Oslo, Minnesota

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Population in 2019: 322 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -7.2%
 
Males: 172  (53.4%)
Females: 150  (46.6%)
Median resident age:

42.0 years
Minnesota median age:

38.4 years

Zip codes: 56744.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $59,279 (it was $34,375 in 2000)
Oslo:

$59,279
MN:

$74,593

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $36,390 (it was $15,290 in 2000)

Oslo city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $106,106 (it was $40,300 in 2000)
Oslo:

$106,106
MN:

$246,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $99,780; detached houses: $107,255; mobile homes: $62,799

Median gross rent in 2019: $510.

March 2019 cost of living index in Oslo: 84.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 5.4%

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  • Races in Oslo, MN (2019)
    • 17366.0%White alone
    • 8432.1%Hispanic
    • 51.9%Black alone

Races in Oslo detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Minnesota and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Oslo, Minnesota as of February 06, 2023.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Oslo is 231 to 1.


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Ancestries: Norwegian (26.2%), Polish (11.4%), German (8.1%), American (2.0%), English (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 0.36 square miles.

Population density: 903 people per square mile   (low).

Oslo, Minnesota map

14 residents are foreign born (5.3% Latin America).

This city:

5.3%
Minnesota:

8.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,799 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,053 (1.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (92.8 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (289.2 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (636.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Alvarado, MN (2.5 miles ),
Manvel, ND (3.0 miles ),
Ardoch, ND (3.1 miles),
Minto, ND (3.6 miles ),
Forest River, ND (4.0 miles),
Warren, MN (4.1 miles ),
Argyle, MN (4.2 miles ),
Gilby, ND (4.2 miles )

Latitude: 48.20 N, Longitude: 97.13 W

Area code: 218

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

Oslo satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.8%
Minnesota:

3.9%
Most common industries in Oslo, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (11.3%)
  • Educational services (11.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.2%)
  • Construction (7.1%)
  • Health care (6.4%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (5.7%)
  • Food (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (18.7%)
  • Construction (12.0%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (10.7%)
  • Utilities (8.0%)
  • Educational services (6.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.3%)
  • Truck transportation (5.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (16.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (16.7%)
  • Health care (13.6%)
  • Farm product raw materials merchant wholesalers (6.1%)
  • Food (6.1%)
  • Pharmacies & drug stores (6.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.1%)
Most common occupations in Oslo, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7.8%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.7%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (4.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (14.7%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (10.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.3%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (5.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (12.1%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (9.1%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (7.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6.1%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6.1%)

Average climate in Oslo, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Oslo, Minnesota average temperatures Oslo, Minnesota average precipitation Oslo, Minnesota humidity Oslo, Minnesota wind speed Oslo, Minnesota snowfall Oslo, Minnesota sunshine Oslo, Minnesota clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Oslo-area historical tornado activity is below Minnesota state average. It is 31% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/26/2007, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 39.7 miles away from the Oslo city center killed one person and injured 18 people and caused $50 million in damages.

On 6/6/1999, a category F4 tornado 40.9 miles away from the city center caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Oslo-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 23% 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 182.2 miles away from Oslo center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 691.2 miles away from Oslo center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 178.9 miles away from Oslo center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 296.2 miles away from Oslo 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 167.0 miles away from Oslo 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 311.2 miles away from Oslo center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Marshall County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 21
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 23, Storms: 10, Heavy Rains: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Oslo topographic map

Amtrak station near Oslo:

  • 20 miles: GRAND FORKS (5555 DEMERS AVE.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Oslo:

  • University of North Dakota (about 20 miles; Grand Forks, ND; Full-time enrollment: 12,858)
  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 45 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,717)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 92 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 94 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 94 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)
  • Bemidji State University (about 116 miles; Bemidji, MN; FT enrollment: 4,316)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 136 miles; Wahpeton, ND; FT enrollment: 2,318)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Oslo: Oslo Station (A), Oslo City Police Department (B), Oslo Volunteer Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Oslo include: Zion Lutheran Church (A), Saint Joseph's Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Marshall 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:

2.5 people
Minnesota:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

61.2%
Whole state:

64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.7%
Whole state:

6.9%


No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Oslo (2011 data):

  • Frandsen Bank & Trust: Oslo Branch at 212 Main Street, branch established on 1965/01/25. Info updated 2012/03/26: Bank assets: $1,439.6 mil, Deposits: $1,194.5 mil, headquarters in Lonsdale, MN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 38 total offices, Holding Company: Frandsen Financial Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Oslo:

Marital status in Oslo, MN
  • Never married: 30.7%
  • Now married: 50.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 13.2%

For population 25 years and over in Oslo:

  • High school or higher: 90.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.7%
  • Unemployed: 9.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 36.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.3
Minnesota average:

10.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Oslo, MN (based on Marshall County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,83022
Catholic2,00013
Evangelical Protestant73617
None2,873-
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: 7
Here:

7.31 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Marshall County:

2.09 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Here:

7.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.6%
State:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.5%
Minnesota:

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

15.4%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Oslo:

49.1%
State:

50.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Oslo:

46.3%
Minnesota:

48.4%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.6
Minnesota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Oslo:

20.6%
Minnesota:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Oslo:

11.0%
State:

9.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Oslo:

6.9
Minnesota:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

32.2%
State:

33.5%

General health condition:
This city:

55.0%
Minnesota:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Oslo:

76.6%
Minnesota:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Oslo, 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 2$6,244$37,4640$0
Water Supply 2$2,675$16,0500$0
Financial Administration 1$2,635$31,6200$0
Totals for Government 5$11,554$27,7300$0

