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Chisago County, Minnesota (MN)

County population in 2014: 54,025 (44% urban, 56% rural); it was 41,101 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 13,242
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,390
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 12,582
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,838 (it was 1,872 in 2000)
% of renters here:

13%
State:

27%

Land area: 418 sq. mi.

Water area: 24.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 129 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Chisago County: 96.2 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (23.0%), Educational, health and social services (19.2%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (13.3%), Manufacturing (12.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 66%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 28%
  • Unpaid family work: 3%
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Races in Chisago County, Minnesota:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (94.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.5%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • Asian alone (0.9%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  39.0 years
Minnesota median age:  37.0 years
Males: 27,811  (51.5%)
Females: 26,214  (48.5%)
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Chisago County,MN real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Chisago County:

2.0 people
Minnesota:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $73,305 ($52,012 in 1999)

This county:

$73,305
Minnesota:

$63,488

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $719 (lower quartile is $516, upper quartile is $1,055)
This county:

$719
State:

$805


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $206,552 (it was $133,200 in 2000)
Chisago:

$206,552
Minnesota:

$200,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $153,394 - $285,173

Mean price in 2015:

Detached houses: $234,836
Here:

$234,836
State:

$253,245

Townhouses or other attached units: $179,513
Here:

$179,513
State:

$186,924

In 2-unit structures: $489,102
Here:

$489,102
State:

$210,095

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $132,801
Here:

$132,801
State:

$182,925

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $109,997
Here:

$109,997
State:

$199,431

Mobile homes: $58,933
Here:

$58,933
State:

$58,754
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,557
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $518

Institutionalized population: 1,256

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 6
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 23
  • Burglaries: 130
  • Thefts: 464
  • Auto thefts: 77

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 5
  • Robberies: 3
  • Assaults: 11
  • Burglaries: 149
  • Thefts: 454
  • Auto thefts: 83
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 635 buildings, average cost: $111,100
  • 2001: 683 buildings, average cost: $119,300
  • 2002: 606 buildings, average cost: $131,700
  • 2003: 595 buildings, average cost: $148,500
  • 2004: 488 buildings, average cost: $143,100
  • 2005: 349 buildings, average cost: $148,900
  • 2006: 259 buildings, average cost: $157,400
  • 2007: 143 buildings, average cost: $162,000
  • 2008: 53 buildings, average cost: $173,100
  • 2009: 49 buildings, average cost: $165,400
  • 2010: 43 buildings, average cost: $170,100
  • 2011: 45 buildings, average cost: $172,100
  • 2012: 106 buildings, average cost: $151,900
  • 2013: 182 buildings, average cost: $164,900
  • 2014: 150 buildings, average cost: $170,100

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 2015: $2,577 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $2,481 (1.3%)

Chisago County household income distribution in 2009 Chisago County home values distribution Chisago County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 5.5%
(5.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.4% for Black residents, 6.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 8.6% for American Indian residents, 10.8% for other race residents, 7.2% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 5.0%
Chisago County:

5.0%
Minnesota:

10.2%
(4.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.1% for Black residents, 5.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 6.0% for American Indian residents, 8.9% for other race residents, 5.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 40 years old
(Males: 38 years old, Females: 41 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41 years old, Black residents: 31 years old, American Indian residents: 39 years old, Asian residents: 35 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 21 years old)

Area name: Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Chisago 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: North Branch, Wyoming, Lindstrom, Chisago City, Rush City, Stacy, Harris, Taylors Falls, Center City, Shafer.

Chisago 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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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Creeks: Dry Creek (A), Big Rock Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Franklin County, Maine , Door County, Wisconsin , Isanti County , Leelanau County, Michigan , St. Croix County, Wisconsin , Sawyer County, Wisconsin .

