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Chokio Minnesota Community Guide


Location:

Location of Chokio Minnesota


Population: 
Chokio (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 455 559 521 443 400 -43 -10.75
Land Area (sq. mile) 0.40 0.48 0.49 0.49 0.49 0 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) 1,137.50 1,164.58 1,063.27 895.76 816.33 79.44 -8.87
Housing Units 177 249 253 239 229 -10 -4.18
Households -- 230 229 201 207 +6 +2.99
Persons Per Household -- 2.43 2.28 2.20 1.93 -0.27 -12.27

Geography:

Chokio is a city in Stevens County, Minnesota. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km˛), all of it land. Minnesota Highway 28 serves as a main route in the community.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Demographics:

As of the census of 2000, there were 443 people, 201 households, and 136 families residing in the city. The population density was 895.8 people per square mile (349.1/km˛). There were 239 housing units at an average density of 483.3/sq mi (188.3/km˛). The racial makeup of the city was 99.55% White, and 0.45% from two or more races.

There were 201 households out of which 24.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.7% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.3% were non-families. 28.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.69.

In the city the population was spread out with 20.5% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 17.4% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 28.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 84.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $34,107, and the median income for a family was $45,268. Males had a median income of $30,179 versus $18,125 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,891. About 4.4% of families and 5.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 12.4% of those age 65 or over.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


History:  

CHOKIO (accented on the second syllable, like Ohio) is a city in sections 3 and 10 of Baker. This name is a Dakota word, meaning "the middle." The city was incorporated as a village on August 11, 1898. The post office was called Chokago, 1878-79, and Cho-ki-o, 1879-81, and was reestablished as Chokio in 1891; the early site had a creamery, a cheese factory, and a station of the Great Northern Railway.

Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society

Chokio was founded along the Wadsworth Trail in 1865. This trail was developed to carry supplies to Fort Wadsworth is Sisseton, South Dakota, from St. Cloud. The trail passed through this area about six miles north of Chokio's present site. A resting place was built and was called the "Half-way House". The Dakota Indian word for "half-way" or "part-way" is "chokio". When the railroad came through in 1880, the trail moved south, along with the railroad. The town of Chokio moved as well. Our earliest settlers came by covered wagon, on horseback, and on foot. By the time the railroad came through, there were already many settlers here from Scandinavia, Germany, Ireland, and French-Canada. More settlers came to this area when the railroad offered land--free and for sale--to help finance development of the railroad. The village of Chokio was organized in 1881, but was not legally incorporated until August 11, 1898. Chokio, population 418, is located along Highway 28 in the western portion of Stevens County in West Central Minnesota. The community is about 140 miles west of the Twin Cities, 100 miles south of Fargo and Moorhead, and 180 miles north of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Courtesy City of Chokio

Main Street, Chokio Minnesota, 1908
Main Street, Chokio Minnesota, 1908
Courtesy Stevens County Museum and Historical Society - click image to enlarge


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Government:
Chokio City Hall
221 Main Street 
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: (320) 324-7450
Chokio City Hall, Chokio Minnesota
Title Term Ends Name and Address Phone
Mayor n/a Roger Gerdes --

Clerk/Treasurer

appointed Jeraldine Ritter --
Council Member n/a Ron Draper --
Council Member n/a Allen Marty --
Council Member n/a Tom Gibson --
Council Member n/a Dallas Pillen --

Post Office:
US Post Office
122 S Main Street 
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: (320) 324-7394
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS
Web: www.usps.com
US Post Office, Chokio Minnesota
Regular Business Hours:
Week Days      
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
                       
1:15 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday           9:00 am - 9:30 am
Latest Collection at Post Office:
Week Days            4:00 pm
Saturday                4:45 pm


Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity n/a --
Natural Gas n/a --
Wastewater n/a --
Water n/a --
Telephone Federated Telephone Co-Op (320) 324-7111
Cable TV n/a --

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees

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Health Care:
Chokio Medical Center
Main Street 
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: (320) 324-7500
Chokio Medical Center, Chokio Minnesota
Hancock Dental Clinic
118 Main Street 
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: (320) 324-7545
 

Schools:
Chokio-Alberta School District
311 1st Street W 
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: (320) 324-7131 
Web: www.chokioalberta.k12.mn.us

Grades:  K12
Students:  146

Chokio-Alberta School
311 1st Street W 
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: (320) 324-7141

Grades:  K-12
Students:  146

 

