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Becker County, Minnesota (MN)

County population in 2019: 34,477 (25% urban, 75% rural); it was 30,000 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 6,364
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,997
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 9,528
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,863 (it was 2,316 in 2000)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

27%

Land area: 1310 sq. mi.

Water area: 134.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 26 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Becker County: 87.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (18.3%), Construction (15.0%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (13.2%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (12.1%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (11.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 54%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 40%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Becker County, MN (2019)
    • 29,39698.0%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2,4318.1%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 1,2264.1%Two or more races
    • 7512.5%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2320.8%Asian alone
    • 1730.6%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 250.08%Some other race alone
    • 130.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

42.3 years
Minnesota median age:

38.4 years
Males: 17,131  (49.7%)
Females: 17,346  (50.3%)
Average household size:
Becker County:

2.0 people
Minnesota:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $63,062 ($34,797 in 1999)
This county:

$63,062
Minnesota:

$74,593

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $649 (lower quartile is $456, upper quartile is $812)
This county:

$649
State:

$929


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $218,603 (it was $84,100 in 2000)
Becker:

$218,603
Minnesota:

$246,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $131,322 - $345,327

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $283,724
Here:

$283,724
State:

$296,404

Townhouses or other attached units: $294,100
Here:

$294,100
State:

$232,732

In 2-unit structures: $133,639
Here:

$133,639
State:

$259,218

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $165,899
Here:

$165,899
State:

$233,861

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $296,124
Here:

$296,124
State:

$225,601

Mobile homes: $69,404
Here:

$69,404
State:

$67,064

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $142,793
Here:

$142,793
State:

$202,956

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,402
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $485

Institutionalized population: 383

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 3
  • Assaults: 19
  • Burglaries: 83
  • Thefts: 128
  • Auto thefts: 44

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 8
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 24
  • Burglaries: 65
  • Thefts: 63
  • Auto thefts: 45
Becker County, MN map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 168 buildings, average cost: $77,400
  • 1998: 174 buildings, average cost: $80,400
  • 1999: 179 buildings, average cost: $104,800
  • 2000: 191 buildings, average cost: $107,100
  • 2001: 205 buildings, average cost: $105,300
  • 2002: 255 buildings, average cost: $104,500
  • 2003: 260 buildings, average cost: $114,200
  • 2004: 305 buildings, average cost: $107,900
  • 2005: 282 buildings, average cost: $136,500
  • 2006: 237 buildings, average cost: $140,000
  • 2007: 213 buildings, average cost: $168,100
  • 2008: 135 buildings, average cost: $163,000
  • 2009: 124 buildings, average cost: $147,300
  • 2010: 115 buildings, average cost: $143,200
  • 2011: 94 buildings, average cost: $151,400
  • 2012: 120 buildings, average cost: $170,500
  • 2013: 123 buildings, average cost: $220,200
  • 2014: 146 buildings, average cost: $198,800
  • 2015: 168 buildings, average cost: $200,200
  • 2016: 171 buildings, average cost: $198,600
  • 2017: 178 buildings, average cost: $176,000
  • 2018: 148 buildings, average cost: $205,900
  • 2019: 205 buildings, average cost: $195,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Becker, MN residents
Average permit cost in Becker, MN
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,714 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,604 (0.8%)

Distribution of median household income in Becker, MN in 2019
Distribution of house value in Becker, MN in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Becker, MN in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 10.2%
Becker County:

10.2%
Minnesota:

9.0%
(7.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.4% for Black residents, 13.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 32.8% for American Indian residents, 6.5% for other race residents, 21.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 42.3 years old
(Males: 42.6 years old, Females: 41.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.4 years old, Black residents: 30.2 years old, American Indian residents: 30.6 years old, Asian residents: 37.2 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 17.3 years old, Other race residents: 24.3 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Becker County is $386 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $630 a month.

Cities in this county include: Detroit Lakes, Frazee, Lake Park, Audubon, White Earth, Pine Point, Osage, Callaway, Ogema, Wolf Lake.

