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Hennepin County, Minnesota (MN)

County population in 2016: 1,232,483 (98% urban, 2% rural); it was 1,116,200 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 239,686
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 66,435
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 301,835
Renter-occupied apartments: 169,792 (it was 154,294 in 2000)
% of renters here:

34%
State:

27%

Land area: 557 sq. mi.

Water area: 49.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 2214 people per square mile   (very high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Hennepin County: 114.0 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (29.2%), Educational, health and social services (18.7%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (13.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 71%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 23%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Hennepin County, Minnesota:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (69.4%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (12.7%)
  • Asian alone (6.9%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (6.9%)
  • Two or more races (3.3%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  36.3 years
Minnesota median age:  37.9 years
Males: 609,092  (49.4%)
Females: 623,391  (50.6%)

Hennepin County,MN real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Hennepin County:

2.0 people
Minnesota:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $71,200 ($51,711 in 1999)

This county:

$71,200
Minnesota:

$65,599

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $950 (lower quartile is $745, upper quartile is $1,289)
This county:

$950
State:

$830


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $257,700 (it was $141,100 in 2000)
Hennepin:

$257,700
Minnesota:

$211,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $186,400 - $387,500

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $346,044
Here:

$346,044
State:

$258,834

Townhouses or other attached units: $248,740
Here:

$248,740
State:

$207,018

In 2-unit structures: $260,592
Here:

$260,592
State:

$228,868

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $187,501
Here:

$187,501
State:

$235,731

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $217,916
Here:

$217,916
State:

$191,537

Mobile homes: $38,024
Here:

$38,024
State:

$62,440
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,696
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $585

Institutionalized population: 8,556

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 3
  • Assaults: 26
  • Burglaries: 34
  • Thefts: 119
  • Auto thefts: 15

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 7
  • Robberies: 3
  • Assaults: 21
  • Burglaries: 54
  • Thefts: 134
  • Auto thefts: 19
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Health of residents in Hennepin County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.7. This is significantly better than average.
81.6% of residents exercised in the past month. This is more than average.
46.3% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
75.6% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is about average.
80.6% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is more than average.
Average weight of males is 193 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 158 pounds. This is about average.
22.6% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 2706 buildings, average cost: $194,300
  • 2001: 2730 buildings, average cost: $205,300
  • 2002: 2677 buildings, average cost: $221,200
  • 2003: 3074 buildings, average cost: $226,700
  • 2004: 2682 buildings, average cost: $244,400
  • 2005: 2330 buildings, average cost: $276,700
  • 2006: 2255 buildings, average cost: $290,500
  • 2007: 1374 buildings, average cost: $361,400
  • 2008: 906 buildings, average cost: $351,500
  • 2009: 709 buildings, average cost: $317,800
  • 2010: 846 buildings, average cost: $315,300
  • 2011: 900 buildings, average cost: $326,200
  • 2012: 1346 buildings, average cost: $345,200
  • 2013: 1747 buildings, average cost: $362,100
  • 2014: 1655 buildings, average cost: $388,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $3,328 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $3,050 (1.3%)

Hennepin County household income distribution in 2009 Hennepin County home values distribution Hennepin County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 10.9%
Hennepin County:

10.9%
Minnesota:

9.9%
(6.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.5% for Black residents, 18.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 30.3% for American Indian residents, 26.8% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 22.0% for other race residents, 17.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 36.3 years old
(Males: 35.4 years old, Females: 37.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42.1 years old, Black residents: 27.4 years old, American Indian residents: 30.2 years old, Asian residents: 30.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25.9 years old, Other race residents: 26.3 years old)

Area name: Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Hennepin 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: Minneapolis, Bloomington, Brooklyn Park, Plymouth, Eden Prairie, Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Edina, St. Louis Park, Richfield.

