Kent, Minnesota

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Population in 2019: 74 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -38.3%
Males: 40  (54.4%)
Females: 34  (45.6%)
Median resident age:

45.4 years
Minnesota median age:

38.4 years

Zip code: 56553

Estimated median household income in 2019: $51,869 (it was $30,417 in 2000)
Kent:

$51,869
MN:

$74,593

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $36,350 (it was $10,595 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $60,601 (it was $38,800 in 2000)
Kent:

$60,601
MN:

$246,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $85,351; detached houses: $84,998
March 2019 cost of living index in Kent: 86.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 0.0%

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Ancestries: German (46.7%), Norwegian (20.0%), French (13.3%), American (6.7%), European (6.7%), Irish (6.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 940 feet

Land area: 0.19 square miles.

Population density: 385 people per square mile   (very low).

Kent, Minnesota map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Kent city:

1.0% ($375)
Minnesota:

1.1% ($1,297)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (30.6 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (193.9 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (548.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Abercrombie, ND (1.5 miles ),
Wolverton, MN (3.0 miles),
Colfax, ND (3.1 miles),
Dwight, ND (3.1 miles),
Christine, ND (3.3 miles),
Wahpeton, ND (3.5 miles ),
Breckenridge, MN (3.6 miles ),
Walcott, ND (3.8 miles)

Latitude: 46.44 N, Longitude: 96.69 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 701

Distribution of median household income in Kent, MN in 2019
Distribution of house value in Kent, MN in 2019

Kent satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.1%
Minnesota:

3.9%
Most common industries in Kent, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (17.5%)
  • Wood products (9.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (9.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.3%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (6.3%)
  • Construction (4.8%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (4.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Wood products (17.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (11.4%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (11.4%)
  • Construction (8.6%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (8.6%)
  • Food (5.7%)
  • Lumber & other construction materials merchant wholesalers (5.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (39.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (17.9%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (10.7%)
  • Public administration (7.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.1%)
  • Educational services (7.1%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (7.1%)
Most common occupations in Kent, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (11.1%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (9.5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7.9%)
  • Top executives (6.3%)
  • Religious workers (4.8%)
  • Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers (4.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (20.0%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (17.1%)
  • Top executives (11.4%)
  • Religious workers (8.6%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (8.6%)
  • Construction laborers (8.6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Health technologists and technicians (17.9%)
  • Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers (10.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (10.7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (10.7%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (7.1%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (7.1%)
  • Cashiers (7.1%)

Average climate in Kent, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Kent-area historical tornado activity is near Minnesota state average. It is 4% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/2/1955, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.0 miles away from the Kent 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 37.0 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:

Kent-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 18% 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 61.5 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 56.0 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 202.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 688.5 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
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 45.7 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) earthquake occurred 202.5 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 (22) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 17, Storms: 9, Winds: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Kent topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Kent:

  • RED RIVER HUMAN SERVS-1348 (Hospital, about 12 miles away; WAHPETON, ND)
  • ST CATHERINES LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; WAHPETON, ND)
  • RED RIVER HUMAN SERVICES-821 (Hospital, about 12 miles away; WAHPETON, ND)
  • RED RIVER HUMAN SERVICES-348 (Hospital, about 13 miles away; WAHPETON, ND)
  • RICHLAND COUNTY HOME HEALTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; WAHPETON, ND)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kent:

  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 12 miles; Wahpeton, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,318)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 30 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 30 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 4,863)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 30 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 33 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Alexandria Technical & Community College (about 75 miles; Alexandria, MN; FT enrollment: 2,324)
  • University of North Dakota (about 105 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 12,858)

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Wilkin 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 Kent and their reported violations in the past:

KENT (Population served: 90, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Minnesota:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

66.7%
Whole state:

64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.6%
Whole state:

6.9%


No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Kent (2011 data):

  • Kent State Bank: at 202 Main St, branch established on 1902/07/14. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $7.1 mil, Deposits: $6.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Kent Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Kent:

Marital status in Kent, MN
  • Never married: 20.0%
  • Now married: 57.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 9.8%
  • Divorced: 12.3%

For population 25 years and over in Kent:

  • High school or higher: 97.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.0
Minnesota average:

10.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Kent, MN (based on Wilkin County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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.
Minnesota:

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

6.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.4%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Wilkin County:

27.6%
State:

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

3.0%
Minnesota:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Kent:

48.8%
Minnesota:

50.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

49.7%
Minnesota:

48.4%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.3
Minnesota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

24.4%
Minnesota:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

7.3%
Minnesota:

9.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Kent:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

37.5%
Minnesota:

