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Houston County, Minnesota (MN)

County population in 2014: 18,738 (43% urban, 57% rural); it was 19,718 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,816
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,589
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 6,187
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,444 (it was 1,446 in 2000)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

27%

Land area: 558 sq. mi.

Water area: 10.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 34 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Houston County: 88.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (26.3%), Educational, health and social services (21.3%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (12.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 49%
  • Government: 1%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 49%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Houston County, Minnesota:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (97.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (0.7%)
Median resident age:  43.0 years
Minnesota median age:  37.0 years
Males: 9,293  (49.6%)
Females: 9,445  (50.4%)

Houston County,MN real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Houston County:

2.0 people
Minnesota:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $55,555 ($40,680 in 1999)

This county:

$55,555
Minnesota:

$63,488

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $531 (lower quartile is $382, upper quartile is $670)
This county:

$531
State:

$805


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $170,784 (it was $92,600 in 2000)
Houston:

$170,784
Minnesota:

$200,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $110,205 - $248,677
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,266
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $464

Institutionalized population: 206

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 3
  • Burglaries: 24
  • Thefts: 53
  • Auto thefts: 3

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 3
  • Burglaries: 14
  • Thefts: 56
  • Auto thefts: 6
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 58 buildings, average cost: $180,400
  • 2008: 40 buildings, average cost: $154,800
  • 2009: 28 buildings, average cost: $170,800
  • 2010: 32 buildings, average cost: $146,700
  • 2011: 20 buildings, average cost: $179,400
  • 2012: 33 buildings, average cost: $178,600
  • 2013: 28 buildings, average cost: $227,000
  • 2014: 44 buildings, average cost: $188,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $1,913 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $1,849 (1.1%)

Houston County household income distribution in 2009 Houston County home values distribution Houston County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 11.0%
(10.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 73.7% for Black residents, 44.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 42.6% for American Indian residents, 3.4% for other race residents, 31.6% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 9.9%
Houston County:

9.9%
Minnesota:

10.2%
(9.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 67.5% for Black residents, 39.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 31.4% for American Indian residents, 23.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 45 years old
(Males: 43 years old, Females: 46 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46 years old, Black residents: 34 years old, American Indian residents: 49 years old, Asian residents: 69 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27 years old, Other race residents: 32 years old)

Area name: La Crosse, WI-MN MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Houston County is $420 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $553 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $734 a month.

Cities in this county include: La Crescent, Caledonia, Spring Grove, Houston, Hokah, Brownsville, Eitzen.

Houston 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: Arenac County, Michigan , Fremont County, Wyoming , Strafford County, New Hampshire , Mecosta County, Michigan , Montcalm County, Michigan , Osceola County, Michigan .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.9%
Minnesota:

3.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 645
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 85.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 20.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 212 (45% naturalized citizens)

Houston County:

1.1%
Whole state:

5.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 60
  • 1990 to 1994: 25
  • 1985 to 1989: 32
  • 1980 to 1984: 22
  • 1975 to 1979: 24
  • 1970 to 1974: 3
  • 1970 to 1974: 10
  • 1965 to 1969: 36
Note: State values scaled to Houston County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 49.5%

Houston County marital status for males Houston County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 6,478
  • One, attached: 105
  • Two: 150
  • 3 or 4: 232
  • 5 to 9: 231
  • 10 to 19: 165
  • 20 or more: 175
  • Mobile homes: 513
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 119

Housing units in Houston County with a mortgage: 2,552 (383 second mortgage, 294 home equity loan, 15 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,664

Here:

60.5% with mortgage
State:

74.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Houston County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant5,88414
Catholic4,8485
Evangelical Protestant2,80313
Other21
None5,490-
Houston 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
Houston County:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Houston County:

5.13 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 22
This county:

11.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Houston County:

7.0%
Minnesota:

6.5%

Adult obesity rate:
Houston County:

26.8%
State:

25.9%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.1%
State:

13.0%

Agriculture in Houston County:

Average size of farms: 246 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $64,558
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $160.39
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 71.16%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $55,824
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 47.18%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.20%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $64,234
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.72%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 21.15
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 21.00%
Corn for grain: 46724 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 109 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 23846 harvested acres
Vegetables: 31 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 210 acres

