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Big Stone County, Minnesota (MN)

County population in 2016: 5,162 (all rural); it was 5,820 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 859
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 989
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,024
Renter-occupied apartments: 445 (it was 353 in 2000)
% of renters here:

15%
State:

27%

Land area: 497 sq. mi.

Water area: 30.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 10 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Big Stone County: 86.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (50.6%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (17.2%), Educational, health and social services (13.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 30%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 62%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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Races in Big Stone County, Minnesota:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (97.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.3%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
Median resident age:  49.3 years
Minnesota median age:  37.9 years
Males: 2,528  (49.0%)
Females: 2,634  (51.0%)

Big Stone County,MN real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Big Stone County:

2.0 people
Minnesota:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $48,907 ($30,721 in 1999)

This county:

$48,907
Minnesota:

$65,599

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $434 (lower quartile is $344, upper quartile is $594)
This county:

$434
State:

$830


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $107,172 (it was $46,700 in 2000)
Big Stone:

$107,172
Minnesota:

$211,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $64,243 - $192,633
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $937
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $405

Institutionalized population: 114

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 0
  • Burglaries: 38
  • Thefts: 30
  • Auto thefts: 5

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 3
  • Burglaries: 22
  • Thefts: 35
  • Auto thefts: 7
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 19 buildings, average cost: $160,500
  • 2008: 12 buildings, average cost: $185,200
  • 2009: 14 buildings, average cost: $140,300
  • 2010: 14 buildings, average cost: $144,500
  • 2011: 12 buildings, average cost: $147,300
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $247,000
  • 2013: 19 buildings, average cost: $213,500
  • 2014: 7 buildings, average cost: $198,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

1996 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: $1,100 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $892 (0.9%)

Big Stone County household income distribution in 2009 Big Stone County home values distribution Big Stone County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 10.3%
Big Stone County:

10.3%
Minnesota:

9.9%
(9.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.0% for American Indian residents, 52.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 49.3 years old
(Males: 48.3 years old, Females: 50.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 50.3 years old, Black residents: 55.9 years old, American Indian residents: 33.9 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20.6 years old, Other race residents: 25.6 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Big Stone County is $397 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $643 a month.

Cities in this county include: Ortonville, Graceville, Clinton, Beardsley, Odessa, Correll, Johnson, Barry.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Big Stone County: Shady River Campgrounds (A), Camp in the Woods (B), Riverwood RV Park (C), Carefree Country Club (D), Carefree Country Club Campground (E), Travelers Country Club (F), Travelers Country Club Two (G), Central Minnesota Rest Area (H), Northeast Sherburne Fire and Rescue Department (I), Big Lake Fire Department (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Big Stone County include: Faith Lutheran Church (A), Becker Church (B), Briggs Lake Church (C), Eidskog Church (D), Orrock Church (E), Our Savior Church (F), Snake River Church (G), South Santiago Church (H), Northland Bible Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Oak Hill Cemetery (1), Whitney Cemetery (2), Baldwin Cemetery (3), Bellwood Cemetery (4), Berry Cemetery (5), Our Savior Cemetery (6), Snake River Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Big Mud Lake (A), Birch Lake (B), Prairie Hill Lake (C), Wood Lake (D), West Hunter Lake (E), Thompson Lake (F), Strand Lake (G), Stone Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Lilly Creek (A), Tibbits Brook (B), Battle Brook (C), Snake River (D), Stony Brook (E), Briggs Creek (F), Rice Creek (G), Saint Francis River (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Big Stone County include: Fremont Wildlife Management Area (1), Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge (2), Lions Park (3), First Granite Quarry Historical Marker (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Door County, Wisconsin , Dickinson County, Michigan , Sherman County, Oregon , Madison County, Montana , Washington County, Oregon , Potter County, South Dakota , Wright County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.2%
Minnesota:

3.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 113
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 89.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 50 (72.8% naturalized citizens)

Big Stone County:

1.0%
Whole state:

8.2%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 4
  • 2000 to 2009: 33
  • 1990 to 1999: 1
  • 1980 to 1989: 3
  • 1970 to 1979: 0
  • Before 1970: 31
Note: State values scaled to Big Stone County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 75.1%

Big Stone County marital status for males Big Stone County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 2,629
  • One, attached: 47
  • Two: 57
  • 5 to 9: 58
  • 10 to 19: 99
  • 20 to 49: 101
  • 50 or more: 23
  • Mobile homes: 135

Housing units in Big Stone County with a mortgage: 865 (24 second mortgage, 41 home equity loan, 4 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 897

