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Douglas County, Minnesota (MN)

County population in 2014: 36,790 (47% urban, 53% rural); it was 32,821 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 7,626
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,980
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 10,244
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,683 (it was 3,032 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

27%

Land area: 634 sq. mi.

Water area: 85.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 58 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Douglas County: 89.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (19.0%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (15.9%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (14.2%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (10.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 62%
  • Government: 1%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 37%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Douglas County, Minnesota:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (97.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (0.9%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
Median resident age:  43.0 years
Minnesota median age:  37.0 years
Males: 18,448  (50.1%)
Females: 18,342  (49.9%)
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Douglas County,MN real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Douglas County:

2.0 people
Minnesota:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $56,301 ($37,703 in 1999)

This county:

$56,301
Minnesota:

$63,488

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $654 (lower quartile is $491, upper quartile is $851)
This county:

$654
State:

$805


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $202,363 (it was $101,500 in 2000)
Douglas:

$202,363
Minnesota:

$200,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $138,925 - $313,499

Mean price in 2015:

Detached houses: $247,096
Here:

$247,096
State:

$253,245

Townhouses or other attached units: $201,070
Here:

$201,070
State:

$186,924

In 2-unit structures: $202,478
Here:

$202,478
State:

$210,095

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $131,305
Here:

$131,305
State:

$182,925

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $220,421
Here:

$220,421
State:

$199,431

Mobile homes: $141,729
Here:

$141,729
State:

$58,754
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,282
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $479

Institutionalized population: 377

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 16
  • Burglaries: 124
  • Thefts: 239
  • Auto thefts: 24

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 9
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 8
  • Burglaries: 104
  • Thefts: 273
  • Auto thefts: 20
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 228 buildings, average cost: $177,900
  • 2008: 158 buildings, average cost: $176,900
  • 2009: 94 buildings, average cost: $187,700
  • 2010: 101 buildings, average cost: $188,400
  • 2011: 96 buildings, average cost: $177,300
  • 2012: 89 buildings, average cost: $195,800
  • 2013: 155 buildings, average cost: $201,700
  • 2014: 117 buildings, average cost: $213,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $1,740 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $1,946 (0.9%)

Douglas County household income distribution in 2009 Douglas County home values distribution Douglas County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 9.6%
(9.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.6% for Black residents, 30.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 24.7% for American Indian residents, 85.9% for other race residents, 10.5% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 8.6%
Douglas County:

8.6%
Minnesota:

10.2%
(8.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.1% for Black residents, 27.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 17.6% for American Indian residents, 72.3% for other race residents, 7.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 44 years old
(Males: 42 years old, Females: 46 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 34 years old, American Indian residents: 48 years old, Asian residents: 47 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 19 years old, Other race residents: 19 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Douglas County is $423 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $532 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $771 a month.

Cities in this county include: Alexandria, Osakis, Evansville, Brandon, Carlos, Kensington, Garfield, Miltona, Forada, Nelson.

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

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Neighboring counties: Gilliam County, Oregon , Morrow County, Oregon , Sioux County, North Dakota , Morrison County , Taylor County, Wisconsin , Ziebach County, South Dakota , Traverse County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.6%
Minnesota:

3.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 1,348
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 85.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 17.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 302 (67% naturalized citizens)

Douglas County:

0.9%
Whole state:

5.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 66
  • 1990 to 1994: 41
  • 1985 to 1989: 23
  • 1980 to 1984: 6
  • 1975 to 1979: 20
  • 1970 to 1974: 29
  • 1970 to 1974: 10
  • 1965 to 1969: 107
Note: State values scaled to Douglas County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 88.6%

Douglas County marital status for males Douglas County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 12,355
  • One, attached: 474
  • Two: 432
  • 3 or 4: 376
  • 5 to 9: 309
  • 10 to 19: 379
  • 20 or more: 962
  • Mobile homes: 1,260
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 147

Housing units in Douglas County with a mortgage: 4,582 (573 second mortgage, 741 home equity loan, 14 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,691

Here:

63.0% with mortgage
State:

74.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Douglas County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant11,24321
Evangelical Protestant7,11435
Catholic6,6366
Other3142
None10,702-
Douglas 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
Douglas County:

1.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 30
Douglas County:

8.33 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 42
This county:

11.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Douglas County:

7.0%
Minnesota:

6.5%

Adult obesity rate:
Douglas County:

26.0%
State:

25.9%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.0%
State:

13.0%

Agriculture in Douglas County:

Average size of farms: 232 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $45,200
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $158.66
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 52.79%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $35,638
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 58.07%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $48,879
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.52%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 9.01
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 28.80%
Corn for grain: 42436 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 17246 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 62823 harvested acres
Vegetables: 229 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 24 acres

