White Earth, Minnesota

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Population in 2010: 580.
Population change since 2000: +36.8%
Males: 282  (48.8%)
Females: 298  (51.2%)
Median resident age:

27.9 years
Minnesota median age:

38.4 years

Zip codes: 56591.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $21,183 (it was $12,361 in 2000)
White Earth:

$21,183
MN:

$74,593

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $11,037 (it was $6,982 in 2000)

White Earth CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $68,864 (it was $39,300 in 2000)
White Earth:

$68,864
MN:

$246,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $72,924; detached houses: $84,328; mobile homes: $9,084

Median gross rent in 2019: $300.

March 2019 cost of living index in White Earth: 84.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 46.5%
(15.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 7.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 51.8% for American Indian residents, 20.4% for two or more races residents)

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  • Races in White Earth, MN (2019)
    • 46180.3%American Indian alone
    • 396.8%Hispanic
    • 386.6%Two or more races
    • 193.3%White alone
    • 101.7%Asian alone

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

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Ancestries: German (2.6%), Irish (1.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1520 feet

Land area: 2.58 square miles.

Population density: 225 people per square mile   (very low).

White Earth, Minnesota map

10 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.7%
Minnesota:

8.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $651 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $441 (1.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (48.2 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (192.3 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (542.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Ogema, MN (2.0 miles),
Waubun, MN (2.8 miles ),
Callaway, MN (2.9 miles),
Naytahwaush, MN (3.9 miles ),
Mahnomen, MN (4.0 miles ),
Riverland, MN (4.1 miles ),
Beaulieu, MN (4.1 miles),
The Ranch, MN (4.1 miles)

Latitude: 47.10 N, Longitude: 95.84 W

Area code: 218

Distribution of median household income in White Earth, MN in 2019
Distribution of house value in White Earth, MN in 2019
White Earth satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.8%
Minnesota:

3.9%
Most common industries in White Earth, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (25.0%)
  • Public administration (18.1%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (12.5%)
  • Social assistance (9.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.3%)
  • Health care (5.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (51.4%)
  • Public administration (14.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (8.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.6%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (8.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (2.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Public administration (21.6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (21.6%)
  • Social assistance (18.9%)
  • Health care (10.8%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (8.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.1%)
  • Educational services (8.1%)
Most common occupations in White Earth, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.3%)
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (8.3%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.9%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.6%)
  • Child care workers (5.6%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (5.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (17.1%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (17.1%)
  • Construction laborers (11.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.6%)
  • Carpenters (8.6%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (8.6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (10.8%)
  • Child care workers (10.8%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (8.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.1%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.1%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (8.1%)

Average climate in White Earth, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 61.2. This is better than average.

City:

61.2
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 31.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 5.68. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.68
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

White Earth-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Minnesota state average. It is 24% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/20/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 24.1 miles away from the White Earth place center killed 10 people and injured 103 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/28/1975, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 40.8 miles away from the place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

White Earth-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 32% 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 99.1 miles away from White Earth center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 100.7 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 263.5 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 102.8 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 733.9 miles away from White Earth center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 2/7/2020 at 18:30:28, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 ML) earthquake occurred 148.5 miles away from White Earth center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Becker County (18) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 5, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
White Earth topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in White Earth:

  • WHITE EARTH HOME HEALTH (26246 CRANE ROAD)

Amtrak station near White Earth:

  • 20 miles: DETROIT LAKES (116 PIONEER ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to White Earth:

  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 47 miles; Moorhead, MN; Full-time enrollment: 6,096)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 47 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 48 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Bemidji State University (about 53 miles; Bemidji, MN; FT enrollment: 4,316)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 58 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 4,863)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 68 miles; Wahpeton, ND; FT enrollment: 2,318)
  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 73 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,717)

Public high school in White Earth:

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Points of interest:

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Notable location: White Earth Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in White Earth include: White Earth Assembly of God Church (A), Bethel Lutheran Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Swimming Lake (A), Spirit Lake (B), Johnson Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: Joe Guyon - Football player.