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

2018 air pollution in Becker County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.030 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 5.7 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Becker County: Manitoba Junction (A), Rustad (B), Kragnes (C), Moorhead KOA Campground (D), Lee Lake Campground (E), Buffalo River Speedway (F), Willow Creek Golf Course (G), Clay County Landfill (H), Camp George (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Becker County include: Concordia Church (A), Gran Church (B), Grong Church (C), Hegland Church (D), Highland Grove Church (E), Lysne Church (F), Walworth Baptist Church (G), Salem Lutheran Church (H), Rollag Lutheran Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Norwegian Cemetery (1), Aspelund Cemetery (2), Bethlehem Memorial Cemetery (3), Zion Cemetery (4), Clara Cemetery (5), Comstock Cemetery (6), Riverside Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Backman Lake (A), Whisky Lake (B), Lake Two (C), Tilde Lake (D), Lake Three (E), Thorson Lake (F), Lake Thirteen (G), Lake Ten (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Spring Creek (A), Whisky Creek (B), Wolverton Creek (C), Buffalo River (D), Stony Creek (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Becker County include: Felton State Wildlife Management Area (1), Goose Prairie State Wildlife Management Area (2), Gruhl State Wildlife Management Area (3), Belsly Park (4), Hawley State Wildlife Management Area (5), Highland State Wildlife Management Area (6), Hitterdal State Wildlife Management Area (7), Jeral State Wildlife Management Area (8), Magnusson State Wildlife Management Area (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Barnes County, North Dakota , Benton County, Washington , Hettinger County, North Dakota , Logan County, North Dakota , Prairie County, Montana , Mahnomen County .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.8%
Minnesota:

3.9%

Unemployment by year in Becker, MN
County total employment by year in Becker, MN
County average yearly wages by year in Becker, MN

Current college students: 784
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 93.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 25.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 419 (69.3% naturalized citizens)

Becker County:

1.2%
Whole state:

8.4%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1252010 or later
  • 702000 to 2009
  • 661990 to 1999
  • 501980 to 1989
  • 301970 to 1979
  • 104Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 75.2%

Becker County marital status for males Becker County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 15,612
  • One, attached: 405
  • Two: 158
  • 3 or 4: 284
  • 5 to 9: 277
  • 10 to 19: 487
  • 20 to 49: 469
  • 50 or more: 316
  • Mobile homes: 1,862
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 14

Housing units in Becker County with a mortgage: 6,209 (152 second mortgage, 448 home equity loan, 37 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,759

Here:

60.0% with mortgage
State:

65.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Becker County

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

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Becker County:

1.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.63 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 24
Becker County:

7.53 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 24
This county:

7.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Becker County:

8.0%
Minnesota:

6.5%

Adult obesity rate:
Becker County:

28.9%
State:

25.9%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.3%
State:

13.0%

Agriculture in Becker County:

Average size of farms: 332 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $78,441
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $198.41
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 52.84%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $60,655
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 56.13%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.05%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $49,512
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.71%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.26
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 22.17%
Corn for grain: 14228 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 61321 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 83501 harvested acres
Vegetables: 148 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 24 acres

Tornado activity:

Becker County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Minnesota state average. It is 4616741.2 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 4 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 8/11/1958, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured 3 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Becker County-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 85.9 miles away from Becker County center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 88.3 miles away from the county center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 256.6 miles away from the county 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 93.3 miles away from the county center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 736.5 miles away from Becker County center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 252.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Minnesota Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4531, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Minnesota Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 16, 2011 to May 25, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1982: May 10, 2011, FEMA Id: 1982, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Minnesota Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 16, 2009 to May 22, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1830: April 09, 2009, FEMA Id: 1830, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Minnesota Flooding, Incident Period: March 30, 2006 to May 03, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1648: June 05, 2006, FEMA Id: 1648, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Minnesota Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3242: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3242, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Minnesota Severe Storms, Flooding and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 09, 2002 to June 28, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1419: June 14, 2002, FEMA Id: 1419, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Minnesota Flooding, Incident Period: March 23, 2001 to July 03, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1370: May 16, 2001, FEMA Id: 1370, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Minnesota Severe Storms, Flooding And Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 17, 2000 to July 26, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1333: June 27, 2000, FEMA Id: 1333, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Minnesota Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: March 21, 1997 to May 24, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1175: April 08, 1997, FEMA Id: 1175, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Minnesota Severe Winter Storms/Blizzards, Incident Period: January 03, 1997 to February 03, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1158: January 16, 1997, FEMA Id: 1158, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Blizzard
  • 8 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

