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Freeborn County, Minnesota (MN)

County population in 2019: 30,880 (57% urban, 43% rural); it was 32,584 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 6,030
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,059
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 10,508
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,088 (it was 2,848 in 2000)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

27%

Land area: 708 sq. mi.

Water area: 15.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 44 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Freeborn County: 75.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (24.0%), Manufacturing (21.4%), Retail trade (12.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 83%
  • Government: 10%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 6%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Freeborn County, MN (2019)
    • 25,96684.4%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3,11210.1%Hispanic or Latino
    • 7992.6%Asian alone
    • 5281.7%Two or more races
    • 3141.0%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 580.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

44.5 years
Minnesota median age:

38.4 years
Males: 15,337  (49.7%)
Females: 15,543  (50.3%)
Average household size:
Freeborn County:

2.0 people
Minnesota:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $56,103 ($36,964 in 1999)
This county:

$56,103
Minnesota:

$74,593

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $572 (lower quartile is $432, upper quartile is $716)
This county:

$572
State:

$929


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $125,388 (it was $76,000 in 2000)
Freeborn:

$125,388
Minnesota:

$246,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $81,473 - $202,687

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $174,757
Here:

$174,757
State:

$296,404

Townhouses or other attached units: $249,694
Here:

$249,694
State:

$232,732

In 2-unit structures: $98,918
Here:

$98,918
State:

$259,218

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $168,999
Here:

$168,999
State:

$233,861

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $95,358
Here:

$95,358
State:

$225,601

Mobile homes: $38,210
Here:

$38,210
State:

$67,064

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,062
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $434

Institutionalized population: 470

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 6
  • Burglaries: 50
  • Thefts: 91
  • Auto thefts: 14

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 5
  • Burglaries: 15
  • Thefts: 54
  • Auto thefts: 10
Freeborn County, MN map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 40 buildings, average cost: $77,300
  • 1998: 64 buildings, average cost: $75,600
  • 1999: 70 buildings, average cost: $121,800
  • 2000: 64 buildings, average cost: $140,100
  • 2001: 44 buildings, average cost: $113,700
  • 2002: 50 buildings, average cost: $124,400
  • 2003: 48 buildings, average cost: $124,600
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $85,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2006: 33 buildings, average cost: $174,100
  • 2007: 36 buildings, average cost: $176,600
  • 2008: 28 buildings, average cost: $178,600
  • 2009: 24 buildings, average cost: $179,800
  • 2010: 26 buildings, average cost: $175,900
  • 2011: 26 buildings, average cost: $175,900
  • 2012: 28 buildings, average cost: $176,000
  • 2013: 26 buildings, average cost: $163,800
  • 2014: 26 buildings, average cost: $184,700
  • 2015: 26 buildings, average cost: $208,400
  • 2016: 27 buildings, average cost: $188,700
  • 2017: 33 buildings, average cost: $191,400
  • 2018: 25 buildings, average cost: $251,800
  • 2019: 11 buildings, average cost: $267,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Freeborn, MN residents
Average permit cost in Freeborn, MN
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,359 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,335 (1.1%)

Distribution of median household income in Freeborn, MN in 2019
Distribution of house value in Freeborn, MN in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Freeborn, MN in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 10.2%
Freeborn County:

10.2%
Minnesota:

9.0%
(8.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.1% for Black residents, 14.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 55.3% for American Indian residents, 3.9% for other race residents, 15.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 44.5 years old
(Males: 43.4 years old, Females: 45.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 49.6 years old, Black residents: 27.0 years old, American Indian residents: 35.7 years old, Asian residents: 28.7 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27.5 years old, Other race residents: 39.6 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Freeborn County is $382 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $600 a month.

