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Mahnomen County, Minnesota (MN)


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County population in 2012: 5,536 (all rural); it was 5,190 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 647
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 807
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,522
Renter-occupied apartments: 565 (it was 447 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

27%

Land area: 556 sq. mi.
Water area: 26.9 sq. mi.
Population density: 10 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Mahnomen County: 87.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (26.9%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (21.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 58%
  • Government: 32%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 10%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Mahnomen County, Minnesota:


Median resident age:  37.0 years
Minnesota median age:  37.0 years

Males: 2,752  (48.6%)
Females: 2,661  (51.4%)

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Average household size:
Mahnomen County:

2.0 people
Minnesota:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $35,478 ($30,053 in 1999)
This county:

$35478
Minnesota:

$55616

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $312 (lower quartile is $155, upper quartile is $447)
This county:

$312
State:

$683


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $83,645 (it was $61,900 in 2000)
Mahnomen County:

$83,645
Minnesota:

$200,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $55,672 - $135,827

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $192,948
Here:

$192,948
State:

$247,637

Townhouses or other attached units: $3,035,902
Here:

$3,035,902
State:

$193,158

In 2-unit structures: $67,276
Here:

$67,276
State:

$233,138

Mobile homes: $67,780
Here:

$67,780
State:

$34,666
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,227
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $232

Institutionalized population: 48

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


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


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Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,179 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,052 (1.4%)


Mahnomen County household income distribution in 2009 Mahnomen County home values distribution


Mahnomen County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 20.5%
(10.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 39.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 36.8% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 16.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 37 years old
(Males: 36 years old, Females: 37 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 49 years old, Black residents: 37 years old, American Indian residents: 24 years old, Asian residents: 27 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 15 years old, Other race residents: 22 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

16.7%
Whole state:

7.9%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

6.6%
Whole state:

3.2%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Mahnomen County is $397 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $635 a month.

Cities in this county include: Mahnomen, Naytahwaush, Waubun, Riverland, Bejou, West Roy Lake, Beaulieu, Pine Bend, The Ranch.

Mahnomen 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 Mahnomen County: Mahnomen County Country Club (A), Ox-Bow Resort and Campground (B), Tulaby Lake Rest Area (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Mahnomen County include: Calvary Church (A), Saint Josephs Church (B), Lake Grove Church (C), Saint Agnes Church (D), Nee Gon Nee Lutheran Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Bejou Cemetery (1), Riverside Cemetery (2), Duane Cemetery (3), Saint Michaels Cemetery (4), First Lutheran Cemetery (5), Waubun Cemetery (6), Lake Grove Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Aspinwall Lake (A), Barney Lakes (B), Bass Lake (C), Beaulieu Lake (D), Big Lake (E), Wolf Lake (F), Waubun Lake (G), Washington Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Schimmelhorn Creek (A), Island Lake Creek (B), Tulaby Creek (C), Twin Creek (D), Whiskey Creek (E), White Earth River (F), Roy Lake Creek (G), Little Elbow Creek (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Mahnomen County include: Foot State Wildlife Management Area (1), Gregory State Wildlife Management Area (2), Killian State Wildlife Management Area (3), Little Elbow Lake State Park (4), Loncrace State Wildlife Management Area (5), Mahgre State Wildlife Management Area (6), Rush Lake State Wildlife Management Area (7), Vanose State Wildlife Management Area (8), Wambach State Wildlife Management Area (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Becker County , Clearwater County , Norman County , Polk County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 149
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 75.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 67 (40% naturalized citizens)

Mahnomen County:

1.3%
Whole state:

5.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 79.5%

Mahnomen County marital status for males
Mahnomen County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Mahnomen County with a mortgage: 418 (14 second mortgage, 13 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 409

Here:

50.5% with mortgage
State:

74.2% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 66.49%
Here66.5%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 3,451
Total congregations: 14

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaEpiscopal ChurchLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents2,045 (59.3%)937 (27.2%)269 (7.8%)72 (2.1%)128 (3.7%)
Congregations4 (28.6%)5 (35.7%)1 (7.1%)1 (7.1%)3 (21.4%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Mahnomen County - Mahnomen, Naytahwaush, Waubun, Riverland, Bejou

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
This county:

3.92 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
This county:

9.81 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Mahnomen County:

3.92 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.2%
Minnesota:

6.5%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.4%
Minnesota:

25.9%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Mahnomen County:

21.4%
State:

13.0%


Agriculture in Mahnomen County:

Average size of farms: 537 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $66,046
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $144.58
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 27.74%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $67,338
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 61.49%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $74,141
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.29%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 4.81
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 16.49%
Corn for grain: 8682 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 38856 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 47906 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Mahnomen County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly below Minnesota state average. It is 1.6 times below overall U.S. average.