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).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Becker

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 11,892 (78.4%)
  • Carpooled: 1,148 (7.6%)
  • Bus: 67 (0.4%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 98 (0.6%)
  • Bicycle: 40 (0.3%)
  • Walked: 434 (2.9%)
  • Worked at home: 1,538 (10.1%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (10%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Canada (12%)
  • Vietnam (11%)
  • Mexico (10%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (7%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • Sudan (6%)
  • Peru (6%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Becker County


  • German (28%)
  • Norwegian (19%)
  • Finnish (6%)
  • American (5%)
  • Scandinavian (4%)
  • Swedish (2%)
  • European (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Becker County, Minnesota in 2000:

  • 395 people in nursing homes
  • 45 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 36 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded

People in group quarters in Becker County, Minnesota in 2010:

  • 310 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 74 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 66 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 7 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $62,863.

6.13% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($60,097 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.13%
Minnesota average:

7.10%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.68% relocated from other counties in Minnesota ($33,576 average AGI)
2.45% relocated from other states ($26,522 average AGI)
Becker County:

2.45%
Minnesota average:

2.11%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Clay County, MN  0.90% ($53,957 average AGI)
from Cass County, ND  0.87% ($80,053)
from Otter Tail County, MN  0.68% ($44,528)
from Hubbard County, MN  0.29% ($28,237)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.18% ($48,391)


5.78% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($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.
3.67% relocated to other counties in Minnesota ($25,451 average AGI)
2.11% relocated to other states ($22,049 average AGI)
Becker County:

2.11%
Minnesota average:

2.17%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
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)
to Hubbard County, MN  0.30% ($40,333)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.25% ($46,219)
to Mahnomen County, MN  0.22% ($40,690)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.1

Births per 1000 population in Becker County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 10.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Becker County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.5

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Becker County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 6.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 4.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Becker County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Becker County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Becker County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Becker County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Becker County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Becker County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 6,342 (5,513 aged, 829 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 651 (8%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Becker County, Minnesota in 1999 - 2019:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (437)
  • Unspecified dementia (432)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (396)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (367)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (299)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (200)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (183)
  • Other ill-defined and unspecified causes of mortality (168)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (36)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (24)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.14
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 9,165
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 484
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 30,675

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,334
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,064
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 25

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 37
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 56

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 3

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 152.3. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 34,477
  • Male householders: 7,182 (1,984 living alone), Female householders: 6,665 (1,921 living alone)
  • 7,416 spouses (7,401 opposite-sex spouses), 955 unmarried partners, (932 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 9,659 children (9,009 natural, 241 adopted, 407 stepchildren), 764 grandchildren, 147 brothers or sisters, 173 parents, 120 foster children, 345 other relatives, 581 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 476

Size of family households: 5,019 2-persons, 1,705 3-persons, 1,315 4-persons, 760 5-persons, 267 6-persons, 271 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,899 1-person, 565 2-persons, 22 3-persons, 15 4-persons, 2 6-persons.

5,551 married couples with children.
1,871 single-parent households (513 men, 1,358 women).

97.0% of residents of Becker speak English at home.
0.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (75% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 14% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (90% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (41% speak English very well, 51% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak other language at home (89% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 1% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $203,453,000 ($6,394 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $7,615,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $80,375,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $29,825,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $13,274,000
Federal grants: $61,225,000
Federal procurement contracts: $5,736,000 ($3,560,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $13,018,000 ($638,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,545,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $7,906,000
Federal Government insurance: $35,314,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 2,034
Here:

64 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,706
Here:

54 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +47
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,527
Here +48 per 1000 residents
State -3 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Becker County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.53 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.8
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