Earthquake activity:

Houston County-area historical earthquake activity is near Minnesota state average. It is 87% 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 262.3 miles away from Houston 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, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 408.8 miles away from the county center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 203.4 miles away from the county center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 386.1 miles away from the county center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 273.1 miles away from Houston County center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 172.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

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, 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, 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 Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: August 18, 2007 to August 31, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1717: August 23, 2007, FEMA Id: 1717, 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 And Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 17, 2000 to July 26, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1333: June 27, 2000, FEMA Id: 1333, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Minnesota Severe Storms, Straight-Line Winds And Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 15, 1998 to June 28, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1225: June 23, 1998, FEMA Id: 1225, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Wind
  • Minnesota Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: March 21, 1997 to May 24, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1175: April 08, 1997, FEMA Id: 1175, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Houston County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 5, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (34%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (35%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (17%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

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

  • Philippines (18%)
  • Germany (15%)
  • United Kingdom (14%)
  • Korea (11%)
  • Mexico (8%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (5%)
  • Other Northern Africa (4%)

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

  • German (43%)
  • Norwegian (30%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • English (3%)
  • United States or American (3%)
  • Polish (3%)
  • Swedish (1%)

Houston County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 7,562 (76%)
  • Carpooled: 978 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 28 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 2 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 14 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 28 (0%)
  • Walked: 497 (5%)
  • Other means: 51 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 849 (8%)

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


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

  • 275 people in nursing homes
  • 49 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 15 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 14 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 10 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 9 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

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

  • 193 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 49 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 13 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 2 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $52,798.

4.02% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,580 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.02%
Minnesota average:

6.51%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
1.56% relocated from other counties in Minnesota ($16,229 average AGI)
2.46% relocated from other states ($26,350 average AGI)
Houston County:

2.46%
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 La Crosse County, WI  1.15% ($40,967 average AGI)
from Winona County, MN  0.58% ($42,467)
from Fillmore County, MN  0.26% ($41,950)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.13% ($62,700)
from Olmsted County, MN  0.13% ($41,000)


4.94% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,862 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.94%
Minnesota average:

6.71%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
1.42% relocated to other counties in Minnesota ($8,923 average AGI)
3.52% relocated to other states ($26,938 average AGI)
Houston County:

3.52%
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 La Crosse County, WI  1.70% ($31,343 average AGI)
to Winona County, MN  0.55% ($32,605)
to Allamakee County, IA  0.23% ($34,833)
to Fillmore County, MN  0.19% ($28,200)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.14% ($27,364)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.9

Births per 1000 population in Houston County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Houston County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 4.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Houston County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Houston County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Houston County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,474 (3,125 aged, 349 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 123 (2%)

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 Houston County, Minnesota in 1999 - 2014:

  • Unspecified dementia (200)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (152)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (146)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (139)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (129)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (121)
  • Congestive heart failure (106)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (79)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (75)
  • Malignant neoplasm of prostate (54)

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

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 958
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 983
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 20

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 36
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 45

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10

Household type by relationship:

Households: 18,770
  • In family households: 15,894 (4,258 male householders, 1,134 female householders)
    4,462 spouses, 5,328 children (5,036 natural, 106 adopted, 186 stepchildren), 147 grandchildren, 87 brothers or sisters, 56 parents, 70 other relatives, 317 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,876 (1,208 male householders (996 living alone)), 1,249 female householders (1,115 living alone)), 419 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 257 (206 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 2,751 2-persons, 1,057 3-persons, 971 4-persons, 414 5-persons, 145 6-persons, 54 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,111 1-person, 296 2-persons, 32 3-persons, 15 4-persons, 2 5-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

4,230 married couples with children.
925 single-parent households (223 men, 702 women).