Becker County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.6 people
Minnesota:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

56.8%
Whole state:

64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

15.3%
Whole state:

6.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.9% of all households

For population 15 years and over in White Earth:

Marital status in White Earth, MN
  • Never married: 62.7%
  • Now married: 13.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 10.6%
  • Divorced: 13.3%

For population 25 years and over in White Earth:

  • High school or higher: 79.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 22.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 43.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.0
Minnesota average:

10.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - White Earth
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for White Earth, MN (based on Becker County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant7,47421
Catholic7,40015
Evangelical Protestant6,73231
Other2182
None10,680-
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: 4
Becker County:

1.26 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Becker County:

0.63 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 24
This county:

7.53 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 24
Becker County:

7.53 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

8.0%
State:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Becker County:

28.9%
Minnesota:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.3%
Minnesota:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

47.5%
State:

50.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
White Earth:

43.6%
Minnesota:

48.4%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.2
Minnesota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
White Earth:

22.9%
Minnesota:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.1%
Minnesota:

9.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.6
Minnesota:

6.8

Overweight people:
White Earth:

35.7%
Minnesota:

33.5%

General health condition:
White Earth:

54.2%
Minnesota:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.9%
Minnesota:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of White Earth, MN Residents

5.78% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,500 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.78%
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 Otter Tail County, MN  0.88% ($42,211 average AGI)
to Clay County, MN  0.64% ($37,759)
to Cass County, ND  0.63% ($45,293)

Strongest AM radio stations in White Earth:

  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KQWB (1660 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KKCQ (1480 AM; 5 kW; FOSSTON, MN; Owner: PINE TO PRAIRIE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KBRF (1250 AM; 10 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KDLM (1340 AM; 1 kW; DETROIT LAKES, MN; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KFGO (790 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDAY (970 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KVOX (1280 AM; 5 kW; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKBJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: R.P. BROADCASTING)

Strongest FM radio stations in White Earth:

  • KRVI (95.1 FM; DETROIT LAKES, MN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRCQ (102.3 FM; DETROIT LAKES, MN; Owner: DETROIT LAKES BROADCASTING COMPANY,)

White Earth fatal accident list:

Sep 17, 2000 04:57 AM, 133, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Aug 8, 1982 02:30 AM, 61, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 2
Oct 17, 1981 05:15 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • White Earth Health Clinic (Lat: 47.103306 Lon: -95.843667), Call Sign: WXP443,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.340 MHz, 163.250 MHz, Grant Date: 05/20/2003, Expiration Date: 05/10/2013, Cancellation Date: 07/13/2013, Registrant: Roger\'s Two Way Radio, 102 Lincoln, Bemidji, MN 56601, Phone: (218) 751-3077, Email:
  • White Earth Ave (Lat: 47.111667 Lon: -95.976944), Type: Tower, Structure height: 7 m, Overall height: 13 m, Call Sign: WQGH850,
    Assigned Frequencies: 466.525 MHz, Grant Date: 01/24/2017, Expiration Date: 01/23/2027, Certifier: Carol Turner, Registrant: Roger\'s Two Way Radio, 102 Lincoln Avenue, Bemidji, MN 56601, Phone: (219) 751-3077, Email:
  • 35233 Mission Road (Lat: 47.095889 Lon: -95.842389), Type: Mast, Structure height: 13.7 m, Overall height: 15.3 m, Call Sign: WQOK758,
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.1000 MHz, Grant Date: 10/31/2011, Expiration Date: 10/31/2021, Certifier: Joan Levoy, Registrant: Primex Wireless, Inc., 965 Wells Street, Lake Geneva, WI 53147, Phone: (800) 537-0464

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in White Earth, MN
  • 58.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 16.4%Wood
  • 12.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 6.8%Electricity
  • 5.5%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in White Earth, MN
  • 45.9%Electricity
  • 36.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 10.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.6%Wood
  • 1.8%No fuel used
  • 0.9%Utility gas


White Earth compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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