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Benton County, Minnesota (MN)

County population in 2016: 39,957 (60% urban, 40% rural); it was 34,226 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 7,556
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,818
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 8,772
Renter-occupied apartments: 4,705 (it was 4,293 in 2000)
% of renters here:

33%
State:

27%

Land area: 408 sq. mi.

Water area: 4.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 98 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Benton County: 100.5 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (29.4%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (17.0%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (12.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 49%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 49%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Benton County, Minnesota:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (91.7%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (2.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.8%)
  • Asian alone (1.2%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.5%)
Median resident age:  35.9 years
Minnesota median age:  37.9 years
Males: 20,011  (50.1%)
Females: 19,946  (49.9%)
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Benton County,MN real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Benton County:

2.0 people
Minnesota:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $53,794 ($41,968 in 1999)

This county:

$53,794
Minnesota:

$65,599

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $653 (lower quartile is $551, upper quartile is $828)
This county:

$653
State:

$830


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $175,191 (it was $99,300 in 2000)
Benton:

$175,191
Minnesota:

$211,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $126,692 - $237,203
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,334
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $464

Institutionalized population: 493

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 15
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 12
  • Burglaries: 78
  • Thefts: 250
  • Auto thefts: 22

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 15
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 10
  • Burglaries: 82
  • Thefts: 281
  • Auto thefts: 33
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 116 buildings, average cost: $180,400
  • 2008: 58 buildings, average cost: $190,400
  • 2009: 48 buildings, average cost: $190,400
  • 2010: 41 buildings, average cost: $183,400
  • 2011: 44 buildings, average cost: $185,800
  • 2012: 51 buildings, average cost: $184,700
  • 2013: 82 buildings, average cost: $188,800
  • 2014: 82 buildings, average cost: $207,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,044 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,896 (1.2%)

Benton County household income distribution in 2009 Benton County home values distribution Benton County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 12.3%
Benton County:

12.3%
Minnesota:

9.9%
(10.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.2% for Black residents, 27.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 79.2% for American Indian residents, 42.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 35.9 years old
(Males: 35.8 years old, Females: 36.3 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 37.5 years old, Black residents: 29.9 years old, American Indian residents: 28.2 years old, Asian residents: 39.4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 30.0 years old, Other race residents: 44.5 years old)

Area name: St. Cloud, MN MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Benton County is $472 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $565 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $799 a month.

Cities in this county include: Sauk Rapids, Foley, Rice, Gilman, Ronneby.

Benton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Neighboring counties: Clark County, Washington , Hood River County, Oregon , Polk County, Oregon , Marshall County, South Dakota , Pope County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.4%
Minnesota:

3.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 2,068
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 92.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 22.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,222 (47.7% naturalized citizens)

Benton County:

3.1%
Whole state:

8.2%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 364
  • 2000 to 2009: 516
  • 1990 to 1999: 107
  • 1980 to 1989: 166
  • 1970 to 1979: 73
  • Before 1970: 118
Note: State values scaled to Benton County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 38.6%

Benton County marital status for males Benton County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 11,111
  • One, attached: 376
  • Two: 390
  • 3 or 4: 239
  • 5 to 9: 255
  • 10 to 19: 832
  • 20 to 49: 1,557
  • 50 or more: 857
  • Mobile homes: 1,048
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 1

Housing units in Benton County with a mortgage: 7,465 (333 second mortgage, 952 home equity loan, 21 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,439

Here:

70.0% with mortgage
State:

67.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Benton County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic10,5398
Evangelical Protestant4,57020
Mainline Protestant4,4529
Other6-
None18,884-
Benton 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: 5
Benton County:

1.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Benton County:

4.81 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 18
This county:

4.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Benton County:

5.7%
Minnesota:

6.5%

Adult obesity rate:
Benton County:

26.2%
State:

25.9%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.0%
State:

13.0%

Agriculture in Benton County:

Average size of farms: 203 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $91,518
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $153.53
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.19%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 78.10%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $73,768
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 64.28%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 9.80%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $63,700
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.98%
Average age of principal farm operators: 51 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 18.28
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 33.67%
Corn for grain: 52441 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1497 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 27708 harvested acres
Vegetables: 225 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 9 acres

Earthquake activity:

Benton County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Minnesota state average. It is 90% 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 95.2 miles away from Benton County center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 107.4 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 279.6 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 135.2 miles away from the county center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 63.8 miles away from Benton County center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 311.3 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 Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 20, 2013 to June 26, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4131: July 25, 2013, FEMA Id: 4131, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • 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 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, 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
  • Minnesota Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Hail, Flooding, Incident Period: July 08, 1978, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-560: July 08, 1978, FEMA Id: 560, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Minnesota Drought, Incident Period: June 17, 1976, Emergency Declared EM-3013: June 17, 1976, FEMA Id: 3013, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • Minnesota SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: August 01, 1972, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-347: August 01, 1972, FEMA Id: 347, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Minnesota FLOODING, Incident Period: April 18, 1969, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-255: April 18, 1969, FEMA Id: 255, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Minnesota FLOODING, Incident Period: March 22, 1966, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-215: March 22, 1966, FEMA Id: 215, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • 1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Benton County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 4, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Sudan (13%)
  • Korea (11%)
  • Ethiopia (11%)
  • Kenya (7%)
  • Mexico (7%)
  • Somalia (6%)
  • Philippines (6%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Benton County (%):