Churches:
Chokio United Methodist Church
1st Street and 3rd Avenue
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: n/a

Pastor: Mark Winther
Sunday Worship:  10:00am (2nd & 4th)
Sunday School:   n/a

 
Our Savior's Lutheran Church
400 2nd Street E
PO Box 35
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: (320) 324-2656

Pastor: Mike Likens
Sunday Worship:  9:15am
Sunday School:   10:30am

Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Chokio Minnesota
St. Mary's Catholic Church
309 4th Street
PO Box 87
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: (320) 324-7502

Pastor: Father John Caskey
Saturday Mass:  5:00pm
Sunday Mass:    8:30am 

 

Media:

Chokio Review
121 Main Street
PO Box 96
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: (320) 324-2405
Fax: (320) 324-2449
Web: www.chokioreview.com

Weekly newspaper published on Thursday with a circulation of 811.

Chokio Review, Chokio Minnesota
 
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Businesses:
Arndt's Tire Shop
407 Main Street 
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: (320) 324-2457
 
Blackwelder Farms
64902 State Highway 28 
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: (320) 324-7308 
 
Brethorst Farms Inc
28468 600th Avenue 
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: (320) 324-7139
 
Carlson, Timothy J DDS
PO Box 74 
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: (320) 324-7545 
 
Chiropractic In Motion
118 S Main Street 
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: (320) 324-2528 
 
Chokio American Legion Post
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone:  n/a
Chokio American Legion Post, Chokio Minnesota
Chokio Cafe
PO Box 62 
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: (320) 324-2858
Chokio Cafe, Chokio Minnesota
Chokio City Hall
221 Main Street 
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: (320) 324-7450
Web: www.chokiomn.com
Chokio City Hall, Chokio Minnesota
Chokio Equity Exchange
PO Box 126
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: (320) 324-2477
Web: www.chokioequity.com

Here at Chokio Equity we sell fertilizer, chemical, corn and soybean seed, and feed. We also market, store and dry grain. In addition to this, we custom apply fertilizer and chemical as well as custom seed treating.

Chokio Equity Exchange, Chokio Minnesota
Chokio Insurance Inc
209 Main Street 
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: (320) 324-7441
 
Chokio Medical Center
Main Street 
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: (320) 324-7500
Chokio Medical Center, Chokio Minnesota
Chokio Review
121 Main Street
PO Box 96
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: (320) 324-2405
Fax: (320) 324-2449
Web: www.chokioreview.com

Weekly newspaper published on Thursday with a circulation of 811.
Chokio Review, Chokio Minnesota
Chokio Senior Center
116 Main Street 
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: (320) 324-7384 
Chokio Senior Center, Chokio Minnesota
Chokio Suds Stop
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: n/a
Chokio Suds Stop, Chokio Minnesota
Chokio United Methodist Church
1st Street and 3rd Avenue
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: n/a

Pastor: Mark Winther
Sunday Worship:  10:00am (2nd & 4th)
Sunday School:   n/a

 
Chokio-Alberta High School
311 1st Street W 
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: (320) 324-7141
 
Chokio-Alberta School District
311 1st Street W 
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: (320) 324-7131 
 
De Camp Brothers Inc
29655 610th Avenue 
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: (320) 324-7544 
 
Dierks Brothers
60458 220th Street 
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: (320) 324-7258 
 
East Side Acres Apartments
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: (507) 345-1290
East Side Acres Apartments, Chokio Minnesota
Fahje Roofing
PO Box 72
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: (320) 324-2530
 
Farmers Union Insurance
PO Box 330
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: (320) 324-7549
Web: www.farmersunioninsurance.com
Federated Telephone Co-Op
405 2nd Street E 
PO Box 156
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: (320) 324-7111
Toll Free: (800) 374-7133
Fax: (320) 324-2777
Web: www.fedtel.net

Federated Telephone Cooperative offers local dial tone, long distance, CLASS and custom calling features. In addition, FTC also provides Dial-Up, *High Speed Internet and *Cable TV services. (*available only in certain areas) Federated Telephone Cooperative's mission is to provide the best communications services at a fair price; employing modern technology and up-to-date services; offering people choices to be successful and enhance their quality of life.