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: 1,228
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 88.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 478 (47% naturalized citizens)

Chisago County:

1.2%
Whole state:

5.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 54
  • 1990 to 1994: 62
  • 1985 to 1989: 91
  • 1980 to 1984: 64
  • 1975 to 1979: 31
  • 1970 to 1974: 28
  • 1970 to 1974: 7
  • 1965 to 1969: 141
Note: State values scaled to Chisago County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 34.2%

Chisago County marital status for males Chisago County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 12,533
  • One, attached: 426
  • Two: 157
  • 3 or 4: 211
  • 5 to 9: 226
  • 10 to 19: 339
  • 20 or more: 472
  • Mobile homes: 1,124
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 45

Housing units in Chisago County with a mortgage: 7,335 (1,069 second mortgage, 1,004 home equity loan, 24 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,545

Here:

82.6% with mortgage
State:

74.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Chisago County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant9,77116
Evangelical Protestant7,02830
Catholic6,0894
Other4722
Orthodox552
None30,472-
Chisago 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: 6
Chisago County:

1.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.


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

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
Chisago County:

4.61 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 25
This county:

5.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Chisago County:

6.2%
Minnesota:

6.5%

Adult obesity rate:
Chisago County:

27.7%
State:

25.9%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.0%
State:

13.0%

Agriculture in Chisago County:

Average size of farms: 124 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $30,487
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $313.63
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 28.91%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 29.86%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $25,259
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 54.98%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 3.05%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $41,908
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 95.02%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 9.86
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 15.20%
Corn for grain: 21024 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 635 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 20313 harvested acres
Vegetables: 292 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 115 acres

Tornado activity:

Chisago County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Minnesota state average. It is 6260395.7 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/21/1957, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado injured 2 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Chisago County-area historical earthquake activity is below Minnesota state average. It is 93% 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 152.1 miles away from Chisago County center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 164.3 miles away from the county center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 330.3 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 192.3 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 106.9 miles away from Chisago 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 351.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Minnesota Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: July 01, 2011 to July 11, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4009: July 28, 2011, FEMA Id: 4009, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, 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 Carlos Edge Fire Complex, Incident Period: October 19, 2000 to November 02, 2000, Fire Management Assistance Declared: October 20, 2000, FEMA Id: 2345, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • 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
  • Minnesota Drought, Incident Period: June 17, 1976, Emergency Declared EM-3013: June 17, 1976, FEMA Id: 3013, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • Minnesota SEVERE STORMS, TORNADOES, FLOODING, Incident Period: July 17, 1975, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-476: July 17, 1975, FEMA Id: 476, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 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: April 11, 1965, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-188: April 11, 1965, FEMA Id: 188, Natural disaster type: Flood

The number of natural disasters in Chisago County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)

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

  • Korea (14%)
  • Germany (13%)
  • Canada (10%)
  • Vietnam (10%)
  • Laos (8%)
  • Thailand (6%)
  • Sweden (4%)

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

  • German (31%)
  • Swedish (18%)
  • Norwegian (11%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • Polish (4%)
  • French (except Basque) (4%)
  • English (3%)

Chisago County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 16,828 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 2,615 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 20 (0%)
  • Railroad: 2 (0%)
  • Taxi: 13 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 31 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 26 (0%)
  • Walked: 238 (1%)
  • Other means: 133 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 866 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 252 people in state prisons
  • 167 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 152 people in nursing homes
  • 80 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 53 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 25 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 25 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 16 people in other group homes
  • 9 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

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

  • 980 people in state prisons
  • 229 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 208 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 187 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 40 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 12 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 10 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 5 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 2 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $62,119.

6.36% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,023 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.36%
Minnesota average:

6.51%


0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($409 average AGI)
Chisago County:

0.05%
Minnesota average:

0.02%

5.05% relocated from other counties in Minnesota ($29,554 average AGI)
1.26% relocated from other states ($8,060 average AGI)
Chisago County:

1.26%
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 Washington County, MN  1.16% ($38,128 average AGI)
from Ramsey County, MN  0.97% ($37,076)
from Anoka County, MN  0.82% ($40,386)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.48% ($35,670)
from Isanti County, MN  0.43% ($33,793)
from Pine County, MN  0.33% ($28,851)
from Polk County, WI  0.20% ($50,600)


7.32% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,935 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.32%
Minnesota average:

6.71%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.71% relocated to other counties in Minnesota ($27,434 average AGI)
1.61% relocated to other states ($9,502 average AGI)
Chisago County:

1.61%
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 Washington County, MN  1.13% ($45,446 average AGI)
to Ramsey County, MN  0.97% ($31,065)
to Anoka County, MN  0.88% ($38,300)
to Isanti County, MN  0.59% ($30,050)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.56% ($32,983)
to Pine County, MN  0.28% ($26,190)
to Dakota County, MN  0.25% ($35,745)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.2

Births per 1000 population in Chisago County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 6.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 6.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Chisago County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 3.9

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Chisago County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Chisago County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Chisago County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 6,271 (5,336 aged, 935 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 547 (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 Chisago County, Minnesota in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (374)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (271)
  • Unspecified dementia (269)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (251)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (225)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (184)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (168)
  • Congestive heart failure (157)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (104)
  • Unspecified fall (97)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 5%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.07
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8,505
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 103
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 46,222

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,401
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 514
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 22

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 34
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 69

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 93.5. This is less than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 52,214
  • In family households: 45,738 (11,411 male householders, 2,978 female householders)
    11,884 spouses, 16,597 children (15,320 natural, 380 adopted, 897 stepchildren), 667 grandchildren, 257 brothers or sisters, 264 parents, 258 other relatives, 1,209 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 6,476 (2,668 male householders (1,974 living alone)), 2,413 female householders (1,986 living alone)), 1,395 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,673 (1,256 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 5,965 2-persons, 3,041 3-persons, 3,257 4-persons, 1,427 5-persons, 486 6-persons, 213 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,960 1-person, 949 2-persons, 106 3-persons, 48 4-persons, 12 5-persons, 3 6-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons.

9,495 married couples with children.
2,160 single-parent households (670 men, 1,490 women).

96.5% of residents of Chisago County speak English at home.
1.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (71% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 17% speak English not well).
1.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (85% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (39% speak English very well, 34% speak English well, 27% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (54% speak English very well, 46% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $163,418,000 ($3,380 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $3,495,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $91,247,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $31,537,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,173,000
Federal grants: $28,527,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,780,000 ($1,001,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $7,154,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,468,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $29,644,000
Federal Government insurance: $17,462,000

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

Births: 3,652
Here:

74 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,670
Here:

34 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +26
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +6,363
Here +129 per 1000 residents
State -3 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Chisago County

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

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.5
State:

6.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.9
State:

3.7

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 120
  • 2010 to 2013: 399
  • 2000 to 2009: 5,362
  • 1990 to 1999: 5,236
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,510
  • 1970 to 1979: 3,287
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,255
  • 1950 to 1959: 740
  • 1940 to 1949: 409
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,273
Note: State values scaled to Chisago population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Chisago County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Chisago County population
  • 1 room: 4
  • 2 rooms: 105
  • 3 rooms: 396
  • 4 rooms: 1,163
  • 5 rooms: 2,358
  • 6 rooms: 2,327
  • 7 rooms: 2,412
  • 8 rooms: 1,953
  • 9+ rooms: 1,864
  • 1 room: 26
  • 2 rooms: 160
  • 3 rooms: 517
  • 4 rooms: 609
  • 5 rooms: 242
  • 6 rooms: 141
  • 7 rooms: 67
  • 8 rooms: 82
  • 9+ rooms: 28
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Chisago County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Chisago County population
  • no bedroom: 11
  • 1 bedroom: 368
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,008
  • 3 bedrooms: 5,970
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,676
  • 5+ bedrooms: 549
  • no bedroom: 37
  • 1 bedroom: 741
  • 2 bedrooms: 699
  • 3 bedrooms: 285
  • 4 bedrooms: 83
  • 5+ bedrooms: 27
Cars and other vehicles available in Chisago County, Minnesota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Chisago County population
  • no vehicle: 260
  • 1 vehicle: 2,215
  • 2 vehicles: 5,979
  • 3 vehicles: 2,796
  • 4 vehicles: 793
  • 5+ vehicles: 539
  • no vehicle: 313
  • 1 vehicle: 943
  • 2 vehicles: 489
  • 3 vehicles: 103
  • 4 vehicles: 10
  • 5+ vehicles: 14

57% of Chisago County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 31% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 84% lived in Minnesota.