Here:

49.1% with mortgage
State:

67.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Big Stone County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,79411
Catholic1,4083
Evangelical Protestant1,30414
Other-1
None763-
Big Stone 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: 2
Big Stone County:

3.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Big Stone County:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 8
This county:

14.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Big Stone County:

8.3%
Minnesota:

6.5%

Adult obesity rate:
Big Stone County:

26.8%
State:

25.9%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.0%
State:

13.0%

Agriculture in Big Stone County:

Average size of farms: 614 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $129,304
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $199.38
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 22.10%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $101,829
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 82.22%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.96%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $108,512
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 87.22%
Average age of principal farm operators: 51 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 2.46
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 14.05%
Corn for grain: 70920 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 34905 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 113298 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Big Stone County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Minnesota state average. It is 26139914.6 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 12 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 7/22/1967, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 12 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Big Stone County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 82% 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 25.3 miles away from Big Stone County center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 19.1 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 168.8 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 34.2 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 698.4 miles away from Big Stone County center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 220.6 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 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 Flooding, Incident Period: March 01, 2010 to April 26, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1900: April 19, 2010, FEMA Id: 1900, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Minnesota Flooding, Incident Period: March 01, 2010 to April 26, 2010, Emergency Declared EM-3310: March 19, 2010, FEMA Id: 3310, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Minnesota Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: November 27, 2005 to November 29, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1622: January 04, 2006, FEMA Id: 1622, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • 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 Flooding, Incident Period: March 14, 1996 to June 17, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1116: June 01, 1996, FEMA Id: 1116, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Big Stone County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 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 (30%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (34%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (17%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (25%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)

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

  • Mexico (40%)
  • Canada (22%)
  • Czechoslovakia (includes Czech Republic and Slovakia) (10%)
  • Other Eastern Europe (8%)
  • Germany (2%)
  • Scotland (0%)
  • Ireland (0%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Big Stone County (%):

  • German (46%)
  • Norwegian (18%)
  • American (6%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • Swedish (3%)
  • Scandinavian (2%)
  • Russian (2%)

Big Stone County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,606 (75.2%)
  • Carpooled: 219 (10.3%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 9 (0.4%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 2 (0.1%)
  • Bicycle: 2 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 112 (5.2%)
  • Worked at home: 185 (8.7%)

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

155 people in nursing homes
18 people in homes for the mentally retarded
114 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
23 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $48,268.

4.21% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,919 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.21%
Minnesota average:

6.51%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.50% relocated from other counties in Minnesota ($18,721 average AGI)
1.71% relocated from other states ($11,198 average AGI)
Big Stone County:

1.71%
Minnesota average:

1.96%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries



6.27% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,061 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.27%
Minnesota average:

6.71%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.21% relocated to other counties in Minnesota ($21,229 average AGI)
3.06% relocated to other states ($15,832 average AGI)
Big Stone County:

3.06%
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 Grant County, SD  0.72% ($41,200 average AGI)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.5

Births per 1000 population in Big Stone County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 14.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Big Stone County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.9

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Big Stone County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 10.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Big Stone County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Big Stone County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 1,469 (1,319 aged, 150 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 84 (8%)

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 Big Stone County, Minnesota in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (114)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (85)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (84)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (64)
  • Congestive heart failure (48)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (40)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (40)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (35)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (35)
  • Unspecified dementia (24)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 35.7
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 14,959
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 3,767
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 112,799

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,149
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,660
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 36

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 18
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 73

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 18

Household type by relationship:

Households: 5,162
  • In family households: 4,116 (882 male householders, 538 female householders)
    1,234 spouses, 1,283 children (1,233 natural, 0 adopted, 51 stepchildren), 36 grandchildren, 9 brothers or sisters, 33 parents, 17 other relatives, 60 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 888 (305 male householders (278 living alone)), 507 female householders (459 living alone)), 72 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 154

Size of family households: 865 2-persons, 233 3-persons, 162 4-persons, 114 5-persons, 38 6-persons, 14 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 738 1-person, 74 2-persons, 2 4-persons.

863 married couples with children.
167 single-parent households (66 men, 101 women).