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

2012 air pollution in Hennepin County:

Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 20.1 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 8.8 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Hancock County, Maine , Faulk County, South Dakota , Hyde County, South Dakota , McPherson County, South Dakota , Sully County, South Dakota , Walworth County, South Dakota .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.1%
Minnesota:

3.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 78,624
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 93.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 48.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 174,062 (48.2% naturalized citizens)

Hennepin County:

14.1%
Whole state:

8.2%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 45,756
  • 2000 to 2009: 57,547
  • 1990 to 1999: 40,443
  • 1980 to 1989: 24,464
  • 1970 to 1979: 10,069
  • Before 1970: 9,120
Note: State values scaled to Hennepin County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 83.1%

Hennepin County marital status for males Hennepin County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 280,346
  • One, attached: 46,034
  • Two: 18,774
  • 3 or 4: 12,737
  • 5 to 9: 12,863
  • 10 to 19: 26,274
  • 20 to 49: 41,873
  • 50 or more: 88,176
  • Mobile homes: 1,412

Housing units in Hennepin County with a mortgage: 222,106 (9,307 second mortgage, 31,417 home equity loan, 1,058 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 84,780

Here:

72.5% with mortgage
State:

67.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Hennepin County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic215,20574
Mainline Protestant193,498234
Evangelical Protestant162,094393
Other41,287110
Black Protestant10,81221
Orthodox3,3376
None526,192-
Hennepin 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: 203
Hennepin County:

1.79 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 14
Here:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 78
This county:

0.69 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 283
Hennepin County:

2.50 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 807
This county:

7.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Hennepin County:

5.8%
Minnesota:

6.5%

Adult obesity rate:
Hennepin County:

22.8%
State:

25.9%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.2%
State:

13.0%

Agriculture in Hennepin County:

Average size of farms: 105 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $92,086
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $1158.00
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 70.24%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 11.21%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $67,708
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 67.56%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.31%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $62,545
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.26%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 11.10
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 23.62%
Corn for grain: 15596 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 267 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 16184 harvested acres
Vegetables: 945 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 206 acres

Earthquake activity:

Hennepin County-area historical earthquake activity is below Minnesota state average. It is 92% 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 138.9 miles away from Hennepin County center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 150.6 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 302.3 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 179.2 miles away from the county center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 80.1 miles away from Hennepin 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 315.1 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 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 Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 21, 2011 to May 22, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1990: June 07, 2011, FEMA Id: 1990, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • Minnesota Flooding, Incident Period: March 01, 2010 to April 26, 2010, Emergency Declared EM-3310: March 19, 2010, FEMA Id: 3310, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Minnesota Bridge Collapse, Incident Period: August 01, 2007 to August 15, 2007, Emergency Declared EM-3278: August 21, 2007, FEMA Id: 3278, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Minnesota Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3242: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3242, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Minnesota Flooding, Incident Period: March 23, 2001 to July 03, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1370: May 16, 2001, FEMA Id: 1370, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Minnesota Severe Storms, Straight-Line Winds And Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 15, 1998 to June 28, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1225: June 23, 1998, FEMA Id: 1225, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Wind
  • Minnesota Flooding, Incident Period: June 28, 1997 to July 27, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1187: August 25, 1997, FEMA Id: 1187, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • 6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Hennepin County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 4, Winds: 3, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

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

  • Mexico (14%)
  • India (9%)
  • Somalia (9%)
  • Liberia (5%)
  • Ethiopia (5%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (4%)
  • Laos (4%)

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

  • German (13%)
  • Norwegian (7%)
  • Somali (5%)
  • American (4%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • Swedish (3%)
  • English (2%)

Hennepin County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 667,841 (74.7%)
  • Carpooled: 75,905 (8.5%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 59,844 (6.7%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 2,436 (0.3%)
  • Subway or elevated: 2,951 (0.3%)
  • Railroad: 2,905 (0.3%)
  • Ferryboat: 92 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 8,829 (1.0%)
  • Bicycle: 10,580 (1.2%)
  • Walked: 22,169 (2.5%)
  • Worked at home: 40,555 (4.5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 9,342 people in nursing homes
  • 7,775 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 2,659 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 2,172 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 1,296 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 891 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 814 people in other group homes
  • 740 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 588 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 543 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 446 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 440 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 188 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 147 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 133 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 118 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 117 people in halfway houses
  • 71 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 64 people in religious group quarters
  • 46 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 45 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 15 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 6 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 6 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children

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

  • 8,966 people in college/university student housing
  • 6,766 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 2,940 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 1,868 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 1,678 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 1,157 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 977 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 185 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 180 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 107 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 99 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 93 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 58 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 10 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $77,824.