33.5%

General health condition:
Kent:

54.3%
Minnesota:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Kent:

83.4%
Minnesota:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Kent, 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 1$332
Sewerage 0$0 1$87
Water Supply 0$0 1$87
Totals for Government 0$0 3$506

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

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $28,000 ($378.38)
    Solid Waste Management: $12,000 ($162.16)
    Water Utilities: $10,000 ($135.14)
    General - Other: $7,000 ($94.59)
    Regular Highways: $7,000 ($94.59)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($40.54)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000 ($27.03)
    Police Protection: $2,000 ($27.03)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($13.51)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($81.08)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $22,000 ($297.30)
    Solid Waste Management: $12,000 ($162.16)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,000 ($27.03)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $10,000 ($135.14)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $21,000 ($283.78)
  • Tax - Property: $14,000 ($189.19)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $147,000 ($1986.49)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $145,000 ($1959.46)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,000 ($27.03)

Strongest AM radio stations in Kent:

  • KFGO (790 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KBRF (1250 AM; 10 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • KVOX (1280 AM; 5 kW; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDAY (970 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • KBMW (1450 AM; 1 kW; BRECKENRIDGE, MN; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KQWB (1660 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • 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)
  • KJJK (1020 AM; 2 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Kent:

  • KLTA (105.1 FM; BRECKENRIDGE, MN; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KEGK (106.9 FM; WAHPETON, ND; Owner: GUDERIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFAB-FM (92.7 FM; KINDRED, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KVOX-FM (99.9 FM; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KCCM-FM (91.1 FM; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KZCR (103.3 FM; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC)
  • KQWB-FM (98.7 FM; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KCCD (90.3 FM; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KBOT (104.1 FM; PELICAN RAPIDS, MN; Owner: WASHINGTON RADIO, INC,)

TV broadcast stations around Kent:

  • 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)
  • KFME (Channel 13; FARGO, ND; Owner: PRAIRIE PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)

Kent fatal accident list:

Mar 14, 1994 04:21 PM, 75, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 16Number of bridges
  • 82ft / 25.3mTotal length
  • $753,000,000Total costs
  • 6,253Total average daily traffic
  • 287Total average daily truck traffic
  • 4,272Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
New bridges in Kent, MN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 21960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Kent, MN

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • GP COWBOY, 500' West From Intersection Of Us75 And Unnamed Road (Lat: 46.453722 Lon: -96.705806), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 103.6 m, Overall height: 109.7 m, Call Sign: WQXB218,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5974.85 MHz, Grant Date: 01/19/2016, Expiration Date: 01/19/2026, Certifier: Gregory M Romano, Registrant: Verizon, 1300 I St Nw - Suite 500 East, Washington, DC 20005, Phone: (202) 515-2453, Email:
  • 8 Mi E Of (Lat: 46.442167 Lon: -96.508667), Structure height: 77.1 m, Overall height: 76.2 m, Call Sign: KXX22, Licensee ID: L00004985,
    Assigned Frequencies: 7100.00 MHz, Grant Date: 01/23/1985, Expiration Date: 04/01/2006, Cancellation Date: 10/27/2003, Registrant: Prairie Public Broadcasting, Inc., P.O. Box 3240, Fargo, ND 58108
  • 8 Mi E Of (Lat: 46.442167 Lon: -96.508667), Structure height: 77.1 m, Call Sign: KXX23,
    Assigned Frequencies: 7025.00 MHz, Grant Date: 03/29/1967, Expiration Date: 04/01/1983, Cancellation Date: 06/11/2000, Registrant: North Central Educational Television Inc, Hwy 81 S, Fargo, ND 58102

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: WD0AQK, Grant Date: 11/10/1997, Expiration Date: 11/10/2007, Cancellation Date: 11/11/2009, Registrant: Donald W Rittenhouse, Box 5, Kent, MN 56553
  • Call Sign: KD0CEP, Licensee ID: L01343757, Grant Date: 11/21/2007, Expiration Date: 11/21/2017, Cancellation Date: 11/22/2019, Certifier: Kelly J Kristianson, Registrant: Kelly J Kristianson, Kent, MN 56553
  • Call Sign: KD0CER, Licensee ID: L01343759, Grant Date: 11/21/2007, Expiration Date: 11/21/2017, Cancellation Date: 11/22/2019, Certifier: Matthew J Moen, Registrant: Matthew J Moen, 2151 Us Hwy 75, Kent, MN 56553

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Kent, MN
  • 58.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 17.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 13.8%Electricity
  • 10.3%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Kent, MN
  • 100.0%Electricity


Kent 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.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
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