3.9

Year house built in Becker County, Minnesota
  • Year house built in Becker County, Minnesota
  • 9912014 or later
  • 5672010 to 2013
  • 3,1642000 to 2009
  • 2,4771990 to 1999
  • 2,0071980 to 1989
  • 3,5771970 to 1979
  • 2,2111960 to 1969
  • 1,5701950 to 1959
  • 9671940 to 1949
  • 2,4881939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Becker County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Becker County, Minnesota
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Becker County, Minnesota
  • 151 room
  • 622 rooms
  • 3913 rooms
  • 1,1704 rooms
  • 1,6545 rooms
  • 1,7536 rooms
  • 1,6087 rooms
  • 1,2818 rooms
  • 2,9989+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Becker County, Minnesota
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Becker County, Minnesota
  • 831 room
  • 2632 rooms
  • 6133 rooms
  • 6734 rooms
  • 4495 rooms
  • 2806 rooms
  • 2517 rooms
  • 1478 rooms
  • 1539+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Becker County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Becker County, Minnesota
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Becker County, Minnesota
  • 27no bedroom
  • 3461 bedroom
  • 2,3762 bedrooms
  • 4,4113 bedrooms
  • 2,6404 bedrooms
  • 1,1015+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Becker County, Minnesota
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Becker County, Minnesota
  • 94no bedroom
  • 6441 bedroom
  • 1,3412 bedrooms
  • 6033 bedrooms
  • 2024 bedrooms
  • 285+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Becker County, Minnesota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Becker County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Becker County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 204no vehicle
  • 2,0121 vehicle
  • 4,5362 vehicles
  • 2,6413 vehicles
  • 9504 vehicles
  • 6195+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Becker County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Becker County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 484no vehicle
  • 1,5231 vehicle
  • 7402 vehicles
  • 1253 vehicles
  • 394 vehicles
  • 375+ vehicles

89.9% of Becker County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 32% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 58% lived in Minnesota.

Becker County:

89.9%
State average:

85.9%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 24,024
  • Other state: 9,982
  • Northeast: 329
  • Midwest: 7,153
  • South: 762
  • West: 1,661
Year householders moved into unit in Becker County, MN
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Becker County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 31.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 25.9%Electricity
  • 25.7%Utility gas
  • 11.5%Wood
  • 4.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.9%Other fuel
  • 0.4%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 44.1%Electricity
  • 25.5%Utility gas
  • 17.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.3%Other fuel
  • 3.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.5%Wood
  • 1.9%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 279
Here:

7.8%
Minnesota:

10.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 82
Here:

4.1%
Minnesota:

7.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 105
Here:

12.5%
Minnesota:

22.0%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Becker County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $3,326,000
  • Charges - Other: $5,208,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,256,000
    Regular Highways: $374,000
    Housing and Community Development: $331,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,000
  • Construction - Corrections - Other: $9,217,000
    Regular Highways: $6,698,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $11,042,000
    Regular Highways: $5,595,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,897,000
    General - Other: $4,416,000
    Police Protection: $4,203,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,607,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $3,115,000
    Health - Other: $1,788,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,678,000
    Financial Administration: $879,000
    Transit Utilities: $618,000
    Housing and Community Development: $467,000
    Parks and Recreation: $381,000
    Libraries: $366,000
    Central Staff Services: $305,000
    Air Transportation: $80,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $4,229,000
    Other: $522,000
    Highways: $481,000
    Housing and Community Development: $446,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $259,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $451,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,787,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,670,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,468,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $351,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,854,000
    Special Assessments: $1,087,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $81,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - Public Welfare Institutions: $37,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $234,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $16,008,000
    Public Welfare: $3,905,000
    Other: $2,679,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,430,000
  • Tax - Property: $20,008,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,368,000
    Other License: $396,000