6.80% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($45,858 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.80%
Minnesota average:

6.51%


0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($501 average AGI)
Hennepin County:

0.04%
Minnesota average:

0.02%

4.02% relocated from other counties in Minnesota ($23,146 average AGI)
2.74% relocated from other states ($22,211 average AGI)
Hennepin County:

2.74%
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 Ramsey County, MN  1.08% ($37,449 average AGI)
from Anoka County, MN  0.63% ($35,260)
from Dakota County, MN  0.61% ($41,449)
from Carver County, MN  0.20% ($56,489)
from Scott County, MN  0.20% ($48,941)
from Wright County, MN  0.19% ($46,034)
from Washington County, MN  0.17% ($43,236)


6.50% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($51,322 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.50%
Minnesota average:

6.71%


0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($747 average AGI)
Hennepin County:

0.08%
Minnesota average:

0.04%

3.77% relocated to other counties in Minnesota ($24,481 average AGI)
2.66% relocated to other states ($26,094 average AGI)
Hennepin County:

2.66%
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 Ramsey County, MN  1.06% ($36,445 average AGI)
to Anoka County, MN  0.63% ($36,705)
to Dakota County, MN  0.59% ($41,230)
to Scott County, MN  0.22% ($51,177)
to Wright County, MN  0.22% ($48,641)
to Carver County, MN  0.21% ($81,492)
to Cook County, IL  0.16% ($57,856)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.7
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 14.1

Births per 1000 population in Hennepin County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 6.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 6.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Hennepin County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 5.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Hennepin County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 10.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Hennepin County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Hennepin County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 141,157 (121,179 aged, 19,978 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 20,172 (7%)

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 Hennepin County, Minnesota in 1999 - 2014:

  • Unspecified dementia (8,466)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (7,346)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (6,778)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (5,037)
  • Other ill-defined and unspecified causes of mortality (4,358)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (3,819)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (3,647)
  • Congestive heart failure (3,073)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (2,761)
  • Unspecified fall (2,666)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 4%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.62
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 15,965
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 301
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 37,881

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,479
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 714
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 14

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 69
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 103

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 16
Fitness & recreation sports centers per 100,000 population in 2005: 6,723

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 50.9. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 35.1
  • Cut/Pierce - 4.1
  • Other - 11.7

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 92.4. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 34.6
  • Poisoning - 24.4
  • Suffocation - 21.6
  • Fall - 4.3
  • Drowning - 2.9
  • Other - 4.5

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,232,483
  • In family households: 910,504 (148,439 male householders, 135,118 female householders)
    219,715 spouses, 325,667 children (308,587 natural, 7,457 adopted, 9,623 stepchildren), 14,567 grandchildren, 14,142 brothers or sisters, 12,444 parents, 16,991 other relatives, 23,421 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 297,433 (103,459 male householders (77,133 living alone)), 115,045 female householders (94,389 living alone)), 78,929 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 24,546

Size of family households: 129,606 2-persons, 59,962 3-persons, 55,511 4-persons, 24,228 5-persons, 7,936 6-persons, 6,314 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 171,522 1-person, 36,325 2-persons, 5,626 3-persons, 3,301 4-persons, 990 5-persons, 604 6-persons, 136 7-or-more-persons.

183,106 married couples with children.
66,089 single-parent households (14,952 men, 51,137 women).