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Mahnomen County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 6, Floods: 4, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Wind: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (20%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (15%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (3%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (19%)
  • Health care (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (14%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

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




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





Mahnomen County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,460 (66%)
  • Carpooled: 327 (15%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 11 (1%)
  • Walked: 140 (6%)
  • Other means: 28 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 234 (11%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

48 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
31 people in group homes intended for adults

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $36,330.

5.64% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($23,780 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.64%
Minnesota average:

7.79%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.77% relocated from other counties in Minnesota ($20,615 average AGI)
0.87% relocated from other states ($3,165 average AGI)
Mahnomen County:

0.87%
Minnesota average:

2.24%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Becker County, MN  1.61% ($25,423 average AGI)
from Polk County, MN  0.62% ($26,800)


7.81% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,225 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.81%
Minnesota average:

7.84%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.23% relocated to other counties in Minnesota ($23,016 average AGI)
1.57% relocated to other states ($4,202 average AGI)
Mahnomen County:

1.57%
Minnesota average:

2.37%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Becker County, MN  1.88% ($34,161 average AGI)
to Polk County, MN  0.85% ($30,214)
to Beltrami County, MN  0.61% ($25,400)
to Cass County, ND  0.61% ($20,500)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 16.5

Births per 1000 population in Mahnomen County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Mahnomen County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Mahnomen County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,016 (891 aged, 125 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 19.68
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 4113.360
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 944.7
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 21590.24

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1779.780
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 860.550
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 19.56

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 19.7
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 19.56

Household type by relationship:

Households: 5,334

Size of family households: 596 2-persons, 264 3-persons, 244 4-persons, 160 5-persons, 64 6-persons, 53 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 531 1-person, 97 2-persons, 4 3-persons, 3 4-persons, 2 5-persons, 1 6-persons.

93.7% of residents of Mahnomen County speak English at home.
0.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (65% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
2.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (90% speak English very well, 10% speak English well).
0.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (32% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 49% speak English not well).
1.7% of residents speak other language at home (83% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $42,230,000 ($8311 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $359,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $13,491,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $5,503,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $5,540,000
Federal grants: $15,986,000
Federal procurement contracts: $482,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,228,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $684,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,436,000
Federal Government insurance: $24,636,000

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

Births: 443
Here:

87 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 294
Here:

58 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +7
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -225
Here -44 per 1000 residents
State -3 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Mahnomen County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.24 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

6.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

3.7

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Mahnomen County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 11
  • 3 rooms: 51
  • 4 rooms: 218
  • 5 rooms: 360
  • 6 rooms: 344
  • 7 rooms: 226
  • 8 rooms: 169
  • 9+ rooms: 141
  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 37
  • 3 rooms: 93
  • 4 rooms: 91
  • 5 rooms: 123
  • 6 rooms: 57
  • 7 rooms: 22
  • 8 rooms: 13
  • 9+ rooms: 9
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Mahnomen County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 73
  • 2 bedrooms: 346
  • 3 bedrooms: 683
  • 4 bedrooms: 324
  • 5+ bedrooms: 94
  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 121
  • 2 bedrooms: 128
  • 3 bedrooms: 154
  • 4 bedrooms: 31
  • 5+ bedrooms: 11
Cars and other vehicles available in Mahnomen County, Minnesota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 47
  • 1 vehicle: 430
  • 2 vehicles: 633
  • 3 vehicles: 274
  • 4 vehicles: 101
  • 5+ vehicles: 37
  • no vehicle: 85
  • 1 vehicle: 226
  • 2 vehicles: 105
  • 3 vehicles: 22
  • 4 vehicles: 2
  • 5+ vehicles: 7

71% of Mahnomen County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 49% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 75% lived in Minnesota.

Mahnomen County:

70.9%
State average:

58.1%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $55,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Mahnomen County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (34.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (31.5%)
  • Electricity (21.9%)
  • Wood (11.4%)
  • Utility gas (1.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (34.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (25.1%)
  • Electricity (21.0%)
  • No fuel used (11.2%)
  • Wood (5.8%)
  • Utility gas (2.5%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 44
Here:

6.3%
Minnesota:

11.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Minnesota:

6.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 5
Here:

3.6%
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 (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Mahnomen County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Mahnomen County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Mahnomen County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Mahnomen County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Mahnomen County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Mahnomen County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Mahnomen County, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John5077.6 years
Mary3785.8 years
Joseph3779.4 years
William3578.5 years
Frank3379.6 years
Edward3075.9 years
James2474.8 years
Anna2385.0 years
Henry2280.2 years
George2180.7 years
Most common last names in Mahnomen County, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson2475.0 years
Walz1882.7 years
Thompson1674.8 years
Bellanger1568.0 years
Roy1472.0 years
Nelson1380.0 years
Miller1377.3 years
Fairbanks1279.7 years
Hanson1271.4 years
Flicek1177.2 years
Businesses in Mahnomen County, MN
NameCountNameCount
Arby's1Nike1
H&R Block1True Value1
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