Meire Grove, Minnesota

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Population in 2019: 197 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +32.2%
Males: 98  (50.0%)
Females: 99  (50.0%)
Median resident age:

32.6 years
Minnesota median age:

38.4 years

Zip code: 56352

Estimated median household income in 2019: $63,160 (it was $24,250 in 2000)
Meire Grove:

$63,160
MN:

$74,593

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $27,515 (it was $13,559 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $111,546 (it was $41,400 in 2000)
Meire Grove:

$111,546
MN:

$246,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $142,114; detached houses: $144,886

Median gross rent in 2019: $684.

March 2019 cost of living index in Meire Grove: 85.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 6.8%
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  • Races in Meire Grove, MN (2019)
    • 18796.9%White alone
    • 42.1%Hispanic
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Ancestries: German (87.6%), English (3.3%), American (2.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1280 feet

Land area: 0.46 square miles.

Population density: 429 people per square mile   (low).

Meire Grove, Minnesota map

1 resident is foreign born

This city:

0.5%
Minnesota:

8.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,053 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $976 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Cloud, MN (34.1 miles , pop. 59,107).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (90.4 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (444.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Greenwald, MN (1.3 miles ),
Melrose, MN (2.1 miles ),
New Munich, MN (2.4 miles ),
Elrosa, MN (2.4 miles),
Spring Hill, MN (2.7 miles),
Sauk Centre, MN (2.9 miles ),
Freeport, MN (3.0 miles ),
St. Rosa, MN (3.2 miles)

Latitude: 45.63 N, Longitude: 94.87 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 320

Distribution of median household income in Meire Grove, MN in 2019
Distribution of house value in Meire Grove, MN in 2019

Meire Grove satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.8%
Minnesota:

3.9%
Most common industries in Meire Grove, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Food (22.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (9.1%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (9.1%)
  • Health care (9.1%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (4.5%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (20.7%)
  • Food (17.2%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (10.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.3%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (6.9%)
  • Truck transportation (6.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Food (27.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (13.5%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (10.8%)
  • Health care (10.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (8.1%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (5.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.4%)
Most common occupations in Meire Grove, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (10.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9.1%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.6%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (6.1%)
  • Accountants and auditors (6.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (17.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (13.8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (10.3%)
  • Customer service representatives (10.3%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (10.3%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (6.9%)
  • Other financial specialists (6.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (16.2%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (13.5%)
  • Accountants and auditors (10.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (10.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.1%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.4%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (5.4%)

Average climate in Meire Grove, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Meire Grove-area historical tornado activity is near Minnesota state average. It is 6% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1964, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.4 miles away from the Meire Grove city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/18/1964, a category F3 tornado 24.7 miles away from the city center injured 13 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Meire Grove-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 39% 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 56.7 miles away from Meire Grove center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 68.9 miles away from Meire Grove center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 242.8 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 97.0 miles away from the city center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 43.8 miles away from Meire Grove center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 281.0 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 Stearns County (11) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Meire Grove topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Meire Grove:

  • CENTRACARE HEALTH SYSTEM - MELROSE PINE VILLA C C (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; MELROSE, MN)
  • ST MICHAELS HOSPITAL AND NH (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; SAUK CENTRE, MN)
  • BELGRADE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; BELGRADE, MN)
  • MOTHER OF MERCY CAMPUS OF CARE (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; ALBANY, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Meire Grove:

  • College of Saint Benedict (about 28 miles; Saint Joseph, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,025)
  • Alexandria Technical & Community College (about 30 miles; Alexandria, MN; FT enrollment: 2,324)
  • Rasmussen College-Minnesota (about 33 miles; St. Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 4,575)
  • St Cloud Technical and Community College (about 34 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 3,493)
  • Saint Cloud State University (about 36 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 12,822)
  • Ridgewater College (about 36 miles; Willmar, MN; FT enrollment: 3,288)
  • Central Lakes College-Brainerd (about 59 miles; Brainerd, MN; FT enrollment: 3,371)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Meire Grove City Hall (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Meire Grove: Saint John's Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Saint Johns Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Stearns 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:

2.6 people
Minnesota:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

65.7%
Whole state:

64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

10.0%
Whole state:

6.9%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Meire Grove:

Marital status in Meire Grove, MN
  • Never married: 38.2%
  • Now married: 42.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.6%
  • Divorced: 15.2%

For population 25 years and over in Meire Grove:

  • High school or higher: 86.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.6%
  • Unemployed: 7.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.3
Minnesota average:

10.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Meire Grove, MN (based on Stearns County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic62,56548
Mainline Protestant17,43828
Evangelical Protestant12,07147
Other9697
Orthodox211
None57,578-
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: 29
Stearns County:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Stearns County:

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 49
Stearns County:

3.35 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 120
Stearns County:

8.22 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

6.2%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Stearns County:

27.2%
State:

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

9.6%
State:

13.0%
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
Sewerage 0$0 1$12,057
Other and Unallocable 0$0 10$1,852
Water Supply 0$0 1$1,256
Firefighters 0$0 14$275
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$12,413
Totals for Government 0$0 32$27,853

Meire Grove government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $14,000 ($71.07)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $32,000 ($162.44)
    Regular Highways: $6,000 ($30.46)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($20.30)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,000 ($10.15)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($10.15)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $9,000 ($45.69)

Meire Grove government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $3,000 ($15.23)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,000 ($5.08)
    General Revenue - Other: $1,000 ($5.08)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $21,000 ($106.60)
  • Tax - Property: $25,000 ($126.90)
    Other License: $3,000 ($15.23)

6.85% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($42,236 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.85%
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 Benton County, MN  1.39% ($38,687 average AGI)
from Sherburne County, MN  0.66% ($35,307)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.41% ($62,250)


7.56% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,249 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.56%
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 Benton County, MN  1.46% ($40,572 average AGI)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.85% ($43,221)
to Sherburne County, MN  0.70% ($51,642)

Strongest AM radio stations in Meire Grove:

  • WBHR (660 AM; 10 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HERBERT M. HOPPE)
  • KASM (1150 AM; 2 kW; ALBANY, MN; Owner: STARCOM, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KLTF (960 AM; 5 kW; LITTLE FALLS, MN; Owner: KLTF/KFML, INC.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WVAL (800 AM; 3 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: TRI-COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KXSS (1390 AM; 3 kW; WAITE PARK, MN; Owner: REPCOM, INC.)
  • KBRF (1250 AM; 10 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Meire Grove:

  • KULO (94.3 FM; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: BDI BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KIKV-FM (100.7 FM; SAUK CENTRE, MN; Owner: BDI BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSJR-FM (90.1 FM; COLLEGEVILLE, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KNSR (88.9 FM; COLLEGEVILLE, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KDDG (105.5 FM; ALBANY, MN; Owner: STARCOM, LLC)
  • KQIC (102.5 FM; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: LAKELAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKJM (92.9 FM; ST. JOSEPH, MN; Owner: GABRIEL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, ST. CLOUD)
  • KBHL (103.9 FM; OSAKIS, MN; Owner: CHRISTIAN HERITAGE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLFN (106.5 FM; SUNBURG, MN; Owner: LAKELAND BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KCLD-FM (104.7 FM; ST. CLOUD, MN; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WWJO (98.1 FM; ST. CLOUD, MN; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF ST. CLOUD, INC.)
  • KMXK (94.9 FM; COLD SPRING, MN; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF ST. CLOUD, INC.)
  • KZPK (98.9 FM; PAYNESVILLE, MN; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WHMH-FM (101.7 FM; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: TRI-COUNTY BROADCASTING INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Meire Grove:

  • KCCO-TV (Channel 7; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KSAX (Channel 42; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: KSAX-TV, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 16ft / 4.7mTotal length
  • 1,050Total average daily traffic
  • 940Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$77,510
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0105.00

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Meire Grove, MN
  • 54.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 19.3%Electricity
  • 15.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 7.0%Wood
  • 1.8%Utility gas
  • 1.8%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Meire Grove, MN
  • 72.0%Electricity
  • 24.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.0%Other fuel


Meire Grove compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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