Earthquake activity:

Douglas County-area historical earthquake activity is near Minnesota state average. It is 86% 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 33.7 miles away from Douglas County center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 44.5 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 226.9 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 69.2 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 745.8 miles away from Douglas 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 276.9 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, 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, 2009 to May 22, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1830: April 09, 2009, FEMA Id: 1830, Natural disaster type: Storm, 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/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 Drought, Incident Period: June 17, 1976, Emergency Declared EM-3013: June 17, 1976, FEMA Id: 3013, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • Minnesota SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: August 01, 1972, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-347: August 01, 1972, FEMA Id: 347, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Minnesota FLOODING, Incident Period: April 18, 1969, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-255: April 18, 1969, FEMA Id: 255, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Minnesota FLOODING, Incident Period: 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 Douglas County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)

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

  • Canada (22%)
  • Mexico (13%)
  • Germany (9%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (6%)
  • Other Northern Europe (5%)
  • Philippines (5%)
  • Vietnam (5%)

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

  • German (39%)
  • Norwegian (25%)
  • Swedish (8%)
  • United States or American (4%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • English (3%)
  • Czech (2%)

Douglas County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 12,858 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 1,495 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 44 (0%)
  • Taxi: 14 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 7 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 39 (0%)
  • Walked: 510 (3%)
  • Other means: 85 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,231 (8%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 448 people in nursing homes
  • 105 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 56 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 36 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 13 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 11 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 5 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 5 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

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

  • 314 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 114 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 59 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 20 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 11 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 4 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $55,014.

5.99% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,148 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.99%
Minnesota average:

6.51%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.60% relocated from other counties in Minnesota ($30,608 average AGI)
1.40% relocated from other states ($11,540 average AGI)
Douglas County:

1.40%
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 Pope County, MN  0.52% ($26,231 average AGI)
from Otter Tail County, MN  0.44% ($35,015)
from Stearns County, MN  0.38% ($25,351)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.37% ($55,909)
from Todd County, MN  0.28% ($33,167)
from Grant County, MN  0.23% ($32,882)
from Ramsey County, MN  0.18% ($40,704)


5.54% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,610 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.54%
Minnesota average:

6.71%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.78% relocated to other counties in Minnesota ($24,588 average AGI)
1.76% relocated to other states ($10,022 average AGI)
Douglas County:

1.76%
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 Pope County, MN  0.44% ($31,662 average AGI)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.38% ($58,804)
to Otter Tail County, MN  0.36% ($33,057)
to Stearns County, MN  0.32% ($50,688)
to Grant County, MN  0.24% ($28,472)
to Cass County, ND  0.21% ($23,000)
to Todd County, MN  0.16% ($33,417)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.3

Births per 1000 population in Douglas County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Douglas County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 4.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Douglas County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Douglas County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Douglas County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 7,530 (6,638 aged, 892 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 331 (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 Douglas County, Minnesota in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (479)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (320)
  • Unspecified dementia (271)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (269)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (220)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (193)
  • Congestive heart failure (183)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (181)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (133)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (97)

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

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.89
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 13,079
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 286
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 41,839

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,244
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 911
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 26

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 52
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 94

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11

Household type by relationship:

Households: 35,487
  • In family households: 28,942 (8,009 male householders, 2,003 female householders)
    8,431 spouses, 9,114 children (8,505 natural, 236 adopted, 373 stepchildren), 263 grandchildren, 158 brothers or sisters, 104 parents, 124 other relatives, 673 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 6,545 (2,610 male householders (1,962 living alone)), 2,667 female householders (2,327 living alone)), 1,268 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 522 (377 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 5,430 2-persons, 1,800 3-persons, 1,668 4-persons, 800 5-persons, 230 6-persons, 84 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,289 1-person, 787 2-persons, 144 3-persons, 40 4-persons, 12 5-persons, 5 6-persons.

6,382 married couples with children.
1,209 single-parent households (294 men, 915 women).

96.8% of residents of Douglas County speak English at home.
1.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (49% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 26% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
1.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (15% speak English very well, 44% speak English well, 41% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (68% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $184,440,000 ($5,326 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $7,674,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $91,823,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $33,416,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $7,326,000
Federal grants: $38,371,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,090,000 ($489,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $11,414,000 ($4,192,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,978,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $17,286,000
Federal Government insurance: $20,615,000

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

Births: 1,900
Here:

54 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,730
Here:

49 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +15
Here:

+0 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +2,184
Here +62 per 1000 residents
State -3 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Douglas County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.68 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: 185
  • 2010 to 2013: 829
  • 2000 to 2009: 4,195
  • 1990 to 1999: 2,897
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,700
  • 1970 to 1979: 3,365
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,613
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,349
  • 1940 to 1949: 767
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,960
Note: State values scaled to Douglas population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Douglas County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Douglas County population
  • 1 room: 11
  • 2 rooms: 49
  • 3 rooms: 372
  • 4 rooms: 898
  • 5 rooms: 1,801
  • 6 rooms: 1,994
  • 7 rooms: 1,852
  • 8 rooms: 1,372
  • 9+ rooms: 1,895
  • 1 room: 113
  • 2 rooms: 400
  • 3 rooms: 718
  • 4 rooms: 809
  • 5 rooms: 465
  • 6 rooms: 238
  • 7 rooms: 122
  • 8 rooms: 75
  • 9+ rooms: 92
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Douglas County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Douglas County population
  • no bedroom: 27
  • 1 bedroom: 293
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,120
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,721
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,476
  • 5+ bedrooms: 607
  • no bedroom: 121
  • 1 bedroom: 1,145
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,131
  • 3 bedrooms: 421
  • 4 bedrooms: 155
  • 5+ bedrooms: 59
Cars and other vehicles available in Douglas County, Minnesota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Douglas County population
  • no vehicle: 303
  • 1 vehicle: 2,346
  • 2 vehicles: 4,907
  • 3 vehicles: 1,944
  • 4 vehicles: 504
  • 5+ vehicles: 240
  • no vehicle: 617
  • 1 vehicle: 1,443
  • 2 vehicles: 800
  • 3 vehicles: 142
  • 4 vehicles: 27
  • 5+ vehicles: 3

61% of Douglas County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 49% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 77% lived in Minnesota.

Douglas County:

60.8%
State average:

58.1%

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

  • This state: 26,440
  • Northeast: 255
  • Midwest: 4,333
  • South: 433
  • West: 949

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $66,400


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Douglas County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (41.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (31.1%)
  • Electricity (11.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (10.9%)
  • Wood (4.7%)
  • Utility gas (39.7%)
  • Electricity (36.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5.5%)
  • Other fuel (2.7%)
  • No fuel used (1.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 379
Here:

10.5%
Minnesota:

11.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 51
Here:

2.3%
Minnesota:

6.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 112
Here:

9.0%
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)

Douglas County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $2,195,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $66,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $4,026,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $59,718,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $5,252,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,466,000
    Regular Highways: $3,992,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,986,000
    Health - Other: $2,820,000
    Police Protection: $2,471,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,124,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,012,000
    Financial Administration: $1,958,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,414,000
    Parks and Recreation: $690,000
    Libraries: $664,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $541,000
    General - Other: $96,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $560,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $36,774,000

Douglas County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $61,638,000
    All Other: $6,254,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,514,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,994,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $1,397,000
    Highways: $542,000
    All Other: $141,000
    Housing and Community Development: $56,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,255,000
    Interest Earnings: $449,000
    Special Assessments: $293,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $131,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,847,000
    Public Welfare: $3,120,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,983,000
    All Other: $837,000
  • Tax - Property: $14,466,000
    Other License: $448,000

Douglas County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,082,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,895,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,501,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,314,000

Douglas County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,222,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 467
  • Number of aged recipients: 67
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 400
  • Number of recipients under 18: 78
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 289
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 100
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 222
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 184
Douglas County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Douglas County, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John23279.9 years
William13880.0 years
Mary13183.0 years
Robert12074.3 years
Anna12087.2 years
Henry11681.6 years
George10677.8 years
Carl9781.2 years
Frank9580.4 years
James9372.8 years
Most common last names in Douglas County, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson39281.7 years
Anderson25979.9 years
Olson18779.4 years
Peterson14979.9 years
Nelson14881.3 years
Larson11478.7 years
Hanson9782.2 years
Erickson7280.8 years
Carlson6579.6 years
Schultz4581.0 years
Businesses in Douglas County, MN
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Lane Furniture2
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets8
AmericInn1Maurices1
Arby's1Mazda1
Bath & Body Works1McDonald's2
Best Western1Menards1
Burger King2New Balance1
Caribou Coffee2Nike1
Carson Pirie Scott1OfficeMax1
Chevrolet1Papa John's Pizza1
Curves1Payless1
Dairy Queen2Pizza Hut1
Days Inn1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1Sears1
Famous Footwear1Slumberland1
Fashion Bug1Sprint Nextel1
FedEx5Subway6
Ford1Super 81
GameStop1T-Mobile2
H&R Block4Taco Bell1
Hardee's1Target1
Hilton1True Value1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul3
JCPenney1UPS7
Jimmy John's1Verizon Wireless1
Jones New York2Walgreens1
KFC1Walmart1
Kmart1Wendy's1
La-Z-Boy3YMCA1