81.8% of residents of Hennepin speak English at home.
5.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (54% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
3.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
5.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (62% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
4.2% of residents speak other language at home (58% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $7,222,183,000 ($6,443 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $861,973,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $2,171,563,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $1,157,661,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $21,373,000
Federal grants: $1,845,112,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,174,063,000 ($677,088,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $852,411,000 ($88,142,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $371,389,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $676,103,000
Federal Government insurance: $193,641,000

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

Births: 85,976
Here:

77 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 40,934
Here:

37 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +35,701
Here:

+32 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -76,048
Here -68 per 1000 residents
State -3 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Hennepin County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 82.62 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.2
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.7
State:

4.0

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 9,532
  • 2010 to 2013: 11,762
  • 2000 to 2009: 47,849
  • 1990 to 1999: 48,004
  • 1980 to 1989: 71,053
  • 1970 to 1979: 85,180
  • 1960 to 1969: 59,113
  • 1950 to 1959: 70,125
  • 1940 to 1949: 26,621
  • 1939 or earlier: 99,250
Note: State values scaled to Hennepin population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Hennepin County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Hennepin County population
  • 1 room: 1,045
  • 2 rooms: 1,720
  • 3 rooms: 7,280
  • 4 rooms: 21,590
  • 5 rooms: 35,816
  • 6 rooms: 49,555
  • 7 rooms: 48,863
  • 8 rooms: 46,947
  • 9+ rooms: 94,070
  • 1 room: 14,262
  • 2 rooms: 20,920
  • 3 rooms: 53,785
  • 4 rooms: 48,523
  • 5 rooms: 23,971
  • 6 rooms: 15,903
  • 7 rooms: 8,067
  • 8 rooms: 4,940
  • 9+ rooms: 4,804
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Hennepin County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Hennepin County population
  • no bedroom: 1,269
  • 1 bedroom: 10,716
  • 2 bedrooms: 62,466
  • 3 bedrooms: 116,179
  • 4 bedrooms: 85,602
  • 5+ bedrooms: 30,654
  • no bedroom: 16,284
  • 1 bedroom: 82,250
  • 2 bedrooms: 61,144
  • 3 bedrooms: 23,770
  • 4 bedrooms: 8,831
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2,896
Cars and other vehicles available in Hennepin County, Minnesota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Hennepin County population
  • no vehicle: 7,527
  • 1 vehicle: 86,742
  • 2 vehicles: 148,200
  • 3 vehicles: 46,517
  • 4 vehicles: 13,800
  • 5+ vehicles: 4,100
  • no vehicle: 42,132
  • 1 vehicle: 94,465
  • 2 vehicles: 47,377
  • 3 vehicles: 8,525
  • 4 vehicles: 2,169
  • 5+ vehicles: 507

83% of Hennepin County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 145% lived in Minnesota.

Hennepin County:

82.9%
State average:

85.6%

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

  • This state: 716,287
  • Other state: 330,806
  • Northeast: 37,699
  • Midwest: 197,965
  • South: 44,698
  • West: 50,444

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Hennepin County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (89.4%)
  • Electricity (8.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.5%)
  • Other fuel (0.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.3%)
  • Wood (0.2%)
  • No fuel used (0.2%)
  • Utility gas (58.6%)
  • Electricity (35.6%)
  • Other fuel (2.1%)
  • No fuel used (1.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.4%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 12,776
Here:

10.6%
Minnesota:

10.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 5,887
Here:

9.9%
Minnesota:

8.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 12,963
Here:

18.5%
Minnesota:

22.2%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Hennepin County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $64,369,000
    Hospitals: $51,052,000
    General - Other: $23,468,000
    Police Protection: $12,205,000
    Health - Other: $6,345,000
    Libraries: $3,337,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,702,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,768,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,665,000
    Correctional Institutions: $462,000
    Parks and Recreation: $319,000
    General Public Buildings: $141,000
    Transit Utilities: $28,000
    Financial Administration: $6,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $421,429,000
    Health - Other: $271,244,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $256,540,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $192,156,000
    Correctional Institutions: $81,662,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $61,456,000
    Police Protection: $59,693,000
    Solid Waste Management: $49,142,000
    Regular Highways: $42,212,000
    Libraries: $36,173,000
    General - Other: $32,701,000
    General Public Buildings: $27,358,000
    Financial Administration: $25,731,000
    Central Staff Services: $20,383,000
    Housing and Community Development: $16,686,000
    Transit Utilities: $6,698,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $1,695,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,108,000
    Parking Facilities: $112,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $25,190,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Regular Highways: $93,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $9,044,000
    Regular Highways: $49,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $13,565,000
    General - Other: $9,057,000
    Hospitals: $7,358,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $5,772,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,668,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,081,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,313,000
    Health - Other: $1,169,000
    Regular Highways: $1,034,000
    Solid Waste Management: $913,000
    Correctional Institutions: $637,000
    General Public Building: $584,000
    Financial Administration: $514,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $405,000
    Libraries: $239,000
    Transit Utilities: $184,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $568,144,000