Cities in this county include: Albert Lea, Clarks Grove, Glenville, Alden, Geneva, Emmons, Freeborn, Hollandale, Hartland, Hayward.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Freeborn County: Parsley Bridge Rest Area (A), Meadowbrook Country Club (B), Old Barn Resort (C), Preston Golf and Country Club (D), Root River Country Club (E), Preston Apple and Berry Farm (F), Pilot Mound (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Freeborn County include: Elstad Church (A), Garness Trinity Church (B), Highland Prairie Church (C), Greenleafton Reformed Church (D), Saint Paul's Lutheran Church (E), Henrytown Lutheran Church (F), Saint Matthew's Lutheran Church (G), Arendahl Lutheran Church (H), Cherry Grove United Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: North Sheie Cemetery (1), O'Dell Cemetery (2), Oak Hill Cemetery (3), Arendahl Cemetery (4), Old Big Spring Cemetery (5), Old Greenleafton Cemetery (6), Lone Oak Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Bear Creek Reservoir (A), North Branch Root River Reservoir (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Trout Run (A), Frego Creek (B), Torkelson Creek (C), Middle Branch Root River (D), Shady Creek (E), Shattuck Creek (F), Donaldson Creek (G), Diamond Creek (H), Deer Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Freeborn County include: Masonic Park (1), Sportsman Park (2), Forestville State Park (3), Mystery Cave Historical Marker (4), Meighen Store Historical Marker (5), Inspiration Point Wayside Park (6), Minnesota's Norwegian Americans Historical Marker (7), Tawney Wayside Park (8), State Line Wayside Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Allamakee County, Iowa , Lake County, South Dakota , McCook County, South Dakota , Martin County , Miner County, South Dakota , Winneshiek County, Iowa .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.4%
Minnesota:

3.9%

Unemployment by year in Freeborn, MN
County total employment by year in Freeborn, MN
County average yearly wages by year in Freeborn, MN

Current college students: 789
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 88.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 17.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,559 (33.1% naturalized citizens)

Freeborn County:

5.1%
Whole state:

8.4%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 4632010 or later
  • 5102000 to 2009
  • 2981990 to 1999
  • 2301980 to 1989
  • 1091970 to 1979
  • 181Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 77.7%

Freeborn County marital status for males Freeborn County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 11,159
  • One, attached: 584
  • Two: 412
  • 3 or 4: 293
  • 5 to 9: 285
  • 10 to 19: 422
  • 20 to 49: 454
  • 50 or more: 539
  • Mobile homes: 389
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 2

Housing units in Freeborn County with a mortgage: 5,411 (176 second mortgage, 510 home equity loan, 38 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,843

Here:

55.6% with mortgage
State:

65.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Freeborn County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant16,60935
Catholic5,3883
Evangelical Protestant4,21722
Other1682
None4,873-
Freeborn County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Freeborn County:

1.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Freeborn County:

5.13 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 27
This county:

8.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Freeborn County:

7.3%
Minnesota:

6.5%

Adult obesity rate:
Freeborn County:

28.2%
State:

25.9%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.7%
State:

13.0%

Agriculture in Freeborn County:

Average size of farms: 337 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $142,314
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $298.37
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.28%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 39.72%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $121,751
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 85.43%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.42%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $96,690
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.01%
Average age of principal farm operators: 52 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 3.89
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 14.82%
Corn for grain: 165033 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 147790 harvested acres
Vegetables: 10,264 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 4 acres

Tornado activity:

Freeborn County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Minnesota state average. It is 14313440.3 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 10 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 7/14/1977, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 10 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Freeborn County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 100% greater 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 191.4 miles away from Freeborn County center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 200.4 miles away from the county center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 303.8 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 459.6 miles away from the county center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 286.1 miles away from Freeborn County center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 273.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Minnesota Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4531, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Minnesota Severe Winter Storm, Straight-line Winds, And Flooding, Incident Period: March 12, 2019 - April 28, 2019, FEMA Id: 4442, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood, Wind
  • Minnesota Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: September 21, 2016 to September 24, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4290: November 02, 2016, FEMA Id: 4290, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 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, 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: 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 Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 17, 2010 to June 26, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1921: July 02, 2010, FEMA Id: 1921, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Minnesota Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 06, 2008 to June 12, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1772: June 25, 2008, FEMA Id: 1772, 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 Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: September 14, 2004 to September 27, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1569: October 07, 2004, FEMA Id: 1569, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 9 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Freeborn County (19) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 4, Winds: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Freeborn

