Fertile, Minnesota

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Fertile, Minnesota

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High Points

Fertile strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Minnesota):

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Fertile Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Fertile Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Fertile, Minnesota

Comparing Fertile to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Minnesota (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 10
Age of the Population 10 10
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Racial Diversity 4 5
Well-Paid Single Men 3 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 2
Male Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 3 3
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 6 4
People in Middle Class or Better 4 2
People Above Poverty 3 1
Median Family Income 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 9
Working at Home 10 10
Public Transportation Use 8 6
Short Commute Times 7 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 8
Affordability of Rents 9 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 7
Housing Recently Built 4 3

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Fertile Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 51 miles NE of Fargo, North Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 228 miles NW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Polk
Metro Area Grand Forks
Standard Zip Codes 56540
Phone Area Codes 218
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 47.536
Longitude -96.28

Fertile Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station ADA
Distance 19.7 miles
Jan Temp -5 to 14 F
Apr Temp 31 to 53 F
Jul Temp 59 to 81 F
Oct Temp 33 to 55 F
Annual Precip 23.9 inches
Station MAHNOMEN 1 W
Distance 20.6 miles
Jan Temp -8 to 13 F
Apr Temp 28 to 52 F
Jul Temp 56 to 79 F
Oct Temp 31 to 54 F
Annual Precip 23.5 inches
Distance 23.6 miles
Jan Temp -7 to 14 F
Apr Temp 31 to 52 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 33 to 55 F
Annual Precip 20.7 inches
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Fertile Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 893 100%
Male 396 44.3%
Female 497 55.7%
Under 18 181 20.3%
18+ 712 79.7%
65+ 338 37.8%
Median Age 49.2
Average Family Size 2.87
White 868 97.2%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 3 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.6%
Other 5 0.6%
Mixed Race 12 1.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 12 1.3%

Estimated Fertile Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 866
Growth -27
Growth % -3%

Fertile Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Norwegian 67.2%
German 13.1%
Swedish 5.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.2%
English 1.9%
Irish 1.4%
Czech 1.1%
Italian 0.9%
French (except Basque) 0.9%
Danish 0.9%
Scandinavian 0.7%
Polish 0.6%
French Canadian 0.5%
Dutch 0.5%
Finnish 0.2%
Estonian 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
Russian 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
US/American 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Fertile, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Rindal (56540)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Fertile 893 $30,192
Ada 1,657 $43,162
Erskine 437 $35,278
Gary 215 $47,250
Mentor 150 $27,917
Twin Valley 865 $35,357
Winger 205 $30,000
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Fertile High Schools (2004)

210 MILL ST.
A Title I School.
Serves 308 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14

Fertile Colleges

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