Chisago County:

57.4%
State average:

58.1%

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

  • This state: 31,971
  • Northeast: 479
  • Midwest: 6,064
  • South: 839
  • West: 1,098

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $144,300


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Chisago County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (67.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5.9%)
  • Electricity (4.7%)
  • Wood (3.8%)
  • Utility gas (55.3%)
  • Electricity (29.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6.6%)
  • Other fuel (3.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.9%)
  • No fuel used (1.5%)
  • Wood (1.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 355
Here:

6.1%
Minnesota:

11.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 78
Here:

2.9%
Minnesota:

6.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 186
Here:

18.4%
Minnesota:

24.6%

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)

Chisago County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $6,359,000
    General Public Buildings: $147,000
  • Current Operations - Welfare - Other: $6,747,000
    Regular Highways: $5,095,000
    Police Protection: $2,522,000
    General - Other: $2,263,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,260,000
    Health Services - Other: $1,886,000
    Financial Administration: $1,678,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,604,000
    Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $1,491,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,153,000
    Solid Waste Management: $655,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $423,000
    Welfare, Cash Assistance - Other: $387,000
    General Public Buildings: $263,000
    Parks & Recreation: $263,000
    Sewerage: $36,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $136,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Libraries: $322,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Welfare: $598,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $619,000
    Regular Highways: $278,000
    Police Protection: $167,000
    Parks & Recreation: $42,000
    Natural Resource - Other: $3,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $13,349,000

Chisago County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $3,395,000
    Sewerage: $326,000
    Regular Highways: $210,000
    Parks & Recreation: $157,000
    Solid Waste Management: $7,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,075,000
    Interest Earnings: $767,000
    Special Assessments: $525,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $7,092,000
    Public Welfare: $6,957,000
    General Support: $2,715,000
    All Other: $609,000
  • Tax - Property: $14,459,000
    NEC: $735,000

Chisago County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $5,140,000
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $5,000,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $8,585,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $1,555,000

Chisago County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $12,662,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $2,004,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 416
  • Number of aged recipients: 37
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 379
  • Number of recipients under 18: 71
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 288
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 57
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 140
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 194
Chisago County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Chisago 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 7 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 ORIGINATED318$157,616233$153,7251,515$183,02185$66,3295$448,200112$161,00014$117,143
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED23$157,26117$134,765150$196,91310$87,3000$03$210,3333$37,667
APPLICATIONS DENIED55$153,92739$141,615542$210,40658$68,6720$025$162,0409$44,556
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN19$147,78934$150,412341$189,80923$81,0000$020$164,2003$56,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS10$163,7005$189,400112$186,7501$25,0000$04$171,0002$74,500
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 7 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED36$162,13935$222,4291$116,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED10$160,10015$269,2671$220,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED6$256,33316$218,2501$166,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$205,0006$270,8330$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS5$184,2002$293,0001$95,000

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Chisago County, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John22674.6 years
Robert12973.1 years
William11776.6 years
Carl11380.6 years
George10478.7 years
Mary9577.5 years
Donald8874.1 years
Ruth8682.0 years
James8473.2 years
Richard8372.3 years
Most common last names in Chisago County, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson37779.5 years
Nelson22178.6 years
Peterson21978.6 years
Anderson21977.5 years
Olson13879.5 years
Carlson13779.8 years
Larson8580.3 years
Swanson7781.2 years
Erickson5477.5 years
Swenson4679.0 years
Businesses in Chisago County, MN
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1MasterBrand Cabinets3
Ace Hardware2Maurices2
AmericInn2McDonald's2
Applebee's1Menards1
Arby's2Nike2
Ashley Furniture1OfficeMax1
Bath & Body Works1Old Navy1
Blockbuster2Papa John's Pizza1
Burger King2Penske1
Chevrolet2Pizza Hut2
Curves1RadioShack2
DHL1Rue211
Dairy Queen3SAS Shoes1
Dennys1Sears1
Domino's Pizza3Slumberland1
DressBarn1Sprint Nextel1
Dressbarn1Starbucks1
Famous Footwear1Subway5
FedEx5T-Mobile1
Ford1Taco Bell2
GNC2Target1
Gap1True Value1
H&R Block3U-Haul4
Home Depot1UPS8
Justice1Vans1
KFC2Walgreens1
La-Z-Boy2Walmart1
Lane Furniture1Wendy's1
Levi Strauss & Co.1White Castle1