Hennepin County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $284,095,000
    Solid Waste Management: $70,085,000
    All Other: $29,759,000
    Parking Facilities: $3,164,000
    Housing and Community Development: $378,000
    Regular Highways: $315,000
    Parks and Recreation: $9,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $24,484,000
    Health and Hospitals: $8,758,000
    All Other: $8,531,000
    Housing and Community Development: $8,163,000
    Highways: $360,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $9,880,000
    All Other: $6,077,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,337,000
    General Local Government Support: $243,000
    Public Welfare: $16,000
    Housing and Community Development: $6,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $82,568,000
    Interest Earnings: $29,977,000
    Rents: $7,817,000
    Special Assessments: $1,331,000
    Sale of Property: $799,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $110,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $62,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $352,610,000
    All Other: $221,694,000
    Health and Hospitals: $169,363,000
    General Local Government Support: $21,185,000
    Highways: $16,921,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,929,000
    Education: $301,000
    Transit Utilities: $203,000
  • Tax - Property: $458,591,000
    Other License: $14,085,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,977,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,443,000
    Motor Vehicle Operators License: $909,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $897,000
    NEC: $277,000
    Public Utility License: $215,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $45,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,000

Hennepin County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $502,184,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $495,140,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $97,230,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $90,186,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $42,744,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $41,910,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $834,000

Hennepin County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $28,145,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $438,521,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $48,256,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 21,022
  • Number of aged recipients: 3,451
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 17,571
  • Number of recipients under 18: 3,164
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 12,481
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 5,377
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 4,833
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 10,536
Hennepin County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Hennepin 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 298 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 ORIGINATED6,889$176,8387,469$215,90730,490$226,1041,427$131,230120$692,2422,185$154,09810$93,900
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED325$161,286547$238,4112,575$219,811175$76,2403$4,561,667145$152,9793$23,333
APPLICATIONS DENIED686$156,668935$211,2688,312$231,600875$66,73014$1,019,857626$161,05329$47,172
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN601$166,897886$223,0515,902$221,811417$109,67914$2,033,643374$156,2274$93,500
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS90$160,722157$241,5731,845$205,673169$84,5030$077$157,5840$0
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 287 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,396$220,079702$243,36913$189,154
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED290$216,866228$242,53911$149,182
APPLICATIONS DENIED193$203,005126$248,2542$198,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN98$219,57178$258,1031$187,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS45$187,75626$230,9235$180,600