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 11,017 (81.8%)
  • Carpooled: 1,301 (9.7%)
  • Bus: 68 (0.5%)
  • Subway or elevated rail: 2 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 129 (1.0%)
  • Bicycle: 122 (0.9%)
  • Walked: 381 (2.8%)
  • Worked at home: 450 (3.3%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Production occupations (18%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (46%)
  • Thailand (15%)
  • Burma (9%)
  • Venezuela (2%)
  • Korea (2%)
  • Germany (2%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Freeborn County


  • Norwegian (24%)
  • German (21%)
  • American (7%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • Danish (2%)
  • Dutch (2%)
  • Czech (2%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 377 people in nursing homes
  • 103 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 36 people in other group homes
  • 32 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 24 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 11 people in halfway houses
  • 7 people in homes for the mentally retarded

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

  • 344 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 104 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 101 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 28 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 27 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 16 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 9 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 8 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $58,364.

4.76% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,277 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.76%
Minnesota average:

7.10%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.94% relocated from other counties in Minnesota ($25,489 average AGI)
1.82% relocated from other states ($14,788 average AGI)
Freeborn County:

1.82%
Minnesota average:

2.11%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Mower County, MN  0.62% ($43,725 average AGI)
from Steele County, MN  0.34% ($48,773)
from Faribault County, MN  0.27% ($42,314)
from Ramsey County, MN  0.23% ($29,448)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.19% ($35,375)
from Waseca County, MN  0.16% ($37,300)


5.09% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,229 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.09%
Minnesota average:

7.17%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.34% relocated to other counties in Minnesota ($24,298 average AGI)
1.75% relocated to other states ($15,930 average AGI)
Freeborn County:

1.75%
Minnesota average:

2.17%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Mower County, MN  0.60% ($38,156 average AGI)
to Steele County, MN  0.36% ($44,298)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.29% ($47,816)
to Faribault County, MN  0.24% ($31,194)
to Blue Earth County, MN  0.21% ($25,444)
to Ramsey County, MN  0.19% ($33,560)
to Olmsted County, MN  0.17% ($36,045)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.1

Births per 1000 population in Freeborn County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 11.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Freeborn County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.5

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Freeborn County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 7.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 4.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Freeborn County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Freeborn County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Freeborn County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Freeborn County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Freeborn County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Freeborn County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 6,987 (6,140 aged, 847 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 452 (6%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Freeborn County, Minnesota in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (609)
  • Unspecified dementia (468)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (380)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (311)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (234)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (230)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (186)
  • Other ill-defined and unspecified causes of mortality (133)
  • Congestive heart failure (92)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (57)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.13
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 13,265
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 403
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 88,055

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,105
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,240
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 31

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 41
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 103

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 3

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 116.3. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 30,880
  • Male householders: 7,343 (1,888 living alone), Female householders: 5,892 (2,020 living alone)
  • 6,410 spouses (6,406 opposite-sex spouses), 1,215 unmarried partners, (1,211 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 8,055 children (7,438 natural, 122 adopted, 496 stepchildren), 288 grandchildren, 113 brothers or sisters, 135 parents, 89 foster children, 348 other relatives, 433 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 567

Size of family households: 4,578 2-persons, 1,586 3-persons, 1,326 4-persons, 636 5-persons, 271 6-persons, 91 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,907 1-person, 787 2-persons, 35 3-persons, 15 4-persons, 2 5-persons, 7 7-or-more-persons.

3,749 married couples with children.
2,480 single-parent households (951 men, 1,529 women).

90.7% of residents of Freeborn speak English at home.
6.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (67% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (87% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 1% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
2.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (38% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 38% speak English not well, 12% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (63% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 19% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $181,975,000 ($5,692 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $3,757,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $88,233,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $37,757,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $17,327,000
Federal grants: $29,322,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,384,000 ($39,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $7,952,000 ($2,375,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,467,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $23,171,000
Federal Government insurance: $80,790,000

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

Births: 1,943
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,865
Here:

58 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +218
Here:

+7 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -896
Here -28 per 1000 residents
State -3 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Freeborn County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 4.42 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

