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Carver County, Minnesota (MN)

County population in 2016: 100,262 (81% urban, 19% rural); it was 70,205 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 22,082
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,764
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 20,327
Renter-occupied apartments: 6,045 (it was 4,029 in 2000)
% of renters here:

17%
State:

27%

Land area: 357 sq. mi.

Water area: 19.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 281 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Carver County: 113.2 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (27.7%), Educational, health and social services (15.9%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (12.7%), Manufacturing (11.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 76%
  • Government: 1%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 23%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Carver County, Minnesota:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (89.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (4.2%)
  • Asian alone (2.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.9%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.4%)
Median resident age:  38.0 years
Minnesota median age:  37.9 years
Males: 49,993  (49.9%)
Females: 50,269  (50.1%)
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Carver County,MN real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Carver County:

2.0 people
Minnesota:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $92,455 ($65,540 in 1999)

This county:

$92,455
Minnesota:

$65,599

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $944 (lower quartile is $714, upper quartile is $1,274)
This county:

$944
State:

$830


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $297,300 (it was $168,700 in 2000)
Carver:

$297,300
Minnesota:

$211,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $210,800 - $409,300

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $369,751
Here:

$369,751
State:

$258,834

Townhouses or other attached units: $215,379
Here:

$215,379
State:

$207,018

In 2-unit structures: $196,814
Here:

$196,814
State:

$228,868

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $198,763
Here:

$198,763
State:

$235,731

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $171,022
Here:

$171,022
State:

$191,537

Mobile homes: $28,116
Here:

$28,116
State:

$62,440
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,911
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $533

Institutionalized population: 288

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 7
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 35
  • Burglaries: 145
  • Thefts: 580
  • Auto thefts: 49

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 6
  • Assaults: 32
  • Burglaries: 111
  • Thefts: 642
  • Auto thefts: 39
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 900 buildings, average cost: $171,900
  • 2001: 849 buildings, average cost: $196,600
  • 2002: 1097 buildings, average cost: $177,200
  • 2003: 966 buildings, average cost: $214,400
  • 2004: 946 buildings, average cost: $213,800
  • 2005: 845 buildings, average cost: $250,200
  • 2006: 599 buildings, average cost: $277,500
  • 2007: 579 buildings, average cost: $271,800
  • 2008: 223 buildings, average cost: $286,200
  • 2009: 280 buildings, average cost: $279,700
  • 2010: 278 buildings, average cost: $283,100
  • 2011: 384 buildings, average cost: $296,900
  • 2012: 514 buildings, average cost: $277,500
  • 2013: 591 buildings, average cost: $279,200
  • 2014: 563 buildings, average cost: $289,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $3,627 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $2,905 (1.1%)

Carver County household income distribution in 2009 Carver County home values distribution Carver County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 4.1%
Carver County:

4.1%
Minnesota:

9.9%
(3.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 6.1% for Black residents, 12.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 28.6% for American Indian residents, 53.8% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 8.5% for other race residents, 4.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 38.0 years old
(Males: 37.3 years old, Females: 38.9 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 39.4 years old, Black residents: 32.8 years old, American Indian residents: 30.5 years old, Asian residents: 33.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26.1 years old, Other race residents: 28.0 years old)

Area name: Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Carver County is $705 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $855 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1119 a month.

Cities in this county include: Chanhassen, Chaska, Waconia, Victoria, Norwood Young America, Watertown, Carver, Cologne, Mayer, Hamburg.