96.6% of residents of Houston County speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (64% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (84% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (48% speak English very well, 52% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (74% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $89,658,000 ($4,508 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,008,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $45,461,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $16,687,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $5,531,000
Federal grants: $17,107,000
Federal procurement contracts: $910,000 ($99,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,962,000 ($724,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $221,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,840,000
Federal Government insurance: $20,366,000

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

Births: 1,084
Here:

54 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 896
Here:

45 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +40
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +25
Here +1 per 1000 residents
State -3 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Houston County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.11 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

3.7

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 28
  • 2010 to 2013: 82
  • 2000 to 2009: 792
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,113
  • 1980 to 1989: 964
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,222
  • 1960 to 1969: 952
  • 1950 to 1959: 766
  • 1940 to 1949: 499
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,229
Note: State values scaled to Houston population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Houston County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Houston County population
  • 1 room: 3
  • 2 rooms: 22
  • 3 rooms: 126
  • 4 rooms: 496
  • 5 rooms: 1,224
  • 6 rooms: 1,368
  • 7 rooms: 1,022
  • 8 rooms: 946
  • 9+ rooms: 980
  • 1 room: 56
  • 2 rooms: 113
  • 3 rooms: 302
  • 4 rooms: 416
  • 5 rooms: 231
  • 6 rooms: 151
  • 7 rooms: 94
  • 8 rooms: 40
  • 9+ rooms: 43
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Houston County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Houston County population
  • no bedroom: 5
  • 1 bedroom: 150
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,162
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,101
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,437
  • 5+ bedrooms: 332
  • no bedroom: 71
  • 1 bedroom: 383
  • 2 bedrooms: 606
  • 3 bedrooms: 272
  • 4 bedrooms: 80
  • 5+ bedrooms: 34
Cars and other vehicles available in Houston County, Minnesota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Houston County population
  • no vehicle: 177
  • 1 vehicle: 1,447
  • 2 vehicles: 2,997
  • 3 vehicles: 1,176
  • 4 vehicles: 315
  • 5+ vehicles: 75
  • no vehicle: 233
  • 1 vehicle: 791
  • 2 vehicles: 331
  • 3 vehicles: 77
  • 4 vehicles: 14
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

66% of Houston County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 56% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 39% lived in Minnesota.

Houston County:

65.6%
State average:

58.1%

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

  • This state: 7,205
  • Northeast: 135
  • Midwest: 11,404
  • South: 358
  • West: 358

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $90,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Houston County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (52.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (22.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (13.9%)
  • Wood (6.1%)
  • Electricity (5.2%)
  • Utility gas (41.1%)
  • Electricity (32.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (10.1%)
  • Wood (1.9%)
  • Other fuel (1.0%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 413
Here:

15.6%
Minnesota:

11.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 77
Here:

5.7%
Minnesota:

6.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 52
Here:

9.1%
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)

Houston County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,782,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,815,000
    Welfare - Other: $2,721,000
    Health Services - Other: $1,223,000
    Police Protection: $972,000
    General - Other: $942,000
    Solid Waste Management: $689,000
    Corrections - Other: $679,000
    Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $614,000
    Financial Administration: $607,000
    Central Staff Services: $538,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $511,000
    Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $423,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $324,000
    Parks & Recreation: $197,000
    General Public Buildings: $179,000
    Libraries: $53,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,893,000

Houston County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $2,339,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $660,000
    Highways: $84,000
    All Other: $75,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $3,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $440,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $412,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,628,000
    Public Welfare: $1,686,000
    All Other: $701,000
    General Support: $501,000
    Health & Hospitals: $132,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,402,000
    NEC: $42,000

Houston County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $7,049,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 184
  • Number of aged recipients: 30
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 154
  • Number of recipients under 18: 24
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 117
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 43
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 89
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 73
Houston County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Houston County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Houston County, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John16580.8 years
William10778.6 years
George8878.3 years
Mary8781.1 years
Robert7474.7 years
Henry7381.3 years
Anna6488.1 years
Arthur6378.8 years
Margaret6282.4 years
Helen6180.7 years
Most common last names in Houston County, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson9880.4 years
Anderson5579.3 years
Olson5478.6 years
Meyer5375.8 years
Peterson4880.6 years
Nelson4680.8 years
Miller4579.3 years
Schroeder3679.3 years
Larson3582.6 years
Lee3481.4 years
Businesses in Houston County, MN
NameCountNameCount
Alco Stores1FedEx1
AmericInn1H&R Block2
Chevrolet1Subway2
Curves1True Value3
Dairy Queen1U-Haul1