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $94,000 ($291.93)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $135,000 ($419.25)
    Regular Highways: $119,000 ($369.57)
    Housing and Community Development: $101,000 ($313.66)
    General - Other: $83,000 ($257.76)
    Financial Administration: $54,000 ($167.70)
    Sewerage: $50,000 ($155.28)
    Solid Waste Management: $43,000 ($133.54)
    Parks and Recreation: $40,000 ($124.22)
    Local Fire Protection: $37,000 ($114.91)
    Central Staff Services: $6,000 ($18.63)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $8,000 ($24.84)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $67,000 ($208.07)
    General - Other: $15,000 ($46.58)
    Local Fire Protection: $9,000 ($27.95)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $48,000 ($149.07)
    Solid Waste Management: $43,000 ($133.54)
    Other: $23,000 ($71.43)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,000 ($9.32)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $110,000 ($341.61)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,000 ($18.63)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $28,000 ($86.96)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $135,000 ($419.25)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $83,000 ($257.76)
    Other: $39,000 ($121.12)
  • Tax - Property: $232,000 ($720.50)
    Other License: $2,000 ($6.21)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $221,000 ($686.34)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $183,000 ($568.32)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $71,000 ($220.50)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,000 ($102.48)

4.06% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($39,871 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.06%
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 Pennington County, MN  1.10% ($45,548 average AGI)
from Grand Forks County, ND  0.65% ($31,120)
from Polk County, MN  0.60% ($48,478)

Businesses in Oslo, MN

  • Chevrolet: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Oslo:

  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KNOX (1310 AM; 5 kW; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KCNN (1590 AM; 5 kW; EAST GRAND FORKS, MN; Owner: KRAD, INC.)
  • KUND (1370 AM; 1 kW; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KXPO (1340 AM; 1 kW; GRAFTON, ND; Owner: KGPC COMPANY)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KKXL (1440 AM; 1 kW; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KKAQ (1460 AM; 3 kW; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KQWB (1660 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Oslo:

  • KJKJ (107.5 FM; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKXL-FM (92.9 FM; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KNOX-FM (94.7 FM; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KQMN (91.5 FM; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KZLT-FM (104.3 FM; EAST GRAND FORKS, MN; Owner: KRAD, INC.)
  • KQHT (96.1 FM; CROOKSTON, MN; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KUND-FM (89.3 FM; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA)

TV broadcast stations around Oslo:

  • KGFE (Channel 2; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: PRAIRIE PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDAZ-TV (Channel 8; DEVILS LAKE, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • K49FF (Channel 49; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Oslo fatal accident list:

Nov 4, 1986 01:15 PM, 1, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 23ft / 6.7mTotal length
  • 364Total average daily traffic
  • 365Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • Jack W Anderson, 2.8 Miles West Of Oslo, Mn (Lat: 48.194361 Lon: -97.191583), Type: 106.4, Overall height: 106.4 m, Registrant: Prairie Public Broadcasting, Inc., Janderson@prairiepublic.Org, , 3240 Fargo, Phone: (701) 241-6900
  • James E Solum, 2.8 Miles West Of Oslo, Mn (Lat: 48.194361 Lon: -97.191583), Type: 106.4, Overall height: 106.4 m, Registrant: Prairie Public Broadcasting, Inc., Janderson@prairiepublic.Org, , 3240 Fargo, Phone: (701) 241-6900
  • Jack W Anderson, 2.8 Miles West Of Oslo, Mn (Lat: 48.194361 Lon: -97.191583), Type: 106.4, Overall height: 104.9 m, Registrant: Prairie Public Broadcasting, Inc., Janderson@prairiepublic.Org, , 3240 Fargo, Phone: (701) 241-6900
  • Jack W Anderson, 2.8 Miles West Of Oslo, Mn (Lat: 48.194361 Lon: -97.191583), Type: 106.4, Overall height: 104.9 m, Registrant: Prairie Public Broadcasting, Inc., Janderson@prairiepublic.Org, , 3240 Fargo, Phone: (701) 241-6900

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 5 Mi Se Oslo (Lat: 48.123306 Lon: -97.072583), Structure height: 152 m, Call Sign: KPJ298, Licensee ID: L00191820,
    Assigned Frequencies: 450.010 MHz, Grant Date: 01/28/1986, Expiration Date: 04/01/2006, Cancellation Date: 07/12/2001, Registrant: Red River Broadcasting Company, LLC, Fargo, ND 58106

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

32 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR INC AT-502 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Turbo-prop)
    N-Number: 1516G, N1516G, N-1516G, Serial Number: 502-0153, Year manufactured: 0000, Airworthiness Date: 03/21/1996, Certificate Issue Date: 05/17/2017
    Registrant (Corporation): Chs Inc, Po Box 67, Oslo, MN 56744

Most common first names in Oslo, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Carl880.4 years
Clara679.7 years
Henry678.1 years
John684.3 years
Agnes582.6 years
Frank570.0 years
William582.7 years
Clarence481.3 years
Edith474.3 years
George480.5 years
Most common last names in Oslo, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson1283.5 years
Nelson1176.1 years
Olimb873.9 years
Anderson665.9 years
Paulson682.0 years
Gerszewski682.0 years
Holter670.3 years
Erickson582.4 years
Espeseth574.0 years
Nordling574.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Oslo, MN
  • 45.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 30.3%Electricity
  • 23.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.0%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Oslo, MN
  • 78.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 21.1%Electricity


Oslo compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There are no pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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