Carver 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:

Lakes: Culvert Lake (A), Culver Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Beadle County, South Dakota , Oxford County, Maine , Chippewa County , Deuel County, South Dakota , Marion County, Oregon , Rice County , Scott County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.8%
Minnesota:

3.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 2,867
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 97.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 47.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 4,255 (61.1% naturalized citizens)

Carver County:

4.2%
Whole state:

8.2%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 792
  • 2000 to 2009: 1,764
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,352
  • 1980 to 1989: 589
  • 1970 to 1979: 280
  • Before 1970: 208
Note: State values scaled to Carver County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 39.1%

Carver County marital status for males Carver County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 26,589
  • One, attached: 5,072
  • Two: 803
  • 3 or 4: 334
  • 5 to 9: 788
  • 10 to 19: 970
  • 20 to 49: 1,168
  • 50 or more: 1,243
  • Mobile homes: 571

Housing units in Carver County with a mortgage: 22,887 (884 second mortgage, 3,185 home equity loan, 80 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 6,288

Here:

78.6% with mortgage
State:

67.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Carver County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic14,8878
Evangelical Protestant13,24430
Mainline Protestant9,28916
Other1,1196
None52,503-
Carver 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: 7
Carver County:

0.79 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

0.34 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 25
Carver County:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 43
This county:

4.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Carver County:

5.8%
Minnesota:

6.5%

Adult obesity rate:
Carver County:

27.9%
State:

25.9%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

8.8%
State:

13.0%

Agriculture in Carver County:

Average size of farms: 210 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $76,066
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $222.54
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 6.25%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 51.73%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $59,982
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 78.70%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.11%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $104,186
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.59%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 18.59
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 37.52%
Corn for grain: 57486 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 2243 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 47083 harvested acres
Vegetables: 69 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 80 acres

Tornado activity:

Carver County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Minnesota state average. It is 37252932.6 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Carver County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Minnesota state average. It is 91% 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 125.6 miles away from Carver County center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 136.7 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 282.3 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 165.2 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 62.3 miles away from Carver 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 293.9 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, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: June 11, 2014 to July 12, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4182: July 21, 2014, FEMA Id: 4182, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, 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 Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: September 22, 2010 to October 14, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1941: October 13, 2010, FEMA Id: 1941, 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 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, Straight-Line Winds And Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 15, 1998 to June 28, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1225: June 23, 1998, FEMA Id: 1225, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Wind
  • 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 Flooding, Severe Storm, Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 06, 1993 to August 25, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-993: June 11, 1993, FEMA Id: 993, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

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

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 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 (21%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)

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

  • Mexico (13%)
  • India (8%)
  • Philippines (5%)
  • Vietnam (5%)
  • Kenya (5%)
  • Colombia (5%)
  • Korea (4%)

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

  • German (38%)
  • Norwegian (9%)
  • American (5%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • European (3%)
  • Swedish (3%)
  • English (2%)

Carver County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 33,415 (79.9%)
  • Carpooled: 3,295 (7.9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 287 (0.7%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 7 (0.0%)
  • Ferryboat: 2 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 343 (0.8%)
  • Bicycle: 175 (0.4%)
  • Walked: 546 (1.3%)
  • Worked at home: 3,903 (9.3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 471 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 240 people in nursing homes
  • 82 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 69 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 56 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 42 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 34 people in other group homes
  • 17 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 8 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

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

  • 418 people in college/university student housing
  • 187 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 119 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 90 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 11 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 8 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $93,916.

7.46% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($71,469 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.46%
Minnesota average:

6.51%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.74% relocated from other counties in Minnesota ($50,337 average AGI)
1.72% relocated from other states ($21,131 average AGI)
Carver County:

1.72%
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 Hennepin County, MN  3.00% ($81,492 average AGI)
from Scott County, MN  0.74% ($49,863)
from Dakota County, MN  0.38% ($48,630)
from McLeod County, MN  0.23% ($48,538)
from Wright County, MN  0.20% ($44,145)
from Ramsey County, MN  0.17% ($52,293)
from Washington County, MN  0.10% ($69,824)


7.49% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($59,021 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.49%
Minnesota average:

6.71%


0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($223 average AGI)
Carver County:

0.03%
Minnesota average:

0.04%

5.46% relocated to other counties in Minnesota ($36,076 average AGI)
2.00% relocated to other states ($22,722 average AGI)
Carver County:

2.00%
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 Hennepin County, MN  2.83% ($56,489 average AGI)
to Scott County, MN  0.75% ($39,583)
to Dakota County, MN  0.30% ($42,883)
to Ramsey County, MN  0.27% ($40,078)
to McLeod County, MN  0.21% ($32,514)
to Wright County, MN  0.20% ($50,174)
to Anoka County, MN  0.07% ($39,167)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 17.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.4

