution of house value in Ihlen, MN in 2022

Ihlen satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

1.9%
Minnesota:

2.6%

Average climate in Ihlen, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Ihlen-area historical tornado activity is above Minnesota state average. It is 70% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1992, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 19.0 miles away from the Ihlen 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 35.7 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:

Ihlen-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 154% greater 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 122.8 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 152.6 miles away from Ihlen center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 149.6 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 122.1 miles away from the city 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 105.2 miles away from Ihlen center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 708.5 miles away from Ihlen center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pipestone County (12) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Winds: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ihlen topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Ihlen:

  • PIPESTONE DIALYSIS OF DAVITA (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; PIPESTONE, MN)
  • PIPESTONE CO HOME HLTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; PIPESTONE, MN)
  • PIPESTONE COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER ASHTON CC Critical Access Hospitals (about 7 miles away; PIPESTONE, MN)
  • PIPESTONE COUNTY HOSPICE (Hospital, about 7 miles away; PIPESTONE, MN)
  • HIAWATHA MANOR (Hospital, about 7 miles away; PIPESTONE, MN)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - PIPESTONE (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; PIPESTONE, MN)
  • EDGEBROOK CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; EDGERTON, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ihlen:

  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 32 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,386)
  • South Dakota State University (about 36 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 49 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 3,711)
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College (about 74 miles; Granite Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,225)
  • University of South Dakota (about 83 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 85 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 99 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)

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Pipestone 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 Ihlen that have no violations reported:

  • IHLEN (Address: 110 Holman Street West , Population served: 63, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.0 people
Minnesota:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

62.5%
Whole state:

64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

3.1%
Whole state:

6.9%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Ihlen:

Marital status in Ihlen, MN
  • Never married: 26.0%
  • Now married: 34.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 32.6%
  • Divorced: 6.5%

For population 25 years and over in Ihlen:

  • High school or higher: 96.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 36.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 33.3%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.0
Minnesota average:

10.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ihlen, MN (based on Pipestone County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,28311
Evangelical Protestant3,21016
Catholic1,9492
Other1831
None971-
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
Here:

6.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Here:

7.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
This county:

8.60 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

8.0%
State:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Pipestone County:

27.1%
State:

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

15.0%
Minnesota:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

71.1%
Minnesota:

50.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

59.7%
Minnesota:

48.4%

Average BMI:
This city:

24.6
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Ihlen:

14.1%
Minnesota:

21.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Ihlen:

6.8
Minnesota:

6.8

Overweight people:
Ihlen:

13.5%
Minnesota:

33.5%

General health condition:
Ihlen:

65.1%
Minnesota:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

88.3%
Minnesota:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ihlen, MN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2022)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 3$799
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$2,375
Totals for Government 0$0 10$3,174

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

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $21,000 ($350.00)
    General - Other: $14,000 ($233.33)
    Solid Waste Management: $10,000 ($166.67)
    Water Utilities: $10,000 ($166.67)
    Regular Highways: $6,000 ($100.00)
    Parks and Recreation: $6,000 ($100.00)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($66.67)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($66.67)
    Police Protection: $3,000 ($50.00)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,000 ($33.33)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($50.00)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $21,000 ($350.00)
    Parks and Recreation: $9,000 ($150.00)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($100.00)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $10,000 ($166.67)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $15,000 ($250.00)
    Other: $3,000 ($50.00)
  • Tax - Property: $24,000 ($400.00)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $58,000 ($966.67)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $53,000 ($883.33)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,000 ($66.67)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ihlen:

  • 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.)
  • KELO (1320 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF S.D., INC.)
  • KNWC (1270 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KQAD (800 AM; 0 kW; LUVERNE, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNAX (570 AM; 5 kW; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ihlen:

  • KLQL (101.1 FM; LUVERNE, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KELO-FM (92.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KNWC-FM (96.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KISD (98.7 FM; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KJOE (106.1 FM; SLAYTON, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KMXC (97.3 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KNSW (91.7 FM; WORTHINGTON-MARSHALL, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KKCK (99.7 FM; MARSHALL, MN; Owner: KMHL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKHG (107.9 FM; FLANDREAU, SD; Owner: LA COMMUNIQUE, INC.)
  • KRSW (89.3 FM; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KKLS-FM (104.7 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KTWB (101.9 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KSQB-FM (95.7 FM; DELL RAPIDS, SD; Owner: L A RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Ihlen:

  • KELO-TV (Channel 11; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KSMN (Channel 20; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA EDUCATIONAL TV COMPANY)
  • KTTW (Channel 17; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KAUN (Channel 36; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RAPID BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K56GF (Channel 56; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 56ft / 17.4mTotal length
  • $2,775,999,000Total costs
  • 11,825Total average daily traffic
  • 1,299Total average daily truck traffic
  • 11,941Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic
New bridges in Ihlen, MN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 11960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 41990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Ihlen, MN

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • Gene A DeJordy, Se 1/4 Ne 1/4 Section 26, Township 105 N, Range 46 W (Lat: 43.871306 Lon: -96.328722), Type: 61.0, Overall height: 56.4 m, Registrant: Western Wireless Corporation, Washi-ngton, Phone: (202) 654-5980

  • William J Hackett, Se 1/4 Ne 1/4 Section 26, Township 105 N, Range 46 W (Lat: 43.871306 Lon: -96.328722), Type: 61.0, Overall height: 56.4 m, Registrant: Alltel Corporation, Bill.Hackett@alltel.Com, , Washi-ngton, Phone: (202) 783-3975

  • Jerri L Janjua, Se 1/4 Ne 1/4 Section 26, Township 105 N, Range 46 W (Lat: 43.871306 Lon: -96.328722), Type: 61.0, Overall height: 56.4 m, Registrant: Wwc Holding, Co., Inc., Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, , Alpha-retta, Phone: (770) 797-1070

  • Jerri L Janjua, Se 1/4 Ne 1/4 Section 26, Township 105 N, Range 46 W (Lat: 43.871306 Lon: -96.328722), Type: 61.0, Overall height: 56.4 m, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, , Alpha-retta, Phone: (770) 797-1070


FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • SHOP, 369 41st Street (Lat: 43.906583 Lon: -96.392139), Call Sign: WQTP878,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.840 MHz, Grant Date: 01/19/2024, Expiration Date: 03/20/2034, Certifier: Danny Evans, Registrant: M & H Communications, 604 7th Street Sw, Pipestone, MN 56164, Phone: (507) 825-5321, Fax: (507) 825-2641, Email:


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • 2 Mi West Of Ihlen (Lat: 43.909667 Lon: -96.405028), Structure height: 45.7 m, Call Sign: KZR20,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6875.00 MHz, Grant Date: 03/28/1974, Expiration Date: 04/01/1983, Cancellation Date: 06/11/2000, Registrant: Forum Communications, 205 N Phillips Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57102


FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: BUCKLIN FREDERICK D SONEX (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AEROVEE 2180 (80 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 34SX, N34SX, N-34SX, Serial Number: 1053, Airworthiness Date: 09/19/2009, Certificate Issue Date: 08/15/2016
    Registrant (Individual): Louis K Lanie, 113 Mable St E, Ihlen, MN 56164
  • Aircraft: BUCKLIN FREDERICK D SONEX (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AEROVEE 2180 (80 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 848NB, N848NB, N-848NB, Serial Number: 1053, Airworthiness Date: 09/19/2009
    Registrant (Individual): Pending Registration, 113 Mable St, Ihlen, MN 56164

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Ihlen, MN
  • 88.1%Utility gas
  • 11.9%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Ihlen, MN
  • 100.0%Utility gas


Ihlen compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
There is 1 pilot and 1 other airmen in this city.
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Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2024.