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Hennepin County, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John6,83075.0 years
Mary5,32178.8 years
Robert4,82070.8 years
William4,41875.4 years
Helen3,71481.4 years
James3,55869.4 years
George3,41376.8 years
Margaret3,23480.0 years
Anna2,95485.9 years
Dorothy2,79079.4 years
Most common last names in Hennepin County, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson6,39577.5 years
Anderson4,36279.0 years
Nelson3,05978.4 years
Peterson2,71178.0 years
Olson2,69476.9 years
Carlson1,94079.1 years
Smith1,76475.6 years
Larson1,73078.2 years
Miller1,30175.6 years
Erickson1,28678.9 years
Businesses in Hennepin County, MN
NameCountNameCount
ALDI6Jones New York14
ALDO4Journeys5
AMF Bowling2Justice5
AT&T13KFC12
Abercrombie & Fitch4Kmart2
Abercrombie Kids4Kohl's6
Ace Hardware17Kroger1
Advance Auto Parts1LA Fitness6
Aeropostale6La Quinta3
Aerosoles2La-Z-Boy4
AmericInn4Lane Bryant5
American Eagle Outfitters8Lane Furniture10
Ann Taylor10LensCrafters5
Apple Store4Levi Strauss & Co.1
Applebee's12Little Caesars Pizza11
Arby's19Long John Silver's2
Ascend Collection1Lowe's3
Audi1Macy's5
AutoZone5Marriott21
Avenue2Marshalls7
BMW2MasterBrand Cabinets54
Bakers Square4Maurices3
Bally Total Fitness2Mazda2
Banana Republic5McDonald's45
Barnes & Noble7Men's Wearhouse7
Bath & Body Works8Menards4
Bebe2Microtel1
Bed Bath & Beyond3Motel 62
Ben & Jerry's4Motherhood Maternity9
Bentleymotors.Com1New Balance26
Best Western4New York & Co3
Blockbuster16Nike87
Brooks Brothers2Nissan3
Brookstone4Nordstrom3
Brunswick Bowling & Billiards2Office Depot4
Budget Car Rental6OfficeMax9
Buffalo Wild Wings4Old Country Buffet3
Burger King27Old Navy6
CVS15Olive Garden3
Cache2Outback1
Cambria2Outback Steakhouse1
Caribou Coffee98Pac Sun4
Carson Pirie Scott2Panda Express4
Casual Male XL1Panera Bread11
Catherines2Papa John's Pizza15
Charlotte Russe2Payless8
Chevrolet5Penske5
Chick-Fil-A1PetSmart6
Chico's6Pier 1 Imports5
Chipotle24Pizza Hut17
Chuck E. Cheese's2Plato's Closet3
Cinnabon 2Popeyes1
Circle K3Pottery Barn2
Clarks1Pottery Barn Kids2
Cold Stone Creamery5Qdoba Mexican Grill6
Coldwater Creek4Quality1
Comfort Inn3Quiznos6
Comfort Suites1RadioShack15
Costco3Ramada4
Crate & Barrel1Red Lobster3
Curves18Red Robin1
DHL19Red Roof Inn1
Dairy Queen43Ruby Tuesday5
Days Inn4Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Deb2SAS Shoes5
Decora Cabinetry4SONIC Drive-In1
Dennys6Sam's Club3
Discount Tire6Sears15
Domino's Pizza19Sephora2
DressBarn3Sheraton2
Dressbarn3Skechers USA1
Eddie Bauer4Sleep Inn1
Ethan Allen2Slumberland5
Express5Soma Intimates2
Extended Stay America4Spencer Gifts2
Famous Footwear9Sprint Nextel17
Fashion Bug1Staples2
FedEx199Starbucks50
Finish Line3Subaru3
Firestone Complete Auto Care8Subway60
Foot Locker8Super 84
Ford5T-Mobile47
Forever 213T.G.I. Driday's4
Fredericks Of Hollywood1T.J.Maxx4
GNC24Taco Bell21
GameStop17Talbots6
Gap9Target19
Goodwill1The Cheesecake Factory1
Gymboree5The Limited3
H&M2The Room Place2
H&R Block33Torrid1
Haagen-Dazs1Toyota3
Haworth2Toys"R"Us6
Hilton20Trader Joe's2
Holiday Inn15Travelodge1
Hollister Co.4True Value12
Home Depot8U-Haul19
Homestead Studio Suites1UPS212
Honda3Urban Outfitters2
Hot Topic3Vans9
Houlihan's2Verizon Wireless21
Hyatt3Victoria's Secret7
Hyundai3Volkswagen2
IHOP2Walgreens38
IKEA1Walmart4
J. Jill5Wendy's23
J.Crew3Westin2
JCPenney4Wet Seal4
Jamba Juice6White Castle6
JoS. A. Bank5Whole Foods Market1
Johnny Rockets1YMCA11

Hennepin County on our top lists:

  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant congregations"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other congregations"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"