Births per 1000 population in Carver County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 5.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 4.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 4.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Carver County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 2.6

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Carver County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Carver County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Carver County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 7,376 (6,521 aged, 855 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 940 (3%)

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 Carver County, Minnesota in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (361)
  • Unspecified dementia (351)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (346)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (227)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (194)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (189)
  • Congestive heart failure (172)
  • Other ill-defined and unspecified causes of mortality (132)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (126)
  • Unspecified fall (120)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 5%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.22
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8,548
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 133
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 25,877

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,468
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 414
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 17

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 28
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 67

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 12

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 63.8. This is less than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 100,262
  • In family households: 87,858 (15,384 male householders, 12,005 female householders)
    23,918 spouses, 32,918 children (30,897 natural, 419 adopted, 1,602 stepchildren), 804 grandchildren, 313 brothers or sisters, 431 parents, 503 other relatives, 1,582 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 11,538 (4,897 male householders (3,599 living alone)), 4,498 female householders (3,897 living alone)), 2,143 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 866

Size of family households: 10,696 2-persons, 5,659 3-persons, 6,010 4-persons, 3,544 5-persons, 1,028 6-persons, 452 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 7,496 1-person, 1,765 2-persons, 76 3-persons, 58 5-persons.

22,610 married couples with children.
3,092 single-parent households (1,033 men, 2,059 women).

91.8% of residents of Carver speak English at home.
3.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (69% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
1.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (68% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (81% speak English very well, 19% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $182,085,000 ($2,217 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $3,792,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $90,616,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $30,931,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $5,636,000
Federal grants: $21,030,000
Federal procurement contracts: $17,628,000 ($685,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $16,244,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,140,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $60,217,000
Federal Government insurance: $35,525,000

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

Births: 6,076
Here:

72 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,524
Here:

18 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +778
Here:

+9 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +9,450
Here +111 per 1000 residents
State -3 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Carver County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 7.07 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.8
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.0

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 1,054
  • 2010 to 2013: 1,653
  • 2000 to 2009: 9,545
  • 1990 to 1999: 9,382
  • 1980 to 1989: 5,034
  • 1970 to 1979: 3,848
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,937
  • 1950 to 1959: 793
  • 1940 to 1949: 602
  • 1939 or earlier: 3,690
Note: State values scaled to Carver population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Carver County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Carver County population
  • 1 room: 35
  • 2 rooms: 11
  • 3 rooms: 46
  • 4 rooms: 1,273
  • 5 rooms: 2,996
  • 6 rooms: 4,360
  • 7 rooms: 4,705
  • 8 rooms: 4,236
  • 9+ rooms: 11,513
  • 1 room: 254
  • 2 rooms: 248
  • 3 rooms: 1,616
  • 4 rooms: 1,928
  • 5 rooms: 983
  • 6 rooms: 1,240
  • 7 rooms: 771
  • 8 rooms: 259
  • 9+ rooms: 310
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Carver County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Carver County population
  • no bedroom: 46
  • 1 bedroom: 130
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,507
  • 3 bedrooms: 9,675
  • 4 bedrooms: 11,338
  • 5+ bedrooms: 4,479
  • no bedroom: 307
  • 1 bedroom: 1,666
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,586
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,079
  • 4 bedrooms: 971
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in Carver County, Minnesota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Carver County population
  • no vehicle: 261
  • 1 vehicle: 3,786
  • 2 vehicles: 15,286
  • 3 vehicles: 7,180
  • 4 vehicles: 1,957
  • 5+ vehicles: 705
  • no vehicle: 1,119
  • 1 vehicle: 3,563
  • 2 vehicles: 1,874
  • 3 vehicles: 726
  • 4 vehicles: 327
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

87% of Carver County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 26% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 80% lived in Minnesota.