  • German (42%)
  • Polish (8%)
  • American (7%)
  • Norwegian (6%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • European (2%)
  • English (2%)

Benton County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 13,292 (82.4%)
  • Carpooled: 1,121 (6.9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 149 (0.9%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 42 (0.3%)
  • Subway or elevated: 27 (0.2%)
  • Railroad: 6 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 147 (0.9%)
  • Bicycle: 85 (0.5%)
  • Walked: 379 (2.3%)
  • Worked at home: 899 (5.6%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


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

  • 444 people in nursing homes
  • 135 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 70 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 60 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 23 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 20 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 13 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 4 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards

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

  • 427 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 384 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 106 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 58 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 40 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 20 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 5 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 4 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 4 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $52,060.

10.40% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,513 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.40%
Minnesota average:

6.51%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
9.24% relocated from other counties in Minnesota ($25,843 average AGI)
1.16% relocated from other states ($2,670 average AGI)
Benton County:

1.16%
Minnesota average:

1.96%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Stearns County, MN  5.14% ($30,206 average AGI)
from Sherburne County, MN  0.71% ($34,330)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.49% ($21,933)
from Morrison County, MN  0.45% ($31,486)
from Wright County, MN  0.36% ($22,518)
from Mille Lacs County, MN  0.23% ($25,500)
from Crow Wing County, MN  0.19% ($19,633)


10.37% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,614 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.37%
Minnesota average:

6.71%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
8.86% relocated to other counties in Minnesota ($25,633 average AGI)
1.51% relocated to other states ($4,981 average AGI)
Benton County:

1.51%
Minnesota average:

2.16%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Stearns County, MN  4.80% ($30,497 average AGI)
to Sherburne County, MN  0.71% ($29,709)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.55% ($28,619)
to Mille Lacs County, MN  0.31% ($32,957)
to Morrison County, MN  0.31% ($26,894)
to Wright County, MN  0.25% ($33,872)
to Ramsey County, MN  0.22% ($19,647)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.7

Births per 1000 population in Benton County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Benton County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Benton County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 9.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Benton County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Benton County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 4,412 (3,612 aged, 800 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 445 (4%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Benton County, Minnesota in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (490)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (248)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (248)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (217)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (214)
  • Unspecified dementia (204)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (192)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (93)
  • Congestive heart failure (86)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (82)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,493
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 818
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 21

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 21
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 62

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 80.7. This is less than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 39,957
  • In family households: 31,838 (4,868 male householders, 5,370 female householders)
    7,742 spouses, 11,576 children (10,836 natural, 212 adopted, 535 stepchildren), 348 grandchildren, 284 brothers or sisters, 278 parents, 258 other relatives, 1,107 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 7,228 (2,833 male householders (2,211 living alone)), 2,767 female householders (2,054 living alone)), 1,625 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 888

Size of family households: 4,649 2-persons, 2,258 3-persons, 1,674 4-persons, 1,097 5-persons, 358 6-persons, 171 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,264 1-person, 1,140 2-persons, 148 3-persons, 32 4-persons, 6 5-persons.

6,499 married couples with children.
2,671 single-parent households (813 men, 1,858 women).

95.8% of residents of Benton speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (69% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 14% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (80% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 1% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (79% speak English very well, 4% speak English well, 17% speak English not well).
1.4% of residents speak other language at home (30% speak English very well, 65% speak English well, 1% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $146,195,000 ($3,837 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $8,802,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $89,232,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $17,950,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $5,515,000
Federal grants: $23,666,000
Federal procurement contracts: $606,000 ($144,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $9,226,000 ($7,014,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $311,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $19,807,000
Federal Government insurance: $30,330,000

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

Births: 2,940
Here:

76 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,566
Here:

41 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +171
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +2,274
Here +59 per 1000 residents
State -3 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Benton County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.71 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:

3.9
State:

4.0

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 216
  • 2010 to 2013: 377
  • 2000 to 2009: 3,186
  • 1990 to 1999: 2,577
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,704
  • 1970 to 1979: 3,012
  • 1960 to 1969: 986
  • 1950 to 1959: 843
  • 1940 to 1949: 653
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,160
Note: State values scaled to Benton population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Benton County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Benton County population
  • 1 room: 4
  • 2 rooms: 13
  • 3 rooms: 177
  • 4 rooms: 896
  • 5 rooms: 1,650
  • 6 rooms: 2,114
  • 7 rooms: 1,916
  • 8 rooms: 1,520
  • 9+ rooms: 2,613
  • 1 room: 234
  • 2 rooms: 457
  • 3 rooms: 1,241
  • 4 rooms: 1,520
  • 5 rooms: 648
  • 6 rooms: 425
  • 7 rooms: 178
  • 8 rooms: 84
  • 9+ rooms: 138
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Benton County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Benton County population
  • no bedroom: 4
  • 1 bedroom: 151
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,770
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,787
  • 4 bedrooms: 3,228
  • 5+ bedrooms: 966
  • no bedroom: 251
  • 1 bedroom: 1,470
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,276
  • 3 bedrooms: 650
  • 4 bedrooms: 190
  • 5+ bedrooms: 57
Cars and other vehicles available in Benton County, Minnesota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Benton County population
  • no vehicle: 165
  • 1 vehicle: 1,914
  • 2 vehicles: 5,233
  • 3 vehicles: 2,359
  • 4 vehicles: 874
  • 5+ vehicles: 377
  • no vehicle: 1,090
  • 1 vehicle: 2,124
  • 2 vehicles: 1,357
  • 3 vehicles: 302
  • 4 vehicles: 43
  • 5+ vehicles: 2

85% of Benton County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 23% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 81% lived in Minnesota.

Benton County:

85.5%
State average:

85.6%

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

  • This state: 32,646
  • Other state: 5,879
  • Northeast: 206
  • Midwest: 3,594
  • South: 1,063
  • West: 1,007

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Benton County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (63.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15.8%)
  • Electricity (12.3%)
  • Wood (4.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.4%)
  • Other fuel (0.9%)
  • No fuel used (0.2%)
  • Electricity (47.9%)
  • Utility gas (40.2%)
  • No fuel used (4.8%)
  • Other fuel (3.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.4%)
  • Wood (0.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 378
Here:

8.5%
Minnesota:

10.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 195
Here:

9.9%
Minnesota:

8.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 287
Here:

13.6%
Minnesota:

22.2%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Benton County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,388,000
    General - Other: $2,723,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $7,688,000
    Police Protection: $2,658,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,315,000
    Regular Highways: $2,267,000
    Financial Administration: $1,128,000
    General - Other: $999,000
    Central Staff Services: $819,000
    Health - Other: $762,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $708,000
    General Public Buildings: $698,000
    Corrections - Other: $424,000
    Solid Waste Management: $403,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $255,000
    Parks and Recreation: $12,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $897,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Libraries: $430,000
    Regular Highways: $110,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,544,000

Benton County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $2,110,000
    Regular Highways: $125,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $1,359,000
    Natural Resources: $147,000
    Housing and Community Development: $125,000
    All Other: $102,000
    Highways: $67,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $245,000
    All Other: $32,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $557,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $510,000
    Special Assessments: $337,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $133,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $8,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,885,000
    Public Welfare: $4,302,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,795,000
    All Other: $870,000
    Health and Hospitals: $172,000
  • Tax - Property: $13,960,000
    Other License: $130,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $52,000
    Severance: $36,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $12,000

Benton County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,152,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,165,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,987,000

Benton County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,686,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,548,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,359,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 468
  • Number of aged recipients: 44
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 424
  • Number of recipients under 18: 76
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 305
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 87
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 209
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 197
Benton County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Benton County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 6 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED200$136,880188$135,681915$152,29148$62,8335$1,419,80036$142,22233$41,939
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$104,40016$77,87554$150,8895$23,0000$03$140,66710$35,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED16$113,56332$102,000245$155,75924$28,2080$05$149,20024$45,750
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN6$114,66722$159,545188$162,29310$51,0000$04$100,5005$76,400
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$85,0000$036$146,0284$110,0000$00$00$0
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 6 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED38$161,50030$185,067
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED6$142,00012$206,917
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$161,0004$261,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$02$212,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Benton County, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John15178.5 years
Mary10982.7 years
William8676.9 years
Frank7480.1 years
Joseph7078.4 years
Anna6885.0 years
George6080.3 years
Edward5978.6 years
Margaret5884.9 years
Robert5872.2 years
Most common last names in Benton County, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson5577.9 years
Anderson4679.6 years
Miller3580.7 years
Larson2978.7 years
Nelson2478.6 years
Popp2174.7 years
Latterell1978.8 years
Helmin1979.7 years
Deppa1776.8 years
Carlson1776.7 years
Businesses in Benton County, MN
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1McDonald's2
Burger King1New Balance1
Caribou Coffee1Nike1
Chevrolet1Papa John's Pizza1
Curves1Penske1
Dairy Queen1Pizza Hut1
Domino's Pizza1Subway3
FedEx2U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS2
Jones New York1Walgreens1