95.8% of residents of Big Stone speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (56% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 13% don't speak English at all).
2.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (73% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $46,884,000 ($8,369 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $688,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $17,443,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $8,271,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $10,390,000
Federal grants: $8,135,000
Federal procurement contracts: $513,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,133,000 ($270,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $555,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,231,000
Federal Government insurance: $43,611,000

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

Births: 257
Here:

47 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 465
Here:

85 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: -2
Here -0 per 1000 residents
State +14 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -122
Here -22 per 1000 residents
State -3 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Big Stone County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.50 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.1
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

4.0

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 43
  • 2010 to 2013: 31
  • 2000 to 2009: 297
  • 1990 to 1999: 195
  • 1980 to 1989: 222
  • 1970 to 1979: 350
  • 1960 to 1969: 346
  • 1950 to 1959: 383
  • 1940 to 1949: 242
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,021
Note: State values scaled to Big Stone population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Big Stone County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Big Stone County population
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 7
  • 3 rooms: 8
  • 4 rooms: 150
  • 5 rooms: 246
  • 6 rooms: 285
  • 7 rooms: 291
  • 8 rooms: 336
  • 9+ rooms: 438
  • 1 room: 48
  • 2 rooms: 35
  • 3 rooms: 77
  • 4 rooms: 135
  • 5 rooms: 79
  • 6 rooms: 28
  • 7 rooms: 29
  • 8 rooms: 20
  • 9+ rooms: 28
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Big Stone County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Big Stone County population
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 34
  • 2 bedrooms: 343
  • 3 bedrooms: 755
  • 4 bedrooms: 484
  • 5+ bedrooms: 143
  • no bedroom: 47
  • 1 bedroom: 102
  • 2 bedrooms: 196
  • 3 bedrooms: 81
  • 4 bedrooms: 29
  • 5+ bedrooms: 22
Cars and other vehicles available in Big Stone County, Minnesota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Big Stone County population
  • no vehicle: 54
  • 1 vehicle: 351
  • 2 vehicles: 757
  • 3 vehicles: 372
  • 4 vehicles: 160
  • 5+ vehicles: 67
  • no vehicle: 143
  • 1 vehicle: 219
  • 2 vehicles: 84
  • 3 vehicles: 27
  • 4 vehicles: 4
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

93% of Big Stone County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 31% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 74% lived in Minnesota.

Big Stone County:

93.1%
State average:

85.6%

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

  • This state: 3,990
  • Other state: 1,087
  • Northeast: 14
  • Midwest: 891
  • South: 78
  • West: 97

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Big Stone County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (38.2%)
  • Utility gas (28.6%)
  • Electricity (21.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5.2%)
  • Other fuel (1.9%)
  • Wood (1.8%)
  • No fuel used (0.9%)
  • Solar energy (0.5%)
  • Electricity (43.5%)
  • Utility gas (31.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16.3%)
  • Other fuel (5.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.9%)
  • No fuel used (1.9%)
  • Wood (1.0%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 7
Here:

1.4%
Minnesota:

10.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 3
Here:

1.4%
Minnesota:

8.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 9
Here:

8.2%
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)

Big Stone County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,485,000
    Welfare - Other: $1,729,000
    Central Staff Services: $480,000
    Police Protection: $467,000
    Financial Administration: $272,000
    General - Other: $252,000
    General Public Buildings: $137,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $133,000
    Corrections - Other: $115,000
    Parks & Recreation: $100,000
    Solid Waste Management: $98,000
    Health Services - Other: $66,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $54,000
    Housing & Community Development: $4,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $288,000
    Welfare - Other: $12,000
    Financial Administration: $8,000
    General - Other: $7,000
    Central Staff: $6,000
    Judicial: $1,000
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,328,000

Big Stone County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $305,000
    Regular Highways: $0
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $772,000
    Public Welfare: $89,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $414,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $220,000
    Special Assessments: $99,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,357,000
    Public Welfare: $1,164,000
    General Support: $1,006,000
    All Other: $60,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,968,000
    NEC: $13,000

Big Stone County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $7,024,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 102
  • Number of aged recipients: 24
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 78
  • Number of recipients under 18: 14
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 57
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 31
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 44
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 37
Big Stone County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Big Stone County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Big Stone County, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John8579.0 years
William6076.4 years
Mary5185.8 years
Anna4786.5 years
Robert4274.5 years
Henry3780.1 years
Carl3778.4 years
George3479.2 years
Clara3086.5 years
Helen3082.6 years
Most common last names in Big Stone County, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson6679.8 years
Anderson6080.4 years
Nelson3980.9 years
Larson2979.4 years
Hanson2784.3 years
Peterson2483.7 years
Olson2481.7 years
Carlson2382.9 years
Steen1976.6 years
Gustafson1677.3 years
Businesses in Big Stone County, MN
NameCountNameCount
Dairy Queen1H&R Block1
Econo Lodge1RadioShack1
FedEx1Subway1

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  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013"