Carver County:

87.2%
State average:

85.6%

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

  • This state: 70,454
  • Other state: 25,157
  • Northeast: 2,401
  • Midwest: 15,760
  • South: 3,274
  • West: 3,722

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Carver County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (82.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8.2%)
  • Electricity (7.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.9%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)
  • Wood (0.6%)
  • Utility gas (52.7%)
  • Electricity (34.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7.4%)
  • No fuel used (1.9%)
  • Other fuel (1.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.1%)
  • Wood (0.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,022
Here:

16.4%
Minnesota:

10.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 719
Here:

10.5%
Minnesota:

8.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 967
Here:

25.4%
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)

Carver County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $264,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,928,000
    General Public Buildings: $44,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $24,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $17,949,000
    Police Protection: $8,718,000
    Financial Administration: $5,926,000
    Regular Highways: $4,229,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,713,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,240,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,981,000
    Health - Other: $2,933,000
    Libraries: $2,673,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,120,000
    Parks and Recreation: $805,000
    General - Other: $513,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $465,000
    Housing and Community Development: $5,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $582,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Libraries: $2,673,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $349,000
    General - Other: $182,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $657,000
    Police Protection: $483,000
    General Public Building: $164,000
    Regular Highways: $108,000
    Parks and Recreation: $33,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $10,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $38,294,000

Carver County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $8,043,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $5,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $586,000
    Public Welfare: $265,000
    Highways: $139,000
    All Other: $103,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,925,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,761,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $241,000
    Special Assessments: $192,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $192,000
    Sale of Property: $98,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $7,690,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,939,000
    Highways: $2,619,000
    All Other: $1,708,000
    Health and Hospitals: $279,000
  • Tax - Property: $36,046,000
    Other License: $485,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $10,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $9,000

Carver County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,089,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,079,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,000,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $990,000

Carver County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,559,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $72,543,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 366
  • Number of aged recipients: 57
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 309
  • Number of recipients under 18: 58
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 227
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 81
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 118
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 156
Carver County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Carver 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 18 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 ORIGINATED540$200,820639$252,4883,347$245,119106$136,5753$653,00080$149,95014$38,071
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED42$223,09563$265,778266$260,22917$106,0000$08$147,2503$38,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED51$198,05972$233,111830$252,78654$88,5560$025$165,44018$48,333
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN39$216,53877$275,532684$242,91429$123,8280$024$161,4580$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS7$213,00013$313,000165$246,04810$116,7000$01$136,0003$45,667
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 18 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED119$265,22781$278,2591$136,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED32$277,71918$302,7220$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED16$319,68822$308,3641$181,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN9$260,00014$265,4291$144,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$157,0002$280,0000$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Carver County, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John17777.9 years
William14377.6 years
Mary12281.1 years
Robert11372.0 years
Anna10085.7 years
George9477.3 years
Henry9182.4 years
Edward9178.6 years
Helen8784.2 years
Walter8677.1 years
Most common last names in Carver County, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson9879.2 years
Anderson5680.0 years
Schmidt5580.1 years
Herrmann4678.5 years
Olson4177.3 years
Mueller4073.2 years
Smith3379.7 years
Nelson3276.5 years
Carlson2875.8 years
Schneider2480.7 years
Businesses in Carver County, MN
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware3Lane Furniture2
AmericInn2MasterBrand Cabinets5
Applebee's1McDonald's4
Arby's1Nike7
Best Western1OfficeMax1
Blockbuster1Papa John's Pizza1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Penske1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
CVS1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Caribou Coffee4Quiznos1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Chipotle1Ruby Tuesday1
Curves2SAS Shoes1
Dairy Queen3Sprint Nextel1
Decora Cabinetry1Starbucks3
Domino's Pizza2Subway11
FedEx11Super 81
Ford1T-Mobile2
GNC2Taco Bell1
H&R Block2Target3
Holiday Inn1True Value1
Home Depot1U-Haul1
Houlihan's1UPS14
KFC1Walgreens3
Kohl's1Wendy's1
La-Z-Boy1

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  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
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  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"