Federated Telephone Co-Op, Chokio Minnesota
Grant Stevens Inc
62504 State Highway 28 
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: (320) 324-7235 
 
Hair Magic
121 Main Street 
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: (320) 324-2575
 
Hancock Dental Clinic
118 Main Street 
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: (320) 324-7545
 
Hilltop Swine
60821 250th Street
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: (320) 677-7594
 
Howey Trucking
408 Main Street 
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: (320) 324-2625 
 
Jerry's Welding
110 E 1st Avenue S 
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: (320) 324-7475 
 
Jo-Ko Mfg Inc
61938 State Highway 28 
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: (320) 324-2436
 
Lacey's Snapshot Photography
202 E 2nd Street 
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: (320) 324-2552 
 
Larry Hartman Tax Service
510 1st Street E 
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: (320) 324-7455
 
Lazy Q Farms
21803 605th Ave
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: (320) 324-7427
 
LCMB Brokerage Inc
PO Box 38 
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: (320) 324-2549
 
Lee Well Drilling Inc
61870 State Highway 28 
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: (320) 324-2562
 
Lynch Livestock
22466 607th Avenue 
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: (320) 324-2821 
 
M & S Insurance Marketing
121 Main Street 
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: (320) 324-2447 
M & S Insurance Marketing, Chokio Minnesota
Marty Hog Barn
207 N Main Street 
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: (320) 324-7409 
 
Meers Millwork Cabinetry
63924 190th Street 
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: (320) 324-2439
 
Mnioka Construction LLC
101 2nd Street W 
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: (320) 324-7122 
 
Monson Truck Line
PO Box 38
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: (320) 324-2549
 
Moonshine Saloon
107 E 1st Avenue S 
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: (320) 324-7275
Moonshine Saloon, Chokio Minnesota
New Horizon Ag
305 1st Avenue S 
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: (320) 324-7451
 
New Horizons
PO Box 126 
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: (320) 324-2477
 
Onvoy
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: (320) 324-7530
Onvoy, Chokio Minnesota
Our Savior's Lutheran Church
400 2nd Street E
PO Box 35
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: (320) 324-2656

Pastor: Mike Likens
Sunday Worship:  9:15am
Sunday School:   10:30am

Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Chokio Minnesota
Quackenbush Hog Farm
21803 605th Avenue 
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: (320) 324-7427
 
R Hill Electric Inc
62384 220th Street 
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: (320) 324-7313
 
Rinkenberger Recycling
60683 290th Street 
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: (320) 324-2531 
 
Rod Ehrp Construction
23059 620th Avenue 
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: (320) 324-2629 
 
Rod Ehrp Construction
306 W State Highway 28 
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: (320) 324-2629 
 
Ruth's Family Hair Care
124 Main Street 
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: (320) 324-7522
 
Sfar Farms
29598 600th Avenue
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: (320) 324-2823
 
Shop
200 Main Street 
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: (320) 324-7244
The Shop, Chokio Minnesota
SJJK Plumbing and Heating
115 Main Street
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: (320) 324-7590
SJJK Plumbing and Heating, Chokio Minnesota
Spalj Construction Company
101 2nd Street W 
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: (320) 324-7122 
 
St. Mary's Catholic Church
309 4th Street
PO Box 87
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: (320) 324-7502

Pastor: Father John Caskey
Saturday Mass:  5:00pm
Sunday Mass:    8:30am 

 
St. Mary's Rectory
401 W 4th Street 
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: (320) 324-2680 
 
Steve's Body Shop
100 Main Street 
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: (320) 324-7449 
Steve's Body Shop, Chokio Minnesota
Stevens County Highway Department Garage
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone:
Stevens County Highway Department Garage, Chokio Minnesota
Swift & Company
22466 607th Avenue 
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: (320) 324-7586
 
Temptations Bar & Lounge
107 Main Street 
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: (320) 324-7144
 
Temptations II
107 E 1st Avenue S 
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: (320) 324-7275 
 
Tri-County Co-Op Oil Assn
101 W Highway 28 
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: (320) 324-7151
Toll Free: (800) 377-7151
Fax: (320) 324-7153
Tri-County Co-Op Oil Assn, Chokio Minnesota
United Farmers & Merchants Bank
209 Main Street 
PO Box 341
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: (320) 324-7161
Fax: (320)-324-7165
Web: www.ufmsb.org
United Farmers & Merchants Bank, Chokio Minnesota
US Post Office
122 S Main Street 
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: (320) 324-7394
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS
Web: www.usps.com
US Post Office, Chokio Minnesota
Village Hall
221 Main Street 
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: (320) 324-7450
 
Zierke Farms
34325 County Highway 25 
Chokio, MN 56221
Phone: (320) 324-7479 
 

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