3.9

Year house built in Freeborn County, Minnesota
  • Year house built in Freeborn County, Minnesota
  • 2552014 or later
  • 1772010 to 2013
  • 8042000 to 2009
  • 9631990 to 1999
  • 9411980 to 1989
  • 2,0921970 to 1979
  • 1,4611960 to 1969
  • 2,4521950 to 1959
  • 1,2771940 to 1949
  • 4,0741939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Freeborn County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Freeborn County, Minnesota
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Freeborn County, Minnesota
  • 31 room
  • 182 rooms
  • 3063 rooms
  • 1,0344 rooms
  • 1,8305 rooms
  • 2,0436 rooms
  • 1,7667 rooms
  • 1,2518 rooms
  • 1,9419+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Freeborn County, Minnesota
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Freeborn County, Minnesota
  • 701 room
  • 3652 rooms
  • 6773 rooms
  • 6224 rooms
  • 5055 rooms
  • 4056 rooms
  • 1757 rooms
  • 1038 rooms
  • 1209+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Freeborn County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Freeborn County, Minnesota
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Freeborn County, Minnesota
  • 26no bedroom
  • 3521 bedroom
  • 2,4842 bedrooms
  • 4,4723 bedrooms
  • 2,2584 bedrooms
  • 5555+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Freeborn County, Minnesota
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Freeborn County, Minnesota
  • 89no bedroom
  • 9511 bedroom
  • 1,1672 bedrooms
  • 6103 bedrooms
  • 1574 bedrooms
  • 605+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Freeborn County, Minnesota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Freeborn County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Freeborn County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 188no vehicle
  • 2,5441 vehicle
  • 4,1582 vehicles
  • 2,0443 vehicles
  • 8024 vehicles
  • 4835+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Freeborn County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Freeborn County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 579no vehicle
  • 1,5551 vehicle
  • 7252 vehicles
  • 1323 vehicles
  • 604 vehicles
  • 55+ vehicles

88.8% of Freeborn County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 72% lived in Minnesota.

Freeborn County:

88.8%
State average:

85.9%

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

  • This state: 23,120
  • Other state: 6,074
  • Northeast: 308
  • Midwest: 3,965
  • South: 848
  • West: 941
Year householders moved into unit in Freeborn County, MN
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Freeborn County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 67.2%Utility gas
  • 21.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.3%Electricity
  • 2.0%Wood
  • 1.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.6%Other fuel
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 57.2%Utility gas
  • 26.8%Electricity
  • 9.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.2%No fuel used
  • 1.5%Solar energy
  • 1.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.3%Other fuel
  • 0.5%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 160
Here:

5.1%
Minnesota:

10.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 13
Here:

0.8%
Minnesota:

7.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 56
Here:

7.0%
Minnesota:

22.0%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Freeborn County government finances - Expenditure in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $3,141,000
    Solid Waste Management: $429,000
    Regular Highways: $50,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,661,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $11,583,000
    Police Protection: $7,304,000
    Regular Highways: $7,157,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,703,000
    Health - Other: $2,197,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,041,000
    Financial Administration: $1,125,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,086,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $882,000
    General Public Buildings: $807,000
    Solid Waste Management: $556,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $468,000
    Parks and Recreation: $66,000
    General - Other: $1,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $8,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $853,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Regular Highways: $361,000
    Other - Libraries: $270,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $250,000
    Other - General - Other: $12,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,325,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,605,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,720,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $2,246,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,346,000
    Interest Earnings: $433,000
    Sale of Property: $49,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $35,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $23,000
    Rents: $7,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $613,000
    Central Staff Services: $265,000
    Police Protection: $162,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $83,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $23,618,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,261,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,322,000
    Public Welfare: $5,207,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,967,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,697,000
    Other: $1,182,000
  • Tax - Property: $20,929,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,807,000
    Other: $654,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $313,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $84,000
    Other License: $76,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $23,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $15,999,000

Freeborn County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $3,141,000
    Solid Waste Management: $429,000
    Regular Highways: $50,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,661,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $11,583,000
    Police Protection: $7,304,000
    Regular Highways: $7,157,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,703,000
    Health - Other: $2,197,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,041,000
    Financial Administration: $1,125,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,086,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $882,000
    General Public Buildings: $807,000
    Solid Waste Management: $556,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $468,000
    Parks and Recreation: $66,000
    General - Other: $1,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $8,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $853,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Regular Highways: $361,000
    Other - Libraries: $270,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $250,000
    Other - General - Other: $12,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,325,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,605,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,720,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $2,246,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,346,000
    Interest Earnings: $433,000
    Sale of Property: $49,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $35,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $23,000
    Rents: $7,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $613,000
    Central Staff Services: $265,000
    Police Protection: $162,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $83,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $23,618,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,261,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,322,000
    Public Welfare: $5,207,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,967,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,697,000
    Other: $1,182,000
  • Tax - Property: $20,929,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,807,000
    Other: $654,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $313,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $84,000
    Other License: $76,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $23,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $15,999,000