Becker County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $3,326,000
  • Charges - Other: $5,208,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,256,000
    Regular Highways: $374,000
    Housing and Community Development: $331,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,000
  • Construction - Corrections - Other: $9,217,000
    Regular Highways: $6,698,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $11,042,000
    Regular Highways: $5,595,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,897,000
    General - Other: $4,416,000
    Police Protection: $4,203,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,607,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $3,115,000
    Health - Other: $1,788,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,678,000
    Financial Administration: $879,000
    Transit Utilities: $618,000
    Housing and Community Development: $467,000
    Parks and Recreation: $381,000
    Libraries: $366,000
    Central Staff Services: $305,000
    Air Transportation: $80,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $4,229,000
    Other: $522,000
    Highways: $481,000
    Housing and Community Development: $446,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $259,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $451,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,787,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,670,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,468,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $351,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,854,000
    Special Assessments: $1,087,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $81,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - Public Welfare Institutions: $37,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $234,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $16,008,000
    Public Welfare: $3,905,000
    Other: $2,679,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,430,000
  • Tax - Property: $20,008,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,368,000
    Other License: $396,000

Becker County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $3,326,000
  • Charges - Other: $5,208,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,256,000
    Regular Highways: $374,000
    Housing and Community Development: $331,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,000
  • Construction - Corrections - Other: $9,217,000
    Regular Highways: $6,698,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $11,042,000
    Regular Highways: $5,595,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,897,000
    General - Other: $4,416,000
    Police Protection: $4,203,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,607,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $3,115,000
    Health - Other: $1,788,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,678,000
    Financial Administration: $879,000
    Transit Utilities: $618,000
    Housing and Community Development: $467,000
    Parks and Recreation: $381,000
    Libraries: $366,000
    Central Staff Services: $305,000
    Air Transportation: $80,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $4,229,000
    Other: $522,000
    Highways: $481,000
    Housing and Community Development: $446,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $259,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $451,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,787,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,670,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,468,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $351,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,854,000
    Special Assessments: $1,087,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $81,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - Public Welfare Institutions: $37,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $234,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $16,008,000
    Public Welfare: $3,905,000
    Other: $2,679,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,430,000
  • Tax - Property: $20,008,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,368,000
    Other License: $396,000

Becker County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $3,326,000
  • Charges - Other: $5,208,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,256,000
    Regular Highways: $374,000
    Housing and Community Development: $331,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,000
  • Construction - Corrections - Other: $9,217,000
    Regular Highways: $6,698,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $11,042,000
    Regular Highways: $5,595,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,897,000
    General - Other: $4,416,000
    Police Protection: $4,203,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,607,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $3,115,000
    Health - Other: $1,788,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,678,000
    Financial Administration: $879,000
    Transit Utilities: $618,000
    Housing and Community Development: $467,000
    Parks and Recreation: $381,000
    Libraries: $366,000
    Central Staff Services: $305,000
    Air Transportation: $80,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $4,229,000
    Other: $522,000
    Highways: $481,000
    Housing and Community Development: $446,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $259,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $451,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,787,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,670,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,468,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $351,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,854,000
    Special Assessments: $1,087,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $81,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - Public Welfare Institutions: $37,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $234,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $16,008,000
    Public Welfare: $3,905,000
    Other: $2,679,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,430,000
  • Tax - Property: $20,008,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,368,000
    Other License: $396,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 587
  • Number of aged recipients: 70
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 517
  • Number of recipients under 18: 92
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 362
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 133
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 243
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 245
Most common first names in Becker County, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John21577.0 years
Robert12470.6 years
Mary11979.4 years
William11677.6 years
George11078.3 years
Henry9180.3 years
Arthur9078.8 years
Charles8976.2 years
Albert8779.0 years
Carl8581.6 years
Most common last names in Becker County, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson26579.4 years
Olson19179.4 years
Anderson18079.4 years
Nelson13077.8 years
Larson9378.9 years
Hanson8879.5 years
Erickson8379.4 years
Peterson7579.9 years
Thompson4180.5 years
Schultz4082.1 years
Businesses in Becker County, MN
NameCountNameCount
AmericInn1Maurices1
Best Western1McDonald's1
Burger King1Menards1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Curves1Quiznos1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1Sears1
FedEx2Sprint Nextel1
Ford1Subaru1
H&R Block1T-Mobile1
Holiday Inn1True Value1
JCPenney1U-Haul2
KFC1UPS4
Kmart1Verizon Wireless1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
MasterBrand Cabinets5