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Blooming Prairie

Blooming Prairie

  •   State: 
    Minnesota
      County: 
    Steele County
      City: 
    Blooming Prairie
      County all: 
    Steele | Dodge | Freeborn | Mower
      County FIPS: 
    27147 | 27039 | 27047 | 27099
      Coordinates: 
    43°52′00″N 93°03′04″W
      Area total: 
    1.36 sq mi (3.52 km²)
      Area land: 
    1.36 sq mi (3.52 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.00 sq mi (0.00 km²)
      Elevation: 
    1,293 ft (394 m)
  •   Latitude: 
    43,8734
      Longitude: 
    -93,0635
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Owatonna, MN
      Timezone: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 
    55917
      GMAP: 

    Blooming Prairie, Steele County, Minnesota, United States

  •   Population: 
    1,974
      Population density: 
    1,451.47 residents per square mile of area (560.30/km²)
      Household income: 
    $56,012
      Households: 
    195
      Unemployment rate: 
    7.20%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    7.00%
      Income taxes: 
    7.85%

Blooming Prairie is a city in Dodge and Steele counties in the U.S. state of Minnesota. The population was 1,996 at the 2010 census. Most of the city is located within Steele County; only a small part extends into Dodge County. Blooming Prairie was platted in 1868, taking the name of the surrounding Blooming Prairie Township, which was organized one year earlier. The city was incorporated by 1874. Its historic downtown is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Before the Prohibition Act came into effect, Blooming Prairie's presence near the intersection of Mower, Freeborn, Dodge, and Steele county made it a lucrative hub for the sale of alcohol according to the Mower County Historical Society. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.41 square miles (3.65 km²), all of which is land. U.S. Highway 218 and Minnesota State Highway 30 are the main routes in the city. In 2000, there were 1,933 people, 748 households, and 504 families living in Blooming Prairie. In 2010, the population was1,996, with 25% under the age of 18 living with them, 57.8% were living together, and 16.3% were non-families. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was2.92. In the city, the median age was 40.5 years. For every 100 females, there are 88 males, and for every 100 males there were 88 females.

History

Blooming Prairie is the primary city name, but also Blmng Prairie are acceptable city names or spellings, Bixby, Newry, Summit on the other hand no longer accepted or obsolete and are no longer used as a designation. The official name is Blooming Prairie. Blooming Prairie was platted in 1868, taking the name of the surrounding Blooming Prairie Township. A post office has been in operation at Blooming Prairie since 1868. The city was incorporated by 1874. Blooming Prairie's historic downtown is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. During the Prohibition Act, several tunnels were dug under the businesses on Main Street for the purpose of making and peddling moonshine, according to many of the residents of Blooming Prairie. In 1917, Steele County was the only one of the four to be considered "wet", meaning it was legal to both own and consume alcohol, like in "dry" counties, but also legal to sell. It was also the only county in Mower County that was considered "dry", meaning that it was illegal to own and sell alcohol at the same time. The county was dry by the end of the 1920s, and wet by the start of the 1930s. The town is located near the intersection of the counties of Mower, Freeborn, Dodge, and Steele, which made it a lucrative hub for the sale of alcohol according to the Mowers County Historical Society. It is located on the U.S. Census Bureau's list of the top 100 places to live in the state of Iowa, which includes Blooming Prairie, Mower and Freeborn counties as well as Dodge and Steele counties. It has a population of 2,816. It also has the highest percentage of residents of any state or county in the United States, with Blooming Prairie having the highest proportion of residents.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.41 square miles (3.65 km²), all land. U.S. Highway 218 and Minnesota State Highway 30 are the main routes in the city. The city is located on the Minnesota River, which flows through the center of the city and into the Red Lake River. The Red Lake is a tributary of the Red River, and flows into the Mississippi River. It is also known as the "Red River River Valley" because of the river's riverbeds. The town is home to the Minnesota State Medical Examiner's Office, which conducts autopsies on the dead body of victims of crime and/or crime-related incidents. It also serves as the location of the Minnesota Department of Health, which has an office in the town of Red Lake. The U.N. World Health Organization has a branch office in Red Lake, which was established in 1973. It was the first of its kind in the world, and is one of the largest in North America, with a population of more than 1,000,000. The United States Department of Agriculture has a regional office in Whitehall, Minnesota, which is located in the northern part of the town. It has a post office, which opened in 1883. It serves as a hub for the city's economy and has a population base of about 2,000 people. In the city, there are more than 3,000 homes, and the majority of them are white.

Demographics

There were 802 households, of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 3.02. For every 100 females, there were 88.0 males. The median income for a household in the city was $40,345, and the median income. for a family was $51,118. The racial makeup of the city. was 96.43% White, 0.21% African American,0.4% Native American, and 0.36% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.91% of the population. About 2.8% of families were below the poverty line, including 6.1% of those under age 18 and 9.8 per cent of those age 65 or over. The city has a population of 1,996 people, with 774 housing units at an average density of 572.0 per square mile (220.9/km²) The city's median age is 40.5 years, with 25.7% of residents aged 18 to 24. The gender makeup of. the city is 48.9 per cent male and 51.1 per cent female. It has a median income of $34,911 versus $21,705 for females. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the city's population at 1,933.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Blooming Prairie, Steele County, Minnesota = 86. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 30. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 99. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Blooming Prairie = 3.3 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

Employed

The most recent city population of 1,974 individuals with a median age of 36.7 age the population grows by 6.94% in Blooming Prairie, Steele County, Minnesota population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 1,451.47 residents per square mile of area (560.30/km²). There are average 2.85 people per household in the 195 households with an average household income of $56,012 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 7.20% of the available work force and has dropped -2.43% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 27.94%. The number of physicians in Blooming Prairie per 100,000 population = 138.2.

Weather

The annual rainfall in Blooming Prairie = 31.1 inches and the annual snowfall = 39.7 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 105. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 188. 84 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 3.8 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 45, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Blooming Prairie, Steele County, Minnesota which are owned by the occupant = 85.37%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 20.0 years with median home cost = $153,850 and home appreciation of -4.87%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $10.20 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

Study

The local school district spends $4,816 per student. There are 17.1 students for each teacher in the school, 542 students for each Librarian and 1093 students for each Counselor. 11.17% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 12.85% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 1.96% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Blooming Prairie's population in Steele County, Minnesota of 10,006 residents in 1930 has dropped 0,2-fold to 1,974 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 48.29% female residents and 51.71% male residents live in Blooming Prairie, Steele County, Minnesota.

    As of 2020 in Blooming Prairie, Steele County, Minnesota are married and the remaining 31.87% are single population.

  • 23.8 minutes is the average time that residents in Blooming Prairie require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    74.61% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 11.76% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.93% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 12.07% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Blooming Prairie, Steele County, Minnesota, 85.37% are owner-occupied homes, another 9.76% are rented apartments, and the remaining 4.88% are vacant.

  • The 75.06% of the population in Blooming Prairie, Steele County, Minnesota who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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