Freeborn County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $3,141,000
    Solid Waste Management: $429,000
    Regular Highways: $50,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,661,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $11,583,000
    Police Protection: $7,304,000
    Regular Highways: $7,157,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,703,000
    Health - Other: $2,197,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,041,000
    Financial Administration: $1,125,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,086,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $882,000
    General Public Buildings: $807,000
    Solid Waste Management: $556,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $468,000
    Parks and Recreation: $66,000
    General - Other: $1,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $8,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $853,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Regular Highways: $361,000
    Other - Libraries: $270,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $250,000
    Other - General - Other: $12,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,325,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,605,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,720,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $2,246,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,346,000
    Interest Earnings: $433,000
    Sale of Property: $49,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $35,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $23,000
    Rents: $7,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $613,000
    Central Staff Services: $265,000
    Police Protection: $162,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $83,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $23,618,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,261,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,322,000
    Public Welfare: $5,207,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,967,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,697,000
    Other: $1,182,000
  • Tax - Property: $20,929,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,807,000
    Other: $654,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $313,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $84,000
    Other License: $76,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $23,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $15,999,000

Freeborn County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $3,141,000
    Solid Waste Management: $429,000
    Regular Highways: $50,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,661,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $11,583,000
    Police Protection: $7,304,000
    Regular Highways: $7,157,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,703,000
    Health - Other: $2,197,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,041,000
    Financial Administration: $1,125,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,086,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $882,000
    General Public Buildings: $807,000
    Solid Waste Management: $556,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $468,000
    Parks and Recreation: $66,000
    General - Other: $1,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $8,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $853,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Regular Highways: $361,000
    Other - Libraries: $270,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $250,000
    Other - General - Other: $12,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,325,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,605,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,720,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $2,246,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,346,000
    Interest Earnings: $433,000
    Sale of Property: $49,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $35,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $23,000
    Rents: $7,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $613,000
    Central Staff Services: $265,000
    Police Protection: $162,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $83,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $23,618,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,261,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,322,000
    Public Welfare: $5,207,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,967,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,697,000
    Other: $1,182,000
  • Tax - Property: $20,929,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,807,000
    Other: $654,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $313,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $84,000
    Other License: $76,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $23,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $15,999,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 458
  • Number of aged recipients: 44
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 414
  • Number of recipients under 18: 86
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 285
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 87
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 202
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 202
Most common first names in Freeborn County, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John20977.7 years
Robert14272.2 years
William12876.9 years
Helen12380.5 years
George10979.2 years
Mary10882.5 years
Henry10580.7 years
Arthur10579.6 years
Anna10085.6 years
Donald9471.3 years
Most common last names in Freeborn County, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson26279.2 years
Nelson24480.4 years
Olson18479.3 years
Hanson17079.0 years
Jensen16680.7 years
Anderson16480.3 years
Peterson15580.1 years
Larson12979.0 years
Thompson10878.0 years
Sorenson6382.2 years
Businesses in Freeborn County, MN
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Lane Furniture1
Advance Auto Parts1Maurices1
AmericInn1McDonald's3
Applebee's1New Balance2
Arby's1Nike2
AutoZone1Nissan1
Best Western1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1Quiznos1
Carson Pirie Scott1RadioShack1
Chevrolet2SAS Shoes1
Cold Stone Creamery1Sears1
Comfort Inn1Slumberland1
Dairy Queen3Subway3
Domino's Pizza1Super 81
FedEx4T-Mobile2
Ford1Taco Bell1
GNC1True Value1
GameStop1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS5
Hardee's1Verizon Wireless1
Home Depot1Volkswagen1
Honda1Walgreens1
Jones New York2Walmart1
KFC1Wendy's1
Knights Inn1YMCA1
La-Z-Boy2